Candis Pizzetta

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Associate Professor
Phone: 601.979.2250
Location: Liberal Arts Building, Rm 434







Ph.D., English, Baylor University
M.A., English, Mississippi College
B.A., English, University of Arkansas

Research Interests:
Early American women’s fiction
Cognitive approaches to narrative
Women, science, and science fiction (especially in the 19th century)
Developing interdisciplinary research methods for the humanities

Courses Taught:
Modern Poetry and Poetics (graduate)
American Fiction before 1900 (graduate)
American Renaissance Literature
Twentieth Century American Poetry
Survey of American Literature
Southern Women Writers (graduate)
Research and Bibliography (graduate)

Professional Memberships:
American Studies Association
Society for Utopian Studies
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
C19: The Society for Nineteenth Century Americanists
Modern Language Association
Mississippi Philological Association

Recent Publications:
Forthcoming “Exploring Regional Identity in Arkansas: The Salience of the Ozark Term.” Elder Mountain 7 (2016). As second author with Thomas Kersen.
“Circumstantial Evidence: Elusive Truth in Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Mystery of Marie Rogêt.’” POMPA 49.1 (2015): 73-86.
“Expanding Boundaries: The Language of Custom, Female Agency, and the Origin of Abolitionism in the New United States.” The Power of the Word: The Sacred and the Profane. Ed. Patsy J. Daniels. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
“Diary Reporting and Phonetic Transcription for Effective Speech Analysis in Children with Disabilities: What Itard did not Know,” Online Journal of Rural and Urban Research 4.1 (2014). As third author.
Editor’s Introduction for a special issue of The Researcher on Cyber-learning, Fall 2013.
Review of Reading for the Body: The Recalcitrant Materiality of Southern Fiction, 1893-1985, by Jay Watson in the Journal of Mississippi History, Fall (2012): 298-300.
“Division of Maternal Effort in Anne Enright’s The Gathering” in Constructing the Literary Self: Race and Gender in Twentieth-Century Literature. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 199 – 212.
“Eliza’s Dilemma: Parsing the Language of The Coquette through the Filter of Literary Darwinism.” POMPA 48.1 (2011): 114-131.