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    Carolyn Marie Tilghman

    Department of Literature and Languages Office: BUS 256A The University of Texas at Tyler Office Phone: 903.565.5703 3900 University Blvd Fax: 903.565.5700

    Tyler TX, 75799 Email:


     Ph.D. in English, The University of Notre Dame, 2002

     Concentrations: Literary Modernism, Literary Theory, Autobiographical Studies

    Dissertation: "Insurgencies: Women‟s Autobiography and Literary Politics in British

    Modernism, 1889-1938"

    Co-Directors: Ewa Plonowska Ziarek and Barbara J. Green

    Readers: Kate Baldwin, Cyraina Johnson-Roullier, James Walton

    Description: Investigates intersections between subjectivity, politics, and

    aesthetic practice in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century British

    women‟s autobiographies.

     M.A. in English, University of Wyoming, 1993

    Thesis: “In Pursuit of Theoretical Bliss: Want, Excess, and Writing the Body in Early Modern

    Religious Texts

    Director: Jeanne Holland

    Readers: Susan Aronstein, Janice Hubbard Harris, Kristine Utterback

    Description: Examines the relationship between religious orthodoxy, thembodiment, and literary resistance in religious texts by the 15 century thBritish mystic Margery Kemp and the 17 century Puritan clergyman

    Cotton Mather.

     B.A. in Natural Science, Minor in English, University of Wyoming, 1980

     Additional Professional Training

    Participant, School for Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, 2001

    Certificate of “Excellence in Education,” Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, University

    of Notre Dame, 2001


    Associate Professor, Department of Literature and Languages, University of Texas at Tyler,


    Assistant Professor, Department of Literature and Languages, University of Texas at Tyler,


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    Practicum Coordinator, Gender Studies Program, University of Notre Dame, Spring 2001

    & Academic Year 2001-2002

     Graduate Research Assistant, Department of English, University of Notre Dame, 2000-2001

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Notre Dame, 1994-

    2000 & 2001-2002

     Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, Casper College, Casper, WY, Summer 1992

     Writing Tutor, Writing Center, University of Wyoming, 1991

     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Wyoming, 1990-1992

Teaching & Research Interests

     thth Late 19 and 20 Century British Literature Literary Theory

     Genre Studies: autobiography and the novel Women‟s Studies


     Journal Articles (refereed):

    From Margin to Center: Nation, Narration, and the Body in D. H. Lawrence's „The Prussian

    Officer.‟” Accepted contingent upon revision by The CEA Critic: An Official Journal of the College

    English Association (6,333 words).

    “The Flesh Made Word: Luce Irigaray‟s Rendering of the Sensible Transcendental.”

    Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological

    Psychology, and the Arts 11.1 (2009): 39-54.

    “Unruly Desire, Domestic Authority, and Odd Coupling in D.H. Lawrence‟s Women

    in Love.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 37.2 (March 2008): 89-109.

    “Autobiography, Activism, and the Carceral: An Analysis of the Prison Writing of Lady

    Constance Lytton.” Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History 36.1 (Fall

    2007): 69-94.

    “Lewis in Contention: Identity, Anxiety, and the London Vortex.” South Central Review: The

    Journal of the South Central Modern Language Association 24.3 (Fall 2007): 2-22.

    “Autobiography as Dissidence: Subjectivity, Sexuality, and the Women‟s Co-operative Guild.”

    Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly 26.4 (Fall 2003): 583-606.

    “The Semiotics of Styrofoam Cups.” Owen Wister Review (Fall 1991): 68-71.

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     Book Reviews (invited):

    Review of Juliet Flower MacCannell. The Hysteric’s Guide to the Future Female Subject.

    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000. The Rocky Mountain Review of Language and

    Literature 54. 2 (Fall 2000): 135-38.

     Creative Work (refereed):

    Poem. “Pablo‟s Music.” Owen Wister Review (Spring 1993): 30.


     Presentations (refereed):

    “Representation at the Margin of Discourse: Gender and Class Politics in Joanna Baillie‟s stDe Monfort.” Accepted for presentation at the 41 Annual Conference of the College English

    Association. San Antonio, TX, March, 2010

    “Staging Suffrage: Modern Women, Political Pageantry, and the Edwardian Theatre.” th 66Annual SCMLA Conference. Baton Rouge, LA, October 2009.

     th “Mina Loy: „The dance of [the body] among words.‟” 35Annual Conference on Literature

    and Culture since 1900. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, February 2007.

     th“‟Because my reaction is not the usual‟: An Exploration of Melancholy in The Waves.” 15

    Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR, June 2005.

     nd th“Wyndham Lewis and the Anxiety of Association.” 32Annual Conference on 20 Century

    Literature. University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, February 2004.

     th“The Subject, the Object, and Parody in Three Guineas.” 13 Annual Conference on Virginia

    Woolf. Smith College, Northampton, MS, June 2003.

     nd“A Woolf Among the Genres.” 2 Annual Modernist Studies Association Conference.

     University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October 2000.

    “Obscure and Ordinary Lives: Virginia Woolf and the Women‟s Co-operative Guild.” th 10 Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. University of Maryland at Baltimore, June 2000.

    “The Autobiography of Lady Constance Lytton: A Mobilization of the Discourse on Human

    Rights.” UTA Conference on the Suppression and Reassertions of the Female Principle in

    Human Cultures. University of Texas at Arlington, March 2000.

    “From Autobiography in the Carceral City: Unruly Suffragettes and Criminal Spaces in ththe Writing of Constance Lytton. “9 Annual Boundaries in Question 2000 Conference.

    Berkeley, CA., March 2000.

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    “Disclosing Identity: The Witch‟s Body as Community Text in Salem, 1692.” Annual Rocky

    Mountain Modern Language Association Conference. Metropolitan State College of Denver,

    Denver, CO., October 1993.

    “Appetite and Bliss: An Exploration of Margery Kempe‟s Mystical Text.” Annual Rocky

    Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference. Northern Arizona University,

    Flagstaff, AZ. April 1993.

     Session Chair:

     thModerator. “Gazing at British History and Literature,” Session 4: A Useful Past, 5 Annual

    Center for Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference. University of Texas at

    Tyler, March 28, 2009.

     stModerator. “Ancient to Modern,” Session 4. From Plato to Potter, 1 Annual Center for

    Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference. University of Texas at Tyler, March

    26, 2005.


    Staff Member, Religion and Literature, University of Notre Dame, 1994-2002

    Research Assistant, Ewa Plonowska Ziarek‟s Book Project on Modernist Aesthetics and

    Politics, University of Notre Dame, 2000-2001


    Nominee, University of Texas at Tyler Teaching Award, 2007

    Junior Faculty Summer Research and Writing Grant, University of Texas at Tyler, 2003

    Joint Faculty/Graduate Student Research Grant, Research on Modernist Aesthetics and

    Politics, University of Notre Dame, 2001

    Grant-Writing Fellowship, University of Notre Dame Graduate School, 2001

    Scholarship (one of two) to School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University,

    University of Notre Dame English Department, Summer 2001

    Distinguished Pass, Dissertation Proposal Defense, November 1997

    Second Place for graduate student scholarly publication, “The Semiotics of Styrofoam Cups,”

    Rocky Mountain Collegiate Press Association, 1992

    Phi Kappa Phi, 1991

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     The University of Texas at Tyler

    ENGL 1301: Grammar and Composition I

    ENGL 1302: Grammar and Composition II

    ENGL 2323: English Literature from 1780‟s to Present

    ENGL 3308: Writing Literary Interpretation and Analysis

    ENGL 4330: English Twentieth Century Literature (emphasis & content vary)

     ENGL 4335: The English Novel (semester emphasis & content vary)

    ENGL 4360: Studies in World Literature (contemporary masterpieces)

    ENGL 4365: Special Topics in Literary Study (transnational contemporary literature)

    ENGL 4397: Senior Seminar (Bloomsbury)

    ENGL 4399: Independent Study (emphasis & content vary)

    ENGL 5330: English Literature: Twentieth Century (emphasis & content vary)

    ENGL 5385: Literary Theory and Criticism

    ENGL 5386: The Modern Novel

    ENGL 5396: Thesis Direction

    ENGL 5399: Graduate Independent Study (emphasis & content vary)

     The University of Notre Dame

     ENGL 109: Freshman Composition

     ENGL 110: First Year Composition & Literature

     FYC 110: First Year Composition

    ENGL 472E: Modernism/Modernity (team taught with Ewa Plonowska Ziarek)

    ENGL 406M: James Joyce: Introduction to Critical Theory (team taught with

     Ewa Plonowska Ziarek)

    GSC 497: Gender Studies Practicum (year long, senior capstone course for

     Gender Studies concentrators)

     Casper College

    ENGL 1020: Composition & Literature (2 sections)

     The University of Wyoming

    ENGL 1010: Freshman Composition

    ENGL 1020: Composition & Literature


The University of Texas at Tyler

     Faculty Senate & University Committees

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    University Honor Code Sub-Committee of the Center for Ethics: Member, Spring

    2009-Spring 2010

     SACS English B. A. Assessment Committee: Chair, Spring 2009

    SACS Sophomore Survey Assessment Committee: Member, Spring & Fall 2007

    Faculty Senate: Secretary, 2005-2006

    Faculty Senate: Senior Senator for History, Literature and Languages, 2005-2006

    Faculty Senate: Junior Senator for History, Literature and Languages, 2004-2005

    University and Faculty Governance Management Committee: Vice Chair, 2004-2005

    University Core Curriculum Committee: Member, 2003-2005

    Faculty Senate: Alternate Senator for History, Literature and Languages, 2003-2004

    Alpha Omega Luncheon Committee for New, Promoted and Retiring Faculty: Member,

    2003, 2004

     College of Arts and Sciences

    Curriculum Committee: Member, 2008-2011

     nd2 Annual Senior Etiquette Dinner: Faculty Representative for College of Arts and

     Sciences, 2003

     Department of Literature and Languages:

     Committee on Committees: Chair, 2009-2011

     Graduate Committee: Member, 2009-2011

     Resource Committee: Member, 2009-2011

     Sophomore Literature Survey Assessment Subcommittee: Member, 2009-2011

    English Faculty Search Committee for Writing Center Director Tenure Track: Chair,


    English Faculty Search Committee for Writing/Other Field Tenure Track: Member,


    Department of Literature and Languages Subcommittee for Re-evaluating Department

     Teaching Evaluations: Member, 2002-2003.

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    Modern Languages Association College English Association

    South Central Modern Languages Association Modernist Studies Association

    International Virginia Woolf Society Phi Kappa Phi


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