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Cynthia Port

2004 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Vicki Mahaffey
"'Nothing by Change': Women's Economies of Aging, 1919-1939"

Associate Professor of English, Coastal Carolina University and Co-Editor of Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Cynthia Port completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in British modernism and twentieth century women's literature. Her dissertation, entitled "'Nothing but Change': Women's Economies of Aging 1919-1939," explores the ways in which female novelists between the two World Wars articulated and redefined the implications of aging through gendered models of accumulation, loss, and exchange. Dr. Port received a BA from Barnard College and an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her work has been published in the U.K. journal Women: A Cultural Review and in Doris Lessing Studies and will be forthcoming in a collection entitled Metaphors of Economy (Rodopi Press) and in two volumes of the Spanish Dedal-Lit series, Women and Aging and The Art of Aging.

Courses Taught

fall 2006

ENGL 265.301 James Joyce and Virginia Woolf canceled  

summer 2006

spring 2006

ENGL 259.301 Virginia Wolf  

fall 2005

ENGL 059.401 Moderisms and Modernities  

spring 2005

fall 2004

ENGL 060.001 The Rise of the Novel  

summer 2004

spring 2004

fall 2003

summer 2003