Curriculum Vitae

SHANE A. MCCOY

Department of English / Tennessee Technological University

Box 5053, Cookeville, TN 38505

smccoy@tntech.edu

(769) 274-1464

www.thefeministpedagogue.com

EDUCATION

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Ph.D. in English Literature, June 2017

University of Washington, Department of English

Comprehensive Areas: Composition Studies, American Ethnic Literature, Critical and Feminist Pedagogy, Cultural Studies

Dissertation: Texts that Teach: Curriculum, Affect, and Critical Pedagogy in the Neoliberal University

Dissertation Committee: Anis Bawarshi (co-chair), Kate Cummings (co-chair), Gillian Harkins, Joy Williamson-Lott (Graduate Student Representative)

 

M.A. in English Literature, June 2012

University of Washington, Department of English

            Comprehensive Areas: Caribbean Literature and Theory, Cultural Studies, Queer Theory

            Project Title: “Queer Stateless Citizens and the Caribbean Diaspora in Patricia Powell’s The     Pagoda”         

            Directors: Louis Chude-Sokei (Supervisor), Gillian Harkins (Reader)

 

B.A. in English, May 2010

Middle Tennessee State University, Department of English, cum laude; Honors with Distinction, 2010

Thesis: The Lesbian in the Room: Breaking the Silence of Lesbian Desire in Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness and Vita Sackville-West’s All Passion Spent

Advisor: Dr. Alfred Lutz

  

TEACHING INTERESTS

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Composition, rhetoric, critical writing, transnational literature, American ethnic literature, Africana literary studies, critical and feminist pedagogies, women of color feminism, affect studies, women's and gender studies, genre studies, cognitive literary studies

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

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Instructor of Record

 

Department of English, Tennessee Technological University. August 2017- present.

English 1010: English Composition I, Course Title: “Laughing for Justice: Comedy as Social andCultural Critique” (Fall 2017)

English 1020: English Composition II, Course Title: “Investigating for Justice: Reading and Researching” (Fall 2017)

 

Department of English, Volunteer State Community College. 2016-2017.

English 1020-B20: Composition/Argumentative Writing (Summer 2017)

English 2310-C01: Survey of World Literature, Beginnings to 1650 (Spring 2017)

English 0810: Skills for Composition, Course Title: “Writing Ready: Preparing for College Writing and Learning” (Fall 2016)

English 1010: Composition/Exposition, Course Title: “Laughing for Justice: Comedy as Social and Cultural Critique” (Fall 2016)

 

Department of English, University of Washington. 2011-2016.

English 131-CIC: Composition/Exposition, Course Title: “Laughing for Justice: Comedy As Social and Cultural Critique” (Summer 2016)

English 111-CIC: Composition/Literature, Course Title: “Reading the “Outsider Within” (Spring 2015, Fall 2015, & Winter 2016)

English 200: Reading Literary Forms, Course Title: “#WeDontNeedFeminism: Genres of Feminism and Public Scholarship” (Winter 2015)

English 242: Reading Prose Fiction, Course Title: “Beyond the Nation Form: Reading Contemporary Transnational Fiction” (Fall 2014)

English 111-CIC: Composition/Literature, Course Title: “Racing ‘America’: Reading Race in the Age of Obama” (Fall 2013, Winter 2014, & Spring 2014)

English 111-CIC: Composition/Literature, Course Title: “Narratives of Hurricane Katrina” (Fall 2012, Winter 2013, & Spring 2013)

English 131-CIC: Composition/Exposition, Course Title: “Mad World” (Winter 2012 & Spring 2012)

English 131: Composition/Exposition, Course Title: “Ideological Productions” (Fall 2011)

 

Department of Professional and Continuing Education, University of Washington. 2014-15.

English 108: Writing Ready—Preparing for College Writing and Learning (Fall 2014 & Fall 2015)

 

Student Athlete Academic Services, University of Washington. 2012-14.

Graduate Student Tutor for students in Academic Ethnic Studies, Composition, Sociology, and African-American Literature

 

PUBLICATIONS

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“Laughing for Justice: Safe Spaces, Trigger Warnings, and the Affect of Comedy in First-Year Composition.” (In progress)

Scaffolding for Justice: Deploying Intersectionality, Black Feminist Thought, and the ‘Outsider Within’ in the Writing about Literature Classroom.” (In progress)

“The ‘Outsider Within’: Counter-Narratives in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah.” (In progress)

“The ‘Outsider Within’: Counter-Narratives of Liberal Multiculturalism in Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake.” (Under review)

“Reading the ‘Outsider Within’: Counter-Narratives of Human Rights in Black Women’s Fiction.” Radical Teacher 103 (Fall 2015): 56-70.

“‘And still she asked, where, in this system, was there room for a studio?”: Reading Gender and Lesbian Space in Vita Sackville-West’s All Passion Spent.” Scientia et Humanitas 1 (2011): 27-49.

  

AWARDS AND HONORS

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Joan Webber Award for Teaching Excellence for 200-Level Courses Winner. Spring 2015

Joan Webber Award for Teaching Excellence for Expository Writing Program Courses Nominee. Spring 2014.

 

 COMPETITIVE GRANTS AWARDED

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“‘And still she asked, where, in this system, was there room for a studio?’: Reading Gender and Lesbian Space in Vita Sackville-West’s All Passion Spent.” Sponsored by the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) program with a grant of $3,150.  Directed by Dr. Alfred Lutz, Middle Tennessee State University. Summer 2009.

“Resisting the Paradigm: The Search for Identity through Female Masculinity and Sexuality in Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness.”  Sponsored by the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) program with a grant of $1,620.  Directed by Dr. Newtona Johnson, Middle Tennessee State University. Fall 2008.

“Fusing the Masculine and the Feminine: Gender Identity and Sexuality in May Sinclair’s Mary Olivier: A Life.”  Sponsored by the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (URSCA) program with a grant of $1,620.  Directed by Dr. Robert Petersen, Middle Tennessee State University. Spring 2008.

 

 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

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Shuttling Between Diasporas: African Women Writers Re-Imagining the ‘New’ African Diaspora.” African Literature Association, Yale University, 15 June 2017.

Scaffolding for Justice in the Writing about Literature Classroom.” College English Association, Hilton Head Island, 30 March 2017.

“Engaging Resistance and Black Feminism in First-Year Composition: A Tale of Two Classes.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, 25 March 2017.

“Composing through the ‘Outsider Within’: Affect and Black Feminism in First-Year Composition.” Northeast Modern Language Association, Baltimore, 24 March 2017.

How Does Social Justice Pedagogy Affect Studies? Cultivating Students’ Critical Capacities for Social Justice in the Writing about Literature Classroom.” College Composition and Communication Conference, Portland, 16 March 2017.

Laughing for Justice: Comedy as Social and Cultural Critique.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, 24 February 2017.

“Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of (Un)Happiness: Reading Counter-Narratives of the ‘Stranger’ in Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy.” British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference, Savannah, 17 February 2017.

“Teaching the 'Outsider Within': Counter-Narratives in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah." African Literature Association, Atlanta, 7 April 2016.

Texts that Teach: Counter-Narratives as Critical Pedagogy.” Cultural Studies Association, Riverside, 23 May 2015.

 “#WeDontNeedFeminism: Genres of Feminism, Public Scholarship, and Teaching through a Multi-Genre Approach.” Cultural Studies Association, Riverside, 22 May 2015.

“Rethinking Caribbean Feminist Epistemology and Queer Discourse in Michelle Cliff’s No Telephone to Heaven.” PAMLA at Seattle University, Seattle, 21 Oct. 2012.

“Queering the Queer: Locating Sites of Resistance in Suicide, Labor, and Communal Sex in Audre Lorde’s Zami: A New Spelling of My Name.” Women’s and Gender Studies Conference at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, 26 March 2011. 

“Resisting the Paradigm: The Search for Identity through Female Masculinity and Sexuality in Radclyffe Hall’s The Well of Loneliness.” Women’s Studies Conference at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, 24 March 2009.

“Fusing the Masculine and the Feminine: Gender Identity and Discovery of Sexuality in May Sinclair’s Mary Olivier: A Life.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, 17 February 2009.

“Confessions from a Victorian Closet: Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s ‘In Memoriam.’” Middle Tennessee State University Scholar’s Week, Murfreesboro, 7 April 2008.

 

 STUDENT MENTORSHIP

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Graduate School, University of Washington:

·       Samuel Wilson (Fall 2016)

·       Davin Gong (Fall 2015 and Fall 2016, Medical School)

·       Leah Frank (Fall 2013, University of Southern California—Applied Psychology)

 Study Abroad, University of Washington:

·       Xijia Hu (Winter 2016, University of Western Australia)

·       Brian Hoover (Winter 2015, Norway)

·       Elizabeth Lee (Winter 2015, Denmark)

·       Kelsey Nore (Winter 2015, Spain)

·       Raven Yee (Winter 2015, London)

·       Caroline Riniker (Spring 2014, Rome)

·       Tammy Tarhini (Winter 2014, University of Sydney)

·       Tally Swanson (Winter 2013, Barbados)

·       Holly Pirrett (Winter 2012, London and Iceland)

 Scholarship Programs, University of Washington:

·       Shonali Prasad (Spring 2016, Future Stars Scholarship)

·       Kara Etsuko Elizabeth Peck (Spring 2016, USS Bowfin Memorial Scholarship)

·       Elizabeth Lee (Summer 2015, American Association of University Women)

 Academic Programs, University of Washington:

·       Leah Chen (Fall 2016, UW Neurological Surgery Summer Student Program)

·       Ryan Carlin (Winter 2016, UW Chemical Engineering Program)

·       Xingtong Li (Fall 2015, UW Nursing Program)

·       Monishita Pal (Winter 2015, Transfer to Santa Clara University)

·       Davin Gong (Winter 2014, Early Entrance to Flex Med Program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)

·       Dylan Johnson (Winter 2014, Transfer to Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 Volunteer Positions, University of Washington:

·       Xintong Li (Fall 2014 and Winter 2015, UWMC and Seattle Children’s Hospital)

 Internships, University of Washington:

·       Danial Chowdhry (Spring 2015, Feberal Bureau of Investigations)

 

SERVICE AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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African Literature Association Graduate Student Caucus, Member-at-Large, April 2016-April 2017.

Invited Speaker. 200-Level Training and Pedagogy Orientation. University of Washington, Seattle, 22 Sept. 2015.

 Session Chair. “Teaching and Learning from New Media.” Cultural Studies Association, Riverside, 22 May 2015.

 

 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS (past and present)

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African Literature Association

American Association of University Professors

American Studies Association

College English Association

Conference on College Composition and Communication

Cultural Studies Association

Modern Language Association

National Council of Teachers of English

National Women's Studies Association

Northeast Modern Language Association

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association