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Overview

  • Diane P. Freedman is author of Midlife with Thoreau: Poems, Essays, Journals and An Alchemy of Genres: Cross-Genre Writing by American Feminist Poet Critics, editor of Millay at 100: A Critical Reappraisal, and co-editor of The Intimate Critique: Autobiographical Literary Criticism, Autobiographical Writing across the Disciplines: A Reader, and The Teacher's Body: Embodiment, Authority, and Identity in the Academy. She has contributed  to the volumes Teaching Prose; Constructing and Reconstructing Gender; Confessions of the Critics; Anxious Power: Reading, Writing, and Ambivalence in Narrative by Women; The Intimate Critique; and Personal Effects: The Social Character of Scholarly Writing, and to many journals, among them ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, The Bucknell Review, College Literature, the EDIS Journal, Women and Language, Fourth River, Permafrost, Cornell News, Crazyquilt and Foreign Literary Studies. She has also published poems and personal essays in Sou'wester, Sunrust, Roberson Poetry Annual, Wind, Ascent, and the volume Shorewards: A Collection of American Women’s Coastal Writings. She earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington, an M.A. in creative writing from Boston University, and M.A.T. and A.B. degrees in English from Cornell University. Her fields and courses span American literature, nature writing, contemporary memoir, poetry, autobiographical criticism, women's studies, and Jewish studies.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2009 Maternal Memoir as Eco-CriticismISLE Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.  15:47-58. 2009
    2008 Maternal Memoir As Eco-memoirISLE Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.  15:47-58. 2008
    2007 Maternal Memoir as Eco-MemoirForeign Literature Studies.  29:30-38. 2007
    2007 Maternal Memoir as Eco-MemoirFLS: Foreign Literature Studies.  29:30-38. 2007
    2007 Maternal memoir as eco-memoirForeign Literature Studies.  29:30-38. 2007
    1997 A Whale of a Different Color Melville and the Movies The Great White Whale and Free WillyISLE Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.  4:87-96. 1997
    1995 CHANGING SUBJECTS - THE MAKING OF FEMINIST LITERARY-CRITICISM - GREENE,G, KAHN,CTulsa Studies in Womens Literature.  14:173-175. 1995
    1992 The Creatively Critical VoiceBucknell Review: A Scholarly Journal of Letters, Arts and Sciences.  36:187-195. 1992
    1991 VANGOGH - MENIERES-DISEASE - EPILEPSY - PSYCHOSISJAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association.  265:723-723. 1991
    1991 CASE-STUDIES AND TRADE SECRETS, ALLAYING STUDENT FEARS IN THE LITCOMP CLASSROOMCollege Literature.  18:77-83. 1991
    1989 Living on the Borderland: The Poetic Prose of Gloria Anzaldua and Susan GriffinWomen and Language.  12:1-4. 1989
    1987 Emily Dickinson: 'Such a little figure … visions vast and small'University of Dayton Review.  19:61-68. 1987
    Poetic Economies of Walden: Keeping Current(cy)Australian Humanities Review

    Book

    Year Title
    2015 Midlife with Thoreau: Poems, Essays, Journals 2015
    2003 The Teacher's Body Embodiment, Authority, and Identity in the Academy 2003
    1993 The Intimate Critique: Autobiographical Literary Criticism.  Ed. Freedman, Diane.  1993
    1992 An Alchemy of Genres: Cross-Genre Writing by American Feminist Poet-Critics 1992
    1988 Teaching Prose A Guide for Writing Instructors 1988
    Autobiographical Writing across the Disciplines: A Reader.  Ed. Freedman, Diane. 

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2017 Ecological Echoing: Following the Footsteps.  29-39. 2017
    2016 Wild Apple Associations.  37-40. 2016
    2005 "Edna St. Vincent Millay" 2005
    2003 "A Whale of a Different Color--Melville and the Movies: The Great White Whale and Free Willy".  343-349. 2003
    2001 "The Scope of Personal Writing in Postsecondary Enlgish Pedagogy; or, Life Work Through Teaching and Scholarship".  199-219. 2001
    2001 Life Work through Teaching and Scholarship.  199-219. 2001
    2000 "Autobiographical Criticism".  199-219. 2000
    1996 "Autobiographical Criticism: Personal Experience.".  3-16. 1996
    1993 Border Crossing as Method and Motif in Contemporary American Writing: Or, How Freud Helped Me Case the Joint.  13-22. 1993
    1993 Discourse as Power: Renouncing Denial.  363-378. 1993
    1992 "The Creatively Critical Voice".  187-195. 1992
    1992 Writing in the Borderlands: The Poetic Prose of Gloria Anzaldúa and Susan Griffin.  211-217. 1992

    Teaching Activities

  • Nature Writers Taught course 2018
  • Special Studies in Literature Taught course 2018
  • Sem/Lit of Cabin in Woods Taught course 2018
  • Sem/Studies Americn Literature Taught course 2018
  • Nature Writers Taught course 2017
  • Survey/Women & Writing Taught course 2017
  • Contemp American Literature Taught course 2017
  • Senior Honors Taught course 2017
  • Studies in American Poetry Taught course 2017
  • Intro to Literary Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Nature Writers Taught course 2016
  • English Major Internship Taught course 2016
  • Intro to Literary Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Spc Stdy/20th Century Taught course 2016
  • Advanced Topics/Capstone Taught course 2015 - 2016
  • Major Women Writers Taught course 2015
  • Sem/Studies Americn Literature Taught course 2015
  • English Major Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Intro to Literary Analysis Taught course 2014
  • Nature Writers Taught course 2014
  • Special Topics in Literature Taught course 2014
  • Studies in American Poetry Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • A.B. English, Cornell University
  • M.A. Creative Writing, Boston University
  • M.A.T. English, Cornell University
  • Ph.D. English, University of Washington
  • Full Name

  • Diane Freedman