Department of Literature and Languages
Karen Sloan - Curriculum Vitae
Karen S. Sloan
Dept. of Literature and Languages - The University of Texas at Tyler - 3900 University Boulevard
1998, Ph.D. Texas A&M University, English
Dissertation: The Territorial Unconscious: Human Territoriality as Metanarrative in the
Nineteenth-Century American Novel.
1978, M.A. California State University, Fullerton, English
1967, B.A. LeTourneau College summa cum laude, English
2006-present Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Tyler
2000-2006 Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Tyler
1999- 2000 Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Tyler
1994-1999 Adjunct Instructor in English, Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas
1990-1992 Lecturer in English, Texas A&I University-Kingsville
1989-1990 Adjunct Instructor, Texas A&I University, Kingsville
1981-1984 Adjunct English Instructor, Tyler Junior College, Tyler, Texas
1980 Adjunct English Instructor, LeTourneau University
1977-1978 Special Lecturer, California State University-Fullerton
Developing and testing a paradigm that draws from contemporary theories of territoriality and the self to explore artistic representations of the semiotic relationship between ownership and self-construction, particularly in nineteenth-century texts.
"Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Explicator 63 (2005): 159-64.
"The Nineteenth-Century Church Music Controversy: A Possible Referent for Cooper's 'Manifestly Impossible' Singing-Master in The Last of the Mohicans. ANQ 19.1 (2006): 33-41.
"Reterritorializing Cooper's Marginalia in The Last of the Mohicans: Authorial Commentary as Rhetorical Borderland." ANQ 19.2 (2006): 33-39.
"Farmer, Nancy." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature: Five Volumes. Ed. Hans Ostrom and J. David Macey. Westport: Greenwood P. 2005.
"McDonald, Janet." The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature: Five Volumes. Ed. Hans Ostrom and J. David Macey. Westport: Greenwood P. 2005.
"Derricotte, Toi." African American Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide. Ed. Yolanda W. Page. Westport: Greenwood P. 2006.
"Drumgoold, Kate." African American Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide. Ed. Yolanda W. Page. Westport: Greenwood P. 2006.
"Josannie's War." The Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature. New York: Facts on File. 2006.
"The Map of Who We Are." The Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature. New York: Facts on File. 2006.
"How to Cite Electronic Sources." The Learning Page. United States Library of Congress. <http://memory.loc.gov/learn/start/cite/index.html.> Invited contributor. Published online 03/14/06.
"Identities in Health Care: Toward a Model of Human Territoriality." Refereed. 2004 Joint Conference of the National PCA/ACA and the SW/Texas PCA/ACA. San Antonio, April 7-10, 2004. Junior author. Senior author: John H. Sloan
"Doctoring Images: Literary Subversion of Male Medical Authority in Nineteenth-Century Fiction." Refereed. 2004 Joint Conference of the National PCA/ACA and the SW/Texas PCA/ACA. San Antonio, April 7-10, 2004. Senior author. Junior author: John H. Sloan.
“Surveying Moral Territory in The Wide, Wide World: The Gerrymandered Kitchen.” Refereed. Twenty-third Annual Nineteenth-Century Studies Association International Conference. New Orleans, March 6-8, 2003.
“Reterritorializing Pudd’nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins: Gothic as the Voice of Moral Outrage." Refereed. American Literature Association Symposium, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, December 5-8, 2002.
“America at the fin de siecle: The Specter of Human (non)Emergence in The Awakening.” Refereed. Narrative: An International Conference. Society for the Study of Narrative Literature. Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, April 11-14, 2002.
Sloan, Karen. Panel Chair. "Out of Her Sphere: American Suffrage Literature 1870-1917." Society for the Study of American Women Writers: Second International Conference. Fort Worth, September 24-27, 2003.
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
2007-09 Graduation Committee
2005-06 Member, Women and Minorities Committee
2002-05 Member, University Faculty Research Committee (Chair, 2003-2004)
2002-03 Faculty Board Member, UT-Tyler Literacy Center
2002 Bylaws Subcommittee, UT-Tyler Literacy Center
2000-202 University Library Committee (Chair, 2001-2002)
College of Arts and Sciences
2007-09 Core Curriculum Subcommittee
2008-09 Core Curriculum Committee
2003-05 Member, College of Arts and Science Governance Committee
2002, 2003, 2004 Freshman Orientation
2002 Moderator, "Women's Ways of Knowing" Seminar
2002, 2004, 2005 I.S. Master's Comprehensive Exam, Bibliography & Methods of Research
2002 Presenter, Dean's Brown Bag Luncheon
2001, 2002 Department representative, UT-Tyler Freshman Orientation Information Fair
2001 Host, Student Transfer Day
2009-present Chair, Scholarship Committee
2009-present Chair, Sophomore Literature Assessment Committee
2008-present Member, Graduate Committee
2009 Faculty Search Committee, Tenured Department Chair, Literature and Languages
2008 Session moderator, 4th Annual Medieval Conference
2007 Faculty Search Committee, Tenure Track Composition Specialist/Writing Center Director
2007-present 3 master’s thesis committees; 2 completed, 1 pending
2005, 2006 Hospitality Coordinator, 1st and 2nd Annual Medieval Conference
2005 Invited Speaker, Sigma Tau Delta Career Day Conference
2005 Assessment Team Member, Core Writing Program
2004-2005 Master's Thesis Committee: David Pinnell
Title: How to Increase Your Holdings and Subvert Your Friends: Territorialism
in "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and "The Clerk's Tale"
2002- present Undergraduate student advisor
2002-2003 Chair, Master's Thesis Committee: Kathleen Dunsavage
Title: No Alibi in Existence: Silencing the Dialogic Voice in John O'Hara's Appointment in
2002-2003 Chair, Master's Thesis Committee: Pamela Clark
Title: Ernest J. Gaines: An Annotated Bibliography, 1988-2002
2002-2003 New Course Proposal: Engl 4365 Special Topics in American Literature (approved, 2003)
2002 Faculty Search Committee, Tenure Track Faculty: Rhetoric & Composition
2001 Faculty Search Committee, Tenure Track Faculty: American Literature
2001 Co-writer, Proposal for Three-Track English Major (accepted and implemented)
2001 Co-Chair, Master's Thesis Committee (Karen Garner)
Title: Territorial Tug-of-War: Ownership Disputes and Solutions in University Writing Centers
2000-2001 TAAS II Objectives Committee, Chair
GRANTS AND AWARDS
2001 President’s Summer Research Grant, The University of Texas at Tyler
2001 Dean’s Summer Research Grant, The University of Texas at Tyler
1993 Inductee, Phi Kappa Phi