Amanda Greenwell

Assistant Professor

English

Contact Information

Willard-DiLoreto Hall W 401-34

Phone: 860-832-2757

Email: greenwellamm@ccsu.edu

Office Hours

Mon: 5-6:30p

Tues: 11a-1p

Thur: 10-11:30a

Through Google Meet (@greenwellamm@ccsu.edu). Email for an appointment or alternate meeting mode.

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Journal Articles

"Aesthetic Resistance: Racist Visual Tropes and the Oppositional Gaze in Joel Christian Gill’s Tales of the Talented Tenth," African American Review, vol. 53, no. 3, Fall 2020, pp. 181-200.

“What is College Readiness?” Journal of College Literacy and Learning, vol. 46, 2020, pp. 21-44. Second author, with Patrick Sullivan and Jessyka Scoppetta, Katelyn Baez, Melina Dezhbod, Kelsey Dias, Eric Dunn, Yanira Hernandez, and Amaris Vázquez Vargas.

“The Narrative Dynamics of a Counter-Surveillant Child Gaze in Langston Hughes’s “Red-Headed Baby.” Studies in the American Short Story, vol. 1, no. 1, 2020, pp. 86-94.

“Reading in the Writing Center: Tutor Education and Praxis.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal, vol. 17, no. 2, 2020, pp. 7-19. First author, with Gissel Campos, Sarah Gerrish, Mary Joerg, and Renee Lavoie. http://www.praxisuwc.com/172-greenwelletal.

“Remodeling Home in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.” The Lion and the Unicorn, volume 42, number 1, January 2018, pp. 20-36.

“Jessie Willcox Smith’s Critique of Teleological Girlhood in The Seven Ages of Childhood: ‘Sans Everything.’” Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, vol. 9, no. 1, 2017, pp. 102-128.

“Jesse Jackson’s Call Me Charley: Protesting Segregated Recreation in Cold War America.” Children’s Literature, vol. 45, 2017, pp. 92-113.

“Rhetorical Reading Guides, Readerly Experiences, and WID in the Writing Center.” Reading in the Writing Center, special issue of WLN: A Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, vol. 41, no. 7-8, March/April 2017, pp. 9-16.

"‘The Language of Pictures’: Modes of Visual Representation and Spectatorship in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.” The Young Adult Novel, special issue of "Studies in the Novel," vol. 42, no. 1/2, 2010, pp. 99-120.

"Flouting the Angelic Ideal: Alice and Irene as Agents of Change.” The Carrollian, vol. 25, 2010, pp. 3-28.

“From Hades to Heaven: Greek Mythological Influences in C. S. Lewis’ The Silver Chair.” Mythlore, vol. 24, no. 3/4, 2006, pp. 71-93. [Published under surname Niedbala.]

Book Chapters

“Doing Justice to the Graphic Novel.” Class, Please Open Your Comics: Essays on Teaching with Graphic Narratives, edited by Matthew Miller, McFarland, 2015, pp. 217-230.

“The Problem with Mrs. Coulter: Vetting the Female Villain-Hero in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials.” A Quest of Her Own: The Female Hero in Modern Fantasy, edited by Lori Campbell, McFarland, 2014, pp. 225-247.

Other Publications

Co-curator, The Convention Legacy of the New York African Free Schools, an exhibit at ColoredConventions.org. Author credit on the following pages: “1853 Convention: Case Study,” “Education at the Conventions” (includes interactive timeline, with Alyssa Amaral), “Lancasterian System at the NYAFS,” “Margaret Odle” (with Daniel J. Pfeiffer). Forthcoming.

“Prompts for Close-Reading Graphic Narratives.” Class, Please Open Your Comics: Essays on Teaching with Graphic Narratives, edited by Matthew Miller, McFarland, 2015, pp. 260-261.

“Thinking Critically about Technology in the Classroom: Assignment Design for Pre-Service Teachers.” The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, 7 March 2013. https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/thinking-critically-about-technology-in-the-classroom-assignment-design-for-pre-service-teachers/.

Reviews

Review of Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction, by Michael Levy and Farah Mendlesohn. The Lion and the Unicorn, vol. 41, no. 3, 2017, pp. 404-406.

Review of “Unsuitable” Books: Young Adult Fiction and Censorship, by Caren J. Town and Literary Conceptualizations of Growth: Metaphors and Cognition in Adolescent Literature, by Roberta Seelinger Trites. Children’s Literature, vol. 43, 2015, pp. 317-324.

Review of Reading Like a Girl: Narrative Intimacy in Contemporary American Young Adult Literature, by Sara K. Day. Children’s Literature, vol. 42, 2014, pp. 335-340.