Dr. Elaine Marshall earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in English from the University of Florida in Gainesville. She received her B.A. in Language and Literature from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. Her teaching interests include American literature, film, and composition. Past scholarship has included research on the films of American director Sam Peckinpah at the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; an article based on this research was published in Sam Peckinpah’s West: New Perspectives, Ed. Len Engel (University of Utah Press). An essay on the film theory of W. R. Robinson appeared in Seeing Beyond: Movies, Visions, and Values, Ed. Richard P. Sugg (Golden String Press). She has also published articles on Stephen Crane’s short story “The Monster” in Nineteenth Century Literature and on the slave narrative of Harriet Jacobs in the Journal of the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts. Marshall is a recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Seminar grant. More recently, her published writing has focused on visual art; she has written catalog essays for Barton College Art faculty exhibitions and has published two articles in the journal Ceramics on the work of Barton ceramist Mark Gordon. She recently attended Wildacres Writing Retreat and Workshop in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains where she began work on a collection of poetry. She serves as the faculty advisor to the English Club, which publishes Life Lines, Barton’s student literary journal. She also serves as an assistant editor for Barton’s Crucible.