Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Patricia R. Taylor

Email: patricia.r.taylor@gmail.com

Education

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Ph.D. in English, 2013

M.A. in English, 2007

Biola University, La Mirada, CA

B.A. in English Literature, summa cum laude, 2004

Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA

A.A.S. with Honors, 2001

Academic Employment

Assistant Professor of English. Department of Modern Languages, Briar Cliff University. Sioux City, IA. Fall 2016 – Present.

Marion L. Brittain Post-Doctoral Fellow. School of Literature, Media, and Communication; Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA.  Fall 2013 – Summer 2016.

Graduate Assistant.  Department of English. University of Connecticut. Storrs, CT.  Fall 2005 – Spring 2013.

Dissertation and Research Interests

Dissertation: Writing with the Word: Protestant Forms of Authorship in England, 1546-1671.  

Committee: Gregory Colón Semenza, Clare Costley King’oo (co-chairs), and Jean I. Marsden.

Defense Date: October 5, 2012

Abstract: Writing with the Word proposes a new model of collaborative authorship for early modern religious poetry and prose. For writers as diverse as John Bale, Philip Sidney, George Herbert, Anna Trapnel, and John Milton, the imitation of the divine Word—both Christ and Scripture—allowed them to claim God as their co-author. These authors combined claims of divine inspiration and the imitation of scriptural antecedents with discussions of writing in order to explore what it meant to collaborate with the divine. I show that these writers did not claim God’s assistance as a mere trope to gain authority, but rather as part of a larger attempt to construct authorship as an important part of Christian identity based in the imitation of Christ.    

Research Interests: Renaissance Literature, Medieval Literature, Religion and Literature, Book History, Digital Humanities, Literature and Film, Adaptation Studies, and Renaissance Literature in Popular Culture.

Publications

Articles in Journals

“The Son as Collaborator in Paradise Regained.” SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 51.1 (2011): 189-198.

“Criminal Appropriation of Shakespeare in Jasper Fforde’s Something Rotten.” College Literature 37.4 (2010): 23-41.

Book Chapters

“‘This is Not the Play’: Shakespeare and Space Opera in Lois McMaster Bujold’s Vorkosigan Saga.” In Shakespearean Echoes, ed. Kevin Wetmore, Jr. and Adam Hansen. 6,600-word ms. (Under Contract at Palgrave Macmillan UK)

Book Reviews

Attar, Karina F., and Lynn Shutters. Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Medievally Speaking: An Open Access Review Journal Encouraging Critical Engagement with the Continuing Process of Inventing the Middle Ages (2016): online.

Stourton, Edward. Paul of Tarsus: A Visionary Life. Mahwah, NJ: HiddenSpring, 2004. Mystics Quarterly 33.3-4 (2007): 56-58.

Educational Resources

“Integrating Sources into Multimodal Projects.” WOVENText: The Bedford Book of Genres for Georgia Tech. Ed. by Georgia Tech’s Writing and Communication Program, Amy Braziller, and Elizabeth Kleinfeld. New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2015.

Electronic Resources Editor and Editorial Board Member. Writing Through Literature, First and Third Edition. (In-house Textbook with Instructor’s Guide.)

Editorial Work

Editorial Assistant. Precedent, Practice, and Appropriation: The Old English Homily, ed. by Aaron J. Kleist, Turnhout: Brepols, 2007.

Teaching And Administration

Georgia Institute of Technology

English 1102, English II. (Multimodal Composition). Course Topics: “Science Fiction and Ethics,” “Finding Paradise Lost,” “Knights, Paladins, and Codes of Conduct: Chivalry from King Arthur to Captain America.” Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016.

English 1101, English I. (Multimodal Composition). Course Topics: “The Science, Technology, and Art of Reading.” Fall 2014, Fall 2015.

University of Connecticut 

English 3113W, Renaissance English Literature (Writing Intensive Course). Spring 2011.

English 2011, Honors 1: Literature through Reading and Research. “Shakespeare, Adaptation, and Film.” Spring 2013.

English 1503, Introduction to Shakespeare. Spring 2011.

English 1011, Seminar in Academic Writing Through Literature. Spring 2007-Fall 2008; Summer 2009; Fall 2010, 2012. Selected Course Topics: Batman and Adaptation Theory, Paradise Lost, Utopias and Dystopias, Images of Hell and Apocalypse, Science Fiction.

English 1010, Seminar in Academic Writing. Fall 2005-Fall 2006. Selected Course Topics: Social Science and Technology, Disability Studies.

High School Instruction

Senior English Composition: Research and Term Papers. University of Connecticut Upward Bound/ Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program, Summer 2006, 2007, 2008. Selected Course Topics: Science and Technology, Fairy Tales and Folklore.

Administrative Work

Assessment Coordinator, Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, January 2014-July 2016.

Assistant Director of Freshman English (Graduate Assistant), English Department, University of Connecticut, January 2009 – August 2010.

Technology Resources Developer (Graduate Assistant), Freshman English Program, English Department, University of Connecticut, August 2009-December 2009.

Selected Teacher Training Presentations

“Portfolios.” Digital Pedagogy Seminar. Writing and Communication Program (WCP), Georgia Tech. November 2014 (Upcoming).

“Grading and Assessment.” Digital Pedagogy Seminar. WCP, Georgia Tech. September 2014.

“Designing Multimodal Assignments.” Co-leader. Digital Pedagogy Seminar. WCP, Georgia Tech. August 2013.

“Incorporating Film into the Freshman English Classroom.” Roundtable. Teaching Development Seminar Series. Freshman English Program, University of Connecticut. February 2013.

“Using Zotero in Teaching and Research.” English Graduate Student Professional Development Seminar, University of Connecticut. October 2012. [Repeated for Digital Pedagogy Seminar at Georgia Tech in October 2013]

“Teaching Information Literacy.” Co-Presenter. Freshman English New TA Orientation, University of Connecticut. August 2012.

“Reflective Writing Projects.” Freshman English New TA Orientation, University of Connecticut. August 2012.

“Teaching Academic Integrity.” Co-Presenter. Freshman English New TA Orientation, University of Connecticut. August 2006, 2010, 2012.

“Small Group Tutorials.” Roundtable. Freshman English New TA Orientation, University of Connecticut. August 2010.

“Hellish Utopias: Teaching Composition Thematically in Freshman English.” Teaching Development Seminar Series. Freshman English Program, University of Connecticut. April 2008.

“Technology in the Freshman Composition Classroom.” Co-Presenter. Teaching Development Seminar Series. Freshman English Program, University of Connecticut. October 2006.

Awards and Honors

Awards for Scholarship

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, “Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603.” Antwerp, London, and Oxford, Summer 2012.

10th Anniversary Graduate Dissertation Fellowship. University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, 2011-2012.

Predoctoral Fellowship Award. University of Connecticut English Department, Summer 2012.

Michael J. Hogan Graduate Summer Research Award. University of Connecticut Graduate School, Summer 2011.

Summer Research Fellowship Award. University of Connecticut English Department, Summer 2011.

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award. University of Connecticut Graduate School, Summer 2010.

English Research Excellence Award. University of Connecticut English Department, Spring 2010.

Second Place, AETNA Graduate Critical Essay Competition. Fall 2009.

Epsilon Kappa Epsilon. Biola University Honor’s Society.  Spring 2004.

Inez McGahey Excellence in Literary Scholarship Award. Biola University, English Department, Spring 2004.

English Department Faculty Scholarship Award. Biola University, Spring 2003.

Awards for Teaching

Teaching Excellence Award. Upward Bound/Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program, University of Connecticut. Summer 2007.

Nominated for the AETNA Graduate Student Teaching Award. 2008.

Presentations and Panels

Presentations

“Mimetic Participation: The Sidney Psalter and a Girardian Theory of Divine Collaboration.” Renaissance Society of America. April 2016.

“Imitatio Christi and Female Authority in John Bale’s editions of Anne Askew’s Examinations.” 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 2015.

“Milton and Multimodality: Encouraging Literary Inquiry into Paradise Lost.” 130th MLA Annual Convention. January 2015 (upcoming).

“Rewriting Richard III: Shakespeare in the Vorkosigan Saga.” 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 2014.

“From Charter to Copybook: Rewriting the Body of Christ as Collaborative Document in John Donne’s Sermon on Lamentations 3:1.” Conference on Christianity and Literature (Western Region), Azusa Pacific University. May 2013.

“Typology and the Imitation of Christ in Sidney’s Defense of Poesy.” 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University. May 2012.

“Copying Christ: Handwriting and Authorship in John Donne’s Sermons and Poetry.” University of Connecticut Humanities Institute’s 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: “Knowledge Produced, Challenged, Transformed.” March 2012.

“Publishing, Scripture Commentaries, and Bale’s Examinations of Anne Askew.” Book History Colloquium, University of Connecticut. October 2011.

“The Paradox of Inspiration in Anna Trapnel’s Report and Plea.”Conference on Christianity and Literature (Western Region), Biola University. May 2008.

“Defensive Strategies in Criseyde’s Games and Play.” Professional Development Student Speaker Series, University of Connecticut. March 2007.

“From Sight to Understanding in Julian of Norwich’s Shewings.” Twenty-fourth Annual New England Consortium Graduate Student Conference. February 2007.

“Scientifically Disabled: Interdisciplinarity and Disability Studies in the Freshman Composition Classroom.” Presenter and Roundtable Participant. University of Connecticut’s First Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing. March 2006.

Invited Lectures

Alumni Lecture. “‘A Sweetness Ready Penned’: Christ and the Psalms in George Herbert’s The Temple.” Fourth Annual Guild of English Scholars Undergraduate Conference, Biola University. May 2007.

Selected Pedagogy Presentations

“Avoiding the Red Stapler: Offices as Collaborative Spaces for Writing Instruction.” Colloquy in honor of Stephen C. Hall. WCP, Georgia Tech. April 2015.

“Portfolios and Reflective Writing.” Digital Pedagogy Seminar. WCP, Georgia Tech. November 2014. Repeated October 2015.

“Grading and Assessment.” Digital Pedagogy Seminar. WCP, Georgia Tech. September 2014. Repeated September 2015.

“Designing Multimodal Assignments.” Co-leader. Digital Pedagogy Seminar. WCP, Georgia Tech. August 2013.

“Incorporating Film into the First-Year Writing Classroom.” Roundtable. Teaching Development Seminar Series. FYW Program, University of Connecticut. February 2013.

“Using Zotero in Teaching and Research.” English Graduate Student Professional Development Seminar, University of Connecticut. October 2012. [Repeated for Digital Pedagogy Seminar at Georgia Tech in October 2013]

“Teaching Information Literacy.” Co-Presenter. FYW New Instructor Orientation, University of Connecticut. August 2012.

“Teaching Academic Integrity.” Co-Presenter. FYW New Instructor Orientation, University of Connecticut. August 2006, 2010, 2012.

Panels

Respondent. “Visual Rhetoric in the Composition Classroom.” Colloquy in honor of Stephen C. Hall. WCP, Georgia Tech. October 2015.

Co-organizer with Nandra Perry. “Imitatio Christi and Early Modern English Literature.” 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 2015. (upcoming)

Session Chair. “The Modern Medieval Fantasy.” 29th International Conference on Medievalism. October 2014.

Organizer and Session Chair. “Teaching Composition to Honors Students: A Roundtable.” University of Connecticut’s 8th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing. April 2013.

Session Chair. “Technology in the Composition Classroom.” University of Connecticut’s 4th Annual Conference on the Teaching of Writing: “Composition, For What?” March 2009.

Session Chair. “Seventeenth Century Poetry.” Conference on Christianity and Literature (Western Region). May 2008.

Service

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Literature, Media, and Communication

Writing and Communication Program (WCP) Programmatic Committee, 2014-15

Chair, Portfolio and Rubric Revision Subcommittee, Spring 2014-Present.

Mentor for New Marion L. Brittain Fellows. 2014-Present.

WCP Professional Development Committee, 2014-15.

WCP Advisory Committee, 2013-14 (elected).

Chair, WCP Assessment Committee, Spring 2014-Present. WCP Ebook Committee, 2013-14.

FIRE Grant Seminar. Past Present: Resonances of Medieval and Early Modern Culture in Atlanta. 2013-14.

University of Connecticut

English Department

Book History Colloquium Co-organizer.  2010-2013.

Aetna Graduate Teaching Award Committee. Spring 2011.

Graduate Faculty Executive Committee, Graduate Student Representative. 2008-2010.

“How to Survive the Ph.D. Program: Coursework and Exams.” Roundtable. August 2010.

Freshman English Program

New TA Orientation Committees.

Chair, Oversight Committee. Summer 2009, 2010.

Member, Oversight Committee. Summer 2008, 2012.

Member, Implementation Committee, Summer 2012.

Teaching Practicum Group Leader. Freshman English. Fall 2010.

Pilot Programs.

Member, Paperless Classroom Pilot. Fall 2008.

Member, English 1101 Orientation Pilot. Spring 2008.

Chair, Teaching with Technology Pilot. Spring 2007.

Member. Disability Studies and Composition Pilot. Spring 2006.

English Graduate Student Association

President. 2008-2010.

Web Master. 2010-2012.

Member. Professional Development Committee. 2010-2012.

Chair. Professional Development Committee. 2007-2008.

Mentor to Incoming Graduate Students. 2006-2009, 2011-2013.

Languages and Skills

Latin

Web Design: HTML with CSS, jquery/javascript

XML/TEI Coding

InDesign

Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association

Renaissance Society of America

Milton Society of America

Association of Adaptation Studies

Conference on Christianity and Literature

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

References

Gregory Semenza, Associate Professor of English, University of Connecticut (dissertation director)

Rebecca Burnett, Professor and Director of the Writing and Communication Program, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Clare Costley King’oo, Associate Professor of English, University of Connecticut (dissertation director)

Jean I. Marsden, Professor of English, University of Connecticut.

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