English Department Faculty

Christy Williams

Assistant Professor of English


Education:

Ph. D., English, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, 2012

M. A., English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2003

B. A., English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2000

A. A., English, Pellissippi State Community College, 1997

Courses Taught:

WRI 1050 English Fundamentals

WRI 1100 Reading and Writing Arguments

WRI 1101 Analyzing and Writing Arguments Lab

WRI 1150 Literature and Argument 

WRI 1200 Research, Argument, and Writing

WRI 4990 Professional Writing Portfolio Seminar

ENG 2000 Introduction to Literature

ENG 3228 Fantasy Literature

ENG 3250 Texts and Gender: Fairy Tales

Publications


Edited Collection

Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works. Eds. Phyllis Frus and Christy Williams. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010.

Essays in Collections

 “The Shoe Still Fits: Ever After and the Pursuit of a Feminist Cinderella.” Fairy Tale Film and Cinematic Folklore: Visions of Ambiguity. Eds. Pauline Greenhill and Sidney Eve Matrix. Logan: Utah State UP, 2010. 99-115.

“Mermaid Tales on Screen: Splash, The Little Mermaid, and Aquamarine.” Beyond Adaptation: Essays on Radical Transformations of Original Works. Eds. Phyllis Frus and Christy Williams. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2010. 194-205.

Articles in Journals

“Who’s Wicked Now? The Stepmother as Fairy-Tale Heroine.” Marvels & Tales 24.2 (2010): 255-271.

“The Silent Struggle: Autonomy for the Maiden Who Seeks Her Brothers.” The Comparatist 30 (May 2006): 81-100.

Awards

Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize (Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society). Received for “The Shoe Still Fits: Ever After and the Pursuit of a Feminist Cinderella.”  2009.

A Few Favorite Books:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue

Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link

The Princess Bride by William Goldman