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Guest lecturing at UTSA's John Peace Library for the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Halloween 2018.

*Note: Degrees earned under legal name, Stephanie Gaines/Schoellman

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Education

 

2018

Ph.D. in English (concentration in Latinx literature)

Graduate Certificate in Rhetoric and Composition

Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing

University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Dissertation: Dis(curse)ive Discourses of Empire: Hinterland Gothics Decolonizing Contemporary Young Adult and New Adult Literature and Performance

Chair: Kinitra Brooks, Ph.D.

 

2011              

M. A. in English/Creative Writing

Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas

 

2007               

B.A. in English, cum laude

Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas

 

2005              

A.A. in English

Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, Texas

 

College Teaching Experience

Upper Level:               

Advanced Professional Writing, UTSA

Advanced Written Communication, OLLU

African American Literature, UTSA

American Literature: 1945-Present, UTSA

American Novel, UTSA

Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction, UTSA

Creative Writing: Screenplay, UTSA

Creative Writing: Short Screenplay, UTSA

Teaching English/Language Arts, OLLU

Young Adult Literature, UTSA

Lower Level:              

American Literature I and II, UTSA

Composition I and II, UTSA and OLLU

Creative Writing: Fiction, UTSA

Creative Writing: Nonfiction, UTSA

Creative Writing: Poetry, UTSA

Editing, UTSA

Introduction to Literature, UTSA

Literary Criticism and Analysis, UTSA

Technical Writing, UTSA

Secondary Teaching Experience

2008-18          

Drama Teacher/Director/Playwright, The P.R.E.S.E.N.T.E.R.S. Medina County Homeschool Drama Troupe

2008-13          

Junior English, Journalism, and Yearbook, Sophomore GT English, TAKS

Prep, Pearsall High School

 

Awards

2017              

Wendy Barker Award for Graduate Creative Writing, 1st Place, UTSA

2013-18         

English Doctoral Fellowship, UTSA

2013               

Teacher of the Year, Pearsall High School

2010               

Best Fiction Award in The Thing Itself, Our Lady of the Lake University     

2007               

English Major of the Year, Schreiner University        

2007               

Pegasus Award, Schreiner University

2007               

Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, Schreiner University

 

Scholarly Publications

2016               

Co-author, “Speculative Sankofarration: Haunting Black Women in Contemporary Horror Fiction,” article in Obsidian: Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora, 42.1 and 42.2, special two volume edition and winner of the CELJ Parnassus Award

2016-17          

Contributor of multiple features to Black Speculative Arts Digital Archives

2013               

“Othello Burghardt” Entry for ColoredConventions.org, University of Delaware, under guidance of Dr. Joycelyn Moody and Dr. P. Gabrielle Foreman

 

Non-fiction and Creative Publications

2019               

Author, multiple articles, Ovations: The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Journal

2019               

Author*, “It was the Sheep, Regular Build and White as Snow” (poem), HelloHorror Online Magazine, Spring Issue

2018               

Author, multiple articles, Ovations: The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Journal

2018               

Author*, “Dirty Laundry” (poem), HelloHorror Online Magazine, Halloween Issue

2017               

Bibliography Compiler, Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror (Rutgers UP) by Dr. Kinitra Brooks

2017               

Author, multiple articles, Ovations: The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Journal

2017               

Author*, “Noxious” (poem), Best Emerging Writers of Texas (Z Publishing)

2017               

Author*, “The Geology of October Children” (poem), F(r)iction Online

2016               

Author, “Commuting” (poem), Voices de la Luna, November Issue

2016               

Author, multiple articles, Ovations: The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Journal

2016               

Administrative Assistant, Far Out: Poems of the ‘60s (Wings Press, edited by Wendy Barker and Dave Parsons)

2015               

Author, multiple articles, Ovations: The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts Journal, Fall Issue

2015               

Author, “Doilies” (poem), Voices de la Luna, October Issue

2010              

Author, “Sabbatical” (short story) in OLLU’s The Thing Itself, Awarded Best Fiction

2007              

Research Assistant, Women in Texas Music (UT Press) by Dr. Kathleen Hudson

2007               

Author, “Pro*vo*ca*tive” (poem) in Schreiner’s Muse

2006               

Author, “Incarcerated” (poem) in Schreiner’s Muse

2006               

Author, “When I Taste the Salt of the Sea” (poem) in Schreiner’s Muse

*published under pseudonym: Faye Sabrage Brontide

 

Presentations

2020               

“The Final Frontier of the EcoGothic: Star Trek: Discovery Warps Cosmic Horror Amid Neo-Nationalist Zeitgeist and Global Warming Crisis,” Gothic Nature III Symposium: New Directions of EcoGothic and EcoHorror, University of Roehampton, London (virtual due to COVID)

2018               

“Still Alive: The Mary Shelley/James Whale/Boris Karloff Creature’s Continued Presence in Popular Culture,” Guest Lecture, Frankenstein 200th Anniversary Celebration, John Peace Library at UTSA

2018               

“Blood and Water and Race: Critiquing Empire through Vampirism in Gothic Young Adult and New Adult Texts,” Children’s Literature Association Conference, San Antonio, TX

2018               

“Dystopia: Colonial Paradigms of the Future in Cleverman,” Guest Lecturer, Dr. Kinitra Brook’s Supernatural in African American Literature and Honors Seminar: Black and Brown Futures, UTSA

2017               

“‘Boobs + Monsters = Horror’: Queer Latina Abjection and Uncanny Transformations of Gothic Horror in Emil Ferris’s My Favorite Thing is Monsters,” The Kristeva Circle, Pittsburgh, PA

2017               

“Mestizx Gótico: Latinx Writers Syncretize and Disidentify Imperial Gothic Discourse,” 13th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association: Gothic Traditions and Departures, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Cholula, Mexico

2017               

“Things are Getting Real…Gothic: The Realgothik as a Decolonizing Literary Agent,” Gothic Trespass: Border, Bodies, Texts Colloquium, UT at Austin, Texas

2016               

“Subverting the Classics: Ethnogothic Discourse as Decolonial Strategy in Helen Oyeyemi’s Works,” NWSA Conference: Decoloniality, Montreal, Canada

2016               

“Geek Culture,” Guest Panel Member, RunnerCon, UTSA

2016               

“How the Ethnogothic Works,” Guest Lecture in Dr. Kinitra Brook’s The Supernatural in African American Literature class, UTSA

2015               

“The Gothic in Frankenstein,” Guest Lecture in Dr. Kinitra Brook’s Intro to

Graduate Studies class, UTSA

2014               

American Literature Symposium: The Latina/o Literary Landscape, “Queering the Uncanny: Latino/a Authors Disidentify with Normative Familia Structures through the Gothic Aesthetic,” San Antonio, Texas

2014               

Southwest Popular and American Culture Studies (SWPACA), “The Perfectly Rational Woman in the Attic: Women of Color Reclaim the Gothic Space through Disidentification in Autobiography,” Albuquerque, New Mexico

2013               

UTSA English Graduate Symposium, “Making Naughty Nice: Ann Radcliffe and Stephanie Meyer's Transformation of the Gothic through Sublime Romanticism,” San Antonio, Texas

2011               

PCA/ACA National Conference, “Revolution and Evolution: Feminism in Children’s Literature from Goblin Market to Coraline,” San Antonio, Texas

2010               

Texas Medieval Association (TEMA) Conference, “’Honey and Poison’: Suffering as a Sign of Double-Consciousness in Medieval Women’s Literature,” Dallas, Texas

2007               

(co-presenter with Dr. Kathleen Hudson) Women Speak! 2007 Conference, “The Warrior and the Outlaw: Women Archetypes in Life and Literature,” San Antonio, Texas           

2007               

(co-presenter with Dr. Kathleen Hudson) PCA/ACA National Conference, “The Warrior and the Outlaw: Women Archetypes in Life and Literature,” Boston, Massachusetts      

2007  

(co-presenter with Dr. Kathleen Hudson) PCA/ACA Southwest Regional Conference, “The Warrior and the Outlaw: Women Archetypes in Life and Literature,” Albuquerque, New Mexico