Deptartment of English
Kent State University


Andrea Adolph

Assistant Professor,
Ph.D., English Literature,
Louisiana State University

Office: Stark Campus, Main Hall 401
330-244-3401 or 330-494-6121
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Curriculum Vita
KSU Stark Campus Department of English
bite to eat place: an anthology of contemporary food poetry and poetic prose

Fields of interest:

My teaching and research interests lie mainly in twentieth-century British women’s fiction and culture, Virginia Woolf, narrative theory, theories of embodiment, and food studies.  I am at work on a book-length study of ways in which selected writers have used representations of women’s relationships to food (including cooking, serving, and eating) in order to challenge traditional mind/body duality.  I am also quite interested in the World War II era and its literature.  At the Stark campus I have taught composition courses, Major Modern Writers, and Literature in English II.  I include service-learning opportunities in my classes as often as possible, and encourage students to connect theory and practice in order to strengthen their academic learning experiences.  I hold an MFA in creative writing, and publish poetry and creative nonfiction regularly.

Select recent publications:

"Linda Pastan." Contemporary American Women Poets: An A-Z Guide. Ed. Catherine Cucinella. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 273-7.

"Jayne Anne Phillips." Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers: An A-Z Guide. Ed. Laurie Champion and Rhonda Austin. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 306-11.

"Virginia Woolf's Revision of a Shavian Tradition." SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 21 (2001): 63-79.

Editorial work:

Nonfiction Editor, New Delta Review, 1999-2001.