Saturday, October 23, 2010
Our Newest NCM Member and Program Instructor
Stephanie Kilgore Heath believes in life as a performance. She graduated with a Masters of Arts in English degree from Weber State University in December, 2009. She graduated with a BA in Communication with minors in English Language and Literature and Public Relations in 2005 from Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Stephanie graduated from LSSU at the top of her class as the “Outstanding Communication Graduate.”
Her literary research interests include Literature from the Middle East and Africa, particularly postmodern, performative texts; Shakespearean Studies, and American Literature from the 40s and 50s. Her current research is on the works of Kathy Acker and Diane di Prima. Stephanie enjoys finding the voice of women in texts.
As an undergrad, Stephanie was part of a Competitive Papers Panel for the CSCA National Conference with a paper on how Jane Austen molds rhetorical space with her writing. Stephanie had a paper presented at the 2009 RMMLA Conference titled: The Ceremony of the Conceptual Self in Silko’s Ceremony and Acker’s Blood & Guts in High School. Her performance studies credits include: Eliot Enacted: at the Petit Jean Performance Festival in fall 2004; Things Reveal Themselves, a weaving of mini personal narratives: at the St. Cloud State Performance Festival in spring 2005; Majoring the Minor Characters, a spatial exploration of the women of the Beat Generation: at the Superior Festival where she was the featured solo performer in fall 2009; and Tristram Shandy, Gentleman: at the 10th annual Superior Festival in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan during the fall 2010.
Currently, Stephanie works at Weber State University as the Recruitment Coordinator for the Jerry & Vickie Moyes College of Education where she was awarded the WSU Crystal Crest Friend of Student award in spring 2010. Her future plans include pursuing a Ph.D in Performance Studies, where she can continue her research on victimization narratives, decision making processes of the individual, and adaptation of literature for academic performance. She has been married for almost six years to David Heath and has a four-year old son, Holden and two-year old daughter, Harper Jane.