JANICE HAWES

  ASSTISTANT PROFESSOR

Office


Campus PO Box: 7486
Phone: 803-536-8808
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E-mail:jhawes@scsu.edu


Educational Background


Ph.D.: English, University of California, Davis (2004) M.A.: English, University of Texas, San Antonio (1993) B.A.: Humanities (summa cum laude), University of Texas, San Antonio (1990)

Research Interests


Old English Literature, Middle English Literature, Old Norse Literature, Victorian Literature, Ancient World Literature, Children's Literature, the Classical Tradition, Medievalisms, Gender Studies, Monster Theory, Post-Colonialism

Research Activities
Selected Publications
Teaching



Research Activities 

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL HONORS: The National Endowment for the Humanities Award for Faculty (June 2012-May 2013) Book Project: Shaping Proper Citizens of the British Empire: H. E. Marshalls Translation of Beowulf for Children Fulbright Research Fellowship in Language and Literature: Iceland (2001-2002) CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS: An Analysis of Edwardian/Victorian Women Writers Versions of Beowulf for Children, including H.E. Marshalls Stories of Beowulf: Told to the Children, in Relation to British Victorian and Edwardian Imperialistic Values and Gender Norms (received NEH grant for book project 2012-2013) INVITED LECTURES: Steinbeck and Malory: A Look at Steinbecks Modern Retellings of Arthurian Tradition. (The 29th Steinbeck Festival: Legends, Myth and Magic, Salinas, California, August 69, 2009) Monsters and Heroic Ideals in Tolkien. (California State University, East Bay, July 2004 and January 2005) Iceland: Past and Present. (The UCD Medieval Research Consortium, October 2002) Panelist: Medievalism in Film. (Scandinavian Film Festival, Tempe, Arizona, 2001) SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: "Beowulf in the Napoleonic Wars: The British Imperial Hero in Clara Thomsons Translation of Beowulf for Children." THE 39th Meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association, October 3-5, 2013 Beowulf and Nelson: Narratives of Heroism in C. L. Thomsons The Adventures of Beowulf. The 19th Annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, February 14-16, 2013 The Chaos Monster and the British Empire: The Subaltern in H. E. Marshalls Works for Children. The International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts 2012 Conference, Orlando Florida, March 21-25, 2012 Imperial Pedagogy and the Feminine in Clara Thomsons The Adventures of Beowulf. The 18th Annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Tempe, Arizona, February 16-18, 2012 The Divided Mother in Denmark: Empire and Female Monstrosity in Clara Thomsons The Adventures of Beowulf . The Popular Culture Association of the South Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23, 2011 Knights, Monsters, and Children: Colonizer and Colonized in H. E. Marshalls Stories of Beowulf: Told to the Children and Our Empire Story. The Popular Culture Association of the South 2010 Conference, October 2010 A Comparison of H. E. Marshalls Stories of Beowulf: Told to the Children and Her Other Works for Children or How to Fashion a Proper Gentleman of the British Empire. 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 7-10, 2009

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Selected Publications 

Beowulf as Hero of Empire." Teaching Medieval and Early-Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters Across Disciplines and Periods. Eds. Lynn Shutters and Karina Attar. (Accepted) Sleeping Beauty and the Idealized Undead: Avoiding Adolescence. The Twilight Mystique: Critical Essays on the Novels and Films. Eds. Amy M. Clarke and Marijane Osborn. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2010. 163-178. The Monstrosity of Heroism: Grettir Ásmundarson as an Outsider. Scandinavian Studies 80.1 Spring 2008): 19-50. The Land Spirits Rebellion: Icelandic Independence and Religious Conflict in Bárðar saga. Translatio or the Transmission of Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Modes and Messages. Ed. Laura Hollengreen. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2008. Translations of Two Versions of the Hamlet Story from Scandinavian Chronicles. ANQ 20.3 (Summer 2007): 75.

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Teaching 

English 150: English Composition and Communication I English 151: English Composition and Communication II English 250: World Literature I (WWW  Online Course) English 201: English Literature English 202: English Literature English 402: Chaucer English 500: Backgrounds of Literature English 508: Survey of British Literature

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