Brenda Maxey-Billings

Curriculum Vitae

brenda.maxey-billings@unf.edu

EDUCATION:

Doctor of Philosophy in English (in progress)
University of Florida, Gainesville

Focus: Literary theory - Derridean and psychoanalytic strategies, spatial studies, narratives and identities, problems of writing, juxtaposition of Deleuzian "intralingual translations" with "the uncanny," and related socio/political and pedagogical issues.

Master of Arts in English
University of North Florida, December 2001
M.A. Exam Topic: "Quest for a Name: Applying Plato's contention in the Cratylus [that the name is a compressed sentence signifying the object of a search] to Sophocles's Oedipus Tyrranus, Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, Jorge Luis Borges's Borges and I, Samuel Beckett's The Unnamable, and William Butler Yeats' Among School Children." Exam Committee: Dr. Samuel Kimball, Dr. Michael Wiley, and Dr. William Slaughter.

Bachelor of Arts in English
University of North Florida, May 2000

Highest honors in English, High Honors in Mathematics (minor)


TEACHING and STAFF POSITIONS:

Faculty (Fall 2007-Present)
Department of English
University of North Florida

Adjunct Professor (Fall 2006-Summer 2007)
English Program, Santa Fe Community College

Graduate Instructor (2005-2007)
Department of English, University of Florida

Teaching Fellow- Administrative Appointment (2005-2006)
Department of English, University of Florida

Mentor & T.A. Training Assistant - Administrative Appointment (Fall/Spring 2004/2005)
University Writing Program, University of Florida


SERVICE:

2007-2008 Steering Committee
Department of English, University of North Florida

2007-2008 Rheoric/Composition Faculty Search Committee
Department of English, University of North Florida    droplet

Spring 2008 Faculty Webpage Workshop Designer/Presenter
Department of English, University of North Florida

Fall 2007/Spring 2008/Summer 2008 Writing for Accounting Workshop Presenter
University of North Florida



RECENT AND CURRENT TEACHING:

University of North Florida Department of English, Fall 2008
Writing about Literature (LIT 2000)--Three sections
Professional Communications (ENC 3250)--One section

University of North Florida Department of English, Summer 2008
College Writing (ENC 1101)--One section
Themes and Types in Literature: The Uncanny (LIT 2932)--One section

University of North Florida Department of English, Spring 2008
Writing about Literature (LIT 2000)--Two sections
Themes and Types in Literature: The Uncanny (LIT 2932)--Two sections

University of North Florida Department of English, Fall 2007
College Writing (ENC 1101)--Three sections
Writing Prose (ENC 3310)--One section

University of Florida Dial Writing Center, Summer 2007
Research and Scholarly Writing for McNair Scholars (ENC 3254)

Santa Fe Community College, Summer 2007
College Composition (ENC 1101)--Two sections

University of Florida Department of English, Spring 2007
Advanced Business Writing for Accounting (ENC 5236)

Santa Fe Community College, Spring 2007
Technical Communication (ENC 2210)--Two sections
Writing about Literature (ENC 1102)--Two sections

University of Florida Department of English, Fall 2006
Advanced Business Writing for Accounting (ENC 5236)

Santa Fe Community College, Fall 2006
Special Topics in Advanced Composition -- Writing About Film (ENC 2305)
Technical Communication (ENC 2210)

University of Florida Department of English, Summer 2006
Technical Communication (ENC 2210)

Santa Fe Community College, Summer 2006
Writing About Literature (ENC 1102)
Technical Communication (ENC 2210)

University of Florida Department of English, Spring 2006
Introduction to College Writing (ENC 1101)--Two Sections

Santa Fe Community College, Spring 2006
Advanced Composition (ENC 2301)--Two Sections

University of Florida Department of English, Fall 2005
Introduction to Film Analysis (ENG 2300)

University of Florida Department of English, Fall 2005
Introduction to College Writing (ENC 1101)--Two Sections

Santa Fe Community College, Fall 2005
College Composition (ENC 1101)

Santa Fe Community College, Fall 2005
Writing About Literature (ENC 1102)

University of Florida Department of English, Summer 2005
Advanced Business Writing for Accounting (ENC 5236)

University of Florida Writing Program, Summer 2004
Argumentative and Persuasive Writing (ENC 1102)

University of Florida Writing Program, Spring 2004
Argumentative and Persuasive Writing (ENC 1102)--Two Sections

University of Florida Writing Program, Fall 2003
Argumentative and Persuasive Writing (ENC 1102)--Two Sections

AWARDS:

2003-2004 Outstanding Teaching Award
University Writing Program, University of Florida

2001-2002 Most Outstanding Graduate Student
College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Florida

2000 Excellence in diverse fields of study (English and Mathematics)
Dean Willard O. Ash Award, University of North Florida



ORGANIZATIONS:

NCTE: National Council of Teachers of English
CCCC: Conference on College Composition and Communication
MLA: Modern Language Association
GAU: Graduate Assistants United
EGO: English Graduate Organization
Phi Kappa Phi (National Academic Honor Society)
Pi Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honor Society)

PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS, and OTHER WRITING:

2008: Writing for Accounting/Accounting for Writing. Pilot Writing Text for University of North Florida ACG 3103. Co-authored with Linda Howell. UNF: 2008.

2007: Contributor, Technical Communication in the 21st Century. Online Case Studies. (Textbook authored by Sid I. Dobrin, Christopher J. Keller, and Christian R. Weisser). Prentice Education, Inc. New Jersey: 2008.

2005: "A Rhizomatic Wisdom Project."
(A webproject co-authored with Kate Casey-Sawicki, Lindsey Collins, and Cathlena Martin). Hyperrhiz.Net (New Media Cultures) . Project located at http://www.hyperrhiz.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=81 .

December 2005: "Jocasta: A Woman's Voice."
Exploring alternative feminine voices, alternate modes of theoretical approach to figures of classical literature. (With Linda Howell, M.A.) UNF Women's Studies Lecture Series - Jacksonville, Florida.

2003: "Circe and Penelope in Homer's Odyssey."
Exploring alternative feminine voices, alternate modes of theoretical approach to figures of classical literature. (With Linda Howell, M.A.) UNF Annual EGO Conference - Jacksonville, Florida.

2002: "Last Blood: Clytaemestra's Scapegoat Solution in Agamemnon." Analysis of Aeschylus's Agamemnon that, drawing upon Rene Girard's Violence and the Sacred, particularly explores the employment of sacrifice as a cultural solution. UNF Annual EGO Conference - Jacksonville, Florida.

2001: "E.T.A. Hoffman's The Sandman: Character as Psychoanalytic Subject." Complications of Hoffman's
short story, referencing both Freud's essay on "The Uncanny" and Elizabeth Wright's Psychoanalytic Criticism.
UNF Annual EGO Conference - Jacksonville, Florida.

2000: "Creating the Hollywood Icon: Modern Mythological Archetypes." Public images/personae of cinematic stars as archetypal/mythological, parallel semiotics of such images, need for periodic refreshment. Popular Culture Assoc. in the South and American Culture Assoc. in the South - Nashville, TN.

"David Mamet and the Three Uses of the Knife." Focus on the playwright/screenwriter's central construct and its evolving change of function within the drama as the source of dramatic conflict.

"Architectural Numina." Western literary conventions of self as haunted real estate.

"Unspeakability: Withheld Representations." Disparate withheld representations and catalysts including inherent conflicts of cultural ideology. Explored via digital media in A Wisdom Project, Part II - Testifying to a Differend, in conjunction with Greg Ulmer's "Electracy Consultancy" Project.

"Awakening Eve: Feminine angles in oedipal structures." Feminist approach to gain and loss in oedipal interactions. Mother as seductress and conspirator. Sexuality/Linguistics as repository of female power in patriarchal systems.

"Oedipedophelia: The canonical non-victim feminine within traditional patriarchal hierarchies." (In
collaboration with Linda Howell, M.A.) Book-length project of performative theory.