1. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  2. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  3. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  4. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  5. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  6. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  7. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  8. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  9. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  10. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  11. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  12. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  13. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  14. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  15. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  16. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  17. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  18. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  19. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  20. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  21. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  22. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  23. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  24. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  25. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  26. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  27. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  28. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  29. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  30. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
Lisa Roney

Lisa Roney, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English: American Literature from Penn State University (2001)
  • M.F.A. in English: Creative Writing, Fiction from Penn State University (1994)
  • B.A. in Studio Art from Carleton College (1981)

Research Interests

Fiction, memoir, and personal essay; medical humanities, disability studies, representations of health and illness; images and physical aspects of home and place; the relationships between genres (e.g., architecture and narrative, painting and digital art, fiction and nonfiction); and twentieth-century American literature and women's studies.

Duties

Editor-in-Chief, The Florida Review.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Serious Daring: Creative Writing in Four Genres. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • The Best Possible Bad Luck. Georgetown, KY: Finishing Line Press, 2014.
  • Sweet Invisible Body: Reflections on a Life with Diabetes. New York: Henry Holt: 1999. Paperback, Owl Books: 2000.

Articles/Essays

  • "The Dying Professor Is Killing Me: The Media, Morality, and the Public Patient." The Patient. Ed. Maria Vaccarella and Aleksandra Pytko. Inter-Disicplinary Press eBooks, Fall 2009. http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/publishing/idp/ebooks.htm.
  • "Katherine Anne Porter's Ship of Fools: An Interrogation of Eugenics." Papers on Language and Literature 45.1 (Winter 2009): 82-107.
  • "The Extreme Connection Between Bodies and Houses." M/C Journal: A Journal of Media and Culture 10:4 (August 2007). http://journal.media-culture.org.au/0708/03-roney.php.
  • "The Double Vision of Clarence Major, Painter and Writer." African American Review 28.1 (Spring 1994): 65-75. Reprinted in Clarence Major and His Art: Portraits of an African American Postmodernist, ed. Bernard Bell. UNCP, 2001, 161-73.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • "Dying Professors in Film and Television: How Media Make Illness a Moral Issue." The Patient: Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Kimberly Myers. Oxford, U.K.: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009. 179-204.

Creative Publications

  • Forthcoming "Gimlet-Eyed in Paradise" (essay). Kudzu House Quarterly 6.4 (Winter 2016), n.p.
  • "Voracious" (micro-fiction).The Hoot Review 29 (February 2014), n.p.
  • "Violent Season" (poem).The Southern Poetry Anthology,Volume VI: Tennessee. Jesse Graves, Paul Ruffin, and William Wright, eds. Huntsville, TX: Texas Review Press, 2013. 206-207.
  • "Empty Cans" (memoir). StorySouth 35 (Spring 2013). http://www.storysouth.com/2013/03/empty-cans.html.
  • "Tunnels" (memoir). Prime Number 23.5 (Summer/Fall 2012): n.p. http://www.primenumbermagazine.com/Issue23PrimeDecimals5.htmlanchor562.
  • "What It's Like Living Here--From Lisa Roney in Orlando" (memoir and photo essay). Numero Cinq June 4 & 11, 2012: n.p. http://numerocinqmagazine.com/2012/06/15/what-its-like-living-here-from-lisa-roney-in-orlando/comment-20916.
  • "Gator Love" (memoir). Saw Palm 6 (Spring 2012): 206-210.
  • "The Stuff of Science Fiction" (poem). Willows Wept Review 12 (Summer 2011): 9. http:www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/261068 .
  • "Thumbs" (poem). Willows Wept Review 12 (Summer 2011): 8. http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/261068/
  • "Why 'Writing'" (op-ed). Inside Higher Ed 7 May 2010. n.p. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2010/05/07/roney.
  • "Left in the House" (story). Waccamaw 3 (Spring 2009): n.p. http://www.waccamawjournal.com/pages.htmlx=210.
  • "The Difference Between Fingers and Toes" (poem). The Hiram Poetry Review 70 (Spring 2009): 35.
  • "Diagnosis 1972" (poem). The Healing Muse 8.1 (Fall 2008): 90-91.
  • "Animal Rites" (story). Red Rock Review 23 (Fall 2008): 48-60.
  • "Listen to This" (personal essay). Writing on the Edge 19.1 (Fall 2008): 83-91.
  • "Easter Baking" (poem). Ruminate 6 (Winter 2007): 9.
  • "Panic Hardware" (story). the new renaissance 39 (Fall 2007): 41-55.
  • "On Giving Yourself a Shot" (memoir excerpt from Sweet Invisible Body). You&Me: America's Medical Magazine 1.1 (Fall 2007): 60.
  • "Good Credit" (story). So to Speak: A Feminist Journal of Language and Art 15.1 (Winter/Spring 2006): 13-18.
  • "Fugitive Home" (memoir). Sycamore Review 17.2 (Summer/Fall 2005): 66-72.
  • "Pound Cake" (story). RE:AL 30.1 (Summer 2005): 72-77.
  • "Nothing by Comparison" (story). Harper's August 1996: 70-73.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Serial Memoir: Archiving American Lives (2014), by Nicole Stamant. South Atlantic Review 81.1 (Spring 2016): 221-24.
  • Review of Teratologies: A Cultural Study of Cancer (1997), by Jackie Stacey. Journal of the Medical Humanities 21.1 (Spring 2000): 48-50.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • Forthcoming "Foremothers: Southern Women Writers." Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Washington, D.C. February 2017.
  • Forthcoming Practicum and Beyond: Publishing Courses and Literary Citizenship." Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Washington, D.C. February 2017.
  • Editors' Panel Member. Other Words Conference, St. Augustine, FL. November 2016.
  • "It's Not All Inspiration--Behind the Scenes in the Literary World." Florida College English Association, St. Petersburg, FL. October 2016.
  • "A Holiday from Divorce." The Drunken Odyssey X-mas Reading, Urban ReThink, Orlando, FL. December 2012.
  • "Gator Love." Saw Palm Reading at Blank Pages Creative Writing Conference, University of South Florida. Tampa, FL. February 2012.
  • "The Future of Creative Writing in the Academy." Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Washington, D.C. February 2011.
  • "Balancing Workshops." Great Writing 2009. National Institute for Excellence in the Creative Industries, Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, U.K. June 2009.
  • "The Dying Professor Is Killing Me: The Media, Morality, and the Pubic Patient." First Annual Conference on the Patient, a program of Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Salzburg, Austria, October 2008.
  • "The J in Literary Journalism." Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. New York. February 2008.
  • "Layers of Collaboration in Folkvine.org." Modern Language Association Conference. Philadelphia. December 2006.
  • "Physical Difference in Ship of Fools: An Interrogation of Eugenics." American Literature Association Conference. Boston. May 2005.
  • "The Narrative Link: Stories in Medicine, Psychoanalysis, and Creative Writing." Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine Conference. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. February 2004.
  • "Disease Awareness and Risk: An Argument for the Power of Narrative." Colloquium Series 2002 (invited presentation). Center for the Social Study of HIV/AIDS, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia. June 2002.
  • "Observing My Bionic Body: An Essay about the Personal and the Abstract in Medicine and Literary Studies." Society for Literature and Science Conference. Buffalo, NY. October 2001.
  • "Biology, Psychology, and Performativity: The Case of Carson McCullers." Society for Literature and Science Conference. Atlanta. October 2000.
  • "Tuberculosis and Changing Views of Illness in Katherine Anne Porter's Fiction." American Literature Association Conference. Baltimore, MD. May 1999.

Miscellaneous Publications

  • "Flannery O'Connor," "Carson McCullers," and "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." The Encyclopedia of American Disability History. Ed. Susan Burch. New York: Facts on File, 2009.

Awards

  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, UCF, 2016.
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award, UCF, 2010.
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Arts and Humanities, UCF, 2007.
  • Resident fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities Institute, "Medicine, Literature, and Culture," Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 2002.

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10697 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time Tu 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
19390 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80694 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
CRW 4724.0M02: Florida Review Editing (print magazine course) (formerly listed as a W course)
(Roney)

This course operates like an internship with UCF's distinguished national print literary magazine, The Florida Review. It is not a traditional M course, as we do not meet as a class every week (though the myucf schedule will indicate we do). Though significant content is provided online, we meet as a whole group only about five or six times during the semester. However, students are also required to conduct one hour in the office every week during the second half of the semester (flexibly arranged to accommodate reasonable work and other course schedules). Contact Lisa Roney with any questions at lisa.roney@ucf.edu.
91267 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time M,W 3:30PM - 4:20PM Not Online
CRW4724.0M01: Florida Review Editing: Aquifer (online magazine course)
(Roney)

PR: English major or minor, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in both CRW3013 and CRW3053.

Students in this course will help produce UCF's new Aquifer: The Florida Review Online in an internship setting, meeting on a more usual M schedule once or twice a week, as well as conducting work online. There may also be occasional production time in the office. Advanced class standing and knowledge of Wordpress is desired. Focus on editorial decision-making and other aspects of online magazine production. Contact Lisa Roney with any questions at lisa.roney@ucf.edu.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50628 CRW4724 The Florida Review Web B Web Not Online
CRW4724.BW60: Florida Review Editing
(Rooney)

PR: English major or minor, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW3013 and CRW3053

Learn what goes on behind the scenes in the publishing world and gain professional editorial skills by assisting the editor and graduate student interns with UCF’s national/international literary magazine, now in its distinguished 41st year of publication. This course is designed to help you as both a writer (to see what goes into having work accepted and rejected), but also to have directly marketable skills in the workplace (proofreading, copyediting, and more). It is not a regular course, but an internship, and students will assist with submission screening, proofreading and copyediting, marketing and fundraising, and special projects such as social media, indexing, or subscription management—all vital aspects of a professional life in writing or editing. Although this course is listed as a W course, there is some face-to-face time required—four meetings during the semester, as well as one hour in the office per week for the second half of the semester (These hours are flexibly arranged around your schedule and make-up sessions are allowed for the meetings when you have work or school conflicts, but this is NOT a fully online course). PR: Junior standing, English major or minor, at least C in CRW 3053 and CRW 3013, and instructor permission. If interested, contact the professor at lisa.roney@ucf.edu
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10706 CRW4724 The Florida Review Web Web Not Online
CRW4724.0M01: Florida Review Editing: Aquifer
(Rooney)

PR: English major or minor, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW3013 and CRW3053


Learn what goes on behind the scenes in the publishing world and gain professional editorial skills by assisting the editor and graduate student interns with Aquifer, the new online supplement to UCF’s national/international literary magazine. This course is designed to help you as both a writer (to see what goes into having work accepted and rejected), but also to have directly marketable skills in the workplace (proofreading, copyediting, and more). It is not a regular course, but an internship, and students will assist with submission screening, proofreading and copyediting, website production, and marketing and fundraising, all vital aspects of a professional life in writing or editing. The course requires online work, one regular meeting per week, and occasional “homework” hours in the office to familiarize you with operations and complete tasks. PR: Junior standing, English major or minor, at least C in CRW 3053 and CRW 3013, and instructor permission. Advanced standing is recommended, though not required, for this course. If interested, contact the professor at lisa.roney@ucf.edu.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80752 CRW4724 The Florida Review Web Web Not Online
CRW4724.0W61: The Florida Review
(Roney)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and a grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053.

The Florida Review is UCF's internationally circulated literary magazine. We publish high quality original contemporary literary works, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative by emerging and established writers from around the world. We also review books by contemporary writers and publish interviews about the art and craft of writing. Interns participate in all aspects of producing the journal, including: proofreading and editing; reading, rating, and discussing submitted manuscripts; marketing, staffing the office to assist in general operations.

The internship is not a traditional class. An internship is an opportunity to learn by becoming, in essence, a staff member of the journal. A good deal of independent learning and self-discipline is required. Other than a few orientations, some one-to-one projects, and some online modules--students learn by doing. While much of the information for the course, as well as some discussions, are online, the course also requires considerable face-to-face time for both meetings and individual office projects.
81203 CRW6806C Teaching Creative Writing Face2Face Tu 7:30PM - 10:15PM Not Online
CRW6806C.0001: Teaching Creative Writing
(Roney)

PR: Graduate standing in MFA in Creative Writing program

CRW 6806 is designed to help you become an effective or more effective teacher of Creative Writing at the college and university level. We will read about, discuss, and put into practice a range of methodologies currently in use, as well a some of the theories of learning behind them.

My approach is very practical: it is my hope to help you effectively prepare to teach as a professional, and we will also focus on job hunting strategies to that end. Though the course focuses on college and university level teaching, we will also discuss adaptations of the material for other instructional settings--in El-Hi teaching, in community colleges, in community and business settings. It is my hope and expectation that this course will give you the tools to step into a classroom or other instructional setting with confidence, and to have a plan for documenting your professional skills.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50642 CRW4724 The Florida Review Web B Web Not Online
CRW4724.BW59: The Florida Review
(Roney)

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and a grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053

The Florida Review is UCF's internationally circulated literary magazine. We publish high quality original contemporary literary works, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative by emerging and established writers from around the world. We also review books by contemporary writers and publish interviews about the art and craft of writing. Interns participate in all aspects of producing the journal, including: proofreading and editing; reading, rating, and discussing submitted manuscripts; marketing; and staffing the office to assist in general operations.

The internship is not a traditional class. An internship is a opportunity to learn by becoming, in essence, a staff member of the journal. A good deal of independent learning and self-discipline is required. Other than a few orientations, some one-to-one projects, and some online modules--students learn by doing. While much of the information for the course, as well as some discussions, are online, the course also requires considerable face-to-face time for both meetings and individual office projects.

Updated: Jan 6, 2017

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