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Dr. Cristy Hall
Associate Professor of English

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Dr. Cristy Lynn Hall is a native of Viper, KY in Perry County.  After completing her BA from Cumberland College in 2001 with a double major in English and Communication Arts, she earned an MA in English from Western Kentucky University in 2003 and a PhD from Middle Tennessee State University in 2010. She joined the full-time faculty at UC in the fall of 2011.

At MTSU, Dr. Hall specialized in British Literature and completed an ecological-themed dissertation on romantic poet William Wordsworth. While pursuing her doctorate, she presented twice at the International Conference on Romanticism and was the recipient of the William R. Woolf Graduate Writing Award and the John N. McDaniel Excellence in Teaching Award. She was also awarded a doctoral fellowship.


ENGL 131: English Composition I
ENGL132: English Composition II
ENGL 333: English Literature 1660-1830
ENGL 332: English Literature since 1830
ENGL 532: Methods & Materials of Teaching English
ENGL 534: Studies in British Literature Wordsworth


“Stephen North.”  A Guide to Leaders in Composition.  Eds. Allison D. Smith, Trixie G. Smith, and Karen Wright.


2008 CCCC  “Writing Realities, Changing Realities.” Research Network Forum, participant. New Orleans, Louisiana.  April 2-8. “Listening, Negotiating, Liberating: a Cognitive Approach for Postmodern Times.”

The 2007 Re-visioning Conference.  MTSU, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. April 2007. “The Ultimate Gift: Offerings of Self in the Sermons of John Donne”

The 2006 International Conference on Romanticism.  "Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis."  Nov. 9-12, 2006. Arizona State University. Tempe, Arizona"Portrait of a Wounded Artist: Supernatural Alternatives to Christianity in Shelley's ‘The Witch of Atlas.’"

Women and Creativity. Hosted by: The Marquette University Women’s Studies Program Mar. 23-25, 2006.  Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  “Ann Yearsley and the Poetry of Working-Class Aesthetics.”

Nineteenth Century Literature and the Cultural Moment. “The Softer Side of Wordsworth: A Response to James H. Averill’s Wordsworth and the Poetry of Human Suffering.”  Mar. 31- April 1, 2006. University of  South Carolina, Columbia.

The 2006 Re-visioning Conference, MTSU, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. April 2006.

“Portrait of a Haunted Home: Revisiting the Ghosts of Emily Dickinson’s Troubled Past.”

The 2005 International Conference on RomanticismRomantic Metamorphoses and Transformations.”  Oct. 13-16, 2005.  Colorado College.  “Inside Locked Doors: Images of Dysfunctional Family Life in Poe’s ‘The Fall of the House of Usher’”

The 2005 Re-visioning Conference, MTSU, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. April 2005. “Innocent Angel or Bad-Boy Rebel?: Exploring Nineteenth-Century Perceptions of Childhood in Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.”

Southeastern Writing Center Association Annual Conference.“Writing as Learning: Understanding and Promoting Intellectual Growth and Critical Thinking in the Writing Center.” Feb. 10-12, 2005. Charleston, South Carolina.“Whose Paper Is It?: Exploring Ownership in Writing Across the Disciplines.”