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Dr. Elizabeth A. Whittingham

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Dr. Elizabeth A. Whittingham

Adjunct Lecturer
(585) 395-2503
ewhittin@brockport.edu
Office: 234 LAB
   

 

Education

B.A., Roberts Wesleyan College, 1974
M.A., SUNY College at Brockport, 1992
Ph.D., SUNY at Buffalo, 2002

Professional Experience

  • Adjuct Assistant Professor, Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York 2005-present
    Advise and support students, Teach composition and literature
  • Adjunct Lecturer, College at Brockport, Suny, Brockport, New York 2003-present
    Advise and support students; teach business writing, composition, literature; Communicate and interact with faculty, staff and students
  • Associate Professor, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York 1987-2003
    Advised adult students and helped them develop academic plans, Evaluated transfer credit and graduation status for registration office, Taught composition, literature

Publications

"The History of Middle-earth Series and Unfinished Tales: A Lifetime of Imagination." A  Companion to J. R. R. Tolkien. Ed. Stuart d. Lee. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series

"Tallis: the Fiminine Presence in Mythago Wood: Lavondyss: Journay to an Unknown Region." The Mythic Fantasy of robert Holdstock. Eds. donald E. Morse, and Kalman Matolcsy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.

The Evolution of Tolkien's Mythology: A Study of the history of Middle-earth. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008.

"Tolkien's Creation Mythology: the Sovereignty of Eru, the One" StAR: Saint Austin Review 8.4 (2008): 8-10.

"Dramatizations: Stage and Spoken." J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment. Ed. Michael D. C. Drout. New Yourk: Routledge, 2007.

"Trench Fever." J. R. R. Tolkien Encyclopedia: Scholarship and Critical Assessment. Ed. Michael D. C. Drout. New York: Routledge, 2007.

"Harry Potter Escorts Reader Deep into Wealth of Mythology." Democrat and Chronicle. 29 August 2005.

The Final Victory: the Evolution of J. R. R. Tolkien's The History of Middle-earth" Diss. SUNY Buffalo, 2002.

"The Mythology of the 'Ainulindale': Tolkien's Creation of Hope." Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts 9.3 (1998): 212-28

Papers and Presentations

Classical and northern European Mythology

"Myth, Mythagoes, and Merlin: The Fiction of Robert Holdstock." Panelist. 2009 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida.

“Mythology and Modernism.” Authors on Campus, SUNY College at Brockport, Brockport, New York, November 2007.

"Gender, Race and Metaphysics in the Arthrabeth Finrod Ah Andreth." 2007 International conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“Tolkien's Theogony: The Mythology of the Valar.” 2005 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“The Apocalypse in Fantasy Literature.” Guest lecturer, Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, New York, November 2002.

“The Mythology of the ‘Ainulindalë’: Tolkien's Creation of Hope.” 1997 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“The Dragon: Monster or Mystic?” 1994 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Medieval Literature

"Medieval Myth in The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillon" NEH Institute on Tolkien. University of Texas at Commerce. July 2009

"The Medieval image of Chivalry in the Legendarium." Journal of hte Fantastic in the Arts (2011): revision for publication in progress

"Tallis: the Unfolding of Maiden, Mother, and Crone in the Shifting Timescape of Mythago Wood." 2009 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

“The Medieval Image of Chivalry in the Legendarium.” 2006 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“The Medieval Women Mystics.” Guest lecturer, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York, March 2003.

"Aragorn and the Goddess: The Figure of Gawain in Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings." 2000 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

“Turin Turambar and Beowulf: Parallel Lives, Parallel Worlds.” 1993 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Romance and Fantasy Literature

“Introduction to Madeleine L’Engle and ‘Shout Joy.’” Bethany Presbyterian Church. Rochester, New York, February 2015.

“The Hobbit in Context.” Guest Scholar. Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York, October 2014.

"Tolkien's The Hobbit: The Journey." Director, Actor, and Script Adaptor, Scholar's Day, The College at Brockport SUNY, Brockport, New York, April 2014

“Tolkien’s ‘Great Saga’: A ‘Long Defeat’ without a ‘Final Victory.’” 2012 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida.

“The Monstrous in Middle-earth: Fallen, Corrupted, or Broken?” Panelist. 2012 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida.

Tolkien's The Return of the King: The Scouring of the Shire." Director and Script Adaptor, Scholars' Day, The College at Brockport SUNY, Brockport, New York, April 2012.

'H' is for Hero: Hermione not Harry." 2011 Conference Pippi to Ripley: Heroines of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Ithaca, New York

‘“A Matter of Song’: The Role of Music and Song in Tolkien’s Legendarium.” 2011 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida.

"Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring: Council of Elrond." Director and Script Adaptor, Scholars' Day, The College at Brockport SUNY, Brockport New York, April 2011.

"Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring: Council of Elrond." Readers' Theater. Director, Actor, and Script Adaptor, 2011 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida.

“Tolkien's Metaphysics: The Races of Elves and Men.” 2010 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida.

Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring: Tom Bombadil." Readers' Theater. Director, Actor and Script Adaptor, 2010 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

“Myth, Mythagoes, and Merlin: The Fiction of Robert Holdstock.” Panelist. 2009 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida.

“C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien: Influence and Divergence.” St. Brendan’s Feast Day, Canandaigua, NewYork, May 2008.

“Women and Mythology in Harry Potter.” American Association of University Women, Fairport, New York, February 2008.

“Harry Potter as Hero of Romance.” Potter Pandemonium, The College at Brockport SUNY, Brockport, New York, April 2007.

"Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring: A Readers' Theater." Director and Script Adaptor, Scholars' Day, The College at Brockport SUNY, Brockport, New York, April 2007.

"Tolkiens's The Fellowship of the Ring: A Readers' Theater" Director, Actor, and Script Adaptor, 2007 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"Tolkien's The Return of the King: A Readers' Theater." Direcotr, Actor, and Script Adaptor, 2006 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Honors and Distinctions

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, 2006. Sigma Tau Delta honor Society, The College at Brockport SUNY
  • Empire Who's Who in Professional and Executive Women, 2005-2006

Minority Issues in Education

  • Liaison on diversity issues for Roberts Wesleyan college and the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities' minority Concerns Project, 1991-1994
  • Minority Concerns Project Conference: Opening Windows and Doors; Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C., 1992 & 1993

Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated 10/12/17

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