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M. Katherine Grimes

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M. Katherine Grimes

M. Katherine Grimes Associate Professor
School of Arts and Humanities

B.A., Catawba College
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
P.h.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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Email: kgrimes@ferrum.edu
Office phone: (540) 365-4264
Personal web page: None listed
Office: Britt 209
Teaching at Ferrum since: 1991

Courses taught:

  • English 99: Writing Development
    English 101 and 102: Composition and Research I and II
    English 204: British Literature II
    English 205 and 206: American Literature I and II
    English 207: African American Literature
    English 324: The Novel II
    English 346: American Literature 1865-1940
    English 362: British Literature 1798-1890

Publications:

  • “The Motherless Child in Southern Literature.” Book in progress, funded in part by a Cheatham Fellowship awarded by Ferrum College in May 2008.

    Review of On Agate Hill by Lee Smith, Now and Then magazine, winter 2007.

    “Harry Potter: Fairy Tale Prince, Real Boy, and Archetypal Hero.” Contemporary Literary Criticism. ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter. Vol. 217. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2006. Rpt. from The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter, ed. Lana A. Whited, University of Missouri Press, 2002; paperback edition 2004.

    “Bill and Vera Clever.” Oxford Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature. Ed. Jack Zipes. Oxford UP, 2006.

    Review of Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia, edited by Sandra L. Ballard and Patricia L. Hudson, in alca-lines, the publication of the Assembly on the Literature and Culture of Appalachia, in winter 2004-2005.

    Synopsis of “Publishing on Potter: Dodging the Bludgers,? ?? a panel of authors and editors of books about the Harry Potter series at Nimbus 2003: A Harry Potter Symposium, Orlando, Fla., 17-20 July 2003, and published in print and on CD-ROM in June 2004.

    “Harry Potter: Fairy Tale Prince, Real Boy, and Archetypal Hero.” Essay published in The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter, ed. Lana A. Whited, University of Missouri Press, 2002. Paperback edition, 2004.

    With Lana A. Whited. “What Would Harry Do? J. K. Rowling and the Theories of Lawrence Kohlberg.” Essay published in The Ivory Tower and Harry Potter, ed. Lana A. Whited, University of Missouri Press, 2002. Paperback edition, 2004.

    “The Valley of Virginia.” Article published in The Companion to Southern Literature, ed. Joseph Flora and Lucinda MacKethan, Louisiana State UP, 2001.

    “Colonial Newspapers in the South.” Article published in The Companion to Southern Literature, ed. Joseph Flora and Lucinda MacKethan, Louisi ana State UP, 2001.

    “Where the Lilies Bloom: A Guide for Teachers.” Study guide published on AppLit: Resources for Teaching Appalachian Literature, ed. Tina L. Hanlon and Judy Teaford. http://www.ferrum.edu/thanlon/applit.htm 2000.

    “The Altar of Patriarchy in John Ehle’s The Winter People.” Paper presented at the 1998 Virginia Humanities Conference, Ferrum, VA. Published on AppLit: Resources for Teaching Applachian Literature, ed. Tina L. Hanlon and Judy Teaford. http://www.ferrum.edu/thanlon/applit.htm 2000.

    “Wacky Women and the Working Man’s Plight.” Review of Snow Man by Carolyn Chute. The Roanoke Times. 26 Sept. 1999.

    Articles, press releases, and photographs in Teaching K-8, The Virginia Journal of Education, The (Stuart VA) Enterprise, Franklin (VA) News-Post, Martinsville (VA) Bulletin, Smith Mountain (VA) Eagle, and Scott County (VA) Star.

    Book and theatre reviews in The Roanoke Times, Greensboro News & Record, High Point Enterprise, and The Franklin (VA) News-Post.

    Guest commentaries in The Roanoke Times, including “Students Should Teach Critics About 20th-Century Books,” August 1998.

    Entries for Masterplots series: “Cane, by Jean Toomer”; “Three Lives, by Gertrude Stein”; “Kinflicks, by Lisa Alther”; “Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell.”

    Entries for Collier’s CD-ROM encyclopedia, 1997: “Alice Walker,” “Janis Joplin,” and “Jodie Foster.”

    Our Mutual Burdens Bear. Play, 1996. (Staged reading at Ferrum College.)

Research:

  • Southern Literature
  • African American Literature

Message from M. Katherine Grimes:
Feel free to contact me at kgrimes@ferrum.edu if you have questions or comments about the English program at Ferrum College or about Southern or African American literature.

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