Hope E. Jennings, Ph.D.

Department:
English Language & Literatures
Title:
Professor of English
Address:
Millett Hall 149, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Education History: 

2007      Ph.D., English, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK (Concentration: Women, Writing, and Gender)

2002      B.A., Special Honors and English, Hunter College, C.U.N.Y (Concentration: British Literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, Anthropology)

1991      Cert., American Musical & Dramatic Academy, New York, NY (Concentration: Stage and Film Acting)

Academics

Teaching: 

INTRODUCTORY AND CORE COURSES IN THE MAJOR

  • Introduction to Literary Study
  • Great Books: Literature 
  • Literature Practicum
  • Introduction to Women and Gender Studies                                                            

LITERATURE SURVEYS

  • British Texts: Medieval to 1660
  • British Texts: 17th–18th Century                                                                                                        
  • British Texts: Mid Victorian to 21st Century
  • Survey of Women and Literature

SPECIAL TOPICS IN BRITISH LITERATURE

  • Nation & Narration in the Contemporary British Historical Novel
  • Ghosts of Empire in Contemporary British Literature
  • Margaret Atwood: Poetry and Fiction

STUDIES IN LITERATURE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY

  • Ecofeminist Science Fiction
  • Gender and Nation in the Neo-Victorian Novel
  • Myth and Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Writing
  • Sex & Subversive Bodies: Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson
  • History, Memory, and Trauma in Contemporary Literature

STUDIES IN LITERARY GENRES AND THEORY

  • Magic Realism
  • Feminist and Sexuality Theories
  • French Feminist Philosophy (graduate cross-listed course)                                                                                

GRADUATE SEMINARS

  • Feminist Theory
  • Posthuman Futures
  • Postmodernism: Gender, Theory, Culture
  • Apocalypse in 21st Century Literature and Film
Research statement: 

AREAS OF RESEARCH 

Contemporary Literature, Women's Writing, and Feminist Theory

Genre Studies: Apocalyptic Literature, Utopia/Dystopia, Science Fiction, Myth & Fairy Tale

GRANTS & FUNDED RESEARCH

Teaching Innovation Grant (2013-2014): $9,000 for design, delivery and assessment of multiple sections of Approaches to Women’s Studies. Funded by the Office of the Provost, Wright State University, with additional funding of $2,250 from the Dean’s Office, College of Liberal Arts.

Inclusion Infusion Grant – Designing a Research Project to Evaluate Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Course (2013-2014): $2,000 for assessment of Multicultural Competency learning outcomes in Approaches to Women’s Studies. Funded by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement, Wright State University.

Research Initiation and Professional Development Grant (2012-2013): $3,500 for research on early colonial American settlements and Native American relations in Outer Banks, NC to support co-authored book project with Christine Wilson (grant co-recipient). Funded by the Research Council, Wright State University.  

Students Advised: 

ENGLISH M.A. LIT.

Advisor, Culminating Project (2017–2018): Dan Schack, “Art, Nostalgia, and the Archive in the Post-Apocalypse”

MASTER OF HUMANITIES GRADUATE PROGRAM  

Chair, M.Hum Thesis (2016 – 2017):​ Lindsey Slanker, “Demonic Possession and Fractured Patriarchies in Contemporary Fundamentalist Horror”

Chair, M.Hum Thesis (2015 – 2016): Abigail Sorensen, “The Feminine Sublime in 21st Century Surrealist Cinema”

Chair, M.Hum Thesis (2013 – 2014): Rebecca Burgan, “A Feminist Oversight: Reproductive Rights of Incarcerated Women”

Chair, M.Hum Thesis/Creative Project (2013 – 2014): Taylr Ucker, “Defending Feminism Online: Using Social Media in the Classroom to Promote Critical Media Literacy Skills.” Project: 3-day Workshop Curriculum

Co-Chair, M.Hum Thesis/Creative Project (2012 – 2014): Charlotte Chinn, “From the Pew to the Pulpit: African American Women’s Struggle to Gain and Maintain Leadership Positions within the Church.” Project: Oral History Narrative

INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE POLITICS GRADUATE PROGRAM

Co-Chair, M.A. Thesis (2015 – 2016): Jasmine Underwood, “Feminist International Relations and ‘Epistemic Blank Spots’: Entrenching Hegemony?"

Professional

Publications: 

BOOKS

Nostalgia. Anti-Oedipus Press, 2015.

JOURNAL ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

"Anthropocene Storytelling: Extinction, D/evolution, and Posthuman Ethics in Lidia Yuknavitch's The Book of Joan." LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory (June 2019).

"Encounters with the Wilderness: Unsettling Perspective in Margaret Atwood's The Journals of Susanna Moodie." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature (Spring 2019).

"Anthropocene Feminism, Companion Species, and Margaret Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy." Contemporary Women's Writing (Spring 2019).

Jennings, Hope and Christine Wilson. “Disciplinary Lessons: Myth, Female Desire, and the Monstrous Maternal in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Series.” Images of the Modern Vampire: The Hip and the Atavistic (The Universal Vampire Series, Vol. 2). Ed. Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan. Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013: 161-173. 

“Genesis and Gender: The Word, the Flesh, and the Fortunate Fall in ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and ‘Penetrating to the Heart of the Forest’.” Angela Carter: New Critical Readings. Ed. Lawrence Phillips and Sonya Andermahr. Continuum, 2012: 165-175.

“‘A repeating world’: Redeeming the Past and Future in the Utopian Dystopia of Jeanette Winterson’s The Stone Gods.” Interdisciplinary Humanities 27.2 (Fall 2010): 132-146.

“The Comic Apocalypse of The Year of the Flood.” Margaret Atwood Studies 3.2 (August 2010): 11-18. 

“The Ethics of Nostalgia in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things.” Journal of Contemporary Literature (Allahabad, India) 2.1 (January 2010): 177-198.

“Dystopian Matriarchies: Deconstructing the Womb in Angela Carter’s Heroes and Villains andThe Passion of New Eve.” Michigan Feminist Studies 21 (2008): 63-84.

BOOK REVIEWS

Munford, Rebecca. Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers: Angela Carter and European Gothic. University of Manchester Press, 2013. Forum for Modern Language Studies (2014), 50 (4): 508-509.

Tonkin, Maggie. Angela Carter and Decadence: Critical Fictions/Fictional Critiques. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Forum for Modern Language Studies (2014), 50 (2): 232.

Munford, Rebecca, ed. Re-Visiting Angela Carter: Texts, Contexts, Intertexts. Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. Forum for Modern Language Studies (2008) 44 (1): 97

“An Unauthorised Other.” Women: A Cultural Review 18.3 (2007): 349-353. (Review-Essay of The Christine Brooke-Rose Omnibus and Life, End of)

Martin, Anne. Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Bed: Modernism’s Fairy Tales. University of Toronto Press, 2006. Forum for Modern Language Studies (2007), 43 (4): 447.

SHORT FICTION

“The Prologue (To Everything that Came Before).” New Writing Dundee 5 (2010): 297-305.

“Fable.” New Writing Dundee 3 (2008): 57-59. 

Professional Affiliations/Memberships: 

Member, Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, 2013-Present

Member, Midwest Regional Gender & Sexuality Consortium, 2013-2017

Member, National Women’s Studies Association, 2013-2016

Reviewer, Forum for Modern Language Studies, Mosaic, Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, Women: A Cultural Review

Awards/Recognition: 

CoLA Outstanding Professional Service Award (2016)

Excellence in Teaching: Wright State CORE (2014)

Excellence in Teaching: Writing Across the Curriculum (2014)

Excellence in Teaching: General Education (2011)

Lake Campus Outstanding Faculty Service Award (2011)

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