Faculty & Staff

Department of English

Susan Shelangoskie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Faculty e-learning Coordinator

"I believe that teaching is the most important component of the faculty role, and for me it is truly a joy to work with students. I am committed to helping them develop critical thinking skills, improve their writing, and explore the philosophical, theoretical, and cultural significance of literature."

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Utah, 2005
  • B.A., Cleveland State University, 1998

Recent Publications

  • "'Nerves of the Empire': Rhetorical and Literary Strategies in Submarine Telegraph Technological Travel Narratives" Forthcoming book chapter in Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories, and Collections [working title]
  • “Domesticity in the Darkroom: Photographic Process and Victorian Romantic Narratives.” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory. 24.2 (June 2013): 93–111. [abstract]
  • "Spiritualism and the Representation of Female Authority in Shaw's Getting Married." Upstage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre 1.2 (Summer 2011): Web.http://www.oscholars.com/Upstage/issue2/susan.htm
  • "Anthony Trollope and the Social Discourse of Telegraphy after Nationalization." The Journal of Victorian Culture 14.1 (April 2009): 72–92. [abstract]

Recent Presentations

Literary Scholarship

  • "Evidentiary Eyes: Analyzing Technological, Imaginative, and Circumstantial Evidence in the Case of John Tawell." (with Jennifer L. Brown, research assistant: secondary author) North American Victorian Studies Association Conference. Pasadena, CA. October 2013
  • Capturing the 'Kwaker': Creating the Social Value of the Telegraph." to be presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association 2013 Convention. Tufts University, Boston, MA. March 2013
  • "The Network Speaks Back: The Electric Telegraph as Object Narrator.” “Victorian Networks”: North American Victorian Studies Association Conference. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI. September 2012
  • Domesticity in the Darkroom: Photographic Process and Romantic Narratives." "Picturing the Nineteenth Century": Interdisiplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. March 2012
  • "Nerves of the Empire: Rhetorical and Literary Strategies in Technological Travel Narratives." Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories, and Collections. University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. July 2011
  • 'Pythoness of the Tripod': Spiritualism and Female Authority in Getting Married." Internationl Shaw Society Conference. American University, Washington, DC. October 2009

eLearning and Technology

  • "Grassroots Growth: Developing a Faculty Training Program." (with Dr. LeRoy Butler: secondary author) 2010 Instructional Technology Council Conference. Fort Worth, TX. February 2010
  • "Developing and Implementing Sakai Portfolio for Graduate Student Assessment." (with Dr. Jennifer Sader, MOL: primary author.) 10th Annual International Sakai Conference. Boston, MA. July 2009

Workshops

  • "Large Project Planning in the Digital Humanities." Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 2013
  • "Information Fluency in the Discipline Workshop." (part of Lourdes team, which also included Kate Beutel, Karen Mohar, and Geof Grubb.) Council of Independent Colleges. New Orleans, LA, March 2010

Fellowships

  • Research Fellowship from Lourdes University to continue research for "Domesticity in the Darkroom: Photographic Process and Romantic Narratives" and "Capturing the 'Kwaker': Creating the Social Value of the Telegraph" to develop article-length versions of these projects, Summer 2012
  • Research Fellowship from Lourdes College for archive research at the British Telephone Archives in London, England for a new scholarly project: "Nerves of the Empire: Rhetorical and Literary Strategies in Technological Travel Narratives," Summer 2011
  • Research Fellowship from Lourdes College to continue research for article under review: "Anthony Trollope and the Social Discourse of Telegraphy after Nationalization," Summer 2008

Grants

  • "Capturing the Kwaker: Digital Humanities Project." Title III Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Grant. Awarded for travel and related expenses for data collection and processing, October 2012
  • "Travel Grant" awarded towards travel expenses for presentation of "Domesticity in the Darkroom" at the INCS conference in March 2012, May 2012

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • Nominated for Faculty Excellence Award, Lourdes College, 2011
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Lourdes College, 2009

Areas of Expertise

  • British literature
  • Victorian literature, technology and culture
  • the novel
  • literature and culture
  • world literature
  • literary criticism/theory
  • technology and literature
  • rhetoric
  • style
  • composition
  • grammar

Professional Affiliations

  • Bowling Green State University Adjunct Graduate Faculty appointment, 2013–2018; thesis reader MA in History, 2013
  • Modern Language Association
  • North American Victorian Studies Association
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Association
  • British Society for Literature and Science
  • Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
  • Northeast Modern Language Association
  • Sigma Tau Delta (English Honors Society)

Service to University

  • Faculty Senate, president Fall 2013; 2011–present
  • Grievance Committee, chair 2011–12; 2009–2013
  • "Manifold Greatness" grant committee, 2011–2012
  • eLearning Committee, chair, 2008–present
  • Technology Committee, 2008–present
  • Rank and Promotion Committee Member, 2008–2010, 2011–present
  • Master's of Liberal Studies Curriculum Developer, 2008–present
  • First Year Experience Improvement Dimension Committee, 2010–11

Service to Community

  • Instructor for Lourdes Lifelong Learning: Shakespeare, Summer 2013
  • Reviewer for Sigma Tau Delta Penguin Internship award, 2012, 2013
  • Reviewer for Sigma Tau Delta Conference best of Conference prize, 2013
  • Reviewer for Sigma Tau Delta Conference, 2012, 2013
  • Member of the Partnerships Initiatives Committee of Sigma Tau Delta, 2011–present
  • Master judge for Power of the Pen regional tournament, 2011–2013

Contact

Susan Shelangoskie
Susan Shelangoskie
Office: LCH 164
Phone: 419-517-8904
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