Mildred R. Mickle, PhD

Associate Professor, English
Co-Chair, Senate Committee
Office Phone
Office Location
Main Building, 211
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132
    Biography

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    Dr. Mickle has published extensively in African American Studies, which is her primary area of expertise.  She is also a published poet, and, when her schedule permits, she has acted in local theater productions and taught theater classes at Greater Allegheny.  Also, she is an amateur watercolorist, who has had gallery showings of her paintings at the Hermann Museum.    

    Teaching Interests:
    African American Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, Theater, Creative Writing, Poetry

    Areas of Expertise:
    African American Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, Theater, Creative Writing, Poetry Research

    Professional and Personal Interests:
    African American Studies, American Studies, Women's Studies, Theater, Creative Writing, Poetry

    Research Interests

    African American literature, American literature, speculative fiction, poetry, and creative writing

    Publications

    Invited Books:

    Mickle, Mildred R., ed.  _James McBride.  Critical Insights._  Pasadena, CA:  Salem Press, 2018.

    Mickle, Mildred R., ed.   _Maya Angelou.  Critical Insights._  Pasadena, CA:  Salem Press, 2016.

    Mickle, Mildred R., ed.  _Gwendolyn Brooks. Critical Insights._ Pasadena, CA:  Salem Press, 2009.

    Mickle, Mildred R., ed.  _I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Critical Insights._  Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2009.

    Select Invited Essay:

    Mickle, Mildred R.  "Sherley Anne Williams and the Neo-Slave Narrative.”  12 pages.  _New Formations, New Collectives._ Ed. Mary Pat Brady. Farmington Hills, MI: Cengage Learning Gale Researcher, 2018 - ISBN 9781535850223

    Education

    Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill

    M.A., UNC-Chapel Hill

    B.A., UNC-Chapel Hill

    Minor in Japanese, UNC-Chapel Hill

    Papers and Presentations

    Select Presentations:

    Mickle, Mildred R.  "The Link is Layers:  Teaching Han-shan's  Cold Mountain, Poem '93'; Matsuo Basho's "Matsushima" haiku; and two poems from Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower."  SAMLA Conference, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA, 16 November 2019.

    Mickle, Mildred R. "Mentoring Abandon Shuman’s Transgender Multimedia Narrative, Doorways, Hallways, and In-Between."  at the 11th International Auto/Biography Association Chapter of the Americas (IABAA) 2018 Secret Lives:  Hiding, Revealing, Belonging Conference in Sao Joao del Rei, Brazil, 12 July 2018.  The conference lasted 11-14 July 2018.

    Mickle, Mildred R.  "Teaching Transgender:  When the Teacher Really is the Student and the Student is the    Teacher." Teaching Women, Gender, and Sexuality Across the Disciplines Panel, Spring Symposium, Penn Stater Hotel, State College, PA, 6 April 2018.

    Mickle, Mildred R.  "Teaching Collaborative Creative Writing in Theatre." Teaching Creative Writing Panel, Spring Symposium, Penn Stater Hotel, State College, PA, 6 April 2018.

    Mickle, Mildred R.  “Mildred R. Mickle’s Response to Tomeiko Ashford Carter and Angela Ards.”  Panel 17, Autobiography and the Black Female Body Politic: Illness, Singing, and Black Diasporic Subjectivity at the  International Auto/Biography Association Chapter of the Americas (IABAA) 2017 Lives Outside the Lines:  Gender and Genre in the Americas Conference in Toronto, Canada, 15-17 May 2017.