Susanne Paterson

Phone: (603) 641-4115
Office: Communication Arts & Sciences, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH 03101
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Susanne Paterson teaches a variety of courses, including Shakespeare, Survey of British literature, Early Drama, and English Grammar. Dr. Paterson's research interests and academic publications are varied, and include work in conduct literature and English Renaissance drama, film studies, and information literacy. She and her colleague at UNH Manchester Library, Professor Carolyn White, have published a number of articles on the teaching of information literacy.

Dr. Paterson has won numerous teaching awards, including the UNH Manchester Teaching Excellence Award in 2001 and again in 2009. She loves to teach, particularly at UNH Manchester, where the students are hard-working, motivated, and curious, and where the small classroom-setting allow her to give each student her individual attention.


  • Renaissance drama
  • Shakespeare and popular culture
  • Conduct literature
  • Information literacy
  • Collaboration.


  • UNH Faculty Excellence Award, 2009

Speakers Bureau

  • Shakespeare
  • England: Sights & History


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

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 595: Top/Crime Fiction
  • 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: Stdy/Shakespeare,Comics,Plays
  • 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