Susan K. Hagen
Box 549030
Birmingham-Southern College
Birmingham, Alabama 35254
shagen@bsc.edu



Universities and Degrees:
1972-1976 Ph.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Major field: English Medieval Literature
Minor fields: Chaucer, Romance Narrative
1970-1972 M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Major field: English Medieval Literature
1965-1969  A.B., magna cum laude, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Major field: English
  
Academic Honors and Awards:
Birmingham-Southern College Commencement Speaker 2011
Birmingham-Southern College Educator of the Year 2010
Graduation Speaker, St. Bernard's Preparatory School, Cullman, Alabama, June 2002
Nominee, 1987 and 1989 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Professor of the Year
University of Virginia Tuition Grant
Departmental Honors, Gettysburg College
Phi Beta Kappa, Iota of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College

Record of Employment:

2011- Associate Provost, Birmingham-Southern College
2010-2011 Interim Associate Provost, Birmingham-Southern College
2010 summer Tutor, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, British Studies at Oxford, St. John's College, Oxford, England
2006 summer Tutor, Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde, Gawain Poet, British Studies at Oxford, St. John's College, Oxford, England
2003- Donald C. Harrison Honors Program Director
1998-2004 Associate Dean of the College
1996-98 College Coordinator of Teaching Technology
1994-2000 Chair of the Division of Humanities
1994 summer Tutor, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, British Studies at Oxford, St. John's College, Oxford, England
1990 summer Tutor, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, British Studies at Oxford, St. John's College, Oxford, England
1988- Appointed to the Mary Collett Munger Professorship in English, Birmingham-Southern College
1986 summer Tutor, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, British Studies at Oxford, St. John's College, Oxford, England
1983-89 Coordinator for the Faculty of English, Birmingham-Southern College
1982 summer Tutor, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, British Studies at Oxford, St. John's College, Oxford, England 
1982- Associate Professor of English, Birmingham-Southern College
1976- Assistant Professor of English, Birmingham-Southern College
1975-76 Part-time Instructor in English, University of Virginia
1973-75 Graduate Instructor, University of Virginia
1970-72 Graduate Instructor, University of Maryland

Professional and Honorary Societies:
Phi Beta Kappa (Senator 2006-2018, Committee on Chapter, Chair 2012-2018 ; Stipulations Task Force)
New Chaucer Society
Southeastern Medieval Association (Executive Committee 1991-1994) (2005-2008)

Publications:
Books:

Allegorical Remembrance: A Study of the Pilgrimage of the Life of Man as a Medieval Treatise on Seeing and Remembering. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1990.

Articles:

"The Commencement Address I Won't Give," Vital Speeches of the Day, LXXVII, no. 8 (August 2011): 291-94. http://enewsletters.mcmurry.com/mcmurry/data/images/vs_0811.pdf
"The Visual Theology of Julian of Norwich," Medieval Memory: Image and Text. Ed. Frank Willaert.  Netherlands: Brepols Publishers, 2004. 145-60, 276-81.
"Faculty in Information Fluency: Forgotten Stakeholders?" with James Rettig, University Librarian, University of Richmond, Transformations: Liberal Arts in the Digital Age (March 2003) 1:1, 2003. (http://www.colleges.org/transformations/)
"St. Cecilia and St. John of Beverly: Julian of Norwich’s Early Model and Late Affirmation."Julian of Norwich. A Book of Essays. Ed. Sandra J. McEntire. Hamden, Conn.: Garland, 1998. 91-114.
"Teaching Chaucer in the 1990s. Interdisciplinary Chaucer." electronic pre-print Exemplaria. Conventional publication: Exemplaria (fall 1996): 49-53.
"Gender, Intelligence, and Good Sex in Heart of Darkness," Furman Studies 37 (June 1995): 45-54.
"Chaucer's May, Standup Comics, and Critics." Chaucer's Humor: The Playful Pilgrimage to Canterbury and Beyond. Ed. Jean Jost. Hamden, Conn.: Garland, 1994.
"The Wife of Bath: Chaucer's Inchoate Experiment in Feminist Hermeneutics." Rebels and Rivals: The Contestive Spirit in the Canterbury Tales. Eds. Susanna Fein, David Raybin, and Peter Braeger. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 1991. 105-124.
"Feminist Theology and 'The Second Nun's Tale': Or St. Cecilia Laughs at the Judge." Medieval Perspectives. Ed. Edith Williams. The Southeastern Medieval Association, Vols. 4-5 (1989-1990): 42-52.
"The Wife of Bath, the Lion, and the Critics." Creativity, Influence, Imagination: The Worlds of Medieval Women. Eds. C. H. Berman, J. R. Rothschild, and C. Connell. Morgantown: U of West Virginia P, 1985. 130-38.

Book Reviews:

Mann, Jill. Geoffrey Chaucer. Atlantic Highlands. NJ: Humanities P International, 1991. For Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 1992. 177-80.
Moriarty, Catherine, ed. The Voice of the Middle Ages in Personal Letters 1100-1500. New York: Peter Bedrick, 1990. For Mediavistik 5 (1992): 401.
McGerr, Rosemarie Potz, ed. 'The Pilgrimage of the Soul': a Critical Edition of the Middle English Dream Vision. Vol. 1. New York: Garland, 1990. For Medium AEvum 61 (1991): 324-25.
Brownlee, Kevin, and Sylvia Hout, eds. Rethinking the Romance of the Rose: Text, Image, Reception. Philadelphia. U of Pennsylvania P, 1992. For Medievalia et Humanistica.

Papers:

"Teaching Medieval Literature with the Unintentional Help of Angelina Jolie and Richard Gere," Southeastern Medieval Association, Gulfport, MS, October 2012.

"In Text and in Terra: Gardens in Chaucer's Time," New Chaucer Society International Congress, Sienna Italy, July 2010.
"I May Be a Medievalist Because I Didn't Want to Be a Missionary," Birmingham-Southern College Religious Life series, "If I could tell you just one thing," March 2010.
"The Literary and Horticultural Gardens of Boccaccio’s Decameron," Teaching Chaucer Conference, Vogona, Italy, May 2008.
'The Holy Grail from Medieval Relic to Modern Rejuvenator," The Southeastern Medieval Association, Daytona Beach, FL, September 2005.
"Fallen Camelot's Lesson for Us and the U.S.," Teaching Chaucer Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA, 28 March 2003.
"Faculty in Information Fluency: Forgotten Stakeholders?" with James Rettig, University Librarian, University of Richmond, Educause Conference, Atlanta GA, October 2002.
"The Revelations of Divine Love as the Memory of a Mystic," The Southeastern Medieval Association, Tallahassee, FL, September 2002.
"Go Little Website or The Text of the Course and the Text of the Poet," Teaching Chaucer Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA, April 2002.
"The Visual Theology of Julian of Norwich," International Congress on Memoria, Antwerp, Belgium, March 2002.
"Chaucer, Gardens, and Virgins." Forest Park Garden Society, Birmingham, AL, November 2000.
"Chaucer Had Adam Scryven, We Have Bill Gates." Modern Language Association Convention, San Francisco, CA, December 1998.
"Julian of Norwich’s Shift from Female Mystic to Masterful Teacher." The Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, Nashville, TN, September 1997.
"The 3 Inch Final Paper" with Birmingham-Southern College senior English major James Bullard, Faculty Development Consortium Technology Conference, Auburn University, March 1997.
"Chaucer On-Line: Reporting on Teaching Chaucer with Electronic Resources." The Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, Waco, TX, October 1996.
"Modern Reader, Medieval Eye." Religious Arts Festival, Independent Presbyterian Church, February 1996.
"Chaucer, Computers, and Multimedia." The Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, Charleston, SC, October 1995.
"Team Teaching Middle English Literature with Flannery O'Connor." The Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, September, 1994.
"'If it's Monday, it must be groupwork' or Activating Learning in the Literature Class," with Roger N. Casey, (College English Association Breakfast), SAMLA, November 1993.
"Gender, Intelligence, and Good Sex in Heart of Darkness," Women's Studies in the ACS: Challenging Gender in the 1990s, Furman University, Greenville, SC, October 1993.
"Reading the Wife of Bath by the Light of Madonna or An Anachronistic Post-Modern Reading of a Post Medieval Text," Southeastern Medieval Association Conference," New Orleans, September, 1993.
"What's Really Being Tested in 'The Clerk's Tale'?" The Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, September 1992.
"'The Second Nun's Tale,' or Protecting the World from Rude Women," New Chaucer Society International Congress, University of Washington, Seattle, August 1992.
"How Dorigen Lost Her Voice, or Why 'The Franklin's Tale' is a Lie," Twenty-Seventh International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, May 1992.
"The Critics, the Prioress, and the Monk, or Jail the Hooker and Let the John Go Free." SAMLA, November 1991.
"Dorigen and Averagus: Whose Trouthe Is It?" Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, September 1991.
"The Prioress, The Church, and the Critics: Gender Bias Then and Now." Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, September 1990.
"The Wife of Bath: Chaucer's Inchoate Experiment in Feminist Hermeneutics." New Chaucer Society Congress, University of Kent, Canterbury, England, August 1990.
"'The Second Nun's Tale': Pathos for Lack of Another Purpose." Twenty-fifth International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, May 1990.
"Chaucer's Prioress: Or the Critics Blame the Victim." Women Studies Program Conference, Re-Visioning Knowledge and the Curriculum, Michigan State University, April 1990.
"Feminist Theology and Chaucer's 'Second Nun's Tale': Or St. Cecilia Laughs at the Emperor." Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, October 1989.
"The World of Chaucer Through Art." NEH funded seminar at Jefferson State Junior College, April 1988.
"Animated Image versus Abstract Idea: Teaching Medieval Allegory." Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, September 1987.
"When Allegory Was Made Modern: Isabella Cust's Translation of Deguileville." Twenty-first International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, May 1986.
"The Wife Was Right About the Clerk All Along." Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, April 1986.
"Deguileville, Langland, and the Memory of Sin." Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, October 1984.
"The Wife of Bath, the Lion, and Kate Millett." Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, October 1983.
"Mirrors, Eyes, and Allegory." Sixteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, May 1981.
"Dame Prudence, the Monk, and Stories." Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, April 1979.
"Allegory and Remembrance: Or the art of having your eyes placed in your ears." University of Alabama Medieval Club, October 1978; Birmingham-Southern College Humanities Forum, November 1978.
"Ritualistic Form and Legal Formula in Njals saga." SAMLA, November 1974.

Panel Presentations:

"Teaching Troilus and Criseyde," Southeastern Medieval Association, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA, 13-16 October 2011.
"Playing to a Different Beat: Supporting Non-Traditional Honors Projects," National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Kansas City, MO, October 2010.
"Getting Recognition for Honors Students at Small Colleges," National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2009
"Recruiting and Retention in Four-Year Honors Programs," Southern Regional Honors Council Conference, Birmingham, AL, March 2009.
"A Continued Discussion of Pedagogy, Feminism & Misogyny in the Medievalist's Classroom." Southeaster Medieval Association. Dayton Beach, September 2005.
"Feminism for the Medieval Classroom: A Panel Discussion on Pedagogy and Misogyny." Southeastern Medieval Association, New Orleans, October 2004.
"The Road to Xanadu: Evaluating Creative and Scholarly Work," SAADE, SAMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, 15-17 November 2002.
"Pedagogical Approaches to Chaucer, a Colloquium: 'Out-louding Chaucer': How Do We Handle Reading Chaucer Out Loud (Teacher and/or Class) in Our Teaching." with Alan Gaylord, Thomas Hanks, and Trish Ward, Southeastern Medieval Association, New Orleans, LA, 18-20 October 2001.
"Using PowerPoint to Teach Foreign Language and Culture." Northeast Conference on Foreign Language Teaching, New York, NY, 28-30 March 2001. (Delivered by section chair)
"Reading Chaucer Aloud Workshops." with Alan Gaylord, Thomas Hanks, and Trish Ward, Southeastern Medieval Association, Ashville, NC, 28-30 September 2000.
"Chaucer Out Loud: Evaluating Formats." with Alan Gaylord, Thomas Hanks, and Trish Ward, Southeastern Medieval Association, Knoxville, TN, 14-16 October 1999.
"Teaching Chaucer in the 1990s. Interdisciplinary Chaucer," New Chaucer Society International Congress, Dublin Ireland, July 1994.
"Nine Professors in Search of a Major: A Workshop for Curriculum Development in English Departments," MLA Convention, Toronto, Canada, December 1993.
"Graduate Studies and Baccalaureate Education," ADE Eastern Summer Seminar, Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Campus, June 1993.
"Re-visioning Knowledge," Samford University Faculty Institute, Birmingham, September 1992.

Peer Reviews and Consultancy:
Chair, SACS Reaffirmation On-Site Committee, Converse College, 20-22 March 2007.
SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Catawba College, 4-6 April 2005.
SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Agnes Scott College, 22-24 March 2004.
SACS Accreditation Committee, New College of Florida, 22-25 September 2003.
Information Fluency and General Education, Trinity University, San Antonio, 9-11 April 2003.
SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Lynchburg College, 16-20 March 2003.
Information Fluency and General Education, Hendrix College, 5-6 November 2002.
SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Young Harris College, 22-25 April 2001.
SACS Reaffirmation Committee, Limestone College, 21-23 March 1999.
Technology Facilities and Curriculum Peer Review, Martin Methodist College, 16 December 1988.
English Department Peer Review, Hendrix College, 15-17 February 1998.

Grants and Institutes:

Associated Colleges of the South, Technology Fellow, $2,500, Summer 2003.
HERS/Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, Bryn Mawr, 24 June-20 July 2001.
Hess Center for Leadership Studies and Service, "Faculty Summer Leadership Institute,"  Birmingham-Southern College, $400, 22-23 August 2000.
Association of American Colleges, "Engaging Cultural Legacies" Conference, Washington, DC, August 1991.
Summer Research Stipend. Birmingham-Southern College, $1,500, 1989.
NEH Summer Institute: "Chaucer's Canterbury Tales." C. David Benson, Director. Storrs, The University of Connecticut, Summer 1987.
Fellow, Wye Faculty Seminar, "Citizenship and the American Polity." Wye Plantation, Wye, Maryland, August 1986.
Mellon Foundation Faculty Development Grant. Birmingham-Southern College, $3,000, 1982-1983.
Mellon Regional Faculty Development Project, "Teaching Chaucer." Emerson Brown, Director. Vanderbilt University, April 1981.
American Council of Learned Societies, Grant-in-Aid for Recent Ph.D's., $1,500, 1978.

revised 24 July 2013