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Todd Avery

Avery Todd
Todd P AveryAssociate Professor of English
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4184
  • EmailTodd_Avery@uml.edu

Research Interests

Bloomsbury, Strachey, modernism, ethics, literature, radio

Bloomsbury Group, Lytton Strachey, modernist literature, ethical philosophy, queer theory

Education

  • Ph D: English Literature, (2001), Indiana University -
    Supporting Area: Cultural Studies
  • Ph D: English Literature, (2001), Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
    Supporting Area: Cultural Studies
  • MA: English, (1997), Indiana University - Bloomington, IN
  • MA: English, (1997), Indiana University -
  • BA: English, (1994), Providence College -
  • BA: English, (1994), Providence College - Providence, RI

Awards and Honors

  • Dissertation-Year Fellowship, Scholarship/Research - Department of English, Indiana University
  • Dissertation-Year Fellowship, Scholarship/Research - Department of English, Indiana University
  • New England Educator of the Year (2012), Teaching - University Professional and Continuing Education Association
  • New England Educator of the Year (2012), Teaching - University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
  • New England Educator of the Year (2012), Teaching - University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)
  • William E. Haskell Jr. Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching (2012), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Division of Continuing Studies
  • William E. Haskell, Jr., Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching (2012), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Division of Continuing Studies
  • William E. Haskell, Jr., Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching (2012), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Division of Continuing Studies
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2011), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Government Association
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2011), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Government Association
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2011), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Government Association
  • C. Everett Helm Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2005), Scholarship/Research - Lilly Library, Indiana University
  • C. Everett Helm Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2005), Scholarship/Research - Lilly Library, Indiana University
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2004), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Teaching Excellence Award (2004), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Teaching Excellence Award (2004), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (2000), Teaching - Indiana University
  • Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (2000), Teaching - Indiana University
  • Ashton Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student in English (1999), Scholarship/Research - Indiana University
  • Ashton Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student in English (1999), Scholarship/Research - Indiana University
  • Keisler Award for the Teaching of Composition (1997), Teaching - Indiana University
  • Keisler Award for the Teaching of Composition (1997), Teaching - Indiana University
  • Keisler Award for the Teaching of Composition (1997), Teaching - Indiana University Department of English

Publications

  • Avery, T.P. (2013) "Overcoming Matthew Arnold: Ethics in Culture and Criticism," Clio 43:1 pp. 103-106
  • Avery, T.P. (2013) "The Pen and the Cross: Catholicism and English Literature, 1850-2000," Religion & Literature 45:1 pp. 231-233
  • Avery, T.P. (2012) "Julian Bell: from Bloomsbury to the Spanish Civil War," Virginia Woolf Miscellany 82 pp. 27-28
  • Avery, T.P. (2012) "The BBC and National Identity in Britain, 1922-1953," Journal of British Studies 51:4 pp. 1052-1053
  • Avery, T.P. (2011) "Conrad in Context," English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 54:2 pp. 258-261
  • Avery, T.P. (2010) ""The Historian of the Future": Lytton Strachey and Modernist Historiography between the Two Cultures," Elh 77:4
  • Avery, T.P. (2010) "Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific: Travel, Empire, and the Author's Profession," English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 53:3
  • Avery, T.P. (2010) "The Real Robert Louis Stevenson," English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 53:3 pp. 363-365
  • Avery, T.P. (2009) "Radio Camelot: Arthurian Legends on the BBC, 1922-2005," Journal of British Studies 48:1
  • Avery, T.P. (2009) "The BBC Talks of E. M. Forster, 1928-1960: A Selected Edition," Modernism-Modernity 16:4
  • Avery, T.P. (2009) "Bombay to Bloomsbury: A Biography of the Strachey Family," Journal of Historical Biography 6: pp. 73-78
  • Avery, T.P. (2008) "Modernism on fleet street," English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 51:1
  • Avery, T.P. (2008) "Modernism & the Popular Press," English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 51:1 pp. 101-105
  • Avery, T.P. (2006) "The letters of Lytton Strachey.," Modernism-Modernity 13:1
  • Avery, T.P. (2004) ""This intricate commerce of souls": The origins and some early expressions of Lytton Strachey's ethics," Journal of the History of Sexuality 13:2
  • Avery, T.P. (2004) "Lytton Strachey and the search for modern sexual identity: The last Eminent Victorian," Victorian Studies 46:4
  • Avery, T.P. (2002) "Three Guineas and the Aesthetic Ethics of Cultural Dissent," Virginia Woolf Miscellany 60 pp. 6-7

Presentations

  • ÒThe Crucifixion of Lytton StracheyÓ - Modernist Studies Association Conference, August 2013 - Brighton,, England
  • ÒRetro-Futurism: Online, Old School" - UMass Online Zuckerberg Conference: The 21st-Century Classroom: Online and Blended Learning, April 2013 - Norwood, MA
  • "Radio Modernism", February 2013 - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • ÒJesus Camp: Lytton Strachey Queers the Cross" - Space Between Conference, June 2012 - Brown University
  • ÒModernism and Manuscripts and the Queer Christianity of Lytton Strachey.Ó - Faculty Research Series, March 2011 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒCultural Tectonics, or Why the BBC Are Afraid: Harold Nicolson and the New Spirit in Literature" - MLA Convention, January 2011
  • ÒHilda Matheson, Emmanuel Levinas, and the Ethics of Broadcasting in a Time of Crisis.Ó - Broadcasting in the 1930s: New Media in a Time of Crisis: A Symposium at the Conference to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the Wisconsin Centre for Theatre and Film Research, July 2010 - Madison, WI
  • ÒThe Trumpets of Autocracies and the Still, Small Voices of Civilization: Hilda Matheson, the Intimate Mode of Address, and the Rise of Nazi Radio" - Modernist Studies Association Conference, April 2008 - Nashville, TN
  • "Transatlantic Encounters II" - Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, April 2008 - Buffalo, NY
  • ÒTransatlantic Permutations: John Burroughs and the Arnold-Huxley Debate.Ó - Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, April 2008 - Buffalo, NY
  • ÒA Natural Selection: H. G. Wells and a Huxleyan Ethics of Mass Communications" - Annual H. G. Wells Conference: Wells, Science, and Philosophy, September 2007 - London, England
  • ÒMonsters, Apes, and Nightmares: Nanotechnology and Literature" - University of New Hampshire K-12 Teacher Conference on Nanotechnology, April 2007 - Durham, NH
  • ÒNanoscience Across the Two Cultures: James HalperinÕs The First Immortal and Interdisciplinarity at the Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing, Lowell, Massachusetts" - Literature and Science Area of the 2006 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, April 2006 - Atlanta, GA
  • ÒItty-Bitty Bobbleheads and Other Strange Creatures: Literature and Nanoscience Across the Two Cultures" - Inaugural Conference of the British Society for Literature and Science, March 2006 - Glasgow, Scotland
  • ÒMonsters, Apes, and Nightmares: Close Encounters in Literature and Science" - Parker Public Lecture Series, March 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • Guest, February 2006 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • - UML Interdisciplinary Seminar, March 2005 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • - UML Honors Colloquium, February 2005 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒÔA mighty big businessÕ: Baseball and Virginia WoolfÕs Critique of American Values" - Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 2004 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • ÒÔThe girls in Europe is nuts over ball playersÕ: Ring Lardner and Virginia Woolf.Ó - Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, February 2004 - University of Louisville
  • ÒWoolf as a Political Thinker" - Virginia Woolf in the Real World: The Thirteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2003 - Smith College
  • ÒÔOur lives in relation to the outside worldÕ: Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, and Utopian Visions on the Brink of War" - Virginia Woolf in the Real World: The Thirteenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2003 - Smith College
  • ÒÔItÕs alive!Õ Victor Frankenstein and the Quest for Immortality", March 2003 - Boston, MA
  • ÒMy Hero, Virginia Woolf", November 2002 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒOperation Equal Good: Woolf, Chantal Mouffe, and the Ethics of Democracy in a Time of War" - Virginia Woolf Across the Generations: The Twelfth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2002 - Sonoma State University
  • ÒÔIn defiance of all calculationÕ: Students Respond to Hard Times.Ó - Dickens and America: Literature, Industry, Culture., April 2002 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒDiversity and Democracy in the Literature Classroom", April 2002 - Lowell, Massachusetts
  • ÒÔThe girls in Europe is nuts over ball playersÕ: Virginia Woolf Goes to Bat for Ring Lardner in Terre Haute" - The Sixth Annual Conference on Baseball and Culture, March 2001 - Indiana State University
  • ÒTalking to the Other; or, Wireless Ethics: Levinas, Woolf, and the BBC" - Virginia Woolf Out of Bounds: The Tenth Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, June 2000 - University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • ÒÔI too have been of help to my countryÕ: The Dreadnought Hoax Reconsidered" - Indiana University Humanities Conference, March 2000 - Indiana University
  • ÒEthics Replace Morality: The Victorian Legacy to Bloomsbury" - Annual Conference of the Midwest Victorian Studies Association, April 1998 - St. Paul, Minnesota
  • ÒCommon Talkers: Bloomsbury at the BBC" - Indiana University Humanities Conference, March 1998 - Indiana University
  • ÒBloomsbury at the BBC: The Ethical-Aesthetic Oppositionality of Desmond MacCarthyÕs ÔArt of Reading.Õ" - Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, February 1998 - University of Louisville
  • ÒG. E. Moore and Desmond MacCarthy: BloomsburyÕs Relevance to Cultural Studies Today" - Indiana University Cultural Studies Conference, February 1997 - Indiana University

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • University of Massachusetts Lowell/University of New Hampshire/Northeastern University Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing Conference Grant (2007), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell/University of New Hampshire/Northeastern University
    Avery, T.
  • University of Massachusetts PresidentÍs Office Cultural Economy Grant (2007), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Avery, T. (Co-Principal)
  • C. Everett Helm Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2005), Fellowship - Indiana University Lilly Library
  • National Science Foundation Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing Seed Grant (2005), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Avery, T.
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Diversity and Pluralism Grant (2005), Grant -
    Avery, T.
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell ProvostÍs Grant (2005), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Avery, T.
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell ProvostÍs Fund Grant (2004), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Avery, T.
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Diversity and Pluralism Seed Grant (2002), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Avery, T.
  • Departmental Travel Grant (2000), Grant - Department of English, Indiana University
    Avery, T.
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Healey/Research and Scholarship Grant Award (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Avery, T.
  • Healey Grant (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Nanotechnology, Literature, and Society (2007), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of New Hampshire, and Northeastern University Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing
  • Monsters, Apes, and Nightmares (2005), Grant - National Science Foundation Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Diversity and Pluralism Grant (2005), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Council on Diversity and Pluralism
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Provost's Grant (2005), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Provost's Office
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell Provost's Fund Grant (2004), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell Provost's Office
  • Departmental Travel Grant (2000), Grant - Indiana University Department of English