Scholarly and Creative Activities Directory

Helen Oesterheld, Ph.D

Title: Associate Professor of English

Department: English

Office: LCH B-335
Phone Extension: x3944
Email Username: hoesterheld

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Publications

  • “Mary Astell and the Afterlife of All-Female Communities (1694-1785).” (under consideration)
  • “’[G]one in she is!’: Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall and the Problem of All-Female Communities.” (revised and re-submitted to Eighteenth-Century Fiction)
  • Book Review: “Patricia Mayer Spacks. Novel Beginnings: Experiments in Eighteenth-Century English Fiction.” Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 20.4, (Summer 2008): 571-573
  • Book Review: “Kugler, Anne. Errant Plagiary: The Life and Writing of Lady Sarah Cowper 1644-1720." Eighteenth-Century Women 4 (2006): 383-86.
  • Book Review: “John Thelwall’s Polyvocal Politics.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 36.1 (Fall 2002): 122-25.
  • “Application or Reading One Text ‘Through’ Another.” Laws and Orders: Humanities and the Regulation of Society. Eds. Gail Hart and Elizabeth Losh. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2002.
  • “Seeing, Feeling, and Reading Like the Father: Sensibility as Patriarchal Control in The Mysteries of Udolpho.” Les Mystères De Mrs. Radcliffe: The Mysteries of Udolpho Revisited. Ed. Max Duperray. Provence: University of Provence Press, 1999.


 

Selected Presentations (Literary Studies)

  • “The Afterlife of Mary Astell: Resisting the All-Female Community 1709-1785.” CSUF Scholarship on Gender Conference, Fullerton, California, March 2008.
  • “Protestant Nuns, Magdalens, and Princesses: Imagining All-Female Communities in Britain 1700-1860.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Riverside, California, November 2006.
  • “Contest, Conquest, and the All-Female Retreat, 1750-1770.” A Life of Letters in the Long Eighteenth Century: A Symposium in Honor of Robert Folkenflik, UC Irvine, June 2006
  • “Imagining and Resisting the All-Female Retreat in England, 1660-1860.” Pacific Southwest Women’s Studies Association Annual Meeting, Occidental College, April 2006
  • “Representations of the All-Female Retreat: Sarah Scott vs. Charles Caraccioli.” Western Association for Eighteenth-Century Studies, California State University Long Beach, February 2005
  • “Re-Membering Monarchy in Dryden’s All for Love.” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Annual Meeting, Newport Beach, California, October 2003
  • “Mary Wollstonecraft’s Seductive Heroine: Maria as Gothic Revision.” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New York, New York, December 2002
  • The Tatler’s Satiric Correction and Sarah Scott’s Correction of Satire.” Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Orange, California, February 2002
  • “A Hostile Makeover: Pretty Woman and the Politics of Transformation.” Eleventh Annual Pacific Southwest Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Diego, California, April 2001
  • “Did She or Didn’t She?: Disjunctions of Pleasure and Gender in Aphra Behn’s ‘The Disappointment’.” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2000
  • “Feminotopic Re-vision; Or, How Women Teach Men to See in Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall.” Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2000
  • “Radcliffe’s Gothic Gaze.” Fourth Bi-Annual Conference of the International Gothic Association, Nova Scotia, Canada, August 1999
  • “Sentimental Indulgence as Patriarchal Control in The Mysteries of Udolpho.” Northeastern Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Worcester, Massachusetts, September 1996


 

Selected Presentations (Pedagogy and Scholarship of Teaching)

  • Co-presenter, “Setting up a Writing Intensive Course with Linked Assignments.” Enhancing Critical Literacy Project Mini-Conference (“Writing to Learn/ Learning to Write”). California State University, Dominguez Hills, September 2007.
  • “Francisco Jimenez’s The Circuit and the Myth of the Frontier.” Western Literature Association, Los Angeles, California, October 2005
  • “Letting the Teacher Back In: Re-theorizing Instructional Authority through Peer Conferencing.” Annual Conference on College Communication and Composition, Chicago, Illinois, March 2002
  • “Composing Pedagogical Philosophy: Reflections on and Inventions of Practice.” Annual Conference on College Communication and Composition, Denver, Colorado, March 2001


 

Conference Panels & Workshops

  • Chair, “Unsex’d Females, Feminized Men, Harlots, and Heroes: Constructions of Gender in British Literature, 1700-1800” CSU Fullerton Scholarship on Gender Conference 2008, March 2008.
  • Chair, “British Literature Post 1700 II: The Textual Expression of Female Agency.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Meeting, Bellingham, WA, November 2007.
  • Co-Facilitator, Arts and Humanities Session, Enhancing Critical Literacy Project Mini-Conference (“Writing to Learn/ Learning to Write”). California State University, Dominguez Hills, September 2007.
  • Moderator, Spanish Postfeminism? Conference, California State University, Dominguez Hills, April 2007
  • Co-Chair, “The Iconography of the Breast.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 2002
  • Co-Chair, “The Unsex’d Men of the Eighteenth-Century.” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 2002
  • Chair, Reading Male Sexuality in the Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century. Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Annual Meeting, Orange, California, February 2002


 

Fellowships, Awards & Honors

  • Center for Teaching and Learning Travel Grant, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Fall 2007
  • Sally Casanova Memorial Award (Research Scholarship and Creative Activities Program), California State University, Dominguez Hills, Spring 2006
  • Research Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, California State University Dominguez Hills, Summer 2004
  • William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Research Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, July 2002 (national award)
  • Faculty Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, 2001-2002 (UC-wide award)
  • Humanities Center Research Grant, University of California, Irvine, Summer 2001, Summer 1999
  • School of Humanities Excellence in Teaching Award, University of California, Irvine, 2000-2001
  • Research and Travel Award, University of California, Irvine, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1996
  • Regents’ Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, Winter 2000
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of California, Irvine, 1999
  • Summer Dissertation Fellowship in Humanities, University of California, Irvine, 1998
  • Regents’ Fellowship, University of California, Irvine, 1995-1996
  • Graduate Assistantship, American University, 1994-1995


 

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