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About Susan Shillinglaw

Susan Shillinglaw is a Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San José State University. Her research interests include American Literature and Steinbeck.

Positions

1984 - Present Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San Jose State University
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Curriculum Vitae



Grants

2013 “John Steinbeck, Voice of a Region, A Voice for America”
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute
2012 - 2013 SJSU President's Scholar
San José State University (SJSU)
2011 “John Steinbeck, Voice of a Region, A Voice for America”
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute
2009 “John Steinbeck, Voice of a Region, A Voice for America”
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute
2001 - 2002 National Endowment for the Arts Library Grant
National Endowment for the Arts
Colleague(s): Mercantile Library, NY and the National Steinbeck Center
$265,000
1999 - 2000 National Endowment for the Arts Planning Grant
National Endowment for the Arts
Colleague(s): Mercantile Library, NY
$38,000
1999 Steinbeck in the Schools Planning Grant
San José State University
Role: Susan Meyers
1996 SJSU Affirmative Action Grant
San José State University (SJSU)
1995 SJSU Affirmative Action Grant
San José State University (SJSU)
1989 "The Grapes of Wrath, 1939-1989: An Interdisciplinary Forum"
California Council for the Humanities
$9,850
1989 California Lottery Fund Grant
San José State University (SJSU)
$10,000
1989 Esalen Institute Soviet/American Scholar Exchange
Esalen Institute
1989 Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award
San José State University (SJSU)
1988 Meritorious Performance and Professional Promise Award
San José State University (SJSU)
1987 California Lottery Fund Grant
San José State University (SJSU)
Colleague(s): Steinbeck Research Center
$4,000
1987 Summer Research Grant
San José State University (SJSU)
1985 "The Emergence and Development of the English Novel: A Theoretical Overview"
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
NEH Summer Seminar
Colleague(s): Dr. Ralph Rader (University of California - Berkeley)
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2011 - Present Board, Hopkins Marine Station
2010 - Present Chair, Education Committee, Cannery Row Foundation
2005 - Present Scholar in Residence, National Steinbeck Center
2013 Co-Director, “John Steinbeck, The Voice of a Region, a Voice for America", National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for High School Teachers
2006 - 2012 Board, National Steinbeck Center in Salinas
2011 Co-Director, “John Steinbeck, The Voice of a Region, a Voice for America", National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for High School Teachers
2010 Co-Chair, Steinbeck Festival, National Steinbeck Center
2009 Co-Director, “John Steinbeck, The Voice of a Region, a Voice for America", National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for High School Teachers
2008 Co-Chair, Steinbeck Festival, National Steinbeck Center
2007 Co-Director, “John Steinbeck, The Voice of a Region, a Voice for America", National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for High School Teachers
2007 Co-Chair, Steinbeck Festival, National Steinbeck Center
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award - National Steinbeck Center - 2004
  • Distinguished Achievement Award - Cornell College - 2003

Courses

  • Steinbeck
  • Seminar in Period Studies of American Literature
  • Capstone Seminar in Literature and Self-Reflection
  • Women in Literature
  • Creative Nonfiction

Education

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1985 Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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1976 M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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1973 B.A., Cornell College
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Contact Information

Susan.Shillinglaw@sjsu.edu

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Books (10)

Articles and Introductions (23)