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Name: John Young
Title: Associate Professor
Office: English/COLA
Phone: 304-696-2349
Email: youngj@marshall.edu
Expert: 20th-century American and British literature; contemporary African-American literature; history of the book and editorial theory; literary theory
 
Achievements

Research Based:
 
Book Reviews:
(1997). [Review of Peter Stoicheff’s The Hall of Mirrors: Drafts & Fragments and the End of Ezra Pound’s Cantos]. TEXT, 10, 422-427.

Bruce Comens’s Apocalypse and After: Modern Strategy and Postmodern Tactics in Pound, Williams, and Zukofsky, Yearbook of General and Comparative Literature 43 (1995): 167-169.

 
 
Presentations:
"'A bit on the raw side': The Popular Version of Wright's Native Son." Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C., December 2005.

“Virginia Woolf’s Material Fictions.” Society for Textual Scholarship, New York City, March 2005.

“‘Enough to hurt him’: Colonial Order in the Drafts of A Passage to India.” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, December 2004.

“‘Life on tap down here’: Reading Woolf as Author, Editor, and Publisher.” Modern Language Association, San Diego, December 2003.

“Versions of Stein’s Tender Buttons.” Society for Textual Scholarship, New York City, March 2003.

“Passing (On) Textual History: Nella Larsen and Minority Editing.” Modern Language Association, New York City, December 2002.

“Virginia Woolf and the Freedom of the Hogarth Press.” Modernist Studies Association, University of Wisconsin, October 2002.

(1997, June). Woolf’s Shakespeare theory in ‘Night and Day.’ Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH.

(1998, February). The politics of print in Ishmael Reed’s ‘Mumbo Jumbo.’ Paper presented at the Twentieth Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, KY.

“Passing (On) Textual History: Nella Larsen and Minority Editing.” Modern Language Association, New York City, December 2002.

“Posthumous Images of Woolf in Advertisements for Between the Acts.” Twelfth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, Sonoma State University, June 2002.

Panel chair, “Bibliography and the Electronic Environment.” Modern Language Association, New Orleans, December 2001.

“Virginia Woolf and the Freedom of the Hogarth Press.” Modernist Studies Association, Rice University, October 2001 (seminar paper).

“Reading Virginia Woolf as a Publisher.” Eleventh Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, University of Wales, Bangor, June 2001.

“Iconic Pages in Contemporary Minority Fiction.” Society for Textual Scholarship, City University of New York, April 2001.

“Mrs. Hilbery in Mrs. Dalloway.” Tenth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, June 2000.

“ ‘It Looks Good on Paper’: Baseball and the Fictionality of Fiction in Paul Auster’s City of Glass.” Indiana State University Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture, April 2000.

“Oedipa Maas in Esquire.” Twentieth Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 2000.

“ ‘Intellectual Freedom and Material Things’: Virginia Woolf and Gertrude Stein as Self-Publishers.” Modern Language Association, December 1999.

“Canonicity and Commercialization in the Uniform Edition.” Ninth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, University of Delaware, June 1999.

“Advertising in and of Mrs. Dalloway.” Eighth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, St. Louis University, June 1998.

“What White Publishers Would Print: Nella Larsen’s Passing.” The Sociomaterial Turn: Excavating Modernism, University of Tulsa Comparative Literature Symposium, March 1998.



 
 
Publications:
Black Writers, White Publishers: Marketplace Politics in Twentieth-Century African American Literature. University Press of Mississippi, 2006.

“Teaching Texts Materially: The Ends of Nella Larsen’s Passing.” College English 66 (2004): 632-651.

“Virginia Woolf’s Publishing Archive.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany 65 (2004): 20-21.

“Pynchon and Popular Magazines.” Critique 44 (2003): 389-404.

“Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey, and Postmodern Popular Audiences.” African American Review 35 (2001): 181-203.

“Canonicity and Commercialization in Woolf’s Uniform Edition.” In Proceedings of the 9th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference: Virginia Woolf Turning the Centuries, eds. Bonnie Kime Scott and Ann Ardis (Pace University Press, 2000): 236-243.

“Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.” The Explicator 55 (1999): 99-101.

 

Professional/Community Based Service:
 
Professional/Community Service:
Co-Chair, 2004 Marshall University College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference Planning Committee

Elected member, Marshall University Faculty Senate

Interim Director of Curricula, Marshall University English Department

University Curriculum Committee

Planning Committee, 2002 College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research & Creativity Conference.

Chair, English Department Hiring Committee (20th-century British literature search).

Member, English Department Hiring Committees (early American literature, linguistics, and rhetoric/composition searches).

Adviser, Sigma Tau Delta (Marshall English Honors Society).

Curriculum Committee (Marshall English Department).

Judge, Yeager Society Creative Writing Competition.

Mentor, Princeton in Chicago Schools.
 

Awards:
 
Awards
2003-04 Pickens-Queen Teaching Award finalist (for university-wide award)

2002 Phi Eta Sigma “Fabulous Faculty Member”

(2002) Marshall University Graduate College Grant for Reassigned Time

(2002) Marshall University Summer Research Award.

(2002) Quinlan Endowment for Faculty Travel.

(2001) NEH Summer Stipend, Marshall University nominee.

(2001) INCO Foundation Grant (conference travel).

(2001) Marshall University Summer Research Endowment

(2001) Marshall University Graduate College Grant for Reassigned Time

(2001) Quinlan Endowment for Faculty Travel (two awards for conference presentations at the Society for Textual Scholarship and the International Virginia Woolf Society)



 
 
NEH seminar
2005 National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on narrative theory and ethics at Ohio State University.
 

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