Faculty Highlights 2014 (Thus Far), More Highlights!

This is the second of several posts from members of the UMF literature faculty reflecting back on the highlights of the previous year.

Misty Krueger:

Publications

• Co-edited a journal issue entitled,“Teaching Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries,” for Persuasions On-Line 34.2 (Spring 2014)

• Published a note entitled, “Teaching Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries,” for Persuasions On-Line 34.2 (Spring 2014)

• Published an article entitled, “Teaching Northanger Abbey as a ‘Crossover’ Text,” in Persuasions On-Line 34.2 (Spring 2014)

Scholarship-in-Progress

• Revising an article submission on Austen’s History of England and her marginalia

• Preparing an essay for article submission on incorporating readers’ theatre into a university course

• Composing an essay on the benefits of creative writing in a literary adaptations course

Invited Lecture

• Invited by the state’s chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America to speak in Brunswick, ME, about Austen’s novel, Mansfield Park, Elizabeth Inchbald’s play, Lovers’ Vows, and the use of readers’ theatre in the classroom

Conferences

• Attended the MLA convention in Chicago, IL

At the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in Knoxville, TN:
• Presented on a roundtable discussion about teaching 18th-century literature through creative writing

• Chaired a panel on Restoration drama

• Performed scenes from an 18th-century play

At the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in Williamsburg, VA:

• Chaired two panels on mourning in the long 18th century

• Performed scenes from a Restoration drama and participated in a roundtable on drama

• Presented on staging Elizabeth Inchbald’s play, Lovers’ Vows, in a Jane Austen seminar

Mentoring

• Served as a mentor to a UMF Wilson Scholar

New Courses Taught

• Taught a special topics course, English 377: Adaptations of 17th- through 19th-century Literature

• Taught a new section of English 100: Art as Social Critique

Critical Thinking Rubric

• Designed a rubric for the UMF General Education Program’s assessment of students’ critical thinking skills

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