I am the Director of the Anaphora Literary Press, www.anaphoraliterary.com, which published 30 book titles in 2011, most of which I designed. I would like to do some freelance/ design editing aside from my press to make some $. I have a Ph.D. in English and 2 1/2 years of full-time college teaching experience. I have around a 24hr turn-around on book-design. Editing takes longer."
Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA
Ph.D., Department of English, Literature and Criticism, August 2011; 4.0 GPA
Dissertation: The Development of the Rebellion Novel Genre in Nineteenth Century British Literature
University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia, SC
M.A., Department of Comparative Literature, May 2006
Thesis: Beauty in Modern Fiction and Theory
University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst, MA
B.A., Economics and Eastern European Studies; Political Science, January 2002
Thesis: On the Russian Land
Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA
English Lecturer (Full-Time––Fall Courses: one section of English 2122: British Literature II, 1800-Present and four sections of English 1101: Composition I; Spring Courses: one section of English 2122, two sections of English 1102: Composition II-Writing about Literature, and two sections of English 1101), 2011-2012
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
English Instructor (Full-time––Fall Courses: two sections of English 101 Writing and two of 010 Grammar; Spring Courses: four sections of English 101), 2010-2011
Cuyahoga County Community College, Cleveland, OH
English Instructor (Adjunct––Composition 0980 and 0990, each 6 cr.), 2010
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Ebensburg, PA, (814) 262-6440
English Instructor (Adjunct––Composition 110, 3 cr.), 2009-2010
RESEARCH AND EDITING EXPERIENCE
Anaphora Literary Press, Cochran, GA
Director and Editor-in-Chief, 2009-present
Edit, design, format and market creative and critical books. 30 new releases in 2011. Coutts Ingram Distribution. Some books sell 300-400 copies. Member of the Association of American Publishers, Independent Book Publishers Association and the Council of Editors of Learned Journals. Website: www.anaphoraliterary.com
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Graduate Assistant, Department of English Literature and Criticism, 2009-2010
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Graduate and Teacher’s Assistant, Classics Department and Language Lab, 2004-2006
Monitored, graded, took attendance at, and taught Classics classes: Medical and Scientific Terminology; Greek Mythology
RESEARCH GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Modern Languages Association, Grant and free MLA Registration for 3 years, MLA Bibliography Fellowship, July 2010-July 2013
Modern Languages Association, Professional Development Grant for presenting at and travel to the MLA Convention, January 2011
Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (EUP) Professional Development Scholarship, Grant for traveling to and doing research for a presentation on “Anti-Revolutionary Terror in British Novels” at the SAMLA Convention, November 2010
Brown University, Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection Fellowship, Summer 2010. Topic: “Portrayal of the American Revolution in Thackeray’s, The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century”
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Research Grant, Spring 2009
Topic: “Abolitionist Writings of Antebellum Southern Women”
Findings were posted at: http://sites.google.com/site/abolitionistwomen
University of Massachusetts, Research Grant, 2001
Research used in Professor Richard Wolff’s 2002, Class Theory and History: Capitalism and Communism in the USSR
Chair, Moderator, & Secretary, Various Conferences (MLA, SAMLA, SWWC, BWWC), 2005-present, (details in the presentations section)
Website Archive Developer, Tikkun Magazine, 2010-2011
Proofread and typeset archived articles, wrote summaries
Grant Writer, Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana, PA, 2009
Wrote a Western Pennsylvania Common Grant $31,955 renovation proposal
Obtained two letters of support for the proposal from Pennsylvania Representative Pyle and Representative Reed
Nominated to Public Office by the Framingham Town Council in Massachusetts, 2006
Cultural Council Representative
START Framingham Partnership Representative
Producer and Writer, My Sister the Psychopath, Boston, MA, 2005
37-minute film, shown at the Somerville Theater and at Berkley
The Rebellion Genre: In Scott, Dickens and Stevenson. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Anticipated publication date: February 2013.
Book Production Guide. Cochran: Anaphora Literary Press, 2012.
Pennsylvania Literary Journal. Editor of 7 Issues in Volumes I-III. 2009-Present.
Improvisational Arguments. www.fomitepress.com. 150pp. Burlington, VT: Fomite Press, August, 2011.
Battle for Athens. Under review by publishers. Completion Date: May, 2012.
Scholarly Essay: “Teaching Hypertext Archival Research.” Peer English. Pp. 99-119. Leicester, UK: University of Leicester, 2009.
Scholarly Essay: “Ideas of Beauty in Tasso and Cervantes.” Arboleda, Carlos, ed. The Impact of Don Quijote (1605-2005) on the Culture of the Modern and Postmodern World. Pp. 160-169. Cali: Cartopel, S.A., 2005.
“Book Review: Pickard, Zachariah. Elizabeth Bishop's Poetics of Description.” Studies in the Humanities. 36:1, 57(2). Amazon. Indiana: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, June, 2009.
Brief Article: “Post-Convention Strategy.” < http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2011/02/22/anna_faktorovich_on_post_convention_academic_job_strategy>. Inside Higher Ed. 22 February, 2011.
Brief Article: “In Brief: The Pennsylvania Literary Journal.” November/ December 2009 Issue. < http://www.dlib.org/dlib/november09/11inbrief.html#faktorovich>. D-Lib Magazine. 16 November, 2009.
Introductions and Interviews: 5 Issues of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal. Edinboro: Anaphora Literary Press, 2009-Present.
“The Arrest of Binnie the Tractor (The Godfather).” Midwest Literary Magazine. Big Rapids, MI: Midwest Press, 2010.
West Virginia Book Festival: Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV, Oct 13-14, 2012. Featured Writer book signing 12-2pm on October 13th.
Mt. Sac Writers’ Weekend: Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, Apr 27-29, 2012.
Guest Speaker: “Independent Publishing in a Big-Fish Market.”
Poetry readings at Small World Books (Venice Beach) and in Downey.
Modern Languages Association Convention, Seattle, CA, January 2012.
Presentation Title: “Subversive Usage of the Scottish Language in Scott and Stevenson’s Rebellion Novels” in the Celtic Languages and Literatures Discussion Group panel.
Modern Languages Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011. Presentation Title: “MLA Bibliography’s Availability to a Larger MLA Audience.” Chaired Panel: “Graduate Students Speak Out about the MLA International Bibliography.” IUP Travel Grant, and other grants. Nominated by the MLA Executive Committee to stand for election for the Discussion Group on Slavic Literatures and Cultures (G041) for a three-year term. Presided over a CELJ “Networking Event.” Led a CELJ “Chat with an Editor” session.
Modern Languages Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011. Paper Title: “Narrating Experiences: On the Need for Discussion between Mentors and Job Seekers.” Panel: “Now What?: After the MLA Convention.”
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 2010. Chaired three panels, and presented for the Graduate Student Forum in English: “Politics and Literature.” The three panels are titled: “American Political Literature,” “British Political Literature” and “World Political Perspectives on Literature.” Presented on: “British Political Literature.” IUP Career Development Grant.
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 2010. Secretary (2010) and Chair (2011). Panel: “Critical Thinking in the Rhetoric/Composition Classroom, Session I.”
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference: A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, PA, October 2010. Title: “Place in the Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania.” In-state IUP Travel Grant.
Jimmy Stewart Museum Anniversary Celebration, Indiana, PA, April, 2010. “Introduction and Discussion on the Oscar-Winning comedy, The Philadelphia Story (1940).”
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November, 2009. Title: “Political Journalism and Libel.” Panel: “Non-Fiction Prose: The Rhetoric of Reality.” IUP Graduate Professional Development Grant.
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November, 2009. Title: “Poems.” Panel: “Graduate Poets' Circle.” Secretary for the “Graduate Poets’ Circle” and for the “Graduate Student Forum in English.”
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference, Shippensburg, PA, October 2009. Title: “Hypertext.” Displayed the Pennsylvania Literary Journal on an individual table, alongside with the Book Vendors, for both days of the conference. In-state IUP Travel Grant.
Southern Women Writers Conference, Mt. Berry, GA, September 2009. Title: “Antebellum Abolitionist Southern Women Writers.” IUP Travel Grant. Panel Moderator for “The Conjuring South.” Performed an excerpt from my novel, The Achi Revolution at the Open Mic.
Texas Tech University Migration Conference: United States Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Lubbock, TX, April 2009. “Chemical Warfare: Drugs and Disease as Tools of Colonialism and Mass-Poisoning.” IUP Travel Grant.
British Women Writers Conference, Lafayette, LA, April 2005. “Marie Correlli’s Mysticism.” USC Travel Grant. Panel Moderator.
Don Quixote Conference, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, April 2005. “Similarities and Differences in Cervantes’s and Tasso’s Literary Theory: The Birth of the Novel.” Conference paper published in the conference journal. USC Travel Grant.
Blackboard, MyPEAK, Moodle, Doodle, TurnInIn, WebCT, ADP Portal, PeopleSoft
Ektron webmaster (certified by IUP)
WordPress, Google Page Creator
CPA tax accounting (TurboTax) and order processing
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint (+video, audio), Access, Outlook, Publisher
Adobe CS6: InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Connect, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bridge
Maya 3D animation
TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTERESTS
Composition, Technical, Creative and Journalistic Writing
Association of American Publishers
Independent Book Publishers Association
Council of Editors of Learned Journals
Modern Languages Association
South Atlantic Modern Languages Association
Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties
United States Association of Commonwealth Literatures and Language Studies
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities
Professor John Brantingham
Mt. San Antonio College
654 Pinecrest Lane
Walnut, CA 91789
Dr. Christopher Kuipers
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Leonard Hall, Room 110/ 421 North Walk
Indiana, PA 15705-1015
Dr. Signe O. Wegener
Department of English
University of Georgia
300 Park Hall
Athens, GA 30602-6205