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Elizabeth Godke Koonce

Elizabeth-Koontz

Assistant Professor & Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

English
Ellis 228
kooncee@ohio.edu
740-593-2976

Education

Ph.D., English, Ohio University 2006

M.A. Comparative Literature, Louisiana State University 1992

B.A. English Louisiana State University 1990

B.A. French Louisiana State University 1990

Scholarly Focus

  • 19th-Century British Fiction
  • Women's Studies
  • Gothic Fiction
  • Middle Eastern Women Writers

Publications

“Rumor, Sensational Invasion, and the Rewriting of British Legal History in Anthony Trollope’s The Eustace Diamonds.” The World as Global Agora: Critical Perspectives on Public Space. Eds. Larbi Touaf and Soumia Boutkhil.  Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar’s Publishing, 2008. 170-187.

Presentations

“Taking a Grand Tour:  Revising the Womanly Ideal and Annotating Empire in Michael Field’s Picture Poetry,” Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writer’s Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, March 29, 2007.

“Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Margaret Oliphant, and her 'Sensational' Publishing Enterprise.” Paper presented at the Fifteenth Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 2006.

“The Sensational Public Invasion and Lizzie’s Sensational Rewriting of British Legal History in Anthony Trollope’s The Eustace Diamonds.” Paper presented at the Public Space:  Text and Context Conference, Mohamed I University, Oujda, Morocco, March 16, 2007.

“Margaret Oliphant’s Salem Chapel: Sensation and Conversation” Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writer’s Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, March 23, 2006.

“The Revolution from Within:  Domestic Deviance in Mary Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret.” Paper presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, Montreal, Canada, August 14, 2005.

“Reading, Writing, Thinking – And Making Friends:  Linked English 152 and Tier 2 Courses.” Roundtable discussion panel member in Ohio University’s Third Annual Spotlight on Learning Conference, Athens, OH, March 8, 2004.

“Inappropriate Reading Practices and Unacceptable Behavior in George Eliot’s Mill on the Floss.” Invited speaker at The Castle, Marietta, OH, April 25, 2001.

“Victorian Divorce Practices and Women’s Rights in Anne Bronte’s Tenant of Wildfell Hall.” Invited speaker at The Castle, Marietta, OH, March 15, 2000.

“Lady Mary Braddon and the Sensation Novel Debate.” Invited speaker at The Castle, Marietta, OH, April 28, 1999.

“The Victorian Gothic Novel:  The Skeleton is Out of the Closet of Victorian Respectability.” Paper presented at the Culture and Influence of the Gothic Revival Conference, Miami University, Oxford, OH, Sept. 18, 1998.

“Lucy Snowe’s Attempts to Write a Script for her Life in Charlotte Bronte’s Villette,” Paper presented at the Fifth Annual 18th- and 19th -century British Women Writers Conference, Columbia, SC, March 22, 1996.

Courses Taught

  • ENG 466: International Authors ("Middle Eastern Women Writers")
  • ENG 464: English Authors ("Oscar Wilde Meets Mrs. Grundy")
  • ENG 445: Special Topics: The Female Gothic Tradition
  • ENG 325: Women and Literature
  • ENG 314: English Literature 1800-1900 ("The Fascinating Fin de Siecle")
  • ENG 314: English Literature 1800-1900 ("Empire and its Discontents")
  • ENG 308J: Advanced Composition
  • ENG 306J: Women and Writing
  • ENG 305J: Technical Writing
  • ENG 305J: Technical Writing for Engineers
  • ENG 271: Special Topics: Gothic Literature and Horror Fiction
  • ENG 250: Textual Analysis
  • ENG 203: Critical Approaches to Drama
  • ENG 201: Critical Approaches to Fiction
  • ENG 200: Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 153: Writing and Reading: Special Topics (Fairy Tales)
  • ENG 153: Writing and Reading: Special Topics (Play)
  • ENG 153A: Freshman Composition: Gender
  • ENG 152: Writing and Reading
  • ENG 151: Freshman Composition
  • UC 110: Learning Strategies
  • WGS 100: Introduction to Women's Studies

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