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Accomplishments by Renny Christopher

2013

Publications:

  • Mutanabi Street Book Mart Bombing, Baghdad, 3/5/07 (poem). July 10. The Camarillo Review: Sean Colletti, Editor, 2012. (http://thecamarilloreview.com)
  • The Greatest Magic Act of All (poem). July 10, 2012. The Camarillo Review: Sean Colletti, Editor, 2012. (http://thecamarilloreview.com/)
  • "The Greatest Magic Act of All" (poem). Honorable Mention, 11th Annual Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award: Gival Press, 2012. (http://216.197.127.196/gp/index.cfm?rsn=160&mn=Contests)

2011

Publications:

  • "Work is a War, or All Their Lives They Dug Their Graves." Critical Approaches to Working-Class Literature. Edited by M. Tokarczyk. New York: Routledge, 2011. 35-51.

2009

Publications:

  • A Carpenter's Daughter: A Working-Class Woman in Higher Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2009.

2008

Publications:

  • "Middle-Class Drag." Resilience: Queer Professors from the Working Class. Edited by K. Oldfield and R. Johnson III. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2009. 25-46.
  • "Louis Owens's Representations of Working-Class Consciousness." Crisscrossing Borders in Literature of the American West. Edited by R. Dyck and C. Reutter. Reprint. New York: Palgrave, 2009. 117-134.
  • "Shaping (a poem)." Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas. Vol. 5 No. 2 Summer 2008. 5.
  • "'A state of courage and wisdom...not an uncontrollable participation in society': Ana Castillo's Novel of Feminist and Working-Class Resistance." A Class of Its Own: Re-Envisioning American Labor Fiction. Edited by L. Hapke and L. Kirby. Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 189-200.

2006

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Queer as (middle class) folk." Paper delivered at How Class Works Conference of the Center for the Study of Working Class Life. SUNY Stony Brook, NY, Jun 8, 2006.

Publications:

  • "Fingers (poem)." hardpan: A journal of poetry. Vol. 2 No. 1 March 2007. 7.
  • "Vietnamese Exile Writers: Displacement, Identity, The Past and the Future." Back to Peace: Reconciliation and Retribution in the Postwar Period. Edited by A. Usandizaga and A. Monnickendam. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007. 290-302.
  • "Special Issue: Working-Class Literature of the American West: Introduction." Western American Literature. Vol. 40 No. 4 Winter 2006. 381-385.

Other Activities:

  • Editor, Special Issue on Working-Class Literature of the American West. Western American Literature. 2006.

2005

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Poetry Reading." Presented to Women in Culture and Society Interdisciplinary Symposium. CSU Channel Islands. Oct 15, 2005.
  • "The Center for Multicultural Learning and Engagement: The Integration of Academic and Student Affairs at CSUCI." with W. Sawyer. Paper delivered at Oxford Round Table. Oxford University, England, July 2005. (www.oxfordroundtable.com)

Publications:

  • "The State of Higher Education in California." Radical Teacher. Vol. 73 2005. 15-20. (www.radicalteacher.org/)
  • "Fielding Burke." Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution and Writing. Edited by M. Booker. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. 117-118.
  • "Grace Lumpkin." Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: Censorship, Revolution and Writing. Edited by M. Booker. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005. 442.
  • "Bitter Tea (poem)." In The Grove. Fall 2005. 37. (www.inthegrove.net)
  • "Mission to Mars (poem)." In the Grove. Fall 2005. 38. (www.inthegrove.net)
  • "Fourth Grade Field Trip: Wonderbread Factory (poem)." In the Grove. Fall 2005. 39-40. (www.inthegrove.net)

2004

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Using Film to Teach about Class." Paper delivered at How Class Works Conference. SUNY Stony Brook, June 2004.
  • "California: The Fifth Largest Economy in the World Can't Educate its Students." Paper delivered at Teaching on the Front Lines: Coping with Economic Crises in Higher Education as part of the Modern Language Association. San Diego, Dec 27, 2003.
  • Featured reader at Zoey's Cafe. Ventura, CA. Sep 11, 2003.
  • "Queer Studies and Social Class in the 21st Century." Paper delivered at Sixth Biennial Conference of the Center of Working-Class Studies. Youngstown State University, OH, May 14, 2003.
  • "Inaugural Poetry Reading." Presented to California State University Channel Islands. Dec 4, 2002.

Publications:

  • "'Being Both Things,' 'Costume' and 'Four'." QP: Queer Poetry iii. April 2004.
  • "The Poverty of Mississippi and the Harshness of Indian Territory: Louis Owens' Representations of Working Class Consciousness." Bringing into Being: Essays on the Work of Louis Owens. Edited by J. Kilpatrick. University of Oklahoma Press, 2004.
  • "Shame and the Search for Home." Feminist Studies. Vol. 30 No. 1 2004. (review essay)
  • "Smart Kids." Minnesota Review. Spring/Summer 2004. 61-62. (guest editor)
  • "'Little Miss Tough Chick of the Universe' : Farscape's Inverted Gender Dynamics." Action Chicks. Edited by S. Inness. Palgrave Press, 2003.
  • "Vietnamese and Vietnamese American Literature in a Postcolonial Context." Beyond the Borders: American Literature and Postcolonial Theory. Edited by D. Madsen. London: Pluto Press, 2003.
  • "Louis Owens." Cyclopedia of World Authors. Fourth Revised Edition. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2003.
  • "Excerpts from Viet Nam and California." The Fifth Book of Peace. M. Kingston. New York: Alfred A . Knopf, 2003.
  • "United States Establishes Full Diplomatic Relations with Vietnam." Great Events: 1900-2001. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2002.

2003

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "9/11: The Emergency of Racist Militarism." Paper delivered at a roundtable discussion for the American Studies Association. Houston, TX, November 2002.
  • "'A state of courage and wisdom, not an uncontrollable participation in society' : Ana Castillo's Novel of Feminist and Working-Class Resistance." Presented to Western Literature Association Conference. Tucson, AZ. October 2002.

Publications:

  • "'1493: Ferdinand and Isabella Receive Columbus at the Placa Reial in Barcelona', ' 4:30 A.M. on a Tuesday", " With My Passport in Hand'." Concrete Wolf 7. 2003. 12-15.
  • "One Dead Child in Iraq." Artlife. Vol. 23 No. 7 2003.
  • "Why I Want to Colonize Mars." Poetry for Peace II. Edited by P. Roberts. Rockport, MA: Sandstar Press, 2003.
  • "Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't." Academe: Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors. Vol. 89 No. 4 2003. 37-40.
  • "Rags to Riches to Suicide: Unhappy Narratives of Upward Mobility: Martin Eden, Bread Givers, Delia's Song, Hunger for Memory." College Literature. Vol. 29 No. 4 2002.
  • "Springsteen, Diallo, and the NYC: Police: Intersection of Race, Gender and Class." Race, Gender, & Class. Vol. 9 No. 3 2002.