(Forthcoming and upcoming items in italics)

Curriculum Vitae

Kathryn A. Conrad

kconrad@ku.edu

http://people.ku.edu/~kconrad

updated 12/2009

                                                                                                                                      

Education

Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania, August 1996
Dissertation: Stag/nation: Reproducing the Irish National Subject
Director: Vicki Mahaffey
Readers: Jean-Michel Rabaté, Roger Abrahams, Inés Salazar

M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania, December 1993

B.A., English (highest honors), University of Michigan, May 1990                

 

Teaching Appointments

University of Kansas:

Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of English, July 2003-present.

Conger-Gabel Teaching Professor, Department of English, 2004-2007.

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Aug. 97-June 2003.

 

University of Pennsylvania:

Post-Doctoral Lecturer, full-time, Department of English, 1996-97.

Teaching Fellow, Department of English, 1992-94; 1995-96.

 

Honors, Fellowships, & Competitive Grants (1990-present)

Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, U. of Kansas, 2007.

Honors Faculty Fellow, Honors Program, U. of Kansas, 2006-7; 2008-9.

Honorable mention, Martin Duberman Fellowship, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City U. of New York, Spring 2006.

Sabbatical leave, U. of Kansas, Spring 2006.

Faculty Seminar Grant, Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), U. of Kansas, Fall 2005.

Instructional Development Services (IDS) Course Redesign Grant, U. of Kansas, Summer 2005.

Office of International Programs (OIP) Internationalizing the Curriculum Course Grant, U. of Kansas, Summer 2005.

Keeler Intra-University Fellowship, with Political Science, U. of Kansas, Spring 2005.

Conger-Gabel Teaching Professorship, Dept. of English, U. of Kansas, 2004-7.

Kansas Humanities Council Grant, for "Joyce's Ireland: A Celebration of the Bloomday Centenary," Spring/Summer 2004.

General Research Fund Grant, Center for Research, Inc (CRINC), U. of Kansas, Summer 2004.

OIP International Travel Grant for Humanities Research, U. of Kansas, Summer 2004.

Best Practices Institute, CTE, Univ. of Kansas, May 2003.

Honorable mention, Martin Duberman Fellowship, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City U. of New York, Spring 2002.

General Research Fund Grant, CRINC, U. of Kansas, Summer 2000.

Hall Center Humanities Faculty Travel Grant, U. of Kansas, Summer 2000.

Finalist, CLAGS Fellowship, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City Univ. of New York, Spring 2000.

Ally Award, Queers and Allies and LGBT Liaison, U. of Kansas, Fall 1998.

New Faculty General Research Fund Grant, CRINC, U of Kansas, Summer 1998.

Post-Doctoral Lectureship, Department of English, U. of Pennsylvania, 1996-97.

Dermot McGlinchey Award for pioneering work in Irish Studies, Irish American Cultural Institute, 1995.

National Mellon Fellow (Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities), 1990-1995.

Phi Beta Kappa, U. of Michigan, 1991.

Jacob Javits Fellowship in the Humanities (declined), 1990.

 

Publications

Book

Locked in the Family Cell: Gender, Sexuality, and Political Agency in Irish National Discourse. Irish Literature and Culture Series, ed. Michael Patrick Gillespie. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.

Articles and book chapters

"Consuming Identity: ILGO, St. Patrick's Day, and the Transformation of Urban Public Space." For Consuming St Patrick's Day, ed. Jonathan Skinner and Dominic Bryan. Forthcoming, Cambridge Scholars Press.

"Lighted Squares: Framing 'Araby.'" With Mark Osteen. Part of collection of collaborative articles on Joyce's Dubliners, ed. Vicki Mahaffey. Forthcoming, Syracuse University Press.

"The Politics of Camp: Queering Parades, Performance, and the Public in Belfast." Deviant Acts: Essays on Queer Performance, ed. David Creggan. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2009.

"Nothing to Hide…Nothing to Fear": Discriminatory Surveillance and Queer Visibility in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory, ed. Noreen Giffney and Michael O'Rourke. Surrey: Ashgate, 2009.

"Surveillance, Gender, and the Virtual Body in the Information Age," Surveillance and Society 6.4 (2009): 380-7.

""Keening the Nation: The Bean Chaointe, the Sean Bhean Bhocht, and Women's Lament in Irish Nationalist Narrative." In Irish Women's Writing: Feminist Perspectives, ed. Patricia Coughlan, Riana O'Dwyer and Tina O'Toole. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2008.

"Widening the Frame: The Politics of Representing Northern Irish Murals." In Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Culture, ed. Wanda Balzano, Anne Mulhall, and Moynagh Sullivan. London: Palgrave, 2007.

"Queering Community: Reimagining the Public Sphere in Northern Ireland."

--Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy 9.4 (December 2006) 589-602. Special issue: Intervening in Northern Ireland: Critically Re-thinking Representations of the Conflict, ed. Marysia Zalewski and John Barry.

--In Intervening in Northern Ireland: Critically Re-thinking Representations of the Conflict, ed. Marysia Zalewski and John Barry. London: Routledge, 2007.

"Fetal Ireland: National Bodies and Political Agency." Éire-Ireland XXXVI.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2001) 153-173.

"Queer Treasons: Homosexuality and Irish National Identity." Cultural Studies 15.1 (January 2001) 124-37.

"Women Troubles, Queer Troubles: Gender, Sexuality, and the Politics of Selfhood in the Construction of the Northern Irish State." Reclaiming Gender: Transgressive Identities in Modern Ireland, ed. Marilyn Cohen and Nancy Curtin. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999, 53-67.

"Passing/Out: The Politics of Disclosure in Queer-Positive Pedagogy." With Julie Crawford. Modern Language Studies, 28.3,4 (Spring-Summer 1999) 153-162.

"Occupied Country: The Negotiation of Lesbianism in Irish Feminist Writing." Winner of Dermot McGlinchey Award. Éire-Ireland XXXI.1-2 (Spring/Summer 1996) 123-36.

"Joyce and the Irish Body Politic: Sexuality and Colonization in Finnegans Wake." With Darryl Wadsworth. James Joyce Quarterly 31:3 (Spring 1994) 301-13.

 

Reviews and other publications

Review of Mullen, Katherine, James Joyce, Sexuality and Social Purity (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003). Irish Studies Review 12.3, December 2004.

Editorials, interviews, and book review for The Irish Edition. Fall 1991, Summer 1995.

 

"Surveillance, Gender, and the Virtual Body in the Information Age," Surveillance & Society.

 

In progress:

Book project on surveillance of sexual dissidents (US, UK, and transnational/internet).

Indecent Exposures: Visual Culture and Surveillance in Northern Ireland (tentative title, book)

"Secret, Rumour, Scandal: Northern Irish Sexual and Political Epistemologies." With Margot Backus. (article) For Public Culture.

Article on the genre of the "intimate Troubles narrative." For An Sionnach: A Journal of Literature, Culture, and the Arts.

 

Invited Lectures & Seminars: National/International

Keynote address, "Free-Associating Northern Ireland," Mid-Atlantic American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS): "Associating Ireland," Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, 26 October 2007.

Keynote address, "Sex, Surveillance, and the Politics of Paranoia in Northern Ireland," Columbia University Irish Studies Seminar/GRIAN Irish Studies Conference, Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, New York, March 2, 2007.

Invited presentation, "Queering Community: The Heterosexism of Mainstream Northern Irish Politics." Faculty Research Seminar, "Troubling the Troubles: Re-reading ‘Northern Ireland'." Institute of Governance, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2-3 April 2004.

Invited lecture, "‘The Road to Destruction’: Decriminalisation and the Rhetoric of Security in Great Britain and Northern Ireland." The(e)ories: Advanced Seminar Series for Queer Research, WERRC, University College Dublin, Ireland, 18 March 2003.

Keynote address, "'We Are Home': The Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization and the Reclamation of Public Space." Univ. of Houston Colloquium on Gender and Sexuality in Irish Studies, 20 September 2001.

Invited lecture, "Foreign Bodies: Sodomy and Sovereignty in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland." Co-sponsored by the Irish Studies Program and the Dept. of English Visiting Lecturer Series, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 8 March 2001.

Invited Lectures: Local

Lecture, "Widening the Frame: The Politics of Representing Northern Irish Murals."

       --Baker University, Baldwin, KS, 25 April 2006;
--Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO, 30 March 2005.

Lecture, "Keening the Nation: Women, Lament, and Irish Nationalist Discourse," Kansas City Irish American Cultural Institute, 30 March 2003.

Lecture, "Women Writers and Contemporary Politics in Northern Ireland," Irish Literary Society, Kansas City, 18 April 1999.

Conference Papers and Presentations: National/International

"Queering the Scopic Regime in Northern Ireland." Canadian Association for Irish Studies (CAIS), Toronto, ON, May 2008.

"The Politics of Public Space in Northern Ireland." ACIS National Meeting, Davenport, IA, April 2008.

"Knowing Looks: Visibility, Surveillance, and Sexual Dissidence in Northern Irish Public Space." ACIS National Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 2006.

"US St. Patrick's Day Parades and the Construction of Public Space." Anthropology Association of Ireland Annual Conference: "St Patrick's Day: Parades, Performers, Promoters," Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 25 March 2006.

"Secret, Rumour, Scandal: Sexual and Political Epistemologies in Northern Ireland." With Margot Backus.
--Cultural Studies Conference, Kansas State University, Manhattan, March 2006;
--ACIS National Meeting, Notre Dame, IN, April 2005.

"Widening the Frame: The Politics of Representing Northern Irish Murals."
--Cultural Studies Conference, KSU, Manhattan, March 2005;
--Southern ACIS, Houston, February 2005.

"No Space for Change?: Intimacy, Narrative, and the Failure of Political Transformation in Northern Irish Political Fiction." Panel: Ourselves Alone? Irish Geographies of Difference. Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, December 2004.

"Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: Surveillance and Desire in Birkett's Ulster Alien and Morrison's On the Back of the Swallow." ACIS/CAIS/British Association for Irish Studies(BAIS)/European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS) Joint Conference, Liverpool, UK, 14 July 2004.

"The Spy Who Loved Him: Spies, Informers, and Sexual Dissidence in Great Britain and Northern Ireland." Cultural Studies Conference, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 2004.

"The Treacherous Bodies of John Banville's The Untouchable." ACIS National Meeting, Minneapolis, June 2003.

"Sodomy and Seat Belts: Unionism and Sovereignty in Northern Ireland." ACIS National Meeting, New York City, 8 June 2001.

"Numbers Games: Gender, Sexuality, and the Public Sphere in Northern Ireland." South Central MLA, San Antonio, TX, 10 November 2000.

"Domestic Queers: Home and Nation in Irish Queer Politics."
--ACIS National Meeting, Limerick, Ireland, 29 June 2000;
--Canadian Association for Irish Studies (CAIS) National Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta, 26 May 2000.

"'Great Hatred, Little Room': Gender, Sexuality, and Space in Northern Ireland." ACIS National Meeting, Roanoke, VA, 14 May 1999.

"Virgin Under Glass: the Spectacle of Abortion in Hush-a-Bye Baby." Midatlantic ACIS, New York City, October 1998.

"Fetal Ireland." ACIS National Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 1998.

"Queer Treasons: Homosexuality and Irish National Identity." ACIS National Meeting, Albany, NY, 18 April 1997.

"Occupied Country: The Negotiation of Lesbianism in Irish Feminist Fiction."
--ACIS/CAIS International Conference, Belfast, 27 June 1995;
--Southern Regional ACIS, Charleston, SC, 18 March 1995;
--Graduate Irish Studies Conference, Notre Dame, IN, 11 March 1995.

"Passing/Out: Disclosure and Ideology in Lesbian-Positive Pedagogy." With Julie Crawford. Northeast MLA Conference, Boston, 31 March 1995.

"Keening the Nation: Women, Lament, and the Politics of Irish Messianic Nationalism." Interdisciplinary Group for Historical Literary Studies (IGHLS), College Station, TX, 25 Mar. 1994.

"'Our Stars Come from Ireland': Wallace Stevens, Thomas McGreevy, and the Imagination." Northeast MLA Conference, Pittsburgh, 8 April 1994.

"Women, Power, and Lament in Maud Gonne's Dawn." New England Regional ACIS, Westfield, MA, 15 October 1993

"Joyce and the Irish Body Politic: Sexuality and Colonization in the Third Cad-in-the-Park Episode (FW I.4)." International James Joyce Symposium, Dublin, 19 June 1992.

 

University of Kansas Conferences, Faculty Seminars, and Academic Presentations

"The Politics of Camp: Queering Parades, Performance, and the Public in Belfast," British Seminar, Hall Center for the Humanities, 13 February 2009.

Byron T. Shutz Award Lecture, "Sex, Surveillance, and the Politics of Paranoia in Northern Ireland," Hall Center for the Humanities, 15 November 2007.

Lecturer, "Conflict & Creativity: Ireland and the Immigrant Soul." With Bob McWilliams. Lied Center for the Performing Arts / Hall Center for the Humanities concert and lecture series, February 2006.

Session leader, faculty seminar: Judith Butler: Gender Trouble, Hall Center for the Humanities, Nov. 2005.

Conference organizer, "Joyce's Ireland: A Celebration of the Bloomsday Centenary." (3-day academic conference; 7-day celebration with daily events and 29-hour public reading of Ulysses)

Lecturer, "Leprechauns, Gorillas, and Virgins: 20th-century Representations of the Irish." Public lecture, Lawrence Public Library; part of Joyce's Ireland celebration. 15 June 2004.

Panel participant, "Teaching Genre," 49th Annual October Conference on Composition and Literature, 15 October 2001.

Gender and Nationalism Faculty Seminar, Hall Center for the Humanities, Fall 2000. Regular participant; delivered paper, "Domestic Queers: Home and Nation in Irish Queer Politics."

Panel participant, "Gender and Nationalism," Hall Center for the Humanities, 9 March 2000.

Migration and Displacement Faculty Seminar, Hall Center for the Humanities, Fall 1999. Regular participant; delivered paper, "Queer Treasons: Homosexuality and Irish (‑American) Identity."

Panel co-chair, "Electronic Resources for Teachers of Literature," 46th Annual October Conference on Composition and Literature, 12 October 1998.

"Fetal Ireland." Gender Seminar, Hall Center for the Humanities, 18 March 1998.

Panel participant, "Performance: Cultural/Theatrical/Historical/Political," Hall Center for the Humanities, 19 February 1998.

Panel participant, "Intersections of Desire: The Sites of Gender in Film," 45th Annual October Conference on Composition in Literature, 13 October 1997.

 

Courses Taught

For course syllabi and online materials, see http://people.ku.edu/~kconrad/#courses

University of Kansas:

British Literature after 1800 (English 314), 2 sections, Fall 1998, Fall 2002, Spring 2009; Spring 2000; Spring 2001; Spring 2002; Spring 2003; Spring 2004; Fall 2004; Fall 2006; Spring 2007; Fall 2009; Spring 2010.

20th-Century Irish Literature and Culture (English 498: Honors Proseminar), Fall 2009.

James Joyce (English 334: Major Authors), Fall 1999, Spring 2003, Fall 2005, Fall 2008.

Northern Ireland (as English 790/HWC 760 [Peace & Conflict Studies]/Political Science 669/European Studies 512), Fall 2005; (as English 590/790) Fall 2008.

Diving into the Wake (Honors 190), Fall 2008.

Queer Theory (English 790), Spring 2008.

Women's Autobiography and Bildungsroman (English 205: Freshman-Sophomore Honors Proseminar), Fall 1997, Fall 2000, Spring 2008.

The Age of Yeats and Joyce (English 664), Spring 2007.

Saints and Scholars, Poets and Politicians: An Introduction to the KU Irish Collections (Honors 190), Spring 2007.

20th-Century Irish Writing (English 203), 2 sections, Fall 2001; Fall 2006.

20th-Century Irish Literature and Culture (English 590), Fall 1998; Spring 2002; Fall 2004.

Irish Culture: from the Iron Age to the present (English 590/History 510/HWC 530), Spring 2000 (with Lisa Bitel, History); ENGL 530/HWC 530/HIST 552/EURS 512, Spring 2004.

James Joyce (English 960: Graduate Seminar), Fall 2003.

Modern British Novel (English 668), Spring 1998, Fall 2003.

Understanding Ireland, U. of Kansas Continuing Education, Fall 2001.

Women's Autobiography and Bildungsroman (English 520: Topics in Women's Literature), Spring 2001.

Literature of Empire (English 960: Graduate Seminar, 20th-c. British Literature), Fall 1999.

Introduction to Fiction (English 209), Spring 1998, Spring 1999; computer-assisted, Fall 2000.

Freshman Honors English (English 105), Fall 1997.

Independent Studies: (g indictates graduate-level directed reading)

       Queer theory, Fall 2005 (g); Spring 2009; Spring 2009 (g).

       20th-c British literature, Fall 2008 (g).

20th-c. British literature, music, and cultural theory, Fall 2006 (g).

Life writing, Spring 2005.

       British and Irish modernism, Spring 2005 (g).

       Contemporary British and Irish literature, Fall 2004 (g).

       Politics and writing, Fall 2004.

       James Joyce, Finnegans Wake, Spring 2000, Spring 2001; Spring 2004 (g); Summer 2004 (g).

       20th-Century Irish literature, Spring 1998, Spring 2000, Fall 2003.

       Children's literature and religion, Fall 2003.

       20th-Century Irish drama, Summer 2001 (g)

       James Joyce, Fall 2000.

       British modernism, Spring 2000.

       Absurdism and alienation in 20th-century American literature, Spring 1999.

University of Pennsylvania:

Irish Literature (English 63), Spring 1997.

The Twentieth Century (English 104), Spring 1997.

Desire and Empire (English 255: Advanced Seminar in Victorian Literature), Spring 1997.

Honors Independent Study and Thesis: Postmodern American Novel, Fall 1996-Spring 1997.

The Victorian Novel (English 55), Fall 1996.

Frontier, Borderland, Nation: Reimagining American Space (English 285: Advanced Seminar in Contemporary American Literature), Fall 1996.

Writing, Power, and Social Change (English 3: Literature and Society), Fall 1995.

Reinventing the Real: 20th-Century Experimental Literature (English 1: Writing About Literature), Summer 1995.

Making Connections (Pre-Freshman Program English Course), August 1994.

'There is a word...can pierce an armed man': Exploring the Power of Writing (English 1: Writing About Literature), Fall 1993, Spring 1994.

Writing and Rebellion: 20th-Century Irish Writers (English 6: Short Fiction), Spring 1993.

Forms of Perfect Union: 19th-Century American Literature (English 9: Literature and Human Values), Fall 1992.

 

Teaching Interests      

Irish literature and culture; Northern Irish politics and culture; twentieth-century British and American literature; gender and queer theory; cultural studies; postcolonial and Commonwealth literature; visual culture.

 

Academic Service and Professional Activities

National/International:

External midcourse reviewer, Macalester College, 2009.

External tenure reviewer, St. Louis University, 2009.

Reader, Oxford University Press, 2008.

Reader, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.

External tenure reviewer, Miami University of Ohio, 2008.

External midcourse faculty reviewer, Northeastern University, 2008.

Reader, American Studies, 2007, 2008.

Reader, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, 2008.

Reader, Journal of the History of Sexuality, 2007.

Reader, Edinburgh University Press, 2007.

Editorial Board, Creighton University Press, 2007-present.

Reader, Historical Geography, 2007.

Reader, Notre Dame University Press, 2006.

Parade monitor, Queen's University Belfast Institute for Irish Studies independent evaluation of Belfast City St. Patrick's Day Parade, 17 March 2006.

Reader, Syracuse University Press, 2006.

Reader, Broadview Press, 2005.

Reader, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, 2005.

Reader, Genre, 2005.

Editorial Board, An Sionnach: A Journal of Contemporary Irish Studies. Spring 2005-present.

Reader, Haworth Press, 2005.

Reader/Advisor, University of Wisconsin Press, 2004-5.

Secretary, American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS), Spring 1999-Spring 2005.

Webmaster, ACIS, Spring 1999-Fall 2003.

Reader, Environment and Planning A, 2002.

Reader, Polity Press, 2002.

Northern Ireland Murals website, 1995-present. Photos linked to the Northern Ireland Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN) project website (Queen's University, Belfast, University of Ulster, and Linen Hall Library) and other sites on Irish history and culture. Selected photos published in Human Rights Dialogue (Carnegie Foundation), Radical History Review, Conflict (UCLA Social Policy pamphlet), and other publications.

Missions and Procedures Committee, ACIS, 1998-9.

Honors Examiner in Irish Studies, Honors Program, Swarthmore College, May 1998.

 

Regional:

Organizer, "Joyce's Ireland: A Celebration of the Bloomsday Centenary," June 2004. 7-day public celebration included daily public events, readings, and musical performances.

St. Patrick's Day Commentary, Kansas Public Radio, 14 March 2003.

 

College/University:

Honors Program Director search committee, College of Arts and Sciences (CLAS), 2008-9.

Honors Faculty Fellow search committee, Honors Program, 2008-9.

Faculty panelist, Academic Misconduct Hearings, CLAS, 2008-present.

Faculty Fellow, Honors Program, 2008-9:

       Co-chair, Scholarships and Advising Committee, 2008-9.
Marshall and Rhodes interview committees, 2008.

Undergraduate Research Award (Humanities) Selection Committee, Spring, Fall, 2008.

English Department Representative, European Studies, Fall 2008-present.

Chancellor's Teaching Awards (Silver Anniversary, Shutz, Fletcher) Selection Committee, Spring 2008.

Humanities GRF Selection Committee, Spring 2007, 2008.

Keeler Fellowship Selection Committee, Fall 2006, 2007.

Faculty Fellow, Honors Program, 2006-7:
Co-chair, Honors Curriculum Committee, 2006-7.
Co-chair, Honors: New Curriculum Initiatives subcommittee, 2006-7.

University Scholars Selection Committee, Fall 2006.

Faculty reviewer, Job Talk Workshop, Graduate School, November 2006.

Sabbatical Committee, CLAS, Fall 2005-6.

Advisor, Queen's University Belfast Institute for Irish Studies (QUB IIS) summer study abroad program, Office of Study Abroad, 2006-7.

Director, QUB IIS summer study abroad program, Office of Study Abroad, 2005-6. Assisted with program recruitment and planning, 2007-9.

Course presentation, Onsite/Online Course Redesign Colloquium, Instructional Development Services (IDS), June 2006.

Session leader, faculty seminar: Judith Butler: Gender Trouble, Hall Center for the Humanities, Nov. 2005.

Faculty Seminar, Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Fall 2005.

Academic conference chair and organizer, "Joyce's Ireland: A Celebration of the Centenary of Bloomsday" (June 11-17, 2004), November 2003-June 2004.

Study abroad orientation leader for Ireland breakout sessions, 2002-present.

Mellon Fellowships Representative for the University of Kansas, September 2000-2005.

Session co-facilitator, "Engaging students in class discussions," KU Annual Teaching Summit, August 19, 2003.

Best Practices Institute, CTE, May 2003.

Session co-facilitator, “Making the Most of Class Discussions,” KU GTA Training, January 14, 2003.

Session co-facilitator, “Making the Most of Class Discussions,” KU Annual Teaching Summit, August 20, 2002.

Graduate faculty, Women's Studies Program, December 2001-present.

University Scholars mentor, Spring 2001-present.

Board member, Women's Studies Advisory Committee, September 2000-present.

Phi Beta Kappa Selection Committee for BA Candidates, Spring 1999, Spring 2000.

Senior Honors Scholarship Committee, Honors Program, Spring 1998.

 

Departmental:

Director of Undergraduate Studies, January 2010-present.
Chair, Undergraduate Committee, January 2010-present.

Undergraduate Committee, September 2009-present.

Job Placement Advisor for graduate students, August 2004-Summer 2010.

Graduate Admissions Committee, Spring 2007.

Graduate Committee, September 2003-May 2005; September 2006-Spring 2009.
MA thesis subcommitee, Fall 2007.
Admissions subcommittee, 2003.

Faculty teaching mentor, 2004-2009.

Selection committee, Conger-Gabel Teaching Professorship, Spring 2007.

Ad-hoc committee, Department Strategic Planning document, February 2007.

Freshman-Sophomore English Program (FSE) workshop co-presenter, "Using Blackboard to Collaborate," November 2006.

Mock interview commitee for PhDs, December 1999, 2000, 2003-present.

Panelist, SAGE Professionalization Panel, April 2005, 2006.

Chair, Search Committee, Nineteeth-century British poetry assistant professor position, Fall 2004-Spring 2005.

Advisory Commitee, September 1998-May 2000; September 2003-December 2004.

Graduate Teachers and Lecturers Committee, September 2001-June 2003. Merit raise subcommittee, Spring 2002, 2003.

Supplemental Funds Committee, September 2000-May 2001; September 2002-June 2003.

Lecturers and Readers Committee, Summer 1998-May 1999.

Actor, “Desire, Desire, Desire,” English Alternative Theater (EAT), September 1999.

Participant, Teaching from an International Perspective workshop, July 1999.

 

Student committees:

Dissertations (13 since 2001)

PhD examinations (20 since 2001)

               MA examinations (9 since 2000)

MA/MFA theses (14 since 2003)

Teaching mentorships (10 since 1998)

Honors thesis directorship (3 since 2003)

Honors thesis readerships (6 since 1999)

Undergraduate research award directorship (4 since 2005)

University Scholars mentorships (3 since 2000)

Webmaster, Department of English website; redesigned and updated Departmental and FSE site, Fall 1998-Fall 1999.

Guest lectures, V6 program, 1997, 2003.

 

Professional Memberships

Modern Language Association

American Conference for Irish Studies

International Association for the Study of Irish Literature

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

Linen Hall Library, Belfast