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Beth Staley

Doctoral student

M.F.A., West Virginia University, 2005.
B.A., Westminster College, 2002.

Office: 307 Colson Hall
Email: bstaley@mix.wvu.edu

Areas of interest/specializations:

19th-, 20th-, 21st-century American poetry, poetics, women’s studies, theories of textuality

Selected presentations/conferences:

“The Crisis of Voice Misrecognition in Dickinson’s Manuscript Fragments,” Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA, December 2009

“The Architecture/Architexture of the Archive,” Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, December 2008

“Voicescapes in Dickinson’s Late Fragments,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention, Louisville, KY, November 2008

“Voice Loops through Brenda Hillman’s Pieces of Air in the Epic—Articulating the Social Lyric,” Lifting Belly High Conference on Women’s Poetry since 1900, Duquesne University, September 2008
Publications:

Prose:

“Voice Loops Through Brenda Hillman’s Pieces of Air in the Epic—Articulating the Social Lyric.” Jacket 27 (2009). (forthcoming)
“Alberto Mancini’s I’ll Tell You How the Sun Rose.” Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin 20.2 (2008).

Poetry:

“The first voice loop was an echo.” Jacket 27 (2009).

“Deer Watching,” Composition,” “Never as Good as Silence.” Hamilton Stone Review 16 (2008).

“Sculpture with Rock and Legacy.” Crate (2008).

“The Scene Before You Say ‘Hey Baby…,’” “Nava Rasa, Never Rush a New Rush,” “Vacations from Vacations,” “Never as Good as Silence.” Kestrel 21 (2007).

Courses taught:

Eng 241: American Literature I, Eng 131: Poetry and Drama, Eng 103: Accelerated Academic Writing, Eng 102: Research and Argumentation, Eng 101: Composition and Rhetoric, Eng 111: Creative Writing, Eng 213: Poetry Composition, Eng 418: Creative Writing Seminar

Composition & Rhetoric
Creative Writing
Literary and Cultural Studies
Professional Writing and Editing
advising
the WVU Writing Center

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December 6: English 418 Capstone Reading, 5:30 p.m.,130 Colson Hall

March 20: Mary Moore Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 10: Clare Beams Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 20: Calliope Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

April 27: MFA Reading, 7:30 p.m., Gold Ballroom, WVU Mountainlair