Charles Carroll

Dr. Charles Durning Carroll, Adjunct Professor of English, joined FDU-Vancouver in the Fall of 2011. Born in New York City, he lived abroad during his youth, with stints in Japan, France and England. He did undergraduate work in philosophy at Vassar College in the United States, took a Masters in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston and then an MBA from Boston University. After a short time working in the business world he discovered that he preferred teaching. He began his teaching career working with middle school students in New York City's Chinatown, and then moved on to teach university at a campus of the City University of New York in the Bronx, where many of his students were African-American and Hispanic. He enrolled in a Ph.D. program in English at the urging of friends, and found he loved the world of academic research and argument.

In 2005 he met a wonderful and lovely Canadian woman in the desert of Morocco, married her, and moved to Canada.

He finished his Ph.D. in 2009 with a dissertation on rhetoric in the long eighteenth century. His research interests are in popular rhetoric, political theory, and representations of the self in long eighteenth-century British literature (including Romanticism), with particular interests in the works of Milton and Jane Austen.

Charles speaks English, fluent French, a little German, and can say he doesn't understand you in very badly accented Mandarin. To contact Charles, you can email him at or call him at 604.682.8112 or our toll free number in North America 1.877.338.8002.


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