Curriculum Vitae

Gregory D. Specter

EMPLOYMENT
 
2015-Present   Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
2014-2015       Adjunct, English Division, Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, PA
 
Education
Ph.D., English, University of Missouri, 2014
M.A., Literature, University of Delaware, 2008
B.A., English, Wilkes University, 2003

Publications
 2018    “‘We cannot be indifferent’: Native Americans and the Students of the Bethlehem Boarding School.” Liminality, Hybridity, and American Women’s Literature : Thresholds in Women’s Writing, edited by Kristin J. Jacobson, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2018, 25 pages.

“Pedagogy & American Literary Studies (PALS) and the Development of Sustainable Online Teaching Communities.” Co-Author with Shelli Homer and Brianne Jaquette. Forthcoming in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. 38 pages. Forthcoming

2016    “The place to forget the outside world, and live in one’s self” : Harriet Beecher Stowe and Intensive Reading in Florida. Journal of Florida Studies 1.5. 18 pages.
Invited Blog Posts

2017    “Beyond Early American Literature: Teaching The Female Review and Contemporary Works,” Just Teach One / Common-Place.

Digital Humanities and Public Engagement

Contributor and Social Media Manager, Pedagogy & American Literary Studies

Digital Stowe, cofounder

Awards and Honors
2016    Fordham Graduate Student Digital Humanities Group Start-up Grant

2015    NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers: “Early American Women’s History: Teaching from within the Archives,” Elyssa Tardif, Suzanne McCormack, Directors, Newell D. Goff Center for Education and Public Programs at the Rhode Island Historical Society, July 20 – July 31

2009    Travel Scholarship, Graduate Professional Council, University of Missouri

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
 
2017    Participant, “Digital Humanities Roundtable,” The Aphra Behn and the Burney Society Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 3.

2016    “Native Americans and the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies in Transnational and Transatlantic Contexts,” Bethlehem Conference on Moravian History and Music, Bethlehem, PA, October 28.
“We cannot be indifferent” : Native Americans and the Students of the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies, 2016 Annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Pittsburgh, PA, March 31.
2015    “Stowe, Circulation, and the Frontier of Florida,” The Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 5.
“Norman Mailer, Serialization, and the Problem of the Monetized Archive,” The Norman Mailer Society, Provincetown, MA, October 2.
“Stowe, Edgeworth, and the Historical Novel,” British Women Writers Association Conference, New York, NY, June 27.
“Stowe, Edgeworth, and the Genre of the Preface,” American Literature Association, Boston, MA, May 25.
“Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Primary Geography for Children and the Global Circulation of Texts,” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies, Atlanta, GA, April 17.
2009    “‘After seeing the photograph it is hardly necessary to say that Jo and L.M.A. are not one:’ Louisa May Alcott and the Problems of Photographic Representation,” The Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 23.
2007    “‘An Answer from Nature’: Ecological, Psychological, and Paratextual Corruption in Norman Mailer’s Why Are We in Vietnam?,” The Norman Mailer Society, Provincetown, MA, October 13.
“The Circular Portrait: Examining Jack Kerouac’s Juxtaposition of the Poetic and the Popular Poes,” American Literature Association, Boston MA, May 24.
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 2015-Present   Department of English, Duquesne University
 
What Did the Founders Read? (cross-listed with Political Science) – 1 section
Honors Inquiry I – 1 section
Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum (Learning Community) 3 – sections
Research and Information Skills – 1 section
Imaginative Literature & Critical Thinking – 11 sections
Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum – 6 sections
 
2014-2015       English Division, Lehigh Carbon Community College
College English I – 3 sections
College English I (Dual Enrollment) – 2 sections
College English II – 1 section

2008-2014       Department of English, University of Missouri
Introduction to American Literature – 5 sections
Exposition and Argumentation – 18 sections
Teaching Assistant for Alexandra Socarides in Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to 1865

2007-2008       Department of English, University of Delaware
Critical Reading and Writing – 4 sections
 
 
Service To Profession
Manuscript Reviewer, PMLA
Manuscript Reviewer, English: Journal of the English Association
 

Departmental/University Service
 
Graduate Teaching Fellow Mentor, 2017
Speakers Committee, 2016—Present

 

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