Katie Dyson
Loyola University Chicago, Department of English
1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
k8dyson@gmail.com
Education

  • 2018 (expected): PhD, English Literature
    • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL
    • Dissertation: “Reading Modernism: Narrative, Ethics, Violence”
    • Committee: Pamela Caughie (dir.), Jack Kerkering, Paul Jay
  • 2012: MA, English Literature
    • Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL
  • 2011: BA, English; BA, History, summa cum laude
    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
Employment

  • Graduate Assistant, Center for Experiential Learning, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL, 2017-Present
  • Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Graduate School, Loyola University, Chicago IL, 2016-2017
  • Graduate Instructor, Department of English, Loyola University, Chicago IL, 2012-2016
  • Graduate Tutor, Writing Center, Loyola University, Chicago IL, 2011-2012
  • Writing Consultant, Center for Writing, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, 2010-2011
Research and Teaching Interests

  • Twentieth century and contemporary literature and culture, modernism, narrative theory, ethics, literature and social justice, popular culture, critical pedagogy, digital pedagogy, public humanities.
Teaching

  • Instructor of Record:
    • Academic Writing: Summer Enrichment at Loyola Program (Summer 2017)
    • Expository Writing: Summer Enrichment at Loyola Program (Summer 2017)
    • Core Writing Seminar: Writing Responsibly (Spring 2017)
    • Exploring Fiction: The Ethics of Storytelling (Fall 2016)
    • Academic Writing: Summer Enrichment at Loyola Program (Summer 2016)
    • Expository Writing: Summer Enrichment at Loyola Program (Summer 2016)
    • Core Writing Seminar: Writing Responsibly (Fall 2015)
    • College Preparation: Summer Enrichment at Loyola (Summer 2015)
    • Women in Literature: Fashioning the Self (Spring 2015)
    • Core Literature Seminar: The Representation of Violence and the Violence of Representation (Fall 2014)
    • Core Writing Seminar: Writing Responsibly (Spring 2013)
    • Core Writing Seminar: Writing Responsibly (Fall 2012)
  • Teaching Assistant:
    • Contemporary Critical Theory (Spring 2016)
    • Core Literature Seminar (Fall 2013)
    • Core Writing Seminar: Writing Responsibly (Spring 2012)
  • Other Instructional Experiences:
    • Graduate Assistant, Center for Experiential Learning (2017-Present)
    • Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellow, Teaching Effectiveness Seminar, Graduate School (2016-2017)
    • Teaching Certificate, Online Teaching Course, Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy (Spring 2016)
    • Facilitator, Core Conversations Pedagogy Working Group (Fall 2015)
    • Tutor, Writing Center, Loyola University Chicago (2011-2012)
    • Writing Consultant, University of Minnesota (2010-2011)
Publications

  • “Anxious Reading, Anxious Learning: Reimaging Reading in the Undergraduate Literature Classroom.” Pedagogy, 19.3 (October 2019). Provisionally accepted.
  • “Episode One: Modernism, Women, and Feminism.” Modernist Podcast. Hosted by Sean Richardson. Podcast. 31 Jan 2017.
  • “Man With a Plan: Season One.” Slant Magazine. 28 Oct 2016.
  • “Politics, Pedagogy, and Hope.” Newfound. 07 Aug 2016.
  • “Stage 773’s Comedy Ensemble Unlikely Company Finds Their Footing in Farce.” PopMatters. 13 July 2016.
  • “A Day for Dalloway.” Newfound. 19 Jun 2016.
  • “The Fourth Season of ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Turns Inward at a Cost.” PopMatters. 01 Jun 2016.
  • “Unruly Spaces and the Internet Syllabus.” Newfound. 15 May 2016.
  • “‘The Good Wife’s’ Ambivalence: Saying Goodbye to a Hesitant Heroine.” PopMatters. 10 May 2016.
  • “American Crimes and the Danger of a Single Story.” Newfound. 10 Apr 2016.
  • “Reading, Relatability, and Risk.” Newfound. 28 Feb 2016.
  • “Regionalism and Justice in ‘Making a Murderer.’” Newfound. 24 Jan 2016.
Professional Activities

Conference Presentations
  • 2018: “Bad” Reading and the Grammar of Resistance in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts
    • Intersections of Resistance in the Space Between, Greeley, CO
  • 2018: “Anxious Pedagogies: Negotiating Precarity and Insecurity in the Classroom”
    • Modern Language Association, New York City NY
  • 2016: “Cannibal Ethics: Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal and the Aesthetics of Violence”
    • Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association, Seattle WA
  • 2014: “Narrating Violence: Memento and Postmodern Theory”
    • Midwest Modern Language Association, Detroit MI
  • 2014: “Modernist Intimacy: Ethical Encounters in Mrs. Dalloway
    • International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Chicago IL
  • 2013: “Modernist Intimacy: Ethical Encounters in Mrs. Dalloway
    • Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee WI
  • 2013: “The House that Apartheid Built: The Politics of Personal Space in Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People
    • The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville KY
  • 2012: “Detecting Class: Conventional Critiques of Class in Vera Caspary’s Laura
    • Graduate Student Interdisciplinary Symposium, Chicago IL
Other Presentations
  • 2017: Respondent, “Virginia Woolf”
    • Modernism and its Texts, Chicago IL
  • 2014: Chair, “Ecological Humanism”
    • International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Chicago IL
  • 2014: Participant, “‘This Ecstasy’: Affect, Woolf, Modernity”
    • International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Chicago IL
  • 2014: Chair, Modern Literature Panel
    • Midwest Modern Language Association, Detroit MI
  • 2013: Secretary, Modern Literature Panel
    • Midwest Modern Language Association, Milwaukee WI
  • 2013: Chair, English Graduate Student Symposium
    • English Graduate Student Symposium, Chicago IL
Service

  • Summer 2017: Research Assistant, Dr. Suzanne Bost, Loyola University Chicago
  • Fall 2015: Organizer, Core Conversations Pedagogy Working Group, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2014-2015: President, English Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2014: Graduate Assistant, International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2013-2014: Communications Officer, English Graduate Student Association, Loyola University
  • Chicago
  • 2012-Present: Peer Mentor, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago
Honors & Awards

  • 2016-2017: Toomey-Surtz Graduate Fellowship, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2016-2017: Pre-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2015: Gravett-Tuma Book Scholarship, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2013: Stanley A. Clayes Graduate Essay Prize, Loyola University Chicago
  • 2007-2011: Presidential Distinguished Scholarship, University of Minnesota
  • 2007-2011: College of Liberal Arts Alumni Scholarship, University of Minnesota
  • 2007-2011: College of Liberal Arts Dean’s List, University of Minnesota
  • 2009-2011: Varsity Letter Award Winner, Cross Country and Track & Field, University of Minnesota
  • 2007-2010: Big Ten Academic All-Conference, Cross Country and Track & Field, University of Minnesota
  • 2010: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, University of Minnesota
Memberships

  • Modernist Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • English Graduate Student Association, Loyola University Chicago

 

References available upon request.