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Desiree Henderson

Name

[Henderson, Desiree]
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Assoc Prof

Biography

Desirée Henderson (Ph.D., University of California San Diego, 2001) specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature and womens writing. She is the author of Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790-1870 (Ashgate, 2011), as well as essays published in Early American Literature, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, Studies in American Fiction, the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, among other scholarly journals. She serves as the Features Editor for Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers and is co-organizer of the Texas Regional SSAWW Study Group. Her current research interests combine the fields of book history, manuscript studies, feminist literary criticism, and recovery scholarship in order to explore the diary and diary fiction. She is currently writing a book titled How to Read a Diary: Critical Contexts and Interpretive Strategies for 21st Century Readers (forthcoming from Routledge). She served as the Director of the Womens & Gender Studies Program from 2010 to 2014 and remains a Womens & Gender Studies Affiliated Faculty. As a teacher, she is committed to engaged and student-centered pedagogical techniques including Team Based Learning, service learning, and critical pedagogy.

Professional Preparation

    • 2001 Ph.D. in LiteratureThe University of California San Diego
    • 1997 M.A. in LiteratureThe University of California San Diego
    • 1994 B.A in English and Comparative Literary StudiesOccidental College

Appointments

    • Aug 2011 to Present Assoc Prof
      University of Texas Arlington
    • Aug 2004 to Aug 2011 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Aug 2001 to Aug 2004 Assist Professor
      The University of Texas at El Paso

Awards and Honors

    • Jan  2018 Faculty Development Leave sponsored by UT Arlington
    • May  2015 UTA Research Enhancement Program Grant sponsored by University of Texas Arlington

Publications

      Anthology Work/Essay Accepted
      • “Digitized Archives, Resources, Theory and Practice.” The Diary. Ed. Batsheva Ben-Amos. Indiana UP. Forthcoming.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }
      Published
      • "Emily Dickinson and the Diary." The New Dickinson Studies. Ed. Michelle Kohler. Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming

        {Anthology Work/Essay }
      In-progress
      • “Black Ink, White Skin: Gender, Race, and Writing Instruments.” The Material Culture of Writing, edited by Cydney Alexis and Hannah Rule. Volume under submission.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2018
      • “’The Impudent Fellow Came in Swareing’: Constructing and Defending Quaker Community in Elizabeth Drinker’s Diary,”New Critical Studies on Quaker Women: 1650-1800, edited by Michele Lise Tarter and Catie Gill. Oxford University Press, 2018, pp. 146-163.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Journal Article 2017
      • “Recovery and Modern Periodical Studies.” American Periodicals, vol. 27, no. 1 (2017): pp. 2-5.

        {Journal Article }
      2017
      • "Introduction" to Legacy Features Forum, "Susanna Rowsons Sincerity and the Just Teach One Project." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, vol. 34, no. 1 (2017): pp. 129-131.

        {Journal Article }
      2017
      • “Windows on Writing: Susanna Rowson and the Scene of Female Authorship.” Studies in the Novel, vol. 49, no. 2 (2017): pp. 149-169.

        {Journal Article }
      2017
      • “Reading Digitized Diaries: Privacy and the Digital Life-Writing Archive.” A/B: Autobiography Studies, vol. 33, no.1 (Winter 2017), pp. 1-18.

        {Journal Article }
      2017
      • “Minding the Gaps in Serial Diary Fiction: The Case of ‘Susy L---’s Diary’.” American Periodicals, vol. 27, no. 2 (2017): 125-39.

        {Journal Article }

      Anthology Work/Essay 2017
      • “The Friendship Elegy.” A History of Nineteenth-Century American Womens Poetry. Eds. Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socarides. Cambridge University Press, 2017: pp. 106-120.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }
      2017
      • “Bingo Pedagogy: Team-Based Learning and the Literature Survey.” Teaching the Literature Survey, edited by James M. Lang, Gwynn Dujardin, and John Staunton; Teaching and Learning in Higher Education series, West Virginia University Press, 2017, pp. 49-67.

        {Anthology Work/Essay }

      Journal Article 2011
      • Henderson, Desiree. ""Rowson's Poetics: Dialog, Discord, and Debate in Miscellaneous Poems." Studies in American Fiction 38.1-2 (Spring and Fall 2011)
        {Journal Article }
      2011
      • "Introduction to Special Double Issue: Beyond Charlotte Temple." Co-authored with Jennifer Desiderio. Studies in American Fiction. 38.1-2 (Spring and Fall 2011)
        {Journal Article }

      Book 2011
      • Henderson, Desiree. Grief and Genre in American Literature, 1790-1870. Ashgate Publishers, 2011.
        {Book }

      Book Chapter 2009
      • Henderson, Desiree. "Understanding the Fear and Love of Death in Three Premature Burial Stories: 'Premature Burial,' 'Morella,' and 'The Fall of the House of Usher'." MLA Approaches to Teaching Poe's Prose and Poetry. Ed. Jeffrey A. Weinstock and Anthony Magistrale. Modern Language Association Press, 2009. 69-75.
        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2008
      • Henderson, Desiree. "What is the Grass?: The Roots of Walt Whitman's Cemetery Meditation." Whitman Quarterly Review 25.3 (2008): 89-107.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2007
      • Henderson, Desiree. "Illegitimate Children and Bastard Sequels: The Case of Susanna Rowson's Lucy Temple." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 24.1 (2007): 1-23.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 2006
      • "Compromise of 1850 and Fugitive Slave Law" (pp. 258-262), "Gettysburg Address" (pp. 462-466), and "Native American Literature" (pp. 782-788). American History Through Literature, 1820-1870. Eds. Gabler-Hover and Sattelmeyer. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2006
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2005
      • Henderson, Desiree. "Harriet Beecher Stowe." The Heath Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Paul Lauter, et al. Houghton-Mifflin, Co., 2005. 2547-49.
        {Book Chapter }

      Journal Article 2004
      • Henderson, Desiree. "The Imperfect Dead: Mourning Women in Eighteenth-Century Oratory and Fiction." Early American Literature 39.3 (2004): 487-509.
        {Journal Article }
      2004
      • Henderson, Desiree. "“Mourning, Masculinity, and the Drama of the American Revolution.”." American Drama 13.1 (2004): 31- 45.
        {Journal Article }

Presentations

  • Past
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      “Digitized Diaries and the New Manuscript Archive.”

      Texas Digital Humanities Conference April 2015.

  • Past
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      “A Working Theory of Genre: Diary Fiction in the Digital Age.”

      Modern Language Association Annual Conference January 2015.

  • Past
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      “Against Foreign Invasion: Strategies for Enclosure and Concealment in Elizabeth Drinker’s Diary"

      Society of Early Americanists Conference, April 2013.

  • Past
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      “Pen, Ink, Paper, Desk: Writing Instruments and Female Authorship"

      C19: Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, March 2012.

  • Past
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      “Best Practices for Women’s & Gender Studies Internships"

      National Women’s Studies Association Program Administration and Development Pre-Conference, Nov. 2012

  • Past
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      "Temporality, Female Authorship, and the Nineteenth-Century Serialized Diary Novel"

      Modern Language Association Annual Conference January 2016

  • Past
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      “Civility and Sociability in the Profane West: Three Nineteenth-Century Texas Women’s Diaries”

      A study of three Texas Women's diaries.

  • Past
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      “Dickinson and the Diary.”
      Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference Nov. 2018. Upcoming.
  • Past
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      “Gone Girls, Found Manuscripts: Diary and Epistolary Fiction in the Digital Age.”
      American Literature Association Annual Conference, May 2018.

Courses

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • Sept 2013 to  Present Editor

      Features Editor for academic journal Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • May 2015 Academic Service

      Director, Women's & Gender Studies Program, 2010 to 2014

      Department
         Advisory Committee
         Alumni Outreach Committee
         Graduate Studies Committee
        
      University Service

         Faculty Senate
         Liberal Arts Representative, Annual Celebration of Excellence in Students (2004-2006)