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Valerie C. Billing
Visiting Assistant Profesor of English
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
"My teaching interests include medieval and early modern literature, early women writers, gender and sexuality, and queer literature. My current research focuses on representations of physical size in early modern literature, with particular emphasis on how categories of largeness and smallness produce and drive eroticism in literary texts."
Years at Knox: 2014 to present
Ph.D., 2014, University of California, Davis.
M.A., 2008, University of Colorado, Boulder.
B.A., 2007, University of Illinois.
UC Davis Provost's Dissertation Year Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (2013-2014)
UC Davis & Humanities Graduate Research Award (2013-2014)
Research-Teaching Project Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Research Initiative in Early Modern Studies (Summer 2014)
Bilinski Educational Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2011-2013)
"Female Spectators and the Erotics of the Diminutive in Epiocoene and The Knight of the Burning Pestle." Renaissance Drama 42.1 (2014): 1-28.
"Treble Marriage: Margaret Cavendish, William Newcastle, and Collaborative Authorship." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 11 (2011): 94-122.
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