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Lisa Woolfork

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
106 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
M.A. Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
B.A. Simmons, 1992
EGMT 1510: Aesthetic Engagement
Credits: 2
In this class students will learn to identify, describe, and analyze aesthetic phenomena, understand the social role and ongoing evolution of human creative expression, and develop their own approach to creative expression.
EGMT 1530: Engaging Difference
Credits: 2
In this class, students will learn to critically reflect on one's own situation and perspective in relations to one's expanding knowledge of other human experiences, seeking to cultivate a framework for informed reflection on human diversity and social complexity while developing empathy as a foundation for democratic citizenship.
ENGL 2559: New Course in Introduction to English Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of English Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 2572: Black Writers in America
Credits: 3
Topics in African-American writing in the US from its beginning in vernacular culture to the present day; topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENSP 3860: Game of Thrones
Credits: 3
A study of George R. R. Martin's fantasy series and the television series based on it, exploring notions of literary and visual representation, racialism, fan fiction, and the gendered dimensions of power.
ENGL 4500: Seminar in English Literature
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. Topics vary. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 4559: New Course in English Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of English Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 5700: Contemporary African-American Literature
Credits: 3
This course for advanced undergraduates and master's-level graduate students surveys African-American literature today. Assignments include works by Evreett, Edward Jones, Tayari Jones, Evans, Ward, Rabateau, and Morrison
  • 2015 All-University Teaching Award
  • 2012 Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow
  • 2012 Recognition by I.M.P for the positive IMPact I have had on University Students experience
  • 2007 Recognition of Teaching and Service, The Seven Society
    An honor awarded by one of the University’s secret societies           
  • 2006 University of Virginia Summer Grant (declined)           
  • 2006 University of Virginia Small Grant
  • 2006 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Support
  • 2005 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 2005 University of Virginia Small Grant
  • 2004 University of Virginia Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Award
  • 2004 Mead Honored Faculty - Awarded in recognition of outstanding teaching and involvement with students
  • 2004 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 2004 University of Virginia Small Grant
  • 2004 University of Virginia Sesquicentennial Fellowship
  • 2003 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship
  • 2003 AAUW American Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)
  • 2003 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 2003 “Most Influential Educator” Virginia Athletics, Women’s Basketball Team
  • 2002 Recognition of Teaching Excellence, The Seven Society - An honor awarded by one of the University of Virginia’s secret societies
  • 2002 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 2001 University of Virginia Summer Grant
  • 1999 Advanced Opportunity Dissertation Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1996 College of Letters and Science Teaching Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison , competitive award for graduate student teaching
  • 1992-1995 Advanced Opportunity Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison