Diana Swanson

Professor Diana Swanson

Diana L.  Swanson, Associate Professor
Women's Studies Program and Department of English
Office Hours: by appointment
Office Number: RH 103
Office Phone: 753-6611
Email:
dswanson@niu.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1991.

Selected Publications

  • Guest Editor. “Eco-Woolf” Special Issue of Virginia Woolf Miscellany 81 (2012) http://home.southernct.edu/~neverowv1/VWM81Spring2012.pdf 
  • “Woolf’s Copernican Shift: Nonhuman Nature in Virginia Woolf’s Short Fiction.” Woolf Studies Annual 18 (2012): 108-125.
  • “’The Real World’: Virginia Woolf and Ecofeminism.”  Virginia Woolf and the Natural World: Selected Papers from the Twentieth Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf, ed. Kristin Czarnecki. Clemson University Digital Press, 2011. 24-34. (Invited keynote speech) http://www.clemson.edu/cedp/cudp/pubs/vwcon/20.html 
  • “British Imperialism in Africa: Leonard Woolf, M. W. Swanson, and the Role of Civil Bureaucracy.”  Virginia Woolf Miscellany 72 (2007): 47-49. Special Issue on Leonard Woolf edited by AnnMarie Bantzinger. http://www.home.southernct.edu/%7eneverowv1/VWM72Fall2007.pdf 
  • “Lesbian Approaches.” Palgrave Advances in Virginia Woolf Studies.  Ed. Anna Snaith. Houndmills, UK & New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  184-208.
  • "Queering the Conflicts: What LGBT Students Can Teach Us in the Classroom and Online." Computers and Composition 21 (2004): 295-313. Special issue: Sexualities, Technologies, and Writing. Eds. Jonathan Alexander and William Banks. Co-authored with Brad Peters. http://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/13310
  • "Safe Space or Danger Zone?  Incest and the Paradox of Writing in Woolf's Life." Creating Safe Space:  Violence and Women's Writing.  Eds. Tomoko Kuribayashi and Julie Tharp. Albany, NY:  SUNY Press, 1997.  79-99.
  • "An Antigone Complex? The Political Psychology of The Years and Three Guineas." Woolf Studies Annual 3 (1997): 28-44.
  • "Playing in Jeanette Winterson's 'The Poetics of Sex': Rescuing Words for Lesbians." LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 7(1997): 325-37. 

Selected Awards

  • Northern Illinois University Eychaner Award for leadership on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and contributions to the advancement of LGBT scholarship.  2005.

Courses Taught:

  • WOMS 235 Women Across Cultures and Centuries
  • WOMS 332 Growing Up Female
  • WOMS 430/ENVS 450 Topic: Women, Gender, and the Environment
  • WOMS 432 Feminist Theory
  • WOMS 620 Feminist Theory
  • ENGL 382 Women Writers
  • ENGL 383 Gay and Lesbian Literature
  • ENGL 602 Feminist Literary Criticism and Theory
  • ENGL Seminars on women writers, queer literature, and genre
  • LGBT 350 LGBT Studies
  • LGBT 650 LGBT Studies
  • LGBT 651 Research in LGBT Studies