Current Happenings 

2/5/15:  Prof. Neil Connelly will read from his new novel, A Pocket Guide to Divorce, 3:30pm, DHC 151.

2/26/15:  Dr. Nicole Santalucia will present a poetry reading, 3:30 pm, location tba.

3/31/15: Maria Gillen, Director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University, will present the Taggart Series poetry reading.  (details tba)

4/9/15:  Dr. Michael Bibby will present his new research, "'The Disinterested and the Fine': New Negro Renaissance Poetry and the Racial Formation of Modernist Studies."  3:30pm, DHC 051

All events are free and open to all! 

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Contact Information

Dauphin Humanities Center, 128
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257
Phone: 717. 477.1495
Fax: 717.477.4020

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Erica D. Galioto 

Associate Professor of English

Office: DHC 105
Phone: 477.1017

Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo (2005)

M.A. SUNY Buffalo    (2003)

B.A Boston College (2000)


Research/Teaching Interests:
American Literature since 1850; English Education; Composition; Writing Instruction; Literature and Psychology; Literary Theory with particular emphasis on Psychoanalysis



“‘Shame, thas a shame’: The Anti-Sentiment of Sapphire’s Push and The Kid.”  The Sentimental Mode: Essays in Literature, Film, and Television.  Ed. Jennifer A. Williamson, Jennifer Larson and Ashley Reed.  New York: McFarland, 2014. 134-50. Print.

“‘Nothing Hangs Together,’ or Using American Pastoral to Teach Literary Theory.”  Cercles 33 (Spring 2014): 145-63.  (Special Issue: "Philip Roth, American Pastoral"). Web.

“Split Skin: Adolescent Cutters and the Other.” Skin, Culture, and Psychoanalysis. Eds. Sheila Cavanagh, Angela Failler, and Rachel Hurst. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 188-214. Print. 

“‘A Transference of the Most Fortuitous Kind’: Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night and the Freudian Transference.”  Psychoanalysis in Context.  Ed. Alvin Henry.  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013. 203-24. Print.

“‘Every Word She Spoke Was a Bomb’: Merry Levov’s Anamorphotic Stutter.”  New Readings of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral.  Ed. Velichka Ivanova.  Toulouse, France: Presses Universitaires du Mirail (PUM), 2011. 127-36. Print. 

Nip/Tuck and the Literal Unconscious.” Nip/Tuck: Television that Gets Under Your Skin.  Eds. Roz Kaveney and Jennifer Stoy.  New York and London: IB Tauris Books, 2011. 37-65. Print. 

“Fate, Commodification, and Identity in Louise Erdrich’s The Bingo Palace.” General Themes in  Literature.  Ed. Jennifer McClinton-Temple.  Vol. 1.  New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2011. 408-11. Print.

 “Illness, Love, and Alienation in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is the Night.” General Themes in Literature.  Ed. Jennifer McClinton-Temple.  Vol. 2.  New York: Facts on File, Inc., 2011. 442-5. Print.  

“Künstlerroman Revised: Doubleness and Catharsis in Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark.”  Willa Cather’s The Song of the Lark.  Eds. Debra Cumberland and Michael J. Meyer.  New York: Rodopi Press, 2010. 39-65. Print. 

“Female (Mis) Identifications: From Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s Jealousy to Beloved’s Shame.”  Women Writers January 2010 (Themed Scholarly Issue: “Psychoanalysis and La Femme”): n. page. Web.

“Stowe’s Suspicious Sentimentalism: Teaching Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the 21st Century.”  Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice 4.3 (Spring 2011): 12-28. Web.



“‘One Long Frightening Climax’: Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl and Lacan's The Other Side of Psychoanalysis.”  E-rea 2014 (Special Issue: “Reading English/Language Arts and Literature with the Later Lacan”). Web. 

“Teaching Fun Home as Narrative of Trauma in the English Classroom: Psychoanalysis in Fun Home and Are You My Mother?”  Approaches to Teaching Bechdel’s Fun Home.  Ed. Judith Gardiner.  MLA Press. Print.  

The End of Alice, Not the End of the Oedipus Complex.”  We Need to Talk About Family: Essays on Neoliberalism, the Family, and Popular Culture.  Eds. Roberta Garrett, Tracey Jensen, and Angie Voela. Print.


Selected Conference Presentations: 

"'One Long Frightening Climax': Gone Girl and the Psychoanalytic Act, Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Annual Conference: “Activism,” Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2014.

The Universal Humanity of Louise Erdrich, Panel Organizer.  Humanities Conference: “Humanities 2.0,” Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA, February 2014. 

“‘Shame, thas a shame’: The Anti-Sentiment of Sapphire’s Push and The Kid,”  Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Annual Conference: “Change,” Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, November 2013.

“Mentoring Marisol: Composition Pedagogy and the Gateway to Professional Identity,” SUNY Council on Writing, Annual Conference: “Building Cultures of Writing for Tomorrow,” Buffalo, NY, March 2013.

“Split Skin: Adolescent Cutters and the Other,” The Psychoanalysis Reading Group, Cornell University, Annual Conference: “What Can a Body Do? Psychoanalysis and the Logic of the Symptom,” Cornell, NY, April 2012.

 “‘This Ain’t Real Estate’: The Commodification of Tradition in Louise Erdrich’s The Bingo Palace,”College English Association, Annual National Conference: “Fortunes,” St. Petersburg, FL, April 2011.

“Taming Timed Writing through Composition and Teacher Education,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Annual National Conference: “The Remix,” Louisville, KY, March 2010. 

Smashed in Freshman Composition: Students Enjoying Reading,” National Council of Teachers of English, Annual National Conference: “Once and Future Classics: Reading Between the Lines,” Philadelphia, PA, November 2009.

“‘They Tell a Story’: Cutting and Linguistic Representation,” English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities, Annual State Conference: “Making Our World: Language, Literacy, and Culture,” Shippensburg, PA, October 2009.

“Themed Sections of Freshman Composition: A Pedagogical Approach,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Annual National Conference: “Making Waves,” San Francisco, CA, March 2009. 

“Decoding without Translating: Notes from a Student Teacher Supervisor and College Professor on the Decline of Traditional Texts,” Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts, Annual State Conference: “Just Teaching Them to Read and Write: Trusted Approaches and Innovative Strategies for 21st Century Literacies,” Lancaster, PA, October 2008.

“Double Encryptment: Impossible Mourning and Faulkner’s Southern Mothers,” Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Annual Conference: “Psychoanalysis and Democracy,” Columbia University, New York City, October 2004.

“Female (Mis) Identifications: From Uncle Tom’s Cabin’s Masochism to Beloved’s Shame,” Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society, Annual Conference: “Emotions,” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, October 2002.


Courses Taught: 

Practicum in Teaching (ENG-599)

Seminar in Teaching English/Lang. Arts (ENG-525)

Seminar in Composition and Rhetoric (ENG-512)

Student Teaching (EDU-495)

Seminar in Literary Theory: Psychoanalysis (ENG-466)

Seminar in Major Author: Louise Erdrich (ENG-464)

Teaching English in Secondary Schools I (EDU-421)

Teaching English in Secondary Schools II (EDU-422)

Studies in 20th Century American Literature (ENG-383)

Studies in 19th Century American Literature (ENG-381)

Ethnic Literature in America (LIT-360)

Research & Report Writing (WRT-350)

Reading & Writing about Trauma in the English Classroom (ENG-336)

Introduction to English/Language Arts Education (EDU-290) 

American Short Fiction (ENG-251)

Introduction to Short Fiction (ENG-251)

Introduction to Literature (ENG-250)

American Literature II: (1865-1945) (ENG-234) 

American Literature I: (1650-1865) (ENG-233)

Advanced Writing 1 (ENG-201)

Analytical Writing (WRT-200)

Literary Studies II (ENG-111)

Writing-Intensive First-Year Seminar (ENG-106)

Writing 2 (ENG-102)

Writing 1 (ENG-101)

Basic Writing (ENG-050)