Susanne Paterson

Phone: (603) 641-4115
Office: Communication Arts & Sciences, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101
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Professor Paterson helped design UNH Manchester’s Literary Arts & Studies program to focus on the five skills considered most important for success in the job market: critical thinking, creative thinking, written communication, oral communication, and the ability to collaborate as part of a team. Courses focus on digital literacies, professional communications, and experiential learning; and Professor Paterson's scholarly research interests include work in conduct literature and English Renaissance drama, film studies, and information literacy. 


  • Ph.D., English, University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., Purdue University
  • B.A., University of East Anglia

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 419: Writing about Literature
  • ENGL 657: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 693: Shakespeare:Comics,Films,Plays
  • ENGL 791: English Grammar
  • ENGL 791/891: English Grammar
  • ENGL 797: Stdy/Shakespeare:Comics, Film
  • ENGL 797/800: Women Behaving Badly
  • ENGL 800: Stdy/Women Behaving Badly
  • ENGL/HUMA 797/730: SpcStdy/Women Behaving Badly
  • ENGL/HUMA 797/800/730: SpcStdy/Women Behaving Badly
  • HUMA 413: Dramatic Art & Social Reality
  • THDA 436: History of Theatre I
  • THDA 439: In Bed w/the Bard-Shakespeare
  • UMIS 599: IS/Women & Restoration
  • UMST 500: Internship

Selected Artistic Activities & Publications

Paterson, S. F., & Gamtso, C. (2019). Excavating Visual Texts: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and the Graphic Novel in the Crime Fiction Classroom. In O. Miller, & S. Grimm (Eds.), Comics and Critical Librarianship: Reframing the Narrative in Academic Libraries. Library Juice Press. Retrieved from

Paterson, S. F., & Gamtso, C. W. (2017). Information Literacy Instruction in an English Capstone Course: A Study of Student Confidence, Perception, and Practice. JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANSHIP, 43(2), 143-155. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2016.11.005

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare (2016).

Carolyn B. Gamtso., & Susanne F. Paterson. (2012). Guiding Students from Consuming Information to Creating Knowledge: A Freshman English Library Instruction Collaboration. Communications in Information Literacy, Vol 5, Iss 2, Pp 117-126 (2012), (2), 117. doi:10.7548/cil.v5i2.91

"Rethinking the Paradigms: Toward a New Vision of Libraries and Student Learning." (2005).

Paterson, S. F., & White, C. (2004). A Collaborative Approach To Information Literacy. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 8(4), 165-171.

Paterson, S. F. (1999). The politics of the Stuart court masque. ALBION, 31(4), 640-641. doi:10.2307/4053143

Paterson, S. F. (1999). Fassbinder's Ali: Fear Eats the Soul and the Expropriation of a National Heim. Post Script (Commerce): essays in film and the humanities, 18(3), 46-57.

Most Cited Publications