Marie COMISSO

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Marie COMISSO
PhD Candidate

Room: Hamelin Hall 325

Work E-mail: mcomi036@uottawa.ca

Marie Comisso

Biography

Member of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

Member of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)

University Degrees

2011–present – Ph.D. Candidate, English Literature, University of Ottawa
2009–2011 – Ph.D. Student, English Literature, University of Western Ontario
2007 – M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Windsor
2006 – B.Ed., Concentration: Intermediate/Senior Levels (English and French), Ontario Teacher Certificate
2005 – B.A. (Honours), English Language and Literature; French and Sociology Minors

Fields of Interest

  • Long Eighteenth-Century British Literature
  • Ecocriticism
  • Ecofeminism
  • History of Science

Employment

2016-present – Teaching Assistant, ENG1131: Effective Business English, University of Ottawa

Summer 2013 – Marker, ENG2131: Fantasy, Myth and Language, University of Ottawa

2012-2015 – Teaching Assistant, ENG1112: Technical Report Writing, University of Ottawa

2011-2016 – Teaching Assistant, ENG1100: Workshop for Essay Writing, University of Ottawa

2010-2011 – Teaching Assistant, ENG3334E: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century English Literature, University of Western Ontario

2009-2010 – Teaching Assistant, ENG2033E: Children’s Literature, University of Western Ontario

2007-2016 – Long Term/Occasional Teacher, Greater Essex County District School Board

2006-2007 – Graduate Assistant Sessional Instructor, 26-100: Composition, University of Windsor

Academic and Professional Service

March 2014 – Panel Chair: “Nineteenth Century Public Print,” GSA Conference, University of Ottawa

October 2013 - Panel Chair: “Pedagogy I,” CSECS Conference, London, Ontario

2013-2016 - Graduate Student Association (GSA) Representative, English Department, University of Ottawa

January 2012 - Guest Lecturer, Topic: Evelina by Frances Burney (1778), ENG3341: Restoration and Eighteenth Century; Instructor: Sara Landreth, University of Ottawa

March 2011 - Guest Lecturer, Topic: "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison (1983), ENG2308E: American Literature Survey; Instructor: Miranda Green-Barteet, University of Western Ontario

2010 - Panel Chair: “Outside the Frame,” Queer Times Conference, University of Western Ontario

2006-2007 - Graduate Student Representative; Appointments Committee Member; Faculty Steward: CUPE Local 4580, GA/TA Union; English Department, University of Windsor

Scholarships and Honours

June 2015 – Digital Humanities Summer Institute Tuition Scholarship, University of Victoria

2013-2016 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship

2013-2016 - University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship

September 2013 - Under the Veil: Feminism and Spirituality in Post-Reformation England and Europe (2012) nominated for the Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Outstanding Scholarship Prize by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013-2014

February 2013 - Cambridge Scholars Publishing ‘Critics’ Choice’ Book of the Month: Under the Veil: Feminism and Spirituality in Post-Reformation England and Europe (2012)

2011-2013 - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Admission Scholarship, University of Ottawa

2009-2011 - Western Graduate Research Scholarship, University of Western Ontario

2009 - Faculty of Arts and Humanities Chair’s Entrance Scholarship, University of Western Ontario

2008 - Feminist Research Group Conference Bursary, Windsor, Ontario

2007 - Travel Bursary, Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba

2007 - In-Program Scholarship, University of Windsor

Publications

“Grace in Nature: An Ecofeminist Approach to Aphra Behn’s ‘The Golden Age’ and The History of the Nun.” Under the Veil: Feminism and Spirituality in Post-Reformation England and Europe, edited by Katherine M. Quinsey, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, pp 67-85. 

Review of The Merchant of Venice and Othello directed by Richard Rose; David Latham. The 2007 Stratford Festival of Canada. Shakespeare Bulletin, Fall 2008, pp. 82-89.

Conference Presentations

“Ecotopian Pursuits: Reading Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall and The History of Sir George Ellison as Guides to Proto-Environmental Stewardship.” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. Montréal, Québec, October 2014.

“Promoting Eco-Stewardship: Reading Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho as an Environmental Guide.” Radcliffe at 250 Conference. University of Sheffield, June 2014.

“Discovering a New Golden Age: 'Nature' and the (Un)natural in Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure.” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. London, Ontario, October 2013.

“Place Matters: The Venetian Influence in The Merchant of Venice and Othello.” Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society Conference. Bozeman, Montana, April 2009.

“Ecofeminism and Religion in Behn’s ‘The Golden Age’ and The History of the Nun or the Fair Vow Breaker.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. Richmond, Virginia, March 2009.

 “Changing (Womyn’s) Nature: An Ecofeminist Approach to Aphra Behn’s paraphrase of the translated poem ‘The Golden Age’ and The History of the Nun or the Fair Vow Breaker.” Feminist Research Group Conference. University of Windsor, May 2008.

 “Changing (Womyn’s) Nature: An Ecofeminist Approach to Aphra Behn’s paraphrase of the translated poem ‘The Golden Age’ and The History of the Nun or the Fair Vow Breaker.” South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana, February 2008.

“Changing (Womyn’s) Nature: An Ecofeminist Approach to Aphra Behn’s paraphrase of the translated poem ‘The Golden Age’ and The History of the Nun or the Fair Vow Breaker.” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference. University of Manitoba, October 2007.

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