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Alicia McCartney

Alicia McCartney, PhD

Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Alicia A. McCartney joined the Cedarville faculty in 2020. She teaches courses in British and European literature and composition. Her research interests include shipwreck narratives, religion, and poetic form in British literature of the long 19th century. She is currently working on a book, Prayers from the Wreck, which examines the forgotten historical and religious realities that shaped 19th-century British readers' and writers' encounters with the sea.

Education and Credentials:

  • Ph.D. in English, Baylor University
  • B.A. in Journalism: Classical Liberal Arts, Patrick Henry College

Scholarly Works

Prayers from the Wreck: Shipwreck Narratives and Imagined Spiritual Communities in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Alicia A. McCartney) Faculty Dissertations (2019); ‘No Mowth Can Speke Hit’: Silence and Inexpressibility in Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur (Alicia A. McCartney) Arthuriana (2019); Child Prodigies Exploring the World: How Homeschooled Students Narrate Their Literacy in the Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives (Alicia A. McCartney) Literacy in Composition Studies (2019)


long-distance running, biking, camping/hiking, tennis, playing guitar

Expert Topics

Why the humanities matter

Why Cedarville?

Cedarville is a place where students are eager to have deep conversations in the classroom about things that really matter. I am excited to be in a university where I can facilitate those conversations and disciple students toward both intellectual and spiritual growth.