AMANDA L. ANDERSON

Curriculum Vitae

 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE | alanderson@desu.edu

EDUCATION

2013     Ph.D. in English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA

Dissertation: “Scripts that Tame Us: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ As Vehicle of Cultural    Construction and Deconstruction.” Dissertation Adviser:  Dr. Jennifer Geer

2007     M.A. in English, Fitchburg State College (now University), Fitchburg, MA

Thesis: “Tale as Old as Time”: Intertextuality and the Evolution of “Beauty and the

Beast”

2002     B.A. in English, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

2014-Present    Delaware State University, Dover DE, Assistant Professor of English

2011-2013       Washington State Community College, Marietta, Ohio, English Instructor, Drama Coordinator, and Interim Coordinator of the Liberal Arts Program

Instructor of Record

2007-2011 University of Louisiana At Lafayette, Graduate Fellow and Teaching Assistant

Theater Productions

2016    Faculty Director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring SWAU. Delaware State University. Dover, Delaware. https://desushakespeare.wordpress.com/

2015    Faculty Director of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Delaware State University. Dover, Delaware. https://alandersonphd.wordpress.com/by-the-way-meet-vera-stark

2015    Faculty Director of Broke-ology.  Delaware State University. Dover, Delaware.

https://alandersonphd.wordpress.com/broke-ology

2013    Faculty Director of All the Great Books Abridged. Washington State Community College, Marietta, Ohio.

2013    Faculty Director and Organizer of A Night of Art in Action: A Fundraiser to Support the Arts. Washington State Community College, Marietta, Ohio.

2012    Faculty Director of Trifles and Locked Room Misery. Washington State Community College, Marietta, Ohio.

2012    Faculty Director of Almost, Maine. Washington State Community College, Marietta, Ohio.

2011    Meredith in First Night by Jack Neary. Mid-Ohio Valley Players, Marietta, Ohio.

2010    Student Director and Playwright. Freak. University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Lafayette, Louisiana.

PUBLICATIONS

(Forthcoming)  “Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature. Linda DeRoche (Ed). ABC-CLIO.

(Forthcoming)  “Trifles.” Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature. Linda DeRoche (Ed). ABC-CLIO.

(Forthcoming)  “Harriet Beecher Stowe” Dictionary of Literary Biography: Writers on Women’s Rights and United States Suffrage. Gary Anderson (Ed.) Gale.

2016                “Manufactured Maidens: Artificial Humanity and Femininity in Beauty and the Beast.” Critical Perspectives on Artificial Humans in Children’s Literature. Sabine Planka (Ed). Königshausen & Neumann.

2016                “Animal Brides.” American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. Christopher R. Fee and Jeffrey B. Webb (Eds). ABC-CLIO.

2016                “Folklore and Folktales.” American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. Christopher R. Fee and Jeffrey B. Webb (Eds). ABC-CLIO.

2016                “Legends.” American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. Christopher R. Fee and Jeffrey B. Webb (Eds). ABC-CLIO.

2016                “Scary Stories.” American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. Christopher R. Fee and Jeffrey B. Webb (Eds). ABC-CLIO.

2016                “Vampires.” American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. Christopher R. Fee and Jeffrey B. Webb (Eds). ABC-CLIO.

2016                “Vanishing Lady, The.” American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American Folklore. Christopher R. Fee and Jeffrey B. Webb (Eds). ABC-CLIO.

2015                Review of Feminism & Popular Culture: Investigating the Postfeminist  Mystique. Journal of Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. Spring 2015.

2014                “Summertime.” Literature Today: An International Journal of Contemporary Literature. Eds. Pradeep Chaswal and Depak Chaswal. Vol. 1. September, 2014.

2012                Review of Beastly, dir, Burr Steers. Marvels & Tales.

2010                Associate Editor, Turning Points and Transformations. DeVine, C. and Hendry, M. (eds). United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

2007                ‘“Tale as Old as Time’”: Intertextuality and the Evolution of ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ an Excerpt. Massachusetts State Colleges’ Symposium Proceedings. Sharon Rice and Victoria Large (Eds). Bridgewater State College. Bridgewater, MA.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2017    “A Script of Their Own: Students as Chorus in A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream.” North East MLA, Baltimore, MD.

2017    “Of Mice and Knights: Quixotic Representations of the Arthurian Romance in Children’s Literature.” Southwest Texas PCA/ACA, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2016    “Engaging Students In the Online Classroom and Beyond.” Honored Guest Speaker. Interdisciplinary Conference on Education, Leadership, Sciences, and Humanities,  Social Sciences and Public Policy Conference May 13, 2016. Washington DC

2014    “Beasts and Otherness.” South Central MLA, Austin Texas.

2013      “Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder: Scopophilia in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” Children’s Literature Association Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi.

2011      “Bad Blood: Understanding Moral Ambiguity in American Vampire Character Development.” Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and Culture, Lafayette, Louisiana.

2010     “Beyond the Fourth Wall: An Exploration of the Carnivalesque Attributes of the

American Renaissance Festival.” National PCA/ACA, St. Louis, Missouri.

2010     “Re-Visioning an Old Tale:  An Exploration of ‘Beauty and the Beast.’” Southwes Texas PCA/ACA, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2009      “When Books Bite Back: An Exploration of the Semantic Questions Raised by Sentient

and Dangerous Books” Children’s Literature Association Conference, Charlotte,

North Carolina.

2009     “The Princess in the Balcony: Balconies as Liminal Spaces in Disney Films.”

PCA/ACA, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2009     “Lipstick and Stolen Kisses: Misogyny and Desire in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Books.”

Louisiana Conference on Language and Literature, Lafayette, Louisiana.

2008     “It’s Real: The Fictional Reality of Anne-Land” Louisiana Conference on Language

and Literature, Lafayette, Louisiana.

2007     “Tale as Old as Time: Intertextuality and the Evolution of Beauty and the Beast, an

Excerpt.” Massachusetts State Colleges’ Graduate Research Symposium

Bridgewater State College.

2006     “Turning Passion into Progress” Fitchburg State College 2005-2006 Colloquium Series

Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

CONFERENCE PANELS ORGANIZED

2013        “(Re)Packaging Princesses: The Pleasures and the Pitfalls.” Children’s Literature

Association Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi.

2011        “Werewolves, and Zombies, and Vampires—Oh My!: Monster Culture as American

Culture.” Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and Culture, Lafayette,                                  Louisiana.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Theater Courses

College Players
Creative Dramatics
Introduction to Theater
Play Production I
Play Production II

Literature Courses

Adolescent Literature
American Literature Survey I
American Literature Survey II
British Literature Survey I
British Literature Survey II
Children’s Literature, the Early Years
Children’s Literature, the Middle Years
Shakespeare
Women in American History
World Literature I
World Literature II

Writing Courses

Composition I
Composition II
Composition III
Freshman Experience
Technical Writing

ACADEMIC AND TEACHING AWARDS

2015    Student Choice Award, Department of English and Foreign Languages

2007    Graduate Fellowship, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

2005     Dean’s Graduate Scholarship, Fitchburg State College

2002     The Carl M. Cochran Baccalaureate Award in English, Colby-Sawyer College

2001     Richard Crosby Memorial Award for Excellence in British Literature, Colby-Sawyer

College

2000     Distinguished Service Award, Colby-Sawyer College

 SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2016                SWAU: Black History Month Original Performance. Faculty Advisor.

2016                Honor’s Program: King Arthur in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture. Course Developer.

2015                Banned Books Reading Host and Organizer. Delaware State University. Dover, Delaware.

2014                Banned Books Reading Host and Organizer. Delaware State University. Dover, Delaware.

2010                Workshop Host and Organizer. “Comprehensive Exam Workshop.” University of     Louisiana at Lafayette. Lafayette, Louisiana.

2009-2010       Organization and Planning Committee The Louisiana Conference on Literature,        Language and Culture. Lafayette, Louisiana.

2008-2011       Hospitality Committee. The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and         Culture. Lafayette, Louisiana.

2007-2009       Abstract Committee. The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and            Culture. Lafayette, Louisiana.

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

2016                Technology Committee. Delaware State University. Dover, Delaware.

2016                Distance Learning Committee. Delaware State University. Dover, Delaware.

2016

2015-2016       Faculty Advisor: Spoken Word Addicts Unleashed.

2014-2016       Courtesy Committee, chairperson. Delaware State University. Dover, Delaware.

2013                Curriculum Committee. Washington State Community College. Marietta, Ohio.

2013                Great Lakes College Success Grant Writing Committee. Washington State      Community College, Marietta, Ohio.

2013                Honors Program Development Committee. Washington State Community      College, Marietta, Ohio.

2013                Workshop Host and Organizer. “Student Preparedness Workshop on Effective          Resumes” Washington State Community College, Marietta, Ohio.

2012                Workshop Host and Organizer. “Writing Tutor Training.” Washington State                           Community College. Marietta, Ohio.

2012                Student Appeals Committee. Washington State Community College, Marietta,            Ohio.

2011-2013       ACT Preparation Workshop. Washington State Community College. Marietta,            Ohio.

2011-2013       Banned Book Reading Organizer. Washington State Community College,      Marietta, Ohio.

2011-2012       Committee on Employee Success. Washington State Community College.      Marietta, Ohio.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

2013                            On Course Workshop I, four-day Workshop, Retreat and Conference Center at                                 Bon Secours, Mariottsville, Maryland.

2013                            Accelerate, Cooperate, and Contextualize: A Student Success Center Workshop                                for College Composition Faculty, Columbus State Community College,                                             Columbus, Ohio.

2012                            Applying the Quality Matters Rubric to Online Courses, Washington State                             Community College, Marietta, Ohio.

2011                On Course Student Success, two-day Workshop, Washington State Community                                College, Marietta, Ohio.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

Children’s Literature Association

Modern Language Association

National Council of Teachers of English

COMMUNITY SERVICE

2016    Read Aloud Delaware, Volunteer

2016    Crisis Text Line Trained Volunteer Crisis Counselor

2016    Kent County Community Theater Coordinator of Student Volunteers

2015    Delaware State University Lab School Coordinator of Student Volunteers

2014    Kent County Community Theater Coordinator of Student Volunteers

2014    Program Developer for the Inmate Acting and Theater Program, Noble Correctional Institution

2011  Big Sister’s Program