Diana L. Swanson, Associate Professor
Women's Studies Program and Department of English
Office Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00-4:30 p.m., and by appointment
Office Number: RH 103
Office Phone: 753-6611
Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1991.
- Guest Editor. “Eco-Woolf” Special Issue of Virginia Woolf Miscellany 81 (2012) http://home.southernct.edu/~neverowv1/VWM81Spring2012.pdf
- “Woolf’s Copernican Shift: Nonhuman Nature in Virginia Woolf’s Short Fiction.” Woolf Studies Annual 18 (2012): 108-125.
- “’The Real World’: Virginia Woolf and Ecofeminism.” Virginia Woolf and the Natural World: Selected Papers from the Twentieth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, ed. Kristin Czarnecki. Clemson University Digital Press, 2011. 24-34. (Invited keynote speech) http://www.clemson.edu/cedp/cudp/pubs/vwcon/20.html
- “British Imperialism in Africa: Leonard Woolf, M. W. Swanson, and the Role of Civil Bureaucracy.” Virginia Woolf Miscellany 72 (2007): 47-49. Special Issue on Leonard Woolf edited by AnnMarie Bantzinger. http://www.home.southernct.edu/%7eneverowv1/VWM72Fall2007.pdf
- “Lesbian Approaches.” Palgrave Advances in Virginia Woolf Studies. Ed. Anna Snaith. Houndmills, UK & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 184-208.
- "Queering the Conflicts: What LGBT Students Can Teach Us in the Classroom and Online." Computers and Composition 21 (2004): 295-313. Special issue: Sexualities, Technologies, and Writing. Eds. Jonathan Alexander and William Banks. Co-authored with Brad Peters. http://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/13310
- "Safe Space or Danger Zone? Incest and the Paradox of Writing in Woolf's Life." Creating Safe Space: Violence and Women's Writing. Eds. Tomoko Kuribayashi and Julie Tharp. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1997. 79-99.
- "An Antigone Complex? The Political Psychology of The Years and Three Guineas." Woolf Studies Annual 3 (1997): 28-44.
- "Playing in Jeanette Winterson's 'The Poetics of Sex': Rescuing Words for Lesbians." LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 7(1997): 325-37.
- Northern Illinois University Eychaner Award for leadership on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and contributions to the advancement of LGBT scholarship. 2005.
- WOMS 235 Women Across Cultures and Centuries
- WOMS 332 Growing Up Female
- WOMS 430/ENVS 450 Topic: Women, Gender, and the Environment
- WOMS 432 Feminist Theory
- WOMS 620 Feminist Theory
- ENGL 382 Women Writers
- ENGL 383 Gay and Lesbian Literature
- ENGL 602 Feminist Literary Criticism and Theory
- ENGL Seminars on women writers, queer literature, and genre
- LGBT 350 LGBT Studies
- LGBT 650 LGBT Studies
- LGBT 651 Research in LGBT Studies