English: Faculty
& Staff

Department of English

Shawna Rushford-Spence, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education

  • Ph.D.,M.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • M.S., B.A., Canisius College

Recent Publications

  • “How well one has to be, to be ill!”: Work, Pain, and The Discourse of Neurasthenia in The Diary of Alice James. In Review
  • “Review of On Rereading.” forthcoming in Disability Studies Quarterly
  • Invisible Man—Ralph Ellison,” Toledo Reads, Volume 2, Issue No. 11, November 2012
  • Introduction” (with Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson and Wioleta Fedeczko). Writing and Place: Critical Spaces for Composing. Plymouth, Michigan: Hayden-McNeil, 2007, iii-v
  • What is Rhetoric?” (with Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, Jay Dolmage, and Wioleta Fedeczko). Writing and Place: Critical Spaces for Composing. Plymouth, Michigan: Hayden-McNeil, 2007, 47-51

Recent Presentations

  • “Representations of Disease in Advertising in Nineteenth-Century American Periodicals” MMLA. Milwaukee, WI (Fall 2013)
  • “Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Aspects of Disability Studies.” Lourdes University, Sylvania, OH. June 2013
  • “[W]ork, the normal life of every human being”: Work and Disability in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Women and Economics. MMLA. Cincinnati, OH (Fall 2012)
  • “Rethinking Male Medical Discourse: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Home: Its Work and Influence.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, Kentucky. (February 2009)

Professional Affiliations

  • Modern Language Association
  • Midwest Modern Language Association

Service to University

  • Editor, The Tau, Lourdes University, 2013
  • Member, Rank and Promotion Committee, Lourdes University, 2013
  • Ambassador, Annual Fund Drive, Lourdes University, 2013
  • Member, Placement Committee, Lourdes University, 2013
  • Jury, The Tau, Lourdes University, 2013
  • External Tenure Review, Utah Valley University, Department of English, 2013
  • Member, New Media Committee, Sweetland Cneter for Writing, University of Michigan, 2011
  • Member, Academic Search Committee, English Department, Miami University Hamilton, 2011
  • Co-Chair, Mad Anthony Writer's Conference, Miami University Hamilton, 2010–2011
  • Member, Favorite Poetry Project Committee, English Department, Miami University Hamilton, 2011

Contact

Shawna Rushford-Spence
Office: LCH 160
Phone: 419-824-3741
Email