Charles Durning Carroll did undergraduate work in philosophy at Vassar College in New York State. He also took a master's program in creative writing from Emerson College in Boston and an MBA from Boston University.
He finished his PhD in 2009 at the City University of New York. His dissertation was on rhetoric in the long 18th century. He is currently an adjunct professor of English at Fairleigh Dickinson University–Vancouver and the coordinator of the Liberal Arts Program here at SFU.
His research interests include popular rhetoric, political theory and representations of the self in 18th-century British literature (including Romanticism), with particular interests in the works of John Milton and Jane Austen.
- Quantum Leaps: Changing the Course of History AHCP234
- Milton’s Masterpiece: Paradise Lost (Seminar) (55+) SCFC875
- The Enlightenment Philosophers AHCP239
- Dirt Poor, Filthy Rich and In-Between: A History AHCP210
- Territories New: How the Novel Began AHCP182
- Rogues, Cads, and Scoundrels: Jane Austen’s Literary Scamps AHCP173