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Diana Archibald

Diana Archibald
Diana C. ArchibaldAssociate Chair of English, Professor, Internship Coordinator
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4199
  • OfficeO'Leary Library - 477
  • EmailDiana_Archibald@uml.edu

Research Interests

Charles Dickens, Victorian Fiction, British Literature, Transatlantic Studies, Creative Nonfiction, Pedagogy.

Charles Dickens--especially his relationship to America, Victorian intersections of gender and imperialism, scholarships of teaching and learning--especially service-learning.

Education

  • Ph D: English, (1998), Washington State University - Pullman, WA
    Supporting Area: 19th- & 20th-Century & Medieval British Literature
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Constructing Home Sweet Home: Domesticity and Emigration in the Victorian Novel
  • MA: English, (1992), California State University, Sacramento - Sacramento, CA
  • BA: Religion, (1986), Pacific Lutheran University - Parkland, WA
    Supporting Area: Concentration in Theology and Ethics, Minor in English

Awards and Honors

  • "Exceeding Excellence in Teaching" - UMass Lowell Student Government Association
  • "Exceeding Excellence in Teaching" - UMass Lowell Student Government Association
  • Teaching Excellence Award - English Department, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • UMass Lowell Service-Learning Award (2013), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Honors Faculty Mentor of the Year Award (2012), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Leadership in History Award of Merit (2012), Leadership - American Association for State and Local History
  • Administrative Fellow (2006) - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University in the City Scholar Award (2003), Scholarship/Research - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Who's Who Among American Teachers (2001)
  • Blackburn Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999) - Washington State University
  • Second Prize Humanities Division (1994) - Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Exposition, Washington State University
  • First Prize Humanities Division (1993) - Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Exposition, Washington State University
  • Inducted Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society (1990)

Publications

  • Archibald, D.C. (2015) "Dickens Quarterly -- Special Issue," 30:2
  • Archibald, D.C., Brattin, J.J. (2015) "Dickens and Massachusetts: The Lasting Legacy of the Commonwealth Visits," University of Massachusetts Press pp. 224
  • Archibald, D.C. (2015) "Learning Across 'Different Zones': Bridging the Gap between 'Two Nations' through Community Engagement ," Modern Language Association of America pp. 12
  • Archibald, D.C. (2014) "’Hasten to the Land of Promise’: The Influence of Emigrant Letters on Dickens’s Life and Literature," Pickering & Chatto pp. 37-47
  • Archibald, D.C. (2014) "The Forty-Fifth Annual Dickens Society Meeting," Dickens Quarterly 31:4 pp. 357-359
  • Archibald, D.C. (2013) "Charles Dickens in Lowell: A Virtual Walking Tour,"
  • Archibald, D.C. (2013) "Virtual Exhibition: Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation ,"
  • Archibald, D.C. (2013) "Review: Sensation and Sublimation in Charles Dickens by John Gordon," Review 19: Assessing New Books on English and American Literature of the Nineteenth Century
  • Archibald, D.C. (2011) "Review: The Cambridge Introduction to Charles Dickens by Jon Mee," Review 19: Assessing New Books on English and American Literature of the Nineteenth Century
  • Archibald, D.C. (2011) "Antipodal England: Emigration and Portable Domesticity in the Victorian Imagination," Journal of British Studies 50:3 pp. 770-771
  • Archibald, D.C. (2011) "Charles Dickens and Liverpool's Adelphi Hotel," The Victorian Web
  • Archibald, D.C. (2010) "Introduction and Guest Editor of Special Issue," Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlanticism 14:2
  • Archibald, D.C. (2010) "Special Issue: Anti-Americanism in 19th Century British Literature," Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations 14:2 pp. 127-286
  • Archibald, D.C. (2007) "Recent Dickens Studies: 2005," Dickens Studies Annual
  • Archibald, D.C. (2006) "Bleak Houses: Marital Violence in Victorian Fiction," Dickens Quarterly 23:4 pp. 256-258
  • Archibald, D.C. (2006) ""'Of all the horrors…the foulest and most cruel': Sensation and Dickens's Oliver Twist." ," Ohio University Press
  • Archibald, D.C. (2005) "Images of the Woman Reader in Victorian British and American Fiction," Dickens Quarterly 22:2 pp. 119-121
  • Archibald, D.C. (2005) ""Uniting Against the Common Foe: Male Bonding and the Reassertion of Patriarchal Power in 'Ithaca'" ," In-between 12:1
  • Archibald, D.C. (2003) ""Writing Lives, Writing Community" ," The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture 4:
  • Archibald, D.C. (2003) ""Environmentalism in the Creative Writing Classroom" ," Academic Exchange Quarterly 7:4
  • Archibald, D.C. (2002) "Dickens and America - Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly," Dickens Quarterly 19:3
  • Archibald, D.C. (2002) "Domesticity, Imperialism, and Emigration in the Victorian Novel," The University of Missouri Press
  • Archibald, D.C. (2002) "Dickens and America," Dickens Quarterly 19:3 pp. 121-174
  • Archibald, D.C. (1999) "Constructing Home Sweet Home: Domesticity and Emigration in the Victorian Novel," Dissertation Abstracts International, Section A: The Humanities and Social Sciences 60:4 pp. 1141-1141
  • Archibald, D.C. (1998) ""Angel in the Bush: Exporting Domesticity through Female Emigration" ," Twayne
  • Archibald, D.C. (1995) ""Beauty, Unity, and the Ideal: Wholeness and Heterogeneity in the Kelmscott Chaucer" ," Studies in Medievalism VII, Medievalism in England

Presentations

  • "Laura Bridgman and Marigold's Sophie: The Influence of the Perkins Visit on Charles Dickens" - 18th Annual International Dickens Society Symposium, July 2013 - Toronto, Ontario
  • The London Gentlemen's Club in Dickens - Literary London Society Conference, July 2013 - London
  • "Dickens in Lowell: Lessons Learned from a Public Humanities Project" - "Dickens at 201" panel, March 2013 - Boston, MA
  • "Literature, Service Learning, and the Engaged Humanities" - Northeast Modern Language Society Convention, March 2013 - Boston, MA
  • "Dickens and the American Unitarians" - 16th Annual International Dickens Society Symposium, July 2011 - Manchester, NH
  • "Dickens and Massachusetts: Untold Stories", April 2011 - New Brunswick, NJ
  • "Ports Matter: Transatlantic Travel and Dickens's Perception of America" - 14th Annual International Dickens Society Symposium, August 2009 - Providence, Rhode Island
  • "Village Empowerment, Student Empowerment: A Service Learning Case Study", October 2008 - Springfield, Illinois
  • "Faculty Development: Interdisciplinary Teaching Fellowship Program", September 2007 - Tempe, Arizona
  • "Women and Dickens" - 10th Annual International Dickens Symposium, October 2005 - Springfield, Massachusetts
  • "Writing About People: Teaching Revision through Metaphor" in panel "Teaching Creative Non-Fiction" - Northeastern Modern Language Association 36th Annual Convention, March 2005 - Boston, Massachusetts
  • "Boys Will Be Boys?; or, Raising an American Son" in panel, "Imaginary Siblings and Murdered Caterpillars: Mothering, Gender, and Identity-Formation" - "Mothering and Feminism", October 2004 - Toronto, Ontario
  • "The Ugly American: Anti-Americanism in British Literature, 1776-1945" - 35th Annual Convention, March 2004 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

  • Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation Academic - International, Other (Lowell National Historical Park) - Lowell, MA
    Curated a Charles Dickens bicentenary exhibition with objects from international lending institutions. Exhibit based on scholarly case claiming importance of Massachusetts to Dickens's life and works.

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Advertising grant for Dickens in Lowell (2012), Grant - Theodore Edson Parker Foundation
  • Theatre KAPOW Performance of Is She Really His Wife? (2012), Grant - New England Foundation for the Arts
  • Programming grant for Dickens in Lowell (2011), Grant - Theodore Edson Parker Foundation
  • Gender Studies Teaching Fellowship Program (2005), - Interdisciplinary Initiatives
    Archibald, D.
  • City Lives: Immigrants to Lowell (2003), Grant - Lowell National Historical Park
  • Web-Enabled Explication of Poetry (2003), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office, Information Technology Council, and all UMass campuses
  • Illustrating Dickens (2002), Grant - Lowell Cultural Council
  • City Lives: Senior Citizens of Lowell (2001), Grant - The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
  • Dickens and America: Lowell Public Performances (2001), Grant - The Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
  • Writing Lives, Writing Community (2001), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Industrial Theory and Assessment
  • The Universe of Lowell: Lives in the City (2000), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Diversity and Pluralism
  • The Universe of Lowell: Lives in the City (2000), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Teaching, Learning, and Research
  • Dickens in Lowell (2012), -
    Archibald, D.C. (Principal)
  • Public Programming for Dickens and Massachusetts Exhibit (2011), Grant -
    Archibald, D.C. (Principal)
  • Public Programming for Dickens and Massachusetts Exhibit (2011), Grant -
    Archibald, D.C. (Principal)
  • Theatre KAPOW presents Dickens's Is She His Wife? (2012), Grant - NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS NEA
    Archibald, D.C. (Principal)
  • Dickens and Massachusetts Exhibit (2011), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
  • Faculty/Student Collaborative Seed Grant (2010), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Teaching and Learning
  • Learn and Serve America (2010), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Family, Work and Community
  • Public Service Grant Award (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • UMLtimate Studio (2005), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Web-Enabled Explication of Poetry (2003), Grant - UMass President’s Office 2003 Professional Development Grant Program
    Heines, J.M. (Principal), Archibald, D.C. (Co-Principal)
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell and LHS Teacher Exchange Program (2000), Grant - The Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust
    Archibald, D.C.
  • Blackburn Postdoctoral Fellowship (1999), Fellowship - Washington State University
  • Summer Disseration Fellowship (1996), Fellowship - Washington State University English Department