Cheryl Edelson

Cheryl Edelson, Ph.D.

cedelson@chaminade.edu

Henry Hall Room 206F
Tel (808) 739-8533
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816

Associate Professor of English,
English Discipline Coordinator

Cheryl EdelsonCheryl Edelson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English,
English Discipline Coordinator.

Education

Ph.D. English, University of California, Riverside   

M.A.  English, University of California, Irvine

Single Subject Teaching Credentials in English and Anthropology, University of Redlands

B. S.  Anthropology, University of California, Riverside

Awards and Fellowships

Chaminade University of Honolulu Summer Research Grant (Course Development), 2014

Father John Bolin Excellence in Scholarship Award, Chaminade University of Honolulu, 2013

President’s Award, National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2010

PCA/ACA Conference Seed-Money Grant (for Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference) 2006

Chaminade University of Honolulu EARDA Summer Research Grant 2006

PCA/ACA Peter Rollins/Michael Schoenecke Graduate Student Travel Grant 2005

English Department Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Riverside 2004-2005

Outstanding Teaching Assistant in English, University of California, Riverside 2003-2004

Dean’s Fellowship, University of California, Riverside 2000-2004

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor of English, Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI 2011-

Assistant Professor of English, Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI 2006-2011

Special Adjunct in English, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI 2005-2006

Teaching Assistant, English Department, University of California, Riverside, 2001-2004

English Teacher, J.W. North High School, Riverside, CA 1995-2000

Publications

“The Other Beats,” The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary American Poetry. Craig Svonkin, ed. Bloomsbury Press. Forthcoming.

Special Issue Editor, Pacific Coast Philology, Penn State University Press, 2015

“ ‘A Coterie of Spiritualists and Free Thinkers: Spectral Riverside,’” Pacific Coast Philology, Penn State University Press, 2015. Forthcoming.

“Talkin’ Bout Some ‘Heisenberg: Experimenting with the Mad Scientist.” The Methods of Breaking Bad: Essays on Narrative, Character, and Ethics. Jacob Blevins and Dafydd Wood, eds. McFarland Press, 2014.

“Reclaiming Plots: Albert Wendt’s ‘Prospecting’ and Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl’s Ola Na Iwi as Postcolonial Gothic.” Neo-Victorian Gothic: Horror, Violence, and Degeneration in the Re-imagined Nineteenth Century, (Vol. 3 Neo-Victorian Studies Series) Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2012.

 “Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl” (headnote) in The Pearson Custom Library: Introduction to Literature (Pearson, 2010).

“Sherman Alexie”(headnote) in The Pearson Custom Library: Introduction to Literature (Pearson, 2007).

“Carlos Bulosan”(headnote) in The Pearson Custom Library: Introduction to Literature (Pearson, 2007).

“Zitkala Sa”(headnote) in The Pearson Custom Library: Introduction to Literature (Pearson, 2007).

Invited Lectures

Presidential Address, “A Coterie of Spiritualists and Free Thinkers: Spectral Riverside,” Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, Riverside, CA, October 31, 2014.

“Place, Space, and Harry Potter,” Harry Potter Roundtable Discussion, University of Hawai’i, West O’ahu, Pearl City, HI, November 15, 2010.

“Introduction to Francis Ford Copolla’s Apocalypse Now Redux,”Re-Viewing Vietnam:  Film Representations of the Vietnam War Film Series, Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu, HI, November 5, 2005.

“Introduction to Sam Fuller’s The Crimson Kimono.”First Annual UHWO/LCC Noir in the Pacific Film Festival, Pearl City, HI, October 1, 2005.

Selected Presentations

“‘It takes a graveyard’: Gothic Space and the Journey to Adulthood in Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book,” Children’s Literature Hawai’i Conference, Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI, June 2014.

Moderator, Special Forum, “Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, San Diego, CA, October 2013.

“Talkin’ Bout Some ‘Heisenberg’”: The Generic Monstrosity of Breaking Bad.” Eaton Science Fiction Conference, Riverside, CA, April 2013.

“People always call a madhouse ‘someplace’”: Practiced Spaces in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock.” Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington, October 2012.

“A Little Word in a Small Place: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s Spiritualist Poetry.” Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, Scripps College, Claremont, California, November 2011.

“The Museological Mysteries of Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl,” 126th Modern Language Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011.

“The Bonesman Meets Rosemary’s Baby: The Gothicization of George W. Bush and Barack Obama,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawai’i, November 2010.

“Haunted Castles and Academic Prisons: Gothic Museums and Indigenous Resistance in Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl’s Ola Na Iwi and Murder Casts A Shadow.” Association for Asian American Studies Conference, Honolulu, Hawai’i, April 2009.

“Experimenting with the Mad Scientist is Breaking Bad.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Claremont, California, November 2008.

“Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl’s Ola Na Iwi as Postcolonial Gothic.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, San Francisco, California, March 2008.

“The Trope of Haunting in Settler and Indigenous Literatures of the Pacific.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Long Beach, California, November 2007.

“‘Bela Lugosi moving around down there”: Transculturation, Space, and Horror in Bob Kaufman's Poetry,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, Oakland, California, October 2006.

“Enlightenment Place and Gothic Space in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and George Lippard’s The Quaker City: or, The Monks of Monk Hall, ” Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference, Malibu, California, November 2005.

“Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Pauline Hopkins, and the ‘Spirits’ of Resistance,” International Gothic Association Conference, Montréal, Québec, August 2005.

“Surviving the Peep Show: Survivor Marquesas and Herman Melville’s Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life,” Melville and the Pacific: 3rd International Melville Conference, Lahaina, Maui, June 2003.

“’Their Third World’”: Constructions of Los Angeles in John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13 and They Live!” California American Studies Association Conference, Riverside, CA, May 2002.

“Revising/Revisiting the Bildüngsroman in Milton Murayama’s All I Asking For Is My Body and Gish Jen’s Mona in the Promised Land,” American Literature Association Symposium on  Contemporary American Literature, Santa Fe, NM, October 2001.

“ ‘Storied Truths’: Revision and Recuperation in Smoke Signals,” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, March 2001.

“Poe and Foucault: Heterotopias in the Rue Morgue,” American Literature Association Conference, Long Beach, CA, May 2000.

Academic Service

President, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 2014

Reviewer, International Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Endowment Grant, (Peter Rollins Travel Grant for Early Career Faculty), 2014

Steering Committee, Children’s Literature Hawai’i Conference, 2014-

Site Coordinator, Children’s Literature Hawai’i Conference, 2014

Organizer, Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference, Chaminade University, 2007-

Conference Site Committee, 2014 Conference, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Riverside, CA, 2014

WASC External Program Review Committee, English Department, Brigham Young University at Hawai’i, Laie, HI, November, 2013

Vice-President, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 2013

Moderator and Organizer, Special Forum, “Stages of Life: Age, Identity, and Culture.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 2013

Conference Site Co-Chair, 2013 Conference, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, San Diego, CA, 2013

Editorial Board, Pacific Coast Philology, Penn State University Press, 2012-

Second Vice-President, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 2012

Presiding Officer, Gothic, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 2011-

Conference Site Chair, 2010 Conference, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Honolulu, HI, 2009-2010

Executive Committee Member, National Popular Culture/American Culture Association, 2008-2012

Presiding Officer, American Literature before 1865, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 2010

Presiding Officer, Science Fiction, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 2009

Presiding Officer, Oceanic Literatures and Cultures, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 2008

Presiding Officer, 19th Century American Literature, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, 2006

Assistant Director of Composition, English 1C: Applied Intermediate Composition, University of California, Riverside 2003-2004

Chaminade University Service

English Discipline Coordinator, 2009-

Rank and Tenure Committee, 2013-2014

Chair, Fr. Bolin Award Selection Committee, 2014

Faculty Senate Steering Committee, 2012-2013

Faculty Compensation Committee, 2011-2012; 2014-2015

Faculty Development Committee, 2010-2012

Fr. Bolin Award Selection Committee, 2009; 2010

Faculty Senate Steering Committee, 2008-2010

Faculty Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta: International English Honors Society, 2006-

Moderated discussion forMaiki Aiu Lake: Life into Film,” Chaminade Forum Series, co-sponsored by the Faculty Resource Network and Chaminade University, January 12, 2006

Judge, Father Mackey Speech Contest, Chaminade University, Nov. 2005

Community Service

Member, Momilani Elementary School Foundation, 2014-

Member, Hui O Momilani, Momilani Elementary School, 2014-

Hawai’i State Assessment Reading Fairness Data Review of Online Field Test Items Committee (grades 3-5, 6-8, & 10), Hawai’i Department of Education, Honolulu, HI, July 2013

EOC Expository Writing I Fairness Data Review Committee, Hawai’i Department of Education,
Honolulu, HI, July 2013

HSA-Alt Standard Setting Committee Hawai’i Department of Education, Honolulu, HI, June 2013

Panelist, “Family Panel: Joys and Challenges of Parenting Young Children,” Early Childhood Education Classes, Honolulu Community College, 2013

Member, Leeward Community College Childcare Center Friends and Family Club, 2011-2014

Co-President, Leeward Community College Childcare Center Friends and Family Club, 2010-2011

Tutor, Hawaii Adult Literacy Program, 2005- 2007

Professional Memberships

Modern Language Association; American Studies Association; Society for Cinema and Media Studies; Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association; Popular Culture Association; American Culture Association; American Association of University Women; Science Fiction Research Association

Languages

German

Research and Teaching Interests

American Literature; Gothic; Film and Television Studies; Cultural Studies; Popular Culture; Composition Pedagogy; Minority Discourses; Gender Studies; Indigenous Literatures of the Pacific and Continental United States; Young Adult Literatures

Chaminade University Courses Taught

English 101: Introduction to Expository Writing
English 102: Expository Writing
English 201: Types of Literature
English 255: Short Story and Novel
English 256: Poetry and Drama
English 314: Backgrounds in American Literature  
English 315: Backgrounds in British Literature
English 362: Advanced Expository Writing
English 380/480: Film and Literature
English 432: American Literature: 1940-Present
English 480: Literary Theory and Criticism  
English 499: Senior Capstone Seminar
Humanities 494/498: Senior Thesis Research
Performing Arts 201: Introduction to Motion Pictures