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Elizabeth L. Stockton <email@example.com>
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
I am currently working on my dissertation, Uncovering Women: Property and Subjecthood in the Nineteenth-Century Novel, which examines the intersection between married women's property rights reform and the representation of women in the mid-nineteenth century American novel.
|List Affiliations:||Former Review Editor for H-Amstdy
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Ph.D, Early American Literature, expected May 2006.
Dissertation: Uncovering Women: Property and Subjecthood in the Nineteenth-Century Novel
Directed by Eliza Richards with Joy Kasson, Timothy Marr, Philip Gura, and Jane Thrailkill
M.A., English, May 2002.
Thesis: Behind the Literature of Misery: Inheritance and Privacy in the Novels of Elizabeth Stoddard
Advisor: Philip F. Gura
University of Chicago
M.A., Social Sciences, June 1997.
Thesis: “A Weapon of Victory”: The Nature of Folk Appeal in Mass Society, as Analyzed in German and American Folk Songs of World War II
Advisor: Jean Bethke Elshtain
Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA
B.A., English with honors, May 1996.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Department of English Dissertation Fellowship (for Fall 2005, under consideration)
Mellon Doctoral Seminar, “History, Memory, and the Literary Text” (Summer 2005, under consideration)
North East Modern Language Association Summer Research Grant (Summer 2005, under consideration)
Center for the Study of the American South (Summer 2004)
Ruth Rose Richardson Award for Outstanding Performance of a Masters’ Student (2001)
William R. and Jeanne H. Jordan Graduate Fellowship in English (2000)
Scholarship for Graduate Study, University of Chicago Masters Program in the Social Sciences (1996)
National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholars Grant (1995)
Oglethorpe Scholars, Four-Year Merit Based Scholarship (1992-1996)
“Rhetorical Schizophrenia: The Uneasy Mix of Sentiment and Liberalism in the British Woman’s Rights Movement in the 1850s,” under consideration, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature.
Panel Chair, “Elizabeth Stoddard: A Literature of Her Own?” Presenter, “Domestic Reconfiguration: Elizabeth Stoddard’s Temple House.” American Literature Association Conference, May 27-31, 2005.
“Avenging the Mother: The First-Person Woman’s Novel in the 1850s.” North East Modern Language Association Conference, March 30-April 2, 2005.
“Sympathizing with the Heiress: Sentimentalized Women’s Property Rights in Novels of the 1850s.” American Literature Association Conference, May 27-30, 2004.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Fall 2001 - present
American Studies, Spring 2005
Teaching Assistant for two sections of introductory American Studies course that integrates literary, artistic, and material culture sources.
Writing Across the Disciplines, five sections, Spring 2002 – present
Full responsibility for first-year student composition course that models written and oral communication practices in different academic discourse communities in a student-centered, workshop environment.
Major American Authors, Fall 2004
Full responsibility for literature course that examined questions of American identity and canon formation in texts ranging from the eighteenth through the late twentieth century.
Film Instructor, Fall 2003
Teaching Assistant for one section of introductory film course that develops students’ writing skills and analytical approaches toward film.
Analytical Writing, Fall 2001
Full responsibility for first-year student composition course that combines writing and oral communication skills in a student-centered, workshop environment.
Fresh Focus Student Instructor, Fall semesters 1993-1995
DEPARTMENTAL AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Peer Review Committee, Fall 2003 – present
Elected by English Teaching Fellows to observe, evaluate, and mentor TFs in composition and literature classrooms and serve as teaching resource for colleagues within the department.
Association of Graduate English Students
Co-president, Association of Graduate English Students, 2004-2005
Founder and Leader of Student Colloquium, 2001-2004
Master of Arts Program Revision Committee, 2003-2004
Graduate student representative on ad-hoc committee whose goal was to make substantive revision to the M.A. requirements of UNC-CH’s M.A. program.