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Valorie A. Worthy

Valorie_Worthy

Senior Lecturer

English
Ellis 368
worthy@ohio.edu
740-593-2802

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Education

Transformative Faculty Award, Arts and Sciences Committee, Ohio University, 2010

Ph.D., Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Ohio University, 1989

M.F.A., Painting and Art History, Ohio University, 1975

B.F.A., Painting and Art History, Ohio University, 1973

Scholarly Focus

  • Medieval Renaissance Literature
  • Humanities

Originally trained in the visual arts with an emphasis on Iconography, Worthy came to her Ph.D. in literature via the completion of coursework and comprehensive exams for a Ph.D. in Comparative Arts/Humanities (Interdisciplinary Arts). Her English dissertation focused on the figure and tradition of Mary Magdalen in the Medieval play “The Digby Mary Magdalen” and Shakespeare’s late play, “Pericles, Prince of Tyre.”

Publications

Writer/Reviewer, Damisch, Hubert, trans. John Goodman, A Childhood Memory by Piero della Francesca, Stanford, 2007, Reviewed for Consciousness, Literature and the Arts Archive, 9.2, (2008)

Writer, ed.F. Pereira, “Still Singing after 3000 Years: Orpheus and the Orphic Tradition: His Psychological Impact.” Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Literature and Psychology, Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicado, Lisbon, (2003)

Writer, “ Instruction and the Meshing of Literary Motifs in Three Lais: “Guigemar,” “Equitan” and “Sir Orfeo.” Special Edition Papers from The 10th Triennial International Courtly Literature Society Conference, Tuebingen 2001. With the 11th ICLS Conference, 2003, publication (2004)

Writer, “Without Number, Without Name.” Thresholds Quarterly, 15.5, (1987)

Writer/Reviewer, “Orpheus and Myth.” Milton Quarterly, Athens, Ohio 1984.

Conference Presentations 2000-10

Presenter, “The Augmentation of Humanities Instruction with the Classroom Computer Podium: Supplementing Close Reading with the Socratic Method.” Ubiquitous Learning Conference 2010, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, December 2010.

Panel Member and Paper Presenter, “Still Singing after 3000 Years: Orpheus and the Orphic Tradition: His Psychological Impact.” 19th International Conference on Literature and Psychology, University of Siena, Italy, Arezzo Italy, June/July 2002.

Panel Member and Paper Presenter, “Instruction and the Meshing of Literary Motifs in Three Lais: “Guigemar,” “Equitan” and “Sir Orfeo.” X Triennial Congress of International Society of Courtly Literature, Tuebingen, Germany, July/August 2001.

Courses Taught

  • Humanities Series, Classical Literature through 20th century 100 and 300 levels
  • Women and Writing, 306J
  • Junior Senior Advanced Rhetoric Composition 308J
  • Technical Writing for Engineers, 305J
  • Technical Writing, 305J
  • Renaissance Literature, 312
  • Introduction to Literature 200
  • Introduction to Drama 203
  • Introduction to Fiction 201
  • Introduction to Poetry 202
  • Writing and Reading 152
  • Writing and Rhetoric 151

 

 


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