Curriculum Vitae

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Billie R. Tadros

University of Scranton                                                                                                                                     
Department of English and Theatre, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts
Scranton, PA 18510                                                            

billie.tadros@scranton.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 and a qualitative analysis of women runners’ injury narratives.                                                                                                                  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

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Professor, University of Scranton, Department of English and Theatre, 2018-present.

Lecturer, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Department of English, 2017-2018.

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of English, 2012-2017.

PUBLICATIONS AND WORKS IN PROGRESS

Poetry Books

Was Body. Indolent Books, forthcoming.

The Tree We Planted and Buried You In. Otis Books, 2018. 

Poetry Chapbooks
 
Am/Are I. Francis House Publishing, forthcoming.
inter: burial places. Porkbelly Press, 2016.
    
Containers.  Dancing Girl Press, 2014. 

Poetry Manuscripts in Submission                                                                                     

Graft Fixation

Finalist, Sundress Publications Open Reading Period, 2018 Finalist, Hub City Press New Southern Voices Poetry Prize, 2017                                                                        Finalist, Inlandia Institute Hillary Gravendyk Prize, 2017                                                                            Finalist, New Rivers Press Many Voices Project Competition in Poetry, 2017                                                   Finalist, The Word Works Washington Prize, 2017                                                                                                

Poems in Anthologies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poems in Periodicals

“Twenty-six words for Vulva: A is for Aperture.” phoebe (forthcoming).

“Anticipation.” Black Warrior Review (forthcoming).

“Legs.” Black Warrior Review (forthcoming).

“Scans.” Black Warrior Review (forthcoming).

“Stichs/Stitches.” Black Warrior Review (forthcoming).

“What It Looks Like inside the Spinning.” Black Warrior Review (forthcoming).

"Postcards Left Unaddressed." Crab Fat Magazine (2018).

“Full.” Heron Tree (2018).

"Twenty-six Words for Vulva: R is for Ravine." Lavender Review (2018). Nominated for Sundress Publications' Best of the Net.

"(re)peat." Fairy Tale Review (2018).

"Convalescence." r.kv.r.y. (2018). 

“Hollandaise.” Crab Fat Magazine (2017).

“Because a line has no endpoint.” White Stag Journal (2017): 18-19.

“Voicemail on Your Birthday Three Years after You Didn’t Do It.” White Stag Journal (2017): 27.

“Epithalamion.” White Stag Journal (2017): 29-34.

"Anatomy of an Accident: Erasure with Gray's." Bone Bouquet (2017): 15.

“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 Chapters

“‘Most doctors will just say “Stop running”’: How Gendered and Sexed Diagnoses Impact Women Runners' Narrative Agency and Identity.” (accepted for inclusion in Women’s Health Advocacy: Rhetorical Ingenuity for the 21st Century, under contract with Routledge)

Scholarly Manuscripts in Preparation

“Narrating Injured 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.

TEACHING
Assistant Professor
, University of Scranton, 2018-present.

English Literature 259, Contemporary American scheduled Spring 2019 Poetry

English Literature 121, Introduction to Poetry            Fall 2018, scheduled Spring 2019

Writing 482, Guided Independent Study—    scheduled Spring 2019 Advanced Poetry Writing

Writing 316, Poetry Writing II                                       scheduled Spring 2019

Writing 216, Poetry Writing I                                       Fall 2018, scheduled Spring 2019
Writing 107, Composition                                             Fall 2018
Lecturer, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017-2018.

English 103, Accelerated College Writing—                 Spring 2018                                                                        "Forms of Memory, Forms of Re-membering"

English 101, College Writing I                                         Fall 2017

English 105, Honors English Seminar—                        Fall 2017                                                                                   “Page and Plague: Modern 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

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

“The Multimodal Classroom: Embracing Creative Writing in the 21st Century.” (Panel with Saul Lemerond, Leigh Camacho Rourks, and Ephraim Sommers.) Association of Writers & Writing Programs. Portland, OR: March 2019.

“Instructor’s Performance of Self in Student Composition Feedback.” (Panel with Julie Naviaux, Michael McGinnis, Ramona Hyman, Andrea Holliger, and Adrienne Jankens.) Conference on College Composition & Communication. Pittsburgh, PA: March 2019.

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

"Graft Fixation: Cyborg Notes Toward a Feminist Injury Poetics." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Indianapolis, IN: March 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.

SELECT INVITED POETRY READINGS

SAFE Space Meeting, University of Scranton. Scranton, PA: November 2018.

Visiting Guest Writers Reading, The Deep South in the Global South Conference. Lafayette, LA: March, 2018.

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.                   
                                                                                                        
INTERNAL SERVICE

Co-moderator, Mu Omicron Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, University of Scranton, 2018-present.

PACT (Promoting Awareness of the College Transition) Program Support Person, September 2018.

Creative Writing Committee Member, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017-2018.

Composition Assessment Committee Member, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017-2018.

Awards Committee Member, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017-2018.

Station Eleven Fiction Award Judge, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017.

Poetry Workshop Leader, Poetry Out Loud, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2017.

English Graduate Student Association Professionalism and Service Grant Committee, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2017.

Sophomore Course Proposal Committee Member, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016-2017.

Assistant Director of the Writing Center, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015-2017.

First Year Writing Committee Member, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014-2017.Z

Diversity Committee Member, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2014-2017.

Guest Presenter for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, GLASS (Giving Love, Acceptance, Safety, and Support), University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 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, 2014.

EXTERNAL SERVICE

Peer Reviewer, Pennsylvania English, 2018.

Mary Reid McBeth Creative Writing Scholarship Outside Judge, Indiana State University, 2018.

Panel Chair and Moderator, “(Un)Natural Woman: Embodied Feminist Poetics.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Indianapolis, IN: March 2018.

Panel Chair and Moderator, Creative Plenary Panel, The Deep South in the Global South Conference, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2018.

Gary and Elizabeth Fincke Portfolio Prize Outside Judge, Susquehanna University, 2018.

Guest Presenter on Illness Narratives, Buckhorn Middle School, Huntsville, AL, 2017.

Panel Chair and Moderator, “Voices of the Global South,” The Deep South in the Global South Conference, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2017.    
  
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association of Writers & Writing Programs                                                                                                                Modern Language Association                                                                                                                                      Northeast Modern Language Association                                                                                                                    Popular Culture Association                                                                                                                                              Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society                                                                                            South Central Writing Centers Association