Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Comparative Literature, Purdue University, 2015

M.A. English, Andrews University, 2007

B.A. Russian Studies, The American University, 2001

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2020-2022 Department of Humanities and Languages, New Economic School, Moscow
Assistant Professor (ntt), English composition and literature

 2018-20 Department of Literature and Languages, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, Visiting Assistant Professor, English composition and literature

 2016-18 Department of Literature and Languages, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, English composition and literature

PUBLICATIONS

Monograph

2021    Fairy Tales in Contemporary American Culture: How We Hate to Love Them 
Lexington Books, February 2021

Articles

2020   “Writing Our Stories with Hooks and Needles: Literary Women’s Voices in Textiles” Cultural Studies, under review

2019    “Old Wine in New Wineskins: Fairy-Tale Pastiche on Film.” Response 

2016    “Putting Words in Their Mouths: Russian Bylini as Discursive Space.” Folklorica, Vol. 20 (2016), pp. 83-111

 Refereed Book Chapter

2017    “The Findern Codex and In the Middle: Understanding ME Vernacular Manuscripts through the Lens of Social Media in the Twenty-First Century,” The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript: Text Collections from a European Perspective. Eds. Karen Pratt, Bart Besamusca, Matthias Meyer, and Ad Putter. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht

Book Review

2018    Giuseppe Pitrè Catarina the Wise and Other Wondrous Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales, Ed. and trans. by Jack Zipes.  Journal of Folklore Research Reviews, forthcoming

AWARDS AND HONORS

2019    Ralph Donald Award for Outstanding Paper or Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association Conference for “Old Wine in New Wineskins: Fairy-Tale Pastiche on Film”

2012     Mary Gitzen Memorial OEPP Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University (median score of 4.5 or higher on a scale of 5)

2011     Oral English Proficiency Program Award for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University (median score of 4.8 or higher on a scale of 5)

2010-2011 Lynn Fellowship, Purdue University

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Papers

2019    “The Decline of Sacred Scripture in American Culture and What Comes Next: The Fairy Tale as Secular Scripture,” Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 7-9, 2019

2019    “Fairy Tale as Secular Scripture in Contemporary America,” Popular Culture Association Conference, Washington, D.C., April 17-20, 2019

2018    “Old Wine in New Wineskins: Fairy-Tale Pastiche on Film,” Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Baltimore, MD November 8-10, 2018, received the Ralph Donald Outstanding Paper Award

2018   “Writing Our Stories with Hooks and Needles: Literary Women’s Voices in Textiles,” Creative Bodies – Creative Minds, University of Graz, Austria, March 25-26, 2018

2017    “The Unbearable Fairy-Tale Princess,” Virginia Humanities Conference, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA, April 8, 2017.

2017     “Fairy-Tale Women in Post-Soviet Russia,” Association for Women in Slavic Studies Conference, Alexandria, VA, April 7, 2017.

2014     “Errantry and Violence among the Women of Le Haut Livre du Graal: Perlesvaus,” 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 11, 2014

2014     “Medievalism at Work: The Hero, the Land, and Ethnic Identity in the Muromets Bylina Tradition,” joint meeting of the Popular Culture Association and The American Culture Association, Chicago, IL, April 18, 2014

2014     “Errant Maidens and Severed Heads in Le Haut Livre du Graal: Perlesvaus,” Eighth Annual Graduate Conference on Medieval Studies, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, April 4, 2014

2013     “Building Community through Shared Narrative” 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2013

2013     “A Community of Copyists and Writers: Collaborative Composition in Findern (Cambridge Ms Ff.1.6)” The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript Final Conference, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, April 25, 2013

2012     “A Look at Middle English Vernacular Manuscript Production through the Lens of Web 2.0,” 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2012

2012     “‘Neither Perfectly in the Indian, nor yet in the European Taste:’ Hybridity in The Female American,” Early Atlantic Reading Group Colloquium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April, 2012

2012     “Generativity and Destruction: Textiles and Reproductive Labor among the Women of the Volsungasaga,” Comitatus Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, February, 2012

2011     “The Maiden Without Coins, OR Susannah Rowson’s Adaptations of the Calumniated Wife Tale Type in the Novel Reuben and Rachel,” Early Atlantic Reading Group Colloquium, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, April, 2011

2010     “Explorations of Class in Medievalesque Literature for Children and Young Adults,” 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2010

2009     “On a Quest in a Dress: Medievalism in YA Fantasy by Robin McKinley and Gail Carson Levine,” 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2009

2008     “Who’s the Man: Tristan, Mark, and Masculinity on Film,” 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, session 531, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 11, 2008

2007     “Folklore and Social Tension in the Medieval Romances Emaré and Degaré,”  joint meeting of the Popular Culture Association and The American Culture Association, Boston, MA, April 6, 2007

Panels Organized

2013     Medievalism and the Marvelous in Children’s and Young Adult Literature, 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2013

2010     Voices of the Medieval in Children’s and Young Adult Literature, 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May, 2010

AWARDS AND HONORS

2019    Ralph Donald Award for Outstanding Paper or Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association Conference for “Old Wine in New Wineskins: Fairy-Tale Pastiche on Film”

2012    Mary Gitzen Memorial Oral English Proficiency Program Excellence in Teaching Award, Purdue University (median score of 4.5 or higher on a scale of 5)

2011    Oral English Proficiency Program Award for Instructional Excellence, Purdue University (median score of 4.8 or higher on a scale of 5)

2010-11 Lynn Fellowship, Purdue University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

complete list of courses taught with links to syllabi and course evaluations

2015-16    Department of Literature and Languages, Marymount University, Arlington, VA, Adjunct Professor, Composition, August 2015 – May 2016

2015-16    Department of English, University of the District of Columbia Community College, Washington, D.C., Adjunct Professor, Composition, August 2015 – July 2016

2014, 2005-09 English Dept. & English Language Institute, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI, Contract Teacher Fall 2014, July 2009 – January 2010; Graduate Teaching Assistant January 2005 – December 2006; Reader August 2005 – August 2006

2011-13     Oral English Proficiency Program & Comparative Literature Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, Graduate Teaching Assistant, instructor of record for Classroom Communication for International Graduate Students, August 2011– May 2013

2011    Liberal Arts Program, Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, IN, Adjunct Instructor, English Composition, January – May, 2011

2007-09     Developmental Studies Department, Southwestern Michigan Community College, Dowagiac, MI, Adjunct Professor, ESL, August 2007 – May 2009

2007     English Department, Berrien Springs High School, Berrien Springs, MI, Student Teacher, January – May 2007

DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

2018-19 Magnificat,MU journal of undergraduate non-fiction, faculty co-editor and advisor

2018-19 Composition Pilot instructor, Marymount University

2018-19 “Teaching Revision in the Writing Intensive Classroom” talk at MU Teaching Toolbox, January, 2018

2017-18 Composition Program Curriculum Redesign Committee, Marymount University

2016-17 Webmaster, Department of Literature and Languages, Marymount University

2011    Comitatus Writing Group (founded), Purdue University, August 2011

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2018    Student Research Conference, panel presentation judge, Marymount University, April, 2018

2017    Student Research Conference, poster judge, Marymount University, April, 2017

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2017    Humans of the Academy, Editorial Team Member

BOARD LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

2016-Present   Member, American University United Methodist Chaplaincy Board. (Interim chair 10/2017 – 4/2018).

2007-2010       Public Relations Coordinator, Kalamazoo Russian Festival Board

2007-2010       Chair, Jones United Methodist Church Administrative Board

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

2017    Freelance developmental editor. Professional reference and excerpts available upon request.

2017, 2007-13 Freelance technical writer and Russian translator and interpreter for the specialized welding industry. Professional reference and excerpts from manuals available upon request.

2016-17 Stage manager. Perfect Pointe Dance Studio Spring Recitals

2013-15 Personal Representative (executor) of the Estate of Adam Koppy

CERTIFICATIONS

2007      State of Michigan Department of Education Provisional Certificate: Secondary, English, History

2000      Certificate in Russian Translation, The American University

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

2013    “Cartoon Medievalism: The Discursive Space in the Animated Ilya Muromets i Solovey Razboinik” Lecture given at the Russian Studies Conference, 18th Annual Kalamazoo Russian Festival, Kalamazoo, MI, November 15, 2013

2013    “Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience” Lecture given as part of the Early Atlantic Reading Group’s course for the Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association, West Lafayette, IN, March 26, 2013

2011    “Anne Bradstreet: The Poetry of Everyday Life” Lecture given as part of the Early Atlantic Reading Group’s course for the Wabash Area Lifetime Learning Association, West Lafayette, IN, October 19, 2011

2010    “Reward and Punishment Tales” Lecture given at the Russian Studies Conference, 15th Annual Kalamazoo Russian Festival, Kalamazoo, MI, November 12, 2010

2010    Looseleaf Poetry Workshop (once per week for six weeks) at the New Community School, Lafayette, IN, co-taught with Josh Kaminski, Fall 2010

2007-10 Public Relations Coordinator for the Kalamazoo Russian Festival Committee, August 2007 through June 2010

2006-07 “Snegurochka,” “Repka,” and “Emelya Durachok” Russian folktales told at the monthly meeting of the Kalamazoo-Pushkin Partnership, Kalamazoo, MI, February 2006 and March 2007

Research and Teaching Portfolio of Kate Christine Moore Koppy