CV

Leslie J. Claussen

Education

M.A., English, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 2018

Creative Track

GPA: 4.0

B.A., English, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, 2013

Theater Minor

 

Experience

Vice President, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Mu Phi (USD) chapter – 2016 to present

Assistant Fiction Editor, South Dakota Review, USD – 2015 to present

Organizer, Vermillion Community Writers Group – 2015 to present

Graduate Assistant, Vermillion Literary Project – 2015 – 2016

Writing Consultant, USD Writing Center — 2012, 2013, 2016s

  • Peer-to-peer tutor, advised fellow students with their writing
  • Worked with Blackboard Collaborate

Assistant, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Vermillion Literary Project, Vermillion, SD — 2012

Film Reviewer, The Volante student newspaper at USD, 2012

Member, Vermillion Literary Project (VLP), Vermillion, SD — 2008 – 2016

 

Conferences & Readings

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Research Conference, USD, March 2017

“Mad I call it”: The Embodied and Gendered Madness of Ophelia in Hamlet

John R. Milton Writers’ Conference, USD, October 2016

Association for the Advancement of Women’s Rights Reading Series, USD, March 2016

“The woman plays to-day”: The First English Actresses

Tumbleweed Reading Series, USD, February 13, 2016

Sigma Tau Delta Regional Conference, Hays, KS, October 23-24, 2015

  • A Heart of Ivory: Rethinking the Meaning of Kurtz in Heart of Darkness

John R. Milton Writers’ Conference, USD, October 2013

 

Honors and Awards

English Department Memorial Scholarship, University of South Dakota, 2016-2017

Archer B. Gilfillan Scholarship, University of South Dakota, 2012

National Society of Collegiate Scholars, member since 2011

Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, member since 2011

Gertrude Gunderson Scholarship, University of South Dakota, 2011

Golden Key International Honor Society, member since 2009

Archer B. Gilfillan Scholarship, University of South Dakota, 2009

 

Memberships

Association of Writers and Writing Programs, member since 2017 – present

 

English Graduate courses

English 520: The Arthurian Tradition

English 532: Shakespeare II – Tragedies

English 583: Mixed Genre Creative Writing

English 734: 20th Century Studies, Cybernetics

English 771: Modernism and Gender Studies

English 786: Literary Criticism

English 788: Colloquium

 

Theatre Experience

Next to Normal – Advisor, University of South Dakota, 2014

Medea – Animation Operator, University of South Dakota, 2012

Sweeney Todd, the Musical – Spot Light Operator, University of South Dakota, 2012

Twelfth Night – Dresser, University of South Dakota, 2010