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Staci Poston Conner

PhD student, Graduate Teaching Associate

Biography

Staci Poston Conner is a doctoral student with a concentration in nineteenth-century Anglo-American Literature.

 


Research

  • Gothic Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Children's and Young Adult Literature

Education

M.A. in English, University of Tennessee, 2014
B.A. in English, Francis Marion University, 2012


Publications

Chapters

  • “‘We are beasts and this is our consolation’: Fairy Tale Revision and Combination in Joyce Carol Oates's Beasts.” Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture: A Mosaic of Criticism, edited by Amie Doughty. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, pp. 216-228. 

Solicited Book Reviews

  • Review of Sinister Histories: Gothic Novels of Representations of the Past, from Horace Walpole to Mary Wollstonecraft, by Jonathan Dent. XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, vol. 15, no. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 118-120. 
  • Review of British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century, edited by Teresa Barnard. XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, vol. 14, no. 1, Spring 2017, pp. 68-70. 
  • Review of The Gothic Ideology: Religious Hysteria and Anti-Catholicism in British Popular Fiction, 1780-1880, by Diane Long Hoeveler. XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, vol. 13, no. 1, Spring 2016, pp. 134-135. 
  • Review of Rakes, Highwaymen, and Pirates: The Making of the Modern Gentleman in the Eighteenth Century, by Erin Mackie. XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, vol. 12, no. 1, Spring 2015, pp. 107-108.
  • Review of Women, Popular Culture, and the Eighteenth Century, edited by Tiffany Potter. XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, vol. 11, no. 1, Spring 2014, pp. 102-103. 

Other

  • “Deidre Throughout the Ages: From Celtic Legend to Modern Play.” CMOS Sample Paper in The Writer's FAQs: A Pocket Handbook, 5th and 6th editions, and Prentice Hall Reference Guide, 10th ed.

Professional Service

  • Richard Beale Davis Editorial Assistantship, Victorians Institute Journal, Fall 2017 – Spring 2019
  • First-Year Composition Teaching Mentor, Fall 2015 and Spring 2018
  • Alwin Thaler Research Assistantship, Spring 2017
  • PhD Representative, UTK Graduate Students in English, 2016-2017
  • Co-Chair, UTK Nexus 2016 Conference Committee, 2015-2016
  • GSAC Liaison, UTK Graduate Students in English, 2015-2016
  • Secretary/Treasurer, UTK Graduate Students in English, 2013-2014

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • Oscar Roy Ashley Fellowship, Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
  • Thomas Fellowship, Fall 2018 – Spring 2019
  • Norman J. Sanders Dissertation Fellowship, Fall 2017 – Spring 2018
  • John C. Hodges Excellence in English 101 Course Design, Fall 2016
  • Katie Jane Peterson Award, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

Associations & Organizations

  • UTK Nineteenth-Century British Research Seminar
  • Poe Studies Association
  • Popular Culture Association
  • SEASECS
  • Modern Language Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Tau Delta
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Kappa Mu Epsilon
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Invited Lectures

  • Workshop leader, “Reflecting on the Apprenticeship Year.” Fall Teaching Workshops. University of Tennessee, August 2018.
  • Workshop leader, “Teaching and Tutoring English 102.” University of Tennessee, December 2017.
  • Workshop leader, “Teaching Students to Use Sources Effectively and Avoid Plagiarism.” Fall Teaching Workshops. University of Tennessee, August 2016.
  • Workshop leader, “Writing Camp with Freshmen Composition Instructors from UTK.” Knox County Schools Workshop. Austin East High School, Knoxville, TN, June 2016.
  • Workshop leader, “Beyond the Lecture: Effective Teaching Strategies for Lesson Planning and Teaching.” Fall Teaching Workshops. University of Tennessee, August 2015.

Conference Presentations

  • “Manipulation of the Convent Convention in Charlotte Dacre’s Zofloya.” Dickens Universe Graduate Winter Conference. Riverside, CA (February 2018).
  • “Grave Emergences: Undead Figures in Poe’s ‘Berenice’ and Gilman’s ‘The Giant Wistaria.’” American Literature Association Symposium: “Regionalism and Place in American Literature.” New Orleans, LA (September 2017).
  • “‘We are beasts and this is our consolation’: Fairy Tale Revision and Combination in Joyce Carol Oates’s Beasts.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference. New Orleans, LA (April 2015).
  • “The Presence of Hamlet Allusions in The Countess of Dellwyn: Sarah Fielding’s Trivial Treatment of Shakespeare’s Tragedy.” Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (SEASECS). Charleston, SC (March 2013).
  • “Cinema and Christianity as Outlets for Communal Self-Deception in The Bluest Eye.” Philological Association of the Carolinas (PAC). Asheville, NC (March 2011).

Contact Information

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