Anne B. Simpson
Curriculum Vitae

Academic Address
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Department of English and Foreign Languages
3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
Office phone: (909) 869-4420
E-mail: absimpson@csupomona.edu
Website: http://www.csupomona.edu/~absimpson/

                                                           

Education

English

City University of New York Graduate Center
            Ph.D. in English, 1985. 
                 Thesis: “Forster and the Edwardians: The Literature of Domestic Failure.”
M.Phil. in English, 1984.
           
Pace University
            B.A. in English, summa cum laude, 1979.

Psychoanalysis

New Center for Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles
            Ph.D. in Psychoanalysis, 2012.
                 Thesis: “Feeling Real: Psychoanalysis, Disability, and Selfhood.”

Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute
            Certification, Advanced Training in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, 2001.

Faculty Positions

Full Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CSU Pomona), 1997-
present.  Academic specializations: modern British literature; critical theory.

Associate Professor, CSU Pomona, 1992-1997.

Assistant Professor, CSU Pomona, 1989-1992.

Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii, 1985-1989.

Graduate Fellow, Hunter College, 1981-1984.

Lecturer, Brooklyn College, 1980-1981.

Publications

Books

Territories of the Psyche: The Fiction of Jean Rhys. New York: Palgrave Macmillan,
2005.

Seeing Double: Revisioning Edwardian and Modernist Literature (with Carola M.
 Kaplan).  New York: St. Martin’s P, 1996.

Articles

 “H. G. Wells’ Tono-Bungay: Individualism and Difference.”  Essays in Literature 22.1
 (Spring 1995): 75-86.

“Sue Bridehead Revisited.”  Victorian Literature and Culture.  Ed.  John Maynard and
Adrienne Auslander Munich.  New York: AMS Press, 1992.  55-66.

“To Read and Reread: Wells’ Tono-Bungay.”  Reader: Essays in Reader-Oriented
Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy 24 (1990): 47-59.

“The ‘Tangible Antagonist’: H. G. Wells and the Discourse of Otherness.”  Extrapolation 
31.2 (1990): 134-47.

“Narratives of History: The Fiction of Arnold Bennett.”  Works and Days: Essays in the
 Socio-Historical Dimensions of Literature and the Arts 7.1 (1989): 77-90.

“Struggling with the Family in the Novels of H. G. Wells.”  Cahiers Victoriens et
Edouardiens 30 (1989): 67-78.

“Emma Alice Margaret Tennant [Margot Asquith].”  An  Encyclopedia of British
 Women Writers.  Ed.  June Schlueter and Paul Schlueter.  New York: Garland,
1988.  441-42.

“Matthew Arnold’s The Buried Life: The Quest for Reunion.”  American Imago 40.3
(1983): 281-84.

“A Flash of Blue.” The Recorder 22 (1979): 40-44.

Presentations and Professional Activities

Course organizer and instructor, “Psychoanalysis, Disability, and Selfhood.” 
            Extension Division, New Center for Psychoanalysis, March 2012.

“Ambivalence and the Creative Enterprise: Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea.”  Marquette
            University Conference on Women and Creativity, March 2004.

 “‘Memories in Feelings’: Jean Rhys’s Quartet and Primitive Desire.”  Twentieth-
            Century Literature Conference, March 2003.

Course organizer and instructor, “A Preliminary Approach to Lacan Using
            Structuralist and Poststructuralist Tools.”  Extension Division, Southern
            California Psychoanalytic Institute, October 2001.

“The Legacy of Jean Rhys: Wounding and Restitution of the Feminine.”  [Her]story in
            Spite of [His]tory, Women's Herstory Month, CSU Pomona, March 2001.

“Journey into the Unknown: The Search for Maternal Presence in Jean Rhys's After
            Leaving Mr. Mackenzie.”  Central New York Conference on Language and
            Literature, October 2000.

“Co-creation in the Literature Classroom: Reading, Research, and Writing as Dynamic
            Process.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, November 1997.

“Architects of the Erotic: H. G. Wells’ Ann Veronica and Edwardian ‘New Women.’”
            Philological Association of the Pacific Coast (PAPC), November 1994.

Co-organizer, session on “Modernism: Is That All There Was?: Reassessing Literature of
            the Transition, 1900-1914.”  PAPC, November 1993.

“The Alienated Exemplar as Edwardian Hero in H. G. Wells’ Tono-Bungay.”  Pacific
            Coast Conference on British Studies, March 1993.

“Learning Through Discovery and Interaction: The Term Paper Assignment.”  Teaching
            and Learning Exchange, February 1992.

“The Research Paper: A Collaborative Process.”  CSU Pomona Faculty Workshop
            Series, December 1991.

Chair, session on “English (1700 to Present).”  PAPC, November 1991.

Secretary, session on “English (1700 to Present).” PAPC, November 1990.

“Wells’ Invisible Man: A Modernist Romance.”  PAPC, November 1989.

“The Creation of History in Bennett’s The Old Wives’ Tale.”  PAPC, November 1988.

“The Edwardian Family and Forster’s A Room with a View.”  University of Hawaii,
            February 1986.

“Reading into Writing: Using Literature in Composition Classes.”  Hunter College,
            September 1983.

Administration (CSU Pomona)

Chair, Scheduling Committee, English and Foreign Languages (EFL) Department, 2003-
            present.

Coordinator, Graduate Program in English, EFL Department, Winter 2002.

Co-Chair, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion Steering Committee, EFL Department,
             2001-2002.

Faculty Advisor, Rho Xi Chapter, Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society, 2000-2002.

Chair, Search Committee, EFL Department, 1998-1999.

Co-Chair, Student Life Committee, EFL Department, 1998-1999.

Chair, Committee on General Education, EFL Department, 1992-1993.

Assistant Chair, EFL Department, 1992.

Member, EFL Committee on Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, 1997-1999; 2001-2003;
            2004-2006.

Member, EFL Scheduling Committee, 1998-1999; 2001-2002; 2003-present.

Member, College Committee on Retention, Tenure, and Promotion, 1994-1997.

Member, EFL Committee on Assessment, 1997.

Member, EFL Emphasis II Committee, 1997.

Member, EFL Graduate Committee, 1989-present.

Member, EFL Committee on English Standards, 1993-1994.

Faculty Advisor, student journal Portfolio, 1989-1994; 1998-1999.

Faculty Advisor, student English Club, 1996-1997.

Faculty Advisor, M.A. candidates in English, 1989-present.

Honors and Awards

Eisenstein-Gabe Fellowship Award (maximum award) granted by New Center
            for Psychoanalysis, Fall 2006.

Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity Award given by CSU Pomona, Spring 2006.

Course release time awarded by Department of English and Foreign Languages, CSU
            Pomona, Fall 2005.

Faculty Center for Professional Development Grant for research, Spring 2004.

Sabbatical leave awarded by CSU Pomona, Spring 2003.

Course release time awarded by College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, CSU
            Pomona, Winter 2003.

Faculty award given (second time) by M.A. students in English for Outstanding Student
            Service, CSU Pomona, 2002.

Course release time awarded by College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences, CSU
            Pomona, Winter 2001.

Faculty Center for Professional Development Grant for tuition at Southern California       
            Psychoanalytic Institute, awarded by CSU Pomona, 2001.

Faculty Center for Professional Development Grant for tuition at Southern California
            Psychoanalytic Institute, awarded by CSU Pomona, 2000.

Supplemental Grant from office of the Vice President for tuition at Southern California   
            Psychoanalytic Institute, awarded by CSU Pomona, 2000.

Faculty award given (first time) by M.A. students in English for Outstanding Student
            Service, CSU Pomona, 1999.

Sabbatical leave awarded by CSU Pomona, Fall 1996.

Course release time awarded by Affirmative Action Faculty Development Program, CSU
            Pomona, Spring 1992.

Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award granted by CSU Pomona,
            1990.

Helaine Newstead Fellowship Award for outstanding academic achievement granted by
            City University of New York Graduate Center, 1984-1985.

Valedictorian of Pace University, 1979.

 

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