Margaret Taylor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
“I aim to empower students with the academic knowledge and practical skills necessary to succeed at their workplace and in society and to blossom as well-balanced human beings. In order to achieve these, I engage students in various learning activities that help them grow intellectually, morally, spiritually, and socially in a positive learning environment so that they become valuable contributing members of our global community.”
Dr. Taylor was born and raised in the Central European country of Hungary where she grew up in the rich European culture. When she became a young adult, she moved to the United States where she completed her education and received her Master's and Doctoral Degrees from the University of South Florida. More specifically, her Master of Arts Degree is in American literature, while her Doctoral Degree is in British/Irish literature. In 1994, Dr. Taylor started to teach at the English Department of FSC, and currently teaches various composition and literature courses.
Ph.D., British Literature, University of South Florida
M.A., American Literature, University of South Florida
B.A., English Education, University of South Florida
Publications and Exhibitions
"The PR Wars: The Hunger Games Trilogy and Shakespeare's Second Henriad" forthcoming in Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy, eds. Mary Pharr and Leisa Clarke, McFarland, due Fall 2012.
"Literary Figures: Lodge in the Undergraduate Classroom," in Teaching Early Modern Prose, eds. Susannah Monta and Margaret Ferguson, New York: MLA, 2010. 313-319.
"Teaching Service Learning Memoirs: Gargantua, Maimonides, and Lake Hollingsworth,: in Proceedings of the FCEA 2008. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars' Press, 2009. 33-42.