Dr. Rebecca M. Mills

Employment

Associate Professor of English

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL

2007…

Assistant Professor of English

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL

200307

Adjunct English Instructor

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL

200203

English Teacher

Durant Senior High School

Plant City, FL

200103

Research Associate

Oxford University Press

Oxford, UK

199701

English Tutor

University of Oxford

Oxford, UK

199700

Teaching Assistant

University of Western Ontario

London, ON

199394

Education

University of Oxford, England

Doctor of Philosophy

English Language and Literature

199702

Dissertation:  “‘Thanks for that Elegant Defense’ Polemical Prose and Poetry by Women in the Early Eighteenth Century”

Master of Studies

Research Methods in English

199697

University of Western Ontario, Canada

Master of Arts

English Language and Literature

199394

Honors Bachelor of Arts

English Literature and Classical Studies

198993

academic awards

University of Oxford, England

Doctoral Fellowship

Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada

199800

Commonwealth Scholarship

Association of Commonwealth Universities

199699

University of Western Ontario, Canada

Special University Scholarship

199394

Admissions Scholarship

1993

Faculty of English Award

1992

Ashbaugh Presidential Scholarship

198990

St Andrew's University, Scotland

Junior Year Abroad Exchange Studentship

199192

PUBLICATIONS

Under Review

“‘She is a decent woman and in misfortunes’ How a literary transaction ruined the reputation of Elizabeth Thomas”

Articles

“‘To be both Patroness and Friend’: Patronage, Friendship, and Protofeminism in the life of Elizabeth Thomas (1675-1731)” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, Vol. 38, 2009.

“Mary, Lady Chudleigh (1656-1710): Poet, Protofeminist and Patron.” in Women and Poetry 1660-1750, ed. By Sarah Prescott and David E. Shuttleton, London: Palgrave, 2003.

“‘That Tyrant Custom.’ The Politics of Custom in Poetry and Prose by Augustan Women Writers, 1673-1722.” Women's Writing, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2000, 391-409.

Biographical Entries - New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press)

Agnes Bulmer and Elizabeth Thomas as author; 92 additional entries as coauthor

Book Reviews

Engendering the Fall:  John Milton and Seventeenth-Century Women Writers (2008) by Shannon

Miller. Web. For H-Albion, H-Net Reviews. February, 2009                                           2009

Masters of British Literature (2007) Eds. D. Damrosch, K. Dettmar. Pearson/Longman              2006

The Writer’s World (2006) by L. Gaetz, S. Phadke. Pearson/Prentice Hall                                   2005

The St. Martin’s Handbook, 5th ed. (2003) by A. Lunsford. Bedford/St. Martin’s                      2005

MyCompLab 2.0 (2005) Longman Publishers                                                                              2005

Practice and Assess (2005) Longman Publishers                                                                         2005

Patterns for College Writing, 9th ed. (2004) by L. Kirszner, S. Mandell. Bedford/St. Martin’s    2004

The Galesia Trilogy and Selected Manuscript Poems of Jane Barker (1997) Ed. C. Wilson.

            In The Review of English Studies, New Series, Vol. 50, No. 197 (1999), 103.                 1999

Papers & presentations

Hillsborough Community College (HCC), Florida

“‘Love without Hope is like Breath without Air’ Teaching Eighteenth-Century Poetry at a Two-Year College”

 

ASECS

 

Richmond, VA

 

3/26/09

“‘She is a decent woman and in misfortunes’ How a literary transaction ruined the reputation of Elizabeth Thomas (1675-1731)”

 

SEASECS

 

Charlotte, NC

 

3/5/09

“‘To be both Patroness and Friend.Platonnes, Patronage, Friendship, and Protofeminism at the turn of the eighteenth century”

ASECS

Atlanta, GA

3/22/07

“SLA Teaching Strategies for Developmental Writing”

COBEC (Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation)

Ybor City, FL

7/27/06

“Remedial/Developmental English Teaching Strategies”

Belize Annual Café Workshops, Corozal Junior College

Corozal, Belize

6/3/05

“‘Belize it!’ The Belize Summer Institute”

CCID (Community Colleges for International Development)

San Diego, CA

2/21/05

“‘Belize it!’ The Belize Summer Institute”

Faculty in-service, HCC

Tampa, FL

8/23/04

“The Rational of Cooperative Learning: Theory and Practice”

The Journal Club, HCC

Tampa, FL

3/26/04

 

University of Oxford, England

 “‘That Tyrant Custom’: The Politics of Custom in Poetry and Prose by Augustan Women Writers, 1673-1722”

Graduate Seminar Day

Faculty of English, Oxford

10/24/98

“‘With Malice still opprest.’ The Polemical Poetry of Elizabeth Thomas (1675-1731)”

Women, Texts, History 1500-1700 Seminar

Mansfield College, Oxford

1/28/98

“Picking up the Petals: The Anthologization of Mary, Lady Chudleigh (1656-1710)”

Sociology of Texts Seminar: Pre-1830

Faculty of English, Oxford

2/17/97

“‘Like a lush Rossetti portrait’Pre-Raphaelite Images of Femininity in Margaret Atwood's The Edible Woman and Lady Oracle

English Department Conference

Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Wales

3/25/96

 

Academic Service

Hillsborough Community College, Florida

Chair, Search Committee for English/Communications Department

2010

Member, Faculty Instructional Technology Committee

2006…

Member, Distance Learning Sub-Committee

2006…

Chair, Cluster 1 (Communications Department)

200407

Member, Search Committee for English/Communications Department (Multiple Times)

200408

Faculty Advisor, The Hawkeye

200506

Chair, Professional Development Committee

200506

Visiting Professor, Belize Summer Institute  (Corozal Junior College)

2005

Visiting Professor, Belize Summer Institute (Muffles Junior College)

2004

Conference Facilitator, CCID (Community Colleges for International Development)

200305

Chair, English Department Textbook Committee

200305

 

University of Oxford, England

English Graduate Mentor

199799

President, Oxford University Canadian Society

199798

Secretary, Oxford University Canadian Society

199697

 

Professional Development

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

EDH 6061

Community College in Higher Education

2005

EDH 6938

Seminar in College Teaching

2004

Detailed summary of courses taught regularly

Hillsborough Community College, Florida

ENL 2012*

3 credits

British Literature:  The Anglo-Saxon period to Pre-Romanticism

ENL 2022

3 credits

British Literature:  Writers from the nineteenth & twentieth centuries

ENC 1101*

3 credits

Composition 1:  Critical writing, grammar, mechanics, & usage

ENC 1102*

3 credits

Composition 2:  Research writing in response to literature, argumentation & logic

ENC 0020

4 credits

College Preparatory Writing:  Grammar, mechanics, paragraph, & essay writing

IDS 2110*

1 credit

Interdisciplinary Studies:  Contextualizing Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

*Courses I teach as hybrid and/or as distance learning courses in addition to the regular classroom delivery method