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Lycoming College

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Professor of English

Lycoming College, Williamsport PA 17701-5192 
(570) 321-4114 
lewes@lycoming.edu 
FAX (570) 321-4389


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Academic Preparation 

  Publications
     Lectures & Addresses Conference Presentations  

Academic Honors Experience  Service  Professional Activities    Teaching Effectiveness Activities Researching & Teaching Interests    Memberships
Recommendations   Credentials


ACADEMIC PREPARATION

Degrees

o                                Ph.D. University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois June 1991, Department of English. Major field of concentration: 19th-century British literature. Dissertation: “Gynotopia: Gender and Genre in Women's Utopian Fiction 1870-1920.” Dissertation directors: W.J.T. Mitchell and Elizabeth Helsinger.

  o                      M.A. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois June 1985, Department of English. Master's Thesis:     “Public Blake” Thesis Director:  John Brenkman.

    o           B.A. Saint Xavier University, Chicago, Illinois May 1984, Honors, Department of English, GPA 4.0.  Bachelor's Paper: “George Bernard Shaw: The Quintessential Victorian.”  Director: Margaret O'Connell.

  •             A.A. Moraine Valley Community College, Chicago, Illinois, May 1982, Honors, Humanities.

ACADEMIC HONORS

 

Awards, Grants and Fellowships:

 

Academic Awards:

o                                Litt. D. (Honoris causa), Wilson College, 1997

o                                Professional Development Grants, Lycoming College, 1995-97, 1999-2001, 2005, 2007

o                                Loring B. Priest Research Grant, Lycoming College, 1994

o                                Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 1990-91

o                                Whiting Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (honorary), University of Chicago, 1990-91

o                                Century Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1985-89

o                                English-Speaking-Union Fellowship, Oxford University, 1985

o                                University Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1984-85

o                                Saint Xavier College Scholarship, 1982-84

 

Teaching Awards:

o                                Honor Roll: Silver Distinction, International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, 2007

o                                Nominee, Ernest L. Boyer International Award for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology, 2003, 2004, 2005.

o                                Award for  Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Fourteenth Annual International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, Florida, April 2003.

o                                Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Lycoming College, 1996

 

Writing Awards:

 

o                                Nominee, Frederick W. Ness Book Award, for A Portrait of the Student as a Young Wolf:  Motivating Undergraduates.  Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2004.

o                                Finalist, Rosenhaupt Book Award, for Dream Revisionaries: Genre and Gender in Women's Utopian Fiction 1870-1920.  Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, 1995.

o                                Arthur O. Lewis Award, Society for Utopian Studies, 1992, 1994

o                                Ronald S. Crane Award, University of Chicago, 1990

o                                Snowday Memorial Prize, University of Chicago, 1986

o                                Tri-Quarterly Prize, Northwestern University, 1985

o                                Faculty Writing Award, Saint Xavier College, 1984

o                                Opus Prize (Poetry), Saint Xavier College, 1983 

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

Books:

 

 

·         Double Vision: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-century Literary Palimpsests. Lanham, Maryland:

Lexington,  2008.

o                                Auto-PoeticaRepresentations of the Creative Process in Nineteenth-century British and American Fiction.  Lanham, Maryland: Lexington, 2006.

o                                A Portrait of the Student as a Young Wolf: Using Behavior Conditioning and Canine Behavior Models to Increase Student Motivation.  With Bob Stiklus.  3rd edition. Pennsdale PA: Folly Hill, 2003.

o                                A Brighter Morn: The Shelley Circle's Utopian Project. Lanham Maryland: Lexington, 2003.

o                                Nudes from Nowhere: Utopian Sexual Landscapes. Lanham, MarylandRowman and  Littlefield, 2000. 

o                                Dream Revisionaries: Genre and Gender in Women's Utopian Fiction 1870-1920Tuscaloosa: Alabama, 1995.

                 IN PROGRESS: The Presence of Absence: Missing Persons in Western Literature.

 

 

Chapters in Books:

 

·                  “Pushing Positive Reinforcement: Can Natural Aversion to a subject cause class disruption?” Thriving

         in Academe 28.1 (2010). NEA

o                             “Marginal Blake: The Annotations to Reynolds' Discourses.” Double Vision: Eighteenth and Nineteenth-century Literary Palimpsests. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington, 2008, 15-26.

o                                “The Last Temptation of Dimmesdale:  Art and Artistry in The Scarlet Letter. Autopoetica:  Representations of the Creative Process in Nineteenth-century British and American Fiction.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2006, 153-164.

o                                “Prophet and Loss: Women and Shelley’s Utopian Experiment.” A Brighter Morn: The Shelley Circle's Utopian Project. Lanham MD: Lexington Books, 2003, 143-163.

o                                 “The Site/Sight of Europa.  Figures d'Europe. Ed. Yves Meny and Luisa Passerini.  Brussels, Belgium: Peter Lang-Presses Interuniversitaires Europeennes, 2003, 107-123. In English and French. 

o                                “Gender Bending: Two Role-Reversal Utopias by Nineteenth-Century Women.” Separate Spheres No More:  Gender Convergence in American Literature, 1830-1930. Ed. Monika Ebert.  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2000, 158-175. 

o                                “[C]Loathing Womanhood.” Where's love gone? : transformations in the romance genre. Vashon Island, WA : Delta Production, 1997, 286-303.

 

Encyclopedia Entries:

 

o                                Somatopia.” Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature.  Ed. Gaetan Brulotte and John Phillips. Routledge, 2006, 1242-1243.

o                                “Pornography.” The Garland Encyclopedia of Feminist Theory.  Ed. Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace. New York: Garland Publishing, 1997, 313-315.

 

Journal Articles:

 

o                                “Literature for Linebackers:  Motivating Undergraduates. International Journal of Learning, 2006.

o                                “Treating Women Like Dirt: Gynocartography.”  The Portolan 47 (Spring 2000) 42-52.

o                                “The Female Landscape.” Mercator's World 4.1 (1999) 34-41. 

o                                “[C]Loathing Womanhood: Two Role-Reversal Utopias by Nineteenth-Century Women.” Para·doxa 3.1-2 (1997) 286-303.

o                                “Utopian Sexual Landscapes: An Annotated Checklist of British Somatopias.” Utopian Studies 7.2 (1996) 167-195.  

o                                “Nudes from Nowhere: Utopia, Pornography, and Empire.” Utopian Studies 4.2 (1994) 1-8.

o                                “Middle-class Edens: Women's Nineteenth-century Utopian Fiction and the Bourgeois Ideal.” Utopian Studies 4.1 (1993) 15-25.

o                                Gynotopia: A Checklist of Nineteenth-century Utopias by American Women.” Legacy 6.2  (Fall 1989) 29-41.

Refereed Websites:

 

o                                Shelley Sights/Sites (with Bob Stiklus).  Romantic Circles. http://www.rc.umd.edu/reference/misc/shelleysites/index.html

o                                IN PROGRESS: Mad, Bad, and Frequently Hard to Track Down: Byron Sights/Sites

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LECTURES, PLENARIES, and ADDRESSES

 

o                                Plenary Speaker, Lilly South Conference on College Teaching, Greensboro, North Dakota, February 2009.

                 Keynote Speaker, Symposium on Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, August 2008

o                                Plenary Speaker, Lilly South Conference on College Teaching, Greensboro, North Dakota, February 2008.

Keynote Speaker, International Society for the Exploration of Teaching and Learning, Atlanta GA, October 2007.

·                                “Fashion to Die For:  the 19th and 20th-century Politics of Fashion.” American Businesswomen's Association, Williamsport, PA, May 2007.

“Dressed to Kill:  the Politics of 19th-century Fashion. Thomas Taber Museum, Williamsport PA, October 2006.

o                                “The Site/Sight of Europa: Representations of Women in European Cartography.” Featured presentation, Figures D'Europe / Figure D'Europa: Images and Myths of Europe.  Florence, Italy European University Institute and the City of Florence, April 2002.

o                                “A Portrait of the Student as a Young Wolf:  Using Canine Behavior Models to Increase Student Motivation.” Plenary session, Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, Ohio, November 2001.

o                                “The Feminine Landscape.”  Washington Map Society, Library of Congress, Washington DC, December 1999.

o                                Commencement address, Wilson College, Chambersburg PA, May 1997.

o                                Commencement address, University of Chicago Basic Program, Chicago IL, June 1993.

o                                “The Last Temptation of Dimmesdale: Art and Action in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.University of Chicago First Friday Lecture, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL, September 1992.

o                                The Prince's Bride: Machiavelli and the Politics of Gender.” Plenary Session, University of Chicago Spring Weekend, Alpine Valley WI, April 1992.

o                                “Pancakes, Preserves, and Patriarchy: Women in Men's Utopias.” University of Chicago First Friday Lecture, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL, January 1992.

o                                Valedictory address, Saint Xavier University, Chicago IL, June 1984.

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   TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS WORKSHOPS AND FEATURED PRESENTATIONS

 

  •           Lilly South Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Greensboro NC, February 2011
  •            International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November         2011 
  •             Lilly South Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Greensboro NC, February 2011
  •               International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November         2010.
  •              Indiana University/Purdue University Gateway teaching workshops, Indianapolis IN, May 2010
  •              Pennsylvania College of Technology teaching workshop, Williamsport PA, April 2010
  •              Lilly South Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Greensboro NC, February 2010
  •              Life University teaching workshop, Marietta GA, January 2010
  •              Lilly South Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Greensboro NC, February 2009
  •              International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November 2009.
  •              University of Wisconsin teaching excellence workshop, Green Bay WI, September 2009
  •              Lilly South Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Greensboro NC, February 2009
  •              The Gow School teaching excellence workshop, South Wales, NY. January 2009
  •              Clemson University teaching excellence workshops, Clemson, SC, December  2008.
  •              International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November 2008
  •              Bucknell University workshop, Selinsgrove PA, September 2008.
  •              Wyoming Education Association teaching excellence workshop, Cheyenne WY, September 2008.

o                              Lilly East Conference on College Teaching featured Presentation, Wilmington, DE, April  2008.

o               Featured presenter, NEA  Annual Meeting, Washington DC, March 2008.

o                   Waynesburg University, Two-day Workshop, Waynesburg PA March, 2008.

o                              University of the Sciences in Philadelphia teaching workshops, March, 2008

  •               Wells College, Two-day Workshop, Aurora New York, January 2008.

o                 Lilly South Conference on College Teaching featured presentation, Greensboro NC, February 2008

o                                International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November 2007.

o                                Pennsylvania College of Technology, Professional Development Day, Wiliamsport PA, May 2007

o                                Pennsylvania College of Technology, Two-day Learning Institute, Wiliamsport PA, May 2007.

o                                Lilly North Conference on College and University Teaching, Travis City, Michigan, October 2007.

o                                Lilly East Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Wilmington, Delaware, April 2007.

o                                International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November 2006.

o                                 “A Portrait of the Student as a Young Wolf.” Conference on Faculty-Student Partnerships in Teaching & Learning, SUNY Geneseo, NY, May  2006.

o                                International Conference on College Teaching and Learning workshops, Jacksonville, Florida, April 2006.

o                                Lilly East Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Wilmington, Delaware, April 2006.

o                                 “A Day with Darby Lewes.” Kean University Faculty In-Service Day, Union, New Jersey, March 2006.

o                                International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, Ohio, November 2005.

o                                “Cats and Dogs and Student Motivation.” With Alan Kalish and Kathryn Plank.  Columbus, Ohio State University, OH, November 2005.

o                                “A Day with Darby Lewes.” Fall Retreat, Ashland University, Ashland, OH, August 2005.

o                                Lilly East Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Towson, MD, April 2005.

o                                International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November 2005.

o                                International Conference on College Teaching and Learning workshop, Jacksonville, FL, April 2005.

o                                Lilly East Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Towson, Maryland, April 2005.

o                                International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November 2004.

o                                “A Day with Darby Lewes.” Fall Retreat, Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ, August 2004.

o                                “A Portrait of the Student as a Young Wolf.” Conference on Faculty-Student Partnerships in Teaching & Learning, SUNY Geneseo, NY, May  2004.

o                                International Conference on College Teaching and Learning  workshops, Jacksonville, FL, April 2004.

o                                Lilly East Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Towson, MD, April 2004.

o                                International Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November 2003.

o                                “A Day with Darby Lewes.” Summer Retreat for Composition Instructors workshop, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH, July 2003.

o                                National Lilly Conference on College Teaching featured presentations, Oxford, OH, November 2002.

o                                “A Day with Darby Lewes.”  Dean's Colloquium, Missouri Western State College, October 2002.

o                                “A Day with Darby Lewes. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville IL, March  2002.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

o                               International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning presentations, Philadelphia PA, October 2009.

                                “Literature for Linebackers:  Overcoming So-called  ‘Natural’ Aversion in the Classroom.  13th International Conference on Learning, Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 2006.

o                                “Pursuing Nature To Her Hiding Places: The Secret Core of Frankenstein.” Society for Utopian Studies, Toronto, Canada, October 2004.

o                                “Armageddon 101:  Dealing with Disruptive Students. International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2004.

o                                “Female Frontiers: Contrasts in British and American Utopia Texts by Nineteenth-century Women.” Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association , Bucknell University, Selinsgrove, PA, February 2004. 

o                                “A Portrait of the Student as a Young Wolf: Motivating Undergraduates.”  International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, Fort Collins, CO, October 2003.

o                                “Student Motivation:  Theory and Praxis.”  International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL, April 2003.

o                                Gynocartography:  Mapping Womanhood.” Arts of Calculation: 10th Annual Symposium of Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Studies. University of Miami, Miami FL, February 2001.

o                                “Prophet and Loss:  The Situation of Women in P.B. Shelley's Utopian Project.” Northeastern MLA, Buffalo, NY, April 2000.

o                                “'He plough'd her, and she crop'd': The Female Body as Agricultural Space in Early British Pornography.” The Poetics of Space. Binghamton University, Binghamton NY, March 2000

o                                “Literature for Linebackers.” International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 1999.

o                                Gynocartography: Mapping Womanhood.” Gendered Landscapes: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Past Place and Space. State College PA, May 1999.

o                                “Teaching Poetry to the Unwilling, the Unmotivated, and the Clueless.”  Lycoming College Conference on Teaching Excellence, Williamsport PA, May 1999.

o                                Whorticulture: Woman as Pleasureground in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-century Pornography.” Society for Utopian Studies, Montreal Canada, October 1998.

o                                “B.F. Skinner Goes to the Dogs.” Society for Utopian Studies, Montreal Canada, October 1998.

o                                “The Pubic Hare and Other Beasts: Women as Game in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Pornography.” The Politics of Women's Bodies. Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA, March 1998.

o                                “A Womb of One's Own: Images of Women as Architecture in Pornographic Texts.” Terrains: Landscapes/Bodyscapes. SUNY at Stony Brook NY, March 1998.

o                                “Treating Women Like Dirt: Maps and the Female Body.” Society for Utopian Studies, Memphis TE, October 1997.

o                                “Topographical Females: British Sexual Utopias.” Paper Landscapes: Maps, Texts, and the Construction of Space, Queen Mary College, London, England, July 1997.

o                                “Home-Bodies and Whore-Houses: Women as Architecture.” Popular Culture Association, San Antonio TX, March 1997.

o                                “Nature vs. Culture: Images of Woman as Game in Eighteenth-century Pornographic Somatopias.” Society for Utopian Studies, Nashville TE, October 1996.

o                                “Woman as Sexual Utopia.” Society for Utopian Studies, Toronto, Canada, October 1995.

o                                “Reconstructing the Utopian Canon: A Panel Discussion.” Society for Utopian Studies, Toronto, Canada, October 1995.

o                                “Worlds Apart: Contrasts in British and American Utopian Texts by Nineteenth-century Women.” British Comparative Literature Association, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1995.

o                                “[C]Loathing Womanhood: Role-reversal and Dress in Utopias by Nineteenth-century Women.” Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia PA, April 1995.

o                                “Sex and the Singular Boy: Role-Reversal in Nineteenth-century Utopias by American Women.” Northeastern MLA, Boston MA, April 1995.

o                                “Worlds Apart: Contrasts in British and American Utopian Texts by Nineteenth-century Women.” Society for Utopian Studies, Toronto, Canada, October 1994.

o                                “Nudes from Nowhere: Utopia, Pornography, and Empire.” Northeastern MLA, Pittsburgh PA, April 1994.

o                                “Gender Bending: Nineteenth-century Role Reversal Utopias.” Society for Utopian Studies, St. Louis MO, November 1993. 

o                                Marleen Barr's Feminist Fabulation: A Panel Discussion.” Society for Utopian Studies, St. Louis MO, November 1993.

o                                “Women as Landscape in Eighteenth-century British Pornographic Utopias.” Society for Utopian Studies, Baltimore MD, November 1992.

o                                “Middle-class Edens: Women's Nineteenth-century Utopian Fiction and the Bourgeois Ideal.” Society for Utopian Studies, Las Vegas NV, November 1991.

o                                “Dream Weaving: Rationalism, Evangelicalism, and Vaticism.” Popular Culture Association, San Antonio TX, March 1991.

o                                Gynotopia: Women's Nineteenth-century Utopian Literature in Context.” Society for Utopian Studies, University of Louisville, Lexington KY, November 1990.

o                                “The Blazing World of Margaret Cavendish: A Re-Visionary Gynotopia.” Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Graduate Student Conference, Chicago IL, June 1990.

o                                “Marginal Blake: The Annotations to Reynolds's Discourses.” Southeastern Nineteenth-century Studies Association, Washington D.C., April 1988.

o                                “The Reader as Voyeur: Involvement and Dramatic Irony in Conrad's The Secret Agent.” International Graduate Summer School, Exeter College, Oxford, England, August 1985.

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EXPERIENCE 

 

o                                Professor of English, Lycoming College, August 2007-present. Associate Professor of English, Lycoming College, August 1995-present. Assistant Professor of English, Lycoming College, August 1993-95.  Victorian Literature; Romantic Literature; Eighteenth-century British Literature; Critical Theory; Utopian Literature; British Literature II (survey); Women's Studies core and topics courses

o                                Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Loyola University Chicago, August 1991-May 1993:  Victorian Literature; Chief British Writers II (survey); Utopian Literature (Graduate Liberal Studies program); Advanced Composition (Graduate Liberal Studies program); Society and Literature; English 095 (ESL); Introduction to Fiction

o                                Instructor, Basic Program, University of Chicago, October 1991-June 1993:  Victorian Literature; Utopian Literature; Romantic Poetry; Classics of the Western Tradition

o                                Lecturer in English, Saint Xavier University August 1986-May 1990: Introduction to Literature (poetry, fiction and drama); English 099 (developmental and ESL); First-year placement evaluation (composition)

o                                Course Assistant, University of Chicago, January 1988-March 1988: Eighteenth-century English Literature (Gwin Kolb)

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SERVICE

 

o                                Member, Women and Gender Studies Committee, 1997-present

o                                Chair, Task Force on Academic Support, Middle States Self Study Committee, 1999-2000

o                                Vice-Chair of Faculty Executive Council (elected), Lycoming College, 2000

o                                Chair, English Department, 2000-2001

o                                Convener, Academic Freedom and Grievance, Committee (elected), Lycoming College, 1999-2000; member, 2007-present

o                                Chair, Lycoming Teacher Effectiveness Committee, 1999-2000

o                                Member, Lycoming Teacher Effectiveness Committee, 1999-2001, 2004-present

o                                Departmental Liaison, Lycoming College Study Abroad Program, 1999-present

o                                Academic Standards Committee, Lycoming College, 1994-1999

o                                Committee on Faculty Personnel (elected), Lycoming College, 1998-1999

o                                Faculty Executive Council (elected), Lycoming College, 1996-1997

o                                Search Committee Member: English, French, Mathematics, Economics, German, Freshman Dean, Lycoming College, 1993-1999

o                                Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society, 1994-2006

o                                Faculty Advisor, Lycoming English Society, 1994-2006

o                                University Disciplinary Review Committee, University of Chicago,1990-1991

o                                Resident Head,  University of Chicago, 1988-1991

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PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

o                                Outside Evaluator, Pennsylvania Humanities Council, 1998-present

o                                Advisory Board Member, H-Net Utopia

o                                Program Chair, Society for Utopian Studies Conference,1996

o                                Chair, Nominating Committee, Society for Utopian Studies, 1995-2000

o                                Manuscript Reviewer: University of Chicago Press, Broadview Press, 1995-present

o                                Chair, Lycoming Conference on Teaching Effectiveness, 1999-2000

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RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

 

o                                Nineteenth-century English literature

o                                Women's Literature

o                                Utopian Literature

o                                Student Motivation

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MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

o                                Modern Language Association of America

o                                Keats-Shelley Memorial Association

o                                Midwest Victorian Studies Association

o                                Southeastern Nineteenth-century Studies Association

o                                Society for Utopian Studies

o                                Popular Culture Association

o                                Northeastern Modern Language Association

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