Dr. Allen Berry’s C.V.

EDUCATION:
Ph.D., Creative WritingPoetry/Modern American and British Literature,

The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.

August 2013. Creative Dissertation: Travel for Agoraphobics

 

Certificate of Technical Writing,

University of Alabama Huntsville

Huntsville, AL, August 2015

 

M.A., English, University of Alabama Huntsville, AL 2009
Thesis: Lariat Legends: An Explication of the Western and its Historical Context in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses.

B.S., Communication, Freed Hardeman University, Henderson, TN 1993

TEACHING:

 Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, 2014 – Present                                            University of Alabama Huntsville

Courses: English 301: Technical Writing, class focused on crafting technical documents including instructions and an instructional software video.                                            English 102: Second part of freshman composition, focused on annotated bibliography, literature, review, argument of fact, and the long research paper.                                          English 300: Strategies for Business Writing, class focused on business writing skills, including resume and cover letter, business letters, memos, and proposals as well as other business writing.

 

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Languages and Literature, 2017 – Present Calhoun Community College, Huntsville, AL

Courses: Freshman Composition 102, Writing About Literature. Survey of Literature focusing on, Short stories, Poetry, and Drama.  American Literature I, From the Puritans to Walt Whitman. Freshman Composition course, English Composition 101, introduction to college writing.

Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, 2017-Present                                            Columbia State Community College

Courses: English 2015: Film Studies, Desk Top Video Conferencing Course. Course focuses on the history of film, major periods, and figures. English 1020: Introduction to Literature survey course. Course focused on American, British, and World Literatures. Topics covered: short fiction, one novel, poetry, and plays as an online course via D2L.

Full Time Temporary Instructor, Department of English, 2016                                     Columbia State Community College

Courses: English 1010: Research and Argument, class focused on Freshman Composition introduction to college writing. English 1020: Introduction to Literature survey course. Course focused on American, British, and World Literatures. Topics covered: short fiction, one novel, poetry, and plays in both a traditional classroom setting and as an online course via D2L. British Literature Survey: Course focused on British Canonical literature from Beowulf to the Modern period.

 

Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, Dec. 2015 – May 2015                                                                                                                                             Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL                                                           Courses: Online English 101 Freshman Composition introduction to college writing.          English 102: Introduction to Literature survey course. Course focused on American, British, and World Literatures. Topics covered: short fiction, one novel, poetry, and plays.

     

Adjunct Instructor, Department of Languages and Literature, 2013 – 2014         Calhoun Community College, Decatur, AL

Courses: Freshman Composition course, English Composition 101, introduction to college writing, Developmental English, English 092: class focused on paragraph writing, grammar, and punctuation.

 Instructor, Department of English, 2010-2013                                                                      The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Courses: Freshman Composition course, English Composition 101, introduction to college writing. English Composition 102, argumentation and research.                                   English 333: Writing in Professional and Public Contexts, lecture online. Taught Business and technical writing in an e-learning platform utilizing Blackboard software.           Hybrid English 203: World Literature. The class was divided between online and in class lecture. The course consisted of classroom lecture and online testing and essay submissions via Blackboard software.

 

Adjunct Instructor of English, 2009 – 2010                                                                        Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL   

Courses: English 101: Freshman Composition introduction to college writing.          English 102: Introduction to Literature survey course. Course focused on American, British, and World Literatures. Topics covered: short fiction, one novel, poetry, and plays.

                    

Poetry Writing Workshop, 2008 Middle Tennessee State University                 Murfreesboro, TN       

Courses: English 1010 Introduction to poetry writing. Taught an introductory seminar on poetry writing to Freshmen.

 

Poetry Writing Workshop, 2008                                                                                                       Draughon’s Community College, Murfreesboro, TN

Courses: English 1010 Introduction to poetry writing. Taught an introduction to poetry seminar to non-traditional freshmen.

 

Distance Learning Specialist, 2006-2007                                                                                  Department of Continuing Education,                                                                              University of Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL                                                        Recorded and edited lectures for instructors for distance learning.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 Books:

 Sitting Up With the Dead. Writing Knights Press. Ed. Azriel Johnson. November 2016.

Travel for Agoraphobics. The Aldrich Press/Kelsay Books. Ed. Karen Kelsay. October 2014.

 Distractions and Illusions. Finishing Line Press. Ed. Leah Maines. June 2015.

 Lariat legends: An explication of the western and its historical context in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses. ProQuest, UMI Dissertation Publishing. September, 2011.

Academic Articles:

 “I’m 140 Characters of Sorry: The Emerging Corporate Twitter Apology.” Under consideration by Technical Communication.

“Nobody wants to be here and nobody wants to leave: Maslow’s Hierarchy at work in the Post-Apocalyptic World.” Carrying the Fire: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and the Apocalyptic Tradition. Ed. Rick Wallach. Miami: The Cormac McCarthy Society 2015. Print. (forthcoming)

 “The Cross Border Western Pastiche in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses.” JASAT: Journal of American Studies Texas. Vol. 45. Ed. Sharon Bracken. November, 2014. Print.  


Poetry:

“Frozen Spring.” Birmingham Arts Journal. Ed. Irene Latham (Pending October 2017).

“Her Death.” Challenging Submissions Litmag. Writing Knights Press. May 2017. Print.

“The Seven Day Man.” Atomic: A Journal of Short Poetry. Ed. Warner James Robinson. Issue 1 Fall, 2015. Web.

“Frozen Spring.” Birmingham Arts Journal. Ed. Irene Latham (Pending October 2017).

 

“The Clarinet, the Fedora, and the Ashes of Us.” Flytrap Uprising. Eds. Jeremy DeFatta and Candice Mizell. Issue  2, October 2016. Web.

“By His Own Troops,” “Her Death,” and “Reflection.” POMPA: Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association  Ed. Lorie Watkins. Vol. 31, Fall 2014. Print.

  “Love Among Linguists.” The Sundial Writer’s Corner Podcast, WLRH 89.3.  http://www.wlrh.org/WritersCorner/allen-berry-love-among-linguists-august-8-2014

“Information Overload.” Amarillo Bay. Eds. Jerry Craven and Laura Kenelley. Vol. 15: Spring, 2013.  Web.

 “Pauli’s at the End.” “Steel Toe Review.” Ed. M. David Hornbuckle. Mar. 2012. Web. Pushcart Prize Nominee, 2013.

“Simulacra.” Redheaded Stepchild. Eds. Malaina King Albrecht, Deborah Blakely, and Eric Holmes. Fall, 2012. Web.

“Love Among Linguists.” Ed. Jim Reed. Birmingham Arts Journal. 2nd ed. Vol. 8. Birmingham: Birmingham Arts Journal, 2011. Print.

“The Distance Rule” (Poetry). Intentional Walk Review, March 2011. Web.

“The Occurrence of Foxfire.”  Ed. Karlyn Crowley. The Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle. Vol. 84. De Pere: Sigma Tau Delta, 2009. Print.

“Domestic Neglect.” Limestone Dust Poetry Festival Anthology. Ed. Bonnie Roberts. Huntsville: Limestone Dust Poetry Festival, 2008: 46.  Print.

 “The Agrarian.” What Remembers Us: An Anthology of Alabama Poetry. Ed. Sue Brannan Walker, and J. William Chambers. Athens: Negative Capability Press, 2007: 74. Print.

“Barefoot.”  Passings.  Ed. Peggy Amond, Judith Winder Lawrence, T.Emmett Mueller et al. Rienzi: Poetworks Press, 2006: 17. Print.

“Breaking the News.” For Better or Worse: An Anthology of Poetry on Marriage and Other Foibles. Ed. Peggy Amond, T.Emmett Mueller, Bonita C. Sutterby, et al.  Rienzi: Poetworks Press, 2005: 56. Print.

“George Washington.”  The Sampler, Vol. 33. 3. Ed. Donna Jean Tennis.  Montgomery: Timberline Press, 2001: 3. Print.

“Strange Weather.”  The American Muse Magazine.  Issue 3, Summer  2001: 37. Print.

 

Book Reviews:

“Review of Comic Art, Creativity, and the Law, by Mark Greenburg.” Technical Communication Journal. February 2015. Print.

“Review of Sweet Aegis by Melissa Dickson.”  Negative Capability Press. August 2014. Web.

“Review of Otherness by M. Ayodele Heath.” Alabama Writer’s Forum. June 2011. Web.

“Review of Pain Diary: Working Methadone… by Joseph Reich.” Alabama Writer’s Forum. June 2011. Web.

 “Review of Poet Sue Scalf’s Bearing the Print.”  Web. 2008.

Review of Camelot in the Nineteenth Century by Laura Cooner and Robert Thomas Lambdin. Web. 2002.

Fiction:

“Daybreak” and “A Literary Tragedy.” One Sentence Stories: Anthology of Stories Told in a Single Sentence. Muddy Puddle Press. Ed. Val Dumond. Spring 2017. Print.

“The Music of Leaving.”  Flytrap Uprising. Eds. Jeremy DeFatta and Candice Mizell. Issue 2, October 2016. Web.

“Late Night With a Bottle of Regret.” Everybody’s Baby Magazine, (Forthcoming).

“Random Acts of Evil.” The Project Literary Magazine, Vol. Spring 2009: 16-26. Print.

 “Four Minute Mile.”  The Project Literary Magazine, Vol. 3. Spring 2007: 8-12.  Print.

 

Non-Fiction:

“A Few Words About Doubt.” The Valley Planet Magazine, Vol 7. April 30-May 20: 2009. Print.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

“Nobody Wants to be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave: Maslow’s Hierarchy at work in the Post-Apocalyptic World.” The 2016 Mississippi Philological Association Conference. Mississippi University for Women, MS. 2016.

“I’m 140 Characters of Sorry: The Twitter Apology Phenomenon in the Business World.” 2015 Society for Technical Communicators Conference. UA Huntsville. Huntsville, AL. 2015.

“I Was There,” “Her Death,” “Travel for Agoraphobics.” The 2014 Mississippi Philological Association Conference. Mississippi State University, MS. 2014.

 “Out Where the West Begins: Mythic and Altered Landscapes in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses.” The Cormac McCarthy Society Annual Conference. Berea, KY. 2013.

 “The Ghost Who Walks: History, Anti-Colonialism, and the Impact of Lee Falk’s the Phantom on the American Psyche and Popular Culture.” Pop Culture Association of the South/American Culture Association in the South Conference. Nashville, TN. 2012.

“My Dinner With Andre: A Dialectic in Four Courses.”  Pop Culture Association of the South/American Culture Association in the South Conference.  New Orleans, LA. 2011.

“Playing Cowboys: Appropriating the Image of the Western Hero in Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses.”  The Third Annual Middle Tennessee State University Graduate Student Conference.  Murfreesboro, TN. 2010.

“The Cross-Border Relationship Pastiche in Cormac McCarthy’s All The Pretty Horses.”  Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society 2010 International Convention. St. Louis, MO. 2010.

“Through the Looking Glass: Shades of the Trickster in Sherman Alexie’s Flight.” In Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the Science Fiction Imagination. UA

READINGS:

The Coffeehouse Reader’s Series, UAH. Huntsville, AL 2015.

The Sundial Writer’s Corner – WLRH 89.3. Huntsville, AL 2014 (http://www.wlrh.org/WritersCorner/allen-berry-love-among-linguists-august-8-2014)

The Mobile LODA Art Walk/Poetry Walk. Mobile, AL 2013.

Auburn Writer’s Conference: The Winding Road, Travel, Identity and the Search for Voice. Auburn, AL 2012.

Auburn Writers Conference: Myth, Memory, and the Haunted Muse.  Auburn, AL 2011.

The Tenth Annual Limestone Dust Poetry Festival.  Huntsville, AL. September, 2011.

Whatever Remembers Us: An Anthology of Alabama Poetry, Reading/Signing. Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. Huntsville, AL. June, 2008.

Art Aid: A Benefit for Families Affected by War. Flying Monkey Arts Center Huntsville, AL. March 2005.

Alabama A & M University Writer’s Harvest. Alabama A & M University. Huntsville, AL. November, 2004.

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE:

 Script Judge, 2014. “Walter Trumbauer State Theatre Festival.” 2014. Troy State University. Troy, AL.

Panel Moderator, 2014. “Mississippi Philological Society Conference.”  Mississippi State University.  Starkville, MS.

Judge, 2014. Sigma Kappa Delta International English Honor Society poetry contest.

Served as a judge for the two-year college English Honor Society’s poetry contest. Decatur, AL.

Vice President, 2011-2012. English Graduate Organization

The University of Southern Mississippi

Booked presenters for faculty graduate colloquium, assisted in the planning of EGO activities.

Panel Moderator, 2012. “The Mother Earth Conference.” The University of Southern Mississippi.  Hattiesburg, MS.

Sigma Tau Delta, 2009 – present. Life member of the English Honor Society.

President, 2008-2009. Upsilon Mu Chapter – 2009 Outstanding Chapter of the Year                                                                                                                 Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society                                                                                                    Organized fund raising and service projects for the UAH chapter of the International English Honor Society and represented the chapter at the national conference in St. Louis, MO.

Judge, 2009. Poetry Out Loud Competition                                                                                     Columbia High School Finals                                                                                                              Judged students on presentation, recall and physical presence in the finals for high school poetry recitation contest.

Production Assistant/Runner, 2008. Poetry Out Loud Competition                                Regional Finals                                                                                                                            Assisted with time keeping and assisted the judges at the regional finals of the Poetry Out Loud recitation contest.

Judge, 2008. Poetry Out Loud Competition                                                                            Madison Academy Finals                                                                                                            Judged students on presentation, recall and physical presence in the finals for high school poetry recitation contest.

Poetry Contest Judge, 2003.                                                                                                             Bay Area Poets Coalition, Berkeley, CA                                                                                   Judged submissions for the BAPC’s poetry contest, read submissions and selected contest winners.

 

EDITORIAL:

Assistant Editor, 2011                                                                                                                        Product Literary Magazine                                                                                                              The University of Southern Mississippi.

Reader, 2011                                                                                                                                       The Mississippi Review Commemorative Edition                                                                      The University of Southern Mississippi.

Staff Member/Reader, 2008-2009                                                                                                        The Project Literary Magazine, UA Huntsville.

Founder and President, 2001-2007                                                                                     Limestone Dust Poetry Festival Foundation                                                                          Served as Festival president and chairman of the board of directors, edited the festival chapbook, and oversaw a staff of five volunteers.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Huntsville Land Trust Volunteer: Built trails and served as a hike leader for various Land Trust events.

Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind: Served as a reader volunteer for the blind.

Crisis Services Volunteer: Shot and edited an informational video for Hope Place battered women’s shelter.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Pushcart Prize Nominee for Poetry, nominated by the editor of Writing Knights Press 2016

Pushcart Prize Nominee for Poetry, nominated by the editor of Steel Toe Review 2013

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2011

Gold Key International Honor Society, 2011

Upsilon Mu Outstanding Sigma Tau Delta Chapter, 2009

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