Dr. Lenora Bellee Jones-Pierce

Lecturer

Dr.  Lenora Bellee Jones-Pierce
(615) 868-2333
Room 345, Peck Hall (PH)
Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11:30-12:30 and by appointment. 

Departments / Programs

Degree Information

  • PHD, Emory University (2018)
  • MA, University of Alabama (2010)
  • MFA, Georgia College & State University (2005)
  • BA, Huntingdon College (2003)

Areas of Expertise

English Literature pre-1700, Poetry and Poetics, Disability Studies, First-Year Writing

Publications

“‘If I must example bee’: Donne’s Petrarchan Heart as Speculum Amicitiae.” Friendship in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age. Eds. Albrecht Classen and Marilyn Sandidge. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture. Walter de Gruyter Press. 2011.

Poems published in Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers, Issue 3, October 2013; honeydü: the sweetest
thing, Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 2008; Roge...

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“‘If I must example bee’: Donne’s Petrarchan Heart as Speculum Amicitiae.” Friendship in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age. Eds. Albrecht Classen and Marilyn Sandidge. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture. Walter de Gruyter Press. 2011.

Poems published in Former People: A Journal of Bangs and Whimpers, Issue 3, October 2013; honeydü: the sweetest
thing, Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 2008; Roger, Spring 2006; and Rhino, 2006.

“Andrew Hudgins.” The Encyclopedia of Alabama, October 2009.

“Annie Finch’s Graceful Voice” (a book review essay on Annie Finch’s Calendars). Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture, Issue 11 (Spring 2004): 163-165.

“Letter Writing and the Beginning Writer.” The Pedagogy Papers, 2005. Associated Writing Programs (AWP).

“Learning to Whittle.” The Pedagogy Papers, 2004. Associated Writing Programs (AWP).

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Presentations

Workshop Leader.  “The Body of the Essay: Disability Rhetoric in the Writing Center (Or, What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing).” Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, University of Mississippi, February 2017.

Workshop Participant. “Working Class Shakespeares: Shakespeare in Class, Class in Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, March 2016.

Panel Member. “Reflecting a Multilingual University: Supp...

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Workshop Leader.  “The Body of the Essay: Disability Rhetoric in the Writing Center (Or, What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing).” Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, University of Mississippi, February 2017.

Workshop Participant. “Working Class Shakespeares: Shakespeare in Class, Class in Shakespeare.” Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, March 2016.

Panel Member. “Reflecting a Multilingual University: Support Networks, Outreach, and Collaboration with International, ESL, and Heritage Language Communities.” Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference, Columbus State University, February 2016.

“’O, to vex me, contraryes meete in one’: The Seventeenth-Century Epithalamium as Devotional Lyric.” Form and Deformity in Early Modern Literature. Shakespeare Association of America, Vancouver, April 2015.

“Tragic Glass: Lyric as Mirror in Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great.” Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, New Orleans, October 2014; Invited Speaker. Hudson Strode Graduate Conference,

“Emory at Alabama,” University of Alabama, March 2014; Invited Speaker. GEAC Recruitment Colloquium, Emory University, January 2013.
Workshop Leader. “Peer Review and Collaborative Writing.” First-Year Composition Workshop Series. Emory University, September 2014.

“Early Modern Cookery Books.” Guest Lecture for English 101: “You Are What You Eat: Food and Writing.” Emory University, February 2014.

“Multimodal Composition and Assignment Sequencing: Definition.” First-Year Composition Instructor Orientation. Emory University, August 2013.

“Ambiguous Beginnings: Performing the First Lines of Marlowe’s Edward II.” Graduate Colloquy, Emory University English Department, October 2012.

“Time and Temporalitie in Sir David Lyndsay’s Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis.” Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, Agnes Scott College, October 2011.

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Research / Scholarly Activity

My current research examines the embodied and often ableist language surrounding poetics and lyric poetry that burgeoned in the early modern period as well as the legacy of critical distaste for lyric texts that fall outside of traditional lyric bounds

Courses

English 1010: Composition I (Expository Writing)
English 1020: Composition II (Research and Argumentative Writing)

English 2020: Disablity Literature
English 2030: The Experience of Literature (a survey course)