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Jessica Hanselman Gray
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Early modern British literature and science; early modern intellectual history; reproductive metaphors of authorship; early modern discourses of religion, magic, and science.
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz:
Theory and Methodology - graduate seminar (Winter 2019; Summer 2020)
Written English I (Summer 2020)
Literatures in English I: to 1700 (ENL 10A) Anglo-Saxon through 17th century – Instructor
Introduction to Literature (ENL 3) Close reading, literary analysis, analytical writing – Instructor
Expository Writing (UWP 1) Critical reading, rhetorical analysis, analytical writing – Instructor
Topics: “Academic Literacies”; “Civic Literacy”; “Scientific Literacy and Access”
Expository Writing (UWP 1Y), Online hybrid format. Topic: “Gender and STEM” – Instructor
Writing Science (ENL 164/STS 164) – Teaching Assistant
Medieval Studies: The Early Middle Ages (MST 20A) – Teaching Assistant
Chaucer, “Troilus” and Minor Poems (ENL 113A) – Teaching Assistant and Section Instructor
Eighteenth-Century Literature (ENL 123) – Teaching Assistant and Section Instructor
Writing in the Health Sciences (UWP 104F), Reader.
History of Science: The Scientific Revolution (HIS 136) – Reader
Ph.D. Candidate, English. Designated Emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. University of California at Davis.
"Mind as Womb: Reproductive Logic of Authorship and the 'Birth' of the New Science" Advisor: Frances Dolan
M.A., English Literature. Certificate in Gender Studies. Wright State University. 2014.
B.A., English. University of North Florida. 2009.
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:
"An Impossible Ideal: Motherhood in Eighteenth-Century Britain. A Review of Monstrous Motherhood: Eighteenth Century Culture and the Ideology of Domesticity by Marilyn Francus." Criticism 58.3 (2017).
" 'this strange intelligence': Maternity and Occult Knowledge in Macbeth." Shakespeare Association of America. April 17-20, 2019. Washington, DC.
"Early Modern Science and the Reproductive Logic of Authorship." Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society. October 18-21, 2017. Portland, OR.
"From Mary Toft to Voldemort's Mother: How Woman's Desire [Still] Creates a Monster." Northeast Modern Language Association. April 3-6, 2014. Harrisburg, PA.
"Damsels in Distress: The Impact of Socially Constructed Gender Roles in Scientific Discourse on the Childbirth Experience." Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality Symposium. February 1, 2013. Oxford, OH.
SELECTED FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:
Exchange Lectureship, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (2019-2020)
Alva Englund Fellowship, UC Davis (2014-15)
English Department Graduate Fellowship, UC Davis (2014-15)
Wright State University College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2014)
Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees Scholarship (2014)
Wright State University English Department Graduate Scholarship (2013-14)
University of North Florida Women's Center Scholarship (2008 and 2009)