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Billie R. Tadros

University of Alabama in Huntsville                                                                                                                 Department of English, 301 Sparkman Drive, Huntsville, AL 35899                                                                     

billie.tadros@uah.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D., English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2017.

Dissertation: Graft Fixation, and Collision, Consent, Construction: Narrating Injured Women Runners’ Identities, and Notes toward a Feminist Injury Poetics, a book-length collection of poems, a narrative analysis of texts (re)constructing the injured female running body, and notes towards an embodied poetics of the injured female body.                                                                                                                                                                 Committee: Jerry McGuire (Chair), Mary Ann Wilson, Joanna Davis-McElligatt, Sadie Hoagland.

M.F.A., Creative Writing (Poetry), Sarah Lawrence College, 2012.

B.A., Creative Writing, B.A. Music, Susquehanna University, 2010.                                                                           Summa cum laude

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Creative Writing: Poetry, Nonfiction, Drama, Fiction                    American Women Writers

Poetry and Poetics                                                                          Composition and Research Writing

American Literature, 17th-21st Centuries                                       British Literature, 19th and 20th Centuries

Creative Nonfiction and Hybrid Essay Forms                               Feminist Theory and Literary Criticism

Writing Center Studies                                                                    Queer Theory and LGBTQ Studies

Literature and Medicine                                                                  Narrative Ethics and Trauma Literature

Interdisciplinary Research Methods                                              Automethodologies  

SCHOLARLY AWARDS AND HONORS

Robert and Bernice M. Webb Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching at the Advanced Level, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016.

Dr. Shelley Anne Martin Award for Best Graduate Seminar Paper in English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015.

CREATIVE WRITING AWARDS AND HONORS

Finalist, Fairy Tale Review Award in Poetry for “Myth of the phlegmatic temperament, or, the hack with it” and “Myth of the melancholic temperament, or, the anti-body,” 2016.

Second Runner-up, Wild Light Poetry Award, Los Angeles Review for “On Breaking; or, On Braking,” 2015.                 

Finalist, Gigantic Sequins 4th Annual Poetry Contest for “Acreage: theme and variations,” 2015.

Dr. James H. Wilson and Paul T. Nolan Creative Writing Award in Drama, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014.

Top 20 Finalist, Tupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Prize for “Piecemeal,” 2013 (chosen by Ilya Kaminsky).

Timothy W. Adams Award for Creative Writing, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2013.

Yellowwood Poetry Prize, Yalobusha Review for “Reactor,” 2012 (chosen by Sandra Beasley).

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS

Scholarly Manuscripts in Preparation

“Narrating Injured Women Runners’ Identities: Re-storying and Restoring, or How We Write the Body When We Can’t Right the Body.”                                                                                                                      

“Re-membering, Re-mothering: Suicide as a Catalyst for Recovering Bodies and Selves in Toni Morrison’s Jazz.”

“‘Running Makes Me Feel Like a Badass’: Queer Resistance in Women’s Distance Running.”                                   

“Write to Refuse: Textual Agency as Consent in Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple.”                                             
 
Poetry Books

The Tree We Planted and Buried You In. Los Angeles: Otis Books, forthcoming. 

Poetry Manuscripts in Submission
 
Was Body

Runner-up, Anhinga Press Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry, 2014                                           Finalist, Anhinga Press Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry, 2016                                                             Finalist, Bright Hill Press Full-length Poetry Book Contest, 2016      
Finalist, Backwaters Press Backwaters Prize, 2016
Finalist, Cider Press Review Editors’ Prize, 2016                                                                                                   Finalist, Cleveland State University Poetry Center First Book Poetry Competition, 2016                       Finalist, Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry, 2017                                                                                           Finalist, Still House Press Poetry Contest, 2016                                                                                             Semi-finalist, Backwaters Press Backwaters Prize, 2017                                                                                       Semi-finalist, The Word Works Washington Prize, 2017                                                                                 Semi-finalist, Zone 3 Press First Book Award in Poetry, 2016                                                                         Semi-finalist, Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series, 2015                                                                                         Semi-finalist, Cider Press Review Book Award, 2015
Semi-finalist, Backwaters Press Backwaters Prize, 2014               

Graft Fixation

Finalist, Hub City Press New Southern Voices Poetry Prize, 2017                                                                   Finalist, The Word Works Washington Prize, 2017

Poetry Chapbooks
 

inter: burial places. Cincinnati: Porkbelly Press, 2016.
    
Containers.  Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, 2014. 
 
Creative Manuscripts in Preparation
 
N + 7, or, Ad Nauseam (poetry/drama, chapbook)
 
Twenty-six Words for Vulva (poetry, chapbook)

Poems in Anthologies

“Interstate.” In The Queer South. Ed. Douglas Ray. Little Rock, AR: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014. 247-248.

“Intercourse.” In The Queer South. Ed. Douglas Ray. Little Rock, AR: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014. 249.

“Interact.” In The Queer South. Ed. Douglas Ray. Little Rock, AR: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014. 250.

“Interstices.” In The Queer South. Ed. Douglas Ray. Little Rock, AR: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2014. 251.

“Again-running.” In Bearers of Distance. Ed. Martin Elwell and Jenn Monroe. Gloucester, MA: Eastern Point Press, 2013. 10.

“Gunning.” In Bearers of Distance. Ed. Martin Elwell and Jenn Monroe. Gloucester, MA: Eastern Point Press, 2013. 11.

“Un.” In Bearers of Distance. Ed. Martin Elwell and Jenn Monroe. Gloucester, MA: Eastern Point Press, 2013. 12.

“Nude with Puzzle Piece.” Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Ed. Laura Madeline Wiseman. Pittsburgh, PA: Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013. 178.

“Nude with Circular Saw.” Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence. Ed. Laura Madeline Wiseman. Pittsburgh, PA: Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013. 179.

Poems in Periodicals

"Anatomy of an Accident: Erasure with Gray's." Bone Bouquet (forthcoming).

“Hollandaise.” Crab Fat Magazine (forthcoming).

“Because a line has no endpoint.” White Stag Journal (forthcoming).

“Epithalamion.” White Stag Journal (forthcoming).

“Voicemail on Your Birthday Three Years after You Didn’t Do It.” White Stag Journal (forthcoming).

“Fugue/state 1.” Entropy (2017).

“Fugue/state 3.” Entropy (2017).

“Fugue/state 4.” Entropy (2017).

“Fistula: theme and variations.” Entropy (2017).

“Notes on orchestration.” Entropy (2017).

“Release: theme and variations.” Entropy (2017).

"Husbandry, an American Tale." Eureka Literary Magazine 22 (2017): 32-33.

"Cellar Door: theme and variations." Eureka Literary Magazine 22 (2017): 34-35.

"Cinco de Mayo, 2014." Eureka Literary Magazine 22 (2017): 36-37.

"How to Prop." pnk prl (2017).

"Fun House Mirrors: Invert." Menacing Hedge (2016).

"Fun House Mirrors: Refract." Menacing Hedge (2016).

"Fun House Mirrors: Warp." Menacing Hedge (2016).

"Fun House Mirrors: Fray." Menacing Hedge (2016).

"Dysmorphia." Word Riot (2016).

"Dysmorphia." Word Riot (2016).

"Dysmorphia." Word Riot (2016).

"Pardon." Word Riot (2016).

"Phantasmagoria: gossamers." The Collapsar (2016).

"Phantasmagoria: crocuses." The Collapsar (2016).

"Phantasmagoria: peel peal appeal." The Collapsar (2016).

"Phantasmagoria: darkroom." The Collapsar (2016).

“Fugue State 2.” Kindred 11, Mason Dixon Issue (2016): 12.

“Variable: x admits light.” Horse Less Review (2016)

“Variable: x emits light.” Horse Less Review (2016).

“Variable: x remits light.” Horse Less Review (2016).

“Acreage: theme and variations.” Gigantic Sequins (2016): 28-29. Finalist for 4th Annual Poetry Contest.

“Twenty-six Words for Vulva: N is for Noose.” No Tokens 1 (2014): 105-106.

“Piecemeal.” Tupelo Quarterly (2013). Top 20 Finalist for Tupelo Quarterly Inaugural Poetry Prize chosen by Ilya Kaminsky.

“Twenty-six Words for Vulva: C is for Clingstone.” Wicked Alice (2013).

“Twenty-six Words for Vulva: G is for Grotto.” Wicked Alice (2013).

“Twenty-six Words for Vulva: H is for Honeycomb.” Wicked Alice (2013).

“Twenty-six Words for Vulva: O is for Origin.” Wicked Alice (2013).

“Twenty-six Words for Vulva: P is for Polyp.” Wicked Alice (2013).

“Chance, Practices, Limitations.” Barely South Review (2013): 51-53.

“Lighter fluid: theme and variations.” The Boiler (2013).

“Warfare: theme and variations.” The Boiler (2013).

“Twenty-six Words for Vulva: L is for Lyre.” The Boiler (2013).

“Twenty-six Words for Vulva: W is for Whalebone.” The Boiler (2013).

“Reactor.” Yalobusha Review 17 (2012): 95-96. Selected by Sandra Beasley for the Yellowwood Poetry Prize.

“Dendrochronology.” Barely South Review (2012): 13.

“Airfoils, Cross Sections.” Barely South Review (2012): 14-17.

“To Adam.” The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review 17 (2012).

“Medium.” The Susquehanna Review (2010): 11.

“Drops.” The North Central Review (2010): 1.

Book Reviews

Review of Iva Ticic’s Alice in Greenpoint. Suburban Diaspora (2015).

Review of Melissa Goodrich’s If You What. Suburban Diaspora (2015).

TEACHING
Lecturer, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017-present.

English 103, Accelerated College Writing                    scheduled Spring 2018

English 101, College Writing I                                         Fall 2017

English 105, Honors English Seminar—                        Fall 2017                                                                                   “Page and Plague: and Postmodern Illness                                                                                                                     and Injury Narratives”


Graduate Teaching Assistant/Instructor of Record, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2012-2017.
  
English 380, Readings in Literature by Women            Fall 2015
  
English 223, Introduction to Creative Writing               Spring 2015
  
English 211, Thematic Approaches to Literature—        Fall 2014
The Treatment of Mental Illness and Suicide in                                                                                                         Literature
  
English 211, Thematic Approaches to Literature—        Spring 2017
“Bodybuilding” and Trauma: (Re)Constructions of                                                                                                         the Body in Literature
  
English 205, American Literature I                                 Fall 2015
  
English 202, British Literature II                                      Fall 2016
  
English 102, Writing and Research about Culture—      Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2016
Issues of Gender
      
English 101, Introduction to Academic Writing               Fall 2012, Fall 2013
  
Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, Sarah Lawrence College, 2012.                                     
  
First Year Studies in Poetry                                             Spring 2012

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Accepted Scholarly Presentations

"Did “Whe” Really Just Say That?: Close Reading Tone and Connotation in Freshman Composition." Northeast Modern Language Association. Pittsburgh, PA: April 2018.

“Online, On Your Own Time, and Still in Line with Writing Center Ethos: The Dialogical and Pedagogical Potential of Asynchronous E-mail Consultations for Graduate Student Writers.” Midwest Modern Language Association. St. Louis, MO: November, 2016.

“Rites and Rights of (Creative) Writing Instruction: Variable Authority in Classrooms and Writing Center Consultations.” Midwest Modern Language Association. St. Louis, MO: November, 2016.

“Re-membering, Re-mothering: Female Suicide as a Catalyst for Recovering Female Bodies and Female Relationships in Toni Morrison's Jazz.” Celebrating African American Literature and Language Conference. State College, PA: October, 2016.

“Write to Refuse: Sexual Consent as Authorial Agency in Susanna Rowson’s Charlotte Temple.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers. Philadelphia, PA: November, 2015.

INVITED POETRY READINGS

Thursday Night Reading Series. Lafayette, LA: March, 2017.

Retirement Reception in Honor of Gary Fincke, Susquehanna University. Association for Writers & Writing Programs Conference (off-site reading). Washington, D.C.: February, 2017. 

Yellow Flag Press, Gigantic Sequins, and University of Louisiana at Lafayette Reading. Association for Writers & Writing Programs Conference (off-site reading). Washington, D.C.: February, 2017.

Thursday Night Reading Series. Lafayette, LA: September, 2016.

Gigantic Sequins 7.1 Louisiana Release Event. Lafayette, LA: March, 2016.

Barely South Review. Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference (off-site reading).  Seattle, WA: February, 2014.                                                                                     

Benefit for Festival of Words. Lafayette, LA: April, 2013.                

hothouse Series. Lafayette, LA: February, 2013.                                 

Metro Rhythm Reading Series. Brooklyn, NY: November, 2011.       

EARSHOT NYC. New York, NY: September, 2011.                   

WRITING CENTER EXPERIENCE AND TUTORING
      
Assistant Director of the Writing Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015-present.
  
Verbal Tutor, SAT Critical Reading and Writing; ACT Reading, English, and Writing; Writing/Composition Skills; Speed-reading and Study Skills, Creative Dimensions in Education, Inc., Chatham, NJ, 2011-2012.                                                                 
Graduate Writing Tutor, Sarah Lawrence College Graduate Studies, 2011.                                 
  
Peer Writing Tutor, Susquehanna University Center for Academic Achievement, 2008-2010.
                                                                                                        
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Creative Writing Committee Member, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017-present.

Composition Assessment Committee Member, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017-present.

Awards Committee Member, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017-present.

Panel Chair and Moderator: “Voices of the Global South,” The Deep South in the Global South Conference, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2017.
  
Sophomore Course Proposal Committee Member, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016-present.
  
First Year Writing Committee Member, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014-present.
  
Diversity Committee Member, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014-present.
  
Guest Presenter for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, GLASS (Giving Love, Acceptance, Safety, and Support), University of Louisiana at Lafayette, September 8, 2016.
  
Guest Presenter on Poetry, GEAR UP & Acadiana Writing Project, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, June 21, 2016.
  
Assistant Conference Chair, South Central Writing Centers Association Conference
Planning Committee, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015-2016.
  
Faculty Search Committee Member, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing-Fiction, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015-2016.
  
Creative Writing Assistant, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014-2015.
  
Guest Presenter for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, GLASS (Giving Love, Acceptance, Safety, and Support), University of Louisiana at Lafayette, September 18, 2014.
  
Graduate Faculty Research Assistant, Sarah Lawrence College, 2011-2012.
  
Graduate Student Representative, Committee on Student Life,
Sarah Lawrence College, 2010-2011.
  
EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE                                                       
  
Poetry Reader, Rougarou, 2013-2014.                                             
  
Poetry Reader
, Lumina, 2010-2011.                                                    
         
Editor-in-Chief, Serenity Women’s Magazine, 2009-2010.
    
Poetry Editor, The Susquehanna Review, 2009-2010.
  
Poetry Editor, Serenity Women’s Magazine, 2006-2009.
  
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
  
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Midwestern Modern Language Association
Modern Language Association                                                                                                                           Northeast Modern Language Association
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
South Central Writing Centers Association  
  
REFERENCES
  
Jerry McGuire, Ph.D.
Professor of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette                                                                             Dissertation Chair
jerry.cw@louisiana.edu
(337) 482-5478
  
Mary Ann Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette                                                                           Dissertation Committee Member
maw0383@louisiana.edu
(337) 482-6916
  
Joanna Davis-McElligatt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies (English), University of Louisiana at Lafayette                                            Dissertation Committee Member
jcdmce@louisiana.edu
(337) 482-5487

Sadie Hoagland, Ph.D.                                                                                                                                                Assistant Professor of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette                                                                   Dissertation Committee Member
sjh3971@louisiana.edu
(337) 482-6911

Clancy Ratliff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English, Assistant Director of First-Year Writing, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
clancy@louisiana.edu
(337) 482-5505  

Denise Rogers, M.F.A.
Instructor of English, Director of the Writing Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette      
drogers@louisiana.edu
(337) 482-5497