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    Christina A. Valeo, PhD

    Associate Professor of English
    Patterson Hall 211S
    Phone: 509.359.6179
    Curriculum Vitae

    British Romantic Literature
    C19 British Literature
    English Education
    Children's Literature


    Chris Valeo earned her BA from Brown University in 1992, and her MA in teaching English in 1992. She taught high school English in Montana for five years (Hays/LodgePole High School 1992-1994, Havre High School 1994-1997), leaving to pursue graduate-level work in literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (MA 1999, PhD 2003). She joined the faculty of Eastern in 2003. Her current research and teaching interests include British literature, English pedagogy, children's literature and popular romance.

    Recent Publications

    "Nora Roberts and Serial Magic." New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction. Sarah S.G. Frantz and Eric Murphy  Selinger, eds. McFarland Publishing, 2011. Forthcoming.
    "Charlotte Smith's American Indian Encounters." Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis. Ed. Mark Lussier and Bruce Matsunaga. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 
    "Books That Will Help Us Ride Out the Testing Storm." InLand: A Journal for Teachers of English Language Arts. Fall 2008. Co-authored with Marilyn Carpenter.
    "Books that Talk Technology and More." InLand: A Journal for Teachers of English Language Arts. Spring 2008. Co- authored with Marilyn Carpenter.

    Courses Taught

    Introduction to Fiction
    Children's Literature
    A Global View Through Children's Literature
    Romantic Era Literature
    English Education Capstone

    Contact Information

    Department of English
    203 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.6039
    fax: 509.359.6206

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