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S.C. Gooch

http://hinternationalist.org

sgooch [at] purdue [dot] edu

Campus Address:
Comparative Literature Program
Purdue University
Beering Hall of Liberal Arts and Education, Room 1289
100 North University Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2098

EDUCATION

Ph. D. Comparative Literature, Purdue University (expected 2016)
Advisor: Prof. Alfred J. López
Dissertation: “The Burden of the World’s History Shall Reveal Itself”: The Evolution of Liberalism in Argentina from 1845-1931

M.A. Comparative Literature, Purdue University, 2009

Master of Professional Writing, University of Southern California, 2004
Focus: Drama, Television and Cinema

B.A. Philosophy, University of Southern California, 2000

PUBLICATIONS

Book Reviews
“Frederick Luis Aldama, ed. Multicultural Comics: From Zap to Blue Beetle.” Modern Fiction Studies 57.4 (2011): 801-804.

“Political Engagements: Thinking Inside the Frame.” With Juan Meneses. Forum for World Literature Studies, Special Thematic Issue: “Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation” 3.1 (2011): 147-156.
Review Essay of Five Recent Critical Works on Comics and Graphic Narrative.

CONFERENCES

Conference Organizer
Graphic Engagement Conference, with Juan Meneses and Derek Parker Royal (Executive Organizer), for Purdue University’s Comparative Literature Program. 2010.

Presenter
“The Cartography of Texts: Imagining Literature through Mapmaking.” College English Association Conference. Indianapolis, Indiana, 26-28 March 2015.

“‘En esta lucha, no sólo la gente desaparece’: Space, Absence, and the Unutterable in the Work of Alberto Breccia.” Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts Conference. Eckerd College, 10-12 October 2014.

“‘All Dirty with Blood’: Gilbert Hernandez’s Errata Stigmata.” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference. Oklahoma City University, 6-9 March, 2014.

“An Excursion in Time: Managing the Temporality of the Argentine Pampas.” Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts Conference. Guilford College, 18-19 October 2013.

“Formal Decay and Informal Opportunity: Positioning Ireland and the Argentine Pampas in British Empire.” Conference of the Society for Irish Latin American Studies and Symposium of Irish Studies in South America. Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, 13-15 August 2013.

“‘It seems just like England’: Buenos Aires of the British Merchant Class.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference. University of Virginia, 14-17 March 2013.

“Six Memos for the Next Library of Babel: What Italo Calvino and Jorge Luis Borges Can Tell Us About Open, Massively Collaborative Knowledge Projects.” Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts Conference. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 25-28 October 2012.

“Death Will Fall from the Sky: El Eternauta as the Human Capacity to Resist and Overcome.” American Comparative Literature Association Conference. Brown University, 29 March – 1 April 2012.

“‘El punto céntrico’: Sarmiento’s Utopian Argirópolis and las Provincias Unidas del Rio de la Plata.” Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies. Valparaiso University, 23-24 March 2012.

“Tajeándose con los alambrados: Modernity in the Argentina of Don Segundo Sombra and El juguete rabioso.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. University of Louisville, 23-25 February 2012.

“‘Can I have that name for my band?’:  Indie Music and Fundamentalism as Spaces for British South Asian Identity.” Mid-West Conference on British Studies. Indiana State University, 4-6 November 2011.

Citizen Rex: ‘In for the cool science to be exploited for cash.’” Graphic Engagement Conference. Purdue University, 2-4 September 2010.

“Postglobal Tourism in the Favelas of Brazil.” Paper presentation. The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. University of Louisville, 18-20 February 2010.

“Class Tourism in the Postglobal World.” The Center Cannot Hold: The Movement of Ideas Between Imperial Centers and Peripheries, Graduate Student Conference. Hesburgh Center for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, 11-13 October 2009.

“Thinking Inside the Frame: A Discussion on Sequential Narrative.” Theory and Cultural Studies Colloquium. Purdue University, 8-10 April 2009.

Panel Chair
“Aggressive Gestures: Literary Constructions of Race and Ethnicity.” Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Conference. Oklahoma City University, 6-9 March, 2014.

“Framing Violence: Comics and Terrorism.” Re-Visioning Terrorism Conference, Purdue University, 8-10 September 2011.

“Comics, Politics, and Faith.” Graphic Engagement Conference. Purdue University, 2-4 September 2010.

FELLOWSHIPS

2009-2013 Lynn Fellow, Purdue University

AWARDS AND HONORS
2014 Graduate Student Travel Grant, Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

2013 Graduate Student Travel Grant, Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

2012 Graduate Student Travel Grant, Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

2011 Purdue Research Foundation Summer Research Grant

2010 Quintilian Award for Excellence, Introductory Composition at Purdue Program

2010 Dean’s Award, Introductory Composition at Purdue Program Showcase (with Katherine Tanski, Nancee Reeves, and Juan Meneses), Purdue University

2009 Brian Mexicott Award for best original play, “Open ‘er Up,” Purdue University Literary Awards

2009 World Premiere Performance, “In the Weeds,” Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

2008 Quintilian Award for Excellence, Introductory Composition at Purdue Program

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dept. of English, Oklahoma City University
World Literature: “Carto-graphy, Mapping Writing” (Spring 2015, 2 sections)
World Literature: “Carto-graphy, Mapping Writing” (Fall 2014, 2 sections)
World Literature: “Madness and Empire” (Fall 2013, 2 sections)
Composition II: “Rereading America” (Spring 2013)
Composition I for International Students (Fall 2012)
Composition I (Fall 2012)

Dept. of English, Purdue University
Teaching Assistant, Study Abroad
Global Studies in London (Summer 2012)

Graduate Instructor
World Literature 1700 to Present (Spring 2011 and Fall 2011)
First Year Composition (Fall 2007 – Fall 2010)

EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Non-Fiction Reader, Sycamore Review, August 2011 – May 2012

Co-Editor (with Derek Parker Royal and Juan Meneses), Forum for World Literature Studies, Special Thematic Issue: “Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation” 3.1 (2011).

Web Editor, Sycamore Review, May 2009 – May 2011
 
 
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, Purdue Comparative Literature Program, 2009
 
 
WRITING CENTER EXPERIENCE

Graduate Tutor, Purdue Writing Lab (2010 – 2011)

Online Writing Lab (OWL) Mail Tutor, Purdue Writing Lab (2010 – 2011)

Online Writing Lab (OWL) Content Developer, Purdue University (2008 – 2011)
 
 
UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENTAL, GRADUATE SERVICE

University
Member, Digital Humanities Faculty Learning Committee, Oklahoma City University, 2014 – Present

“Comics in the Classroom: Workshop on Reading, Discussing, and Composing.” Presentation for instructors from across the Purdue and the Lafayette/West Lafayette community. Sponsored by Purdue’s Cancer Culture and Community Series and the Visual Resources Center of the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue, August 18, 2010

“The Scoffing Saboteur and the Distracted Eager Beaver.” Conflict Management Presentation (with Karen Schiler and Terry Peterman). Purdue University, January 2008

Departmental
Leonora Woodman Lecture Series Committee
Graduate Student Representative, 2011 – 2012. Speaker: Rob Nixon, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lecture: “Rachel Carson and the Environmental Humanities,” 15 September 2011

“Teaching Our Cancer Year.” Instructor Display and Presentation (with Katherine Tanski, Nancee Reeves, and Juan Meneses). ICaP Showcase, Purdue University, 2010

Introductory Writing Committee
Pedagogical Initiatives Subcommittee, 2008 – 2010

Leonora Woodman Lecture Series Committee
Graduate Student Representative, 2009 – 2010. Speaker: Dana D. Nelson, Vanderbilt University. Lecture: “Downsizing Citizenship (or, Why Everyone Should Read James Fenimore Cooper),” 22 October 2009

Webmaster and Assistant Syllabus Approach Leader, First Year Composition Documenting Realities syllabus approach, August 2009 – August 2010

Webmaster and Assistant Syllabus Approach Leader, First Year Composition
Academic Writing and Research syllabus approach, August 2008 – August 2009

Graduate
Representative, Purdue Graduate Student English Association (GradSEA), 2011 – 2012

Comparative Literature Program Representative, Purdue GradSEA, 2010 – 2011

Treasurer/Secretary, Purdue GradSEA, 2010 – 2011

Secretary, Modern & Contemporary Literary Studies at Purdue, 2010 – 2011

Purdue GradSEA Constitution Revision Committee, 2009 – 2010

Representative, Purdue GradSEA, 2009 – 2010
 
 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Co-organizer (with Marc DiPaolo), 24-Hour Comics Day, Oklahoma City University, 5 October 2013

Executive Board Member, Words On The Go, 2007 – 2011

Mentor, Civic Theater Lafayette’s Young Playwright’s Project. Margaret Duvall and Shalu Mittal’s “Dare I Say,” 2010

Discussion Leader, Tippecanoe County Public Library’s One Great Read Discussion of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, 11 August 2009
 
 
LANGUAGES

Excellent proficiency in Spanish
Reading knowledge of Portuguese, French, Latin, and Romanian
 
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Modern Language Association
College English Association
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts
Society for Irish Latin American Studies, Executive Committee, Web Liaison