Select Graduate Profiles, Literature

Our graduate program in English has approximately 80 students studying literature or creative writing. The interaction in and out of the classroom among students from a variety of backgrounds and academic interests makes for a lively and dynamic intellectual environment. We value the unique possibilities for scholarly and creative growth that emerge because of the dual tracks in literature and creative writing. Below are some select profiles of doctoral students in our literature program.

 

 

Rebecca Holder 

 

Education

Ph.D. in English Literature
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Expected 2019
 
M.A. in English Literature
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
August 2015
 
B.A. in Secondary English Education, cum laude
North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC
December 2010

 

 

PUBLICATIONS (Peer-Reviewed)

“Making the Lie True: Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Truth as Performance.” Southern Quarterly 53.2 (Winter 2016): 77-93.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Southern Mississippi

Graduate Instructor

ENG 101: Composition I (fall 2014)

ENG 101: Composition I Online (summer 2015)

ENG 102: Composition II (spring 2015)

ENG 203: World Literature (fall 2017)

ENG 333: Technical Writing (summer 2016)

ENG 333: Technical Writing Online (summer 2017)

 

Course Coordinator, Lecturer

ENG 203X: World Literature Hybrid-Online (fall 2015-spring 2017)

 

Other Institutions

Palmetto High School: English III and IV, 2011-2012

 
Wren High School: English IV, 2011
 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Top Abstract, USM Graduate Research Symposium 2014, Cash Prize $200
 
USM College of Arts and Letters Travel Grant 2016, $250
 
USM Vice President of Research Travel Grant 2016, $250
 
USM EGO Research Travel Grant, $400

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“The Dangers of Slum Envy in Marlon James’s A Brief History of Seven Killings” Presentation
Upcoming 16th International Conference on Caribbean Literature, November 2016
Maho Bay, Sint Maarten
 
“Subalterity and the Sovereignty Problem in Nowhere Else on Earth” Presentation
Southern Writers Southern Writing Graduate Conference 2016
Oxford, MS
 
“The Breakdown of the Narrative Voice in Howards End” Presentation
Sigma Tau Delta Annual Convention 2014
Savannah, GA
 
“Utopias and Dystopias” Panel Chair
 Sigma Tau Delta Annual Convention 2014
Savannah, GA
 
“Encoded Language and Unresolved Narcissistic Doubling in Shakespeare” Presentation
USM Graduate Research Symposium 2014
Hattiesburg, MS

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Reviewer: USM English Department Textbook Committee, spring 2016

 
President: USM English Graduate Organization, 2014-2015
 
Member: USM English Department Executive Committee, 2014-2015
 
Member: USM English Graduate Organization Fundraising Committee, 2014, 2015, 2016
 
Grader: Interim Dean of the USM Graduate School, spring 2014
 

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish (fluent)

 
French (reading)
 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

English Graduate Organization, University of Southern Mississippi

 

 

REFERENCES

Available upon request
 

 

 

 

Charles Hunter Joplin

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English Literature

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Spring 2019 (expected)

 

M.A. in English Literature

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Summer 2016

 

B.A. in English, Magna cum Laude and Honors with Thesis

University of Mobile, Saraland, AL

May 2014

 

PUBLICATIONS (PEER-REVIEWED)

The Poet’s Corpus: Meter, Memory, and Monumentality in Wilfred Owen’s “The Show.” War,

            Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities. United States Air

            Force Academy. [Forthcoming]

 

The Affairs of Animals in W. H. Auden’s “Musée Des Beaux Arts.” Explicator. Taylor &

            Francis LLC. August 2015.

 

CLASSES TAUGHT

English 100E: Expanded Composition (2017)

 

English 099E: Expanded Composition Studio (2017)

 

English 203: World Literature (2017)

 

English 102: Composition II (2016)

 

English 101: Composition I (2015)

 

SCHOLARLY CONFERENCES

 “The Gallows, the Crown, and the Font: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘Poetical Essay’ and the

            Necessity of Revolution.” USM EGO Graduate Conference. Hattiesburg, MS. March 2017.

 

“Fiction into Film: Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go.” PCA/ACA National Conference. New

            Orleans, LA. April 2015.

 

“Cogito, ergo: Dualism and Scientism in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.” Susan A.

            Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS. March 2015.

 

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

“‘I-Witness Reports: Reading the Writing Process of English War Poets.” Three Minute Thesis

            Competition. Hattiesburg, MS. November 2017.

 

“Archival History Report: The Little Folks’ Painting Book by Kate Greenaway.” Celebrating the

            Archives: Presentations and Reception. Hattiesburg, MS. March 2017.

 

“Poetic Selfhood and Authority in Wilfred Owen’s Revisions of “The Show.” Three Minute

            Thesis Competition. Hattiesburg, MS. November 2015.

 

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP

Vice President, USM English Graduate Organization [EGO]

 

Founding Member / Registration Committee Chair, USM EGO Graduate Conference

 

Lead Moderator, Susan A. Siltanen Graduate Student Research Symposium April 2015

 

Judge, Patriots Pen Essay Writing Contest (VFW): November 2015

 

Judge, Voice of Democracy Essay Writing Contest (VFW): November 2015

 

Symposium Committee Member, Graduate Student Senate [GSS]: August 2015 – March 2016

 

Member-At-Large / Senate Representative, USM EGO

 

AWARDS and SCHOLARHIPS

Runner Up, Three Minute Thesis Competition [USM] – 2017

 

Karen M. Yarborough Graduate Education Scholarship Endowment [USM] – 2017

 

James Sims Award for Best Graduate Essay [USM] – 2017

 

Best Graduate Essay, Celebrating the Archives: Presentations and Reception [USM] – 2017

 

Linwood E. Orange Scholarship [USM] – 2016

 

Linwood Orange Award [USM] – 2015

 

Founder’s Merit Scholarship [UM] – 2010

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Modern Language Association of America [MLA]

 

English Graduate Organization [EGO], The University of Southern Mississippi

 

REFERENCES

Available upon request

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Snyder

Education

B.A. Abilene Christian University, 2009
M.A. Abilene Christian University, 2011

Area of Specialization/Research Interests

War Literature, 20th Century Literature, Modernism, Postmodernism, Narrative Theory 

Curriculum Vitae • Email

Select Publications

“The ‘Make-Believe’ War: Necessary Fictionalization in Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War.” -forthcoming in War, Literature, and the Arts

Conference Papers

"'The Bulging Wall of Sound:' Civilians, Rumors, and Noise in Mackinlay Kantor's Long Remember," Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, 2014

“‘What Warlike Noise is This?: Rumors of War in Shakespeare’s Hamlet,” 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2011