Curriculum Vitae
Lisa Vargo
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Saskatchewan


ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS:
Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., University of Toronto
B.A., magna cum laude, Mount Holyoke College

HONOURS:
Slater Fellowship, University College, University of Durham, U.K. January-March 2005.
Prowse Fellowship, Van Mildert College, University of Durham, U.K. January-March 2001.
Saskatchewan Literacy Award of Merit, Volunteer Category, 1999.
USSU Teaching Excellence Award, 27 March 1998.

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:
Assistant Professor, English, Trent University, 1989-90
Barbara Rooke Fellow, Trent University, 1988-89
Tutorial Leader, Trent University; Community Literacy Worker, Alexandra Park Learning Centre, Toronto, 1986-88
Instructor, English, Trent University, 1986-88
Assistant Professor, English, Queen' s University, 1985-86
Assistant Professor, English, Bishop' s University, 1984-85

PUBLICATIONS:

Scholarly Editions:
Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey, (forthcoming, Broadview Press)

Spanish and Portuguese Lives. Mary Shelley' s Literary Lives and Other Writings Vol. 2 General Editor: Nora Crook. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2002.

With Allison Muri. "Anna Laetitia Aikin [later Barbauld]. Poems 1773." Romantic Circles Electronic Editions. Hypertext edition, 2000.

The Anna Laetitia Barbauld Web Page, a hypertext editing project, co-edited with Allison Muri, Department of English. < http://homepage.usask.ca/~lmv118/barbauld.>

Mary Shelley, Lodore, Peterborough, ON., Broadview Press, 1997.

Book Chapters:
"Mrs. Julian T. Marshall' s Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley." Nervous Reactions. Ed. Joel Faflak and Julia M. Wright. Albany: SUNY Press, 2004.

"Women' s Gothic Romance: Writers, Readers, and the Pleasures of the Form." A Companion to Romance. Ed. Corinne Saunders. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

"Rebekah Carmichael." Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period. Ed. Nancy Kushigian and Stephen Behrendt. Alexander Street Press, 2001. (Electronic Archive Critical Anthology).

"Mrs. Ryves." Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period. Ed. Nancy Kushigian and Stephen Behrendt. Alexander Street Press, 2001. (Electronic Archive Critical Anthology).

"Further Thoughts on the Education of Daughters: Lodore as an Imagined Conversation with Mary Wollstonecraft." Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley: Writing Lives. Wilfred Laurier Press, 2001. 177-87.

"The Quiet American and ' a Mr. Liebermann,' in "The Quiet American: Text and Criticism. Ed. John Clark Pratt. New York: Penguin Books, 1996. 356-65.

"Close Your Eyes and Think of Shelley: Versioning Mary Shelley' s Triumph of Life." Evaluating Shelley: Perspectives from the Fin de Siecle. Ed. Jerrold Hogle and Timothy Clark. U of Edinburgh P, 1996. 215-24.

Papers in Refereed Journals:
"The Aikins and the Godwins: Notions of Conflict and Stoicism in Anna Barbauld and Mary Shelley." Romanticism 11(2005):84-98.

"Tabitha Bramble and the Lyrical Tales." Women' s Writing. Special Number: Mary Robinson. Ed. Jacqueline Labbe. 9(2002): 37-52.

"The Anna Letitia Barbauld Web Page: 1773 Meets 2000." Romanticism on the Net 19 (August 2000).

"Lodore and the ' novel of society.' " Women' s Writing. Special Number: Mary Shelley. Ed. Marie Mulvey-Roberts and Janet Todd. 6.3(1999): 425-40.

"The Case of Anna Laetitia Barbauld' s To Mr. Coleridge' ." The Charles Lamb Bulletin, New Series No. 102 (April 1998): 55-63.

"An enlargement of home': Anna Jameson and the Representation of Nationalism." Victorian Review 24(1998): 53-68.

"The Claims of `real life and manners': Coleridge and Mary Robinson." The Wordsworth Circle 26: 134-7.

"Unmasking Shelley' s Mask of Anarchy," English Studies in Canada, 13 (1987), 49-64.

"The Quiet American and ' a Mr. Liebermann,' " English Language Notes, 21 (1984): 63-70.

Book Reviews:
Review of William Godwin, Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1798). Ed. Pamela Clemit and Gina Luria Walker. Peterborough: Broadview P, 2001. Keats-Shelley Journal (2003) forthcoming.

Review of The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction. Ed. Jerrold E, Hogle. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002. Nineteenth-Century Contexts (2003) forthcoming.

Review of Betsy Bolton, Women, Nationalism and the Romantic Stage: Theatre and Politics in Britain, 1780-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001. Wordsworth Circle 32 (2001): 271-2.

Review of Mary Shelley' s Fictions: From Frankenstein to Falkner. Ed. Michael Eberle-Sinatra. New York: St. Martin' s Press/Palgrave. Romantic Circles Reviews 5.2 (2002): 6 pars .

Review of Kelvin Everest, ed. et al. The Poems of Shelley, Volume Two: 1817-1819. Romanticism on the Net 24 (November 2001) 6 pars http://users.ox.ac.uk/~scat0385/24shelley.html.

Review of Isobel Armstrong' s and Virginia Blain' s Women' s Poetry in the Enlightenment. New York: St. Martin's P, 1999. Romanticism 6.1(2000): 118-20.

Review of Warren Stevenson, Romanticism and the Androgynous Sublime. English Studies in Canada 24 (1998): 353-5.

Review of Mark Jones. The Lucy Poems: A Case Study in Literary Knowledge, English Studies in Canada 23 (1997): 476-8.

Review of Karen A. Weisman, Imageless Truths: Shelley' s Poetic Fictions, English Studies in Canada 22 (1996): 366-8.

INVITED LECTURES:
"Inspiration and Conversation: Thomas Love Peacock and Mary Shelley." Invited Talk, Department of English Studies, University of Durham, U.K., 2005.

"Nightmare Abbey, 'black bile' and the 'systematical "poisoning" of the "mind" of the "Reading Public."'" Invited Talk, North East Postgraduate Forum, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, U.K., 2005.

"Mary Shelley and 'The great work of life': Reception and Re-vision." Romantic Re-alignments Seminar, English Faculty, Oxford University, 2004.

"' Treading in unknown paths & dragging out unknown things': Mary Shelley' s Lives of the Most Eminent Literary Men of Spain and Portugal," Staff/Postgraduate Research Seminars, Department of English, University of Durham, U.K., 2001.

Enlightenment Legacies after the Fall of the Woman of Letters: The Case of Mary Shelley' s Spanish Lives, Feminism and Enlightenment Research Project, Institute for Historical Research, University of London. 2001.

"Further Thoughts on the Education of Daughters: Lodore as an Imagined Conversation with Mary Wollstonecraft." Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley: Writing Lives Research Network, The Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary, 21-24 August, 1997.

PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES:
"Surveying the Field of Letters: The Example of Mary Shelley." Romanticism's Debatable Lands, The British Association for Romantic Studies, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K., 2005.

"The Cosmo Girl’s Grand Tour: Anna Jameson’s Diary of an Ennuyée." April Conference Ten: Language and Identity: English and American Studies in the Age of Globalization. Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, 2005.

"The Cosmo Girl’s Grand Tour: Anna Jameson’s Diary of an Ennuyée." Romantic Cosmopolitanism, 12th Annual North American Society of the Study of Romanticism Conference, Boulder, Colorado, September 9-12, 2004.

"(Re)Placing a Site of Friendship: Frances Wright and Mary Shelley." Placing Romanticism: Sites, Borders, Forms, NASSR 2003, Fordham University, New York, August 1-5, 2003.

"The Aikins and the Godwins: Notions of Conflict in Writings by Anna Barbauld and Mary Shelley." Romantic Conflict, British Association for Romantic Studies, University of Warwick, 24-27 July 2003.

"Mary Shelley and the Writing of History: Romance and Inspiration." Romanticism and History, 10th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, University of Western Ontario, 22-5 August 2002.

"The Writer as Romantic Subject: The Example of Mary Shelley' s Lives." "Romantic Subjects" NASSR 2001, University of Washington, Seattle, August 16-19, 2001.

"Dr. Lardner' s Cabinet and the Spectacle of Public Knowledge: The Case of Mary Shelley' s Spanish and Portuguese Lives." "Spectacle in the Eighteenth Century." CSECS 2001, University of Saskatchewan, 18-20 October, 2001.

"An Anna Barbauld Hypertext Project." Tenth International Congress on the Enlightenment, University College, Dublin, 25-31 July 1999.

"Romantic Poems and Revisionary Histories of the Dramatic Monologue: Mary Robinson and Tabitha Bramble." Romanticism and the New, Seventh Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, King' s College, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 12-15 August 1999.

"Reading between the Lyrical Ballads and the Lyrical Tales." ACCUTE, Universite de Sherbrooke/Bishop' s University, 2-5 June 1999.

"Winter Studies and ' All Manner of Thoughts and Memories and Fancies.' " Modern Language Association. San Francisco, 27?30 December, 1998

With Allison Muri. "' On a Lady' s Writing': Contexts/Hypertext." "Material Productions and Cultural Constructions," Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 16-20 September 1998.

"Anna Barbauld' s ' Songs' and the ' Essay on Song-Writing' ." "Scenes of Writing: 1750-1850," Gregynog, University of Wales, Newton, Powys, United Kingdom, 20-23 July 1998.

"The Implications of Desire: Tabitha Bramble and the Lyrical Tales." "1798 and Its Implications," Joint conference of British Association for Romantic Studies and North American Association for the Study of Romanticism

, St. Mary' s University College, Strawberry Hill, United Kingdom, 6-10 July 1998. "Authorizing the Ineffectual Angel: Florence Marshall' s Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Modern Language Association, Toronto, 27-30 December 1997.

"Listening to Measures of Desire: Anna Barbaulds' Songs and Writing the Body" Body Projects I: Incarnations, Inscriptions, Adhesions, Invasions, Humanities Research Unit, University of Saskatchewan, September 17-20, 1997.

"Lodore and Its Romantic Generations." Romantic Generations, British Association for Romantic Studies, University of Leeds, 24-27 July 1997.

"`Words have more power than any one can guess': Lodore and the Contexts of Its Times." Mary Shelley in Her Times, City University of New York, 22-24 May 1997.

"`Now that I have been a Chippewa born' : Anna Jameson and the Representation of Nationalism." Romantic Crossings: Fourth Annual NASSR Conference, Boston, Mass., November 14-16 1996.

"Listening to Measures of Desire: Anna Barbauld' s `Songs.' " Aphra Behn Society Conference, University of Georgia, 25?27 October 1996.

"An `enlargement of home' : Anna Jameson and Nationalism." Fifth Annual Conference, 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers, Columbia, South Carolina, March 21-23 1996.

"`Mistress Bare and Bold' : `To Mr. C' and Coleridge' s Agency." Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, December 27-30 1995.

"Coleridge and Mary Robinson." Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere, United Kingdom, August 1994.

"Scattering `frail and attenuated Leaves': Mary Shelley' s Last Man and the Monumental Fragmentation of Authority." ACCUTE Conference, University of Calgary, June 1994.

Respondent, "Reception and Perception: Re-Viewing Romanticism." NASSR Conference, August 1993, University of Western Ontario.

"Reading Ruin: `Tintern Abbey' and acts of exclusion." ACCUTE Conference, May 30- June 2 1993, Carleton University, Ottawa.

"Close Your Eyes and Think of Shelley: Versioning Mary Shelley' s Triumph of Life." International Shelley Conference, August 15-17 1992, Gregynog, Wales.

"The Fault of Mr. Coleridge," Wordsworth Summer Conference, Grasmere, United Kingdom, August 1991.

"Shrine-Builders and Shelley Disfigured: Some Thoughts About the Fragmentary in Shelley' s Poetry," ACUTE Conference, Laval University, Quebec, 1989.

"Unmasking the Mask," ACUTE Conference, Montreal, 1985.

COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTIONS:
Literacy Tutor, READ Saskatoon, 1990-present.
President, Board of Directors, READ Saskatoon, 2002-2005.
Organizing Committee, Word Whiz, November 2001.
Board of Directors, READ Saskatoon, 2000-2001.
Organizing Committee, Word Whiz, November 2000.
Consultant, "Baby and Me: Weekly Pregnancy Guide and Diary" (A plain language diary for teen moms with low reading skills). A joint project of READ Saskatoon and EGADZ Youth Centre. May 2000.
Secretary, Board of Directors, Saskatchewan Literacy Network, 1995-2000.
Panelist on "Libraries and Literacy," Saskatchewan Library Association Conference, Waskesiu, May 1999.
"Secondhand ticket to a new world," The Globe and Mail, Saturday, September 6, 1997.
Organizing Committee, Word Whiz, Fundraiser for Saskatchewan Literacy Foundation, November 1997.
"Tutor turns learner in Poland," Literacy Works 9:1(1997): 27-8.
Organizing Committee, Saskatchewan Literary Award of Merit Dinner, June 20, 1995.
Editorial assistance: "Sharing Our Health Circle: The Grandmothers' Health Assessment Report." Older Native Women' s Health Project, Saskatoon Community Health Clinic, June 1995.
Editorial assistance: Stories from Kohkum, The Older Native Women's Health Project and READ Saskatoon (1995).
"Beloved Anne books make kindred spirits of tutor and learner." Literacy Works 6:2 (1995), 13-14.
President, Board of Directors, READ Saskatoon, 1992-4.
"Attempts to cure illiteracy on the cheap unlikely to succeed," StarPhoenix, 9 September 1993.
Editor, Where Friends Meet, a book of stories published for READ Saskatoon.
Saskatoon Literary Coalition, coordinator of judges for Canada 125 Essay Contest, 1991-92. Saskatoon Literary Coalition, advisor for The Star Phoenix, "Faces of Literacy" supplement.