On leave Fall 2012
126 MacMillan Hall
513 529 4616
- Associate Professor of English
- Director and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
- Ph.D. English Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997
- Women’s Studies Doctoral Emphasis Certificate, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1997
- M.A. English Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1991
- B.A. English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, 1987
- Trauma studies
- Queer theory
- Studies of gender/sexuality
- Virginia Woolf (complexity theory)
- Hilda Doolittle
- The Persistence of Modernism: Loss and Mourning in the Twentieth Century. New York and Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- Virginia Woolf: Art, Education, and Internationalism. Selected Papers from the 17th Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf. Ed. Diana Royer and Madelyn Detloff. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2008.
- Special Issue on Woolf and Pedagogy. Virginia Woolf Miscellany 73 (Spring/Summer 2008).
- “Mrs. Dalloway and the Ideology of Death: A Cultural Studies Approach.” Approaches to Teaching Mrs. Dalloway. Ed. Eileen Barrett and Ruth Saxton. New York: Modern Language Association (2009).
- “Living in Energetic Space: Jeanette Winterson’s Bodies and Pleasures.” ELN 45.2 (2007).
- “‘’Tis Not my Nature to Join in Hating, but in Loving’: Toward Survivable Public Mourning.” Modernism and Mourning. Ed. Patricia Rae. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2007.
- “Gender Please, Without the Gender Police: Rethinking Pain in Archetypal Narratives of Butch, Transgender, and FTM Masculinity.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 10.1/2 (2006): 87-105.
- “Father, don’t you see I’m Burning? Identification and Re-membering in H.D.’s World War II Writing.” Incest and The Literary Imagination. Ed. Elizabeth Barnes. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002.
- “Thinking Peace Into Existence: The Spectacle of History in Between the Acts.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 28 (1999): 403-433.
- “Mean Spirits: The Politics of Contempt Between Feminist Generations.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 12.3 (1997): 76-99.
Grants & Awards
- Altman Faculty Fellow, Miami University Humanities Center, 2009-2010.
- Committee for Faculty Research Summer Research Appointment, 2010.
- College of Arts and Sciences CETE grant for the major revision of Women’s Studies 201 (co–written with Yu–Fang Cho and Ann Fuehrer) (2006)
- CELT Summer Fellowship for Curriculum Development (2005)
- Miami University Women’s Leadership Celebration “Women Breaking Barriers” Award (2004)
- University of California Humanities Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship (1998–99)
- American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship (1995–96)
- Regents Pre–Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, UCSB (1993–94)
- Interdisciplinary Humanities Center Junior Fellowship, UCSB (1989–90)
- Regents Pre–Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, UCSB (1989–90)
- Ann C. Wilson College Honor Scholarship, The University of Chicago (1983–87)
Work in Progress
Dr. Detloff is working on an article on the intersections between “Crip Theory” (a blend of queer theory and disability studies) and Transgender theory. She is in the early stages of a new book project analyzing the cultural impact of the work of contemporary female “public intellectuals” such as Susan Sontag, Toni Morrison, Joan Didion, Barbara Ehrenreich, and Janet Malcolm.