J.H. Roberts Department of English, Park Hall 254, Athens, GA 30601
EDUCATION Masters of Arts, English Literature May 2014 University of Georgia Specialization: Medieval Literature
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature May 2011 University of New Orleans Minor: Philosophy 4.0 GPA in all coursework
Bachelor of Science, Music Industry Studies May 2006 Loyola University New Orleans Minors: Business Administration, Medieval Studies, English Literature Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors
THESIS 2014 "Dido, Time and Space in the Aeneid, Divina Commedia and Dido Queen of Carthage." Committee: Drs. Cynthia Camp, Miriam Jacobson and Jonathan D. Evans.
2012 "The Importance of Dido in Dante's Divine Comedy" Vexillum: The Undergraduate Journal of Classical and Medieval Studies. Vol. 2. 2012 "Townie Help Page" Dawgspeak: The Slanguage Dictionary of The University of Georgia, Sixth Edition with Shelton and Rampley. 2015 "Transnational Islam" ipoco. as J. Rex 2013 "Are We Not Men? We Are Divas" The Atomic Elbow: Professional Wrestling Fanzine. Issue 6. 2014 "It's Just Like Riding a Hovercraft" Bikes in Space: An Anthology of Feminist SF about Bikes. 2014 "Wrestlemania XXX Road Diary" The Atomic Elbow: Professional Wrestling Fanzine. Issue 10. 2014 "Transnational Tights" Hug it Out! Zine. Vol. 2. BOOK REVIEWS 2014 "An Historical Werewolf in Context" Review of Metamorphoses of the Werewolf. Supernatural Studies Journal. Vol. 1, Iss. 2. 2014 Review of Textual Poachers. Diffractions. Popular Culture Issue.
CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PANELS 2013 "The Challenge from Beyond: Negotiating Epistemological Uncertainty in Ridley Scott's Prometheus and H.P. Lovecraft" UGA EGO Conference. 2013 "An Analysis of Anglo-Saxon Dictionaries from a Learner's Perspective." 19th Biennial Meeting of Dictionary Society of North America. 2013 Panel Organizer "Professional Wrestling as Popular Culture." 2013 "'You Can't Win the Big One': Manifestations of Lacanian Desire in Professional Wrestling" PCAS/ACAS Annual Conference. 2014 Panel Organizer "Back to the Future(s), Presents and Pasts: Science Fiction and Temporality." 2014 "Queer Temporality in The Left Hand of Darkness" UGA EGO Conference. 2014 "'Chicago-Made' Punk: The Importance of Location in Professional Wrestling Storylines" PCA/ACA Annual Conference. 2014 "Queer Temporality in Dido Queen of Carthage." SAMLA. 2015 "Examining Professional Wrestling’s Spectacle through the Male and Female Gaze." PCA/ACA Annual Conference. CURATION PROJECTS 2013 "Books in Action: What Books Allow Us to Do" Contributor and Curator for the Exhibit.
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Appleby Fellowship August 2013 Awarded for Conference Travel
Sigma Tau Delta April 2013 English Honors Society
Catherine Barragy Mackin Prize April 2012 Award for best paper written in a 2000- or 4000-level class Nominated for “Fascist Fascination in Paul Beatty’s The White Boy Shuffle”
Quarante Club Award April 2011 Award for best written paper by a female in a 2000 level course Awarded for “An Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘A Tell-Tale Heart’”
Friends of the Library Student Assistant Award April 2011 Award for excellence in work at the Earl K. Long Library
Phi Beta Kappa April 2011 Liberal Arts Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Nu April 2006 Jesuit National Honor Society
National Honor Society April 2006
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS Modern Language Association New Chaucer Society Medieval Academy of America Dictionary Society of North America Supernatural Studies Association Popular Culture Association Popular Culture Association of the South/American Culture Association of the South
PEDAGOGICAL AND FACULTY TRAINING 2013 SafeSpace training program, LGBT Resource Center, University of Georgia 2013 English Department Teaching Practicum, University of Georgia
UNIVERSITY SERVICE 2013-2014 Masters Student Representative to the Graduate Committee 2013-2014 Treasurer, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Alpha Alpha Omega chapter 2013-2014 Treasurer, Early Modern Union of Scholars at UGA
TEACHING EXPERIENCE Instructor of Record, ENGL 1101 Fall 2013 First Year Composition Department at UGA
Teacher, Basic Latin June 2011 New Orleans Free School Network
RELEVANT COURSEWORK Old English Old Norse Latin: The Aeneid Chaucer Beowulf Postcolonial Theory Temporality in Early Modern Texts