Amanda Bloom

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing
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Research & Practice Areas

Suppositionality in eighteenth-century literature; the history and development of the novel; new character studies


In 2016, Dr. Bloom graduated from USC with her PhD in English Literature. Her research focused on suppositional thinking and epistolarity in the eighteen-century novel. Presently, she teaches Writing 150 and Writing 340 for USC’s Writing Program. Also, she serves as Director of the Fisher Fellowship.


  • Ph.D. English Literature, University of Southern California, 6/2016
  • B.A. English, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

    Eighteenth-century literature and culture, fan studies, composition studies, first generation student retention

    • Expressing Your Professional Self, Dornsife Toolkit, 08/23/2019 –
    • Developer, Career Launchpad Module: Strategies for Professional Self-Presentation in the Digital Age, Spring 2021
    • Merit Fellow, 2009/08/23-2016/08/09
  • Administrative Appointments

    • Director, Fisher Fellowship, 04/01/2021 –


    • Co-Chair, Writing Program Professional Workshops Committee, 2020-2021
    • Member, Writing Program Hiring Committee, Fall 2020

    Other Service to the University

    • Advisor, Scandinavian Student Club, 09/01/2018 –
    • Advisor, Alternate Winter Break: Puerto Rico, 12/17/2019 – 12/29/2019
    • Member, Diversity Caucus , Spring 2019
  • Review Panels

    • University of Southern California, USC Fulbright Review Committee, Fall 2021
    • University of Southern California, Undergraduate Writers Conference, Spring 2021