Alumni


Melissa Antonucci

Bellwether Fellow

Subscriptions Manager for Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

Instructor of English

Zink 353

918/631.3419
melissa-antonucci@utulsa.edu

http://melissaantonucci.wordpress.com

I teach a variety of Rhet/Comp classes, ranging from Introduction to College Composition and Exposition and Argument to Business Writing for the Professions, both Business and Engineering sections. My research interests include Early American and 19th Century American Literature, with an emphasis on women and travel, more specifically women’s conceptions and imagination of transatlantic travel.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • M.A. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, May 2007 with honors
  • B.A. Old Dominion University, May 2002 English, Journalism emphasis, Cum Laude

Areas of Research Focus

  • Early American Literature
  • African-American Literature
  • 19th and Early 20th Century American Literature
  • 17th and 18th Century British Literature

Teaching & Professional Experience

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Tulsa, August 2009-Present
    • Introduction to College Writing, English 1004
    • Freshman Composition, English 1033
    • Writing for the Professions-Business and Engineering, English 3003
  • Special Collections Graduate Assistant, McFarlin Library, The University of Tulsa, Fall 2010-May 2011
  • Subscriptions Manager, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, August 2011-December 2012
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Old Dominion University, August 2006-May 2009
    • Freshman Composition I, English 110C
    • Freshman Composition II, English 111C
    • Advanced Composition, English 327C
    • Enjoying Literature, English 112C
  • Adjunct Faculty Member, Thomas Nelson Community College, August 2006-December 2007
    • Developmental English 03
    • Freshman Composition I, English 111
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Old Dominion University, Fall 2004-May 2006
    • Freshman Composition I, English 110C
    • Freshman Composition II, English 111C

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Charles Brockden Brown Society
  • Council of Writing Program Administrators
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Council of English Teachers
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Tau Delta


Tara Aveilhe

Director, Modernist Journals Project

Zink Hall 325

(918) 631- 3412

tara-aveilhe@utulsa.edu

Website: www.thefindesiecle.com

My dissertation examines the intersection of aesthetics and community in three 1890s periodicals from the United States and Great Britain. I specialize in turn-of-the-century literature, and I am the founder and administrator of a blog devoted to the art, literature, and culture of the fin de siècle. Outside of my university work, I also have experience as a freelance writer and journalist. In addition, I worked for two years as an indexing editor for the International Bibliography at the Modern Language Association. I currently enjoy volunteering in the Education Department at the Philbrook Museum of Art, where I assist writing educational materials for the public.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D. The University of Tulsa (2012)
  • M.A. The University of Texas, Dallas (2004)
  •  B.A., Northeastern State University (1998)

Areas of Research Focus

  • The Decadent movement
  • Aesthetics
  • Symbolist literature
  • Late 19th century periodicals
  • 19th century poetry
  • Gender theory
  • Art criticism

Teaching Experience

  • ENG 1004 NN, Exposition and Argument for Non-Native Speakers, The University of Tulsa (2011).
  •  ENG 1033 NN, Exposition and Argument for Non-Native Speakers, the University of Tulsa (2010).
  • ENG 1063, Advanced Composition, The University of Tulsa (2010).
  • ENG 1004, Introduction to Writing, The University of Tulsa (2007).
  • ENG 3003, Writing for the Professions, The University of Tulsa (2010, 2007).
  • ART 1113, Art Appreciation, Tulsa Community College (2006).
  • ENG 1033, Exposition and Argument, The University of Tulsa (2005-2006).
  • ENGL 101, Introduction to Composition, Richland Community College, Richland, TX (2003).
  • HUM 1011, Humanities, Richland Community College, Richland, TX (2003).
  •  ESL, English Idiomas, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2002).
  • RHET 1302, Introduction to Rhetoric, The University of Texas at Dallas (2000-2002).

Professional Affiliations

  •  Modernist Studies Association
  • The Oscholars
  • The Modern Language Association

Jami Barnett

Bellwether Fellow

Instructor of English

Zink Hall 326

(918) 631-3413

jami-barnett@utulsa.edu

www.jamibarnett.wordpress.com

I specialize in Victorian literature, with an emphasis on crime in that period. My research focuses on changing representations of socio-economic status in fiction relating to crime. I am particularly interested in the class status of villains and how villains’ crimes are used to criminalize entire socio-economic groups. I am now writing my dissertation, which explores how popular fiction challenges the traditional idea of an innate morality in members of the aristocracy and asks what happens to the upper and lower classes when the middle class gains more political and economic power. I am currently directing the Helen N. Wallace Writing Center at the University of Tulsa, a role which has allowed me to more fully develop my teaching and composition philosophies.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • M.A., University of Tulsa, 2009
  • B.A., Drury University, 2007

Teaching Experience

  • Writing Center Director, The University of Tulsa, Fall 2013- Legal Writing Assistant, The
  • University of Tulsa Law School, Fall 2011-Spring 2012 Writing Program Director’s Assistant,
  • The University of Tulsa, English Department, 2010-2011 Teaching Assistant, The University of
  • Tulsa, English Department, 2007-

Jennifer Chapman-FullerJenn C.

Bellwether Fellow

Instructor of English

(Former) Advertising Manager, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

Zink Hall 326

(918) 631-3413

jennifer-chapman@utulsa.edu & jenniferdfuller@gmail.com

http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~jennifer-chapman/

I specialize in Victorian and Edwardian British literature, with an emphasis on adventure fiction and the novel. My research concentrates on the British Empire and colonialism, and I am particularly interested in investigating the intersections between the British, native peoples, and masculinity, especially in the South Pacific. I am currently beginning work on my dissertation exploring how the South Pacific challenges and structures contemporary notions of British identity throughout the nineteenth century.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A., Furman University, 2007

Areas of Research Focus

  • Victorian literature
  • Edwardian adventure fiction
  • The novel
  • Masculinity

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant  University of Tulsa, 2007-2010
    • Courses taught: 1033-Argument and Exposition, 3003-Writing for the Professions
  • Research Assistant
    • Samford University, Summer 2008, 2009 under Chris Metress
    • Furman University, Summer 2006 under Srdjan Smajic for Ghost-Seers, Detectives, and Spiritualists: Theories of Vision in Victorian Literature and Science. Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2010

Professional Affiliations

  • North American Victorian Studies Association
  • Midwestern Victorian Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Kent Emerson

Postdoctoral Student, University of Tulsa

Zink Hall 345

My primary interests are transatlantic modernism, contemporary American, the theory and practice of archives, and digital humanities.  I work on the editorial staff at the James Joyce Quarterly and on the staff of the Modernist Journals Project.  I am actively building a composition and literature based teaching portfolio that you can see here.  I am currently working on a digital timeline project that will reflect the source texts, themes, and composition history of Ezra Pound’s The Cantos.  In April, I passed my comprehensive exams in the Transatlantic Modernist and Contemporary American fields. I am now beginning work, primarily reading, on my dissertation. As it stands now, the project will investigate the role of archives (both physical and conceptual) in modernist texts such as Ulysses, the Wake The Cantos, H.D.’s poetry and prose, Eliot’s poetry, and Stein’s works.

 


Samantha Extance

Instructor of English

Zink Hall 324

(918) 631-3424

samantha-extance@utulsa.edu

samanthaextance.wordpress.com

My fields of study are British and Irish Modernism and Contemporary British, Irish, & Anglophone Literatures. My research interests include didacticism and modernism, James Joyce, postcolonial literature, issues of hybridity and identity, theories of rhetoric and composition, and pedagogy. My master’s thesis, “Explorations in Simultaneity and the Complicit Audience: Eisenstein, Marinetti, Picasso, and Joyce’s Finnegans Wake,” examines the ways in which cinematic montage, Futurist sound poetry, collage, and Wakean language produce a simultaneity that defines modernism and modernist expression. I am currently working toward a dissertation that will examine modernism and didacticism and include an analysis of scenes of teaching in the works of James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson, and E.M. Forster.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A., State University of New York at Purchase (2006)
  • M.A., University of Tulsa (2009)

Areas of Research Focus

  • British & Irish Modernism
  • Postcolonial Literatures
  • Didacticism, Pedagogy and Rhetoric
  • Hybridity & Identity
  • James Joyce Studies

Teaching Experience

University of Tulsa

  • Instructor of English 1004, “Introduction to College Writing”
  • Instructor of English 1033, “Argument and Exposition”
  • Instructor of English 3003, “Writing for the Profession”

Professional Affiliations

  • International James Joyce Foundation
  • American Popular Culture Association
  • Midwest Modern Language Association

Kristen Gravitte

Bellwether Fellow

Instructor of English

My primary areas of interest are animal studies, ecocriticism, and nineteenth-century American literature. My dissertation looks at animals, the limits of human knowledge, and ethics—those that apply to animals as well as those that extend beyond to humans and to the larger environment. It asks what animals mean, looking at nineteenth-century American writers like Emerson, Thoreau, Melville, and Dickinson and how they attempt to understand, define, and/or control animals through written human language and human perspectives. Currently, my main theoretical focus is in posthumanism, which my dissertation connects to nineteenth-century American conceptions of what it means to be a human and what it means to be non-human.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • MFA, North Carolina State University, 2005
  • BA, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2000

Areas of Research Focus

  • 19th Century American Literature
  • 20th Century American Literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Animal Studies

Teaching Experience

  • English 1033: Exposition and Argument (University of Tulsa)
  • English 1113: Freshman Composition I (Tulsa Community College)
  • English 111: Composition I (Francis Marion University)
  • English 112: Composition II (Francis Marion University)
  • English 200: Writing for Disciplines (Francis Marion University)
  • English 101: Academic Writing and Research (North Carolina State University)

Professional Affiliations

  • MLA
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
  • Thoreau Society

Matthew Kochis

Bellwether Fellow

(Former) Director, Modernist Journals Project

(Former) Staff, Journal of Modern Periodicals

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in English and Education at the University of Scranton. While there, I studied abroad at Trinity College, Dublin, researching Irish language and literature. After graduating from Scranton, I went to Seton Hall University where I earned my Master of Arts degree in English. My Master’s thesis demonstrates my three major interests of study: sexuality, genre, and Joyce.

Here at the University of Tulsa, I have worked as a teaching-assistant and an editorial-assistant at the James Joyce Quarterly journal. For the 2010-2011 academic term, I will be Project Manager of the Modernist Journals Project, where I will be digitizing and uploading modernist magazines published between 1890-1922.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • MA in English: With Distinction – Seton Hall University: May 2008
    • Thesis: “Exploring Sexuality within the Modernist Bildungsroman”
  • Latin Program – University of Toronto: May-August 2006
  • BS in English & Education: cum laude – University of Scranton: May 2005
    • Thesis: “Description, Historical Context, and Localization of a Late Medieval Liturgical Manuscript”
  • Study Abroad Program – Trinity College Dublin: 2003-2004

Areas of Research Focus

  • Modern British & Irish Literature
  • Trans-Atlantic Modernism
  • Joyce Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Genre Studies

Teaching Experience

  • ENGL 3003: Writing for the Profession – University of Tulsa: 2008-2010
  • ENGL 1033: Exposition & Argument – University of Tulsa: 2008-2010
  • ENGL 1202: Core English II – Seton Hall University: 2006-2008
  • ENGL 1201: Core English I – Seton Hall University: 2006-2008
  • Educational Opportunity Program: Tutor – Seton Hall University: 2007
  • Student Teacher & Tutor in Mexico – School of Guadalajara: 2002

Professional Affiliations

  • International James Joyce Foundation
  • Modern Language Association
  • Modernist Studies Association

Kristen Marangoni

Bellwether Fellow

Instructor of English

Graduate Assistant

Zink Hall 353

(918) 631-3419

kristen-leatherwood@utulsa.edu

I’m currently in my 3rd year of doctoral study specializing in the fields of transatlantic modernism and contemporary American literature. Upon completion of my exams, I would like to begin working on an archivally based dissertation that focuses on modernism and visual culture.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A. Bob Jones University (2006)
  • A.M. Bob Jones University (2008)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Modernism
  • Visual culture
  • Archival studies
  • Print culture
  • Stevie Smith

Teaching Experience

  • 2006 – English Grammar, American Cultural Studies, Northeast Normal University (Changchun , China)
  • 2006-2008 – Composition and Rhetoric, Bob Jones University
  • 2010-present – Exposition and Argument, Writing for the Profession, University of Tulsa

Professional Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association
  • Pop Culture Association


Lindi Smith

EGSA President

2012 EGSA Conference Co-Director

Book Review Editor, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

lindi-smith@utulsa.edu

My focus of study is 19th-century British literature, with an emphasis on women’s writing. My master’s project, completed in 2011, examined the role of the attorney in Charles Dickens’s Bleak House through the lens of Samuel Warren’s writings about the legal profession. My current work focuses on the emphasis of British militarism on women’s writing in the Victorian period.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A., Oklahoma State University (2004)
  • M.A.., The University of Tulsa (2011)
  • Ph.D., The Univeristy of Tulsa (2015)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Victorian fiction and poetry
  • Eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature
  • Women’s and gender studies
  • Gothic fiction and drama

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Tulsa, Fall 2010
  • Instructor of English, University of Tulsa, 2012
  • ENGL 3713, The Gothic
  • ENGL 1033, Exposition and Argumentation

Professional Affiliations

  • Dickens Society
  • Midwest Victorian Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Lexi Stuckey

Bellwether Fellow

lexi-stuckey@utulsa.edu

I specialize in British literature of the long eighteenth century, broadly conceived from 1660-1830. I am at work currently on a dissertation that explores depictions of women’s testimony in the eighteenth-century novel.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A., Journalism/Public Relations, University of Central Oklahoma, 2004
  • B.A., English, University of Central Oklahoma, 2006
  • M.A., English, University of Central Oklahoma, 2008
  • Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Tulsa, Expected 2014

Areas of Research Focus

  • Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • The Novel
  • Women’s Studies
  • The Gothic
  • Gender and Sexualities

Teaching Experience

  • ENGL 1033 – Exposition and Argumentation (University of Tulsa)
  • ENGL 3003 – Writing for the Professions (University of Tulsa)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Modern Language Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

 

Barbara Woodfin

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tulsa

Zink Hall 325

(918) 631-3412

barbara-woodfin@utulsa.edu

I specialize in twentieth-century British literature with a focus on women writers. I am particularly interested in how women writers represent the self, but I am also interested more generally in modernist studies, gender studies, theory, life writing, and postcolonial literature. I am a graduate teaching assistant as well as an editorial intern at the James Joyce Quarterly. My doctoral dissertation explores experimental and semi-autobiographical novels of the 1930s and ’40s written by Jean Rhys, Elizabeth Bowen, Stevie Smith, and Anna Kavan with a focus on language, narrative self-reflexivity, and the subject’s ambivalence about her gender, national, and cultural identity.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A. in English and French, Lafayette College (2005)
  • M.A. in English Literature, The University of Tulsa (2008)
  • Ph.D. in English Literature, The University of Tulsa (2012)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Twentieth-century British Literature
  • Women’s Literature
  • Post-colonial Literature
  • Gender Studies

Teaching Experience

University of Tulsa

  • ENGL 1004, native and non-native sections
  • ENGL 1033, argument and exposition
  • ENGL 3003, business and engineering sections

Professional Affiliations

  • Modernist Studies Association

Karen Woolie

 

My fields of study are European Modernism and Literary Theory. My research interests include, but are not limited to, Joyce’s Ulysses and excrement of various kinds, James Joyce in general, Samuel Beckett, J. R. R. Tolkien, Contemporary American poets like Michael Palmer and Allen Ginsberg, literature and film, popular fiction and ephemera of the 1920s, and of course, the urban and the inorganic man as represented by major European 20th century authors like Marcel Proust, Thomas Mann, John le Carré, H.G. Wells, Alan Sillitoe and George Orwell. My undergraduate thesis, ” Caligari’s Cabinet: A Politico-Cultural Manipulation of German Expressionist Film” analyzes the way that The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari  pushes the audience member to question the role of local government in its critique of the usefulness of police, public officials, and war.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A., University of Louisiana at Monroe (2011)
  • Study Abroad Program – Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (2010)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Irish Modernism
  • European Modernism
  • Literary Theory
  • 1920s ephemera
  • Literature and film


Robert Yeates

My interests are in twentieth-century and contemporary literature and visual culture, and particularly in representations of the city. I focus particularly on the work of George Orwell, on film, and on video game studies.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • B.A. English and American Studies – University of Leicester

Areas of Research Focus

  • Media studies
  • Representations of the city
  • Digital humanities

Teaching Experience

  • English 1033: Exposition and Argumentation (non-native speaking students)
  • English 1004: Introduction to College Writing (non-native speaking students)

Other Distinguished Alumni

Keri Austin, Academic Adviser, City University of Seattle

Sara Beam, Writing Center Coordinator, Rogers State University

Patrick Belk, Assistant Professor, University of West Florida

Richard Black, Assistant Professor of English, Northwest Missouri State University

Amanda Boling, Administrative Assistant, Tulsa Community College

Karen Dutoi, Managing Editor of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

Matthew Hepler, Publishing Specialist at CFA Institute

Tabatha Hibbs, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Tulsa

Matthew Huculak, Postdoctoral Fellow with Editing Modernism in Canada at Dalhousie University

Jennifer Krisuk, Assistant Professor at Dodge City Community College

Jeffrey Longacre, Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Martin

Colleen McMahon, English Language Instructor, Daegu Gyeongbuk Village

Leslie Newton, English Language Instructor, Teach and Learn with Georgia

Matthew Perry, Assistant Professor of English, Del Mar College

Greg Stone, Provost, Tulsa Community College

Lavaughn Towell, Daytona State College

Paul Zintgraff, Instructor of English, Tulsa Community College

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