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Department of English Graduate Programs

Anna Lillios, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English from University of Iowa
  • M.A. in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University
  • B.A. in English from Bennington College

Research Interests

  • Modernist American Fiction
  • Florida Studies, focusing on the works of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
  • Ernest Hemingway, gender, and war
  • Zora Neale Hurston and Eatonville, Florida
  • British Mediterranean Studies, focusing on the works of Lawrence Durrell and John Fowles
  • Modern Greek Literature

Selected Publications

Articles/Essays

  • “From Paris to Eatonville, Florida: Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Teaching Hemingway and Modernism. Ed Joseph Fruscione. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s American-ness.” Russian State University for the Humanities Journal of American Studies. (2013)
  • Irina V. Morozova, C.A. Ruder, and Anna Lillios. “Summing Up the Results of the Joint Russian-American Students Projects.” Russian State University for the Humanities Journal of American Studies (2013).
  • “Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria: The City as Nexus.” Durrell and the City: Collected Essays on Place. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2011.
  • “’The fire-spitting ogre’ Ernest Hemingway and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.” The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature 18 (2010): 77-89.
  • “John Lutz, Sometime Florida Crime Writer.” In Florida Crime Writers. Ed. Steve Glassman. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008: 128-36.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s Final Chapter: Depression, Old Age, and the Decline of Creativity.” In Creativity, Madness and Civilisation. Ed. Richard Pine. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.
  • “’The Underside of Consciousness’ and the Nature of Evil in Matthiessen’s The Killing of Mister Watson.” Florida Studies. Ed. Steve Glassman. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006: 205-09.
  • “The Death of Flag: Mother-Son Bonding in Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s The Yearling.” Journal of Florida Literature 14 (2006).
  • “The Alexandrian Mirages of Durrell and Cavafy: Cavafy’s Refracted Views of the City.” In Durrell In Alexandria. Edited by Shelly Ekhtiar. Alexandria, Egypt, 2005.
  • “Cavafy and Durrell’s Egyptian Mirages.” Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World, edited by Anna Lillios. Susquehanna: Susquehanna University Press/Associated University Presse (2004).
  • “Introduction.” Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World, edited by Anna Lillios. Susquehanna: Susquehanna University Press/Associated University Presses (2004).
  • “New American Heroines in Bharati Mukherjee’s Fiction. Humanities Journal of the Universities of the Ural Region Region (Russia) (2001): 28-32.
  • “Images of Florida in Constance Fenimore Woolson’s ‘Felipa.’” Journal of Florida Literature 9 (2000): 67-75.
  • “Discovering the Algebra of Love.” Lawrence Durrell: Conversations, ed. Earl G. Ingersoll. Associated University Presses, 1998: 243-244.
  • “Durrell’s Paris.” Confluences XV (Universite de Paris X) (1998): 143-151.
  • “The Monstropolous Beast’: The Hurricane in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” The Southern Quarterly 36.3 (1998): 89-93.
  • “Paradise Noir: Land of Gold, Moon, and Pixie Dust.” Crime Fiction and Film in the Sunshine State, eds. Steve Glassman and Maurice O’Sullivan. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1997: 103-118.
  • “Lawrence and Gerald Durrell in Prospero’s Corfu.” Aphrodite, Narcissus, and the Human Comedy: Selected Essays on the Humor of Lawrence Durrell, eds. Frank Kersnowski and James Nichols. University of Victoria Press, 1993: 10-21.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s Eatonville.” MAWA Review 7.2 (1992): 102-106.
  • “‘The Blue of Greece’: Durrell’s Images of an Adopted Land.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 24.1 (1991): 71-82.
  • “Some Excursions into Zora Neale Hurston’s Eatonville.” Zora in Florida, eds. Steve Glassman and Kathryn Seidel. Gainesville: University Presses of Florida (1991): 13-27.

Book Reviews

  • Review by Colette Bancroft, St. Petersburg Times, September 28, 2011.
  • Book Review by Flo Turcotte in Twentieth Century Literature 57 (2011): 272
  • Review by M.L. Jackson, Choice 48 (March 2011): 1289. Forum: Magazine of the Florida Humanities 35 (2011): 9.
  • “Literary legends forged complex friendship” by Joy Dickinson, The Orlando Sentinel, F11, March 13, 2011.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s Real Home was in Brevard County” by Megan Scott in Florida Today, March 9, 2011.
  • “Weekly Books Roundup,” Orlando Arts Blog by Matt Palm, The Orlando Sentinel, March 2, 2011.
  • Review by John Wolford (University of Missouri, St. Louis) in Journal of Folklore Research. February 23, 2011.
  • “Southern Soulmates” by Stuart Ferguson. The Wall Street Journal, Opinion page A17. October 19, 2010.Book review by Philip K. Jason. Southern Literary Review, December 29, 2010.
  • Review by Penne J. Laubenthal in Swampland: Cultures of the South

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • “Zora Neale Huston’s Afro-American Communities.” Alexei Zverev International Conference on American Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow, Russia. May 14-15, 2013.
  • “The Literary Friendship of Ernest Hemingway and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. February 21-23, 2013, refereed, national.
  • James Weldon Johnson Lecture, UCF African American Studies, January 22, 2013.
  • Interview by John King, The Drunken Odyssey with John King: A Podcast about the Writing Life (iTunes), October 17, 2012.
  • “The Friendship of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Ernest Hemingway,” Florida College English Association, Ybor City, FL, October 2012, regional, refereed.
  • Zora Neale Hurston Conference on the 75th-Year Anniversary of the Publication of Their Eyes Were Watching God, Eatonville, FL, September 20-21, 2012.
  • “The Essence of Englishness in Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet.” On Miracle Ground XVII: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference. London, England. June 13-16, 2012.
  • St. Petersburg Public Library, St. Petersburg, FL, March 24, 2012.
  • UCF Life Program, March 13, 2012.
  • “The Creation of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s Cross Creek World. The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY. February 23-25, 2012, refereed, national.
  • Panel Discussion: Florida Literary Legends—Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Amelia Island History Museum, February 19, 2012 (sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council).
  • Amelia Island Book Festival, February 17-18, 2012 (sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities).
  • “The Big Read,” West Regional Library, Plantation, FL., February 10, 2012.
  • “The Big Read,” Northwest Regional Library, Coral Springs, FL., February 9, 2012 (sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities).
  • Florida Humanities Program, Niceville Public Library, Niceville FL, February 8, 2012 (sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council)
  • Zora Neale Hurston: Following Her Dust Tracks.” Chautaqua South Lecture Series, Martin County Library System (Stuart, FL), January 28, 2012.
  • St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading, October 22, 2011.
  • Sierra Club, Orlando, FL, October 19, 2011.
  • History Club, Orange County History Center, Orlando, FL, October 15, 2011
  • Florida Heritage Book Fair, St. Augustine, FL, September 24, 2011 (cancelled due to family obligations).
  • Orlando Public Library, June 11, 2011.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s American-ness.” Alexei Zverev International Conference on American Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities. Moscow, Russia. May 11-12, 2011.
  • Zora Neale Hurston Festival, Ft. Pierce, FL, March 24, 2011.
  • Orange County History Center, Orlando, FL, March 16, 2011.
  • 17th Annual Lake Helen Florida Authors Book Fair, March 5, 2011.
  • Interview by Philip K. Jason, Southern Literary Review, January 17, 2011.
  • Lillios, “Zora Neale Hurston’s Herod the Great,” NCTE conference, Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL, November 19, 2010, invited, national.
  • Panelist, “Literary Magazines: A Roundtable Discussion,” Florida College English Association, Winter Park, FL, October 14-15, 2010, regional, refereed.
  • “The End of the Road: Hurston and Rawlings’s Last Years,” Florida College English Association, Winter Park, FL, October 2010, regional, refereed.
  • Interview on National Public Radio/WUFT (Gainesville) by Hank Conner, host of “Conner Calling” (one-hour program). Broadcast September 17, 2010.
  • “Alexandria: The City as Nexus.” On Miracle Ground XVI: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference. New Orleans, LA. July 7-10, 2010.
  • “Crossing the Creek: Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.” Florida College English Association annual conference, Boynton Beach, FL, October 15-16, 2009, refereed, regional.
  • “Paul Engle and Writing in America.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY, February 18-21, 2009, refereed, national.
  • “A Retrospective View of Lawrence Durrell.” On Miracle Ground XV: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference. Paris, France. July 1—5, 2008.
  • “War and Gender in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.” Durrell School of Corfu Seminar on “The Literature of War.” Corfu, Greece. May 20-25, 2007.
  • “Eve Cohen: An Interview with Lawrence Durrell’s Muse for Justine. Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY, February 22-24, 2007, refereed, national.
  • Passing Through Durrell’s Dark Crystal: Eve Cohen’s Poetic Transformation.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, KY, February 22-24, 2007, refereed, national.
  • "In the Arena: The Gender Wars of Hemingway’s Pedro Romero and Brett Ashley. 12th International Hemingway Conference. Malaga, Ronda, Spain, June 15-30, 2006.
  • “Gender and Ethnicity in the Greek Novels of Lawrence Durrell and John Fowles.” Durrell School of Corfu Seminar on “The Emergence of Modern Greece.” Corfu, Greece, May 21-26, 2006.
  • “’Herod the Great’: The End of Zora Neale Hurston’s Road.” Florida College English Association Conference. Daytona Beach, Florida, November 3-4, 2005.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s Final Chapter: Depression, Old Age, and The Decline of Creativity.” Durrell School of Corfu Seminar on “Madness and Creativity.” Corfu, Greece, May 22-27, 2005.
  • “Lawrence Durrell’s Greek Circle.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky, February 24-26, 2005, refereed, national.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s Oedipus Complex: The Father Figure in Jonah’s Gourd Vine.” Florida College English Association Conference, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, October 16-17, 2004.
  • “Lawrence Durrell and the Greek World: A Panel Discussion.” On Miracle Ground XIII: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference. Rhodes, Greece, June 27-July 2, 2004.
  • “Teaching Guide to Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’s Cross Creek.” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, Satellite Beach, Florida, April 10-12, 2003.
  • “The Complicated Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.” College English Association Conference. St. Petersburg, FL, April 3-5, 2003.
  • “Towards a Theory of Florida Literature.” Florida College English Association Conference, Gainesville, Florida, October 17-18, 2002.
  • “e-Durrell.” On Miracle Ground XII: The International Lawrence Durrell Society Conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 20-24, 2002.
  • “Hemingway’s Angels of Mercy in ‘that dirty war’: Brett Ashley and Catherine Barkley as WWI VADs.” Mars in Ascendant: The Great War and the Twentieth Century, Northampton, England, July 31-August 4, 2001.
  • “Portraits of the Artists as Young Men: Fowles’s Urfe and Durrell’s Darley as Antisocial Characters.” On Miracle Ground XI: The International Lawrence Durrell Society Conference, Corfu, Greece, July 2-7, 2000.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston: New Alabama Research.” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, St. Petersburg, FL, April 13-15, 2000.
  • “Durrell at the Villa Seurat: New Critical Perspectives.” On Miracle Ground X: The International Lawrence Durrell Society Conference, Baltimore, MD, May 20-24, 1998.
  • “Central Florida Crime Fiction.” Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, April 8-11, 1998.
  • “Durrell’s Paris.” Colloque pour l’inauguration de la Bibliotheque Durrell, Paris, France, October 18-19, 1997.
  • “Ethnicity and Community in Rawlings’s The Yearling.” Southern American Studies Association Conference, Seaside, FL, February 27-March 2, 1997.
  • “The Florida Stories of Bob Shacochis.” Florida College English Association Conference, Palm Beach, FL, February 6-7, 1997.
  • “Alexandrian Mirages: Durrell’s and Cavafy’s Refracted Views of the City.” On Miracle Ground IX: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference, Alexandria, Egypt, June 23-27, 1996.
  • “Central Florida Detective Fiction.” Florida College English Association Conference, Winter Park, FL, February 15-16, 1996.
  • “Cavafy and Durrell in Alexandria.” Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL, December 27-30, 1995.
  • “Bharati Mukherjee’s Heroines in The Middleman and Other Stories.” Third International Conference on the Short Story in English, Ames, Iowa, June 4-7, 1994.
  • “Constance Fenimore Woolson.” College English Association Conference, Orlando, FL, April 7-9, 1994.
  • “The New American Heroine: Bharati Mukherjee’s ‘Jasmine.’” College English Association Conference, Orlando, FL, April 7-9, 1994.
  • “‘The Monstropolous Beast’: The Hurricane as Metaphor in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Florida College English Association Conference, Gainesville, FL, February 4-5, 1993.
  • Zora Neale Hurston: Anthropologist as Modernist Film-Maker.” Modern Language Association Convention, New York, December 27-30, 1992.
  • “Durrell’s Tibetan Quartet: A Study in Gender Roles.” On Miracle Ground VII: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference, Avignon, France, July 1-3, 1992.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s Florida Films.” Florida College English Association, Daytona Beach, FL, January 30-31, 1992.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s Eatonville Folk in Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY, February 21-23, 1991.
  • “Anthropological Fiction: Zora Neale Hurston’s Eatonville.” Florida College English Association, Bradenton, FL, February 1, 1991.
  • “Greece: Lawrence Durrell’s Place of Predilection.” On Miracle Ground VI: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference, Statesboro, GA, April 19-21, 1990.
  • “Zora Neale Hurston’s Eatonville.” The Zora Conference, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, November 16-17, 1989.
  • “Results from the Investigation of Modern Love in Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet.” On Miracle Ground V: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference, Carbondale, IL, April 14-16, 1988.

Awards

  • Bronze medal for Crossing the Creek: The Literary Friendship of Zora Neale Hurston and Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Florida Book Award (2011)
  • Distinguished Colleague Award, Florida College English Association (2008)

Activities

Editor, Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal
Editor, The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Journal of Florida Literature
Editor, The Zora Neale Hurston Electronic Archive http://chdr.cah.ucf.edu/hurstonarchive
Executive Director, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
Executive Board Member, International Lawrence Durrell Society
Faculty Liaison, Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities, Eatonville, Florida.
Member, Yale Club, Dartmouth Club, and All-Ivy Club of Central Florida

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19424 LIT6216 Issues in Literary Study Rdce Time W 7:30PM - 9:00PM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50989 LIT6216 Issues in Literary Study Web C Web Not Online
LIT6216.CW61: Issues in Literary Study
(Lillios)

PR: Graduate standing in English

Specific issues and controversies in literary study. May be used in the degree program a maximum of 4 times only when course content is different.

Updated: Aug 26, 2016

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