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Faculty and Staff


Office: Kirby Hall

Room: 301

Phone: 5704084528

Email: marcia.farrell@wilkes.edu

Dr. Marcia K. Farrell

Associate Professor



Ph.D., English, University of Tulsa, May 2005
Dissertation: Sympathy and Ambivalence: Identity Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Anti-Imperial Novels
M. A., English, with Distinction, Gannon University, 2000
B. A., English, Magna Cum Laude, Mercyhurst College, 1998

English 101, Composition
English 120, Introduction to Literature and Culture: Cultural Crossroads
English 190, Projects in Writing: Inkwell
English 201, Writing about Literature and Culture
English 228, Professional and Workplace Writing and Editing
English 234, Survey in British Literature II
English 308, Rhetorical Analysis and Nonfictional Prose
English 350, Studies in the English Novel
English 353, Studies in Postcolonial Literature
English 395, Senior Capstone
English 396, Independent Study: Imperial Literature and Film of Africa
English 397, Seminar: Indian Literature; Seminar: Salman Rushdie and his Contemporaries
Supervision of 2 Internships and 10 Senior Capstones

Wilkes University
Chair, Faculty Affairs Council, Wilkes University, June 2013 – May 2014
Member, Departmental Personnel Committee, Wilkes University, August 2012 – present
Member, Faculty Affairs Council, Wilkes University, June 2011 – present
Advisor, English Department Newsletter, The Inkwell Quarterly and Inkwell Online, Wilkes University, Fall 2008 – present
Advisor, Wilkes in the World (Humanitarian Club), Fall 2007 – 2012
Organizer, The English Department of Wilkes University presents Sir Salman Rushdie: Question and Answer session, Dinner with Majors, and Public Lecture, April 19, 2011
Organizer, Brown Bag Lunch Professionalization Meetings for English Majors, Wilkes University, Fall 2008 – 2012
Organizer, The Inkwell Quarterly Murder Mystery Pot Luck, Wilkes University, May 2011
Member, Admissions and Financial Aid Standing Committee, Wilkes University, Fall 2007 – Spring 2011
Member, Teaching Education Committee, Wilkes University, Spring 2007 – Spring 2011
Member, Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Spring 2010
Curator, “Rhetorical Exercises National Day of Writing Virtual Gallery sponsored by NCTE,” Wilkes University gallery, Fall 2009
Judge, Speech and Debate Tournament, Wilkes University, Spring 2009
Member, University Assessment Committee, Wilkes University, Spring 2008 – Spring 2009
Co-advisor, English Department Newsletter, The Inkwell, Wilkes University, Fall 2006 – Spring 2008
Founder/Co-organizer, The Kirby Canon English Department Essay Contest, Wilkes University, Spring 2007 – Fall 2008
Organizer, The Kirby Canon (Online edition), Wilkes University, Spring 2008
Organizer, “An Evening with Indian Literature and Art Scholars,” Wilkes University, Spring 2008
Organizer, Stitch-a-thon supporting the displaced people of Sudan, Wilkes University, Spring 2007

“Excellence, Literature, and the Humanities.” Sigma Tau Delta Induction. (Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 22, 2012)
With Linda Winkler, “Navigating the Global Landscape: Blogging, Digital Communication, and Neo-Imperialism.” Faculty Forum (Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA February 17, 2012)
“Imperial Duty and Domestic Commitments in the Commonwealth: Home and Children in the Works of Laurens van der Post and Lucy Maud Montgomery.” Faculty Forum (Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, March 25, 2011)
“Roundtable: The Influence of Jane Austen’s Emma.” The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble Production of Emma (Bloomsburg, PA, March 6, 2011)

“Unraveling the Bonds between Grief and Fiber Arts in Contemporary Literature; Or, Why Must She Suffer to Stitch?” The Louisville Conference (Louisville, KY, February 2013)
“Unraveling the Bonds between Catharsis and Fiber Arts: An Examination of Stitching Culture in Neocolonial Literature.” Wilkes University and Kings College Women’s and Gender Studies Conference (Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 2012)
“Salman Rushdie and the Sympathy of Humor.” The Louisville Conference (Louisville, KY, February 2012)
With Linda Winkler, “Navigating the Global Landscape: Blogging, Digital Communication, and Neo-Imperialism.” Changing Global Paradigms of Mediascape Conference (Patiala, Punjab, India, October 2011)
“Poster Children: Laurens van der Post’s Imperial Propaganda.” The Louisville Conference (Louisville, KY, February 2011)
“Nature vs. Nurture: A Roundtable with Wilkes University Faculty.” Women’s Studies Conference (Wilkes-Barre, PA, April 2009).
“What about Hercules?: Elizabeth Bowen’s Silenced Children in The Last September” Seminar: Children and War. Modernist Studies Association Conference (Nashville, TN, November 2008).
“Traveling to the Interior: Laurens van der Post’s Venture into Southern Africa.” Seminar: Travel Literature. Modernist Studies Association Conference (Long Beach, CA, November 2007).
“Planning for and Implementing Writing Mentorship” Panel: The Embedded Consultant: Writing Centers and Writing Mentors. Northeast Writing Center Association Conference (Hartford, CT, March 2007).
“(Re)fashioning Utopia in Stella Gibbons’ Cold Comfort Farm.” Seminar: Modernism and the Utopian. Modernist Studies Association Conference (Tulsa, OK, October 2006).
“’God Save the Machine’: The Limits of Religious Sympathy in Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable.” Modernist Studies Association Conference (Chicago, IL, October 2005).
“Owleries, Howlers, and Mail: The Role of Letters in Harry Potter.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (Roanoke, VA, November 2004).
“E. M. Forster, Sympathy, and Liberalism.” Seminar: Only Connect? (Post)modernism and the Liberal Imagination. Modernist Studies Association Conference (Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2004).
“The Commodity of Education in ‘Scylla and Charybdis’ in James Joyce’s Ulysses.” North American James Joyce Association Conference (Tulsa, OK, June 2003).
“Fellowship(s) and Nativism in Tolkien’s Middle-earth: Racial and Local Identity in The Lord of the Rings.” Southwest and Texas/Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference (Albuquerque, NM, February 2003).
“The Scope of Infidelity: Spirit vs. Letter.” Annual Graduate English Society Conference
(Lubbock, TX, February 2002).
“Mercyhurst and the Idea of a Writing Center.” National Writing Center Association Conference (Bloomington, IN, 1999).


PUBLICATIONS: Book Length Works
Elizabeth Bowen: An Annually-Updated Comprehensive Bibliography. (2008): Web. Updated: Fall 2013.
Co-authored with S. H. Wells, M. Phillips, and H. Wells. The Guide to Writing: New and Updated for MSOffice 2007. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008. Print.
Co-authored with S. H. Wells, M. Phillips, and H. Wells. The Guide to Writing. New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006. Print.

“Poster Children: Laurens van der Post’s Imperial Propaganda in A Far Off Place.” ARIEL (forthcoming)
“The Form of Friendship in the Novels of Forster and Anand.” South Asian Review 32.2 (2011): 185 – 207. Print.
With Linda Winkler, “Navigating the Global Landscape: Blogging, Digital Communication, and Neo-imperialism.” Changing Global Paradigms of Mediascape Conference Proceedings. (2011): n.p. Print.
“What about Hercules?: Elizabeth Bowen’s Silenced Children in The Last September.” International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 1.8 (June 2011): 172 – 178. Print.
“Trip to The Stitching Jubilee.” The Stitchin’ Times XXVII.3 (Winter 2009): 5. Print.
“Elizabeth Bowen: A Selected Bibliography.” Modern Fiction Studies 53.2 (2007): 370 – 400. Print.
Co-translator with Yevgeny Yevtushenko, and Irene and Frank Letcher, “Babi Yar in Manhattan,” Yevgeny Yevtushenko. The Nation (15 Oct 2001): 42 – 44. Print.

PUBLICATIONS: Reviews and Other Works
Rev. of Hoberman, Ruth. Museum Trouble: Edwardian Fiction and the Emergence of Modernism. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2011. In James Joyce Quarterly (forthcoming)
“Thai.” Manuscript (Spring 2011): 26. Print.
Rev. of Osborn, Susan, ed. Elizabeth Bowen: New Critical Perspectives. Cork: Cork UP, 2009. In Modern Fiction Studies 56.2 (2010): 436 – 438. Print.
Rev. of E. M. Dadlez. Mirrors to One Another. Emotion and Value in Jane Austen and David Hume. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. In Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 10.3 (2009): Web. <http://blackboard.lincoln.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/users/dmeyerdinkgrafe/archive/dadlez.html>.
Rev. of Ratcliffe, Sophie. On Sympathy. New York: Oxford UP, 2008. In Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 9.3 (2008): Web. <http://blackboard.lincoln.ac.uk/bbcswebdav/users/dmeyerdinkgrafe/archive/ratcliffe.html>.
“Letter to the Editor.” Citizens Voice 29 Mar 2008: T19. Print.
“Letter to the Editor.” Citizens Voice 27 Mar 2008: T19. Print.
Rev. of Smith, Frederick. The Self-Possessed: Deity and Spirit Possession in South Asian Literature and Civilization. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006. In Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 8.2 (2007): Web. <http://www.aber.ac.uk/cla/current/smith/html>.
Rev. of Rousseau, George S. Nervous Acts: Essays on Literature, Culture, and Sensibility. New York: Palgrave, 2004. In Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 6.3 (2005). Web. <http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/journal/current/bookreviews.html>.
Rev. of Caldwell, Janis McLarren. Literature and Medicine in Nineteenth-Century Britain: From Mary Shelley to George Eliot. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. In Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 61.2 (2006): 225 – 226. Print.
Rev. of Kermode, Frank. Pleasure and Change: The Aesthetics of Canon. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. In Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 6.1 (2005): Web. <http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/journal/current/bookreviews.html>.
Rev. of Gordon, John. Physiology and the Literary Imagination: Romantic to Modern. Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2003. In Consciousness, Literature, and the Arts 5.2 (2004): Web. <http://www.aber.ac.uk/tfts/journal/current>.
Rev. of Walia, Rajni. Women and Self: Fictions of Jean Rhys, Barbara Pym, Anita Brookner. New Delhi: Book Plus, 2001. In Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 23.1 (Spring 2004): 144 – 146. Print.

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