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  Hibbs Hall 432
827 8432
eaykol@vcu.edu

Ece Aykol
Instructor

Education
BA, MA Istanbul University
PhD Graduate Center of the City University
    of New York

  “The Black Book: An Ekphrastic Landscape.” Essays Interpreting the Writings of Novelist Orhan Pamuk: The Turkish Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Ed. Nilgün Anadolu-Okur. New York: Edwin Mellen P, 2009. 29–51.  
   
     

Research/Teaching Focus
Film studies, modern and contemporary literature

Recent/Selected Publications
The Black Book: An Ekphrastic
Landscape.” Essays Interpreting
the Writings of Novelist Orhan
Pamuk: The Turkish Winner of
the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Ed.
Nilgün Anadolu-Okur. New York:
Edwin Mellen P, 2009. 29–51.

 

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 306
828 1331
kcbassar@vcu.edu

Katherine C. Bassard
Professor
Chair, Department of English

Education
BA Wake Forest University
MA Virginia Commonwealth University
PhD Rutgers University

Research/Teaching Focus
African American literature

  Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010.   
     

Recent/Selected Publications
Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2010. 

“Signs and Wonders: The King James Bible and African American Literature.” The King James Bible after 400 Years: Literary, Linguistic, and Cultural Influences. Ed. Hannibal Hamlin and Norman W. Jones. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. 294–317.

Spiritual Interrogations: Culture, Gender and Community in Early African American Women’s Writing.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1999. 

Featured
   Katherine Bassard on "Transforming Scriptures"  [streaming audio]
   With Good Reason, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 332
827 8332
cmbourne@vcu.edu

Claire M. L. Bourne
Assistant Professor

Education
BA Middlebury College
MA University of Oxford
PhD University of Pennsylvania

Research/Teaching Focus
Shakespeare, early modern drama, book history, the history of reading

  English Literary Renaissance  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“‘High Designe’: Beaumont and Fletcher Illustrated,” English Literary Renaissance 44.2 (forthcoming May 2014) 

Recent/Selected Talks
Invited Speaker, Final Plenary: “Mapping Book History,” 21st Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Philadelphia PA (July 2013)

“Dramatic Pilcrows,” 21st Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Philadelphia PA (July 2013)

“Making a Scene; or, Tamburlaine the Great in Print,” Seventh International Marlowe Conference, Staunton VA (June 2013)

“Jonson's Breaches and the Typography of Action,” Society for Textual Scholarship Conference, Austin TX (June 2012)

Curriculum Vitae
   vcu.academia.edu/ClaireBourne/CurriculumVitae

Web Site
   www.ofpilcrows.com/

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 324G
827 8327
jhbrineg@vcu.edu

John Brinegar
Instructor

Education
BA University of Oregon
MA, PhD University of North Carolina
    at Chapel Hill

  “Some sources of the Old English Boethius.” Proceedings of the first annual symposium of The Alfredian Boethius Project, University of Oxford, July 2003.  

Research/Teaching Focus
Composition and rhetoric; Medieval and Renaissance English literature

Recent/Selected Publications
“Some sources of the Old English Boethius.” Proceedings of the first annual symposium of The Alfredian Boethius Project, University of Oxford, July 2003.
www.english.ox.ac.uk/boethius/
     Symposium2003.html

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 314
827 8314
wchan@vcu.edu

Winnie Chan
Associate Professor

Education
AB University of Illinois
PhD University of Virginia

Research/Teaching Focus
world Anglophone literature, postcolonial studies

  “‘The Eaters of Everything’: Etiquettes of Empire in Kipling’s Tales of Imperial Boys.” Critical Approaches to Food in Children’s Literature. Eds. Scott Pollard and Kara Keeling. New York: Routledge, 2009. 125–35.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“The Curry Capital in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane.” South Asian Review 32 (2011): 139–160.

“‘The Eaters of Everything’: Etiquettes of Empire in Kipling’s Tales of Imperial Boys.” Critical Approaches to Food in Children’s Literature. Eds. Scott Pollard and Kara Keeling. New York: Routledge, 2009. 125–35.

The Economy of the Short Story in British Periodicals of the 1890s. London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

“Curry on the Divide in Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and Gurinder Chadha’s Bend it Like Beckham.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 36 (2005): 1–23.

 


   
  Anderson House 302B
828 4507
sbcokal@vcu.edu

Susann Cokal
Associate Professor

Education
BA University of California/San Diego
MA, PhD University of California/Berkeley
PhD SUNY/Binghamton

Research/Teaching Focus
Creative writing (fiction); history and theory of the novel; twentieth-century English, American, and world literatures; multicultural American literature

  Breath and Bones (novel). Denver: Unbridled Books, 2005.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“Crime and the Sublime in Patrick Süskind’s Perfume.”   Horror and Philosophy.  Ed. Thomas Fahey. Lexington: U of Kentucky P, 2010. 179–98.

“The Bed of Imaginary Loves.” The Journal 32.2 (2008): 91–112.

“Clean Porn: The Visual Aesthetics of Hygiene, Hot Sex, and Hair Removal.” Pop(Porn): The Proliferation of Pornography in Popular Culture. Ed. Mardia Bishop and Ann Hall. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood Publishers, 2007. 137–54.

Breath and Bones (novel). Denver: Unbridled Books, 2005.

Mirabilis (novel). New York: BlueHen / Penguin Putnam, 2001.

Web Site
   MFA Faculty Bio

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 324C
827 8330
gccomba@vcu.edu

Gretchen Comba
Teaching Assistant Professor

Education
BA Florida State University
MA Virginia Commonwealth University
MFA University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research/Teaching Focus
Creative writing (fiction); twentieth-century U.S. literature; U.S. women writers

  “William Maxwell: A Checklist of the Primary Sources.” Resources for American Literary Study 32 (2009): 267–96.  

Recent/Selected Publications
“Chronology.” F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context. Ed. Bryant Mangum. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013. xxi–xxxviii.

“William Maxwell: A Checklist of the Primary Sources.” Resources for American Literary Study 32 (2009): 267–96.

“The Art of Atonement: The Emergence of the Jewish Character in William Maxwell’s Short Fiction.” MidAmerica XXXV (2008): 66–79.

“The Close and Faraway.” The South Carolina Review 39.1 (2006): 181–87.

“The Pretty People Dancing.” Alaska Quarterly Review 21.3–4 (2004): 23–33.

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 417
827 8330
dcoogan@vcu.edu

David Coogan
Associate Professor

Education
BA College of Wooster
MA, PhD SUNY/Albany

Research/Teaching Focus
Service learning, rhetorical theory and criticism, composition

  Ed. with John Ackerman. The Public Work of Rhetoric: Citizen Scholars and Community Engagement. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2010.   
     

Recent/Selected Publications
Ed. with John Ackerman.  The Public Work of  Rhetoric: Citizen Scholars and Community Engagement.  Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2010. 

“Moving Students into Social Movements: Prisoner Reentry and the Research Paper.” Active Voices: Composing a Rhetoric of Social Movements.  Ed. Patricia Malesh and Sharon Stevens.  Albany: SUNY P, 2009. 149–65.

“Service Learning and Social Change: The Case for Materialist Rhetoric.” College Composition and Communication 57.4 (2006): 667–93.

Electronic Writing Centers: Computing the Field of Composition. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1999.

Web Sites
    www.davidcoogan.com
    www.openminds.vcu.edu

 


   
  Anderson House 304
828 4530
mcornis@vcu.edu

Marcel Cornis-Pope
Professor

Education
AB, MA Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
PhD University of Timisoara
Postgraduate courses at Oxford University and Birmingham University

Research/Teaching Focus
Literary theory, narratology, modern/postmodern American literature,
British Victorian and twentieth-century literature, literature and other media

  Ed. with John Neubauer. History of the Literary Cultures of East Central Europe. 4 vols. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2004–2010  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“Literary History in Transnational Mode: The Challenges of Writing a History of East-Central European Literatures.” Comparative Literary Studies 50.2 (2013): 204–210.

“Author-Reader Interactions in the Age of Hypertextual and Multimedia Communication.” Analele Universităţii din Oradea, 2012, 9–22.

“From Alternative Forms of Realism to Post-Realism: Transitional Literature in the East-Central European Region in the 19th and 20th Century.” Serbian Studies Research 3.1 (2012): 41–58.

 “Local and Global Frames in Recent Eastern European Literatures: Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and Postcoloniality.” JPW (Journal of Postcolonial Writing) 48.2 (May 2012): 143–54.

Ed. with John Neubauer. History of the Literary Cultures of East Central Europe. 4 vols. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2004–2010

“East-Central Europe and the Search for a Literature of the ‘Third Way.’” Ed. A. N. Hammond,  Global Cold War Literatures: Western, Eastern and Postcolonial Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.

“Shifting Paradigms: East European Literatures at the Turn of the Millennium.” Ed. Christian Moraru. Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imaginary. New York: Columbia UP, 2010.

“‘In Black Inkblood’: Agonistic and Cooperative Authorship in the (Re)writing of History.” Ed. Jeffrey Di Leo, Federman’s Fictions: Innovation, Theory, Holocaust.  Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2010.

“Urban Cartographies in the Post-Cold War Era: Postmodern Challenges to Ethnocentric and Globalist Mappings.” World Literature Studies 1.18 (2009): 14–27.  

Narrative Innovation and Cultural Rewriting in the Cold War Era and After. New York and London: Palgrave, 2001.

Ed. with Ronald Bogue. Violence and Mediation in Contemporary Culture. Albany: SUNY P, 1995.

Hermeneutic Desire and Critical Rewriting: Narrative Interpretation in the Wake of Poststructuralism. New York: St. Martin’s, 1992.

Curriculum Vitae
   Marcel H. Cornis-Pope  [pdf]

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 404A
827 8422
tdehaven@vcu.edu

Tom De Haven
Professor

Education
BA Rutgers/Newark
MFA Bowling Green State University

Research/Teaching Focus
Creative writing (fiction, screenwriting), popular culture, American studies

  Our Hero: Superman on Earth. New Haven: Yale UP, 2010.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
Our Hero: Superman on Earth. New Haven: Yale UP, 2010.

Ed. with Andrew Blossom and Brian Castleberry. Richmond Noir. New York: Akashic Books, 2010.

It’s Superman! (novel); San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.

Dugan Under Ground (novel). New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, 2001.

Funny Papers (novel). New York: Viking, 1985.

Web Site
   MFA Faculty Bio

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 306B
828 1329
tndidato@vcu.edu

Thom Didato
Instructor
Graduate Programs Advisor

Education
BA College of William and Mary
MA Georgetown University

Professional/Teaching Focus
Russian Studies, literary editing and publishing, digital publishing

  With Alexander Steele. Gotham Writers' Wokrshop Fiction Gallery: Exceptional Short Stories Selected by New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
With Alexander Steele. Gotham Writers' Wokrshop Fiction Gallery: Exceptional Short Stories Selected by New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School. New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.

Editorship
   www.failbetter.com

Featured
   Online Literary Journals Come of Age:
   15 Top Online Journal Editors Speak,
   Thom Didato, editor, failbetter
   Huffington Post

   Interview with failbetter's Publisher & Founding Editor Thom Didato
   A Writer & Writing Teacher's Blog: Inside Hints

 


   
  Anderson House 302A
828 4468
gdonovan@vcu.edu

Gregory Donovan
Associate Professor
Director of Creative Writing

Education
BA University of Missouri
MA University of Utah
PhD SUNY/Binghamton

Research/Teaching Focus
Creative writing, modernist & contemporary American & British literature, translation

  Calling His Children Home (poems). Columbia and London: U of Missouri P, 1993.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications

Torn from the Sun (poems). Los Angeles, CA: Red Hen Press, forthcoming 2015.

“Besides” and "The blue breath in the red branch." Crazyhorse, Issue 83 (Spring 2013), 129–131.

“Night Hours in the Office of the Dead” and “After the Fire and the Big Bang and All That.” Copper Nickel, Issue 18 (October 2012): 29–33.

“Cattle Kate” and “Another Offensive Discourse on Love and Marriage, with Fireworks.” Hayden’s Ferry Review, Issue 50 (Spring/Summer 2012): 90–93.

“Ravens at Tamalpais,” “Triumph of the Will as Underwater Ballet,” “Sleepwalker in the Medicine Wheel,” and “Sputnik as Holy Ghost.” 42opus 10.2–3 (2010). 42opus.com/authors/gregorydonovan

“Is This Where It Hurts,” “Angel of the Waters,” “Milagros,” and “Portrait of the Artist with Columbus in Chains,” diode, 4.1 (Fall, 2010). http://www.diodepoetry.com/v4n1/content/donovan_g.html

“Taste,” “Portbou: Walter Benjamin at the Border of Dream.” Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts 22.2 (2010): 145–147.

“Is There a Dead Mule in It.” storySouth 27 (Spring 2009). http://www.storysouth.com/2009/03/is-there-a-dead-mule-in-it.html

Calling His Children Home (poems). Columbia and London: U of Missouri P, 1993.

Editorship
   www.blackbird.vcu.edu

Web Site
   MFA Faculty Bio

Featured
   An Interview with Gregory Donovan and Three Poems
   Connotation Press

   Online Literary Journals Come of Age: 15 Top Online Journal
   Editors Speak, Gregory Donovan, senior editor, Blackbird
   Huffington Post

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 413a
827 8421
jmeckhardt@vcu.edu

Joshua Eckhardt
Associate Professor
Director of MA in English

Education
BA Valparaiso University
MA, PhD University of Illinois

Research/Teaching Focus
Early modern English

  Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
Manuscript Verse Collectors and the Politics of Anti-Courtly Love Poetry. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009.

“‘From a servaunt of Diana’ to the Libellers of Robert Cecil: The Transmission of Songs Written for Queen Elizabeth I.” Elizabeth I and the Culture of Writing. Ed. Peter Beal and Grace Ioppolo. London: British Library, 2007. 115–31.

“‘Love-song weeds, and Satyrique thornes’: Somerset Libels and Anti-Courtly Love Poems.” Huntington Library Quarterly 69.1 (2006): 47–66.

 


   
  Anderson House 212
828 9588
caemerson@vcu.edu

Claudia Emerson
Professor

Education
BA University of Virginia
MFA University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research/Teaching Focus
Creative writing, poetry

Web Site
   MFA Faculty Bio

 


   
  Anderson House 210
828 4483
rfine@vcu.edu

Richard Fine
Professor

Education
AB Brown University
AM, PhD University of Pennsylvania

Research/Teaching Focus
American studies, American literature, authorship and intellectual property

  West of Eden: Hollywood and the Profession of Authorship. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. [Reprinting with new preface of Hollywood and the Profession of Authorship (1983)].  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“The Ascendancy of Radio News in Wartime: Charles Collingwood and John MacVane in French North Africa, 1942–43,” Journalism History 40.1 (Spring 2014): 1–13.

“The Writer in Hollywood.” F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context. Ed. Bryant Mangum. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013. 388–97.

“American Authorship and the Ghost of Moral Rights.”  Book History 10 (2010): 218–50.

“‘Snakes in Our Midst’: The Media, The Military and American Policy Toward Vichy North Africa.” Journalism History 27.4 (2010): 59–82.

West of Eden: Hollywood and the Profession of Authorship. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. [Reprinting with new preface of Hollywood and the Profession of Authorship (1983)].

James M. Cain and the American Authors’ Authority. Austin, Texas: U of Texas P, 1992.

Curriculum Vitae
   Richard Fine  [pdf]

 


Harrison Candelaria Fletcher
Assistant Professor

Education
BA University of New Mexico
MFA Vermont College of Fine Arts

Research/Teaching Focus
Creative Writing (memoir, personal essay, lyric essay, literary journalism), Latino Literature

  Descanso For My Father by Harrison Candelaria Fletcher  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“Vessels.” High Desert Journal 16 (Fall 2012): 9–11.

“Writing a Shadowbox: Joseph Cornell & the Lyric Essayists.” The Writer’s Chronicle 40 (March/April 2008): 44–52.

“Beautiful City of Tirzah.” The Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2007: 190–200.

“Among the Broken Angels.” Puerto del Sol 42 (Spring/Summer 2007):73–90.

“White,” Fourth Genre. 8 (Spring 2006):57–62.

Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life (memoir). University of Nebraska Press American Lives Series, 2012.

Editorship
   www.shadowboxmagazine.org

Web Sites
   MFA Faculty Bio
   www.harrisoncandelariafletcher.com

 


   
 

Hibbs Hall 316
827 8316
nrfranke@vcu.edu

Nicholas Frankel
Professor

Education
BA Oxford University
MA University of Southern California
PhD University of Virginia

Research/Teaching Focus
Nineteenth-century British literature

  Charles Ricketts, Everything for Art: Selected Writings  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“A New Poem By Christina Rossetti,” Notes and Queries, 2014 forthcoming.

Charles Ricketts, Everything For Art: Selected Writings (Rivendale Press, 2014).

O Retrato de Dorian Gray: Ediçao Anotada e Sem Censura, tr. Jaurio Dauster (Sâo Paulo: Editorio Globo/Biblioteca Azul, 2013).

TO ΠOPTPAITO TOY NTOPIANΓKPEΪ: H EKΔOΣ AKOΛΘEI TO ΠPΏTOTYΠO XEIPOΓPAΦO TOY ΣΓΓPAΦEA  (Athens: Ekati Publications, 2013).

The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray (Harvard University Press/Belknap, 2012).

Curriculum Vitae
   Nicholas Raymond Frankel  [pdf]

Featured
   Stonewall Book Award for Dorian Gray edition
   Harvard University Press Interview  [mp3]

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 324D
827 8331
dgolumbia@vcu.edu

David Golumbia
Assistant Professor

Education
BA Oberlin College
PhD University of Pennsylvania

Research/Teaching Focus
Digital studies; contemporary American literature and culture; literary theory, philosophy and linguistics

  The Cultural Logic of Computation. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2009.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“High-Frequency Trading: The Concentration of Power and the Politics of Computerization.” Social Semiotics (forthcoming)

“The Future of New Media: Embodying Kurzweil’s Singularity in Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica, and Gamer.” In Kelly Gates, ed., Media Studies Futures. New York and London: Blackwell (forthcoming 2012).

“Cultural Studies and the Discourse of New Media.” In Paul Smith, ed., The Renewal of Cultural Studies. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011. 83–92.

“Minimalism Is Functionalism.” Language Sciences 32.1 (2010): 28–42.

The Cultural Logic of Computation. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2009.

“Games Without Play: Deconstructing World of Warcraft.” New Literary History 40.1 (2009): 179–204.

Curriculum Vitae
   David Golumbia

Web Sites
   www.people.vcu.edu/~dgolumbia
   Net.art: uiuuii.com
   Digital studies & theory: uncomputing.org

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 324A
827 8324
kjgraber@vcu.edu

Kathleen Graber
Associate Professor

Education
BA Hofstra University
MFA New York University

Research/Teaching Focus
Creative Writing, Poetry

  The Eternal City, Poems. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2010.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
The Eternal City, Poems. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2010.

“Loggia,” “The Telephone.” The Kenyon Review, new series 32.3 (2010):

“The Drunkenness of Noah.” The New Yorker May 17, 2010: 86–87.

Correspondence. Philadelphia, PA: Saturnalia Books, 2006.

Web Site
   MFA Faculty Bio

Featured
   2010 National Book Award Finalist for The Eternal City

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 325
827 8325
wgriffin2@vcu.edu

William Griffin
Instructor

Education
BA, MA SUNY/Potsdam
MA University of Texas/Austin

Research/Teaching Focus
Composition and rhetoric, linguistics

Recent/Selected Publications
(ed.). (2004). The Role of Agreement in Natural Language: Proceedings of the 5th Annual Texas Linguistic Society Conference, Texas Linguistics Forum.

(2004). The Split-INFL Hypothesis and AgrsP in Universal Grammar. Proceedings of the 5th Annual Texas Linguistics Society Conference, The Role of Agreement in Natural Language, Texas Linguistics Forum.

(2003). Cross-linguistic Variation in the Development of INFL: A New Argument for Universal Grammar. Proceedings of the 2001 WECOL.

(2003). On the Syntactic Distribution of Expletive THERE. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Student Conference In Linguistics, MIT Working Papers 45, 49–66.

(2000). Variation and Continuity in Language Acquisition: An Analysis of Early Child German and French. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Cascadilla Press.

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 415
827 8428
hlharrison@vcu.edu
@LesHarrison_vcu

Les Harrison
Associate Professor

Education
BA Miami University
MA, PhD Texas A&M University

  The Temple and the Forum: The Museum and Cultural Authority in Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe and Whitman. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2007.  
     

Research/Teaching Focus
Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture. Digital Humanities. Chess and American Culture.

Recent/Selected Publications
Ed. with Wesley Raabe. “A Selection from Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin: A Digital Critical Edition: “Topsy.” Scholarly Editing: The Annual for the Association of Documentary Editing 33.1 (2012) http://www.scholarlyediting.org/2012/
     editions/intro.utctopsy.html

The Temple and the Forum: The Museum and Cultural Authority in Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe and Whitman. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2007.

Recent Grants
Fulbright Scholars Grant. Universiteit Gent, Spring 2013.

Featured
   Four VCU Faculty Members Receive Prestigious Fulbright Awards

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 313
827 8313
ehodges@vcu.edu

Elizabeth S. Hodges
Associate Professor

Education
BA Syracuse University
MA Pennsylvania State University
PhD University of Pennsylvania

Research/Teaching Focus
Composition and rhetoric, creative nonfiction, sociolinguistics

  What the River Means (creative nonfiction). Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 1999.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“Learning to Read the Truth in Memoir.” READER: Essays in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy 59 (June 2010).

“Defining Our Terms.”  Rev. of Keywords in Creative Writing, ed. by Wendy Bishop and David Starkey, and Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority Project, ed. by Anna Leahy. College English 71.3 (2009).

With Jean Yerian. “The First-Year Prompts Project: A Qualitative Research Study Revisited.” Proving and Improving, Volume II: Tools and Techniques for Assessing the First College Year. Ed. R. L. Swing. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2004.

What the River Means (creative nonfiction). Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 1999.

 


   
  Anderson House 202
828.4463
cingrass@vcu.edu

Catherine E. Ingrassia
Professor

Education
BA Grinnell College
MA, PhD, University of Texas/Austin

Research/Teaching Focus
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British literature, women writers of the long eighteenth century

  Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England: A Culture of Paper Credit. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“‘Calmly to heav’n submit your cause’: Jane Cave Winscom and the Bristol Bridge Riots of 1793,” Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts 1640–1830 1.1 (2011), www.aphrabehn.org/aphraonline/volume1/
     scholarship/ingrassia.html

Ed. with Paula Backscheider. British Women Poets of the Long Eighteenth Century. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2009.

“Money and Sexuality in the Enlightenment: George Lillo’s The London Merchant.” Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques 31.1 (2005): 93–115.

Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England: A Culture of Paper Credit. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.

Curriculum Vitae
   Catherine Ingrassia  [pdf]

Web Site
   wp.vcu.edu/cingrass

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 317
827 8317
mkeller@vcu.edu

M.A. Keller
Instructor
Technology Coordinator

Education
BA James Madison University
MFA Virginia Commonwealth University

Professional/Teaching Focus
Technology in the humanities; multimodal writing and epublishing, creative writing (poetry)

Recent/Selected Publications
A Conversation with Brian Bouldrey and John Bresland.” Blackbird 11.1 (2012).

“Megan Sapnar’s ‘Car Wash’ as a New Media Sonnet.” RAW (Reading and Writing) New Media. Ed. Cheryl Ball and James Kalmbach. Cress Kill, NJ: Hampton, 2010. 83–99.

  Postcards to Aix by Richard Carlyon; layout and build by M.A. Keller  

Selected Design and Production
Richard Carylon’s “Postcards to Aix.” Capture of images. Design and pagebuild. Blackbird 9.2 (2010).

David Wojahn’s “Ochre.” Container design and build; TOC coconceived with Patrick Scott Vickers. Blackbird 9.2 (2010).

Editorship (production & media)
   www.blackbird.vcu.edu

Web Sites
   Abaculi (images largely from digital archives)
   vcu.academia.edu/MAKeller

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 416
827 8416
dlatane@vcu.edu

David E. Latané
Professor
Associate Chair, Department of English


Education
BA Roanoke College
MA University of Vermont
PhD Duke University

Research/Teaching Focus
British literature, 1760–2012; Scottish and Irish Literature; periodicals

  William Maginn and the British Press: A Critical Biography  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
William Maginn and the British Press, 1794–1842: A Critical Biography. Farnham UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013.

“Maginn and the Blackwood’s  ‘Preface of 1826.” “An Unprecedented Phenomenon”: Romanticism and Blackwood’s Magazine. Ed. by Robert Morrison and Daniel Sanjiv. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 227–238.

“The Banim Brothers,” “John Wilson Croker,” “Gerald Griffin,” “William Maginn.” Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature, ed. Frederick Burwick, et al. 3 vols. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

“A Companion to Companions.” Victorians Institute Journal 39 (2011): 127–33.

Editor-in-Chief, Victorians Institute Journal, 27–37 (1999–2009), including special issues on Victorian Scotland; Political Matters; Poetry and the Colonies, et al.

“Alaric ‘Attila’ Watts, the Fraser’s Portrait Gallery, and William Maginn.” The Lure of Illustration in the Nineteenth Century: Picture and Press. Ed. Laurel Brake and Marysa DeMoor. London: Palgrave, 2009. 60–75.

“Charles Molloy Westmacott and the Spirit of The Age.” Victorian Periodicals Review 40.1 (2007): 44–71.

Browning’s Sordello and the Aesthetics of Difficulty. Victoria: U of Victoria ELS Monograph Series, 1987.

Offices & Editorship
   Vice President, Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
   Treasurer, Victorians Institute
   Associate Editor, Stand Magazine (Leeds, UK)

Web Site
   www.people.vcu.edu/~dlatane

 


   
  Anderson House 307
828.1255
bmangum@vcu.edu

A. Bryant Mangum
Professor

Education
BA University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill
MA, PhD University of South Carolina

Research/Teaching Focus
Early twentieth-century American literature, bibliography and textual studies, contemporary American literature

  F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
Ed. F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013.

“Preface.” F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context. Ed. Bryant Mangum. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013. xxi–xxiv.

“Letters.” F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context. Ed. Bryant Mangum. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013. 24–33.

“Fitzgerald’s Southern Narrative: The Tarleton, Georgia, Stories.” F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context. Ed. Bryant Mangum. New York: Cambridge UP, 2013. 154–66.

“Altering the Dresses: The Two Versions of Irwin Shaw’s ‘The Girls in Their Summer Dresses.’” Resources for American Literary Study 33 (2010): 171–204.

“The Shelf Life of ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’” The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review 7.1 (2009): 16–19.

Ed. Best Early Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald. New York: Modern Library, 2005.

A Fortune Yet: Money in the Art of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Stories. New York: Garland, 1991.

Featured
   Fitzgerald in Context: An Interview with Bryant Mangum  
   VCU News Center

Web Sites
   www.people.vcu.edu/~bmangum
   www.firstfriday.vcu.edu

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 315
827 8315
jcmccown@vcu.edu

Clint McCown
Professor

Education
BA, MA Wake Forest University
MFA Indiana University

Research/Teaching Focus
Creative writing (fiction, screenwriting), southern fiction, contemporary fiction, Scottish fiction, literary journalism

  Haints (novel). Morehead, MN: New Rivers Press, 2012.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
Haints (novel).  Moorhead, MN: New Rivers Press, 2012.

Dead Languages (poems). Tallahassee: Anhinga, 2008.

The Weatherman (novel). Minneapolis: Graywolf, 2004.

War Memorials (novel). Minneapolis: Graywolf, 2000.

The Member-Guest (novel). New York: Doubleday, 1995.

Web Site
   MFA Faculty Bio

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 306D
827 8303
ksnash@vcu.edu

Katherine Saunders Nash
Assistant Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Education
BA, Earlham College
MA, PhD University of Virginia

Research/Teaching Focus
The history of the novel, narrative theory, Victorian and modernist British literature, narrative ethics, feminist thought, gender studies, history of the book and typography

  Feminist Narrative Ethics: Tacit Persuasion in Modernist Form  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
Feminist Narrative Ethics: Tacit Persuasion in Modernist Form. The Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2014.

“Narrative Structure.”  The Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Novel. 2 vols. Ed. P. Logan et al. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. 2: 545–547.

“John Cowper Powys’s ‘great new art’: Intermental Influence in the Lecture Career.” The Powys Journal 18 (2008): 38–66.

“Narrative Progression and Receptivity: John Cowper Powys’s Glastonbury Romance.Narrative 15.1 (2007): 4–23.

Student Support Certifications
VCU Safe Zone Certification   Green Zone Certification

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 345
827 8345
toggel@vcu.edu

Terry Oggel
Professor

Education
BA Monmouth College
MA Kent State University
PhD University of Wisconsin

Research/Teaching Focus
Nineteenth-century American literature and theater, bibliography and textual studies
  “In His Own Time: The Early Academic Reception of Mark Twain.” Mark Twain Annual 1 (2003): 45–60.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“In His Own Time: The Early Academic Reception of Mark Twain.” Mark Twain Annual 1 (2003): 45–60.

“Late-19th-Century Literature.” American Literary Scholarship: An Annual (1999): 259–88.

“Zola and Mark Twain's Public Writing.” Excavatio: Emile Zola and Naturalism 10 (1997): 34–39.

Ed. with Rosalie Hewitt. Index to Reviews of Bibliographical Publications. Boston: Hall, 1980.

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 324E
827 8334
jsrhee@vcu.edu

Jennifer Rhee
Assistant Professor

Education
BA Princeton University
PhD Duke University

  Configurations  
     

Research/Teaching Focus
Literature, technology, and science; contemporary American literature; media studies;  robotics and artificial intelligence; digital art

Recent/Selected Publications
(forthcoming) “Beyond the Uncanny Valley: Masahiro Mori and Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?Configurations.

“Misidentification’s Promise: The Turing Test in Weizenbaum, Powers, and Short.” Postmodern Culture 20.3, (2011).

Collaborative scholar, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick, eds. Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem. New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.

Recent Fellowships
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, 2013–2014.

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 433
827 8433
nsharp@vcu.edu

Nicholas Sharp
Assistant Professor

Education
BA University of Kansas
PhD Ohio State University

Research/Teaching Focus
Shakespeare; the sonnet; new media poetry

  “Taylor ’s ‘One Morning, Shoeing Horses ’. ” Explicator 57.1 (1998): 62–64.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“Taylor ’s ‘One Morning, Shoeing Horses ’. ” Explicator 57.1 (1998): 62–64.

“Herbert and the Prose Style of King James I.” Cross-Bias: The Newsletter of the Friends of Bemerton Honoring George Herbert 16 (1992): 2–4.

“‘Privy Discourse’ and Public Facade in the Early Stuart Court: The Earl of Salisbury’s ‘Treatise to His Majesty.’” Renaissance Papers (1991): 11–29.

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 418
827 8418
sshimomu@vcu.edu

Sachi Shimomura
Associate Professor

Education
AB Stanford University
MA, PhD Cornell University

Research/Teaching Focus
Medieval literature, linguistics

  Odd Bodies and Visible Ends in Medieval Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“The Walking Dead in Chaucer's Knight’s Tale.” The Chaucer Review 48.1 (2013): 1–37. 

“Remembering in Circles: The Wife’s Lament, Conversatio, and the Community of Memory.” Source of Wisdom: Old English and Early Medieval Latin Studies in Honour of Thomas D. Hill. Ed. Charles D. Wright et al. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2007. 113–29.

Odd Bodies and Visible Ends in Medieval Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

“Visualizing Judgment: Illumination in the Old English Christ III.” Via Crucis: Essays on Early Medieval Sources and Ideas in Memory of J. E. Cross. Ed. Thomas N. Hall et al. Morgantown: West Virginia UP, 2002. 27–49.

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 320
827 8320
rdsmith@vcu.edu

R. Dale Smith
Instructor
Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising

Education
BA James Madison University
MA Union Presbyterian Seminary
MFA Virginia Commonwealth University

  Washington Square  

Research/Teaching Focus
Religion and literature; LGBT literature; creative writing (fiction)

Recent/Selected Publications
"The Whispering Man." Washington Square Review. 29 (2012): 65–77.

“Navigating David Leavitt’s ‘Territory’: Exploring LGBT Experience in a Freshman College Class.”  California English 16.4 (2011): 9–11.

Web Sites
   http://jesus-phreak.com/
   http://queerteacher.tumblr.com/

Featured
   
Pilgrim UCC Explores the Controversial Topic of Gay Christians
   Out Writer Brings “Phreak” Show to Philly

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 333
827 8333
cstanciu@vcu.edu

Cristina Stanciu
Assistant Professor

Education
BA, MA Al. I. Cuza University, Romania
MA Emporia State University
PhD University of Illinois

  “The Art of Rejection” (with Melissa Girard). The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 22, 2012.  
     

Research/Teaching Focus
Ethnic and Immigrant American literatures; American Indian Studies; Visual Culture; Critical Theory

Recent/Selected Publications
Our Democracy and the American Indian and Other Writings by Laura Cornelius Kellogg
. Edition co-edited with Kristina Ackley. Under contract and forthcoming, Syracuse University Press (“The Iroquois and Their Neighbors” Series)

“Strangers in America: Yiddish Poetry at the Turn of the Twentieth Century and the Demands of Americanization.” College English 76.1 (September 2013): 59–83.

“An Indian Woman of Many Hats: Laura Cornelius Kellogg’s Embattled Search for an Indigenous Voice.” Special issue on the Society of American Indians, American Indian Quarterly 37:3/SAIL: Studies in American Indian Literatures 25:2 (Summer 2013): 87–115.

“‘That Is Why I Sent You to Carlisle’: Indian Poetry and the Demands of Americanization Poetics and Politics.” American Indian Quarterly 37.2 (Spring 2013):  34–76.

“Redskin.” Seeing Red: Hollywood’s Pixeled Skins. Eds. LeAnne Howe, Denise Cummings, and Harvey Markowitz. Lansing: Michigan State U P, 2013. 7–11.

“The Art of Rejection” (with Melissa Girard). The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 22, 2012. (Ranked one of the most viewed and commented on articles in the Chronicle, January 2012)

“‘The Last Indian Syndrome’ Revisited: Metamora, Take Two.” Intertexts 10.1 (Spring 2006): 25–49.

“The Mother’s Burial, the Daughter’s Burden: Disintegrated and Dismembered Bodies in Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Wright’s Native Son.” Portals: A Comparative Literature Journal 2.1 (2004): 77–90.

Recent Fellowships
The Monticello College Foundation Fellowship, The Newberry
   Library, Chicago IL, 2013–2014

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 324H
827 8328
rswenson@vcu.edu

Rivka Swenson
Assistant Professor

Education
BA Virginia Polytechnic Institute
MFA Virginia Commonwealth University
MA, PhD University of Virginia

Research/Teaching Focus
Restoration and eighteenth–century British literature

  The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
“History.” The Cambridge Companion to Women’s Writing in Britain, 1660–1789. Ed. Catherine Ingrassia. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Forthcoming.

“The Poet as Man of Feeling.” Oxford Handbook of British Poetry 1660–1800. Ed. Jack Lynch. Oxford: Oxford UP. Forthcoming.

“Formalism, Historicism, and the Author’s Farce: Making the Modern Author in Tom Jones.”

Approaches to Teaching the Novels of Henry Fielding. Eds. Jennifer Wilson and Elizabeth Kraft. New York: Modern Language Association. Forthcoming.

The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Co-edited with John Richetti. Under contract with Broadview Press.

“Crusoe and the Form of the New Novel.” The Cambridge Companion to Robinson Crusoe. Ed. John Richetti. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. Under contract/in progress.

“Sensational Subjects,” special issue of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 54.2 (Summer 2013). Co-edited with Manushag N. Powell.

“Revising the Scottish Plot in Roderick Random.” New Contexts for Eighteenth-Century British Fiction: “Hearts Resolved and Hands Prepared”: Essays in Honor of Jerry C. Beasley. Ed. Christopher Johnson. Newark, DE: U of Delaware P, 2011. 177–200. (Festschrift essay)

“Optics, Gender, and the Eighteenth-Century Gaze: Looking at Eliza Haywood’s Anti-Pamela.” The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 51.1–2 (Spring/Summer 2010): 27–43.

“‘A Soldier is her Darling Character’: Susanna Centlivre, Desire, Difference, and Disguise.” Journal of Narrative Theory 31.4 (2007): 16–43.

Imagining Selves: Essays in Honor of Patricia Meyer Spacks. Newark: U of Delaware P, 2009. Festschrift; co-edited with Elise Lauterbach.

“Representing Modernity in Jane Barker’s Galesia Trilogy: Jacobite Allegory and the Patch-Work Aesthetic.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 38.1 (2005): 55–80.

Recent and Current Elected Positions
Member (of 5), Executive Committee, Scottish Literature Discussion Group, Modern Language Association. 2014–2019

Delegate (of 1), Division on Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century English Literature, Modern Language Association. 2012–2015.

At-Large Member (of 5), Executive Committee, Defoe Society. 2011–2015.

Board Member (of 3), Executive Committee, East-Central American Society for
Eighteenth-Century Studies. 2011–2013.

Participation in Grant-Funded Professional Working Groups
“Anglo Scottish Migration and Integration,” AHRC-funded research network, U of Manchester. 2013–2014.

Editorial Positions
Digital Defoe. 2011–
Transnational Subjects. 2011–

Recent External Fellowships
Manuscripts and Rare Books Library, Woodruff Library, Emory U. 2013.
Chawton House Library and U of Southampton, 2013.
Folger Shakespeare Library. 2012.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. 2010.

Curriculum Vitae
   vcu.academia.edu/RivkaSwenson/CurriculumVitae

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 323
827–8323
vickersps@vcu.edu

Patrick Scott Vickers
Instructor
Associate Technologist

Education
BFA, Mississippi State University
MFA University of Alabama

Professional Focus
New Media, creative writing (poetry), photography, design

Recent/Selected Publications
"In Death." Miracle Monocle. Winter 2010. Web. 20 Feb. 2012. miraclemonocle.com/issue_one/in_death.html.

"The Aphasic Quilt." Failbetter.com. 15 May 2007. Web. 20 Feb. 2012. www.failbetter.com/23/VickersAphasiaQuiltedGbox.php.

  Larry Levis: A Celeberation, poster by Patrick Scott Vickers  
     

Selected Design and Production
Poster Design. VCU English Visiting Writers Series and special events. 2007–2012.

Editorial staff photographs and underlying flash animations, Blackbird. 2008–2012.

Editorship (production & media)
   www.blackbird.vcu.edu

Web Site
   www.scotrick.com/

 


   
  Hibbs Hall 420
827–8420
jwells4@vcu.edu

John Wells
Instructor

Education
BA, MA Florida State University
PhD Temple University

Research/Teaching Focus
Criticism and Theory, Modern and Contemporary literature

  “Doctor Faustus’ Portrait of Theodor Adorno: Instrumentalized Aesthetics and Fascism.” Telos 149 (2009): 69–86.  

Recent/Selected Publications
“Doctor Faustus’ Portrait of Theodor Adorno: Instrumentalized Aesthetics and Fascism.” Telos 149 (2009): 69–86.

“Gilbert Sorrentino’s Burial and Rebirth of Modernism.” Critique 50.4 (2009): 315–339.

“Samuel Beckett’s Redeptive Negation of theological Transcendence: Searching for a Postmetaphysical Perspective.” Crossings: a Counterdisciplinary Journal 8 (2006): 101–24.

 


   
  Anderson House 108
828.4462
dcwojahn@vcu.edu

David Wojahn
Professor

Education
BA University of Minnesota
MFA University of Arizona

Research/Teaching Focus
Creative writing (poetry), modern and contemporary poetry

  World Tree (poems). Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2011.  
     

Recent/Selected Publications
World Tree (poems). Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2011.

Interrogation Palace: New and Selected Poems. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2006.

Spirit Cabinet (poems). Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2002.

Strange Good Fortune: Essays on Contemporary Poetry. Fayetteville: U of Arkansas P, 2001.

The Falling Hour (poems). Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 1997.

Icehouse Lights (poems). Foreward by Richard Hugo. New Haven: Yale UP, 1982.

Web Sites
   MFA Faculty Bio
   Ochre: a suite of twenty–five poems accompanied by visual images

Featured
   Monday's Poem: “In the Attic,” by David Wojahn
   The Chronicle of Higher Education


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