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Barbara Pitz

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International Federal Grants Advisor

Main Campus
Ambrose Hall, 319
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803


Education and Training

PhD, University of Toronto
American Literature

MA, University of Chicago
English Language and Literature

BA with honors, Pennsylvania State University

Additional course work:

Drama at University of London, England 
German Language at Universitat Wien, Austria 

Courses Taught

ENGL 100 Introduction to Writing
ENGL 120 Literary Topics (The Vietnam War in Literature and FIlm, Baseball in Literature and Film, Pirates and Piracy).
ENGL 201 British Literature I
ENGL 210 American Literature I
ENGL 211 American LIterature II
ENGL 218 Technical Writing
ENGL 221 Canadian LIterature
ENGL 242 Popular Literature: Detective in Fiction and Film
ENGL 303 Shakespeare
ENGL 307 Romanticism
ENGL 315 Written Business Communication
ENGL 343 American Realism and Naturalism
ENGl 345 Twentieth-Century Fiction
ENGL 360 Advanced Topic: The American 1890s
ENGL 401 Senior Seminar

Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association
American Studies Association
Fulbright Association
SAU International Federal Grants Advisor/Fulbright Program Advisor
Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship National Selection Committee (2011- )
Fulbright Student Award National Screening Committee for Eastern Europe (2006, 2007, 2008)
International Federal Grants Advisor: Boren, Gilman, and other IIE administered awards Campus Representative (2008- )
Fulbright Campus Representative (Faculty awards) (2007- )
Fulbright Program Advisor (student award) (2003- )

Areas of Professional Interest

American literary realism and naturalism, Canadian literature, mental illness in literature, business writing, popular culture, international education.

Honors and Awards

Faculty Member of the Year, 2008
Faculty Development Grants for research at University of California, Berkeley (2012), research in Croatia (1995) and course preparation in England (2006), St. Ambrose University.

Publications and Presentations

"Scribbling Women in Croatia" Scribbling Women Newsletter Vol. I, No. 2 (summer 1999)

"The Self and the Social Community: Another Look at American Realism"
The Canadian Review of American Studies 16, No. 3 (1985)

Panel member, Panel on ethnic cleansing and war in former Yugoslavia, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, Spring 1999

Presenter, "Building Croatia: Women as Cornerstone" Fulbright Association Task Force on Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, Fulbright Association Conference, Washington D.C., November 1996; Presented at St. Ambrose University, December 1996

Chair, panel discussion "Dividing Nations, Multiplying Problems: The Destructive Force
of Nationalism" at Quad-Cities World Affairs Conference "Nationalism and War: The Tragedy of Former Yugoslavia and Beyond" Moline, IL, March 1996

Chair, session on "Pedagogical Issues," at "American Studies: Cross-Cultural
Communication in the East European Context" Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 1991

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