Jenée Wilde

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  • Title: Senior Instructor of English
  • Additional Title: CSWS Dissemination Specialist
  • Phone: 541-346-1051
  • Office: 347 Hendricks Hall
  • Office Hours: Virtual office hours by appointment. Zoom personal link - https://uoregon.zoom.us/my/jenee.wilde.331plc
  • Interests: gender and sexuality studies, queer studies, science fiction, folklore, popular culture, creative nonfiction writing

CV Summary

Dr. Jenée Wilde has a PhD in English with a Folklore emphasis, a graduate certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing, and a BA in English and Journalism. Her research areas include speculative fiction, gender and sexuality studies, queer theory, cultural studies, cinema studies, folklore, narrative studies, comics studies, and creative nonfiction writing. Her doctoral disseration, “Speculative Fictions, Bisexual Lives: Changing Frameworks of Sexual Desire,” investigates bisexuality in science fiction texts and fan communities to argue for a radical shift in how we conceive of sexual knowledge. As a Senior Instructor of English, Dr. Wilde teaches courses in science fiction film, literature, and comics as well as research writing and advanced composition. Dr. Wilde is co-chair for the English Diversity Committee and co-facilitator for the CSWS Inclusive Pedagogies Research Interest Group. Her publications include “Gay, Queer or Dimensional? Modes of Reading Bisexuality on Torchwood,” in Journal of Bisexuality 15.3; “Dimensional Sexuality: Exploring New Frameworks for Bisexual Desires,” in Sexual and Relationship Therapy 29.3; and “Queer Matters in The Dark Night Returns, Or Why We Insist on a Sexual Identity for Batman,” in Riddle Me This Batman! Essays from the Universe of the Dark Knight (2011). As a journalist, Dr. Wilde wrote news and feature stories for newspapers and magazines for more than a decade. In addition to teaching, she currently works for the Center for the Study of Women in Society (CSWS) as their Research Dissemination Specialist.

Publications

Co-editor, The Culture of Science: A Casebook for Writers, 2nd edition, UO Composition Program, 2019 [Oregon Open Education Resource]

“Gay, Queer or Dimensional? Modes of Reading Bisexuality on Torchwood,” Journal of Bisexuality, vol. 15, no. 3, 2015, pp. 414-434 [peer reviewed]

“Dimensional Sexuality: Exploring New Frameworks for Bisexual Desires,” Sexual and Relationship Therapy, vol. 29, no. 3, August 2014, pp. 320-38 [peer reviewed]

“Queer Matters in The Dark Night Returns, Or Why We Insist on a Sexual Identity for Batman,” in Riddle Me This Batman! Essays from the Universe of the Dark Knight, edited by Kevin K. Durand and Mary K. Leigh, McFarland, 2011, pp. 104-123

Teaching

Upper-division Courses:

            WR 423 Advanced Composition: Experimental Critical Writing

            ENG 395 20th C. Literature: Science Fiction and Gender

            ENG 380 Film, Media, and History: The New Hollywood Blockbuster

            ENG 381 Film, Media, and Culture: “Otherness” in Speculative Film, TV, Comics

            WGS 361 Gender in Film and TV

Lower-division Courses:    

            ENG 104 Introduction to Literature: Fiction

            WR 123 College Composition III: Written Reasoning in the Context of Research

            WR 122 College Composition II: Written Reasoning as a Process of Argument

            WR 121 College Composition I: Written Reasoning as Discovery and Inquiry

Statement

Because I believe that every student needs and deserves the opportunity to be successful in their college careers, the core of my pedagogical approach is a focus on inclusive teaching practices. In my course design, teaching methods and materials, student mentoring, and ongoing professional development, I strive to learn and integrate into my classes more effective and accessible education practices that support student success. My committment to equity and inclusion extends to my service leadership activities as co-chair of the English Department Diversity Committee and as co-coordinator of the CSWS Inclusive Pedagogies Research Interest Group (IPRIG), which works to develop best practices in writing pedagogy that support student diversity through forms of equitable writing assessments among other initiatives.

Publications

Available as Open Educational Resource at:
https://openoregon.pressbooks. pub/cultureofscience/


This substantially updated version of The Culture of Science (2008, edited by Patricia Oman) opens up modes of inquiry into Western knowledge foundations, asking students... Read more