Keynote Speaker: Dr. Denise R. Shaw
Dr. Denise Shaw is Academic Coordinator and Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of South Carolina Union.
Dr. Shaw specializes in Southern literature and the 20th Century American novel. Her first book, The Rape Narrative in the American South (Mellen, 2007), explores the proliferation of sexual violence in modern Southern literature. Her most recent book, Julia May and Virginia: The Making of a Modern Southern Belle (UP of the South, 2012), explores a family’s social experiences during the first half of the 20th century in Americus, Georgia.
Dr. Shaw is a two-time recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award at USC Union. Her most recent article, “Sexual Violence in Literature,” examines sexual violence in literature and American popular culture. She has also been published in Hollins Critic, African American History Reference Series, Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers, Infanticide in Its Global Context, Cleave, and Journal for the Association of Research on Mothering.
In addition to her scholarly pursuits and teaching classes in American and Southern literature and Women’s Studies, Dr. Shaw serves as a mentor to students seeking the Magellan Scholar grant.