Dr. Kathleen Therrien

Professor

Dr. Kathleen Therrien
615-898-2664
Room 334, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Delaware (1997)
  • M.A., University of Delaware (1989)
  • A.B., College of Holy Cross, MA (1987)

Biography

Dr. Therrien teaches courses in American literature, women and literature, popular fiction, and composition.  She is also a faculty advisor and serves as Director of Advising within the English Department.

Publications

  •  “’One Would Die Rather Than Speak… About Such Subjects’: Exploring Class, Gender, and Hegemony in Anya  Seton’s Dragonwyck.Teaching Tainted Lit: Popular American Fiction in Today’s Classroom. Ed. Janet G.    Casey. University of Iowa Press, 2015.
  • “Straight To the Edges: Gay and Lesbian Characters and Cultural Conflict in Popular Romance Fiction.” New    ...
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  •  “’One Would Die Rather Than Speak… About Such Subjects’: Exploring Class, Gender, and Hegemony in Anya  Seton’s Dragonwyck.Teaching Tainted Lit: Popular American Fiction in Today’s Classroom. Ed. Janet G.    Casey. University of Iowa Press, 2015.
  • “Straight To the Edges: Gay and Lesbian Characters and Cultural Conflict in Popular Romance Fiction.” New    Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction. Eds. Sarah S.G. Frantz and Eric Murphy Selinger. McFarland & Co., 2012. 164-77.
  • “‘Why Do They Have To. . . To. . . Say Things. . . ?’: Poverty, Class, and Gender in Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.Legacy: A Journal of Women Writers’ Special Issue on Discourses of Women and Class, Volume 16.1, 1999.      
  • “Helping Students Stay Students: Addressing Issues of First-Year Retention” (co-authored with Judy A. Greene). About Teaching: The Newsletter of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness. University of Delaware, November 1993. Reprinted in The Freshman Year Experience Newsletter. National Resource Center for FYE at the University of South Carolina at Columbia, January 1994.
  • “The Syllabus Re-Evaluated: Building a Tool for Active Learning” (co-authored with Judy A. Greene). About Teaching: The Newsletter of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness. University of Delaware, April 1993. Reprinted as “The Syllabus: A Tool for Effective Learning.” The Teaching Scholar: The Newsletter of the Teaching Excellence Center. Rutgers University, September 1993.
  • Associate editor of and primary writer for About Teaching: The Newsletter of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness.   University of Delaware, January, April, and November 1993, April 1994. Article titles available upon request.

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Awards

MTSU Outstanding Teacher Award, 2002

Outstanding Advisor Award, MTSU College of Liberal Arts, 2015