Curriculum Vitae

Jennifer A. Janechek
The University of Iowa
Rhetoric Department
170 English Philosophy Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242–1492
jennifer-yirinec@uiowa.edu


RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
19th/20th-Century British Literature • Disability Studies • Sound Studies • Media Studies • Gender Studies • Critical Theory • History of the English Language • Composition and Rhetoric


EDUCATION
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa — PhD, English Literature, 2017; MA en passant, English Literature, 2015
Presidential Ballard/Seashore Dissertation Fellow
Presidential Graduate Research Fellow

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida — MA, English Literature, 2012
University Graduate Fellow

Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Florida — BA, English, 2009
Frederick M. Supper Honors Program


PUBLICATIONS

Articles

“Gendered Information Networks and the Telephone Voice in Shaw’s Pygmalion and Village Wooing,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 60.1 (Spring 2018): 32–55.

“The Horror of the Primal Sound: Proto-telephony and Imperialism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.” The Conradian 41.2 (2016): 8–27.

“‘This curious association of objects’: Dickens’s Treatment of Characters in Mobilized Chairs in Dombey and Son and Bleak House.” Dickens Studies Annual 46 (2015): 147–65.

“Illness and Identity in W. E. Henley’s In Hospital.” The Victorian 1.2 (November 2013): n. pag.

“Re-envisioning the Faust Legend: Christopher Marlowe’s The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus and Richard Burton and Nevill Coghill’s Doctor Faustus.” Literature/Film Quarterly 41.1 (2013): 67–76.

Book Reviews

Review of Patricia Pye’s Sound and Modernity in the Literature of London, 1880–1918, forthcoming in Victorian Studies.

Review of Maren Tova Linett’s Bodies of Modernism: Physical Disability in Transatlantic Modernist Literature (U of Michigan P, 2016), forthcoming in the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies.

Review of Sounding Modernism: Rhythm and Sonic Mediation in Modern Literature and Film (Edinburgh UP, 2017), forthcoming in Modernism/modernity.

Review of Conrad and Language, edited by Katherine Isobel Baxter and Robert Hampson (Oxford UP, 2016), forthcoming in Conradiana.

Review of James Berger’s The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies 7.1 (2018): 119–25.

Review of Aaron Worth’s Imperial Media: Colonial Networks and Information Technologies in the British Literary Imagination, 1857-1918. Joseph Conrad Today 41.1 (Spring 2017): 9–11.

Review of Laura Mauldin’s Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children. Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 12.1 (2018): 111–14.

Review of Rebecca Sanchez’s Deafening Modernism: Embodied Language and Visual Poetics in American Literature. Canadian Journal of Disability Studies 5.3 (2016): n. pag.

“Disabled Masculinities in Domestic Realist Fiction.” Review of Karen Bourrier’s The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in the Mid-Victorian Novel. Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies 12.2 (Summer 2016): n. pag.

“Disability, Inc.: The Exploitation of Difference by the Prison-Industrial Complex.” Review of Disability Incarcerated: Imprisonment and Disability in the United States and Canada (eds. Liat ben-Moshe, Chris Chapman, and Allison C. Carey. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014). Disability Studies Quarterly 35.1 (2015): n.pag.

Entries

“Friedrich Kittler,” forthcoming in the Encyclopedia of Cultural Theory (U of Toronto P).

Mary Barton.” Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts (December 2014): n. pag.

Little Dorrit.” Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts (November 2014): n. pag.

“The Ear Phonautograph.” Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts (January 2014): n. pag.

Dombey and Son.” Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts (October 2013): n. pag.

Custom Textbooks and Textbook Articles

“Online Forums: Responding Thoughtfully.” Writing Commons (May 2012): n. pag.

“How to Write a Compelling Conclusion.” Writing Commons (May 2012): n. pag.

“How to Write an Engaging Introduction.” Writing Commons (May 2012): n. pag.

“Avoiding Plagiarism.” Writing Commons (April 2012): n. pag.

Editor, Network, Collaborate, Compose: College Writing in the Digital Age. E-book. 2012.

“Introduction: Writing Arguments Making a Difference” (191); “Making Claims” (193–98); “Developing Your Thesis through the Use of Evidence” (199–203); “Integrating Evidence: Introducing and Analyzing Source Material” (220); “Introducing Evidence” (221–23); “Analyzing Evidence (Making Connections)” (223–28); “On Word Choice in Rogerian Argument” (233–38); “Stop Searching for Errors: How to Read Holistically” (302–04). Rhetoric Matters. 2nd ed. Ed. Cassie Childs. Boston: Bedford, 2012.

Senior Editor, Negotiating Writing Spaces. Plymouth: Hayden-MCNeil, 2011.

Editor, Negotiating Writing Spaces: Instructor Guide. Plymouth: Hayden-McNeil, 2011.

“On Empathy.” Rhetoric Matters. Ed. Megan McIntyre and Curtis Le Van. Boston: Bedford, 2011. 248–49. (Reprinted in 2nd edition of Rhetoric Matters [Bedford, 2012]: 217)

Notes and Other Publications

“What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Trying to Write Poetry.” Entrepreneur.com, 20 June 2018.

“Declining to Use a Mic at Your Next Conference Is Ableist.” The Good Men Project, 20 March 2018.

Contributor, “RSVP Bibliography: 2009–2011.” Victorian Periodicals Review 45.3 (Fall 2012): 320–357.

“The Conception of Irreversibility: Hannah Arendt and Hemingway’s ‘Hills Like White Elephants’.” The Mailer Review 5.1 (2011): 407–12.

Works in Progress

Telephonic Modernism: Engineering the “Pure Voice” in Modern British Literature

“Waves/Rays,” solicited for publication in Cambridge Critical Concepts: Literature and Technology (Cambridge UP).

“Dysfluency and Intersectional Justice in The Island of Doctor Moreau” (under review)

“New Ontologies of Sound in Sensation Fiction: Deafness and Infrasound in Wilkie Collins’s Hide and Seek” (proposal under review)

“Conrad’s Disability Metaphorics.”

Review of Disability Media Studies for the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies.


CONFERENCES

Presentations

“Psychoacoustics and Language Reform in Eliot’s Four Quartets.” The 38th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society. St. Louis, MO. 22–24 September 2017.

“Phonautographic Inscription in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Pasadena, CA. 17-20 November 2016.

“Deaf Sentences: The Phonautographic Logic of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.” Midwest Victorian Studies Association Conference. Iowa City, IA. 1–3 May 2015.

“Cripping the Cityscape: Mobility Impediments in Dickens’s Little Dorrit,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference. Atlanta, GA. 16–19 April 2015.

“Illness and Identity in W. E. Henley’s In Hospital.” Southern Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO, 1–2 November 2013.
(Also presented at The 15th Annual James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference. Iowa City, 6 April 2013.)

“Mina Harker, ‘Consumer and Consumed’: The Portrayal of Turn-of-the-Century Female Moviegoers in Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference. Charlottesville, VA. 14–17 March 2013.

“The Pilgrimage of the Mother: Mary Seacole’s Chaste Body as Discursive Site of England,” The International Society for Travel Writing Conference. Washington DC. 30 March 2012–1 April 2012.

“‘The Most Excellent Law’ vs. the Law of the Father: Patronymy, Buddhism, and the Imperial Game in Rudyard Kipling’s Kim.” The 21st Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference. Savannah, GA. 17–18 February 2012.

“‘No one in learned circles cares to speak of the matter’: Incest, Patronymy, and the Empire of Satan in The Castle in the Forest.” The Norman Mailer Society and the James Jones Society Conference. Austin, TX. 10–12 November 2011.

“A Porch of One’s Own: Nature and the Female Body in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention. Atlanta, GA. 4–6 November 2011.

“The Conception of Irreversibility: An Arendtian Analysis of Hemingway’s ‘Hills Like White Elephants.” The Norman Mailer Society Conference. Sarasota, FL. 4–6 November 2010.

Conferences Organized

Conference Co-coordinator (elected position), “Re-conceptualizing Cartography: Space-Time Compression and Narrative Mapping.” University of South Florida Graduate Conference, Tampa, Florida. 13–14 April 2012.

Conference Panels Organized/Chaired

“Graphic Sound.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Columbus, OH. 8–11 November 2018.
(Panelists: Garrett Stewart, Angela Frattarola, Michelle Rada)

“Listening in/to Modernist Texts.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Pasadena, CA. 17-20 November 2016.
(Panelists: David Rosen, Adalaide Morris, Catherine Woodward)

“Size and Scale in Literature and Culture.” Modern Language Association Convention. Chicago, IL. 9-12 January 2014.
(Panelists: Derek Woods, David Wittenberg, Oded Nir)

“Disability, Illness, and Identity in Victorian Literature.” Southern Conference on British Studies Annual Meeting. St. Louis, MO. 1-2 November 2013.
(Panelists: Jennifer Janechek [Yirinec], Miriam Janechek, and Annmarie Steffes)

Seminars

“If only there was a mechanism to enable us all to live together’: Railways in the BBC Adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s North and South.” The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference. Madison, WI. 27–30 September 2012.

Workshops

“Get Started in Digital Humanities with Help from DHCommons” Workshop. Modern Language Association Annual Convention. Boston, Massachusetts. 3–6 January 2013.


EXPERIENCE

Teaching

Lecturer, Rhetoric Department, University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA. 2018–Present.

  • Rhetorics of Diversity & Inclusion: The Language of (Dis)ability (Rhetoric minor course approved that will be cross-listed with Certificate in Disability Studies Program)
  • Rhetoric: “The Rhetoric of Fashion”

Visiting Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA. 2017–2018.

  • Victorian Literature: “Disability in Victorian Literature and Culture”
  • Interpretation of Literature: “Mad Literature”
  • Topics in Modern British Literature after 1900: “Media and Modernism”

Graduate Teaching Assistant, General Education Literature, University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA. 2013–15.

  • Literature and Sexualities: “Disability and Sexuality”
  • Honors Interpretation of Literature: “Leaving Normal”
  • Interpretation of Literature: “Leaving Normal,” “Literary Classics Adapted,” “Madness and Desire”

Graduate Teaching Assistant, First-Year Composition, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL. 2010–12.

  • Composition II Online
  • Composition I
  • Composition II

Advising
Program Associate, General Education Literature, University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA — 2014-15
• Fall 2014: [008:213] Fall 2014 Colloquium: Teaching Literature

Writing Center
Writing Center Consultant, Hanson Center for Technical Communication, University of Iowa;
 Iowa City, IA — 2013–15

Editing
The Mailer Review, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL
Managing Editor (2011–12) • Associate Editor (2010–11)

The Living Waters Review, Palm Beach Atlantic University;
 West Palm Beach, FL
Alumni Editor (2009–10) • Senior Editor (2008–09)


DIGITAL PROJECTS

Writer, Next Generation Humanities PhD: “Twitter and the Academy: Reflections of a Job Candidate on Her Use of Social Media” (2016)

Editor, The Counter Map Collection, a digital humanities project directed by Dr. Stephen Voyce and Dr. Dee Morris (2014-15)

Writing Commons, an open-education resource for writers developed by Dr. Joseph Moxley
Copy Editor (2013–Present) • Associate Editor (2012–13) • Assistant Editor (2012)

The Online Text Correction Project, Dickens Journals Online
Volunteer Editor (2011–12) • Moderator (2011-12)


SERVICE

Departmental Service

Professional Guidance Committee, Rhetoric Department, University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA. 2018–Present.

Member (elected position), Textbook Committee. General Education Literature, University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA. 2014-16.

Volunteer, 15th Annual Craft Critique Culture Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA. 2015.

Reviewer, Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA. 2014.

Volunteer, 14th Annual Craft Critique Culture Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA. 2014.

Panel Co-organizer, 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of Iowa; Iowa City, IA. 2014.

Member, ENC 1101 & 1101 Online Committee, First-Year Composition Program, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL. 2012.

Member, Collaborative Model Committee, First-Year Composition Program, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL. 2011-12.

Member, ENC 1102 Online Committee, First-Year Composition Program, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL. 2010-12.

Member, Rubric Committee, First-Year Composition Program, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL. 2010-12.

Summer Collaborator, First-Year Composition Program, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL. Summer 2011.

My Reviewers Pedagogy Developer. First-Year Composition Program, University of South Florida; Tampa, FL. 2011.


GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS

Fellowships
Presidential Ballard/Seashore Dissertation Fellowship, University of Iowa (2016-17)
Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Iowa (2012-17)
University Graduate Fellowship, University of South Florida (2010-11)

Awards
Bruce Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award, Joseph Conrad Society of America (2016)
Best Essay Prize, English Department, University of Iowa (2016)
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Council on Teaching, University of Iowa (2015)
Dorothy Newman Linton Award for Academic Promise, English Department, University of South Florida (2012)
First-Year Composition Excellence in Program Service Award, First-Year Composition Program, English Department, University of South Florida (2011)
Outstanding Graduate in English, English Department, Palm Beach Atlantic University (2009)
Who’s Who Among College Students, Who’s Who Among Students (2009)
Advanced Placement Scholar, CollegeBoard (2005)
National Merit Scholar, McKesson Corporation (2005)
Harvard Book Prize Recipient, Harvard Alumni Association (2003)

Grants

Modernist Studies Association Travel Grant, Modernist Studies Association (2018). $200.
Graduate College Travel Award, Graduate College, University of Iowa (2017). $1,000.
English Department Travel Award, English Department, University of Iowa (2017). $200.
Graduate Student Senate Travel Funds Award, Graduate Student Senate, University of Iowa (2016). $500.
Modernist Studies Association Travel Grant, Modernist Studies Association (2016). $200.
Graduate Student Senate Travel Funds Award, Graduate Student Senate, University of Iowa (2015). $300.
English Department Travel Funds Award, English Department, University of Iowa (2015). $200.
ECGPS Conference Presentation Grant, Graduate & Professional Student Government, University of Iowa (2013). $100.
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Travel Grant, Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (2013). $100.
ECGPS Professional Development Grant, Graduate & Professional Student Government, University of Iowa (2013). $150.
English Department Travel Funds Award, English Department, University of South Florida (2012). $200.
SASSC Conference Presentation Grant, Student Government, University of South Florida (2011). $250.


MEMBERSHIPS
Modernist Studies Association • Society for Disability Studies • The Association for Higher Education and Disability • The Midwest Victorian Studies Association • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies • The North American Victorian Studies Association • The Modern Language Association • The Joseph Conrad Society of America • International Shaw Society

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