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Jodi Scala

Department
Languages & Literature

Position
Chair/AsstProfEng/EngEdCoord


Education

  • Ph.D, University of Mississippi
  • MFA, Bowling Green State University
  • BA, Methodist University
  • AA, Fayetteville Technical Community College

Courses Taught

  • Professional Studies in English Education
  • Methods of Teaching Literature
  • Methods of Teaching Writing
  • Teaching Language Arts in Secondary Schools
  • Senior Seminar in Teaching English
  • Advanced Methods, Ethics, and Law

Research Interests

  • Willa Cather
  • Trauma theory
  • Literary biography
  • Creative nonfiction and poetry
  • 19th and 20th c. American literature

Publications

  • Poetry Collected and Anthologized
    • “Nothing But the Kitchen Sink.” Sunrise from Blue Thunder Anthology, edited by Millicent Borges Accardi, Pirene’s Fountain, 2011.
    • Selected Poems. The Next of Us is About to Be Born, edited by Maggie Anderson, Kent State University Press, 2009.
    • Twenty Questions for Robbie Dunkle. Kent State University Press, 2004.
    • Leaping from the Bottom Step. National Federation of State Poetry Societies, 1997.
    • Selected Poems & Essays in Journals
      • “On Choosing Childlessness.” Moon City Review, Spring 2013, p. 183.
      • “A Different Kind of Truth,” Creative Nonfiction, Summer, vol. 42, 2011.
      • “Mr. Takaji Being Photographed.” Naugatuck River Review, Summer 2010, p. 60.
      • Review of On the Divide: The Many Lives of Willa Cather, by David Porter. Resources for American Literary Study, vol. 33, 2010.
      • Review of Carta Marina, by Ann Fisher-Wirth. Emprise Review, May 2010.
      • “Traffic Jam Litany.” Quarter After Eight, vol. 11/12, 2006, p. 188.
      • “Hover.” Northwest Florida Review, vol. 2, no. 1, 2003, p. 68.
      • “Scene of a Boy About to be Killed by an Oncoming Train.” Beacon Street Review, vol. 16, no. 2, 2003, p. 88.
      • “The Burning of Clavelle, Clockmaker, 1816.” Chattahoochee Review, vol. 24, no. 1, 2003, p. 76.
      • “Winter.” Poems & Plays, vol. 10, 2003, p. 14.
  • Book Chapter
    • “‘At the Center of her Mystery’: Willa Cather and Sexual Trauma.” Violence, the Arts, and Willa Cather, edited by Joseph R. Urgo and Merrill Maguire Skaggs, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007, pp. 137-148.
  • Editorial Projects – Digital Journal Builds
    • Cosmogamy. Texas A&M University, 2017 [in development].
    • The Ash Literary Journal.Ashford University, 2015, http://ash-ashford.com.
    • Ashford Humanities Review. Ashford University, 2015, http://ahr-ashford.com.
    • Valley Humanities Review. Lebanon Valley College, 2008, http://www.lvc.edu/vhr.