It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.”- Ernest Hemingway

Francesca M. Marinaro
Curriculum Vitae


PhD in English, University of Florida, april 2014.
Track: Victorian Studies.
Dissertation: Living Labor: Motherhood as Exchange in the Victorian Novel.
Director: Pamela K. Gilbert.
MA in English, Florida Gulf Coast University, April 2008.
Thesis: Feeding a Female Rebellion: Food Refusal and Consumption in the Victorian Novel.
Director: Kimberly B. Jackson.
BA in English, Florida Gulf coast University, April 2006.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude.


Adjunct Professor, Department of English, Broward College, fall 2015-present.
Contributing Author,, March 2015-present.
Writing Consultant, Smarthinking/Pearson Education, 2014-present.
English Education Writer, Remilon Education Portal, 2014.
Graduate Instructor, Department of English and University Writing Program, University of Florida, 2008-2013.
Graduate instructor, Department of Language and Literature, Florida Gulf Coast University, 2007-2008.
Research Assistant, Department of Language and Literature/Dr. Karen R. Tolchin, Florida Gulf coast University, 2006-2007.

Courses Designed and Taught

Broward College

ENC 1101: English Composition I, fall 2015.
ENC 1102: English Composition II, spring 2016.

University of Florida

Literature Courses

ENL 4273: Twentieth Century British Literature: ST: British Literature and the Body, spring 2011.
ENL 2022: Survey of English Literature 1750 to the Present, Fall 2010.

Writing Courses

ENC 2210: Technical Writing, Summer 2013.
ENC 1101: Expository and Argumentative Writing, Fall 2009 (as mentor instructor); Spring 2013.
ENC 5236: Advanced Business Writing for Accountants, Fall 2012.
ENC 3312: Advanced Argumentative Writing, Spring 2012.
ENG 1131: Writing through Media, Fall 2011.
ENC 1102: Argument and Persuasion, Fall 2008; Spring 2009; Summer 2009; Spring 2010 (as mentor instructor).

Florida Gulf Coast University

ENC 1102: Composition II, Spring 2008.
ENC 1101: Composition I, Fall 2007.


“Pricing Parenthood: the Maternal Body as Commodity in George Moore’s Esther Waters.” The Victorian 2.2 (June 2014).
Co-Authored with Kayley Thomas. “Don’t Make People into Heroes, John: (re/De)constructing the Detective as Hero.” Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations. Ed. Lynette Porter. McFarland: Jefferson, 2012.

Conference Presentations

National and Regional

“I Come to Defend my Story: Narrative and Maternal Agency in George Moore’s Esther Waters.” 44th Annual North East Modern Language Association Convention, Boston, MA. March 2013.
“Don’t Make People into Heroes, John: (Re/De)constructing Heroism in Guy Richi’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and BBC’s ‘Sherlock.'”. Co-presented with Kayley Thomas. 2012 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national Conference, Boston, MA. April 2012.
“Bodies for Sale: Woman as Commodity in Edith Wharton’s House of Mirth.” 2007 Florida Gulf Coast University Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Fort Myers, FL. April 2007.

Graduate Conferences

“Confronting the Face of Race: the English Mother and the Mixed-Blood Child as Racial Unifiers in Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘The Yellow Face’.” 12th Annual University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference: “Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities.” Gainesville, FL. October 2012.
“Public Minds and Private Bodies: Knowledge as Power in Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader.” 2009 Pacific University English Graduate Organization Conference: “Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender, Sexuality, and Power.” Forest Grove, OR. October 2009.
“The Church’s Great Chess Game: Christianity and Imperialism in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” 8th Annual University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference: “Cultural Currency and Literary Exchange: Cultivating Texts as Commodities.” Gainesville, FL. November 2008.

Honors and Awards

Kirkland Dissertation Fellowship, University of Florida, 2013-2014.
North East Modern Language Association Graduate Student Travel Award, 2013.
Departmental Graduate Student Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of English, University of Florida, 2011.

University Service

Secretary for Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society), Alpha Iota Epsilon Chapter, 2007-2008.
General Member-at-large, English Graduate Organization, University of Florida, 2012.
Conference Organization Committee, University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference, “Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities,” 2012.
Conference Panel Moderator, “Postcolonialism and Race.” Conference: “Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities.” University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. October 2012.

Professional Affiliations

North East Modern Language Association.
Popular Culture Association.

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