1984-- Professor of English, CITY COLLEGE, LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, Louisiana
1979-84 UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI, Oxford, Mississippi
1975-79 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, Louisiana
1974-75 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, Louisiana
1974 UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, South Bend, Indiana: Ph.D.
1969 UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS, Irving, Texas: B. A.
SELECTED GRANTS & AWARDS:
2003 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY Dux Academicus award for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service.
2001-02 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY Sabbatical leave (book projects on local color and Kate Chopin)
2001 SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPORT
Sarah Isom Center for Women, University of Mississippi
2000 ANTHONY WATERS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING, City College,
2000 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, Faculty Development Grant
1999-00 LOUISIANA BOARD OF REGENTS FUND (BORSF), Prinicipal
"Integrating Electronic Learning Enhancements to Meet the Needs of Adult Students"
1998-99 LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, NEH Faculty Focus Grant, Picturing America
1997-98 Crossroads Faculty Research and Study Project.
1995 WHO'S WHO AMONG AMERICA'S TEACHERS
1992 FULBRIGHT COMMISSION/C.I.E.S. Senior Lecture Award, Universidad Catolica, Santiago, Chile (Fall 1992).
1992 LOUISIANA ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES Special Humanities Award
1989 ANTHONY WATERS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING, City College, Loyola University
LOUISIANA ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, Director, Summer Institute for Teachers: "Linking Region, Gender and Genre: Four Southern Women Writers"
1988 NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, Director, Summer Seminar for School Teachers: Linking Region, Gender, and Genre in the Short Stories of Chopin, Welty, O'Connor, and Walker."
1986 LOUISIANA ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, Project Co-director "Louisiana Women Writers: A Symposium"
1982 NEWBERRY LIBRARY, Chicago
Monticello College Foundation Fellowship for Women, 1982-83.
1978-79 MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION, South Central Region, "Teaching Women's Literature from a Regional Perspective."
1977 SCHOOL OF CRITICISM AND THEORY, U. of California, Irvine Post-doctoral seminar
BOOKS AND SPECIAL ISSUES
Ed. (with Pamela Menke), "A New Critical Edition of Kate Chopin's The Awakening," forthcoming, Broadview Press (Toronto).
Ed. (with Suzanne Disheroon Green, Sarah Gardner, Julie Kane, Lisa
Abner, Pamela Glenn Menke, and Philip Dubisson Castille.) Voices of the American South.
York: Pearson Longman Press, 2004.
Ed. (with Pamela Menke), Southern Local Color: Stories of Region, Race, and Gender, Athens: Univ. of Georgia P, 2002.
Guest ed. "Centennial of The Awakening" Special Issue. The Southern Quarterly39:3 (Spring 1999).
Ed. (with Mary McCay). Performance for a Lifetime: A Festschrift
Honoring Dorothy Brown: Essays on Women, Religion,
and the Renaissance. New Orleans: Loyola U P, 1997.
Ed. (with Dorothy Brown). Louisiana Women Writers: New Critical
and a Comprehensive Bibliography Baton Rouge:
LSU Press, 1992.
Ed. (with Dorothy Brown). New Orleans Review: Special Issue on Louisiana Women Writers, 15:1 (Spring 1988).
Kate Chopin. New York: Ungar Publishing Co., 1986.
SELECTED AND RECENT ESSAYS
"Kate Chopin." History of Southern Women Writers. Eds. Mary Louise Weaks and Carole Perry. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U P, 2002. 210-215.
"Louisiana Literature." Companion to Southern Literature Themes, Genres, Places, People, Movements, and MotifsEds. Lucinda MacKethan and Joseph Flora. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U P, 2002.
"Exotic Birds of a Feather: Carson McCullers and Tennessee Williams," panel transcription, ed. Robert Bray, Tennessee Williams Annual Review 3:1 (2000): 69-90. Also online: <http://www.tennesseewilliamsstudies.org/archives/2000/5mccullers.htm>
"Applying Feminist Principles to Internet-Mediated Instruction: A Case Study," Journal of InformationTechnology Impact 2:1 (2000): 15-26. <http://www.jiti.com/v2n1/ewell.html>
"Placing the City: Kate Chopinís Fiction and New Orleans," Southern Studies. N.S.14 (1998) : 17-32.
"Feminist Pedagogy in Cyberspace: Learning to Teach (a Little) Differently," in Intentional Media: The Crossroads Conversations on Learning and Technology in the American Culture and History Classroom. Eds. Randy Bass, Teresa Derricksen, Bret Eynon, and Mark Sample. Works and Days 16.1-2 (1998). 99-114. Reprinted in Engines of Inquiry: A Practical Guide for using Technology to Teach American Culture. Ed. Mark Sample, et. al. Washington: Crossroads Project, Georgetown University, 1998.
"Unlinking Race and Gender: The Awakening as a Southern Novel," Southern Quarterly39:3 (Spring 1999): 127-32.
"Telling Stories, Teaching Narrative: A Progressive Writing Assignment." Teaching Faulkner [online edition]. Center for Faulkner Studies, Southeast Missouri State Univ [ http://www2.semo.edu/cfs/ewell.html].
"Kate Chopin," "Grace King," "Ruth Stuart" in The Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Steven R. Serafin. New York: Continuum, 1999 [Chopin, 187-190; King, 625; Stuart, 1109 1110].
"Kate Chopin." A Readers Guide to Womenís Studies. Ed. Eleanor B. Amico. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.
"Kate Chopin: A Reawakening." Scholarly consultant and interview; produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting. Premier: 23 August 1998.
"Developing an On-line Course," Crossroads Research Project, American Studies Assn. Website. [http://www.georgetown.edu/crossroads/conversations/cases/index.html] April 1998.
[Co-author] "Taking on the World: Women and the Fulbright Program," National WomenÕs Studies Journal [Spring 1998].
"Changing Places: Women and the Old South; or What Happens When Local Color Becomes Regionalism," Amerikastudien/Åmerican Studies 42.2 (Winter 1997): 157-179.
[With Michael Cowan and Peggy McConnell], "Creating Conversations: A Model for Interdisciplinary Team-Teaching. "College Teaching 48.4 (Fall 1995): 127-131.
"Making Places: Kate Chopin and the Art of Fiction," Louisiana Literature 11 (Spring 1994): 157-71.
"Telling Stories, Teaching Narrative: A Progressive Writing Assignment," Teaching Faulkner 5 (Spring 1994): 1-2.
"Kate Chopin and the Dream of Female Selfhood," in Beyond the Bayou: Essays on Kate Chopin, eds. Lynda Boren and Sara DeSaussure Davis. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1992. 157-65.
"Empowering Otherness: Feminist Criticism and the Academy," in Reorientations: Literary Theory, Pedagogy, and Social Change, eds. Bruce Henricksen and Thais Morgan. U of Illinois P, 1990. 43-51.
"Drama, Poetry, and Louisiana Women Writers," [interviews], ed. (with Dorothy Brown). Louisiana Literature. 6:1 (Spring 1989): 36-56.
"Fiction and Louisiana Women Writers," [interviews], ed. (with Dorothy Brown). Louisiana Literature 5:2 (Fall 1988): 24-43.
"'The Queen of Spades' and the Processes of Artistic Transformation," The Opera Journal 18 (1985): 19-26.
"The Shape of Experience in Englands Heroicall Epistles," Journal of English and Germanic Philology 82 (October 1983), 515-525.
"Unity and the Transformation of Drayton's Poetics in Englands Heroicall Epistles: FromMirrored Ideals to the 'Chaos in the Mind'," Modern Language Quarterly 44: 3 (September 1983): 231-250.
"Researching Women's Literary Legacy," Mississippi Monographs 1 (Spring 1982):11-16.
"The Language of Alienation in Margaret Atwood's Surfacing," The Centennial Review 26(Spring 1981): 185-202.
"Drayton's Poly-Olbion: England's Body Immortalized,"Studies in Philology 75 (July 1978): 279-315.
"Parodic Echoes of The Portrait of a Lady in Howells' Indian Summer," Tulane Studies in English 22 (1977): 45-57.
"John Barth: The Artist of History," Southern Literary Journal 5 (Spring 1973): 32-46.
"Death in Whitman: A Symbolic Process of Immortality," Notre Dame English Journal 6 (1970-71): 29-38.