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Jennifer Tronti, M.A.

Assistant Professor of English
Director of First Year English Composition

Office Phone: (951) 343-4290
Office Location: Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room #258
Office Hours: I am available for appointments. Just send me an e-mail to schedule!

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.A. Mythological Studies Pacifica Graduate Institute 2009
M.A. Literature in English Claremont Graduate School 1995
B.A. English California Baptist College 1994
  • Additional Education

  • Courses Taught

    ENG 103/113/123: Composition (all levels)
    ENG 201: Introduction to Literature
    ENG 213/223: Survey of British Literature I & II
    ENG 233 /243: Survey of American Literature I & II
    ENG 273: Introduction to Creative Writing
    ENG 303: Topics in World Literature
    ENG 313: Multicultural Literature
    ENG 323: Classical Literature
    ENG 333: 17th Century British Literature
    ENG 345: 19th Century American Literature
    ENG 353: Introduction to Children's Literature
    ENG 355: Folklore and Fairy Tales
    ENG 363: Introduction to Young Adult Literature
    ENG 385: Writing Poetry
    ENG 413: Studies in Shakespeare
    ENG 454: Writing in Context
    ENG 499: Senior Project in English
    **FLM 350: Film & Literature
    **HUM 213/223: Integrated Humanities I & II

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    British, American, and World Literature in English
    Theories in Literature, Film, and Ritual
    Dream Narratives
    Mythology & Folklore
    Creative Writing

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    1996-1998: California Baptist University
    Student Publications Advisor (yearbook)
    1997-1999: California Baptist University
    Adjunct Instructor in English; Reader/Grader for Integrate Humanities Seminar
    2000-Present: California Baptist University
    Assistant Professor of English
    Adjunct experience at local junior colleges:
    Riverside Community College & San Bernardino Valley College

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Selection of Recent Conference Presentations:
    "Four Ways of Looking at 'Prometheus': Envisioning Franz Kafka's Story as Modernist Poetry and Theopoiesis" (2017, PAMLA)
    "In the Liminal Here and Now: Ritual Transformations of Time, Space, and Memory in Richard McGuire's Graphic Text" (2017, Western Regional CCL)
    "Archiving Textual Experience: Transformative Intersections in Victor Erices's The Spirit of the Beehive" (2016, PAMLA)
    "Lyrical Liminality: A Ritual Approach to J. R. R. Tolkien's Poetry" (2016, Western Regional CCL)

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Rock Church and World Outreach Center (member; volunteer/teacher in Children's Ministry)

  • Personal Philosophy

    Isaiah 40:28-31 (NKJV): "Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary . . . But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint." [--Amen! :-)]