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Anita M. Vickers
The Pennsylvania State University

Associate Professor of English

Humanities Coordinator, Penn State Schuylkill

 

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Office Address

Penn State Schuylkill

200 University Drive,

Administration Building, Room 201C

Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972-2208

 

Phone

570-385-6155

Fax

570-385-6135

E-Mail

amv5@psu.edu

 

 


 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University; August 1992; Specialization: American Literature.

Master of Arts, Purdue University; May 1986; Specialization: American and British Literature.

Bachelor of Arts, Purdue University; December 1983; Major: English.

 


Selected List of Publications

The New Nation: American Popular Culture Through History. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 296 pp.

“Patriarchal and Political Authority in Wieland.” AUMLA: Journal of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (90) 1998: 1-19.

“Social Corruption and the Subversion of the American Success Story in Arthur Mervyn.” PROSPECTS: An Annual Journal of American Cultural Studies 23 (1998): 129-145.

“’Pray Madam, are you a Federalist?’ Women’s Rights and the Republican Utopia in Alcuin.” American Studies 39.3 (1998): 89-104.

“The Reaffirmation of African-American Dignity through the Oral Tradition in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” CLA Journal 37 (1994): 303-315.

A Modern Mephistopheles (1877),” “A Modern Mephistopheles and ‘A Whisper in the Dark,’” “Revenge (theme),” “ ‘Taming a Tartar’ (1867),” “ ‘A Whisper in the Dark’ (1863)” in The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia. Eds. Gregory Eiselein and Anne K. Phillips. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001. 210-211, 211, 285-86, 321, 345.

The Munsters, ” “Anne Rice,” and “Vampire Fiction,” in The Guide to United States Popular Culture. Eds. Ray B. Browne and Pat Browne. Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 2001. 551-552, 682, 868-869.

“Stephanie Barron: (Re) inventing Jane Austen as Detective.” The Detective as Historian: History and Art in Historical Crime Fiction. Vol. I. Eds. Ray B. Browne, and Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 2000. 213-221.

“Joel Barlow” in Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century. Ed. Eric Haralson. Chicago and London: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1998. 21-24.

“The Role of Religion in the Cadfael Series” in Cordially Yours, Brother Cadfael. Ed. Anne K. Kaler. Bowling Green, OH: Popular Press, 1998. 11-25.

Anancy’s Score” (Andrew Salkey), “Captain Blackman” (John A. Williams), “1959” (Thulani Davis), “Roots” (Alex Haley), “Seraph on the Suwanee” (Zora Neale Hurston) in Masterplots II: African American Literature. Ed. Frank N. Magill. 3 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1994. 24-29, 238-242, 893-898, 1218-1223, 1257-1262.

“Ellis Peters” and “Josephine Tey” in Great Women Mystery Writers. Ed. Kathleen Gregory Klein. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. 279-283, 332-335.


Professional Affiliations

paws.gifArea Chair, “American Studies,” Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association, 2002—present.

paws.gifArea Chair, “Early Americana,” Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association, 1999—2002.

paws.gifArea Chair, "Popular Culture in the Revolutionary and Federal Eras (1765-1820)," Popular Culture/American Culture Association, 1999.

paws.gifManuscript Reviewer, College Literature, 1993—present.


Selected List of Courses Taught

paws.gifCMLIT 011: The Hero in Literature

paws.gifCAMS 045: Classical Mythology

paws.gifENGL 135: Alternative Voices in American Literature

paws.gifCMLIT 120: Literature of the Occult

paws.gifENGL/WMNST 194: Women Writers

paws.gifAMST/WMNST 104: Women and the American Experience

paws.gifENGL 202A: Writing in the Social Sciences


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