Faculty, Postdoctoral Lecturer
Staci Poston Conner is a Postdoctoral Lecturer with her doctorate in English Literature from the University of Tennessee with a concentration in nineteenth-century Anglo-American Literature.
- Gothic Literature
- Nineteenth-Century American Literature
- Nineteenth-Century British Literature
- Children's and Young Adult Literature
- Ph.D. in English, University of Tennessee, 2019
- M.A. in English, University of Tennessee, 2014
- B.A. in English, Francis Marion University, 2012
“‘Horror More Horrible From Being Vague, and Terror More Terrible From Ambiguity’: Liminal Figures in Poe’s ‘Berenice’ and Gilman’s ‘The Giant Wistaria.’” The Edgar Allan Poe Review, vol. 20, no. 1, 2019, pp. 77-95.
- “‘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 Menials: Domestic Service and the Cultural Transformation of British Society, 1650-1850, by Kristina Booker. XVIII: New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century, vol. 16, no. 1, Spring 2019, pp. 121-23.
- Review of Pirating Fictions: Ownership and Creativity in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture, by Monica F. Cohen. Victorians Institute Journal, vol. 45, 2017, pp. 224-28.
- 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.
- “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.
- First-Year Composition Teaching Mentor, Fall 2015, Spring 2018, and Spring 2019
- 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
- Modern Language Association
- Phi Kappa Phi
- Sigma Tau Delta
- Omicron Delta Kappa
- Kappa Mu Epsilon
- 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.
- “The Ghost at the Window: Locking Out Spirits in Wuthering Heights and The Turn of the Screw.” Popular Culture Association in the South and American Culture Association in the South (PCAS/ACAS) Conference. New Orleans, LA (October 2018).
- “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).