Curiculum Vitae

Education:

1993: PhD, English, University of Miami

1991: MA, English, University of Miami

1982: MSEd, English Education, Nova Southeastern University

1975: BA, English and American Studies, Colby College

Dissertation:

Shakespeare and Primogeniture

Defended with distinction, August 1993

Director: Professor Mihoko Suzuki

Current Position:

Professor of English

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Teaching Experience:

Spring 2008     Visiting Professor, AHA Northwest Council on Study Abroad, Athens  

                      Greece

2007--             Professor of English, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2005 Spring     Visiting Senior Lecturer, University of Hull at Scarborough , England

2003 Spring     Lecturer, AHA Northwest Council for Study Abroad, affiliated with University

                     College, London

2000--2007     Associate Professor of English, University of Alaska Fairbanks

1996-2000      Assistant Professor of English, University of Alaska Fairbanks

1995-1996            Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Miami

1993-1995            Full Time Lecturer, University of Miami

1992-1993            Master Teacher for Graduate Assistants, University of Miami

1988-1989            Freshman Literature and Composition, University of Miami

1976-1988            Secondary English and Special Education Program Development, Palm            Beach County School Board

Courses Taught:

University of Alaska Fairbanks

English 200      Survey of World Literature

English 211      Academic Writing about Literature

English 213      Academic Writing about the Social and Natural Sciences

English 290      Honors Program Summer Reading Course

English 309      British Literature Survey: Romantics to the Present

English 421      Chaucer and His Age

English 422      Studies in Shakespeare: History Plays and Tragedies

English 425      Studies in Shakespeare: Comedies and Non-Dramatic Poetry

English 482      Special Topics: Studies in Thomas Pynchon

English 604      Studies in Non-Shakespearean Renaissance Drama

English 604      Shakespeare and Film

English 604      Studies in Early Modern British Prose

English 604      Early Modern English Literature and Law

University of Miami

English 105:      Freshman Composition

English 106:      Freshman Literature and Composition

English 201:      Survey of World Literature from Homer to the Renaissance

English 202:      Survey of World Literature from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

English 211:      Survey of English Literature from Beowulf to the Eighteenth Century

                       (regular and honors sections)

English 212:      Survey of English Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

London , Scarborough and Athens

English 400      ( Athens ) Shakespeare and Greece

English 401      ( Athens ) Greek Food in History, Myth and Literature

English 400      ( London ) London and Early Modern City Comedy

English 401      ( London ) Shakespeare and Early Modern English Law

Senior lecturer   ( Scarborough ) Collected Works of John Donne

Graduate Seminar   ( Scarborough ) Modern American Literature

Senior Tutorials    ( Scarborough )

Teaching Interests:

Shakespeare, British and Continental Renaissance literature; history, law, medicine,

   science and literature; eighteenth-, nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and   

   British literature; literature of the French Revolution; Thomas Pynchon; Herman    

   Melville; Chaucer; Doris Lessing; surveys of world literature; English composition.

Academic Honors:

2005, 06, 07   University of Alaska Fairbanks CLA Excellence in Teaching Award

2001            University of Alaska Fairbanks , Faculty Advisor of the Year Award

    1994            Who’s Who in the South and Southwest

1992                   Conference of Southern Graduate Schools , MA Thesis Award of Merit

1990, 1991   Parker Prize, (best critical paper written by a graduate student in English)

1989-92              University of Miami Fellowship

1986-88                Florida Master Teacher

1985                         English Speaking Union/ Oxford University Scholarship

1974-75                Senior Scholar, Colby College

Publications:

Publications related to Thomas Pynchon:

With Stephen Tomaske. “Hard Science and the Paranormal in Gravity’s Rainbow:       

    Precognition Machines, Cockroaches, and Not That Helmut Schmidt.” Pynchon Notes

      54-55 (September 2008). 39-54.

“A Couple-three Bonzos: ‘Introduction,’ Slow Learner, and 1984.Pynchon Notes 44-45

   (September 2001). 5-14.

Gravity’s Rainbow, the Anabaptist Rebellions in Germany 1524-1535, and The

     Unfortunate Traveller. Oklahoma City University Law Review 24.3 (Fall 1999). 705-

   726.

“Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.” In The Reference Guide to American

      Literature. Ed. Terry Bain. New York : St. James Press, 1999.

Publications related to Doris Lessing:

“Free Women and Freeman: The Language of Lobotomy in The Golden Notebook.”

     Doris Lessing Studies 27.1-2 (Spring 2008). 17-23.  

“Anthologization and the Place of Doris Lessing and Nadine Gordimer in the Liberal

   Arts Curriculum.”Doris Lessing Studies 26.1 (Spring 2006). 4-6,9.

“Reading Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook through Apuleius’s The Golden Ass.”    

     Doris Lessing Studies 23.1 (Winter 2003). 6-9, 26-27.

“A Note on Walking in the Shade: Volume Two of My Autobiography, 1949-1962.The

     Doris Lessing Newsletter 18.4 (Winter 2000). 7,13.

Publications related to Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature and Law:

All’s Well, That Ends Well and the 1604 Controversy Concerning the Court of Wards and

   Liveries.” In New Essays on All’s Well That Ends Well. Ed. Gary Waller. New York :

   Routledge, 2006. 209-221.  

“’This is the case”: Gorboduc and Early Modern English Legal Discourse Concerning

   Inheritance.” In Tudor Drama before Shakespeare, 1485-1590. Eds. Lloyd Kermode,

   Jason Scott-Warren and Martine Elk.   New York : Palgrave, 2004. 195-210.

“’Doctor She!’ Helena and Sisterhood in Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.

   Women in Literature: Reading through the Lens of Gender. Eds. Jerilyn Fisher and   

   Ellen S. Silber. New York : Greenwood Press, 2003. 8-12.

“’For such as we are made of, such we be’: The Construction of Gender in William

   Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Or What You Will.” Women in Literature: Reading

     through the Lens of Gender. Eds. Jerilyn Fisher and Ellen S. Silber. New York :

   Greenwood Press, 2003. 293-297.

“Decentering Hamlet: Questions and Perspectives Concerning Evidence and Proof.”

   Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Ed. Bernice W. Kliman. New York :

   Modern Language Association, 2002.157-161.

King Lear: The Kentish Forest and the Problem of Thirds.” Oklahoma City University

     Law Review 26.1 (Spring 2001). 379-401.

“Interdisciplinary Shakespeare: A Multi-media Approach.” with Melissa Ide and Leslie

   Merriman. Inventio: Creative Thinking about Learning and Teaching 3.1 (Spring

   2001).

Publications in Other Fields:

“Reading “The Lagoon” and Chaucer’s “The Knight’s Tale” through Edward Said’s The

     World, the Text, and the Critic.”Conradiana   38.2 (Summer 2006). 175-183.

“Arthur Young’s Travels in France: Historicity and the Uses of Literary Forms.” In

   Recording and Reordering: Essays on the Seventeenth andEighteenth-CenturyDiary

     and Journal. Eds. Dan Doll and Jessica Munns. Lewisburg: Bucknell University

   Press, 2006. 122-136.

“T.E. Lawrence: Writing the Military Life from Homer to High Modernism.” In Arms   

     and the Self: War, the Military and Autobiographical Writing. Ed. Alex Vernon . Kent ,

   Ohio : Kent State University Press, 2005.   81-104.

“Lobotomy, Literature, and Postmodern Discourse from Egas Moniz to Jameson.”

   In LandscapesofMemory. Eds. Isabel Capeloa Gil, Richard Trewinnard and Maria  

   Laura Pires. Lisbon : Universidade Catolica Portuguesa Press, 2004. 443-451.

“Apocalyptic Satire: Reading Ulysses through Revelation and Frank Kermode’s The

      Sense of an Ending.” In-between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism. 12.1-2

   (March, September 2003). 301-309.

“The Language of Lobotomy and Postmodern Discourse.” Utah Foreign Language

     Review 9.1 (April 1999). 7-13.

“Arthur Young’s Travels in France as a Response to Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the

     Revolution in France .News from Elsewhere: Les revolutions s’exportent-elles?

     Reactions to Revolution, 1760-1860. Ed. Ann Thomson. Caen : Universite de Caen,

   1998. 26-40.

“Alchemy, Chemistry and Literary Form in Goethe’s Elective Affinities.Cauda Pavonis:

      Studies in Hemeticism 16.2 (Fall 1997). 1-9.

Ulysses as Blomary: Forging Bloomes from Sows.” James Joyce Literary Supplement

   6.2 (May 1992). 5, 9.

Reviews:

Review of Treason by Words: Literature, Law, and Rebellion in Shakespeare’s England,

   by Rebecca Lemon. For Shakespeare Quarterly 58.4 (Winter 2007). 548-550.

Review of The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of

     Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare, by Helen Cooper, In The European Legacy:

     Towards New Paradigms. For ISSEI: The International Society for the Study of

     European Ideas 11.2 (2006). 707-708.  

Review of Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre production of Much Ado about Nothing for

   Shakespeare Bulletin 24.2 (Summer 2006). 135-136.

Review of Imaginary Betrayals: Subjectivity and the Discourse of Treason in Early

     Modern England , by Karen Cunningham, for Clio: A Journal of Literature, History

     and the Philosophy of   History 33.1 (Fall 2003). 78-83.

Review of Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre production of The Winter’s Tale for

   Shakespeare Bulletin 23.2 (Summer 2005). 138-140.

Encyclopedia Entries:

Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy. 2 vols. Ed. Robin Anne Reid. Westport , CT :  

   Greenwood Press, 2009.

Entry on Doris Lessing (1000 words)

The Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Jennifer Speake.

   London : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003.

Five entries:

Sir John Barrow (1500 words)

Richard Evelyn Byrd (1500 words)

Dogsled (1000 words)

Royal Geographical Society (2000 words)

Siberia (2500 words)

Articles, Book Chapters and Reviews in Press or Accepted:

“’To Build a Fire’” and Questions of Genre.” (forthcoming in MLA Approaches to

     Teaching Jack London 2009).

Review of English Historical Drama, 1500-1660: Forms Outside the Canon, edited by

   Teresa Grant and Barbara Ravelhofer for Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and

     the Philosophy of History (Forthcoming summer 2009).

Review of Approaches to Teaching Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 and Other Works, edited by Thomas Schaub for Pynchon Notes (forthcoming 2009).

“Tempus Incognitus: Temporality and the Shapes of Time in Mason & Dixon.”

   (Forthcoming in special issue of Pynchon Notes 2009)

“Teaching Lyly’s Euphuism through William Harrison’s The Description of England :

   History, Parody and Dialogic Form.” In Approaches to Teaching Renaissance English

     Prose. Eds. Margaret Ferguson and Susannah Monta. (Forthcoming 2009 from MLA).

Review of   Literature, Politics and Law in Renaissance England, edited by Erica Sheen

   and Lorna Hutson for Clio: A Journal of Literature, History   and the Philosophy of  

    History (Forthcoming Summer 2009)

(With Casey Reilly) “Brian Jacques’ Redwall series and Medieval Prose Romance.” In

   Adolescent Medievalism: The Middle Ages Packaged for Young Adults. Ed. Loretta

   Holloway (forthcoming 2009)

Review of The Multiple Worlds of Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon,edited by Jane Wall

   Hinds, for Pynchon Notes (forthcoming 2009)

“Medicine and the Paranormal in Gravity’s Rainbow: Anaphylaxis, Epheyre, and That

   Charles Richet,” (forthcoming in Pynchon Notes 2009)

Narrating Tesla in Against the Day: I.G.L.O.O., H.A.A.R.P., and Other Forms of

   Ionospheric Weirdness (forthcoming in Pynchon Notes, 2010)

Other Professional Writing:

Textbook reviewer for Addison Wesley World Literature series

Reviewer for Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History

Reviewer for ISSEI: The Journal of   the International Society for the Study of European

     Ideas

Reviewer for Shakespeare Quarterly.

Reader and Reviewer for Pynchon Notes

Reader for Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature

Reviewer and evaluator for The Riverside Shakespeare Electronic Concordance.

Consultant for Pearson Longman Publishers for the development of The Longman

     Anthology of World Literature. Ed. David Damrosch. New York : Pearson Longman,

   2003.

Papers:

“Narrating Tesla in Against the Day: I.G.L.O.O., H.A.A.R.P., and Other Forms of

   Ionospheric Weirdness.” Plenary Session paper presented at the 8th International

   Thomas Pynchon Conference, Munich , Germany , June 2008.  

“Written Literature as/and the Future of Oral Testimony: Or, Solzhenitsyn as Alaskan

   Tribal Elder.” Paper delivered for the Sixth International Conference on New

   Directions in the Humanities, Fatih University , Istanbul Turkey , May 2008.

“a star danc’d and under that was I born’: Female Bastardy in Much Ado about Nothing.” Paper

   presented for the “Women and the Law” panel at the Renaissance Society of America annual

   meeting, Miami , March 2007.

“Clandestine Marriage and Fraud Law in Late Tudor English Law and Literature.” Paper

   presented for the Law as Literature panel at MLA, Philadelphia , December 2006.

“John Donne and the Contemporary Legal Discourse Concerning Death.” Paper presented for the

   John Donne Society panel at MLA, Philadelphia , December 2006.

“Medicine and the Paranormal in Gravity’s Rainbow: Anaphylaxis, Epheyre, and That

   Charles Richet,” Plenary Session paper presented at the 7th International Thomas

   Pynchon Conference, Granada , Spain , June 2006.

“Approaches to Teaching & Researching Early Modern English Law   & Literature,”

   paper for the UAF English Department Research Colloquium Series, March 2006.

scripta mulieres: Teaching Recent Writing by Women over Eighty: Lessing, Gordimer,

   Didion.” Paper for the Doris Lessing Society panel “Lessing and Pedagogy,” MLA,

   Washington , 2005.

’the sense of death is most in apprehension’: Death and Performance in Measure for

     Measure.” Paper for panel on Renaissance Literature and Law at the Renaissance

   Society of America annual convention, Cambridge , England , April 2005.

Tempus Incognitus: Temporality and the Shapes of Time in Mason & Dixon.” Plenary

   Session Paper for “Transit of Venus,” 6th International Pynchon Conference, Valletta ,

   Malta , June 2004.

Measure for Measure and Early Jacobean Marriage Legislation” paper presented for the “King James as Author and Mover” seminar at the Shakespeare Association of

America Conference, New Orleans , April 2004.

“The Language of Lobotomy and Postmodern Discourse from Egas Moniz to Jameson.”

   Paper presented at the “Landscapes of Memory” 14th   Conferencia da Associacao

   Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos, Lisbon , Portugal , April 2003.

“Hard Science and the Paranormal in Gravity’s Rainbow:   Precognition Machines,

   Cockroaches, and Not That Helmut Schmidt.” Paper presented at the “Site-specific:

   From Aachen to Zwolfkinder” International Thomas Pynchon Conference, Koeln,

   Germany , June 2002.

Cymbeline: Allegiance and Fidelity, Resistance and Accommodation: Or, Revisiting

   King Lear.” Paper for “Renaissance Go-betweens” conference, sponsored by   

   University of Munich and the Shakespeare Forschungsbibliothek, June 2002. Paper

   presented by Andreas Hofele, conference organizer.

Hamlet and the Internet.” Paper presented at the “Approaches to Teaching Hamlet

   workshop, MLA, New Orleans , 2001.

“Food and Literary Form in Donne’s Satires, Measure for Measure, and 1Henry IV.”

   Paper for “Early Modern Food Studies” seminar at Shakespeare Association of

   America Conference, Miami , April 2001.

All’s Well That Ends Well and the 1604 Controversy Concerning the Court of Wards and

   Liveries.” Paper for “Shakespeare and the Law” seminar at the World Shakespeare

   Congress , Valencia , Spain , April 2001.

“Interdisciplinary Shakespeare: Hamlet in Paris , 1827.” With Melissa Ide and Leslie

   Merriman. Hour long multimedia presentation for the Pacific Rim Conference,

   Anchorage , March, 2001.

“Apocalyptic Satire: Reading Ulysses through Revelation and Frank Kermode’s The

     Sense of an Ending: Or, ‘who in the sooty hell’s the Johnny in the black duds?” Paper

   for the Sixteenth Annual James Joyce Birthday Conference, Miami , February 2001.

“Anthologization and the Place of Doris Lessing in the Liberal Arts Curriculum.” Paper

   for the Doris Lessing Society, MLA, Washington, 2000.

Interdisciplinary Shakespeare: A Multi-media Approach.” with Melissa Ide and Leslie

   Merriman. Multi-media presentation at the National Collegiate Honors Conference,

   Washington , October, 2000.

“Reading “The Lagoon” and Chaucer’s “The Knight’s Tale” through Edward Said’s The

     World, the Text, and the Critic.” Paper for the International Joseph Conrad

   Conference, Lubbock Texas , August 2000. Paper presented by conference organizer,

   Donald Rude.

“Toward a Discourse of Inheritance in Early Modern English Theater.” Paper for seminar

   “Legalism” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Washington 2000.

“Mythic Discourse and Images of Equality in Moby-Dick: Or, Splicing Higgledy to

   Piggledy.” Plenary session paper for international “Melville and the Sea” conference,

   Mystic, CT June 1999.

“’the sense of death is most in apprehension’: Death and Performance in Measure for

     Measure.” Paper for seminar “Old Plays, New Problems” Shakespeare Association of

   America , San Francisco ,April 1999.

“Iconography and the Epistemology of Truth in Cymbeline.” Plenary session paper

   presented at the the Pacific Northwest Renaissance Association Conference, “Word

   and Image,” Bellingham Washington , May 1998.

“Teaching Jack London’s ‘To Build a Fire’ in Alaska .” Paper for pedagogy panel at the

   Fifth International Conference on the Short Story in English, June 1998. Paper

   presented by Cynthia Hallett, conference organizer.

“Arthur Young’s Travels in France as a Response to Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the

     Revolution in France .” Paper for the News from Elsewhere: Les revolutions  

     s’exportent-elles? Reactions to Revolution, 1760-1860 conference, organized by the

   University of Caen English Department. Paper presented by Ann Thomson,

   conference organizer.

“’our daughters’ several dowers’: Law, Gender, and Genre in King Lear.” Paper for

   seminar on “Law and Gender” Shakespeare Association of America Conference,

   Washington , 1997.

“Shakespeare’s Arrow: Archery à Etymology, Metaphor, and Genre.” Paper for seminar

    on “Shakespeare and Metaphor” Shakespeare Association of America Conference,

   1995.

“Law/law and the Falconbridge Trial in King John: From Chronicle History to Legal and

   Historical Satire.” Paper for “Shakespeare and the Law” seminar, Shakespeare

   Association of America Conference, Albuquerque , 1994.

All’s Well That Ends Well: omnia bene and the Marital Arts.” Paper for the seminar on

   All’s Well That Ends Well, Shakespeare Association of America Conference, 1993.

“’small pricks to their subsequent volumes’: Proverbs, Mimesis, and Primogeniture; Or,

   Ulysses: The Anatomy of Wit.” Paper for “Lyly and Shakespeare” seminar,

   Shakespeare Association of America Conference, 1992.

Free Women and Freeman: Postmodern Satire and the Language of Lobotomy in Doris

   Lessing’s The Golden Notebook.” Paper for program arranged by the Doris Lessing

   Society, MLA, New York , 1992.

Cymbeline, Lear, Hooker and Primogeniture.” Paper for “Shakespearean Romance and

   Its Sources” seminar, Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Vancouver ,

   1991.

Service:

2009                Member Department   Hiring Committee for World Literature Position

2009                Arranged Visit and Talk by Andy Hall, Editor and Publisher of Alaska Magazine

2009               University of Alaska Global Studies Major Development Committee

2009                University of Alaska Student Recreation Center Board of Directors

2006-2008     University of Alaska Union/Management Health Care Committee

2006-2007     Arranged Non Fiction Writers’ Forum

2006               Member Department Hiring Committee for Fiction Writer Position

2006               Member Department Hiring Committee for Composition Director Position

2006              Arranged visit and reading by Alaskan writer Nick Jans

2005-2006          Member Department Hiring Committee for Poet Position

2004-2005     Member Department Hiring Committee for Medievalist Position

2004-2005     Arranged Faculty Exchange Program with The University of Hull , England .

2002              Arranged UAF visit and colloquium by Alaskan writer Nick Jans and

                   AlaskaMagazine editor-in-chief Andy Hall.

19999-2000 Organized visit of Shenandoah Shakespeare Express theater troupe.

1999-2000    Faculty advisor for Sigma Tau Delta, English Majors Club.

1998-            English Department Graduate Programs Committee

1998-            Honors Advisory Council

1998-2000     New Faculty Cooperative Service

1997-            Mentor for English Department Teaching Assistants

1997-2002          Faculty Advisor in UAF Advising Center

1997-98        English Department Outcomes Assessment

1996-98         Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Team

1997-            Volunteer reader and speaker for North Star Borough Public Schools

Professional Activities:

2008             Director, Northwest Council on Study Abroad Athens Program, Spring

                  Semester.

2006--         Organizer and Chair for Special Session panel “Reading Richard Powers” at

                 MLA Conference, Philadelphia , 2006 (with Eric Heyne).  

2006-           Member United Academics Representative Assembly

2003            Director, Northwest Council on Study Abroad London Program, Winter Term

2001            Organizer and Chair for panel at the Sixteenth Annual James Joyce Birthday

           Conference, Miami , February, 2001.

2000-           Member of Oklahoma City University Law Review Editorial Advisory Board

2000-           Member-at-Large Board of Directors, Doris Lessing Society

1999-           ARCO/Phillips College Scholarship Selection Committee

1999-           Melville Society

1997                   Organizer and Chair, Into the Wild symposium, sponsored by the UAF   

                  English and Northern Studies departments

1998                   Organizer and Chair, Special Session, “Reading Pynchon’s Mason & Dixon,”        

                  MLA San Francisco

1998-           Pacific Northwest Renaissance Association

1997-            Society for the Study of the Short Story

1994-           National Council of Teachers of English

1993-          Organizer and Chair, Doris Lessing Society Session, “Lessing’s Shorter                                                                I                  Fiction,”   MLA Toronto

1992-          Doris Lessing Society

1990-2004 Shakespeare Association of America

1989-91      Graduate Student   Advisory Committee, University of Miami

1985-88       Florida Master Teacher Program

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