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Christine De Vinne

Headshot: Christine De Vinne

Vice President for Academic Affairs - Office of the President

Office: GIB119

School: Arts and Sciences

B.A. Ursuline College, OH, mathematics
M.A. University of Notre Dame, IN, English literature
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, Engilsh literature

Research Interests:
Literary and rhetorical theory

Professional Affiliations & Memberships:
Modern Language Association
American Name Society

"The Uncanny Unnamable in Doris Lessing's The Fifth Child and Ben, in the World." Names: A Jounal of Onomastics. Forthcoming

"Religion under Revolution in Ourika." Approaches to Teaching Duras's Ourika. Ed. Mary Ellen Birkett and Christopher Rivers. New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. 37-44.

"Live a new life': Innovation and Intuition in the Rhetoric of Angela Merici." Magistra: A Journal of Women's Spirituality in History. 15:2 (2009): 29-60.

"Naming the Goodyear Blimp: Corporate Iconography." Names: A Journal of Onomastics 55:4 (2007). 326-34.

"A Flock of Doves: U.S. Women's Colleges and Their Names." With Beth DiNatale Johnson. Names A Journal of Onomastics 55:3 (2007). 199-228.

"Papal Self-Naming: Genesis of a Tradition." Onomastica Canadiana 88:2 (2006): 41-58.

"Ben's Tale: Doris Lessing's Mythic Anti-Biography." Doris Lessing Studies 23:1 (2003)" 18-21.

"Corporate Biography: Name and Narrative in an Ohio Sample of Family-Named Businesses." Onoma: Journal of the International Council on Onomastic Sciences 38 (2003): 327-46.

"The Culture of Shaker Placenames: Sacred Geography and Communal Biography." Names: A Journal of Onomastics 51 (2003): 215-39.

"Begging the Question of Confession: Joseph Conrad's A Personal Record." Prose Studies 25:3 (2002): 82-99.

"Consipicuous Consumption: Cannibal Bodies and The Rhetoric of the American West." Rhetorical Bodies. Ed. Jack Selzer and Sharon Crowley. Madison: U of Wisconsin P, 199. 75-97.

"Canniblizing the Donner Name." Names: A hournal of Onomastics 47 (1999): 51-63.

Rev. of Thinking and Writing About Literature. Focuses 8 (1995): 151-55.

"Truth and Falsehood in the Metaphors of A Burnt-Out Case." English Studies 74 (1993): 445-50.

"The Rhetoric of Gender in American Sign Language." Rhetoric in the Vortex of Culture: Proceedings of the Fifth Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America Ed. Arthur Walzer. St. Paul, MN: Rhetoric Society of America, 1993. 102-09.