Curriculum Vitae

CRYSTAL CARVER VERONIE

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EDUCATION

PhD in English Literature, The University of Southern Mississippi; Dissertation: “Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers and Resistive Embodiment”; Committee: Dr. Emily B. Stanback (chair), Dr. Nicolle Jordan,  Dr. Leah Pope Parker, and Dr. Alexandra Valint,

2018: Study Abroad, British Studies, Children’s Literature

2015: MA in English, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

2008: BS in Nursing, Northwestern State University of Louisiana (summa cum laude)

1999: BA in Liberal Arts with Concentration in Humanities and Social Thought, Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University of Louisiana (summa cum laude); Thesis: “Mending the Sacred Hoop: A Critical Examination of Three Novels Written by Native American Women: The Grass Dancer, Ceremony, and Love Medicine.”

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

2022-present: Visiting Teaching Professor, The University of Southern Mississippi

2020-2021: Adjunct Instructor of English, Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts

2019-2020: Adjunct Instructor of English, Louisiana Christian University

2018-2019: Writing Center Tutor, Louisiana Christian University

2016-2018: Teaching Assistant, University of Southern Mississippi

Guest Teaching

2021: “Sara Coleridge’s Illness and Disability Poetry,” British Romanticism and Modern Disability, ENG 465, The University of Southern Mississippi

2016: “Nursing Ethics Lecture,” History of Nursing, Louisiana State University at Alexandria

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Registered Nurse (BSN), 2008-2022; Certified in Medical-Surgical Nursing; Experience in Critical Care, Emergency, Hospice, and Medical-Surgical Nursing

AmeriCorps VISTA worker, 1999-2000; Wabanaki Mental Health, Bangor, Maine and Native Youth Initiative, Old Town, Maine; compiled a directory of Mental Health Resources; wrote a successful grant for $3500.

AWARDS

Research Awards

2022: Coleridge Summer Conference Bursary, Kilve, Somerset, UK, Friends of Coleridge and Charles Lamb

2020-2021: Harry Ransom Center Dissertation Fellowship, University of Texas, Austin

2020: Coleridge Summer Conference Bursary, Keswick, Cumbria, UK, Friends of Coleridge and Charles Lamb [canceled due to pandemic]

2019: Graduate Competitive Travel Award, Graduate School, The University of Southern Mississippi

2018: Howard Wilson and Helen Bahr Research Award, College of Arts and Letters, The University of Southern Mississippi

Essay Awards

2018: Kathanne W. Greene Paper Award, Committee on Services and Resources for Women, The University of Southern Mississippi

2018: Linwood E. Orange British Literature Scholarship, College of Arts and Letters, The University of Southern Mississippi

Study Abroad Scholarship

2018: Frances and Phil Sudduth British Studies Program Scholarship, The University of Southern Mississippi

Other Awards

2000: AmeriCorps VISTA Award, $5000, Corporation for National and Community Service

1995-1999: Presidential Excellence Scholarship, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

PUBLICATIONS

Article

“‘When My Hands Are Empty / I Will Be Full’: Visualizing Two-Spirit Bodies in Chrystos’s Not    Vanishing,” Studies in American Indian Literatures, Vol. 31, no. 1-2, Spring-Summer 2019, pp. 83-114.

Forthcoming

“Maternal-Child Bonds and Resistive Embodiment in Sara Coleridge’s Writing” in Essays in Romanticism

Chapter (forthcoming 2023, Edinburgh University Press)

“Resistive Embodiment and Incestuous Desire in Mary Shelley’s Mathilda.” Romantic Women’s Writing and Sexual Transgression, edited by David Sigler and Kathryn Ready (Edinburgh University Press)

Digital Publication

A Day in Ashdown Forest with Dr. Ann Thwaite,” Children’s Literature Association, International Committee Blog, August 28, 2018.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

July 2022: “Sara Coleridge, Illness, and the Embodied Imagination,” Friends of Coleridge Summer Conference 2022, (Kilve Court, Somerset, UK)

June 2022: “Nature and the Ill Child in Sara Coleridge’s Phantasmion,” Children’s Literature Association (ChLA): “City in a Forest,” (Atlanta, GA)

May 2022: “Sara Coleridge, Medical Men, and Advice Manuals for Early Child Care,” British Women Writers Conference (BWWC): “Borders,” (Waco, TX)

February 2022: “Reading Wuthering Heights in the Age of COVID: The ‘Naughty’ Child and Fears of Contagion,” 2022 English Graduate Organization Conference: “The Company We Keep: (Re)Conceptions of Community,” (Hattiesburg, MS)

October 2021: “‘Looking for the Worms’: Resistive Embodiment in Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh,” Victorians Institute Conference: “Refractions / Reflections: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing,” (Charlotte, NC)

October 2021: “Obstetrics, Bonds, and Resistive Embodiment in Sara Coleridge’s Writing,” International Conference on Romanticism: “Bonds,” (Charleston, SC)

Aug. 2021: “Sara Coleridge and Disability Studies,” British Association of Romantic Studies (BARS): “Romantic Disconnections/Reconnections,” (International Digital Conference, BARS)

June 2021: “Resistive Embodiment and Imagination in Sara Coleridge’s Phantasmion,” Children’s Literature Association Conference (ChLA): “The Arcade,” (Emory, Georgia Tech and SCAD, Atlanta, GA)

Aug. 2020: “Empirical Medicine and Resistive Embodiment,” Distance Conference 2020: International Postgraduate Conference (Virtual), (Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies (CECS), University of York and Enlightenment Romanticism Contemporary Culture (ERCC), University of Melbourne)

July 2020: “Resistive Embodiment in Sara Coleridge’s Writing,” Coleridge Summer Conference, (Friends of Coleridge, Keswick, Cumbria, UK) [canceled, owing to the Coronavirus pandemic]

Mar. 2020: “Gender, Subjectivity, and Narrative Power in Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh,” International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN), (Mississippi State University, University of New Orleans, and Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana)

Feb. 2020: “Resistive Embodiment and Feminine Subjectivity in Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh,” English Graduate Conference, (The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

Aug. 2019: “Subverting the Medical Gaze: Vision and Gender in Mary Shelley’s Stories about Reanimated Men,” 2019, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference (NASSR), (University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois)

Apr. 2019: “Scientific Vision and Narrative Power in Mary Shelley’s Stories about Reanimated Men,” 2019, British Women Writers Conference (BWWC), (Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama)

Mar. 2019: “Turning the Medical Gaze: Visualizing Rochester’s Pathology in Jane Eyre,” 2019, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference (INCS), (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas)

Oct. 2018: “‘Devoured in the Bud’: Margaret Fuller’s Aesthetics and Health,” 2018, International Conference on Romanticism (ICR), (Clemson University, Greenville, South Carolina)

Sept. 2018: “Resisting Medical Authority: Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions as a Pathography of Addiction,” “Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism” Conference, (University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado)

May 2018: “‘When my hands are empty / I will be full’: Rhetorical Erasure and Chrystos’s Not Vanishing,” MELUS Conference, (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada)

Dec. 2017: “Dangerous Confessions: Thomas De Quincey’s Narrative as a Pathography of Addiction,” Romanticism Conference, (University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

Oct. 2017: “‘I am faultering, sinking on my way’: Sara Coleridge’s Poems as Illness Narrative,” International Conference on Romanticism (ICR), (University of Texas, El Paso, Texas)

Oct. 2017: “‘When Who Can Uncreate Thee Thou Shalt Know’: Divine Violence in Paradise Lost,” The Conference on John Milton, (University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama)

Sept. 2015: “‘Cowboys’ and ‘Cowgirls’: Horseback Riding and Community Identity in Ruby, Louisiana,” Louisiana Studies Conference, (Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Natchitoches, Louisiana)

Mar. 2015: “Bringing the Rain: From Sand Creek and Indigenous-American Identity,” 2015, Sigma Tau Delta International Convention, (The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico)

SERVICE

2022: Panel Moderator, “Communing with the Classics: Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Intertextuality,” British Women Writers Conference

2021: Panel Moderator, “Perceiving Bodies,” Victorians Institute Conference

2021: Roundtable Organizer and Moderator, “Romanticism, Disability, and Intersubjectivity,” International Conference on Romanticism

2019: Eagles Write Judge

2019: Panel Moderator, BWWC

2018: Panel Moderator, English Graduate Organization Conference

2017: English 102 Textbook Committee

2016-2020: Member, English Graduate Organization

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2022: Instructor of Record (Visiting Teaching Professor) at The University of Southern Mississippi:

ENG 102: English Composition II; two sections face-to-face

ENG 333: Technical Writing; two sections asynchronous, online

2020-2021: Instructor of Record (Adjunct Instructor of English) at Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts:

EN110: Introduction to Writing; three sections

EN110: Introduction to Literature; three sections

2018-2020: Instructor of Record (Adjunct Instructor) at Louisiana College:

EN091: English Fundamentals

EN101: English Composition I

Writing Center Tutor at Louisiana College

2016-2018: Instructor of Record (Teaching Assistant) at University of Southern Mississippi:

ENG 99E: Writing Studio Component for Composition I Expanded; 2 sections

ENG 101: English Composition I

ENG 102: English Composition II; three sections, in classroom and online

ENG 203: World Literature

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Friends of Coleridge

British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS)

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)

British Women Writers Association (BWWA)

International Conference on Romanticism (ICR)

Victorians Institute and Journal (VIJ)

Children’s Literature Association (ChLA)

International Society for the Study of the Narrative (ISSN)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Sigma Tau Delta—International English Honor Society