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Danielle Nicole Byington’s work is published or forthcoming in journals such as NORTH DAKOTA QUARTERLY, STILL: THE JOURNAL, THE CAPE ROCK, and COLD MOUNTAIN REVIEW. She completed her English-MA at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) in spring 2017, and, during said time, served as editor for the 2017 volume of the university’s literary/arts magazine, THE MOCKINGBIRD. Along with her ardor for poetry, Byington is also enamored with painting, especially representing scenes and characters from literature. She teaches English at various colleges, having been voted by students in 2018 as one of the “Most Inspirational” faculty/staff members at ETSU. Byington enjoys life with her Shakespearean better half and three ridiculous cats.

 

For inquiries regarding readings/lectures, purchasing texts, works currently on exhibit/for sale, or all else, please email daniellebyington*ATSYMBOL*gmail.com.

 

Professional Curriculum Vitae

Education
—Master of Arts in English, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, spring 2017
Thesis: “Transmutations of Ophelia’s ‘Melodious Lay’”
Chair: Dr. Jesse Graves
—Bachelor of Arts in English, Creative Writing minor, Magna Cum Laude, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, spring 2015
Honors Thesis: “The Bedroom and the Barnyard: Zoomorphic Lust Through Territory, Procedure, and Shelter in ‘The Miller’s Tale’”
Chair: Dr. Thomas Crofts

Field Experience
—Co-Director, All-Female Hamlet. Theatre production. Department of Communication and Performance, East Tennessee State University, fall 2018
—Co-Instructor of Theatre, Department of Communication and Performance, East Tennessee State University, fall 2018
—Adjunct English Instructor, Department of Literature and Language, East Tennessee State University, fall 2017-present
—Adjunct English Instructor, Humanities Department, Walters State Community College, fall 2017-present
—Adjunct English Instructor, Humanities Department, Northeast State Community College, fall 2017-present
—Poetry Judge, Poetry Society of Tennessee, fall 2017
—Editor, The Mockingbird. Literary/Arts Magazine, East Tennessee State University, 2016-2017
—Teaching Assistant, East Tennessee State University, fall 2016-spring 2017
—Creator and Instructor of The Creative Writing Table, Center for Academic Achievement, East Tennessee State University, fall 2016-spring 2017
—Assistant Organizer, Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature, East Tennessee State University, 2016
—Writing Tutor, Center for Academic Achievement, East Tennessee State University, fall 2015-present
—Editorial Staff Reader, The Mockingbird, East Tennessee State University, fall 2015
—Research Assistant, Dr. Joshua Reid, Department of Literature and Language, East Tennessee State University, 2015-2016
—President, Sigma Tau Delta, English Honors Society, East Tennessee State University, 2015-2017
—Dramaturg, The Trojan Women, dir. Herb Parker, East Tennessee State University, spring 2015
—Editorial Assistant, The Italian Romance Epic in English: 1590-1600. Dr. Joshua Reid, ed. MHRA Tudor & Stuart Translation Series, vol. 23. Cambridge, UK: Modern Humanities Research Association, fall 2014-spring 2016
—Discovery Research Assistant, supervisor Dr. Joshua Reid, East Tennessee State University, 2014-2015

Conference Presentations & Guest Lectures/Readings
—“The Empathy Crisis: Looking at Ophelia Images to See Refugees.” Conference presentation, Shakespeare Association of America. Washington, D.C., April 2019
—“A Co-Director’s Journal on Gender as Performance in Hamlet.” Guest lecturer, ENGL 4087: “Themes in Women’s Literature” (Dr. Katherine Weiss), East Tennessee State University, April 2019
—“Now You See It: Understanding Content Aesthetics for Poetry Chapbooks.” Guest lecturer, ENGL 5940: “Creative Writing Themes: The Chapbook” (Dr. Jesse Graves), East Tennessee State University, February 2019
—“Who Authors Gender in Hamlet?” Guest lecturer, ENGL 3500: “Women Authors” (Dr. Phyllis Thompson), East Tennessee State University, November 2018
—“Looking at Gender in Hamlet.” Conference presentation, UVA-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference. Wise, Virginia, September 2018
—“Imagery and the Holistic Role of the Thesis Statement.” Guest speaker, The Department of Literature and Language at ETSU’s Fall 2018 Composition Workshop, August 2018
—“Sighting and Scaffolding Ideas in Composition Courses.” Guest speaker, Composition Workshop Series. Johnson City, TN, March 2018
—“Assembling Your Research Paper.” Guest lecturer with Jonathan Hill, “Dual Enrollment English” (Dr. Nathaniel Olsen), Governor’s School, June 2017
—“The Transmuted Landscape of Ophelia’s ‘Melodious Lay’.” Guest speaker, ETSU Department of Literature and Language Research Symposium. Johnson City, TN, April 2017
—“’The Glassy Stream’ of ‘Her Melodious Lay’: Textual Physiognomy and the Landscape of Millais’ Ophelia.” Conference presentation, Tennessee Philological Association. Johnson City, Tennessee, February 2017
—“The Ekphrastic Metahistory of ‘Her Melodious Lay’: Platonic Forms and Dystopian ‘Other’ in Millais’ Appropriated Ophelia.” Conference presentation, South Atlantic Modern Language Association. Jacksonville, Florida, November 2016
—“Milton and Ekphrasis.” Guest lecturer, ENGL 4690: “Milton and His Age” (Dr. Josh Reid), East Tennessee State University, October 2016
—“The Arthurian Uncanny: Alignment of Aesthetic Success in the Anglophonic Imagination.” Conference presentation, Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, TN, April 2016
—“The Mid-Wife of the Uncanny: Queen Mab and the Unfamiliar on the Stage, Page, and Canvas.” Conference presentation, Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature. Johnson City, TN, April 2016
—“Fastened to Eighteenth-Century Fashion: The Rhizome Between Portraiture and Dressing Rooms, Then and Now.” Conference presentation, Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies. Savannah, Georgia, February 2016
—“Merlin Checks in to Room 237: Arthurian Elements in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.” Conference presentation, UVA-Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXIX. Wise, Virginia, September 2015
—“The Trojan Women Talk Back,” Guest Speaker, Q&A with Professor Herb Parker and Dr. Phyllis Thompson, East Tennessee State University, April 2015
—“Zoomorphic Birth and Fallen Troy’s Inability to Be Reborn.” Conference presentation, Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature. Johnson City, TN, April 2015
—“’What is Hecuba to [Me]?’: Dramaturging for ETSU’s Production of The Trojan Women.” Poster presentation, Appalachian Student Research Forum. Johnson City, TN, April 2015
—“Ekphrastic Poetry: Breaking down My Composition of ‘On Millais’ Ophelia’.” Conference presentation, Boland Research Symposium. Johnson City, TN, April 2015
—“Sir Gawain’s Exchange of Reputation for Identity.” Conference presentation, Boland Research Symposium. Johnson City, TN, April 2014
—“Reputation and Identity in Arthurian Legend.” Guest Lecturer, ENGL 5020: “Medieval Literature” (Dr. Thomas Crofts), East Tennessee State University, March 2014

Courses Taught
East Tennessee State University:
—THEA 4957: “Special Topics Theatre/Dance: All-Women Hamlet” (Co-Instructor)
—ENGL 2430: “European Literature”
—ENGL 2210: “British Literature I”
—ENGL 2120: “American Literature II”
—ENGL 2030: “Literary Heritage”
—ENGL 1020 (for majors in the humanities): “Critical Thinking/Argumentative Writing”
—ENGL 1020: “Critical Thinking/Argumentative Writing”
—ENGL 1010: “Critical Reading/Expository Writing”
Walters State Community College:
—ENGL 2410: “Western World Literature I”
—ENGL 1020 (High School Dual Enrollment): “Critical Thinking/ Argumentative Writing”
—ENGL 1020: “Critical Thinking/ Argumentative Writing”
—ENGL 1010: “Critical Reading/Expository Writing”
Northeast State Community College:
—ENGL 1020 (High School Dual Enrollment): “Critical Thinking/Argumentative Writing”
—ENGL 1020: “Critical Thinking/Argumentative Writing”
—ENGL 1010 (High School Dual Enrollment): “Critical Reading/Expository Writing”
—ENGL 1010: “Critical Reading/Expository Writing”
—ENGL 0870: “Developmental Writing”

Awards, Recognitions, Interviews, Etc.
—Mentor to students who placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for the Jack Higgs Freshman Essay Award, LiLa Awards, East Tennessee State University, spring 2019
—Reader/research permission, National Gallery of Art Library and Archives, Washington, D.C., spring 2019
—“All-Female Hamlet Production Arrives This Week,” Interview, East Tennessean, Johnson City, TN, November 2018
—“Most Inspiring Faculty/Staff” (co-winner with 7 others across university), Student Choice Awards, Student Government Association (SGA), East Tennessee State University, spring 2018
—Mentor to student who placed 1st for the Jack Higgs Freshman Essay Award, LiLa Awards, East Tennessee State University, spring 2018
—“Recognition of Distinction,” Comprehensive Examination in Renaissance Literature, East Tennessee State University, spring 2017
—“Poised for Flight: Mockingbird Prepped for 44th Year.” Interview, East Tennessean, Johnson City, TN, January 2017
—Featured Student, East Tennessee State University’s Homepage. Interview, Johnson City, TN, August 2016
—Featured Writer, Evoxe, Volume 2. Interview, Johnson City, TN, April 2016
—Achievement in Essay (Undergraduate) Award, “Zoomorphic Birth and Fallen Troy’s Inability to Be Reborn.” Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature 2015. Johnson City, TN, April 2015
—Harry G. Merrill Memorial Scholarship ($2,000): award for incoming graduate student who promises success in the field, East Tennessee State University, April 2015

Publications
Books:
The Absurdity of Origins. Poetry Chapbook. dancing girl press, 2019
Academic:
—“Review: Simon Godwin’s Hamlet, Performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, 12 May 2016.” Multicultural Shakespeare, vol. 15 (30): 2017
Poetry:
—“Sylvia Plath’s Shoes,” Still: The Journal, forthcoming November 2019
—“The White-Mouthed Story of Monsters,” Still: The Journal, forthcoming November 2019
—“One, Two,” Still: The Journal, forthcoming November 2019
—“When Plato Shows Me the Sun,” North Dakota Quarterly, forthcoming August 2019
—“The Anna Nicole Smith Poem,” North Dakota Quarterly, forthcoming August 2019
—“Iris,” The Cape Rock, May 2017
—“The Scales of Belief,” Cold Mountain Review, May 2016
—“On The Lady and the Unicorn,” The Ekphrastic Review, April 2016
—“The Pleasure of the Halfshell,” Jimson Weed, April 2016
—“Too Much for Fortuna’s Eyes,” Jimson Weed, April 2016
—“Queen Mab’s Detour,” Jimson Weed, April 2016
— “Conception,” The Mockingbird, April 2016
— “Calamine Typewriter,” The Mockingbird, April 2016
— “Words, with You in Mind,” The Mockingbird, April 2016
—“Imperfect, Appalachian She in Acrylic,” Jersey Devil Press, March 2016
—“Written Word,” Rust + Moth, November 2015
—“Part of the Litter,” Right Hand Pointing, September 2015
—“On Jack and the Dead, Old Lady in the Bathtub from The Shining,” The Mockingbird, April 2015
—“On The Lady and the Unicorn,” The Mockingbird, April 2015
—“About a Cheerleader I Used to Know,” The Mockingbird, April 2015
—“Children until We Die,” The Mockingbird, April 2014
Miscellaneous:
—“Keeping Gender Out of Hamlet: Directors’ and Cast’s Notes.” All-Female Hamlet Production Program, November 2019
—“’What is Hecuba to [Us]?’: Dramaturg’s Notes.” The Trojan Women Production Program, April 2015
Field Service
—Presenter of the Don Johnson Young Writers’ Poetry Contest prize, per Sigma Tau Delta, April 2017
—Volunteer at The ETSU Creative Writing Festival, East Tennessee State University, April 2017
—Volunteer writer for Salvador Dalí exhibit, Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN, April 2017
—Poetry Judge for the Second Annual Don Johnson Young Writer’s Poetry Award, per Sigma Tau Delta, January 2017
—Volunteer at The ETSU Creative Writing Festival, East Tennessee State University, April 2016
—Sales Associate with annual book sale, per Sigma Tau Delta, April 2016
—Introduced poet Joseph Bathanti at a reading of his poetry, East Tennessee State University, March 2016
—Presenter of the Don Johnson Young Writers’ Poetry Contest prize, per Sigma Tau Delta, March 2016
—Spokesperson for Sigma Tau Delta at ETSU Winter Cruise, per Sigma Tau Delta, February 2016
—Storyteller at Town Acres and Fairmont Elementary Schools, per Sigma Tau Delta, October 2015
—Poetry Judge of the First Annual Don Johnson Young Writer’s Competition, Sigma Tau Delta, East Tennessee State University, fall 2015
—Reader of poetry at the Charles Wright historical marker at the Kingsport Public Library, per Sigma Tau Delta, September 2015
—Reader of poetry for residents at Brookdale Assisted Living, per Sigma Tau Delta, April 2015
—Sales Associate with annual book sale, per Sigma Tau Delta, April 2015
—Guest judge of literary arts contest, Town Acres Elementary School, per Sigma Tau Delta, February 2015

Memberships
—Shakespeare Association of America
—The Marlowe Society of America
—Renaissance Society of America
—Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
—Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honors Society

References
—Dr. Jesse Graves, Poet in Residence, Associate Professor, ETSU, gravesj@etsu.edu 423-439-6674
—Deidre Johnson, Director of Learning Services/Center for Academic Achievement, ETSU, johnsondr4@etsu.edu 423-439-7121
—Dr. Josh Reid, Assistant Chair of the Department of Literature and Language Assistant Professor, ETSU, reidjs@etsu.edu 423-439-4339