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Heather Maring

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Biography

Assistant Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Education

Ph.D. in English (Literature and Creative Writing), University of Missouri-Columbia

M.F.A. in Poetry, University of Iowa

 

Bio

In her research Heather Maring explores the way that early English poems draw upon oral, literary, and ritual forms of signification for their meaning. Her book Signs that Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse was published in 2017 with University Press of Florida (http://upf.com/book.asp?id=MARI001). She has articles in English Studies, Studies in Philology, Oral Tradition, and The Midwestern Modern Language Association Journal.

Her other specialties are poetry, poetics, and oral traditions. Her poems have appeared in The Southeast Review, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and other journals.  She also served as a contributing editor on UNESCO’s project to create a Manual on Oral Traditions and Expressions

Publications

 

 

  • Signs that Sing: Hybrid Poetics in Old English Verse. (University Press of Florida, 2017) 
  • “Performing Pearl.” Approaches to Teaching the Middle English Pearl. Eds. Jane Beal and Mark Bradshaw Busbee. Approaches to Teaching World Literature Series. New York: Modern Language Association, 2017. 
  • “Toward a Ritual Poetics: Dream of the Rood As a Case Study.” Oral Tradition, 26 (2012): 391-410. Special Issue ed. by Lori Ann Garner and Scott Garner (“A Festschrift for John Miles Foley”).
  • “Bright Voice of Praise: An Old English Convention.” Studies in Philology 108 (2011): 299-319.
  • "Two Ships Crossing: Hybrid Poetics in The Dream of the Rood". English Studies (2010).
  • "Oral Tradition." Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales (2007).
  • . . Review of: How Tradition Works: A Meme-Based Cultural Poetics of the Anglo-Saxon Tenth Century (2007).
  • "'Never the Less': Gift-Exchange and the Medieval Dream-Vision Pearl." The Midwest Modern Language Association Journal (2005).
  • "350 Sydney." The Southeast Review (2005)."
  • Heather Maring. "Oral Traditional Approaches to Old English Verse." Oral Tradition (2003).
  • "Taco Bell, Hannibal, Missouri." Valparaiso Poetry Review (2003).
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 221Survey of English Literature
ENG 335American Poetry
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 413History of English Language
ENG 415Studies in Medieval Lit/Cultr
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 221Survey of English Literature
ENG 476Studies in Folklore
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 315Medieval Lit in Translation
ENG 413History of English Language
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 335American Poetry
ENG 532Middle English Dialects
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 413History of English Language
ENG 530Old English
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 315Medieval Lit in Translation
ENG 476Studies in Folklore
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 335American Poetry
ENG 413History of English Language
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 221Survey of English Literature
ENG 413History of English Language
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 413History of English Language
ENG 530Old English
Service
  • Research, Creative Activities, and Social Committee, Member (2009 - 2010)
  • Old English Reading Group, ACMRS, Facilitator (2006 - 2008)
  • Come Home to English, Homecoming 2008, Co-host of Vernissage Gallery Opening (2008 - 2008)
  • English Graduate Student Association, Presenter (2008 - 2008)
  • Research, Creative Activities, and Social Committee, Member (2007 - 2008)