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Recent work includes essays on Eliot's post-1927 literary criticism, in A Companion to T. S. Eliot (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009); Eliot's drama in T. S. Eliot in Context (Cambridge UP, 2011); and Auden and Collaboration in W. H. Auden in Context (Cambridge UP, 2013). Current projects include a book-length study, T. S. Eliot's Traumatic Texts, as well as an essay on violence in The Waste Land.

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Richard Badenhausen
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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EDUCATION

1989 Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1986 M.A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
1984 B.A. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

EMPLOYMENT

2004-present Professor/Kim T. Adamson Chair, Westminster College
2001-2004 Associate Professor/Kim T. Adamson Chair, Westminster College
2001 Professor of English, Marshall University
1996-2001 Associate Professor of English, Marshall University
1990-96 Assistant Professor of English, Marshall University
1989-90 Lecturer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

COURSES TAUGHT

Westminster College

Literature of World War I; Introduction to Literature; The Fantastic: Film and Fiction; Humanities I: Western Civilization from the Classical Period to the Renaissance; Humanities II: Western Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present; Reading & Writing Salt Lake City; Shakespeare and Modernity; Baseball as America; War, Trauma, and Narrative

PUBLICATIONS

Book

T. S. Eliot and the Art of Collaboration (Cambridge University Press: 2004). Paperback edition, 2009. Click here for table of contents, index, etc.

Chapters in Books

"'When the Poet Speaks Only for Himself': The Chorus as 'First Voice' in Murder in the Cathedral," in T. S. Eliot: Man & Poet, ed. Laura Cowan (National Poetry Foundation: 1990) 239-52. Rpt. in Yeats Eliot Review 11 (1992): 78-84.

"Rethinking 'Great Tom': T. S. Eliot and the Collaborative Impulse," in T. S. Eliot and Our Turning World, ed. Jewel Spears Brooker (Macmillan: 2000) 179-90.

"T. S. Eliot Speaks the Body: The Privileging of Female Discourse in Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party," in Gender, Desire, and Sexuality in T. S. Eliot, eds. Nancy Gish and Cassandra Laity (Cambridge University Press: 2004) 195-214. Rpt. in Drama Criticism 28 (2008) 107-117.

"He Do the Critic in Different Voices: Eliot's Literary Essays after 1927," in A Companion to T. S. Eliot, ed. David Chinitz (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) 275-86.

"Drama," in T. S. Eliot in Context, ed. Jason Harding (Cambridge University Press, 2011) 125-32.

"Double Take: The Theory and Practice of Collaboration in W. H. Auden," in W. H. Auden in Context, ed. Tony Sharpe (Cambridge University Press 2012) 347-58.

Articles

"In Search of 'Native Moments': T. S. Eliot (Re)Reads Walt Whitman," South Atlantic Review 57.4 (1992): 77-91.

"Wilfred Owen on John Donne: 'You've Got a Hell of a Breath'," The Midwest Quarterly 33 (1992): 181-92.

"'Communal Pleasure' in a Uniform Culture: T. S. Eliot's Search for an Audience," English Language Notes 29.3 (1992): 61-9.

"Fear and Trembling in Literature of the Fantastic: Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat'," Studies in Short Fiction 29 (1992): 487-98.

"Disarming the Infant Warrior: Prince Henry, King James, and the Chivalric Revival," Papers on Language and Literature 31 (1995): 20-37.

"Representing Experience and Reasserting Identity: The Rhetoric of Combat in the British Literature of World War I," Style 30 (1996): 268-88.

"T. S. Eliot's Parenthetical Style in the Clark Lectures," South Atlantic Review 62.4 (1997): 57-72.

"The Modern Academy Raging in the Dark: Misreading Mamet's Political Incorrectness in Oleanna," College Literature 25.3 (1998): 1-19. Rpt. in Drama Criticism 24 (2005) 185-195.

"Mourning through Memoir: Trauma, Testimony and Community in Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth," Twentieth Century Literature 49.4 (2003): 421-48.

"Totalizing the City: Eliot, de Certeau, and the Evolution of The Waste Land," Studies in the Literary Imagination (Special Issue: Scripting Urban Culture) 40.1 (2007): 91-115.

Review Essays

"A Review Essay: Unearthing T. S. Eliot's Buried Lives," Modern Language Studies 21.3 (1991): 109-15.

"Doing Different Voices: Three Approaches to T. S. Eliot," Review 16 (1994): 63-77.

Book Reviews

of Eric Sigg, The American T. S. Eliot: A Study of the Early Writings in Modern Language Studies 21.4 (1991): 114-17.

of John Paul Riquelme, Harmony of Dissonances: T. S. Eliot, Romanticism, and Imagination in Modern Language Studies 22.3 (1992): 109-111.

of Jack Stillinger, Multiple Authorship and the Myth of Solitary Genius in Modern Language Studies 22.3 (1992): 116-18.

of Jewel Spears Brooker, ed., The Placing of T. S. Eliot in Modern Language Studies 23.3 (1993): 114-17.

of George Bornstein, ed., Representing Modernist Texts: Editing as Interpretation in Modern Philology 92 (1994): 126-32.

of Douglas Kerr, Wilfred Owen's Voices: Language and Community in Journal of English and Germanic Philology 94 (1995): 277-79.

of Jewel Spears Brooker, Mastery and Escape: T. S. Eliot and the Dialectic of Modernism in ELT: English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 40 (1997): 89-92.

of A. David Moody, Tracing T. S. Eliot's Spirit: Essays on His Poetry and Thought in ELT: English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 41 (1998): 208-11.

of Lee Oser, T. S. Eliot and American Poetry in International Review of Modernism 2.2 (1999): 41-3.

of Ronald Schuchard, Eliot's Dark Angel: Intersections of Life and Art in ELT: English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 44 (2001): 517-20.

of Louise Blakeney Williams, Modernism and the Ideology of History: Literature, Politics, and the Past in ELT: English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 47 (2004): 216-20.

of Jewel Spears Brooker, ed. T. S. Eliot: The Contemporary Reviews in English Literature in Transition 1880-1920 48 (2005): 370-5

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

"'When the Poet Speaks Only for Himself': The Chorus as 'First Voice' in Murder in the Cathedral," T. S. Eliot Centenary Conference (Univ. of Maine, 1988).

"Wilfred Owen on John Donne: 'You've Got a Hell of a Breath'," Twentieth Century Literature Conference (Univ. of Louisville, 1990).

"Fear and Trembling in Literature of the Fantastic: Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Black Cat'," International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (Ft. Lauderdale, 1991).

"'Communal Pleasure' in a Uniform Culture: T. S. Eliot's Search for an Audience," Twentieth Century Literature Conference (Univ. of Louisville, 1991).

"A Dramatist and His Midwife: The Role of E. Martin Browne in T. S. Eliot's Early Plays," Colloquium on Literature and Film: The Context of Modernism (West Virginia Univ., 1991).

"In Search of 'Native Moments': T. S. Eliot (Re)Reads Walt Whitman," Twentieth Century Literature Conference (Univ. of Louisville, 1992).

"Disarming the Infant Warrior: Prince Henry, King James, and the Chivalric Revival," Ohio Shakespeare Conference (Cleveland, 1993).

"Doing What Comes Naturally: T. S. Eliot's Collaborative Impulses," Twentieth Century Literature Conference (Univ. of Louisville, 1993).

"Textual Politics in Today's Revolutionary Classroom: Misreading Gender in David Mamet's Oleanna," Conference on Literature and Film (Florida State Univ., 1995).

"The Modern Academy Raging in the Dark: Misreading Mamet's Political Incorrectness in Oleanna," South Atlantic Modern Language Association (Atlanta, 1995).

"Rethinking Great Tom: T. S. Eliot and the Collaborative Impulse," An International Symposium on T. S. Eliot and Our Turning World (Invited Speaker; London, 1996).

"T. S. Eliot Speaks the Body: The Privileging of Female Discourse in Murder in the Cathedral," Northeast Modern Language Association (Philadelphia, 1997).

"T. S. Eliot: Collaborator," Society for the Study of Textual Scholarship (CUNY, 1997).

"How Poetry Means: T. S. Eliot's Assault on Intentionality," South Central Modern Language Association (New Orleans, 1998).

"'What You Get Married For?': Collaboration and Spousal Communication in Vivienne Eliot's 'Letters of the Moment'," T. S. Eliot Society (Gloucester, MA, 1999).

"Translation as Collaboration: T. S. Eliot and the Evasion of Solitary Authorship," Modern Language Association (Chicago, 1999).

"Outside Looking In: Truth and Consequences in Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth," Twentieth Century Literature Conference (Univ. of Louisville, 2001).

"(Re)Forming and (Re)Covering Trauma: Community, Crisis, and Rhetoric in Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth," Northeastern Modern Language Association (Toronto, 2002)

"Tradition and the Individual's Trauma: Influence as Recovery in T. S. Eliot," Midwest Modern Language Association (St. Louis, 2004)

"Totalizing the City: Eliot, de Certeau, and the Evolution of The Waste Land," Twentieth Century Literature Conference (Univ. of Louisville, 2005)

"'History Has Many Cunning Passages': Trauma and Memory in T. S. Eliot," Midwest Modern Language Association (Milwaukee, 2005)

"Bodily Trauma in the Early Poetry of T. S. Eliot," Conference on Literature and Film: Documenting Trauma and Terror (Florida State Univ., 2006)

"Eliot's Chorus and the Traumatic Condition in Murder in the Cathedral," American Literature Association (San Francisco, 2006)

"Extinguishing the Personality: Poetic Creation as Traumatic Occasion in T. S. Eliot," Modernist Studies Association (Tulsa, 2006)

"Do(ing) Trauma in The Waste Land," American Literature Association (Boston, 2007)

"'I Was Neither Living Nor Dead': Trauma and Affect in The Waste Land," American Literature Association (San Francisco, 2008)

“Double Take: The Theory and Practice of Collaboration in W. H. Auden,” Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 (Univ. of Louisville, 2010)

"Traumatic Loss and Absence in The Waste Land," American Literature Association (San Francisco, 2010).

“Digging Up Corpses: Bodily and Psychic Scarring in The Waste Land,” Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 (Univ. of Louisville, 2012)

CURRENT PROJECTS

T. S. Eliot's Traumatic Texts (book-length manuscript that reads Eliot oeuvre along the lines of various current trauma theories)

HONORS ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

2002-present Director, Westminster College Honors Program

1995-2000 Chair, Marshall University Honors Council

HONORS PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Founding Co-Chair, NCHC Convention Student Interdisciplinary Research Panels Thread (2004-present)
Co-Chair, NCHC Publications Board (2012-present)
Member, Editorial Board, HIP: Honors in Practice (2009-present)
NCHC Recommended Site Visitor (2006-present)
Member, NCHC Publications Board (2008-present)
Member, NCHC Portz Fellowship Committee (2008-present)
Member, NCHC Small College Committee (2005-2009)
Chair, NCHC Publications Board Subcommittee on NCHC Basic Characteristics (2008-2009)
Elected Member, NCHC Board of Directors (2004-2007)
Member, NCHC Nominating Committee (2007)
Member, NCHC Strategic Planning Committee (2007)
Member, NCHC Convention Planning Committees (2002, 2006-2010)
Member, NCHC Research Committee (2002-2004)
Member, NAFA Officers Nominating Committee (2003)
Attendee, NCHC annual convention (1995-1999, 2001-2010)

SERVICE

Westminster College

Chair, Honors Council (2001-present)
Director, Kim T. Adamson Annual Lecture in International Studies (2001-present)
Member, Employee Giving Committee (2011-present)
Member, Undergraduate Enrollment and Financial Aid Committee (2010-present)
Chair, Hiring Committee, VP for Enrollment Management (2011-2012)
Chair, Hiring Committee, Faculty Position in Honors / Neuroscience (2010-2011)
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Learning and Alternative Revenue Streams (2010)
Member, Hiring Committee, Faculty Position in English (2009-2010)
Member, Dean's Scholars Committee (2007-2009)
Member, Hiring Committee, Faculty Position in Film Studies (2007-08)
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Course Evaluations (2005-2007)
Member, Promotion Advisory Committee (2007)
Member, Fellowship Advisor Hiring Committee (2007)
Member, Internationalization Task Force (2007)
Chair, Arts & Sciences Ad Hoc Committee on Promotion Standards and Procedures (2006)
Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Campus Theme/Common Read (2005-10)
Member, Faculty Review Committees (2004-2006)
Member, Outdoor Recreation Advisory Team (2005)
Campus Representative, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship (2003-2005)
Member, Hiring Committee, Executive Director of Communications (2004)
Chair, Henkels Fellow Selection Committee (2004)
Member, Presidential Budget Advisory Committee (2003-2004)
Board of Trustees Liaison, Institutional Advancement Committee (2002-2004)
Campus Representative, National Association of Fellowship Advisors (2002-04)
Faculty Advisor, Alpha Chi Honorary Society (2001-2004)
Member, Hiring Committee, Faculty Position in Sociology (2002-03)
Co-Director (with Robert Atwell), National Symposium on the Future of Higher Education (2002)
Presenter, "Sports and Diversity," KeyBank Diversity Lecture Series (2002)
Member, Strategic Planning Task Force Committee on Academic Excellence (2002)
Member, Presidential Inauguration Committee (2002)
Faculty Interviewer, Presidential candidates (2001)

Professional

Consulting Editor, The Explicator (2006-present)
Editorial Board Member, HIP: Honors in Practice (2009-present)
Manuscripts also reviewed for Cambridge University Press, Bucknell University Press, University of South Carolina Press, Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, Style, South Atlantic Review, Michigan Academician
Invited participant, Liberty Fund Colloquiums: "Liberty and Autocracy in Conrad's Under Western Eyes" (2001), "T. S. Eliot's Plays" (2002), "Imagining the Possibilities of Liberty with the Discovery of the New World" (2003), "Liberty, Evolutionary Theory, and the Novel" (2005)

AWARDS/HONORS

2014 Gore Excellence in Teaching Award
2013 Westminster Student Advocate Award
2011 National Collegiate Honors Council Fellow
2010 Henkels Teaching Fellow, Westminster College
2008-09 Merit Sabbatical Leave, Westminster College
2005 Manford A. Shaw Faculty Publication Prize, Westminster College
2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013 Gore Individual Summer Research Grant, Westminster College
1997, 1999 Departmental Merit Award, Marshall University
1996 Dean's Merit Award, Marshall University
1995-98, '00 Phi Eta Sigma Fabulous Faculty Award, Marshall University
1995 Pickens/Queen Outstanding Teaching Award nominee, Marshall Univ.
1991, '93, '95-97, '99, '00 Summer Research Grant, Marshall University
1988-89 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
1987-88 Research Partner Fellowship, University of Michigan
1986 W. European Studies Fellowship, University of Michigan
1984 Merrill Scholarship for Graduate Study, Colgate University