Patricia Juliana Smith
1995 Ph.D., English, University of California, Los Angeles
Dissertation: “Lesbian Panic: The Homoerotics of Narrative in Modern British Women’s Fiction”
Directors: Anne K. Mellor and Michael North
Committee: Jayne E. Lewis, King-Kok Cheung, Kathryn Norberg (History)
1991 M.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles
Examination Fields: Twentieth-Century British Literature, Victorian Literature, Eighteenth-Century Literature, Feminist Theory
1986 B.A. (Summa Cum Laude), English, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Senior Thesis: “‘It is Only a Novel’: Jane Austen and Gothic Intertextuality”
2000- Hofstra University
Associate Professor of English (2006- ) with tenure
Assistant Professor of English (2000-2006)
Affiliated faculty, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies
1997-2000 University of California, Los Angeles
Postdoctoral Lecturer in English
1995-96 University of Connecticut, Storrs
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
1994-95 University of Connecticut, Stamford
Lecturer, English and Women’s Studies
1987-92 University of California, Los Angeles
Teaching Assistant/Associate/Fellow, English and Writing Programs
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND INTEREST:
Modern and Contemporary British Literature; Postimperial/Postcolonial Studies
Gender Studies (Gay/Lesbian/Queer Theory)
Narrative Theory/The Novel
Cultural Studies; Popular Culture
Film and Literature; Visual Cultures; Drama/Opera/Performance Theory
Britannia Waives the Rules: The Permissive Society in 1960s British Literature and Culture. (Book in progress, under advance contract to Columbia University Press.)
Lesbian Panic: Homoeroticism in Modern British Women’s Fiction. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.
Editor (with Lowell Gallagher and Frederick S. Roden). Catholic Figures, Queer Narratives. Basingstoke (UK) and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Editor. The Queer Sixties. New York and London: Routledge, 1999.
Editor. The Book of Gay and Lesbian Quotations. New York: Three Rivers/Random House, 1999.
Editor (with Corinne E. Blackmer). En Travesti: Women, Gender Subversion, Opera. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.
Book Project in Progress:
“Don’t Look Back in Anger: Postimperial Perceptions of the Modernist Past”
“The Dispossessed: Displacement and Changing Scenes in Elizabeth Bowen’s Eva Trout.” Commissioned for Elizabeth Bowen: New Critical Perspectives. Ed. Susan Osborn. Cork (IE): Cork University Press, forthcoming.
“Brit Girls: Sandie Shaw and the Women of the British Invasion.” She’s So Fine: Whiteness, Adolescence, Femininity and Class in 60s Music: Ed. Laurie Stras. Durham: Duke University Press, forthcoming 2008.
“’The Woman That God Forgot’: Queerness, Camp, Lies, and Catholicism in Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood.” Paradox and Perversity: Homosexuality and Catholicism in Modern Narratives. Gallagher, Roden, and Smith, eds. Basingstoke (UK) and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 129-148.
“’The Queen of the Waste Land’: The Endgames of Modernism in Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop.” Modern Literature Quarterly 67 (3): 333-361.
“You Say You Want a Revolution: Joe Orton’s The Erpingham Camp, the Bacchae of the 1960s.” Joe Orton: A Casebook. Ed. Francesca Coppa. New York and London: Routledge, 2002. 27-44.
“’Go West’: The Pet Shop Boys’ Anthems and Allegories of Postimperiality” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture (Special issue, “Rock and Roll and the Postmodern Condition,” ed. Kevin J. H. Dettmar and William Richey) 34 (3/4): 307-337.
“Britannia Waives the Rules: National Icons Profaned in John Osborne’s The Entertainer and Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw.” Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture 33 (4) (2001): 151-176.
Afterword to The Chinese Garden by Rosemary Manning. New York: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2000, 161-191.
“‘Women Like Us Must Learn to Stick Together’: Lesbians in the Novels of Fay Weldon.” British Women Writing Fiction. Ed. Abby H. P. Werlock. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2000, 125-147.
“‘Ask Any Girl’: Compulsory Heterosexuality and Girl-Group Culture.” Reading Rock ‘n’ Roll: Authenticity, Appropriation, Aesthetics. Ed. Kevin J. H. Dettmar and William Richey. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999, 93-124.
“‘O Patria Mia’: Female Homosociality and the Gendered Nation in Bellini’s Norma and Verdi’s Aida.” The Work of Opera: Genre, Nationhood, and Sexual Difference. Ed. Richard Dellamora and Daniel Fischlin. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997, 93-114.
“’The Things People Don’t Say’: Lesbian Panic in The Voyage Out.” Lesbian Readings of Virginia Woolf. Ed. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer. New York: New York University Press, 1997, 128-145.
“’And I Wondered If She Might Kiss Me’: Lesbian Panic as Narrative Strategy in British Women’s Fictions.” Modern Fiction Studies 41 (3/4) (1995): 567-607.
“Desperately Seeking Susan[na]: Closeted Quests and Mozartean Gender Bending in Brigid Brophy’s King of a Rainy Country.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 15 (3) (1995): 23-31. Reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism 105 (1998): 34-38.
“Gli Enigmi Sono Tre: The [D]evolution of Turandot, Lesbian Monster.” En Travesti: Women, Gender Subversion, and Opera. Ed. Corinne E. Blackmer and Patricia Juliana Smith. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995, 242-84.
“All You Need is Love : Angela Carter’s Novel of Sixties Sex and Sensibility.” Review of Contemporary Fiction 14 (3) (1994): 24-29.
“’You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’: The Camp Masquerades of Dusty Springfield.” Camp Grounds: Style and Homosexuality. Ed. David Bergman. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1993, 185-205.
Reprinted with a new afterword in The Queer Sixties. Ed. Patricia Juliana Smith. New York and London: Routledge, 1999, 105-126.
“’A Comic Turn, Turned Serious’: Fay Weldon’s Life and Loves of a She-Devil.” Explicator 51 (1993): 255-57.
Review of Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s by Jacqueline Warwick. Journal of Popular Music Studies 19 (3) 2007, 299-301.
Review of The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: Manic Depression and the Life of Virginia Woolf by Peter Dally. Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review 7 (3) 2000, 45-46.
Review of Britannia’s Glory: A History of Twentieth-Century Lesbians by Emily Hamer and Lesbian Configurations by renée c. hoogland. Signs 25 (1) 1999, 279-81.
Review of Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-Sex Love and the English Literary Imagination by Ruth Vanita. Victorian Studies 41 (4) 1998, 649-51.
Advisory Editor for Film, Music, and Popular Culture, glbtq: an online encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture, Claude J. Summers, gen. ed.
Entries :“Mercedes de Acosta”; “Harold Acton”; “Lindsay Anderson”; “Anthony Asquith”; “Samuel Barber”; “Cecil Beaton”; “Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, Lord Berners”; “Leonard Bernstein”; “Anthony Blunt”; “Dirk Bogarde”; “ Benjamin Britten”; “Brigid Brophy”; “Castrati”; “Roberta Close”, “Aaron Copland”; “Marie Corelli”; “Peter Maxwell Davies”; “Divas”; “Maureen Duffy”; “Brian Epstein”; “Wayland Flowers”, “Stephen Fry”, “John Gielgud”; “Keith Haring”, “Nigel Hawthorne”; “Brian Howard”; “James Ivory and Ismael Merchant”; “Wanda Landowska”; “Joseph C. Leyendecker”, “Paul Lynde”, “Roddy McDowall”, “Ian McKellen”; “Mabel Mercer”; “Freddie Mercury”; “Oliver Messel”, “Opera” (with Corinne E. Blackmer); “Robert Moran”, “Peter Pears”; “Tony Richardson”; “Camille Saint-SaĎns”; “Ethel Sands and Ann Hope (Nan) Hudson”, “Edith Sitwell”; “Osbert Sitwell” (Commissioned, due 2007); “John Schlesinger”; “Dusty Springfield”; “Sylvia Townsend Warner”; “Virgil Thomson”; “Michael Tippett”; “Rose Troche”, “Jeanette Winterson”; “Elsie de Wolfe”; “Franco Zefferelli.”
“Angela Carter.” Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Vol. 5. Ed. Jennifer A. Wicke. Gen. ed. David Scott Kastan and Kevin J. H. Dettmar. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming, 2006.
“Ronald Firbank.” Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Vol. 5. Ed. Jennifer A. Wicke and Kevin J. H. Dettmar. Gen. ed. David Scott Kastan. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming, 2006.
“Edith Sitwell.” Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. Vol. 5. Ed. Jennifer A. Wicke and Kevin J. H. Dettmar. Gen. ed. David Scott Kastan. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming, 2006.
“English Literature, Twentieth Century”; “Greta Garbo”; “Katherine Mansfield”; Sylvia Townsend Warner.” Lesbian Histories and Cultures. Vol. I of Encyclopedia of Homosexuality, second edition. Ed. Bonnie Zimmerman and George Haggerty. New York: Garland, 2000. 265-267, 323-324, 484, 800-801.
“Brigid Brophy”; “Marie Corelli”; “Maureen Duffy”; “Opera” (with Corinne E. Blackmer); “Edith Sitwell”; “Sylvia Townsend Warner”; “Jeanette Winterson.” Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage. Ed. Claude J. Summers. New York: Henry Holt, 1995. 115-116, 176, 208-209, 528-531, 661-62, 728-729, 758-759.
(Scheduled) “Bold, But Not Too Bold: Protofeminist Protagonists in 1960s ‘Swinging London’ Films.” Australian Women and Gender Studies Association Conference, Perth, July 2008.
“’Prisoner of Love’: James Brown, White Culture, Racial Metaphor, and the Signifying Monkey.” Popular Culture Division Panel, Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, 29 December 2007.
“A Different Sort of Tiresias: Transsexual Transitiion and the Paradoxes of the ‘Androgynous Mind’ in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando.” Special session, Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, 28 December 2007.
Organizer and Moderator, “Pacific Modernisms” seminar, Modernist Studies Association Conference, Long Beach, California, October 2007.
“The Widow and the Parrot: Virginia Woolf’s ‘Edifying’ Tale for Children.” Modernist Studies Association Conference, University of Tulsa, 20 October 2006.
“Stranger Than Fiction: The Life and Death of Joe Orton.” Lecture on the film Prick Up Your Ears for the Hofstra University Writing Program Film Series on Writers and Writing, 27 September 2006.
“Lesbian Images in 1960s British Culture.” Lesbian Lives XIII: Historicising the Lesbian Conference, University College, Dublin, February 2006.
“’One Must Leave Posterity Some Clues’: Elizabeth Bowen’s The Little Girls and Postwar Modernism.” Seminar on “Modernism after the Blitz,” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Loyola University, Chicago, 3 November 2005.
“A Little Help From Their Friends: Homosocial Brotherhood in the Beatles’ Films.” Film Studies Division Panel, Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, December 2004.
“[Not] Loving in the War Years: Sexual Panic and Racial Ambiguity in Dola De Jong’s De Thuiswacht (The Tree and the Vine).” Nederlandic Literature Discussion Group Panel, Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, December 2004.
"'Any Permanent Mistake Like Me': The Queerness of Catholicism in Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood." Modernist Studies Association Conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, 24 October 2004. (Scheduled) Subsequently presented at Queer Studies Conference, University of North Carolina, Ashville, 2 April 2005.
“Waterloo Sunsets and the Twilight of the British Empire: The Kinks’ ‘Kronikles’ of Postimperiality.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music Conference, University of Virginia, 16 October 2004.
“’Stepping Out of the Page’: Kate Bush’s Joycean [Re]creations.” International James Joyce Foundation Conference, University College, Dublin, 15 June 2004.
“Bluebeard of Carnaby Street: Fay Weldon’s Little Sisters as Swinging Sixties Fairy Tale.” Society for the Study of Narrative Conference, University of Vermont, 25 April 2004.
Roundtable Discussant: “Girl Singers of the 1960s.” American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Houston, 15 November 2003.
“BritPop Princesses: The [Un]Sung Heroines of the British Invasion”: Invited Lecture, Bucknell University, 27 September 2003.
"Metempsychoses and Osmoses: James Joyce and John Lennon." International James Joyce Foundation Conference, University of Tulsa, 17 June 2003.
Participant and Spokesperson for glbtq.com. Roundtable Discussion on Queer Publishing in the Arts. College Arts Association Conference, New York City, 21 February 2003.
“‘No Film Can Ever Be Too Personal’: Lindsay Anderson’s If . . . as Auteur Autobiography” (Autobiography Division Panel). Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans, 29 December 2001.
“‘Like Having to Decide between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones’: Bisexuality as the Middle Path in Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia” (Prose Fiction Division Panel). Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans, 29 December 2001.
“A Game of Checkers: The Waste Land Revisited in Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop.” Seminar Paper, Modernist Studies Association Conference, Rice University, 13 October 2001.
“Not ‘Pure English’ and Not ‘Quite a Lady’: The Lesbian Dramaturge and the Myth of Britain in Woolf’s Between the Acts.” Seminar Paper, Modernist Studies Association Conference, Rice University, 12 October 2001.
Moderator and Organizer, “Lesbian Modernism and the Problem of National/Racial Identity” (seminar). Modernist Studies Association Conference, Rice University, 12 October 2001.
“The Public Image of the Permissive Society: ‘Swinging London’ on Film.” Plenary Address. “The Permissive Society and Its Enemies,” 15th Summer Conference of the Institute of Contemporary British History, University of London, 9 July 2001.
Moderator and Organizer, “Opera and Sexuality, Revisited” (Opera as a Literary Form Discussion Group Panel), Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, DC, 29 December 2000.
“Mrs Ramsay’s Last Supper: To the Lighthouse and the Passion of the Female Christ.” Modern Language Association Convention (International Virginia Woolf Society Panel), Washington, DC, 28 December 2000.
“The World, the Flesh, and the Devil: The Malignity of Innocence in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Death of the Heart.” Modernist Studies Association Conference, University of Pennsylvania, 13 October 2000.
“Traviata Without Tragedy: Puccini’s La Rondine.” Invited Lecture, Undergraduate English Association, University of California, Los Angeles, 10 April 2000.
Moderator, “The Welfare State and United Kingdom Literature 2,” Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, 28 December 1999
“‘Looking Tragic Like a Hardy Heroine’: Postmodern Tesses on the Dole in Fay Weldon’s Heart of the Country.” Modern Language Association Convention (Twentieth-Century English Literature Division Panel), Chicago, 28 December 1999
“The Queer Sixties.” Faculty Research Lecture, University of California, Los Angeles, 2 November 1999
“Losing It: Women, Madness, and the Gothic in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.” Invited Lecture, Undergraduate English Association, University of California, Los Angeles, 3 June 1999.
“What It Means to Be a Merry Wife: Women as Tricksters in Shakespeare, Verdi, and Nicolai.” Invited guest lecture, seminar on Shakespeare and Opera. University of Oregon, 7 May 1999.
“Icons and Iconoclasts: Figments of Sixties Queer Culture.” Invited guest lecture, Rice University Center for the Study of Cultures, 28 April 1999
“Sometimes a Cigar is Only a Cigar: Churchill, Freud, and the End of Empire in Orton’s What the Butler Saw.” Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, 27 December 1998.
“Mayhem, Madness, and Melodrama: Verdi’s Il Trovatore.” Invited Lecture, Undergraduate English Association, University of California, Los Angeles, 13 May 1998.
“Roman á Clef Three-Way: Woolf, Sackville-West, and Trefusis.” Modern Language Association Convention (Prose Fiction Division Panel), Toronto, 27 December 1997.
“I, Too, The Worst of All: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Metanarrative of the Lesbian Nun.” (Respondent to Alicia Gaspar de Alba, “Lesbian Drag: The Separatist Habit of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.”) Feminist Research Seminar. Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles, 24 November 1997.
“Towards a Theory of Lesbian Panic.” Guest Speaker, Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles, 20 May 1997.
“Getting Away With Murder: Homosexuality, Censorship, and Ivy Compton-Burnett.” Modern Language Association Convention (Twentieth-Century English Literature Division Panel), Washington, DC, 28 December 1996.
“Medical Sexology, Modernism, and Puccini’s Turandot.” Department of English, University of Connecticut, 11 October 1995.
“The Queer Marie Corelli.” Fourth Annual Conference on Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century British Women Writers, Notre Dame University, 3 March 1995.
“A Short Queer History of Opera.” (A Multi-Media Panel Presentation). Sixth North American Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Studies Conference, University of Iowa, 18 November 1994.
“The Signifying Magpie: Emma Tennant’s Praxis of Pastiche and Sexual Subversion.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Pittsburgh, 8 April 1994.
“’A Novel About Silences’: The Voyage Out as a Narrative of Lesbian Panic.” Modern Language Association Convention (Virginia Woolf Society Panel), Toronto, 29 December 1993.
“Signifying Otherness: The Function of the Lesbian Character in Women’s Narratives.” Women’s Studies Conference, Southern Connecticut State University, 1 October 1993.
“Better to Burn than to Marry: The Narratives of the Virgin Martyrs.” Center for the Study of Women Graduate Research Conference, UCLA, 17 May 1993.
“’And I Wondered If She Might Kiss Me’: Lesbian Panic in Postmodern British Women’s Fiction.” Modern Language Association Convention, New York City, 28 December 1992.
Moderator and Organizer, “Lesbians at the Opera” (Special Session). Modern Language Association Convention, New York City, 28 December 1992.
“Beyond the Valley of The Golden Notebook : Is There British ‘Literature’ After Doris Lessing?” Third Southland English Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, 4 April 1992.
“’You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’: Dusty Springfield as White Soul Sister, Female Drag Queen, and Lesbian Diva.” Fifth Annual Lesbian and Gay Studies Conference, Rutgers University, 2 November 1991.
“’Fun and Freke Forever!’: Cross-Dressing and Gender-Bending in Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda.” Second Southland English Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, 18 May 1991.
“’It Is Only a Novel’: Jane Austen, Margaret Atwood, and the Anti-Gothic Mode.” Southland English Graduate Student Conference, UCLA, 18 May 1990.
“’So Almighty Womanish’: A Reconsideration of Hardy’s Heroine in Far From the Madding Crowd.” Victorian Study Group, UCLA, 27 March 1989.
“The Perplexed Personae of Kate Bush’s The Dreaming.” Guest Lecture, Department of Music, California State University, Dominguez Hills. 17 May 1988.
British Literature 2: Eighteenth Century to the Present
Twentieth-Century British Novel
Twentieth-Century British Poetry
Postcoloniality and Postimperiality in Contemporary British Literature
Studies in the Novel 1: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Traditions
Studies in the Novel 2: The Modern Novel
Gay and Lesbian Literature
American Fiction 1900 to 1950
The Western Tradition 2: European Literature in Translation, 18th to 20th Century
The Eighteenth Century
Eighteenth-Century Women Writers
Special Studies: Contemporary British Women Writers
Special Studies: The “Swinging” Sixties: Postimperial Literature, Film, and Culture
Special Studies: Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, and Bloomsbury
Honors Special Studies: The Literature of Multi-Cultural Britain
Honors Special Studies: James Joyce, Catholicism, and Ireland
Honors Special Studies: Catholicism in Modern Literature
Honors Special Studies: Modern Irish Literature
Honors Special Studies: Thomas Hardy
Special Graduate Studies: Queer Theory
Special Graduate Studies: The British Modernist Novel
Graduate Seminar: After the Empire: The Literature of Postimperial Britain
Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Studies
British Literature 1832 to the Present
Twentieth-Century British Fiction
Postwar British and American Drama
Film and Literature--Special Topics: 1960s British Drama, Fiction, and Cinema
British Women Writers
Pre-Stonewall Gay and Lesbian Literature
Seminar: Narrating Lesbianism
Seminar: Contemporary British Women Novelists--Gender and Postmodernity
Seminar: The Novels of Angela Carter
Feminist Theory in the Humanities
University of Connecticut:
Modern British Literature
The Modern Novel
Women in Literature Before 1900
Women in Literature in the Twentieth Century
Romantic and Victorian Literature
Co-author (with María DeGuzmán, Erin Carlston, and Carissa Towsend) and actor (as Dr Matthew Mighty-Grain-of-Salt Dante O’Connor). A Hard Day’s Nightwood, photo-narrative performance piece after Djuna Barnes’s novel Nightwood, by Camera Query. Chapel Hill, NC, 2003-2004.
(See preview at http://www.cameraquery.com)
Co-author (with María DeGuzmán, and Martha Mockus) and actor (title role) in De Vliegende Hollander[in] or, The Flying Dutch[wo]man , photo-narrative performance piece, after Richard Wagner’s opera Der Fliegende Hollander, by Camera Query. Long Island, NY, 2003.
(See preview at http://www.cameraquery.com)
Co-author (with María DeGuzmán, Corinne Blackmer, and Theresa Hanson) and actor (The Devil) in Dr Faustina, photo-narrative performance piece, after Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus, by Camera Query. New Haven, CT, 2003.
(See preview at http://www.cameraquery.com)
Co-author (with Jill Casid and María DeGuzmán) and actor (title role). Mephistophelia. a “photo-crypto-narrative” performance piece after J. W. von Goethe’s Faust, by SPIR: Conceptual Photography, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001.
(See preview at http://www.home.earthlink.net/~mdeguzman/).
Script advisor, “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” (Feature film on the life of Dusty Springfield Story” Prod. and Dir. Nancy Savoca, BNTV for VH-1 Television; Maverick Productions for feature release. Film project discontinued, 2004.
“The Queer Sixties.” Interview, GayBC Radio (Seattle), 14 July 1999.
Honors and Awards:
1998 Nominee, Modern Language Prize for a First Book (for Lesbian Panic)
1996 Mary Wollstonecraft Dissertation Prize, Center for the Study of Women, University of California, Los Angeles
1986-87 Phi Kappa Phi National Graduate Fellowship
2005-07 Regional Delegate (New York State), Delegate Assembly, Modern Language Association
2002 Candidate, Executive Committee, Gay Studies in Literature Discussion Group, Modern Language Association
2000 Member (one-year term), Executive Committee, Opera as Literary Form Discussion Group, Modern Language Association (Committee Chair, 2000)
2007- Faculty Mentor, National English Honors Society
2007-2008 Member, Ad Hoc Tenure Committee for Adam Sills, Department of English
2007-2008 Member, Ad Hoc Tenure Committee for Martha McPhee, Department of English
2007 Department of English Representative, Admitted Students Day, March 2007
2005- Member, Planning Committee, Queer Studies Conference (to be jointly sponsored with Queer Studies Program, SUNY Stony Brook), 2007.
2005- Member, Search Committee, African Diaspora/African-American Search, Department of English, Hofstra University.
2005- Member, Diversity Committee, Department of English, Hofstra University.
2004- Member, Queer Studies Steering Committee; Founding Faculty Member, Queer Studies Minor Program, HCLAS, Hofstra University.
2003-2004 Member, Outcomes Assessment Committee, Department of English, Hofstra University
2002- Member, Department Personnel Committee, Department of English, Hofstra University
2002-2003 Member, HCLAS Core Curriculum Review Committee, Hofstra University
2001-2003 Chair, Executive Committee, English Department, Hofstra University
2000-2001 Member, Screening Committee, Junior Victorian Search, English Department, Hofstra University
1999-2000 Alumni Advisory Member, Humanities Curriculum Committee, California State University, Dominguez Hills
1998-99 Member, Teaching Assistant Selection Committee, Women’s Studies Program, UCLA
1991-93 Graduate Member, Grants Committee, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
1991-92 President, Lesbian and Gay Literature Graduate Study Group, UCLA
ThesIs and dissertation committees:
Director, Senior Honors Thesis, Brandon O’Brien (Hons. B.A., English), “W. H. Auden and Christianity.” Hofstra University, 2007 (in progress).
Director, Senior Honors Thesis, Nicholas Martin (Hons. B.A., English), “Satire in the Novels of Evelyn Waugh.” Hofstra University, 2007 (in progress).
Director, Senior Honors Thesis, Margaret Kiernan (B.A., English), “Women’s Success and Failure in the Novels of Willa Cather” (High Honors). Hofstra University, 2005.
Committee member, Senior Honors Thesis, Katie Brooks (B.A., English), “Gender and Androgyny in Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own” Hofstra University (Honors), 2004.
External examiner, Doctoral Thesis, Jill Watson Graham (Ph.D., English), “Skirting the Künstlerroman: Psychoanalysis and the Transformative Artist in Virginia Woolf and Stevie Smith.” University of New Brunswick (Canada), 2001.
External reader, Doctoral Thesis, Deborah F. Hunn (Ph.D., English), “The Mnemonic Closet: Memory, Identity and Desire in Three Novels by Virginia Woolf.” University of Western Australia, 2000.
Committee member, Senior Honors Thesis, April J. Zubko (B.A., English), “Subjective Layers: An Alternative to Doubles in Nabokov’s Look at the Harlequins!” Hofstra University (Highest Distinction), 2000.
Co-director, Senior Honors Thesis, Mary Ryan Hurst (B.A., Women’s Studies), “The Simulacrum Effect: Irish Women Writers, Myth and Reality.” UCLA (Highest Department Honors), 2000.
Director, Senior Honors Thesis, Ian J. Wolfe (B.A., English), “Angela Carter and Her 1960s.” UCLA (Department Honors), 1999.
Director, Senior Honors Thesis, Sharif M. Youssef (B.A., English), “The Camp Picaresque,” UCLA (Department Honors), 1998.
Director, Senior Honors Thesis, Jason R. Lynch (B.A., English), “The Novels of Jeanette Winterson,” UCLA, 1998
Consulting Editor, www.glbtq.com: an online encyclopedia of Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Queer Culture. Claude J. Summers, General Editor.
Manuscript Referee (Scholarly Presses):
New York University Press, University of Wisconsin Press, Routledge, Columbia University Press, SUNY Press.
Manuscript Referee (Journals):
LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory; Signs; Studies in the Novel; Genre, Twentieth-Century Literature.
Editorial Consultant, Moss Publishing Group, British and Irish Literature in Its Time
Modern Languages Association
Modernist Studies Association
North American Conference on British Studies
International Virginia Woolf Society
North American James Joyce Foundation
Society for the Study of Narrative Literature
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Professional references available on request