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

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

  • "The Same Creatures That You Fear" (essay). In Season: Stories of Discovery, Loss, Home, and Places in Between. Ed. Jim Ross. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2018. 14-23.
  • "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

  • "To Paul Celan with a Variable Key" (poem). The Lark 2.1 (April 2018), n.p.
  • "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

  • "Critical Mass: How to Organize a Hot Literary Scene Wherever You Are." Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Tampa, FL. March 2018.
  • "Think Global, Act Local: Literary Organizations Bridging Communities." Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Tampa, FL. March 2018.
  • "Foremothers: Southern Women Writers." Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Washington, D.C. February 2017.
  • 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

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
10663 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time M,W 3:30PM - 4:20PM Not Online

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.

11571 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online

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
80652 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online

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.

81740 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time M,W 3:30PM - 4:20PM Not Online

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 Session Date and Time Syllabus
50556 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time B W 12:00PM - 3:50PM Not Online

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 magazines--the print Florida Review, in publication for more than 40 years, and Aquifer, the exciting, new interdisciplinary online literary and arts 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, 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 regular M course, we will meet as smaller groups in the office sometimes rather than always as a whole group in the classroom. (These hours are flexibly arranged around your schedule and mainly during class time).  PR: Junior standing, English major or minor, and at least C in CRW 3053 and CRW 3013. 

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10697 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time Tu 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online

CRW 4724.0M02: The Florida Review (Roney)

Spring 2018

This course operates like an internship with UCF's distinguished national print literary magazine, The Florida Review. Students learn by doing, focusing on editorial decision-making, proofreading and fact-checking, marketing, and other internship tasks. This course meets on a somewhat irregular schedule with much work done independently online. 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.

19390 CRW4724 The Florida Review Rdce Time Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online

CRW 4724.0M01: Aquifer: The Florida Review Online (Roney)

Spring 2018

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 literary magazine production. Contact Lisa Roney with any questions at lisa.roney@ucf.edu.

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.

Updated: Jun 22, 2018

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