Ilana Simons New School University Eugene Lang College 65 W 11th St, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10011 firstname.lastname@example.org Education Ph.D. English Department, New York University, May 2003 M.A. English Department, University of Sussex, in Renaissance English Literature, 1997 M.A. Psychology, New School University, May 2005; Ph.D. expected, 2009 B.A. magna cum laude in English and American Literature, Brown University, 1996 Dissertation: Modernist English Literature PhD, 2003 Modernist Masochism: The Return of the Law in Hegel, Lawrence, and Joyce Dissertation Advisor: John Maynard Psychology Training, as part of Psychology PhD: Externship at Beth Israel Hospital, dual-diagnosis floor, conducting group therapy and intakes, 2005-6 Externship at Height Hill Outpatient Clinic, conducting individual and group therapy, 2006-7 Publications Books: A LIFE OF ONE’S OWN: A Guide to Better Living through the Work and Wisdom of Virginia Woolf, forthcoming, August 2007, Penguin Press. A tour through Virginia Woolf’s life and letters on a search for psychological insight. Each chapter begins with a scene from Woolf’s life and includes details from my own life in teaching and reading in a search for clues to good living. Chapters are short and thematically direct, including “Accept Solitude” and “Take on Challenging Friendships.” CONVERSATIONS WITH JANE: How Jane Eyre Models a Life Well Lived, under review, Penguin Press. A tour through the classic novel Jane Eyre, showing how the book’s wisdom sheds light on modern life. Academic articles: “Haruki Murakami,” “Norwegian Wood,” and “Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World,” tree entries for The Compendium of World Novelists and Novels, published by Facts on File, 2006. “An Unwritten Novel,” entry for The Companion to the British Short Story & Short Fiction, published by Facts on File, 2006. “The Adelphi: The Brothers.” The Left Bank Review, Summer/Fall issue, volume 7 “The Sick and The Unexpected.” M/C, Sick Issue, 2001. Fiction: Over thirty pieces of published fiction, including “My Confidence,” awarded Notable Story of 2003, storySouth Million Writers Award “Showing My Brother Matt,” Word Riot, July 2004 “Stevey and Aunty,” City Writers, Vol VI, January 2004 “Making Good on the Bed,” ProseToad, Spring 2004 Poems: In Proliferations (1997), Chain (1997), Porcupine (1996), (A)Literary Text (1995), and Issues (1995,1994). Poetry Slam Competitor, Nuyorican Poetry Cafe, 1995; Fez 1998. Journalism: Over 150 articles on city life, for Cosmopolitan, The Miami Herald, The Manhattan Spirit, The Jewish Sentinel, The Resident, and Jewish World. Honors and Awards Graduate Faculty Fellowship: Fifty Percent Merit-Based Tuition Scholarship, New School University, 2003-present Molberger Fellowship, $5000 award for work in modernism, New York University, 2002-2003. Willy Gorrissen Award for Teaching Excellence, New York University, 2001 English Department Nominee, Deans’ Dissertation Award, New York University, 2002. New York University Travel Grant, two-time recipient, 2000, 2001 John Woods Scholarship ($1000) to the Western Michigan University Prague Summer Writing Program, 2003 Notable Story of 2003, awarded to “My Confidence” in storySouth Magazine Million Writers’ Competition, 2003 Marshall Scholarship, finalist, 1996 Rhodes Scholarship, Brown University nominee, 1996; finalist, 1996 Academic Conferences Organized NYU Modernism Conference, March 2002. Hosted “Philosophical Foundations” panel. Organized panels for 6 speakers including Jonathan Culler and Marianne DeKoven. Edited website: http://homepages.nyu.edu/~irs2556. “Three Guineas and The Defeat of Seligman’s Dogs,” The 17th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, Miami University of Ohio, June, 2007 “The Ill and The Unexpected.” The Interdisciplinary Conference on Language and Literature, Texas A&M, October 20, 2000 “Hegel: The Form of Masochism.” The Future of Form Conference, University of Virginia, January, 2001 “Empathy and Law in Billy Budd.” The American Comparative Literature Association Conference, April, 2001 “Rigid Designators: Hegel Through Kripke.” American Name Society, December 2001 Teaching Experience Department of Literature, Eugene Lang College, New School University Privacy and Social Obligation in British Victorian Fiction, 2005-2006 First Year Writing Program, Eugene Lang College, New School University Metaphor and Thought, 2007-2008 International Modernism: Freud, Kafka and Woolf, 2006-2007 Knowledge and Opinion: Philosophy and Modernist Literature, 2004-5 Empathy and Communication in Modernist Literature, 2004-5 The Social Contract and Antisocial Impulses, 2003-2004 Inexpressible Emotions: Modernism in Kafka, Mann, and Woolf, 2003-2004 Young Writers Conference, Eugene Lange College, New School University Writing Fiction from Memory, Summer 2005 Department of English, New York University Instructor, Major British Novels, 2002-2003 Morse Academic Program, New York University Teaching Assistant, Conversations of the West: Antiquity & 19th C., 2001-2002 Expository Writing Program, New York University Instructor, Writing Workshop 1; Writing Workshop 1I. 1999-2001. In 1999, I initiated my own curriculum entitled “Existentialism and Human Communication.” New York Pre-College Program, New York University Instructor, Writing the Essay, Summer 2001 Writing Center, New York University Writing Consultant, 1999-2001 New York University Center for Students with Disabilities Tutor and Writing Consultant, 1999-2001 Foxpoint Elementary, Rhode Island. Instructor. I initiated and ran a creative writing program at Foxpoint, 1995-1996 Organizational Commitments and Honors Academic Advisor to undergraduates at Lang College, 2004-present. Facilitator for First Year Student Workshops, Lang College, Fall 2005 President, Modernist Group, New York University, 1999-2002. I led this bi-monthly forum for Modernist discussion and study. March 8-9, 2002, we hosted the NYU Modernism Conference; keynote speaker Jonathan Culler. Member, American Comparative Literature Association, American Name Society, Modern Language Association Extracurriculars: I paint oil portraits which can be seen on my website, http://homepage.newschool.edu/~ilana. I’ve run a 3:18 marathon. Languages: Spanish, reading knowledge of French and German.
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