Teresa Mangum

Teresa Mangum is an associate professor of English and international studies at the University of Iowa. She has a variegated view of academe. She was a teaching assistant at North Carolina State University and the University of Illinois and a visiting lecturer at Western Carolina University and Marquette University. At the University of Iowa, she been associate chair of English, associate dean of international programs, associate faculty director of the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, and Faculty Senate secretary. Currently, she is also associate director of the Dickens Universe (an international consortium housed at the University of California at Santa Cruz) and a new member of the Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee of the Modern Language Association. In addition to her book Married, Middlebrow, and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel (1998), Mangum has published articles on Victorian novels and on representations of both human-animal relations and aging. She has been guest editor for the Journal of Aging Studies, the Victorian Periodicals Review, and Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and co-curator of exhibitions featuring studies of animals. Mangum holds teaching awards from the University of Illinois, the University of Iowa, and the U.S. Humane Society. In 2008, she received the Michael J. Brody Award for Faculty Excellence in Service to the University and the State of Iowa. After beginning the placement program for graduate students in English at the University of Iowa in 1991, she is again serving as the department's placement director.

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April 2, 2012
Teresa Mangum explains how a new book series aims to promote a broader sense of the mission of academic work.
April 28, 2010
Teresa Mangum sees a few hopeful developments in this year's gloomy job market.
December 23, 2009
No interviews at the MLA? It's a tough decision on whether to go, but if you do, you can make the meeting valuable, writes Teresa Mangum.
December 11, 2009
Teresa Mangum offers suggestions on the mechanics of this most important of conversations.
December 9, 2009
To be authentic and to cover the points you want, rehearsal is a must, writes Teresa Mangum.
October 28, 2009
Teresa Mangum discusses how to uncover your inner teaching philosophy, and how to share it with hiring committees.
September 16, 2009
Want to impress search committees? Don't leave mysteries, follow your discipline's conventions, and use flair for your writing, not your fonts, suggests Teresa Mangum.
August 19, 2009
When it comes to getting recommendations, you need to mentor your mentors, writes Teresa Mangum.
June 29, 2009
One part of summer prep for the job market should be indulging in a few interests that don't relate directly to your scholarship, writes Teresa Mangum.
June 3, 2009
Teresa Mangum considers the options when you've reached the end of May, and you don't have a good offer.


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