Curriculum Vitae

The International Society for the History of Rhetoric 20th Biennial Conference

The International Society for the History of Rhetoric 20th Biennial Conference

Allison L. Tharp
The University of Delaware, 203 Memorial Hall, Room 051, Newark, DE 19716
atharp@udel.edu

Education
2016
Ph.D. English, The University of Southern Mississippi                                                             Dissertation: “‘Out of the dark confinement!’ Physical Containment in Mid-Nineteenth Century American Protest Literature”
Director: Ellen Weinauer

Research areas: Nineteenth Century American Literature, Protest Literature, Cultural Studies, Historical Studies

2012
M.A. English, The University of Southern Mississippi                                                              Thesis: “We need the storm, the whirlwind, the earthquake”: The Intersection of Language and Violence in Nat Turner’s ‘Confessions’ and Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom.”

2010
B.A. English, Centenary College of Louisiana
Magna Cum Laude Graduate

Publications

Peer Reviewed
2015
“‘There is a secret down here…’: Physical Containment and Social Instruction in Rebecca Harding Davis’s ‘Life in the Iron Mills.'” The Journal of Narrative Theory. Revised and Resubmitted.

Other Publications
2013
“The Glorified Trickster Figure in Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Synergy 4.1 (2013): 23-27.

Teaching Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher in Writing Pedagogy, Department of English, The University of Delaware
2016

English 110: Critical Reading and Writing–Communication and Argumentation in the Digital World. Two sections.

English 110 (Associate in Arts Program): Critical Reading and Writing. One section.

Graduate Instructor of Record, Department of English, The University of Southern Mississippi
2011-2016

ENG 101E: Expanded Composition: Composition I expanded over two semesters, taught with a course contract. One year-long course.
ENG 101: Composition I. Argument and Analysis. Two sections.
ENG 102: Composition II. Research and Argument. Incorporates online and library research. Three sections.
ENG 201: Introduction to Fiction: Fiction survey course. Emphasis on American Literature. One section.
ENG 203: World Literature Survey Course. Four sections.
ENG 333. Technical Writing. Fully online. One section.

Grants, Honors, and Awards

Regional
2016
Three Minute Thesis, second place, Conference of Southern Graduate Schools


The University of Southern Mississippi
2016
Graduate Assistant of the Year, University-wide (sole recipient)
2015
Three Minute Thesis, Grand Champion, Graduate School
Department of English Graduate Teaching Award, year-long (sole recipient)
Professionals in Preparation, Graduate School, year-long
Office of the Vice President for Research Travel Grant, Spring
College of Arts and Letters Travel Grant, Spring
Bahr Research Award, English Department, Spring
James Sims Graduate Essay Award, English Department, Spring

2014
Guest Coach, Student Academic Enhancement Program, Fall

2011
Product 25 Prize in Nonfiction, Spring

Centenary College of Louisiana
2010- 2006
Nan Christian Scholarship Recipient, full academic scholarship

2009
Freshman English Major of the Year, spring

Conference Presentations

Panels Organized

2016
“Redefining Behaviors and Quality: Course Contracts and the Negotiation of ‘Good Writing’ in a First-year Basic Writing Course.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX. TX.

Discussion Leader

2016
“Repurposing Assessment: Valuing Student Actions via Course Contracts.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX.

Papers Presented

2016
“Harriet Wilson’s Unsympathetic Audience in Our Nig.” Rhetoric Society of America Seventeenth Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA. May 2016.

“The Confederate Flag’s Continued Ideographical Power.” Co-presented with Angela McGowan. Rhetoric Society of America Seventeenth Biennial Conference, Atlanta, GA. May 2016.

“Student-Teacher Negotiation of Quality Writing with Course Contracts.” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Houston, TX.

2015
“The Rhetoric of Containment in Rebecca Harding Davis’s and Harriet Jacobs’s Protest Literature.” The International Society for the History of Rhetoric Twentieth Biennial Conference, Tuebingen, Germany.

2014
“’History in the makin’: Alice Childress as Revisionist.” Memphis Center Conference, Memphis, TN.

2013
“’We need the storm, the whirlwind, the earthquake’: The Intersection of Language and Violence in Nat Turner’s ‘Confessions’ and Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom.” Mississippi Philological Association, Hattiesburg, MS. Hattiesburg, MS.

2012
“Power and the Imagination in Yeats’s The Tower.” American Conference for Irish Studies, New orleans, LA.

Relevant Research and Professional Experience

Writing Center and Editing Experience

2015
Senior Administrative Tutor, The University of Southern Mississippi Writing Center

2010-2015
Tutor, The University of Southern Mississippi Writing Center

2012-2013
Group Tutor, The University of Southern Mississippi Writing Center

2010
Tutor, Centenary College of Louisiana (began in 2008)

Professional Tutoring and Assessment

2015-2016
AP Language Arts Reader, Educational Testing Services, Kansas City, MO

2013-2014
Grade Assessor, Department of English Composition Assessment, The University of Southern Mississippi

2011
Online Tutor, SMARTHINKING.COM

Invited Departmental Talks

2015
Guest Lecturer, “Benjamin Franklin and Olaudah Equiano.” English 370: Survey in Early American Literature, The University of Southern Mississippi.

Guest Lecturer, “Writing the Critical Essay.” English 340: Analysis of Literature, The University of Southern Mississippi

Presentation, “Tips and Techniques for College Writing.” Century Park South Freshman Dorm, The University of Southern Mississippi.

2014
Presentation, “Preparing for Comprehensive Exams.” English Graduate Organization, The University of Southern Mississippi.

2013-2014
Writing Center Presentation, “Tutoring the Thesis Statement.” Dr. Melanie Barthelme, The University of Southern Mississippi. Two versions.

Class presentation, The Romance of the Rose, Dr. Kay Harris, The University of          Southern Mississippi.

2011
Scholarly Presentation, “Yeats’s The Tower.” Faculty Graduate Research Colloquium, The University of Southern Mississippi.

Academic and Public Service

2016
Tutor, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Writing Center

2010-2015
Member, English Graduate Organization, The University of Southern Mississippi

2014
Conference Organizer, “Freedom Summer 1964-2014” Conference, The University of Southern Mississippi.

2013
Volunteer, Edward’s Street Community Garden, Hattiesburg, MS

Presenter, Graduate Student Research Symposium, The University of Southern Mississippi.

2009
Reading and Homework Tutor, Renzi Center for the Arts, Shreveport, LA

Professional Memberships
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Southeastern Writing Center Association (SWCA)
Mississippi Philological Association (MPA)
The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19)
The International Society for the History of Rhetoric (ISHR)

References
Upon Request

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