Dr. Jennifer Phillips-Denny
Coordinator of Tutoring
Welcome to the Write Site! I have been the coordinator of the Write Site at Texas Woman’s University since January of 2011. I also teach composition and literature courses in the English Department. I have a variety of teaching experience gained over the past 21 years, including teaching numerous college English courses at TWU, UNT, Grayson College, and Colorado State University. My other experiences in higher education include managing course redesign projects, instructional design, learning technologies, and assessment. I received in B.A. in Sociology from Texas Tech in 1995, an M.A. in English from UNT in 1998, and a Ph. D. in English in 2001. My areas of scholarly interest are Victorian literature, popular culture, and writing center theory and practice.
In my free time you’ll find me hanging out with my husband and son, David and Devin, spoiling our rescue pets, and playing both video and table top games.
I love managing the Write Site, working with our awesome writing consultants, and TWU students!
Hello! I’m an Arkansas transplant with a degree in English - Creative Writing and an emphasis in Politics that I earned from Hendrix College in 2019. I am currently a graduate student in the University of North Texas Public Administration program. I’m a political junkie, and I’m passionate about sustainable and livable communities. When I’m not working or in class, I spend most of my time looking after a rescue dog named Wanda and a rescue cat named Bids. In the time in between I hike and camp with my partner and try to squeeze in a political drama or sci-fi/ fantasy here and there.
I truly am a believer that good writing can do anything in the world. I suppose it’s fitting I’ve found myself here in the Write Site.
Writing focus/interests: Literary criticism & analysis, queer & feminist theory, creative writing, film adaptations & analysis, multicultural literature, translation studies, MLA formatting
Favorite Quote: “I had the epiphany that laughter was light, and light was laughter, and that this was the secret of the universe.” — Donna Tartt, The Goldfinch
Graduate Assistant, PhD Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies
Writing focus/interests: Queer theory, gender theory, feminism/womanism, horror film studies, literary analysis
Favorite Quote: “To write is to confront one’s demons, look them in the face and live to write about them.” — Gloria Anzaldúa, Speaking in Tongues
Biology, Education Minor
Writing focus/interests: Scientific writing
Favorite Quote: No favorite quote but Clare also works in the Science Learning Resource Center (SLRC)
Writing focus/interests: creative writing, literary analysis, feminism, psychology.
Favorite Quote: “Be yourself. Everybody else is already taken.” — Oscar Wilde
Graduate Assistant, MA English Literature
Writing focus/interests: Literary analysis, Victorian literature, narrative essays, grammar, and brainstorming/idea generation
Favorite Quote: “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” — Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
General Studies (English and History)
Writing focus/interest: research papers in English, History, Biology; creative writing; argumentative essays; brainstorming/ organizing thoughts
Favorite Quote: “And these children that you spit on / As they try to change their worlds / Are immune to your consultations / They’re quite aware of what they're goin' through” — David Bowie
Graduate Assistant, MA Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies
Writing focus/interests: Sex and love; sexual liberation; sexual normatives; changing masculinities; autoethnography; horror and comedy; feminism and technology; visionary fiction
Favorite Quote: “Write your self. Your body must be heard. Only then will the immense resources of the unconscious spring.” — Helene Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa
Program Graduate Assistant, MA English (Rhetoric)
Writing focus/interests: feminism, research papers, literary analysis essays, narrative essays, and MLA, APA, and Chicago citations and formatting.
Favorite quote: “I read for pleasure and that is the moment I learn the most.” — Margaret Atwood
English (Writing and Rhetoric)
Writing focus/interests: MLA and APA formatting and citations, literary analysis, overall organization, brainstorming/outlining, and rhetoric.
Favorite quote: "The car goes where the eyes go." — Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
Writing focus/interests: Literary criticism & analysis, creative writing, metaphysical poetry, narrative essays, multicultural literature, Renaissance and reformation periods, religious symbolism/imagery, MLA formatting
Favorite Quote: “I have to write to discover what I am doing. Like the old lady, I don’t know so well what I think until I see what I say; then I have to say it again.” — Flannery O’Connor
Writing focus/interests: Literary analysis, feminism/womanism, world literature, psychology, research, MLA/APA formatting, citations
Favorite Quote: “All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment, and you will find that we are all, as I’ve said before, bugs in amber.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
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