Cameron L. Winter (he/him/his) was raised in a textile-town-turned-suburb of the North Carolina piedmont. He graduated from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC with a Bachelor of Arts in Literature and Language in 2010. After a short break from academia, he returned to North Carolina State University where he received his Master of Arts in American and British Literature in 2016. His thesis focused upon Flannery O'Connor and examined the ways in which her humanist characters embody satirically the materialist optimism of space-age humanism of the 1960s. He has spoken at several conferences regarding his studies of Flannery O'Connor, popular culture, and 19th-century American and Southern literature. At the University of Georgia, he teaches First-Year Composition while working towards his Ph.D. His dissertation's tentative title is "'That Whole Edifice Intricate and Complex': The Ruination and Destruction of the Plantation Big House in American Literature" and seeks to examine the treatment of plantation houses through the lenses of romantic ruin literature, nationalism, and historical revisionism. Broadly, he has general interests in American literature, Southern literature, and African American literature often focusing on gender, race, and disability literary theory. Recently, he also won the SAMLA 2018 Graduate Student Essay Award, has been a part of the UGA First Year Composition Committee, and is current president of the English Graduate Organization at UGA.
"'I ain't got no use for none of that': Contemporary Christian Kitsch and Iconography in Flannery O'Connor's 'Parker's Back.' South Atlantic Review, vol. 84, no. 2 & 3, pp. 1-14.
"'The American Invader': George Washington Cable’s The Grandissimes and US Expansionism in the Creole Caribbean" forthcoming in Mississippi Quarterly.
M.A. in American and British Literature from North Carolina State University, 2016
B.A. in Literature and Language from North Carolina State University, 2010
2018 SAMLA Graduate Student Essay Award