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Dr. Pat Bradley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Pat Bradley

Professor

Member, Graduate Faculty

Ph.D. (2000), University of Tennessee, Knoxville; MA (1992), Austin Peay State University; BA (1974), Lipscomb University; First Year at MTSU: 2001

Office: PH 350; Phone/Voice Mail: 904-8128

Warrens Circus Aesthetic

Dr. Bradley earned the Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and taught at Northern Kentucky University before joining the faculty at MTSU. Her research and teaching interests include southern literature, 19th- and 20th-century American literature, adolescent literature, and English education.

See PUBLICATIONS

PRESENTATIONS

  • "From Persephone to 'Circe': Welty Has Her Say." Presented in Jackson, MS, at the Eudora Welty Society Conference and Centennial Celebration, April 16-19, 2009.
  • "Robert Penn Warren, Race, and Writing after Faulkner." Presented in Atlanta at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, November 9-11, 2007.
  • "Love's Labor Lost?: The Patented Gate, the Mean Hamburger, and the Literary Guild." Presented in Birmingham at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, March 2006.
  • "Lois Lenski's Indian Captive : Cultural Work and the Life of Mary Jemison," presented as part of the Children's Literature Discussion Group session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 4-6, 2005.
  • "‘Shiloh' and ‘Rip Van Winkle': Why Judith Fetterley's Resisting Reader Still Matters," presented at the Tennessee Philological Association, David Lipscomb University , February 24-26, 2005.
  • "Conspiracy of/to Silence: White Male Paranoia and the Persistence of the Captivity Narrative Form in William Faulkner's Sanctuary ," presented as part of the American Literature I session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Roanoke , VA , November 12-14, 2004.
  • ____ and Jill Hague. "The Cultural and Literary Persistence of the Indian Captivity Narrative," presented as part of the Women's Studies Research Series, MTSU, September 23, 2004.
  • "Kate Chopin and Wallace Stevens: The Nietzschean Intertext," to be presented at the yearly meeting of the Tennessee Philological Society in Columbia, TN, February 2004.
  • "Displaced Feminism in Caroline Gordon's ‘The Captive,'" to be presented at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature in Chapel Hill, NC, in March 2004.
  • "Secrets and Lies in Eudora Welty's The Robber Bridegroom," presented at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Cambridge, MA, May 2003.
  • "Caroline Gordon's ‘The Petrified Woman' and the Southern Circus Intertext," presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Philological Association at Travecca College, March 2003.
  • "Katherine Anne Porter and the Southern Circus Intertext," presented at the American Literature Association in Cambridge, MA, 24-27 May 2001.
  • "‘Dolan's Cadillac' and ‘The Cask of Amontillado': Stephen King's New Wine in Edgar Allan Poe's Old Bottles," presented at the Kentucky Philological Association at Georgetown, KY, 3-4 March 2001.
  • "‘Arcs of the Sawdust Circle': Robert Penn Warren's Literary Friendships and the Southern Circus Intertext," presented at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Birmingham, AL, 10-12 November 2000.
  • "The Circus as Southern Intertext: William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury," presented at the Society for the Study of Southern Literature in Orlando, FL, 7-9 April 2000.
  • "Laughing at What Terrifies: Eudora Welty Goes to the Circus," presented at the twenty-seventh annual meeting of the Kentucky Philological Association in Owensboro, KY, 3-4 March 2000.
  • "Nathaniel Hawthorne in the Attic: Robert Penn Warren's ‘Circus' and Literary (Auto)biography," presented at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Atlanta, GA, 5-7 November 1999.
  • "Robert Penn Warren and Toni Morrison: The Circus, Southern History, and Initiation into Time," presented at the annual meeting of the Robert Penn Warren Circle at Western Kentucky University, 23-25 April 1999; winner of the Circle's Eleanor Clark Award, April 1999.
  • "Of Men and Manners: Fanny Kemble's Georgia Journal," presented at the Kentucky Philological Association at the University of Louisville, 5-6 March 1999.
  • "‘The foul rag and bone shop' of Bolton Lovehart: Robert Penn Warren's ‘Circus' as Personal Mythology," presented at the annual meeting of the Robert Penn Warren Circle in Clarksville, TN, 25-26 April 1998.
  • "From Nietszche to Natchitoches: Kate Chopin's The Awakening and The Birth of Tragedy," presented at the twenty-fifth annual meeting of the Kentucky Philological Association at Northern Kentucky University, 6-7 March 1998.
  • "Lois Lowry's The Giver: Science Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, and Allegory," presented at the Second Biennial Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature in Nashville, TN, 10-12 April 1997.
  • "Mark Twain's ‘Carnival of Crime' and Anxiety of Influence," presented at the Kentucky Philological Association at Eastern Kentucky University, March 1997.
  • "The Three Ring Self: Robert Penn Warren's Circus Personae," presented at the Kentucky Philological Association at Morehead State University, March 1996.
  • "Paula Danziger and the Creation of the Child," presented at the First Biennial Conference on Modern Critical Approaches to Children's Literature in Nashville, TN, 20-22 April 1995.
  • "Inflections and Innuendoes in Wallace Stevens's Poetry," presented at the Tennessee Philological Association at The University of Tennessee, Martin, February 1995.
  • "Robert Penn Warren's ‘Nathaniel Hawthorne,'" presented at the third annual meeting of The Robert Penn Warren Circle and The Robert Penn Warren Center, Western Kentucky University, April 1993.
  • "Images of History and ‘The Circus in the Attic,'" presented at A Hometown Symposium for Robert Penn Warren, Austin Peay State University, October 1987.

AWARDS

  • 1999: Eleanor Clark Award for "Robert Penn Warren and Toni Morrison: The Circus, Southern History, and Initiation into Time," presented by the Robert Penn Warren Circle.
  • 1997: John C. Hodges Award for Exceptional Scholarship for "The Unifying Pauline Sub-Text of Nathaniel Ward's The Simple Cobler of Aggawam," presented by the Department of English at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • 1995-96: National Alumni Scholarship, presented by the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association.