Dr. Brenda Ayres

Professor of English
Assistant Honors Director

bayres@liberty.edu
434-582-2779

    Dr. Brenda Ayres

An assistant director of LU's Honors Program and a full professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages, Dr. Ayres has published widely in 19th-century British scholarship, including seventeen books to date, and regularly presents papers at conferences. She has been with LU since 2003.

Degrees

Ph.D. in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, with a subspecialty in nineteenth-century American women’s novels, University of Southern Mississippi, 1992.
M.A. in Creative Writing, University of South Alabama, 1986.
B.A. in English/Creative Writing, University of South Alabama, 1985.

Courses Taught

ENGL 697 Special Topics
ENGL 689/690 Thesis
ENGL 503 Research and Bibliography
ENGL 554 Teaching Writing across the Curriculum (online)
ENGL 515 Studies in British Literature: Victorian, Romantic
ENGL 512 Seminar in British Authors: George Eliot, Brontë Sisters, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens
ENGL 497 Special Topics (Domestic Novel, Victorian Gothic, Irish Literature.)
HONR 495 Senior Honors Thesis
ENGL 400 Dickens Seminar, Brontë Seminar, Jane Austen Seminar, George Eliot Seminar
ENGL 438 Women’s Literature
ENGL 321 Victorian Period
ENGL 311 The English Novel
ENGL 303 English Romanticism
ENGL 216 English Literature II (residential & online)
ENGL 215 English Literature I

Awards

LU Employee of the Month, LU 2013.

Faculty Row Super Professor, 2012.

Cambridge Who's Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs, 2011.

The Payne-Rowlette Memorial Award, 2011.

Research Leave/Course Reduction at LU, 2010-2011.

Sutton Who's Who in Academia, 2010-2011.

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Empire Who's Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Education, 2006.

Georgia Council of Teachers of English (GCTE) College Teacher of 1997.

South Atlantic Association of Departments of English Outstanding Teacher of 1995.

Publications

The Life and Works of Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, 1835-1909. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2012.

Walt Disney. Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies. Ed. Heather Montgomery. New York: Oxford UP, 2012.

General Editor and introd. The Widow and Wedlock Novels of Frances Trollope. 4 vols. London: Pickering and             Chatto, 2011.

Ed., notes, and introd. Kith and Kin. By Jessie Fothergill. 1881. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010.

General Editor and introd. The Social Problem Novels of Frances Trollope. 4 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.

Ed. The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw. 1836. By Frances M. Trollope.  Notes by Christine Stuphin. London: Pickering  & Chatto, 2008.

Ed. and notes. The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong.1840. By Frances M. Trollope. London: Pickering  & Chatto, 2008.

Ed. and notes. Jessie Phillips: A Tale of the Present Day.1843. By Frances M. Trollope. London: Pickering  & Chatto, 2008.

Ed. and notes. The Vicar of Wrexhill. 1837. By Frances M. Trollope. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008.

Ed. Ring the Bell: Making Ordinary Moments Extraordinary in Business and in Life. John T. Kirk. Mustang, OK: Tate, 2008.

Ed. and introd. The Emperor's Old Groove:  Decolonizing Disney's Magic Kingdom, Peter Lang, 2003.

Ed. and introd. Silent Voices: Forgotten Novels by Victorian Women Writers. Westport, CT  and London: Praeger, 2003.

Ed. and introd. Frances Trollope and the Novel of Social Change. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 2001.

Dissenting Women in Dickens' Novels: The Subversion of Domestic Ideology. Westport, CT:Greenwood P, 1998.

"A Woman’s Thoughts on Redefining/Refining Culture: Dinah Mulock Craik’s John Halifax, Gentleman." Women's Writing 20 (2014): *. Eds Clare Clarke and Clare Gill. London: Routledge P.

"A Woman’s Thoughts on Redefining/Refining Culture: Dinah Mulock Craik’s John Halifax, Gentleman." Women's Writing 20 (2014).  Eds Clare Clarke and Clare Gill. London: Routledge P.

"Edith Simcox’s Diptych: Sexuality and Textuality." Women in Journalism at the Fin de Siècle: Making a Name for Herself. Ed. Elizabeth Gray. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 53-70.

"'Under the Hill': The Man Question' in the New Women Novels of Corelli, Fothergill, and Linskill." Writing Women of the Fin de Siecle: Authors of Change. Eds. Adrienne Gavin and Carolyn Oulton. London: Palgrave, 2011. 179-92.  

"Life Ministries." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011.

"Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011.

"Globe Missionary Evangelism." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011.

"World Servants." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011.

"World Gospel Mission." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011.

"World Mission Prayer League." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011.

"Pentecostal Assemblies of the World." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011. Print

"International Pentecostal Holiness Church." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011.

"Maranatha Campus Ministries." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011.

"The (Original) Church of God." Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Dartmouth, MA: Baker, 2011.

"Henry and Katherine Bellamann." Mississippi Encyclopedia. Ed. Ted Ownby and Charles Reagan Wilson Charles Raegan. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 2011.

"The Vexing Vicar of Wrexhill: Frances Trollope's Vinegary Distaste for Evangelicalism." Women's Writing 18.2 (2011): 198-213. Ed. Tamara S. Wagner. London: Routledge P. Also available http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals; doi: 10.1080/09699082.2011.553268.

"William Burges: Biblical Revision and Vision in Stained Glass." The Renascence of Stained Glass in the Nineteenth Century."  Ed. Kathleen O'Neill Sims. Farnham Surrey UK: Ashgate, 2010.

"'Titanic Game' in  Jessie Fothergill’s Kith and Kin." Kith and Kin (1881) by Jessie Fothergill. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2010. xxiii-xxxv.   

"Augusta Jane Evans Wilson, 1835-1909" The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow P., 2010. 647-48.

"Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1844-1899." The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. Ed. George Thomas Kurian. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow P., 2010. 370-72.

"'Moth and Rust': Mary Cholmondeley's Assessment of the Church of England." Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered:  A Collection of Essays. Eds. SueAnn Schatz and Carolyn Oulton.  London: Pickering and Chatto, 2009. 147-59.

Rev. "Representations of Motherhood: Interrogating the Trope of Absence." Feminist Media Studies. 5 Nov. 2008. 

"Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage." Companion to Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. NY: Facts on File, 2009. 65-67.

"Jane Austen," Companion to Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. NY: Facts on File, 2009. 16-19.

"Maria Edgeworth, 1767-1849" Companion to Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. NY: Facts on File, 2009. 106-8. 

"Romantic Characteristics in Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" Companion to Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. NY: Facts on File, 2009. 472-74.

"'London' William Blake." Companion to Literary Romanticism. Ed. Andrew Maunder. NY: Facts on File,   2009. 246-47.

"John Mitchell Kemble;" The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism. Ed. Marysa Demoor and Laurel Brake. London: The British Library and Academia P, 2008. 332. 

"Amelia Lewis (Freund);" The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism. Ed. Marysa Demoor and Laurel Brake. London: The British Library and Academia P, 2008. 362. 

"British and Foreign Review;" The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism. Ed. Marysa Demoor and Laurel Brake. London: The British Library and Academia P, 2008. 76. 

"Temperance Magazines: Band of Hope Review, Church of England Temperance Magazine, Wings, White Ribbon." The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century Journalism. Ed. Marysa Demoor and Laurel Brake. London: The British Library and Academia P, 2008. 617-18. 

General Introduction. Frances Trollope and the Novel of Social Change. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2008. Vol 1. vii-xxxvii.

"The Real Education of a Hippie."  College Faith. Vol. III. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews UP, 2006. 207-8.

"'A Cross Line' by George Egerton." Companion to the British Short Story & Short Fiction. Ed. Andrew Maunder. Facts on File: New York; 2006. 94-95.

"'The Sad Fortunes of the Rev Amos Barton' by George Eliot."Companion to the British Short Story & Short Fiction. Ed. Andrew Maunder. Facts on File: New York; 2006. 364-65.

Introduction. Silent Voices: Forgotten Novels by Victorian Women Writers. Westport, CT and  London: Praeger, 2003. xiii-xiii.

"Marie Corelli: 'The Story of One Forgotten.'" Silent Voices: Forgotten Novels by Victorian Women Writers. Westport, CT and London: Praeger, 2003. 203-23. 

"(He)gemony Cricket! Why in the World Are We Still Watching Disney?" The Emperor's Old Groove:  Decolonizing Disney's Magic Kingdom, Peter Lang, 2003. 1-12. 

"The Poisonous Apple in Snow White: Disney's Kingdom of Gender." The Emperor's Old Groove:  Decolonizing Disney's Magic Kingdom, Peter Lang, 2003. 39-50. 

"Apis Trollopiana: An Introduction to the Nearly Extinct Trollope." Frances Trollope and the Novel of Social Change. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood P, 2001. 1-9. 

"Temple #7 Restaurant." Encyclopedia of Malcolm X.  Ed. Robert L. Jenkins and Mfanya Donald Tryman. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood P, 2000. 529.

"Thiel, Betty Jean." Encyclopedia of Malcolm X.  Ed. Robert L. Jenkins and Mfanya Donald Tryman. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood P, 2000. 530-1.

"Middle-Class Blacks," Encyclopedia of Malcolm X.  Ed. Robert L. Jenkins and Mfanya Donald Tryman. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood P, 2000. 385.

"Nicknames of Malcolm," Encyclopedia of Malcolm X.  Ed. Robert L. Jenkins and Mfanya Donald Tryman. Westport, CT and London: Greenwood P, 2000. 421-22. 

Rev. Kindred Nature: Victorian and Edwardian Women Embrace the Living Word by Barbara T. Gates. Victorians Institute Journal 28 (Sept. 2000): 178-80.

"Summer in Oils." BCAA Newsletter. May 2000.

"Mythic America." Teaching English in the Two-Year College 24.4 Dec. 1997: 326-33.

"General Education for the New Age: The Interdisciplinary's Elasticity and Specificity."   Reaching Through Teaching 10. 2 Spring 1997: 22-24.

"Catharine Smith Jones." Facing South: A Festival of Southern Culture. (Anthology).  Ed. Susan Hines. Oct. 1995.

 "Poetry 'Beyond the College Walls.'"SAADE Newsletter.  Fall 1995: 4-6.

"Harper Lee's 'Pink Cotton Penitentiary.'" Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Ed. Verbie Prevost. U of Tennessee P, 1994.

"Dogs in George Eliot's Adam Bede." The George Eliot–George Henry Lewes Newsletter 18-19 Sept. 1991: 22-30.

"The Huntress of Soft Touches: The Strumpet in Alice Walker's The Third Life of Grange Copeland." MAWA Review June 1991: 28-30.

Rev. of The "Invisible Hand" and British Fiction 1818-1860: Adam Smith, Political Economy, and the Genre of Realism, by Eleanor Courtemanche. Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth Century Writing, 1790-1914 3 (June/July 2011).

"Jessie Fothergill." Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 19 July 2010.

"Jessie Fothergill: Kith and Kin." (1881) Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 19 July 2010.

"Mary Linskill." Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 28 June  2010.

"Mary Linskill: The Haven under the Hill (1886)." Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 29 June 2010.

"Frances Trollope:  The Widow Barnaby (1839)." Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 28 June 2010.

"Frances Trollope:  The Widow Married; a Sequel to the Widow Barnaby (1840)."  Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary   Dictionary Company, LTD. 28 June 2010.

"Frances Trollope:  The Widow Wedded; or The Adventures of the Barnabys in America (1843)." Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 29 June 2010.

"Frances Trollope:  The Lottery of Marriage (1849)." Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. July 2010.

"Frances Trollope: The Vicar of Wrexhill (1836)." Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 21 Sept. 2009.

"Villino Trollope, Piazza Independenza, Florence; The Birthplace of the American Civil War: The Fanny Trollope and Harriet Beecher Stowe Connections." The Americans in Florence's "English" Cemetery. Ed. Julia Holloway. Florence, Italy: Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei  e Amici del Cimitero "degli Inglesi." 2008. 

"Labor Done, Battle Won, and Requiescat In Pace: Five Abolitionists at English Cemetery in Florence: Fanny Trollope, Richard Hildreth, Theodore Parker, Hiram Powers, and  Elizabeth Barrett Browning." Bicentennial Year of the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Ed. Julia Holloway. Florence, Italy: Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei  e Amici del Cimitero "degli Inglesi." 2007.

"Frances Trollope (1779-1863)." Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 13 Feb. 2006.

"Frances Trollope: Domestic Manners of the Americans (1832)." Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company,   LTD.  27 Apr. 2006.

"Frances Trollope: Jessie Phillips: A Tale of the Present Day (1842-1843)." Literary Encyclopedia. Ed. Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 27 Apr. 2006.

"Frances Trollope: The Life and Adventures of Michael Armstrong, The Factory Boy (1839-1840)." Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 27 Apr. 2006.

"Frances Trollope:  The Life and Adventures of Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw: or Scenes on the Mississippi (1836)." Robert Clark. London: The Literary Dictionary Company, LTD. 23 Jun. 2006.

"Poetic Power of Frances Wright." Rev. of Reason, Religion, and Morals by Frances Wright and Foreword by Susan S. Adams. Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. 29 Jul. 2004.

"'Accountable Beings' and Biblical Authority in Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman." Spiritual Matters/Matters. The 33rd Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association. Asheville, NC. 22 Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.

"'Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth' and Dickens' Theology." Dickens: Past and Present. Victorians Institute Conference. Myrtle Beach, NC. 21-22 Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation. Also Moderator for "Crime and Criminology" Panel.

"The King James Bible and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman." 400th Anniversary of the KJV Bible Conference. Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. 1 Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation. Also Chair for "Literature and the King James Bible" Panel.

"Finishing." National Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society 2011 Senior Banquet, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. 16 Apr. 2011. Speech.

"The Gothic in Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera." Sigma Tau Delta Lectures. Liberty University Tower Theatre, Lynchburg, VA. 12 Apr. 2011. Lecture.

"Gothecclesiology: Adaptability and the Vernacular in St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral." Victorian Forms and Formations. British Association for Victorian Studies 2010 Conference.  University of Glasgow. 2 Sept. 2010. Conference Presentation.

"'Under the Hill': The Man Question' in the New Women Novels of Corelli, Fothergill, and Linskill." Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle International Conference. University of London. 28 June, 2010.

"The English Tea." Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. Longwood University, Farmville, VA. 13 May 2010. Keynote Address.

Parody of Gone with the Wind. Liberty University Civil War Seminar, Lynchburg, VA. 26 Mar. 2010. Skit.

"Flora: Mrs. J.E.B. Stuart," The Cavalry. Liberty University Civil War Seminar, Lynchburg, VA. 27 Mar. 2010. Seminar Presentation.

"Reconciliation in Civil War Movies." The Reel Civil War in the Cinema. Liberty University Seminar, Lynchburg, VA.  28 Mar. 2009. Seminar Presentation.

"Villino Trollope, Piazza Independenza, Florence; The Birthplace of the American Civil War: The Fanny Trollope, and Harriet Beecher Stowe Connections." City and Book International Conference: The Americans in Florence's "English" Cemetery, Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei  e Amici del Cimitero "degli Inglesi," Florence, Italy. 11 Oct. 2008. Virtual Presentation.                   

"Persephone in the River Phlegethon; or, the Women at Gettysburg." Gettysburg. Liberty University Civil War Seminar, Lynchburg, VA. 29 Mar. 2008. Seminar Presentation.

"Building Community with Online Students." Liberty University Faculty Workshops, Lynchburg, VA. 23 May 2007. Lecture.

"The Role of Christianity in the American Woman's Movement." Christianity and America History Conference. Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. 21 Apr. 2007.

"'The Story of a Dead Self': The Theosophical Novels of Marie Corelli." The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS) 11th Annual Conference. Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA. 26 Oct. 2006. Conference Presentation.

"Janey Reb, Betsey Yank, and Other Civil War Angels: Depiction of Women in Civil War Art." Blood on the Canvas: The History of Civil War Art. Liberty University Civil War Seminar, Lynchburg, VA. 25 Mar. 2006. Seminar Presentation.

"Uncle Tom's Cabin Tableaux Vivants." Blood on the Canvas: The History of Civil War Art. Liberty University Civil War Seminar, Lynchburg, VA. 25 Mar. 25 2006. Skit.

"The Many Loves of Christina Rossetti." Literature and Christianity Conference. Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. 8 Mar. 2006. Conference Presentation.

"The Phantasmal Fanny Trollope." The 13th Annual 18th- and 19th-century British Women Writers' Conference. Lafayette, LA. 16 Apr. 16 2005. Conference Presentation.

"Issues in Engaging in Victorian Studies in the Community College." Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States. Austin, TX. 10 Oct. 2003. Conference Presentation.

"Beast on a Leash: Victorian Dominion over the Animal Kingdom." Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 3 Nov. 2002. Conference Presentation.

"Medieval Misogyny in the Nineteenth Century." Southern Conference of British Studies. New Orleans, LA. Nov. 2001. Conference Presentation. Also Chair for "Medieval Romanticism in British Victorian Literature and Art" Panel.

"Frances Trollope:  Provocateur Extraordinaire." MLA Conference; Washington, DC; Dec 2000. Conference Presentation. Also Chair for "Apis Trollopiana:  Frances Trollope and the Novel of Social Change " Panel.

"The Iconization of Animals in Victorian Culture." Southern Conference of British Studies. Louisville, KY. Nov 2000. Conference Presentation. Also Chair for "Animals in Victorian Literature" Panel.

"What Students Are Expected to Know Before Taking Composition I." English High School and College Teachers Forum. GCTE Conference. Jekyll Island, GA. Mar. 1999. Conference Presentation.

"Issues of Gender in Victorian Literature." Southern Conference on British Studies. Birmingham, AL. Nov. 1998. Chair.

"Restructuring the Literature Survey Course: Multi-specialist Approaches to General Education." Georgia Conference on College/University Teaching. Kennesaw. Apr. 1998. Conference Presentation.

"Secret Gardens: Redefining the Survey of Literature Course," GCTE's "Exploring the New Literacy," Savannah, Feb. 1998. Conference Presentation.

"Sonnet to Southern Fall," "The Good Ole Days," "The Poet's Snake," and "Goldfall," Spring Fling Poetry Thing. Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA. May 1997. Readings.

"Things Get Lost," "Twinkle Twinkle," "Tiny Tears," and "Saturday." Sandhills Conference. Augusta, GA. May 1997. Readings.

"Co-teaching History and English in a Two-year College," Georgia Conference on College and University Teaching, Kennesaw, GA. Apr. 1997. Conference Presentation.

"The Haunted House: Why Victorian Women Wrote Ghost Stories." Southern Conference on British Studies. Little Rock, AR. Oct. 1996. Conference Presentation.

"Things Get Lost," "Washboard," and "Washboard #2." Creative Writing Spring Fling. Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA. Apr. 1996. Readings.

"The Hummingbird Feeder," Writer's Guild of South Georgia Conference. Valdosta, GA. Oct. 1995. Reading.

"Poetry 'Beyond the College Walls,'" SAMLA, Atlanta, GA. Nov. 1995. Conference Presentation.

"Weeding," Art Festival. Bleckley County Arts Alliance. Cochran, GA. Jul. 1995. Reading.

"Cantrell's Grill," Creative Writing Spring Fling, Cochran, GA. Apr. 1995. Reading.

"Ocean," Art Festival. Bleckley County Arts Alliance. Cochran, GA. Mar. 1995. Reading.

"Harper Lee's 'Pink Cotton Penitentiary.'"American Culture Association in the South. Charlotte, NC.Oct. 1994. Conference Presentation.

"Tiny Tears." A is for Arts. Cliff Chandler Show (TV). Macon, GA.  Oct. 1994. Reading.

"Sunday Driver." A is for Arts. Cliff Chandler Show (TV). Macon, GA.  June 1994. Reading.

"Shrewsbury." Creative Writing Spring Fling. Middle Georgia College. Cochran, GA. Apr. 1994. Reading.

"The Pastoral." Women of Talent Show. Middle Georgia College. Cochran, GA Mar. 1994. Reading.

"The Sexual Revolution: Did It Happen?" Faculty Lecture Series. Middle Georgia College. Cochran, GA. Nov. 1993. Lecture.

"Feminist Undertow in the Movies: Thelma and Louise, Fried Green Tomatoes, and A League of Their Own." Faculty Lecture Series. Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL. Jan. 1993. Lecture.

"'The Vile Outpourings of a Lewd Woman's Mind': The Woman's Voice in Nineteenth-century Fiction." Woman as Subtext Symposium; University of Southern Mississippi. Hattiesburg, MS. Nov. 1991. Conference Presentation.

"Gender Stereotypes in the Victorian Novel." Graduate Conference on Gender Issues. Emory University, Atlanta, GA. May 1991. Conference Presentation.

"Gender Stereotypes in the Dickensian Novel." Graduate Conference on Gender Issues. University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Apr. 1991. Conference Presentation.

"Dogs in George Eliot's Adam Bede." George Eliot Conference.  Northeast Missouri State, Kirksville, MO. Apr. 1991. Conference Presentation.

"Gender in the Bestseller." Mississippi Philological Association. Mississippi State University. Starkville, MS. Jan. 1991. Conference Presentation.

"Black English." Southeast College of Technology, Mobile, AL. June 1990. Seminar Lecture.

"Controlling Point of View." Metropolitan Writers' Guild. Mobile, AL. June 1989. Lecture.

Service

Assistant Director of the Honors Program 
Former Chair to the Graduate Senate and GS Executive Committee
Former Chair GS Committee on Graduate Faculty Professional Development and Welfare
Advisor to the Victorian Society 
Originator of Liberty’s literary magazine, Lamplight
Co-Coordinator of the Quatercentennial Celebration Celebration of the KJV Bible Conference 
Co-organizer of LU's Annual Civil War Seminar
Coordinator of the Literature and Christianity Conference 
Digital Commons Editor for the Dept. of English/Modern Languages
Led students on tour of the UK