Mary Ellis Gibson
Office: MHRA 3115
At UNCG Since: 1978
Ph.D. University of Chicago-1978
M.A. University of Chicago-1975
B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill-1974
Dr. Gibson works at the intersection of nineteenth-century British literature, British and American modernism, women’s and gender studies, and colonial and post-colonial studies. Her previous book, Ezra Pound and the Victorians, investigated ideas of history, epic and poetics. She is completing two books at the moment: a study of English language poetry in India between 1780 and 1913 and an anthology to accompany the monograph. Both volumes will be published next year by Ohio University Press.
- Introduction. Separate Journeys: Stories by Contemporary Indian Women Writers. Ed. Geeta Dharmarajan. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2004: vii-xxiv.
- Epic Reinvented: Ezra Pound and the Victorians. Ithaca: Cornell University P, 1995.
- Editor. Critical Essays on Robert Browning. New York: G.K. Hall and Maxwell Macmillan; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1992.
- Editor, Introduction and bibliographical essay. Homplaces: The South in Fiction by Women Writers. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 1991.
- Editor, Introduction and bibliography. New Stories by Southern Women. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 1989.
- History and the Prism of Art: Browning’s Poetic Experiments. Columbus: Ohio State University P, 1987.
Awards and Honors
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship, 2009.
- National Humanities Center, John Sawyer Fellowship, 2007-8.
- Council of Graduate Schools/Ford Foundation, Professional Master’s Program Implementation Grant, PI, 2005-7.
- Fulbright Senior Research Award, India, 2004.
- American Institute of Indian Studies, Research Award, 2003-4 (declined).
- Council of Graduate Schools, Planning Grant for MA Program in Women’s and Gender Studies, 2004.
- North Carolina Humanities Council Grants, Girls’ Zine, 2003; Seminar for Teachers: Race Gender and Southern Literature, 2004.
- North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies, “Real and Imagined Families: Cultural Representation in South Asian/American Contexts,” 2003.
- NEH Travel to Collections Grant, 2003.
- Fulbright Lecturing Award, Taipei, Taiwan, 1991.