Jill E. Anderson

Jill Anderson PhotoAssistant Professor
Department of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy

Ph.D.,University of Mississippi
MA, University of Mississippi
BA, Purdue University

119 Humanities

Dr. Jill E. Anderson is an assistant professor in English. She teaches English 1010 and 1020 (with the theme of food) as well as World Literature and American Literature. Dr. Anderson's work has appeared in Women's Studies, Margaret Atwood Studies, and the Journal of Ecocriticism. Her dissertation was on queer ecology and the literature of the 1960s, and her other research interests include queer theory, ecofeminism, and environmental justice, the Beat Generation and the counterculture, particularly the women Beats, Native American literature, the influence of food and media in literature, Richard Brautigan, Margaret Atwood, and Christopher Isherwood. Her non-academic activities include running, biking, practicing and teaching yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, and crafting of all kinds.

Selected Academic and/or Popular Press Publications

"'Blown away like apples by the fickle wind of the Twentieth Century’: Counterculture Resistance and the Wilderness Condition in Richard Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America.” Ecozon@ 4.1 (2013): 12-29.

“A Roundtable Discussion on Queer Ecopsychology.” The European Journal of Ecopsychology 3 (2012).

“The Sexual Politics of Eat(ing): Queerness and Consumption in Margaret Atwood’s The Edible Woman.” Margaret Atwood Studies 5.1 (2012).

“Warm blood and live semen and rich marrow and wholesome flesh!”: A Queer Ecological Reading of Christopher Isherwood’s A Single Man. The Journal of Ecocriticism 3.1 (2011): 51-66.

Selected Conference Presentations

Presenter of “Unconventional Families and the End of Man: Shirley Jackson’s The Sundial” at Louisville Conference for Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 2014

Organizer and Presenter of “Not Just Trout Fishing: Richard Brautigan's Environments” at ASLE’s Convention in Lawrence, KS, May 2013. Presented paper entitled: “‘We’re on a conveyor belt’: Countercultural Marriage and Alternative Reproductions in Richard Brautigan’s The Abortion

“The Urban Eclogue as Social and Gender Commentary in Sandra Hochman's Manhattan Pastures” at Modern Language Association’s Convention in Boston, January 2013

Organizer and Presenter of “Digging the Scene/Digging the Earth: The Beats and Ecocriticism” Panel at ASLE’s Convention in Bloomington, IN, June 2011. Presented paper entitled: “‘Blown away like apples by the fickle wind of the Twentieth Century’: The Wilderness Condition in Richard Brautigan’s Trout Fishing in America

Organizer and Presenter of “The Nature of Culinary Choices: The Rhetoric and Discourse of Foodways and the Environment” Panel at American Studies Association’s Convention in San Antonio, TX, November 2010. Presented paper entitled: “Clean, Fair, and Queer: Notes toward an Oppositional Ecology of Food”

Classes Taught at TSU
Engl 1010, 1020, 2110, 2120, 3690, 4994, WMST 2100

Selected University Committees, Campus Groups
Tiger Mentors, Sustainability Committee, College of Liberal Arts Research and Creative Scholarship Committee







April 2014

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