Professor of English
Valdosta State University
Ph. D., English, August 1994, Washington State University
M. A., English, May 1990, Washington State University
B. A., Summa Cum Laude, English, May 1988, Northern Arizona University at Flagstaff
May, 2004, Three-Week Faculty Development Seminar, Egar, Hungary.
January-June, 2003, academic exchange with Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar, Komi Republic of Russia.
May 2001, Nanjing, China, Three-Week Seminar in Technical Writing.
Treasurer for the International D. H. Lawrence Society of North America and Editor of the DHLSNA Membership Directory. January 2008-present.
Senior Editor for Notes on Teaching English. On-Line Peer-Reviewed Journal of the GAC-CEA. January 2005-December 2007.
“Crossing Fascism: Political Frontiers in D. H. Lawrence’s The Lost Girl.” Chapter in Windows to the Sun: D. H. Lawrence's "Thought-Adventures". Virginia M. Hyde and Earl Ingersoll, Eds. Fairleigh Dickinson U P: February 28, 2009.
Barnum, Carol M., Kavita Philip, Michelle Sauf, Theresa Mae Thompson. “Globalizing Technical Communication: A Field Report from China.” Technical Communication: A Journal of the Society for Technical Communication. November 2001. 397-434
“Unlearning Europe: Postcolonial Questions for Teaching The Plumed Serpent." Approaches to Teaching D. H. Lawrence, Elizabeth M. Sargent and Gary Watson, Eds. MLA Publications, 2001. 221-5
Lant, Kathleen Margaret and Theresa Thompson, Eds. Imagining the Worst: Stephen King and the Representation of Women, with an Introduction by the editors. Westport, Connecticut & London: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 1998.
"'Negotiating the Divide': Mapping Global Feminism." Review of Susan Stanford Friedman, Mappings: Feminism and the Cultural Geographies of Encounter.” Woolf Studies Annual 6 (2000): 213-16.
“Edward Saïd.” Dictionary of Cultural Theorists, Ellis Cashmore and Chris Rojek, Eds. London: Edward Arnold, 1999. 411-413
“A Virtual Classroom Environment for Limited Access Humanities Students: Design and Implementation.” Susan H. Seyfarth & Theresa Thompson. Teaching in the Community Colleges (Electronic) Journal. (December 1998): http://leahi.kcc.hawaii.edu/pub/tcc-j
"Imagining the Worst: Stephen King and the Representation of Women." Chapter 1 in Imagining the Worst: Stephen King and the Representation of Women. Kathleen Margaret Lant and Theresa Mae Thompson, Eds. Westport, Connecticut & London: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 1998.
“Rituals of Male Violence: Unlocking the (Fe)Male Self in Gerald’s Game and Dolores Claiborne.” Chapter 4 in Imagining the Worst: Stephen King and the Representation of Women. Kathleen Margaret Lant and Theresa Mae Thompson, Eds. Westport, Connecticut & London: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 1998.
"Confronting Modernist Racism in the Post-Colonial Classroom: Teaching Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out and Leonard Woolf's The Village in the Jungle." In Re: Reading, Re: Writing, Re: Teaching Virginia Woolf. Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Virginia Woolf Conference 1994, pp. 241-250. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer, Eds. New York: Pace University Press, 1995.
“Embryo.” Collected in River of Dreams. Cambridge: National Library of Poetry, 1994. ISBN: 1-56167-256-4
“Deleuzian Folds”; “Mithras”; “Caffeine, Cigarettes, and Angst”, and “Space.” In Odradek: the Valdosta State University Literary Arts Magazine. Ken Hansen, Ed. 1999.
Women Writers: An Introductory Correspondence Course, Washington State University, Distance Learning: Extended Academic Programs: 1996.
Panel Organizer, Chair, and Presenter: Virginia Woolf and Her Influences: 7th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 1997. Panel: 'Behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern': Virginia Woolf and Modern/Postmodern (Re)Articulations of Mythic Space
Paper: “'I too had theories about the Furies': Myth and Virginia Stephen"
Panel Organizer and Presenter: The 23rd Annual Conference on Film and Literature: Race in Film and Literature, Florida State University at Tallahassee, 1998. Panel: “Deep in the Heart: The Vast Multi-Cultural Spaces of Texas,”
Paper: “The Final Frontier: Border Crossings in Lone Star.”
Panel Organizer and Chair: Modern Language Association International Conference, Chicago 1995. Panel: "Virginia Woolf and the Multicultural Reader."
Technical Writing Institute: Southeast University, Nanjing, China (July 1-15, 2000). Intensive two-week seminar teaching Technical Writing to Chinese Teachers of English as a Foreign Language from five universities in Zuzhong Province, People’s Republic of China. Primary Investigator: Dr. Carol Barnum, Professor, Southern Technical University, Georgia.
Presenter: "Return to Eastwood": 11th International D. H. Lawrence Conference at Nottingham University, Nottingham, Great Britain, August 16-21, 2007.
Paper: "Contingent Go(o)dness: Moral Philosophy in
D. H. Lawrence’s St. Maur and The Man Who Died
Presenter: “Lawrence and the Frontiers”: 10th International D. H. Lawrence Conference at Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 26-July1, 2005.
Paper: “Crossing Fascism: Political Frontiers
in D. H. Lawrence’s The Lost Girl.”
Presenter: “Voyages Out, Voyages Home”: The 11th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference at University of Wales, Bangor, June 13-16, 2001. Panel: Selves In Spacetime
Paper: “Desire and the International Marketplace:
Woolf and Rhys Consuming (Wo)men”
Presenter: Modern Language Association International Conference. Chicago, Illinois. December 27-30, 1999. Panel: The Postcolonial Lawrence
Paper: "Transgressing Libidinal Frontiers: Colonization
Practice in Lawrence’s Birds, Beasts and Flowers."
Presenter: Cinquantenaire du Deuxième Sexe: 1949-1999. Paris, France. January 19-23, 1999. Panel: Otherness
Paper: “Engaged to the Other: Beauvoir, Woolf, and Postcolonial Dialogues.”
Presenter: D. H. Lawrence and New Worlds, The Seventh International Conference of the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America, July 12-17, 1998. Panel: Teaching Lawrence I
Paper: “Lawrence and Southwestern Multiculturalism.”
Presenter: Modern Language Association International Conference, Chicago 1995. Panel: "The Male Muse and The Woman Writer: The Erotics of Inspiration."
Paper: "Emily Brontë and the Byronic Muse."
Presenter: The 4th Annual Virginia Woolf Conference at Bard College, New York, 1994
Paper: "Confronting Modernist Racism in the Post-Colonial Classroom:
Teaching Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out and
Leonard Woolf's The Village in the Jungle."
Presenter: The 37th Annual Louisville Conference on Culture and Literature since 1900. University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. February 2009.
Paper: “Woolf and Gandhi: the Raj in Jacob’s Room”
Presenter: The 36th Annual Louisville Conference on Culture and Literature since 1900. University of Louisville, Louisville Kentucky. February 2008.
Paper: “Masks, Matricide and Masculinity in D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers”
Presenter: Changing Time(s): Feminism Then and Now. Valdosta State University’s Women’s Studies Program, partnered with the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, 10th Annual Women’s Studies Conference. March 30 - April 1, 2006. Panel: Zora Neale Hurston.
Paper: “Hurston in Haiti: When Mule Meets Horse.”
Moderator: V.S.U. Sixth Interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Conference: Safe Places, Risky Spaces, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia. March 1-3, 2001. Panel: Risky Spaces: Feminism and the Academy
Presenter: Rethinking Disney: Private Control & Public Dimensions Conference. Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. November 9-12, 2000. Panel: Disney as Mythmaker: Disney’s Re-Creation of Legend and Fairy Tale.
Paper: “Hercules: A Heroic Quest for the (Imagined) American Family.”
Presenter: Conference on American Women and Classical Myth. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. September, 1999. Panel: From Mütterecht to Morrison: Creating New Myths of Motherhood
Paper: "Mythology and the 'Problem' of Motherhood."
Presenter: Panel: “Resisting Silence,” The Valdosta State University Third Annual Woman’s Studies Conference, Valdosta, Georgia, 1998.
Paper: “From the place which I call my Father”:
Giving Birth to the Native in D. H. Lawrence’s The Plumed Serpent.”
Organizer and Presenter: "A Lawrentian 'Litany of Exhortations': Explorations of British Intercourse(s) with Mexico," Northwest British Cultural Studies Conference"; paper presentation: "where my soul is less dreary": De/Colonizing Sacred Sites in Lawrence's The Plumed Serpent" to be presented at The Northwest British Cultural Studies Conference, Lewis and Clark College, October 1996.
Presenter: "Inscribing the Future: Language as Medicine in Leslie Marmon Silko," presented at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, 1994
Presenter: "See(k)ing in the Mirror: Emily Dickinson's Endlessly Reflexive 'I,'" presented for the Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, 1993
Presenter: "A las Mujeres in the Circle: Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street," presented at the Theoretical Approaches to Marginalized Literatures Graduate Student Conference, Washington State University, 1993
Presenter: Teaching Community College (TCC) On-Line Conference, University of Hawaii, March 30-April 6, 1998.
Paper: “Design and Implement a Virtual Classroom Environment
for Limited-Access Humanities Students,”
co-authored with Dr. Susan Seyfarth
“What Would Gandhi Do?” Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta. July 17th, 2005.
“Crossing Fascism: Eugenics in D. H. Lawrence’s The Lost Girl.” Council on Undergraduate Research Student / Faculty Colloquia. VSU. October 5th, 2005.
“Russian Spirituality.” VSU International Programs Round (the World) Tables. November 17th, 2004.
“Spirituality in Syktyvkar.” Unitarian Universalist Church of Valdosta. August 24th, 2003.
“New Directions for Research in the 21st Century in the Humanities.” Plenary Speaker, Sixth Annual Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium. Valdosta State University. April 13-14, 2000.
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America
Modern Language Association
Georgia-Carolinas College English Association