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Diana Archibald

Diana Archibald
Diana C. ArchibaldProfessor, 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, Service-Learning 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, CA
  • BA: Religion, (1986), Pacific Lutheran University - Parkland, WA
    Supporting Area: Concentration in Theology and Ethics, Minor in English

Biography

Diana Archibald specializes in the Victorian novel, Charles Dickens, and Anglo-American transatlantic studies, particularly 19th century immigration. Her latest book, Dickens and Massachusetts: The Lasting Legacy of the Commonwealth Visits (UMass Press, May 2015) further develops material gathered for "Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation," the award-winning public humanities exhibition at the Lowell National Historical Park in celebration of Charles Dickens's bicentennial (March 30-October 20, 2012). Archibald was co-curator and lead scholar of the exhibition and the Director of a seven-month slate of public programming for the "Dickens in Lowell" event series, funded by the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation. The exhibition, along with other legacy projects, is available online.?

Her most recent work has appeared in "Service Learning and Literary Studies" (MLA Press, 2015) and "Domestic Fiction in Colonial Australia and New Zealand" (Pickering and Chatto, 2014). She served as co-editor of the June 2013 issue of ?Dickens Quarterly ?and guest editor of a special issue on anti-Americanism in 19th century British literature for the transatlanticism journal, Symbiosis. Previous major scholarly works include her first book, Domesticity, Imperialism, and Emigration in the Victorian Novel (U Missouri P., 2002), a 100-page review essay "Recent Dickens Studies: 2005" for Dickens Studies Annual, and a guest-edited special issue on "Dickens and America" for Dickens Quarterly. She has published various other articles and reviews and presented at regional, national, and international conferences. Additional recent work includes an article on Dickens and France in Representations, an arts and humanities journal published by the University of Grenoble Stendhal; a book chapter on teaching Dickens using service learning; and an introduction to a new edition of Charles Dickens’s travel book American Notes. Professor Archibald teaches both British Literature and Service-Learning Professional Writing courses and serves as the English department's Associate Chair and Internship Coordinator.

Awards and Honors

  • "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. (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) "Domesticity, Imperialism, and Emigration in the Victorian Novel," The University of Missouri Press
  • Archibald, D.C. (2002) "Dickens and America - Special Issue of Dickens Quarterly," 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

  • EXHIBIT: Dickens and Massachusetts: A Tale of Power and Transformation Academic - International, Other (Lowell National Historical Park) - Lowell, MA
    Co-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)
  • 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 Dissertation Fellowship (1996), Fellowship - Washington State University English Department
    Archibald, D.C.