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Hannah Widdifield

Post-doctoral Lecturer


Hannah Widdifield is a doctoral student with concentrations in Modernism, Critical Theory, and Disability Studies


  • Transatlantic Modernism
  • Critical Theory
  • Disability Studies


  • M.A. Literature, Criticism, and Text. Studies, University of Tennessee, 2015
  • B.A. English, Coastal Carolina University, 2013

Professional Service

  • Graduate Students in English, Chair, Fall 2018-Spring 2019
  • Graduate Students in English, Vice-Chair, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
  • Graduate Student Senate Liaison, University of Tennessee, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Fiction Reader, Grist Journal, Summer-Fall 2017
  • Poetry Reader, Grist Journal, Fall 2015-Fall 2016
  • COFHA Student Advisory Council, Coastal Carolina University, 2011-2012

Awards, Honors & Grants

  • University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Fellowship, 2015-
  • John C. Hodges Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Paul Rice Broadside Poetry Award, Spring 2012
  • Palmetto Fellow’s Scholarship, 2009-2013
  • Coastal Carolina President’s Scholarship, 2009-2013

Invited Lectures

  • “Disability Roundtable Discussion: Accessibility Beyond Academia,” NEXUS Conference, Knoxville Tennessee, March 1-3, 2018.

Conference Presentations

  • “A Modern Death: Euthanasia and Disability in Edith Wharton’s The Fruit of the Tree,” NEMLA, Baltimore, March 2017.
  • “Dismantling the Design: Queer Bodies without Temporality in Absalom, Absalom!,” Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, February 2017.
  • “Disability as Spectacle in Nathanael West’s A Cool Million,” NEXUS Conference, Knoxville Tennessee, March 3-5, 2016.
  • “Faulty Machines: The Disabled Body and the Industrial Revolution,” Phi Alpha Theta Carolinas Regional Meeting, Greenville, South Carolina, March 22-23, 2013.


Contact Information

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