English & Philosophy

Dr. David L. Ackiss

  • Professor, English, 1981
  • Bachelor's (B.A.), Davidson College
  • Master's (A.M.), The College of William and Mary in Virginia 
  • Doctorate (Ph.D.), Duke University
  • Summer Studies, Oxford University, England

I specialize in British literature of the Romantic Period (about 1789-1832). The poets of that era -- Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats -- are of enduring interest to me, and I am an ardent fan of the novels of Jane Austen, which also belong to this period. 

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