About

Name

Heather Duda

Title

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Department/School

College of Arts and Sciences

Email

hduda@rio.edu

Building

Wood Hall

Phone

740-245-7183

Location

Rio Grande Main Campus

Office Hours

Office Hours

8-5 Mon-Fri, by appointment

Education

Education

Ph.D., Literature and Criticism: Indiana University of Pennsylvania

M.A., Literature and Criticism: University of Maryland College Park

B.A., Literature & Interdisciplinary Major in Women’s Legal Studies: Lycoming College

Research Information

Research Interests

Adaptation Studies

Silent Film

Horror Films and Gothic Literature, Specifically Monster Hunters

Gender Studies

Publications

Publications

“Stitching Together a Soul: Plato, St. Gregory of Nyssa, and I, Frankenstein,” Monsters & Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television, Eds. Cristina Artenie & Ashley Szanter, 2017

“The Vigilante in Michael Cox’s The Meaning of Night,” Twenty-First-Century Gothic: Great Novels since 2000, Ed. Danel Olson, 2011

The Monster Hunter in Modern Popular Culture, 2008

Presentations & Lectures

Presentations

“Saying It All with a Look (and a Voiceover): Adapting the Internal Monologue in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and Alias Grace,” Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association, Indianapolis, October 2018

“Silent Adaptations: Moving from Text to Screen in the Early Silent Film Era,” Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association, St. Louis, October 2017

“Co-Requisite Support: Equity and Empowerment for Students,” 2016 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference, Columbus, June 2016

“Sex, Drugs, and Rhys Ifans: An American Explores the Welsh Film Industry,” North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History, Bangor, Wales, July 2012

“Silent Terror: The Mechanics of the Early American Horror Genre,” Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture/American Culture Association, Alexandria, VA, October 2010

“There is Always Hope: Examining the Dystopian Worlds of Alan Moore,” The Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, October 2006

 

Honors & Awards

Awards

2015 Edwin A. Jones Excellence in Teaching Award Winner, University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College (Rio)

2011-2012 Welsh Fellow, Madog Center, Rio

2010 Excellence in Education Recognition Program, Ohio Magazine

2010 Ernie A. Wyant Outstanding Teaching Award, Rio

2009 Promising Young Alumni Scholar, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

 

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