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									                              Dr. A. Timothy Spaulding
                                  Associate Professor
                                 University of Delaware
                                 Department of English
                                  314 Memorial Hall
                                  Newark, DE 19716
                   Phone: (302) 831-3354 E-mail: aspauldi@udel.edu

EDUCATION

    Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1999)
           Major: African American Literature
           Minor: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

    M.A., University of North Carolina (1994)

    B.A., Fordham University, College at Lincoln Center, New York (1991)


PUBLICATIONS

    BOOK:
    Reforming the Past: History, The Fantastic, and the Postmodern Slave Narrative.
    Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2005.

    ARTICLES:
    ―Embracing Chaos in Narrative Form: The Bebop Aesthetic in Ralph Ellison‘s Invisible
    Man.‖ Callaloo 27.2 (2004) 481-501.

    ―The Cultural Matrix of Ragtime in James Weldon Johnson‘s The Autobiography of an Ex-
    Colored Man.‖ Genre 37.2 (Summer 2004) 261-284.

    ―Commodity Culture and the Conflation of Time in Ishmael Reed‘s Flight to Canada,‖
    in Contemporary Black Male Fiction and Drama, ed. Keith Clark. University of Illinois
    Press, 2001. pp. 71-88

    ―‗Finding the Way‘: Karl Marx and the Transcendence of Discourse in Charles Johnson‘s
    Oxherding Tale. Sycamore: A Journal of American Culture, 1997 Spring; 1 (1): 19
    paragraphs.

    BOOK REVIEWS:
    ―A Gathering of Voices: Tradition, Diversity and the African American Short Story.‖
    Review of The Best Short Stories by Black Writers 1899-1967 ed. Langston
    Hughes and Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers 1967 to the
    Present, ed. Gloria Naylor. Carolina Quarterly 50.1 (1997).
    WORK IN PROGRESS
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    ―Reminiscing in Tempo: African American Literature and the Jazz Aesthetic, 1912-1952‖
    (working title). A book-length project examining the intersections of jazz culture and literary
    culture in the first half of the 20th century.


SELECTED CONFERENCES & PRESENTATIONS

    ―Octavia Butler as Postmodern Historian.‖ Invited participant on a special MLA panel
    honoring the life and career of Octavia Butler. The Impact of Octavia E. Butler on American
    Science, Fiction, and Science Fiction. Modern Language Association Convention in
    Philadelphia, PA, December 29, 2007.

    ―Democracy and Dissonance: Jazz, the Novel, and Ralph Ellison‘s Invisible Man.‖ Invited
    lecture presented November, 2005 at the University of North Texas, Dallas.

    ―‗Echoes of Harlem,‘ Echoes of Jazz: Improvising History in Toni Morrison‘s Jazz,‖ lecture
    presented April 7, 2004 in the Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Series, Women‘s
    Studies, University of Delaware.

    ―The Cultural Aesthetics of Ragtime and Early Jazz in James Weldon Johnson‘s
    Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man.‖ College Language Association Conference,
    Washington D.C., April 2003

    ― ‗Echoes of Harlem‘: Improvising History in Toni Morrison‘s Jazz.‖ Twentieth Century
    Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, February 2003.

    “Interstellar Identities and the Diaspora of One: Samuel R. Delany‘s Stars in My Pocket
    Like Grains of Sand and the Interstellar Slave Narrative.‖ College Language Association
    Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, May 2002.

    Panel Respondent: Black Women Poets. George Moses Horton Society Conference.
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April, 2002.

    ―Improvising Identity: Bebop and Ralph Ellison‘s Invisible Man.‖ Twentieth Century
    Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, February 2002.

    ―Reducing the Chaos of Living to Form: The Bebop Aesthetic and Ralph Ellison‘s Invisible
    Man.‖ Minority Discourse Group presentation. University of Delaware, October, 2001.

    ―Who Must Tell the Stories Untold: Contemporary Black Women Writers‘ Revisions of
    Slavery,‖ lecture presented March 7, 2001, in the Research on Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
    Series, Women‘s Studies, University of Delaware.

    ―The Subject Of History: Beloved and the Historiography of Rememory,‖ presented
    November 9, 1999, for the Minority Discourse Group, University of Delaware.

    ―Diasporic Bodies/Diasporic Texts: Narrative Displacement in Caryl Phillips‘
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       Cambridge,‖ College Language Association, Tallahassee, Florida, April 1998.
       ―The Conflation of Time and the Slave Narrative in Ishmael Reed‘s Flight to Canada.‖
       Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, February 1998.

       ―Symbolic Transculturation in Charles Johnson‘s Oxherding Tale.‖ College Language
       Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April 1997.

       ―‗Finding the Way‘: Karl Marx and the Transcendence of Discourse in Charles Johnson‘s
         Oxherding Tale.‖ Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, Kentucky,
         February 1997.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Delaware (Fall 1999 – present). Develop
and teach graduate and undergraduate courses in African American Literature, American
Literature, and Literary Theory.

Courses Taught:

      African American Literature II: an undergraduate-level survey examining African American
       literature from the Harlem Renaissance to the present

      American Literature from the Civil War to WW II: an undergraduate survey for English
       majors

      Texts and Contexts—The Gothic Impulse: an undergraduate course on literary theory for
       English majors

      Contemporary Historical Fiction: an upper-level undergraduate course for English majors
       examining recent historical fiction

      Narratives of Enslavement: an interdisciplinary senior seminar for English majors

      Introduction to the Novel: an undergraduate survey course for English majors and non-
       majors

      African American Literature: The Role of the Black Writer: a graduate-level seminar
       examining creative and critical work by 20th-century black writers

      African American Literature and the Jazz Aesthetic: an interdisciplinary graduate-level
       seminar exploring the interconnections between Jazz and literature

      African American Literary and Cultural Theory: a graduate-level seminar examining
       African American theoretical perspectives from the Black Aesthetic to the present
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Teaching Fellow, English Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1994-1999).

      Introduction to Fiction: a survey course designed for upper-level non-majors

      Contemporary Literature: a survey course designed for upper-level non-majors

      Major American Authors: an introductory course designed for non-majors

      Writing Across the Disciplines: an advanced undergraduate composition course


AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

       GUR Award Fellowship, Summer 2004
              University of Delaware
              Research funding for ―Reminiscing in Tempo: African American Literature and the
              Jazz Aesthetic, 1912-1952.‖
       GUR Award Fellowship, Summer 2000
              University of Delaware
              Research funding for ―Re-Forming the Past: History, the Fantastic and the
              Contemporary Slave Narrative.‖
       On-Campus Dissertation Fellowship, Spring 1999
              Graduate School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
              A competitive campus-wide award
       Senior Teaching Fellowship, 1998-9
              English Department, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
              A competitive appointment based on teaching excellence
       Minority Presence Fellowship, 1992-96
              Graduate School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
               A competitive campus-wide award
       Minority Merit Assistantship, 1991-92
              Graduate School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
              A competitive campus-wide award
       Cum Laude, with Departmental Honors in Comparative Literature, 1991
              Fordham University, College at Lincoln Center, New York
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PROFESSIONAL & ACADEMIC SERVICE

    Chair, Search Committee, Black American Studies, University of Delaware (2006-2007);
    charged with conducting and overseeing the search for a Assistant Professor, tenure-track in
    the Arts & Humanities for the BAMS program.

    Jobs Committee, English Department, University of Delaware (2006-present); charged
    with preparing graduate students for the job market

    Chair, Ad Hoc Graduate Committee, English Department, University of Delaware
    (2004-2005); charged with recommending changes to the graduate program in English

    Black American Studies Advisory Board, University of Delaware (2004-05); co-authored
    Black American Studies APR self-study

    Faculty Development Committee, Paul R. Jones Inaugural Exhibit, University of
    Delaware (Spring 2004)

    Faculty Member, DuPont Distinguished Scholars Competition, University of Delaware
    (Spring 2004-2005, 2007)

    Executive Committee, English Department, University of Delaware (Fall 2002-2005,
    2006-present)

    Chair, Search Committee, Project Coordinator, McNair Scholars Program, University of
    Delaware (Spring ‗02)

    Faculty Board Member, McNair Scholars Program, University of Delaware (‘01-present)

    Faculty Advisor, Minority Discourse Group, English Department, University of Delaware
    (‗01-present)

    Graduate Committee, English Department. University of Delaware (‘00-‗02)

    Graduate Admissions Sub-Committee, English Department, University of Delaware (‘00-
    ‘02)

    Faculty Senate, College of Arts and Sciences. University of Delaware. (Spring ‘01)

    Peer Review Committee, English Department. University of North Carolina. Elected by
    the graduate students to observe, evaluate and support teaching fellows. (1996-97, 1998-99)

    Undergraduate Advisory Committee, English Department. University of North Carolina.
    Appointed to the seven-member committee to revise the undergraduate curriculum. (1998-
    99)
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RELATED EXPERIENCE

      Graduate Advisor, Summer Graduate Research Experience Program (SPGRE),
         University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
      Served as an advisor and counselor to students participating in a ten-week mentoring and
      research program design to encourage minority students to pursue graduate school. (1992-
      98)

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
    Modern Language Association
    Midwest Modern Language Association
    College Language Association
    American Studies Association
    George Moses Horton Society

								
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