Kimberly Coates

Kimberly Engdahl Coates, Associate Professor

kimbec@bgsu.edu

412 East Hall
419-372-9189

Degrees and Institutions:

Ph.D. English, University of Utah, 2004
M.A.  English, University of Utah, 1992
B.A.   English/Psychology, Michigan State University, 1985

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate:
ENG 2010 Intro to Literary Genres
ENG 2620 World Literature
ENG 2650 British Literature 1700-1945
ENG 3020 Intro to Literary Theory and Criticism
ENG 4190 British Modernism
ENG 4330 American Modernism

Graduate:
ENG 5800 "Eros and Mourning: British Modernism"
WS 6200 Contemporary Feminist Theories
ENG 6750 "Lost Generation(s): American and British Literature of the Entre Guerre"
ENG 6750 /ACS 6750 "British Literature and the Rise of Fascism"
ENG 6750/ACS 6750 "British/American Literature Between the Wars"
ENG 6800/ACS 6820  Feminism and War
ENG 7070/ACS 7070 Psychoanalysis and Feminism

Area: Twentieth-Century British and American Literature, Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Research Interests: Transatlantic Modernist literature and culture, gender studies, feminism(s), psychoanalysis, and trauma theory.

Recent Publications:

“Performing Feminism, Transmitting Affect: Isadora Duncan, Virginia Woolf, and the Politics of Movement.” Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf: Selected Papers from the 22nd Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Eds. Ann Martin and Kathryn Hill. South Carolina: Clemson University Press, forthcoming June 2013.

“Queering London: Virginia Woolf and The Politics of Perception” revised and extended version accepted for Queering Bloomsbury. Eds. Madelyn Detloff and Brenda Helt. Publisher sought.

“Phantoms, Fancy (and) Symptoms: Virginia Woolf and the Art of Being Ill.” Woolf Studies Annual Vol. 18, 2012. Ed. Mark Hussey.

Review of Hellenism and Loss in the Work of Virginia Woolf by Theodore Koulouris. Forthcoming Pacific Coast Philology. October 2011. Volume 46.

“Finding Fantasia: Leonardo da Vinci, Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein, and the Aesthetic Subject.” PsyArt: An Online Journal for the Psychological Study of the Arts. November 2010. Eds. Norman N. Holland and Murray Schwartz.  http://psyartjournal.com.

“Photographing Violence:  Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas and Contemporary Feminist Responses to Images of War.” in
The Theme of Peace and War in Virginia Woolf’s Writings:  Essays on Her Political Philosophy
. Ed. Jane Wood.  Edwin Mellen Press, London and New York.  Published January 2010 (USA) and November 2009 (UK).

“Queering London:  Virginia Woolf and The Politics of Perception.”  Woolf in the City: Selected Papers from the Nineteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf.  Eds. Elizabeth E. Evans and Sarah Cornish. Clemson University Press, 2010.

“Regarding Violence:  Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas and Contemporary Feminist Responses to War.” Virginia Woolf:  Art, Education, Internationalism.  Selected Papers from the Seventeenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf.  Eds. Diana Royer and Madelyn Detloff. Clemson University Press, 2008.

"Eros in the Sickroom: Phosphorescent Form and Aesthetic Ecstasy in D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers," Journal of Narrative Theory, Vol 38:2 Summer 2008.

"Exposing the ‘Nerves of Language’:  Virginia Woolf, Charles Mauron, and the Affinity Between Aesthetics and Illness.”  Literature and Medicine Vol 21:2 (Fall 2002): 242-263. 

“Dorothy Richardson,” “Muriel Spark,” “Sylvia Townsend Warner,” “Mary Webb,”Feminist Writers.  Ed. Pamela Kester-Shelton.  New York:  St. James Press, 1996.

Review of Heterotopia: Postmodern Utopia and the Body Politic by Tobin Siebers.   Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature 49 (Fall 1995): 209-211.

Current Projects:

“Dancing with Freud: Female Sexuality, Modernist Women, and the Intoxication of Movement.” 

“ ‘All of Us Shall Dance in the Snow’: Madness and Maternity in Emily Holmes Coleman’s The Shutter of Snow.” 

‘Come See My War’: Feminism, Politics, and the Performance of Affect in British and American Women’s Literature, 1900-1945. (ongoing book project)

Professional Memberships:

Modern Language Association
Modernist Studies Association
International Virginia Woolf Society