Dr. Matthew Cella will give a presentation on Thursday, 11 April at 3:30 in DHC 051. The title of his talk is "You Don't Have to Hike the Trails to Care About the Forest: Disability Narratives and the Environment." The talk examines how autobiographical narratives by people with disabilities challenge normative (even ableist) constructions of the body-environment relationship. The study of these disability narratives therefore provides an opportunity to develop a richer and more inclusive ecological criticism. Matthew J.C. Cella is an assistant professor in the English department at Shippensburg University. He has published articles and reviews in a variety of journals, including Western American Literature, MELUS, and ISLE. His book, Bad Land Pastoralism in Great Plains Fiction, was a finalist for the Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize in 2011.
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Ph.D., University of Maryland (1995).
M.Ed., Mississippi College (1970);
M.A., Shippensburg University (1985);
B.A.E., University of Mississippi (1960);
Research/Teaching Interests:American Literature, Southern writers, Oral histories
"Play the Ball Where It Lies: Teaching Developmental Students"Journal of Teaching and Learning (Spring 2001)
Editor, Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, 1999-2010:Community (Fall 2001) "Editor's Notes"Folk Art (Spring 1999) "Editor's Notes"
"Getting Away on Sabbatical." Communities, Work, & Family (Manchester, UK: Dec 1999).Proteus: "Editor's Notes on Folk Art" (Spring 1998).
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