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Kayley Thomas, Curriculum Vitae

Department of English
4008 Turlington Hall
P.O. Box 117310
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL, 32611-7310

kjthomas@ufl.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in English, University of Florida, in progress
Concentration: Victorian Studies
Dissertation Title: “Crime for Art’s Sake: Crime Fiction and the Field of Cultural Production in the Fin de Siècle”

M.A. in English, University of Florida, December 2010
Concentration: Film & Media Studies
Thesis Title: “Remediating Reality in Real Person Fan Fiction”

M.A. in Literary & Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, May 2008

B.S. in Secondary Education, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, May 2007
Concentration: English
Summa Cum Laude

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

19th-century British literature; 19th-century publishing and periodicals; the Aesthetes and Decadents; crime and detective fiction; popular culture; intertextuality; adaptation; new media; audience and reception studies; visual culture; aesthetics; and queer theory/masculinities

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

“Revisioning the Smiling Villain: Imagetexts and Intertextual Expression in Representations of the Filmic Loki on Tumblr.” Appropriating, Interpreting, and Transforming Comic Books. Spec. Issue of Transformative Works and Cultures (Spring 2013)

Book Chapters

“‘Bromance is so passé’: Robert Downey, Jr.’s Queer Paratexts.” Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations. Ed. Lynnette Porter. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012

Co-authored with Francesca M. Marinaro. “‘Don’t make people into heroes, John’: (Re/De)Constructing the Detective as Hero.” Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations. Ed. Lynnette Porter. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012

Book Reviews

“The Programmer as Author in If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript.” PopMatters. 4 Feb. 2015.

“The Power of the Reader in A History of Reading.” PopMatters. 22 Oct. 2015.

PRESENTATIONS

“’Strangely are our souls constructed’: Frankenstein, Intertextual Identity, and Michael Fassbender’s David and Magneto.” 39th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts: “200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley.” Orlando, FL. March 2018. (forthcoming)

“‘To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim’: John Keats and the Aesthetics of Negative Capability in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray.” Victorians Institute 2014 Conference: “The Mysteries at Our Own Doors.” Charlotte, NC. October 2014.

“Crime for Art’s Sake: Negotiating Economic, Social, and Aesthetic Value in E.W. Hornung’s Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman.” 35th Annual Southwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 2014.

“Performing Sherlock Holmes: The Detective as Dramatist.” Sherlock Holmes: Past and Present Conference. University of London Institute of English Studies. Senate House, London, England. June 2013.

“Breaking Nietzsche’s Gramophone Record: Trauma and Queer Temporality in Cloud Atlas.” 34th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts: “Fantastic Adaptations, Transformations, and Audiences.” Orlando, FL. March 2013.

“The Strange Case of Jekyll, Hyde, and the Victorian Gentleman: Policing Masculine Communities in Robert Louis Stevenson’s London.” 2012 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference: “Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities. Gainesville, FL. October 2012.

“‘Don’t make people into heroes, John’: (Re/De)Constructing Heroism in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and BBC Sherlock.” Co-authored with Francesca M. Marinaro. Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association 2012 National Conference. Boston, MA. April 2012.

“‘Let’s Just Say I’m Frankenstein’s Monster, and I’m Looking for My Creator’: Mary Shelley’s Mutant Progeny in X-Men: First Class.” Conference of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts: “The Monstrous Fantastic.” Orlando, FL. March 2012.

“Real People, Real Writers, and Imagined Realities: The Oscillating Roles of Actor, Character, Author, and Fan in Real Person Fan Fiction.” Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association 2009 National Conference. New Orleans, LA. April 2009.

“Popular Culture and Pedagogy: The (Re)Production and Exchange of Knowledge in Fan Fiction Communities.” 2008 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference: “Cultural Currency and Literary Exchange: Cultivating Texts as Commodity.” Gainesville, FL. November 2008.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, Santa Fe College, 2016-present

Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of English, University of Florida, 2008-present

Teaching Assistant, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Florida, 2015-2016

Teaching Assistant, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Spring 2008

OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, to Dr. Jon Klancher, Department of Literary & Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, Fall 2007

Writing Tutor, The Writing Center, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 2004-2007

COURSES DESIGNED AND TAUGHT

ENC 1101: College Composition, Santa Fe College (Fall 2016; Summer 2017; Fall 2017)

ENC 1102: College Composition II (Spring 2017)

LIT 2000: Introduction to Literature, University of Florida (Fall 2016; Spring 2017; Fall 2017)

ENL 3122: Reading and the Nineteenth-Century English Novel, University of Florida (Summer A 2014)

ENL 2012: Survey of English Literature, Medieval to 1750, University of Florida (Spring 2014, Fall 2012)

ENL 2022: Survey of English Literature, 1750 to the Present, University of Florida (Fall 2013, Fall 2012)

ENL 3251: Victorian Literature: Ways of Seeing, University of Florida (Spring 2013)

ENC 3254: Professional Communication for Engineers, University of Florida (Spring 2012)

ENG 1131: Writing Through Media – “Frankenstein’s Monsters: (Re/De)Constructing Humanity in Science Fiction and Society,” University of Florida (Fall 2011)

ENG 1131: Writing Through Media – “Adaptations and Intertextuality,” University of Florida (Spring 2011)

ENC 1101: Writing Academic Arguments, University of Florida (Spring 2010, Fall 2009)

ENC 1102: Rhetoric and Academic Research, University of Florida (Fall 2010, Summer B 2015)

ENC 2210: Technical Writing, University of Florida (Summer B 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2008)

ACADEMIC SERVICE

Leadership

Co-President, English Graduate Organization, University of Florida, 2012-2013

University Service

Secretary, Graduate Comics Organization, 2015-2017

Publicity & Social Media Coordinator, ImageTexT & Graduate Comics Organization, 2013-2017

Editorial Collective, ImageTexT, 2011-2017

Conference Organization

Conference coordinator for 2012 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference: “Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities.” Gainesville, FL. October 2012.

Conference committee member for 2017 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: “Comics Remixed: Adaptation and Graphic Narrative.” Gainesville, FL. April 2017.

Conference committee member for 2016 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: “Transnational Comics: Crossing Gutters, Transcending Boundaries.” Gainesville, FL. April 2016.

Conference committee member for 2015 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: “Comics Read but Seldom Seen: Diversity and Representation in Comics and Related Media.” Gainesville, FL. April 2015.

Conference committee member for 2014 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: “Traumics: Comic Narratives of Trauma.” Gainesville, FL. April 2014.

Conference committee member for 2013 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels: “A Comic Of Her Own: Women Writing, Reading, and Embodying in Comics.” Gainesville, FL. March 2013.

Panel moderator for University of Florida Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), University of Florida Conference of the Marxist Reading Group (2014), University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference (2012, 2013, 2015), University of Florida Graduate Film Studies Group Conference (2012), Conference of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (2009, 2012), and University of Florida Digital Assembly Conference (2009)

Peer Reviewer

ImageTexT and Transformative Works & Cultures

HONORS

Kirkland Dissertation Fellowship in Victorian Literature, University of Florida, 2014-2015
Departmental Travel Award, Department of English, University of Florida, 2013 and 2014
Raymond Williams Fellowship for Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, 2007-2008
The Dorothy and Franklin Vaughn English Scholarship, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2007
Isabel Winner Miller Award in Creative Writing, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 2006

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Comics Studies Society (Founding Member)
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
Organization for Transformative Works
Popular Culture and American Culture Association
Victorians Institute
University of Florida Graduate Assistants United

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