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Dr. Jordan Cofer

Literature and Language
Associate Professor of English

King 2C
(229) 391-4971


My name is Jordan Cofer and I am an associate professor of English at ABAC & the Director of the Writing Center. Previously, I have served as an advisor for Rural Studies Club and the Reading Club. Currently, I am the English Department representative for faculty senate and I am the co-chair of the Literature committee. I have also been active on campus working with The Stallion, publishing in Pegasus and hosting a radio show on campus. I have taught writing classes, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature and several courses in the Rural Studies program, including Introduction to Rural Studies (RLST 3000).

If you have any questions about the classes that I teach or my research, feel free to contact me:


Ph.D. Texas Tech University

M.A. Virginia Tech

B.A. Southwest Baptist University

Additional Studies: Harvard University



The Gospel According to Flannery O’Connor (Bloomsbury Press, Forthcoming Spring 2014)

Scholarly Essays

“Putting Butler on Trial: A Creative Approach to Teaching Hamlin Garland’s ‘Under the Lion’s Paw’” American Literary Naturalism. 7.1 (Fall 2012): 11-14.

“Cain as the unifying allusion in Jean Toomer’s Cane.” The Explicator. 69.4 (2011): 175-178.

“Flannery and Franz: Elements of the Kafkaesque in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood.”  Wise Blood: A Re-Consideration. Rodopi Press, 2011. 161-180.

“Flannery O’Connor’s Role in Popular Culture: A Review Essay’” The Southern Quarterly  47.2 (2010): 140-157.

“The All-Demanding Eyes: Following the Old Testament and New Testament Allusions in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Parker’s Back.’”  The Flannery O’Connor Review 6 (2008): 30-39.

“From Dishonor to Glory: Flannery O’Connor’s Pauline Allusions in ‘Judgment Day’” Intégrité: A Journal of Faith and Learning 5.2 (2006): 45-53.


Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction

“Running: A Small, Good Thing” Pegasus 39 (2012): 31-38.

“How I Killed J.D. Salinger” Pegasus 37 (2010): 44-47.

“An Exercise in Futility” Broken Bridge Review 1 (2006): 132-137.

“The Life of Persephone” Edgar Literary Magazine.  Summer (2005): 8-9.

“The Tragedy of Vincent van Gogh.” Our Time is Now. 2 (2003):120-31.

Reviews and Notes

  Rev. of Flannery O’Connor in the Age of Terrorism ed. Avis Hewitt and Robert Donahoo.  Christianity and Literature.  61.2 (2012): 328-331.

Rev. of John in the Company of Poets: The Gospel in Literary Imagination by Thomas Gardner.  Christianity and Literature.  61.1 (2011). 161-164.

Rev. of Desire, Violence and Divinity in Modern Southern Fiction by Gary Ciuba.  Southern Quarterly.  46.1 (2008): 177-180.