Kathy Root Pitts

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Instructor of English

 

Email: kathy.r.pitts@jsums.edu

Phone: 601.979.5867

Office Location: Dollye M.E, Robinson Liberal Arts Building, 4th floor, Office #426

 

 

DEGREES

PhD, English, University of Southern Mississippi

MA, English, Mississippi College

BA, English, Millsaps College

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Concepts of family trauma and sacred place in Mississippi literature

The Bonner-Campbell School’s connection to Jackson State University

Open online sources for World Literature studies

Developing a Philosophy of Liberal Arts course to enhance students’ critical thinking skills

The intuitive sense of spirituality in literature and the arts

The Heroic Laugh: Serious Comedy

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Freshman Composition I and II

English Literature I and II

World Literature I and II

Survey of American Literature I

Mythology

History of the English Language

Effective Writing

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society for the Study of Southern Literature

English & Modern Foreign Language Seminar Series at JSU

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Participation and Presentation with the English & MFL Department’s Seminar Series

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
The New Southern View Ezine (ongoing since summer of 2001)

 

Dr. Pitts co-edits The New Southern View Ezine. This is the first ezine in Mississippi about Mississippi and contains much reference information that is useful both for students and for those wanting to learn about the state.  The New Southern View Ezine has been in existence since the summer of 2001.