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Sally Corran HarrisSally Corran Harris

Distinguished Lecturer, Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

814 McClung Tower
Phone: (865) 974-2671
Fax: (865) 974-6926
E-mail: sallycharris@utk.edu

Biography

Sally C. Harris is a distinguished lecturer in the English Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In addition to her essays on Le Fanu and Victorian fiction, she has developed her own textbook for writing in the workplace. She continues to teach workplace writing, technical writing, British literature, detective literature, and drama.

Education

  • PhD in English, 2000, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • MA in English, 1996, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • BA in English, 1991, Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania
  • General Studies, 1987-88, Newbold College, Binfield, England

Publications

  • “The Ghosts that Haunt Us.” Dissertation Chapter. Short Story Criticism, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Gale, Cengage Learning. 2016. 
  • “Algernon Blackwood Short Stories.” Volume Advisor. Short Story Criticism. Gale, Cengage Learning. 2016. 
  • “Carmilla.” Volume Advisor. Short Story Criticism, Vol. 200. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
  • “Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas.” Volume Advisor. Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Vol. 282. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014. 
  • Crossing Boundaries, Mixing Genres in The Wyvern Mystery. Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu. Eds. Gary William Crawford, Jim Rockhill, and Brian J. Showers. Hippocampus Press. 2011.
  • “A Realistic Fairytale: The Wyvern Mystery.”Le Fanu Studies 3, May 2008.
  • “The Haunting Past in J. S. Le Fanu’s Short Stories.” Le Fanu Studies 2, November 2006.
  • “Spiritual Warnings: The Ghost Stories of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.” Rpt. in Gale-Thompson Short Story Criticism series, vol. 84, November 2005.
  • “Spiritual Warnings: The Ghost Stories of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.” Victorians Institute Journal 31, 2003.

Professional Service

  • Strategic Plan Update Committee for College of Arts & Sciences: 2016-2017
  • Mentor for new English Lecturer: 2015 & 2016 
  • English 295 Textbook Committee: 2014-2015
  • Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center Luncheon: Poster Presenter, 2015
  • Faculty Senate: Non-Tenure-Track Issues Committee, Chair, 2013-2014
  • Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Advisory Group to the Provost’s Office: 2010-2013
  • Office of Instructional Technology: Faculty Spotlight, 2013
  • Summer Teaching Institute: Virtual Presenter, 2012
  • Deans, Directors, & Department Heads Retreat: Featured in OIT presentation, 2012
  • Office of Instructional Technology Teaching Workshop: Presenter, June 2010
  • English Department Technology Workshop: Presenter, 2010
  • Society for Technical Communication, East Tennessee Chapter national competition: Judge, Dec. 2009-Jan. 2010
  • Lecturer Voting Representative: 2008-09, 2009-10

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Hodges’ Course Release for Research: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2016
  • Faculty First ITC grant: 2009, 2017
  • Department Teaching Award Nomination: 2003
  • Norman Sanders Dissertation Fellowship: 1999-2000
  • John C. Hodges Fellowship: 1996-1997

Invited Lectures

  • Office of Instructional Technology, Faculty Spotlight, 2013
  • Summer Teaching Institute, Virtual Presenter, 2012
  • Deans, Directors, & Department Heads Retreat, featured in OIT presentation, 2012
  • Office of Instructional Technology Teaching Workshop Presenter, June 2010
  • English Department Technology Workshop, 2010
  • “(Un)Metaphoric Rape in Visions of the Daughters of Albion and America: A Prophecy. Invitation, Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, 1999