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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
M.A. in English, University of Wyoming, 1993
Thesis: “In Pursuit of Theoretical Bliss: Want, Excess, and Writing the Body in Early Modern
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
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
“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.
“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.
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
RESEARCH & EDITING EXPERIENCE
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
GRANTS & AWARDS
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)
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
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,
College of Arts and Sciences
Curriculum Committee: Member, 2008-2011
nd2 Annual Senior Etiquette Dinner: Faculty Representative for College of Arts and
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
Available Upon Request