Jameela as Researcher, Writer, & Speaker
I have presented my scholarly work at numerous conferences and have published chapters in Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture (LSU, 2015) and Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siècle to the Millennium (McFarland, 2015). I have written articles and conducted interviews for INDY Week and moderated panels. I served as Consulting Managing Editor (2014-2015), Managing Editor (2012-2014), and Assistant Managing Editor (2011-2012) of the Southern Literary Journal, now South, a peer-reviewed scholarly journal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I coordinated copyediting, article compilation, proofreading and correspondence. I have taught hundreds of university students in courses ranging from Early African American Literature to (Un)conventional Love. I have a wealth of experience both within and outside of academia. Please refer to my publications and invited talks included below.
SERVICES: All services begin at $75/hr unless otherwise NOted.
writing: Articles, REviews, and Interviews on Various subjects. See PUBLICATION information below (per word quotes available).
creative and Intuitive consultation (OPtional Tarot Reading(s)).
workshop Facilitation: Topics include Women in ARt, Tarot, Self Discovery, Yoga, and personal affirmations.
Moderating and Speaking Engagements: Topics include Gothic, AFRican American, U.S. Southern, And Women’s Literature.
research consultation: Topics include Gothic, AFRican American, U.S. Southern, And Women’s Literature.
private tutoring (high school through college language arts And SELECTED HUMANITIES subjects)
PUBLICATIONS, INVITED TALKS, AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
BOOK: Haunting Narratives: Deadly Love and the Transformative Gothic in Women's Literature. Invited for review.
“Through the Eyes of the Monster: Angela Carter’s ‘The Lady of the House of Love.’” Monsters and Monstrosity from the Fin de Siècle to the Millennium. Eds. Rebecca A. Brown and Sharla Hutchison. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015. pp. 92-110.
“‘Life Refusing to End’: The Transformative Gothic in Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night.” Undead Souths: The Gothic and Beyond in Southern Literature and Culture. Eds. Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, and Daniel Cross Turner. Baton Rouge, LA: LSU Press, 2015. pp. 224-235.
ARTICLES, INTERVIEWS, AND REVIEWS:
“Marie Chouinard Updates a Famous Vision of Paradise and Damnation in The Garden of Earthly Delights.” INDY Week 7 Feb 2019. (Online).
“If Beale Street Could Talk.” in “Our Top Films of 2018.” INDY Week 2 Jan 2019. (Online.)
“The People’s Poet: As Our State’s New Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green Amplifies Her Life’s Work of Literary Empowerment.” INDY Week 12 Dec 2018. pp 14-15. (Online.)
“Laurels in Bloom: As Poet Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green Wants to Turn Up the Volume of North Carolina's Muted Voices.” INDY Week 12 Sept 2018. pp 20, 23. (Online.)
Moderator. “New South, Fresh Voices.” Discussion with Jaki Shelton Green, Crystal Simone Smith, and Stephanie Elizondo Griest on contemporary literature of the U.S. South. Chapel Hill Public Library. January 2019.
“‘Loaded with the past and hungry for more’: Toward a Theory of Haunting in Contemporary Women’s Literature.” UNCG Department of English Brown Bag Lunch Talk and Discussion, Greensboro, NC. October 2018.
“Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night: ‘Life Refusing to End’ and the Transformative Gothic.” Lilian R. Furst Forum in Comparative Literature, Chapel Hill, NC. November 2013.
SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:
“The Women in the Night: Monstrous Femininity in Toni Morrison’s Tar Baby.” The Monstrous Feminine: Contemporary American Literature and Culture Roundtable. Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, Washington D.C. March 2019.
“‘Some Girls You Marry, Some Girls You Love’: Deadly Love in Rosa Guy, Jean Rhys, and Lee Smith.” American Literature Association Symposium, New Orleans, LA. September 2017.
“Encountering the Fantastic in Lee Smith’s Oral History and Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea.” Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference, Boston, MA. March 2016.
“‘Life Refusing to End’: Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night.” Southern American Studies Association Conference, Charleston, SC. February 2013.
“Reading through the Monster: Angela Carter’s ‘The Lady of the House of Love.’” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention, RTP, NC. November 2012.
“Intersections of the Monstrous, the Rational, and the Arcane: Re-reading Angela Carter’s ‘The Lady of the House of Love.’” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, New Brunswick, NJ. April 2011.
“The Imprint of Trauma and the ‘Crisis of Witnessing’ in Gayl Jones’ Corregidora.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention, Atlanta, GA. November 2009.
“Allusions in Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day.” Penn State National McNair Summer Research Conference, State College, PA. August 2007.