Nancy Derbyshire

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Associate Professor
English

EMAIL: nderbyshire@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-757

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 776-7842

Resume

Nancy Derbyshire is an assistant professor at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY, where she teaches composition, British literature, and literature of survival. She is the author of several essays, including “The License of Listening” (John Clare Society Journal 37, 2018), “The Purposive Emptiness of Elizabeth Bentley” (Women’s Writing 27.2, 2020), “The Fire of Labouring Genius in John Clare’s ‘Dawnings of Genius’” (The Explicator 77.2, April-June 2019), and “The Labouring-Class Bird” (Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700-1840, Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

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Expertise

John Clare, British Romanticism

Degrees

PhD English, CUNY Graduate Center, 2013

MA English, William Paterson University, 2005

BA English & Philosophy, Boston University, 2000

Courses Taught

Research and Projects

John Clare, Personification, Labouring-Class Poetry

Publications

Derbyshire, Nancy. “The Labouring-Class Bird.” Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700-1840. Eds. Brycchan Carey, Sayre Greenfield, and Anne Milne. Palgrave Macmillan (2020). ( e-book IBSN: 978-3-030-32792-7; hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-32791-0)

Derbyshire, Nancy. “Proceedings of the John Clare Panel at the 2020 MLA Convention.” John Clare Society of North America Newsletter, Feb. 2020.

Derbyshire, Nancy. “The Fire of Labouring Genius in John Clare’s ‘Dawnings of Genius.’” The Explicator 77.2 (April-June 2019): 53-6. DOI: 10.1080/00144940.2019.1584084.

Derbyshire, Nancy. “The Purposive Emptiness of Elizabeth Bentley.” Women’s Writing 27.2 (January 2019). DOI: 10.1080/09699082.2019.1569310.

Derbyshire, Nancy. Book Review of John Clare: Nature, Criticism, and History, by Simon Kövesi, and John Clare’s Romanticism, by Adam White. The Wordsworth Circle 49.4 (Autumn 2018): 245-50. https://doi.org/10.1086/TWC4904245.

Derbyshire, Nancy. “The License of Listening.” The John Clare Society Journal 37 (June 2018): 41-61.

 

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Provost’s Travel Award, 2018-2019.

William Stewart Travel Award, 2016-2017.

Provost’s Travel Award, 2016-2017.

Diana Hacker Award, Two Year College English Association, 2016.

Chancellor’s Fellowship, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2006-9.

Graduate Assistant Fellowship, Hunter College, CUNY, 2009-11.

Travel Award, Student Affairs, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 2007.

Best Graduate Student Paper, New York College English Association, October 2004.

 

Additional Information

Presentations

“Teaching Love of Literary Prose to Criminal Justice and Education Majors through Survival Literature,” New York College English Association Annual Conference, Queens, NY, October 2018.

“The Two Johns: Keats, Clare, and Descriptive Modes in Romantic Verse,” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Annual Conference, Providence, RI, June 2018.

“Student Learning Outcomes for Digital versus Paper Reading,” BMCC SoTL Forum, November 2017.

“The Boundary Case of Elizabeth Bentley, British Labouring-Class Poet and Teacher,” New York College English Association Annual Conference, Rochester, NY, October 2017.

“Working-Class Women Poets and the Eighteenth Century Literary Marketplace,” Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.

“John Clare & Sound Play: Ascribing Orality and Aurality to the Nonhuman.” BMCC English Department Faculty Forum Talk, November 2016.

“BMCC Teaching Academy: Conducting SOTL Research in the Composition and ESL Classroom.” Two-Year College English Association Northeast Annual Conference, Hartford, CT, October 2016.

“BMCC Teaching Academy: Building a Teaching College one Cohort at a Time.” Two-Year College English Association Northeast Annual Conference, Lancaster, PA, October 2015.

“The Ramblin’ John Clare: Walking as Conversation.” North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Boston, MA, August 2013.

“‘Wandering outlaw of his own dark mind’: Modern Incarnations of Byron.” Byron & Modernity Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2007.

“Natural Civics: Analogy and Mimesis in Prometheus Unbound.” Wide Open Spaces: The Graduate Center English Student Association Conference, New York, NY, March 2007.

“Beat the Pattern: Aesthetic Figurations of the Mystical Experience in Beat Literature.” Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, March 2005.

“Narrative Voice in Vanity Fair: Towards a Reader Participation.” New Jersey College English Association Meeting, South Orange, NJ. March 2004, New York College English Association Meeting, Rochester, NY, October 2004.

 

Professional Memberships

The John Clare Society of North America.

The Keats-Shelley Association of America

Modern Language Association

New York College English Association

North American Society for the Study of Romanticism