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Barbara Tannert-Smith

Associate Professor of English

Barbara Tannert-Smith
Contact
309-341-7428
bsmith@knox.edu

Years at Knox: 1997 to present

Education
M.F.A., 1992, University of Massachusetts.
B.A., 1987, University of Massachusetts.

Teaching Interests
Creative writing, fiction, non-fiction, children's literature.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Publications
"Like Falling Up Into a Storybook': Trauma and Intertextual Repetition in Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak." Children's Literature Association Quaterly 35 (2010): 395-414.

"Total Stalker." Errant Parent (2010.)

"Ooga Booga and the Writing Life." Diet Soap (October 2009). Essay Podcast November 2009.

"Kafka and Me." The Short Humor Site (September 2009).

"Potluck." Errant Parent (September 2009).

"Liz Lochhead," "William Steig," "Russell Hoban," Entries in Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, Ed., Donald Hasse, Greenwood Press, (2008).

"A Boy Called Horse." Paradigm 7 (2008).

"The Secret Diet." Ken again (2005): 1-5.

"Shrinking." Rose and Thorn (2005).

Presentations
"The Mother/Daughter Plot Enters the Twilight Zone." Paper, Children's Literature Association Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2010.

"I Am Outcast: Trauma and Repetition in Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak." Children‘s Literature Association Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2009.

Campus & Community Involvement
College Conduct Council.
Student Life Committee.

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