Jennifer Mitchell, Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D.: The Graduate Center, City University of New York
Teaching and Research Interests:
Victorian, Modern, and Contemporary British literature; Children’s and Young Adult Literature; Gender Studies; Comics and Graphic Novels
Critical Approaches to Literature
Eminent Authors: Virginia Woolf
Contemporary British Literature
Publications and Presentations
- “The Trouble with ‘Victim’: Triangulated Masochism in Jean Rhys’s Quartet.” Rhys Matters: Critical Essays on Jean Rhys. Eds. Kerry Johnson and Mary Wilson. Jefferson. North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2013. Forthcoming.
- “‘A Sort of Mouse-Person’: Radicalizing Gender in Roald Dahl’s The Witches.” Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. 23.1 (2012): 25-39.
- “Of Queer Necessity: Panem’s Hunger Games as Gender Games.” Of Bread, Blood, and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy. Ed. Mary Clark and Leila Pharr. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2012.
- “Not-So-Nice, Indeed: Mabel Maney, Girl Detectives, and Sexual Awakenings.” Murdering Miss Marple: Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the New Golden Age of Women’s Crime Fiction. Ed. Julie Kim. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2012.
- “Queering Queer Theory, or Why Bisexuality Matters.” Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections, and Challenges. Eds. Jonathan Alexander and Serena Anderlini D’Onofrio. New York: Routledge, 2011. [Current Lambda Literary Award Finalist]
- Presenter, “‘Un-Chosen One Roolz!’: Sidekicks, Fame, and Autonomy in Harry Potter and Un Lun Dun,” as part of the Children’s Literature Association’s sponsored panel on Childhood and Fame, Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts (January 2013)
- Seminar Participant, “Masochistic Entanglement: Modernists Tackle Sexology,” as a part of the seminar on Sex and Sexual Modernities, Modernist Studies Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 2012)
- Chair and Co-Organizer, “Transnational Sexualities: Sexology and the Spectacle of Misogyny,” as a part of the Modernist Studies Association Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada (October 2012)
- Presenter, “The Un-Boy: Orson Scott Card’s Underdeveloped Heroes and Overdeveloped Villains,” as part of the Abiding Disturbance: Dystopias in Children’s Cultures panel, South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (November 2011)
- Presenter, “‘Out of My Own Skin’: Transforming Bodies in Roald Dahl’s The Witches,” as part of the Social Rebellion and Roald Dahl panel, Children’s Literature Association Conference, Roanoke, Virginia (June 2011)
- Presenter, “I Kill Giants, or I Might Kill Readers: Graphic Narrative Pedagogy,” as part of the Teaching the Graphic Narrative panel, American Literature Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts (May 2011)
- Presenter, “Queering Masochism: The Rainbow’s Radical Marriage Complex,” as part of The D.H. Lawrence Society’s sponsored panel on Queering Lawrence, Modern Language Association Conference, Los Angeles, California (January 2011)
- Presenter, “Fairy Tales and Fables: Reinvention in the Graphic Novel,” as part of a panel on Teaching Graphic Novels in the Literature Classroom, Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois (November 2010)