My interests include reading, writing fiction, birds, and languages, of which I read seven.
- Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2015, English
- M.A., University of Kentucky, 2003, English
- B.A., Transylvania University, 2001, English
- ENGL 100 (College Reading and Writing)
- ENGL 110 (Accelerated Composition)
- ENGL 120 (Composition III)
I have taught composition courses at all levels, including ENGL 099 (the level below 100), Business Writing, and Advanced Composition; Literary Criticism; and literature courses at all levels, including Folk and Fairy Tales at Gallup in Spring 2017; surveys of British, world, and American literature; themed courses focused on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature and Feminist Science Fiction; Major Authors: Jane Austen; and team-taught courses on Major Twentieth-Century American Woman Authors and English Senior Capstone.
- "Across So Wide a Sea: Humans, Seabirds, and the Kinship of Mortality." Chapter in Avian Aesthetics in Literature and Culture: Birds and Humans in the Popular Imagination, eds. Danette Dimarco and Timothy L. Ruppert, Lexington Books, Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series, April 2022.
- "The Bird and Eye: Kinship With Birds as Proto-Ecofeminist Discourse of Liberation in George Meredith's The Egoist." Chapter in Posthumanist Perspectives on Literary and Cultural Animals, ed. Krishanu Maiti, Springer Nature, September 2021.
- "Teaching Sy Montgomery's Spell of the Tiger." Part of Teaching Echohorror III: Beyond Genre, ed. Christy Tidwell, ASLE, July 2021, https://www.asle.org/features/teaching-ecohorror-iii-beyond-genre/.
- "The Death of Birdsong, the Birdsong of Death: Algernon Charles Swinburne and the Horror of Erosion." Chapter in Fear and Nature: Ecohorror Studies in the Anthropocene, eds. Christy Tidwell and Carter Soles, Pennsylvania State University Press AnthropoScene series, June 2021.
- "How Wide the Sky: Birds as Conduits of Kinship in George Meredith's Writing." 2018 Conference Proceedings, Hawaii International Conference on the Arts and Humanities, January 2019, http://hichumanities.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/AH2018.pdf.
- "The First Gift: Owls as Paragons of the Non-Human." Chapter in Inside the World of Harry Potter, ed. Christopher Bell, McFarland & Company, Inc., November 2018.
- "Numbers for an Alternative Anthropocene: Population Counting and Humanity's Place Among Other Species in Daniel Keys Moran's Tales of the Continuing Time." Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture, and Environment, Spring 2018: Population, Ecology and the Malthusian Imagination. Available online at http://ecozona.eu/issue/view/137/showToc.
- "Partnership, Not Dominion: Resistance to Decay in the Falconry Memoir." ASSAY: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring 2018. Available online at https://www.assayjournal.com/keri-stevenson-partnership-not-dominion-8203resistance-to-decay-in-the-falconry-memoir.html.
- "Romances of Recovery and Rehabilitation: Two Hummingbird Memoirs as "Other-Wonder" Narratives." Northeast Popular Culture Association 2022 Virtual Conference, October 20th-22nd, 2022.
- "Panther(Femin)ine: Woman as Cat and Not-Cat in Victoria Helen Stone's Jane Doe Thrillers." Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2022.
- "The Inconvenience of Love: Half-Wildness in Avian Memoirs." Northeast Popular Culture Association 2021 Virtual Conference, October 21st-23rd, 2021.
- "The Emergence of Winged Things: Avian-Centered Memoirs as Arenas for the New Ethology." EmergencE/Y: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference, Virtual, July 26th-August 6th, 2021.
- "Listening in Human: Talking Rodents Creating Community in Children's Fantasy." Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference, OpenWater (Virtual), February 2021.
- "Evolution Saves the World: Stories of Kinship as Trouble-Staying in Terry Pratchett's Discworld." Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2020.
- Birds of (Burning) Paradise: Bird Voices as Contestation of Anthropocentrism." Paradise on Fire: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference, Davis, California, June 2019.
- "Starting (Your Hatred) With Starlings: Invasive Bird Species as Locus of Human Misanthropy." Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2019.
- "Wrecked and Ficced: Ecological Impoverishment and Resistance in Science Fiction and Fantasy Fanfic." ALECC (Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada) Biennial Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, June 2018.
- "Talking Dogs and Elven Wasps: Terry Pratchett's Atheistic, Animalistic Humor." Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2018.
- "How Wide the Sky: Birds As Conduits of Kinship in George Meredith's Writing." Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2018.
- "Partnered to Raptors: Resistance to Decay in the Falconry Memoir." Rust/Resistance: Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference, Detroit, Michigan, June 2017.
- "'Would You Call the Present Age a Good One For Unicorns?": Unicorns As the Environmental Triumphant in Peter S. Beagle's Fantasy." Southwest Popular/American Culture Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 2017.
- "'His Reason Ought to Conquer His Imagination': The Explanatory Power of Darwin's Language in The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man." Darwin's Reach Conference: Celebrating Darwin's Legacy Across the Disciplines, Hofstra University, New York, March 2009.