JOANNE B. KARPINSKI
Department of English
Denver, CO 80221, U.S.A.
Ph.D. University of Colorado, Comparative Literature, focus on twentieth century American, Russian, French literature and critical theory.
Dissertation: "Poetics and Polemics: The Relationship of Ideology and Poetic Form in the Works of Ezra Pound and Vladimir Mayakovsky."
University Fellowship, George Fullmer Reynolds Fellowship (awarded for excellence in research).
Nominated for teaching excellence award.
Languages: fluent in French and Russian.
M.A. University of Colorado, Comparative Literature, focus on literary theory (semiotics, structuralism, formalism). University Fellowship.
B.A. Summa cum laude, Yale University. Major: political science, focus on Russian area studies and political communications. Phi Beta Kappa (top 5% of class). Minor: literature. Articles editor, New Journal.
1988-Present Associate Professor, Department of English, Regis University, Denver, Colorado. Courses taught include Cultural History of the United States 1900-1960, Cultural History from the Baroque to Romanticism, Survey of Humanities in the Western World, History of Theater, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Research Techniques in the Humanities, Women's Literature. Seminars include Comparative Literature (Modern Russian and American Poetry), Romanticism, Modern and Contemporary American Theater, Modern and Contemporary American Poetry, Literary Theory.
Spring 1994 Fulbright Fellow, Department of Philology (Division of American Literature), Moscow State University.
Summer 1993 Participating lecturer, NEH Summer Seminar "Quilts in Women's Culture," directed by Cheryl Torsney, University of West Virginia.
1992-94 Writing Workshop Director and Faculty Consultant, University Without Walls, Regis University.
1991-1992 Sabbatical: Visiting Professor, Department of History (Division of Modern and Contemporary History), Moscow State University.
1982-1988 Assistant Professor and Director, Honors Program (Interdisciplinary Humanities Program). Seminars include Survey of Humanities in the Western World; Russian History; Soviet Culture, Counterculture and Dissidence; The Effects of Scientific Thought on Modern Culture; Introduction to Interdisciplinary Study.
Member, Teaching Scholarship and Service Committee, 2000-
Member, Summer Session/Study Abroad Committee, 1999-
Chair, Department of English, 1997- 1999
Member, Regis College Registrar Search Committee, 1999
Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of English, 1995-1996
Member, Freshman Seminars Committee, 1995-1999
Member, Core Seminars Development Committee, 1993-1994
Chair, Faculty Development Committee, 1990-1991
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Department of English, Teikyo University, 1990-1991
Chair, Department of English, 1988-1992 (resigned to accept sabbatical)
Director, Honors Program, 1982-1988
Board of Directors, Boulder-Dushanbe Sister Cities exchange, 1998- ,
1988-1994. Chair of high school student exchange committee, with responsibility for
orientation, and travel with Soviet and American students.
Grant application team, Association of American Colleges Cultural Legacies Project, May 1990.
Conference on Interdisciplinary and Multicultural Curriculum, University of Chicago, April 1990.
Member of Planning Board, Academic Management Institute, sponsored by
Endowment for the Humanities, 1990-1991.
Selected Participant, CEH Academic Management Institute, 1989-1990.
Chair of Oral Traditions Project, "Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking," Spring 1988.
Chair of Slavic Literature (Twentieth Century) section, NEMLA, 1987; secretary 1985.
Chair of Comparative Literature (Contemporary Poetry) section, NEMLA, 1986; secretary 1985.
NEH Travel to Collections evaluator, 1986.
NEH Summer Seminar, "Women's Writing and Women's Culture," Elaine Showalter, chair, Summer 1984.
NEH Summer Seminar, "The Modern Anti-hero," Victor Brombert, chair, Summer 1984 (declined).
Woodrow Wilson Seminar, "Interpreting the Humanities," Summer 1984 (declined).
Musical events reviewer, Rocky Mountain News, 1980.
"A Formalist Approach to "The Yellow Wall-Paper," A Casebook on "The Yellow Wall-Paper, ed. Jeffrey Weinstock, University of Tennessee Press (under consideration).
"The Economic Conundrum in the Lifewriting of Charlotte Perkins Gilman", The Mixed Legacy of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, ed. Catherine Golden and Joanne Zangrando, University of Delaware Press, Spring 2000.
"Artifacts in Lifewriting", The Encyclopedia of Lifewriting, ed. Margharetta Jolley, London: Fitzroy and Dearborn, May 2000.
"`Up and Out'": Patterns of Exhuberance and Decline in the Poetry of Charlotte Perkins Gilman (review), Resources in American Literary Study 1997.
"Ideology, Pedagogy, Resistance: Teaching Literary Theory in the Post-Soviet University," Philological Quarterly, Moscow State University, Spring 1995.
"The Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman" (review), American Literary Realism 1870-1910, 1995.
Critical Essays on Charlotte Perkins Gilman, ed. Joanne Karpinski, G.K. Hall, 1992.
Frontier Gothic: Terror and Wonder in the American Wilderness, ed. David Mogen, Scott Sanders, and Joanne Karpinski, Fairleigh Dickenson University Press, 1992, including "The Gothic Underpinnings of Local Color Realism."
"The Living of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Journals of Lucy Stone Blackwell" (review), Legacy, 1992.
"The Pang of Wonder: Reading the Letters of Elinor Mead Howells," Resources in American Literary History, 1991.
"The Ghosts of 'Three Sisters' Haunt 'Crimes of the Heart,'" Modern Drama: The Female Canon, ed. June Schleuter, Fairleigh Dickenson University Press, 1990.
"When the Marriage of Two Minds Admits Impediments," Patrons and Protegees: Gender, Friendship and Writing in Nineteenth-Century America, ed. Shirley Marchalonis, Rutgers University Press, 1989.
"The Shadow Block: Female Bonding in Quilters," Women and Performance, Volume 7 (Fall/Winter 1988), pp. 1-22. This was the keynote article for a special issue on feminist Americana.
"Hey, Comrade Mayakovsky" (translations), Pacific Review, November 1985.
"Wallace Stevens' Poetic Commentary on the "Meditations' of Paul Valery," Wallace Stevens Journal, 1983.
" Benigna MacAvelly and The Prince," American Literature Association, Spring 2000.
"Secrets of Survival: Assumed Identity in Holocaust Memoirs," American Literature Association Division of Autobiography and Biography, Fall 1999.
The Economic Conundrum in the Lifewriting of Charlotte Perkins Gilman", International Conference on Autobiography and Biodgraphy, Peking University, 1999.
"In the Splinters of the Thunderbolt: Regionalism/Modernism in Robinson Jeffers and Wallace Stevens," Western Literature Association, 1998.
"Theory, Autobiography, Lifewriting: The Matrix of Unresolved Issues in the Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman," Second International Conference on Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June 1997.
"Theory, Autobiography, Lifewriting: The Matrix of Unresolved Issues in the Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman," American Literature Association Division of Autobiography and Biography, Spring 1997.
Keynote Address to the Convention on Reintroducing Catholicism in Russia and Eastern Europe, 1996.
"History, Memory, Authenticity in Kosinski's The Painted Bird," Northeast Modern Language Association, 1995.
"Ideology, Pedagogy, Resistance: Teaching Literary Theory in the Post-Soviet University", All- Russian American Studies Conference, 1995.
"Conventions of Domesticity vs. Conventions of Realism in the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman," North American Literary Realism Conference, 1993.
"How Captivity Narratives Represent the Captor," Conference on Indigenous Peoples, World History Association (Rocky Mountain Region), 1993.
"New Political Animals: Ideology and the Beast Fable in the Poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky," Seventh International Congress of the Beast Fable Society, 1993.
"The Trickster Figure in Russian and Native American Literature," Western American Literature Association, 1992.
"The Language of Rights in the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman," American Studies Association, 1991.
"Frontier Gothic: Terror and Wonder in the American Wilderness," Western American Literature Association, 1991.
"Domestic Heroism in the Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman," Modern Language Association, 1990.
"'Voting with Their Needles': Nineteenth Century Political Quilts," Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Western Social Sciences Association, 1990; American Culture Association, 1989.
"The Ghosts of 'Three Sisters' Haunt 'Crimes of the Heart,'" Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 1989.
"Why 'Quilters' Got the Cold Shoulder in New York," Northeast Modern Language Association, 1988.
"Telling Tales About a Blabbermouth: Transformation of Folk Tales into Children's Literature," Modern Language Association, 1988.
"The Grotesque and the Sublime in the Stories of Flannery O'Connor," Christianity in Literature Conference, 1987.
"Reading Quilts: A Primer," American Culture Association, 1986.
"Pound and Mayakovsky, A Janus Figure in Ideological
Poetics," Twentieth Century Literature Conference, 1986.
Board of Directors (secretary), Cantabile Singers, 1999-
Board of Directors, Boulder-Dushanbe Sister Cities (member, 1994-97, vice president, 1999-).
Organized tutoring for ESL students, Fall 1999.
"Modern Russian Literature" and "Minority Cultures in Russia" lectures for OASIS (senior citizen continuing education), Spring 1999.
"Why Aren't Russian Women Feminists?" American Association of University Women, Foothills Branch, 1997.
Consultant reader (book manuscripts and proposals), Modern Language Association, University of Missouri Press, University of Pennsylvania Press 1996-97.
Contributing Faculty, "Reemerging Russia: Search for Identity," OASIS senior citizen continuing education, 1996.
Participant, round table discussion sponsored by the White House Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach, 1996.
Classroom assistant, Base Line Middle School Arts Focus, 1996-97.
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