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L. Maggie Fanning, Ph.D.

English Lecturer

Office Phone: (951)343.4697
E-mail: lfanning@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, Room 252
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-2:30 p.m., and Wednesday 8-10 a.m. for Fall 2013; also available for consultation via Skype

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. English Claremont Graduate University Projected 2016
M. A. English California Baptist University 2008
B. A. English California Baptist University May 2006

Additional Education

Currently pursuing a PhD in English at Claremont Graduate University.

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Courses Taught

ENG 103 - Writing for University Success;
ENG 113 - Composition;
ENG 123 - Intermediate Composition;
ENG 253 - Survey of World Literature I;
BEH 250 - Professional Reading and Writing in the Behavioral Sciences

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Postmodern literature / dystopia and metafiction;
Critical theory;
Composition

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

“From Critical Approach to Worldview and Back Again: Critical Identity and Pedagogy at the University Level”
Paper presented at La Sierra University’s Natures conference, Riverside, CA, 2013;

“Unreliable Narrator as Dynamic Creator in Life of Pi and Stranger than Fiction”
Paper presented at UCR’s [dis]junctions conference, Riverside, CA, 2012;

“Victor/Victim: Children in Post-Apocalyptic Literature”
Paper presented at CBU’s West Region Conference on Christianity and Literature, Riverside, CA, 2010;

"'Untroubled Consciousness?’: Narrative Self-creation from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Zach Helm’s Stranger than Fiction”
Paper presented at La Sierra University’s Natures conferences, Riverside, CA, 2010;

"'Here There be Monsters:’ Post-Enlightenment Myth and Joss Whedon’s Firefly”
Paper presented at UCR’s [dis]junctions conference, Riverside, CA, 2009;

“[Un]Reality in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi: The Nature of the Beast”
Paper presented at La Sierra University’s Natures conference, Riverside, CA, 2009;

"'The Question without an Answer?’”: Hope Narratives in Postmodern Metafiction”
Thesis: California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, M.A. in English, 2008.

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Church Membership & Activities

Harvest Christian Fellowship - 26 years

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Community Service & Involvement

Children's Ministry and Women's Bible Fellowship volunteer - Harvest Christian Fellowship (2000-2012);
Friends of the Library member and library volunteer (Woodcrest Branch of the Riverside County Library).

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Interests & Hobbies

I enjoy reading, movies (classic and new), and music (particularly jazz and classical).

My husband and I are geeks - more of the book and movie variety than comic books, but novelty games also have their place in our downtime.

My family hopes to travel more, since we love to visit National Parks. Right now, most of our travel is restricted to day trips to local museums, libraries, and aquariums. (My son loves the Los Angeles Natural History Museum, in particular.)

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Personal Philosophy

"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." - 1 Peter 3:15-16

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