Kristin Berkey-Abbott

1033 Tyler Street
Hollywood, FL 33019
(954) 921-6739
kristin@kristinberkey-abbott.com

Education:

Ph.D.: University of South Carolina
Areas of Specialization: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century British
Literature
Dissertation: “My Relations Act with Me as My Enemies”: Domestic
Violence as Metaphor, 1794-1850
M.A.: University of South Carolina
Thesis: More than a Stereotype: Women in Ulysses
B.A.: Newberry College, Newberry, SC
Majors: English and Sociology

Teaching Experience:

City College, 2015—present
I create curriculum and teach online Humanities classes as an adjunct.
Broward College, 2013-present
Adjunct instructor, teaching a variety of online English and Literature classes.
The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, 2002-2012
In addition to teaching a variety of first year English classes as full-time college faculty, I’ve developed and taught a series of Creative Writing classes: Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetry Workshop, Fiction Workshop, Creative Writing Using the Visual Arts, The Image and the Word, and Scriptwriting for Game Art Design.
Florida Atlantic University, 2001-2002
As an adjunct instructor, I taught British Romanticism, British Literature
1832-1867, British Literature 1867-1914, and Writing for Management.
University of Miami, 2000-2001
As a Semester Lecturer, I taught both halves of the British Literature
Survey classes and both halves of the American Literature Survey classes.
Nova Southeastern University, 1999-2001
Adjunct instructor, first year composition
Broward Community College, 1998-2000
Adjunct instructor, developmental and first year composition, and
Professional and Technical Writing
Lynn University, 2000
Adjunct instructor, first year composition
University of Miami, 1999
Adjunct instructor, first year composition
Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC, 1992-1998
South Carolina uses the term “technical college” for all of its two year,
community colleges; Trident Technical College is one of the state’s
largest two year schools. While there, I taught English 100 (the bridge class between developmental classes and English 101), English 101(Composition) and 102 (Introduction to Literature), the two halves of British Literature Survey Classes, Technical Writing, Creative Writing and World Literature.
University of South Carolina, 1988-1992
Graduate instructor, 101, 102
Midlands Technical College, 1989-1992
Adjunct instructor, 100,101, 102, last half of the British Survey class

Administration Experience:

Coordinator, Humanities and Communications, The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. 2012-present.
Chair, The Department of General Education, The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, 2010-present. when department was split into two, and 2 positions created (title changed to Coordinator).
Interim Chair, The Department of General Education, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. December 2009-January 2010.
Assistant Chair, The Department of General Education, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Responsible for assisting the Chair in all dimensions: shaping policy, evaluating faculty, overseeing curriculum, interacting with students, and scheduling. 2007-2009.
Adjunct Coordinator, Trident Technical College. Part of a three person team responsible for hiring, training, and supervising adjunct instructors. In addition, I created all adjunct and full-time faculty teaching schedules (hundreds of classes each semester; 17 full-time faculty, over 25 adjunct faculty). 1995-1998.

Publications:

Academic Essays:
“Penelope at the Loom: Mythology and the Modern Workplace in the Poetry of Twenty-first Century Women.” Mythology and Modern Women Poets: Analysis, Reflection, and Teaching. Ed. Colleen S. Harris. Forthcoming from McFarland.
“‘Elegant Economy’: Narratives of Community in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford.” Narratives of Community: Women’s Short Story Sequences. Ed. Roxanne Harde. Newcastle (UK): Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007.
Book Publication:
. Finishing Line Press, 2016.
I Stand Here Shredding Documents. Finishing Line Press, 2011.
. Top 10 Finalist in the National Looking Glass Poetry Chapbook Competition. Pudding House Publications. 2004.
Chapbook Manuscript Honors:
, First Runner-Up, Concrete Wolf Publishers annual chapbook contest, 2014.
Safety Pin Sisterhood. semi-finalist, Concrete Wolf Publishers annual chapbook contest, 2010.
The Archangels of Destruction Retire, finalist, Split Oak Press Annual Chapbook Contest, 2010.
The Archangels of Destructions Retire, semi-finalist, Concrete Wolf Publishers annual chapbook contest, 2009.
Precious Nature of Junk, semi-finalist, Concrete Wolf Publishers annual chapbook contest, 2007.
Dismantling the Fallout Shelter, top ten finalist, The Ledge journal’s annual chapbook contest, 2005.
Dismantling the Fallout Shelter, top five finalist, The Ledge journal’s annual chapbook contest, 2004.
Individual Creative Works:
Over 160 individual creative works published in (or forthcoming in) the following periodicals and journals:
The Beloit Poetry Journal, North American Review, Poetry East, Sojourners, Slant, Sport Literate, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Ruminate, Texas Review, New Delta Review, Descant, Big Muddy, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Qarrtsiluni, Naugatuck River Review, Clapboard House, A Generation Defining Itself, The Harpist Also Cooks, Southern Women’s Review, Afterwards,
Mid-America Poetry Review, Out of Line, The Powhatan Review, Atlanta Review, The South Carolina Review, The Ledge, Phoebe: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Maryland Review, Reader’s Break, James Dickey Newsletter, Connecticut River Review, The Distillery: Artistic Spirits of the South, The Ledge, New Stone Circle, Reeds: A Literary Anthology, HazMat Review, Sunstone, Hurricane Review, CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual, Fox Cry Review, Chiron Review, Caprice, Coal City Review, The Xavier Review, Journal of Florida Literature, Palo Alto Review, Karamu, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Limestone, Potpourri, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, Tar River Poetry, Asphodel, Lynx Eye, Blue Mesa Review, Red Owl, Emrys Journal, Crucible, A Summer’s Reading, The Alembic, The Eagle’s Flight, Collages and Bricolages, Small Brushes, Lines in the Sand, Potomac Review,The Worcester Review, Slipstream, Willow Review, The Julia Mango, Foliage, Bellowing Ark, Lines in the Sand, Taproot Literary Review, Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, Connecticut River Review, The Iconoclast, The Rockford Review, Luna Negra, Writing for Our Lives, Tucumcari Literary Review, The Pocket Poetry Parenting Guide, South Dakota Review, Waterways: Poetry in the Mainstream, Piedmont Literary Review, Black Buzzard Review, Mediphors, Review Revue, Galatea Resurrects, The Julie Mango, Crossroads, Willow Review, California Quarterly, The Evening Reader.

Individual Poem Honors:

My poem, “Heaven on Earth,” was the featured poem for May 11, 2007 for National Public Radio’s The Writer’s Almanac, broadcast nationwide.
My poem, “Ash Wednesday at the Trinity Test Site,” was chosen as the featured poem for December 2006 on the website of The Ledge.

Conference Papers:

Using Haiku to Assess Student Learning. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Faculty Development Workshops. January 2015.
Creativity Across the Life Span (symposium participant). The Society for the Study of Human Development Annual Conference, November 2013.
Blogging as Art Form and as Tool. Create in Me Conference, April, 2012.
Life on Mars: Poet Children of Scientists Consider the Cosmos. College English Association, March 2012.
Gingerbread Office Buildings and Big Bad Wolves: The Use of Fairy Tales in Twentieth Century Poetry by Women. College English Association Conference, 2011.
Keeping a Spiritual Journal. Create in Me Conference, 2007.
Running from the Plantation of Despair. Society of Early Americanists Conference, 2005.
Exquisite Corpse: Using the Subconscious and Surreal in Creative Writing Practice. Create in Me Conference, 2004.
Butterflies and Poets: Julia Alvarez’s Female Human Rights Crusaders. Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference, 2001.
Gerty’s Romance Reading: Popular Culture and the Adolescent Woman. 2001: A Joyce Odyssey Conference, 2001.
“There Is No End to What a Living World Will Demand of You”: Octavia Butler’s Female Saviors. International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts,1999.
The Shaky Ground Beneath Us: Octavia Butler’s The Parable of the Sower. The Ground Together: Assessing the Culture as We Approach the Millennium Conference, 1998.
“To Heal What Is Split in the World”: Gail Godwin and the Politics of Care. American Culture Association Conference, 1998.
Of Bean Trees and Rhizobia: Literature, Theory, and Responsibility in Barbara Kingsolver’s Work. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, 1997.
“Flesh Joined with Plaster”: Kindred as a Metaphor for the Writer’s Life. American Women Writers of Color Conference, 1997.
Internationalizing Creative Writing. Bringing Internationalization Home: A Conference on Classroom Strategies, 1997.
“A New Means of Violence and Suffering”: Fagin’s Dysfunctional Family. The Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference, 1997.
“How come we have to read this foreign stuff?”: Teaching World Literature to First Generation College Students at the Introduction to Composition Level. Transitions: A Conference on World Literature, 1996.
Making a Way Out of No Way: Octavia Butler’s Dystopia. University of South Carolina System-Wide Women’s Studies Conference, 1996.
Drained Hearts: Jane Eyre and the Dynamics of Power. Fifth Annual Conference on 18th- and 19th-century British Women Writers, 1996.
Frankenstein Revisited: Marge Piercy’s He, She, and It: Popular Culture Association National Convention, 1995.
Radical Revisions of Reality: Early Documentation of Domestic Violence. Violence and Violation in Women’s Lives Conference, 1995.
Domestic Violence as Metaphor: The Early British Gothic Novel. Popular Culture Association National Convention, 1994.
Using Foreign Films in the Composition Classroom. Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year College, 1994.
The Shift from Blame to Compassion: Two Literary Pioneers. University of South Carolina System-Wide Women’s Studies Conference, 1993.
“Diabolical Violence”: Intergenerational Abuse in Wuthering Heights. Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference, 1993.
Female Victims of Domestic Violence 1790-1850: A Look at Different Treatments by Male and Female Authors. College Language Association Convention, 1992.
Bloomless Autumn: Domestic Violence in The Bluest Eye. Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference, 1992.
“We Wretches Cannot Tell Our Wrong”: Fallen Women in Gaskell, Barrett Browning, and Rossetti. University of South Carolina System-Wide Women’s Studies Conference, 1992.
Domestic Violence in Oliver Twist. University of South Carolina System-Wide Women’s Studies Conference, 1991.
An Early Portrait of Patriarchy: The Cenci. University of South Carolina System-Wide Women’s Studies Conference, 1990.

Literary Readings:

Sol Children's Theatre. Boca Raton, FL, October 2011.
Books and Books. Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, August 2011.
Poetry on the Vine. Hollywood, FL, May 2011.
Poetic Threesomes. The Hannah Kahn Poetry Foundation and Broward College, November 2009.
Poetry at Noon. The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., February 2009.
Newberry College 150th Anniversary Literary Readings, Newberry, SC, April 2007.
Create in Me: Art and Faith Conference, Asheville, NC, April 2006.
Sundown Poetry Reading, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC, June 2005.
Create in Me: Art and Faith Conference, Asheville, NC, May 2005.
Society of Early Americanists, Alexandria, VA, March 2005.
Women’s History Month Reading, Jacksonville, FL, March 2005.
Poetry and Jazz Night, Wilton Manors Library Series, Wilton Manors, FL, February 2005.
Poetry and Jazz Night, Wilton Manors Library Series, Wilton Manors, FL, September 2004.
Literary Reading Series at St. John’s, Hollywood, FL, August 2004.
Literary Reading Series at St. John’s, Hollywood, FL, May 2004.
Create in Me: Art and Faith Conference, Asheville, NC, May 2004.
Lauderdale Lakes Monthly Poetry Reading Featured Poet, Lauderdale Lakes, FL, February 2004.

Poetry Writing Workshop Leader:

Summer Faculty Development Days, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (FL), July 2006.
Create in Me: Art and Faith Conference, Asheville, NC, April 2006.
Create in Me: Art and Faith Conference, Asheville, NC, May 2005.
Women’s Center of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, March 2005.
Create in Me: Art and Faith Conference, Asheville, NC, May 2004.

Professional Activities:

Conference Coordinator. Create in Me: Art and Faith Conference, 2012.
Deane Ritch Lomax Poetry Prize Contest Judge, Charlotte Writers Club, Spring 2011.
Conference Coordinator. Create in Me: Art and Faith Conference, 2011.
Conference Coordinator. Create in Me: Art and Faith Conference, 2010.
Volunteer, Florida Center for the Book. Responsible for assisting with readings and workshops: publicity, setting up room, preparing reception, driving visiting writers to their readings and workshops. 2000-2001.
Honors Advisor, Florida Atlantic University. Responsible for overseeing projects for Honors Students. 2001.
Search Committee Member, Trident Technical College. Responsible for filling full-time faculty vacancies. Reviewed applications, conducted interviews, made consensus hiring decisions. 1993, 1996, 1997.
State-Wide Committee to Globalize Education at the Technical College Level. Served on this committee which developed ways to bring international issues into the classroom. 1996-1998.
Organizer, Faculty Lecture Series, Trident Technical College. Created and coordinated this series in which faculty members at the school had an opportunity to present their professional and scholarly work to faculty, staff, and students. 1994-1996.
Freshman English Committee, University of South Carolina. Part of a faculty and graduate student team responsible for orienting and evaluating graduate instructors. 1991-1992.
Writing Center Tutor, Midlands Technical College. Worked with individual students from a variety of disciplines to help solve various writing and research problems. 1990.

References:

Available upon request