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Nanette Tamer: School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Nanette Tamer , Ph.D.

English | School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanette Tamer
Office Hours
Varies by semester.  Inquire via email.
Office Location
Garrison Hall S216 Campus Map


  • B.A. Syracuse University (English Linguistics and Latin)
  • M.A.T. Binghamton University (English Education)
  • M.A. Binghamton University (Comparative Literature)
  • Ph.D. University of Delaware (Dissertation: "Horatian Verse in Early America")

Professional Experience

Stevenson University, 1989 to Present


My research focuses on the adaptations of classical literary works by modern authors.


“’These Are the Joys’: Poetic Effects and the Idea of Poetry in Dryden’s Translations from Horace.” Classical and Modern Poetry 15 (1995): 215-222.

“’Scraps of Horace’:  The Nationalistic Poetry of Early America.” Classical Association of the Atlantic States Conference, Wilmington DE, April 1996.

“Grace Implanted: The Narrative Function of Metaphor in Paradise Lost X-XII.” Conference on Christianity and Literature.  Annual Southeastern Regional Meeting.  Elon College NC, April 3-5, 1997.

“Human Nature Delineated: Richard Lewis’s Reply to William Wollaston.”  Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference, Orlando FL, April 2000.

“Richard Lewis's Poetics of Anti-Mercantilism.” Finding Colonial Americas:  Essays Honoring J. A. Leo Lemay. University of Delaware Press, 2001.

“Auspex,” “Haec Fabula Docet,” and “Lucretius Versus the Lake Poets.” Robert Frost Encyclopedia.  Greenwood Press, 2000.

 "Sibi Imperiosus: Cooper's Horatian Ideal of Self-Governance in The Deerslayer."  Fourteenth International James Fenimore Cooper Seminar: Coming of Age - Gendered Perspectives. Cooperstown NY, July 2003.

"Thomas Craddock."  Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry (2005)

"Human Nature Delineated: Richard Lewis's A Rhapsody.  Early American Literature. 43.1 (April 2008).

"Poe's Story, Your Poe Story."  Workshop presented at Northeastern Regional Collegiate Honors Council Convention.  April 13, 2012.

“Colonial Virginian Verse.” A History of Virginia Literature. Cambridge University Press (2015)


In addition to teaching English linguistics, my teaching focuses on comparative and interdisciplinary courses, such as "The Pursuit of Happiness,"  "The Family:  Literary and Social Sciences Perspectives," and "Going Green: Literary Perspectives on the Environment."


As an experienced faculty member, I serve on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as a visiting evaluator for colleges and universities in the reaccreditation process.

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