Lisa L Moore
Core Faculty — Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University
College: Liberal Arts
Home Department: English
Education: Ph.D., Cornell University
Feminist theory; British and North American 18th-Century literature and culture; LGBT studies
Organization Affiliations: Austin Project "Rude Mechanicals" Theatre Collective Friends Meeting of Austin (Quakers) Friends of Maplewood Elementary "Program in Comparative Literature"? (AISD) AISD Mentor Program
WGS 345 GAY AND LESBIAN LIT AND CUL
WGS 393 LESBIAN GENRES
Graduate: GRS 390J Theory in Action E389P Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolution WGS 392 Research Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies E389P Eighteenth-Century Feminisms E389P Feminist Theory Field Seminar E389P Problems in Gay and Lesbian Studies E 392M Acts of Union: Edgeworth, Austen, Scott E 389P Feminist Theory and Sexuality E 389P Fiction/Theory: Contemporary Lesbian Writing E 392L Inventing Sexuality in Eighteenth-Century Prose E 392M Histories of the Novel: Burney, Edgeworth, Austen
Undergraduate: E379 Jane Austen E 316K Masterworks of Literature: Women's and Gender Studies Emphasis (large lecture) E370W Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture E 370W Introduction to Women's Studies in the Humanities E 370W Feminist Literary Theory
Awards/Honors: Richards Teaching Fellowship (Department of English) Faculty Research Assignment, The University of Texas, 2007-08. Harry Ransom Fellowship, The University of Texas, 2006-07. Dean's Proposal Award, The University of Texas, 2006-07. Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Women's and Gender Studies Nominee, The University of Texas, 2005-06. Katherine Ross Richards Centennial Teaching Fellowship, The University of Texas, 2005-06. Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Grant, The University of Texas, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07. Faculty and Student Teams for Technology (FAST Tex) Grant, Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, The University of Texas, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005. Harry Ransom Fellowship, The University of Texas, 2001. Outstanding Service Award, Women's Studies Program, The University of Texas, 2001. Dean's Fellowship, University of Texas, 2001. President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas, 2000. Faculty Research Assignment, University Research Institute, The University of Texas, 1997. Lucia, John, and Melissa Gilbert Teaching Excellence Award in Women's and Gender Studies, 1996.
Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel (Duke University Press, 1997). Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals: "Queer Gardens: Mary Delany's Flowers and Friendships," Eighteenth-Century Studies 39: 1 (2005), pp. 49-70. "Lesbian Migrations: Mary Renault's South Africa" GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 10: 1 (November 2003), 23-46. "Acts of Union: Sexuality and Nationalism, Romance and Realism in the Irish National Tale," Cultural Critique 44 (Winter 2000), 113-144. " 'Something More Tender Still Than Friendship': Romantic Friendship in Early Nineteenth-Century England," Feminist Studies 18: 3, Fall 1992, 499-520. (Reprinted in Martha Vicinus, ed., Lesbian Subjects: A Feminist Studies Reader ) " 'She was too fond of her mistaken Bargain': The Scandalous Relations of Gender and Sexuality in Feminist Theory," diacritics 21-22, Summer-Fall 1991, 89-101. "Sexual Agency in Manet's Olympia." Textual Practice, 3: 2, June 1989, 222-233. Book Chapters: "The Swan of Litchfield: Sarah Pierce and the Lesbian Landscape Poem," in Thomas Foster, ed., Long Before Stonewall: Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America (NYU Press, 2007). "My Homosexual Agenda," Burnt Orange Britannia: British Studies at the University of Texas, ed. Roger Louis (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005). "Teledildonics: Virtual Lesbians in the Fiction of Jeannette Winterson," Sexy Bodies: The Strange Carnalities of Feminism, ed. Elizabeth Grosz and Elspeth Probyn. London: Routledge, 1995, 104-127.
"The Body Remembers," poem appearing in The Austin Project Archive: Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic (University of Texas Press, forthcoming).
WGS 345 • Gay And Lesbian Lit And Cul
46715 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 1000am-1100am MEZ 1.102
(also listed as E 370W)
E 370W l 8-Gay and Lesbian Literature and Culture
Instructor: Moore, L
Unique #: 34885
Semester: Spring 2015
Cross-lists: WGS 345
Computer Instruction: No
Flags: Cultural Diversity in the U.S.; Writing
Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
Description: In this course, we will examine the tradition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer self-representation in English through literary texts that document the emergence of a queer literary tradition and political community. Writing assignments will emphasize careful close reading and formal analysis of these texts in two short papers; both of these papers will be revised. Our final project will be an in-class reading and performance of student writing.
Texts: Dickinson, selected poems; Whitman, selected poems; Forster, Maurice; Hall, The Well of Loneliness; Baldwin, Giovanni's Room; Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle; Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit; Kushner, Angels in America Part I: Millenium Approaches; Bridgforth, Love/Conjure Blues; Chee, Edinburgh; Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic; Blanco, Looking for the Gulf Motel.
Films: Schiller, Rosenberg, Before Stonewall; Scagliotti, After Stonewall; Van Sant, Milk.
Requirements & Grading: Two Blackboard posts (100 words each) per week (14 weeks): 20% of final grade; Two 3-5-page essays: each 20% of final grade; Performance as a peer editor: 10% of final grade; Final group presentation: 10% of final grade.
WGS 391 • Feminist Theories
47965 • Fall 2013
Meets MW 200pm-330pm CBA 4.340
The primary goal of this course will be to introduce students, especially those in the English department’s Women, Gender, and Literature concentration, to feminist theory and scholarship. Teaching such a course at the current moment presents a pedagogical challenge; the field has now been established for long enough that it has a history, and texts that were once central to establishing the field are no longer so crucial. In an attempt to address the challenge of both providing necessary background and addressing current debates, the course will pair “classic” texts with contemporary ones. Along the way, we will aim to explore the intersections of feminism with psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, Marxism, critical race theory, queer theory, among other fields. In recognition that “theory” has often now become embedded in the work of cultural analysis, the course will also use selected primary texts as case studies.
WGS 305 • Intro To Women's & Gender Stds
47035 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm CBA 4.332
In this course, you will:
become familiar with key terms within and authors of feminist analysis
use WGS terms and concepts to analyze texts (archives, films, a novel, a public event)
think for yourself and put your life and surroundings in conversation with our readings
practice looking for and learning from transnational grassroots feminist activists
journal about change and challenges created by a human rights framework for gender justice
take part in our ongoing discussion about what WGS is and what possibilities it creates
WGS 393 • Queer Poetics
47245 • Spring 2012
Meets TTH 1100am-1230pm MEZ 1.104
(also listed as E 389P)
At the crossroads of queer theory and poetics scholarship lie a number of interesting questions. Is there such a thing as queer form or content in poetry? Queer formalism? Queer voice? Queer content or material? Through close examination of the poetry of such figures as Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Cyrus Cassels, Carl Phillips, Marilyn Hacker, Rafael Campos, Black Took Collective and Gabrielle Calvocoressi, we will analyze the prosody and poetics of verse that can be said to address queer identities, perspectives, or aesthetics. Class activities will be co-ordinated with the programming of the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies (TILTS), whose 2011-12 theme is “Poets&Formalists.”
Students will organize and present their own research at a final day-long conference.
Conference organizing: 20% of final grade
In-class presentation: 20% of final grade
Annotated bibliography: 20% of final grade
Conference paper: 40% of final grade
WGS 345 • Gay And Lesbian Lit And Cul
88875 • Summer 2010
Meets MTWTHF 1000am-1130am PAR 105
(also listed as E 370W)
Cross-listed with WGS 345
Course Description: This course offers a context for understanding literature and other art forms created by and about LGBT people (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) in the English-speaking world. We will analyze LGBT self-representation through careful examination of texts that document queer cultural traditions and political communities. Writing assignments will emphasize careful close reading and formal analysis of these texts in a series of short papers; all four of these papers will be revised. A final group project will draw on the variety of genres studied during the semester to create a class presentation.
- Essays by Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, Jane Rule, Audre Lorde, Dorothy Allison, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Gloria Anzaldua, Paul Monette, David Sedaris, Carl Phillips, Arturo Islas (please print out from Blackboard site under Course Documents)
- Poems by Shakespeare, Behn, Dickinson, Whitman, Anzaldua, Marilyn Hacker, Carl Philips (also on Blackboard)
- Short stories by E.M. Forster and Radclyffe Hall (also on Blackboard)
- James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room
- Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
- Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
- Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues
- Michael Nava, The Little Death
- Tony Kushner, Angels in America
- Allison Bechdel, Fun Home
- Five 250-word blog posts per week (25%)
- Two 5-7 page personal essays, both revised, worth 15% each (30%)
- Five 2-3 page book reviews, worth 5% each (25%)
- Performance as a peer editor (10%)
- Final group project/performance (10%)
Prerequisites: Nine semester hours of coursework in English or rhetoric and writing.
UGS 302 • Feminism Now-W
64550 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 1100-1230pm MAI 220B
UGS 302 (64550)—First-Year Signature Course-W
Professor Lisa L. Moore (English and Women’s and Gender Studies)
Office hours: TTH 2-3:30 PAR 217 firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a feminist? Why or why not? In this course, you will learn about the
history and principles of feminism as a social movement, an academic discipline,
and a political theory, and you will have the opportunity to put your own values
into action by creating a community engagement project with a small group of
students. Through reading, research, reflection, writing, and action, we will
discover the ways that feminism can be put to everyday use as well as be a
source of ongoing intellectual challenge. Students can expect to read the
classics of feminist theory, meet feminist scholars on campus, and interact with
community leaders working on gender issues.
The course has several goals: to offer students the opportunity to read classic
and contemporary works of feminist writing; to have students design and execute
a community engagement project; and to improve analytical and critical skills
through writing, discussion, oral presentation and project design.
Eds. Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, Caroline Wigginton
Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions
Oxford University Press
Lisa L. Moore
Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes
University of Minnesota Press
Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies
Finalist, Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award
Eds. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, and Sharon Bridgforth
Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academia and the Austin Project
University of Texas Press
Dangerous Intimacies: Toward a Sapphic History of the British Novel
Duke University Press
Contributor at The Women’s Review of Books
Poems and Essays
"Kenneth Lanphier, 48: Hobbs, NM." http://www.lamentforthedead.org/poems/2015/6/19/kenneth-lanphier-48-hobbs-nm
“Moan and Low.” Poem. Tinderbox Poetry Journal, 2015. http://www.tinderboxpoetry.com/moan-and-low
“Epithalamion,” “Football,” “Highwood River Swimming Hole,” “Branding Time, 1979.” White Wall Review, 2015.
“Raising White Men,” “Home Safety,” “I Think You Know,” “Narrow Rooms,” “Nephews.” Poems. Halvard Johnson’s Truck, April 5, 2015. http://halvard-johnson.blogspot.com/2015/04/i35-creativity-corridor-index-of.html
“El Refugio, Texas.” Poem. Anchor Magazine, Issue 3, Spring 2015.
“Cold Garden.” Poem. Ostrich Review 6.2. http://ostrichreview.com/issues/ostrich-6-2/
“Raising White Men.” Poem. Blog This Rock, Dec.. 10 2014. http://blogthisrock.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2014-12-11T19%3A47%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=7
“On Judy Grahn’s `Mental.”” Essay. Short Takes on Long Poems volume 5, at Length Magazine, 7 April 2014. http://atlengthmag.com/poetry/short-takes-on-long-poems-volume-5/
“Epithalamion.” Poem. Codex Journal, December 24, 2013. http://codexjournal.com/QPOC13.html
“Cowgirl Filibuster: Couplets for Heroic Texas Women.” Poem. Split This Rock Poem-of-the-Week, July 5 2013. http://blogthisrock.blogspot.com/2013/07/poem-of-week-lisa-l-moore.html. Reprinted on Alice Walker, The Official Website http://alicewalkersgarden.com/2013/07/a-yellow-rose-for-texas-sharing-the-poem-cowgirl-filibuster-by-lisa-l-moore/, 9 Poetic Fingers http://9-poeticfingers.org/2013/07/13/, and Split This Rock Poetry Database, http://www.splitthisrock.org/poetry-database/poem/cowgirl-filibuster.
“The Dream of a Common Bookstore.” Essay. Los Angeles Review of Books, 20 April 2013. http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=1596. Cited in Shelf Awareness.
“Sister Arts: On Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, and Others.” Essay. Los Angeles Revew of Books, 11 February 2013. http://lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=1384. Cited in Harriet, the Blog (National Poetry Foundation), Poets.org, Feministing (three mentions).
“Anthropomorphic Harp.” Poem. ISSUE, the Arts Magazine of the Art Studio, Inc., Beaumont, Texas.
“Do You Have To Be Gay To Take This Class?” and “Lessons from LGBT Lit.” Poems. Megan Volpert, ed. This Assignment is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching. Alexander, Ark.: Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013.
“Landscape.” Poem. Lavender Review 5 (Summer 2012). Reprinted in Poetry at Round Top 2012. Round Top, TX: Poetry at Round Top Festival Institute, 2012, 39.
“Meditation for After an Earthquake.” Poem and visual art collaboration with artist Joel Haber. Broadsided Japan Issue (June 2011): < http://www.broadsidedpress.org/ >.
“Cinnamon Rolls,” “Acts of Devotion,” and “Baby-Daddy.” Poems. Sinister Wisdom 83 (Summer 2011): 60-65.
“Epiphanies Lost and Found.” Personal essay. The Austin Project Archive: Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic. Eds. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, and Sharon Bridgforth. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010. 328-337.
“The Body Remembers.” Poem. The Austin Project Archive: Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic. Eds. Omi Osun Joni L. Jones, Lisa L. Moore, and Sharon Bridgforth. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010. 120-123.
“My Homosexual Agenda.” Personal essay. Burnt Orange Britannia: British Studies at the University of Texas. Ed. Wm. Roger Louis. London: I.B. Tauris, 2005. 866-880.
Everyone and Their Mother: Sibling Rivalry Press Reading. Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. The Nightlife Lounge, Seattle, Washington, February 28 2014.
Featured Poet, BookWoman Monthly Reading Series, Austin, Texas, April 11 2013.
Featured Poet, Skanky Possum Reading Series, Austin, Texas, August 2011.
SELECTED LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS:
Keynotes and Invited Lectures:
“Lesbian Genders,” Keynote Lecture, “Genders’ Future Tense” Conference, University of Colorado-Boulder, February 27-28 2015.
“A Lesbian History of the Sonnet,” Center for the Study of Sexual Cultures Speaker Series, University of California-Berkeley, November 4 2014.
“Poetry of Heroism: The Poetic Origins of Feminist Theory,” Buckner Lecture, The University of North Carolina-Wilmington, March 18, 2013.
“Queer Poetics: The Sonnet in a Lesbian Landscape,” Keynote Lecture, British Women Writers Conference, The University of Colorado (Boulder), June 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMEs5jbLjm8
“The Swan of Litchfield, Connecticut: Sarah Pierce and Lesbian Pastoral Poetry,” Plenary Address, Queer People Conference IV: New Directions in the Histories of Sexualities, 1280-1868, Christ’s College, Cambridge, UK, July 2006.
“The Honied Dew: Sarah Pierce and the Lesbian Landscape,” University of North Texas, Denton, TX, October 2006.
“Pen and Phil: Collective Biography and Eighteenth-Century Visual and Sexual Cultures,” The Queer’s English Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 2004.
“Queer Gardens: Mary Delany’s Sapphic Designs,” Rice University Center for the Study of Cultures, Houston, TX, April 2001;
“Cold War Lesbianism and Literary History: Mary Renault,” State University of New York at Stony Brook, March 1999.
“Romance, Realism and Romantic Nationalism,” The University of Colorado at Boulder, March 1998.
“Nationalism and Sexuality in the National Tale,” Miami University, Oxford, OH, February 1997;
“The Sexual Politics of Romantic Nationalism,” Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, November 1996.
“Queer Time: Re-Dating the Romantic Sonnet Revival,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles, California, March 2015.
“Milton, Seward and the Sonnet of Loss,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Los Angeles, California, March 2015.
“Women’s Land and Lesbian Landscapes in Garden History,” Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture Conference, The University of Florida, Gainesville, Feb. 21-22, 2013.
“Virtual Delville as Feminist Research,” 18th- and 19th-Century Women Writers Conference, College Station, TX, Texas A&M University, April 2010.
“Listening to Gossip in the Queer Archive,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies,Richmond, VA, March 2009. Similar material presented at: Society of American Archivists, Austin, TX, August 2009.
“Transatlantic Synaesthesia,” Modern Language Association, San Francisco, CA, December 2008.
“Portland: The Dutchess, The Museum And The Vase, Or. The Duchess of Portland in Portland,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Portland, OR, March 2008.
“Queer Studies in Texas,” Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, December 2007.
“Mrs. Delany and Her Circle” workshop, Sir John Soanes Museum, London, UK, July 2007. Sponsored by the Yale Center for British Art.
“Landscapes in Motion: Eroticism and Exchange Among Women Artists,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, December 2006.
“The Sapphic Picturesque in Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics,” Clark Institute for Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, March 2000;
“Framing Sappho in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Aesthetics,” Modern Language Association, Chicago, IL, December 1999.
“‘American Tribes’ and English Feminists in the Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic World,” Modern Language Association, New York, NY, December 2002.
“Mary Renault: The Aesthetics of Bad Politics,” Modern Language Association, San Francisco, CA, December 1998.
“Queering the Eighteenth-Century Landscape,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, South Bend, IN, April 1998.
“Problematizing Romantic Friendship,” CUNY Lesbian and Gay History Conference, October 1995.
“The Sexual History of Romantic Friendship,” Modern Language Association, San Francisco, CA, December 1991.
University of Texas at Austin Lectures/Presentations:
“The Austin Project as Lesbian Archive,” Performing Lesbian Archives Conference, Theatre and Dance, March 2011.
“Sister Arts: The Erotics of Lesbian Landscapes,” British Studies Program, January 2011.
“Why Bloomsbury Still Matters,” British Studies Program, October 2009.
“Effective Teaching,” British Studies Program, October 2009.
“Listening to Gossip in the Queer Archive,” Symposium for History, Gender and Sexuality, November 2009.
“British Print Culture in the 1760s,” Institute for Historical Studies workshop, September 2008.
“Your Beauty,” Commencement Address, First Annual Lavender Graduation, May 2008.
“My Homosexual Agenda,” Faculty Seminar on British Studies, October 2003.
“‘American Tribes’ and English Feminists in the Eighteenth-Century Transatlantic World,” Flashpoints Conference in Women’s and Gender Studies, October 2002.
“Remembering 1798,” Faculty Seminar in British Studies, October 1998.
“British Studies--Lesbian Studies: A Dangerous Intimacy?” Faculty Seminar in British Studies, March 1998.
“Confessions of a Mammalian Orchid,” Response to talk by Elizabeth Grosz, September 1997.
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
“Virtual Delville as Archival Research: Rendering Women’s Garden History Visible.” Visualizing the Archive. Spec. issue of Poetess Archive Journal 2.1 (2010).
''Queer Gardens: Mary Delany's Flowers and Friendships,'' Eighteenth Century Studies (October 2005).
''Lesbian Migrations: Mary Renault's English Novels.'' GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2003. pgs. 23-46.
''Acts of Union: Sexuality and Nationalism, Romance and Realism in the Irish National Tale.'' Cultural Critique, 2000.
''`Something More Tender Still Than Friendship': Romantic Friendship in Early Nineteenth Century England.'' Feminist Studies, 1991.
''`She Was Too Fond of Her Mistaken Bargain': Gender and Sexuality in Feminist Theory,'' diacritics, 1991.
“Sexual Agency in Manet's Olympia.” Textual Practice 3.2 (June 1989): 222-233.
“The Swan of Litchfield: Sarah Pierce and the Lesbian Landscape Poem.” Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America. Ed. Thomas A. Foster. New York: NYU Press, 2007. 253-276.
''Teledildonics: Virtual Lesbians in the Fiction of Jeannette Winterson.'' In Grosz, ed., Sexy Bodies: Towards a Corporeal Feminism. Routledge, 1994.
“Subverting the Girlie Calendar: February.” Column. Ms. Magazine Blog, Feb. 1, 2015. http://msmagazine.com/blog/2015/02/01/subverting-the-girlie-calendar-february/
(With Paige Schilt). “Embrace Family Diversity Sooner.” Op-Ed. Austin American-Statesman, Dec. 27, 2014, p. A16. http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/commentary-embrace-family-diversity-in-schools-soo/njbNZ/
“The Dangers of Mansplaining Abortion.” Ms. Magazine Blog, October 27 2014. http://msmagazine.com/blog/2014/10/27/the-dangers-of-mansplaining-abortion/
“Homophobia is Not a Thing of the Past.” Op Ed. Pacific Standard: The Science of Society, October 20 2014. http://www.psmag.com/navigation/politics-and-law/homophobia-thing-past-lgbt-rights-gay-92777/
“A welcome mix of football and feminism at UT.” Op-Ed. The San Antonio Express-News, October 3 2014. http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/article/A-welcome-mix-of-football-and-feminism-at-UT-5799035.php
“An Almost Unheard Low Note: An Interview with Minnie Bruce Pratt.” Los Angeles Review of Books, 25 August 2014. http://lareviewofbooks.org/interview/almost-unheard-low-note.