ABBREVIATED CURRICULUM VITAE
MYRA CATHERINE GLENN
Professor of American History
One Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
Ph.D., History, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979
M.A., History, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976
B.A., History, Cum Laude, Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, 1972
MAJOR FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS
FULBRIGHT LECTURE AWARD, February-June, 2000, University of Lleida, Lleida, Spain.
Catharine McGraw Rock Award in Recognition of Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship at Elmira College, 1993.
FULBRIGHT LECTURE AWARD, Summer 1986, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
Spanish (Hispanic American background)
- Professor of American History, Elmira College, July 1998 to present.
- Associate Professor of American History, Elmira College, 1992 to 1998.
- Assistant Professor of American History, Elmira College, 1985-1992.
- Visiting Assistant Professor of American History, The American University, 1984-85.
- Visiting Professor of American History, Casa Thomas Jefferson, Brasilia, Brazil,October 5-December 7, 1983.
- Acting Assistant Professor of American History, Bucknell University, 1980-82.
- Instructor, Department of History, SUNY at Fredonia, 1979-80.
- Instructor, Department of History, Canisius College, Fall 1979.
- Teaching Fellow, Department of History, SUNY at Buffalo, Spring 1979; Summer 1979; Spring 1977.
- Teaching Assistant, Department of History, SUNY at Buffalo, 1975-76; Fall 1974; Summer 1973.
- United States History - Survey
- American Intellectual/Cultural History
- American Social History
- Women’s HistoryHistory of Western Civilization - Survey
- European Intellectual History, 17th Century to the Present
American Intellectual and Cultural History (Nineteenth Century)
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT
“National Identity, Citizenship, and Life Narratives in Antebellum America: Reformers’ Autobiographical Writings, 1850-1861.”
- JACK TAR’S STORY: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND MEMOIRS OF SAILORS IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- THOMAS K. BEECHER: MINISTER TO A CHANGING AMERICA, 1824-1900. (Contributions to the Study of Religion Series). Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. 1996.
- CAMPAIGNS AGAINST CORPORAL PUNISHMENT: PRISONERS, SAILORS, WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN ANTEBELLUM AMERICA (American Social History Series). State University of New York Press, 1984.
Major Articles and Essay Reviews
- “Forging Manhood and Nationhood Together: American Sailors’ Accounts of Their Exploits, Sufferings, and Resistance in the Antebellum United States,” American Nineteenth Century History, vol. 8, no. 1 (March 2007): 27-49.
- “Troubled Manhood in the Early Republic: The Life and Autobiography of Sailor Horace Lane,” Journal of the Early Republic, 26 (Spring 2006): 59-93.
- “Seeking Liberty through Imprisonment: The Paradox of Prison Reform in the Early Republic,” Reviews in American History, vol. 34, no. 1 (March 2006): 24-27.
- "It's a Riot! Mob Violence in Antebellum America," Reviews in American History, vol. 27, no. 2 (June 1999): 210-217.
- “Political Intrigue and Family Conflict During the Civil War: The Beechers of Elmira,” Biography: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 19, no. 2 (Spring 1996):41-56.
- “Northern Opposition to Mid-Nineteenth-Century Abolitionism: The Case of Thomas K. Beecher,” Mid-America: An Historical Review, vol. 72, no. 3 (October 1990):191-211.
- “School Discipline and Punishment in Antebellum America,” New Perspectives on the Early Republic. Edited by Ralph D. Gray and Michael A. Morrison. University of Illinois Press, 1994. This essay first appeared in the Journal of the Early Republic, vol. 1, no. 4 (Winter 1981):395-408.
- “Wife Beating: The Darker Side of Victorian Domesticity,” The Canadian Review of American Studies, vol. 15, no. 1 (Spring 1984):17-33. This essay was reprinted in Crime and Justice in American History, vol. 9, Violence and Theft. Edited by Eric H. Monkkonen. K.G. Saur, 1992.
- “The Naval Reform Campaign Against Flogging: A Case Study in Changing Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment, 1830-1850,” American Quarterly 35 (Fall 1983):407-425.
- “Corporal Punishment: The Need for a Historical Perspective,” History of Education Quarterly 23 (Spring 1983):91-97. This essay review was reprinted in Crime and Justice in American History, vol. 10, Reform. Edited by Eric H. Monkkonen. K.G. Saur, 1992.
- Numerous book reviews in various scholarly journals, including the Journal of American History (this list is available on request).
Major Scholarly Papers
- “Jack Tar on Land: Working-Class Men Struggling to Achieve a ‘Manly Independence’ After Years at Sea, 1820-1860,” The Organization of American Historians, April 2005.
- “Forging Manhood and Nationhood Together: American Sailors’ Accounts of their Exploits, Sufferings, and Resistance in the Antebellum United States.” The Canadian Nautical Research Society conference, August 2003.
- “Searching for Redemption: The Conversion Narratives of Career Sailors, 1790-1860.” The New England Historical Association, October 2001.
- “Spinning Yarns and Forging Identities: The Autobiographies of Career Sailors in Antebellum America.” Society for Historians for the Early American Republic, July 2001.
- “The Autobiography of Horace Lane: A Sailor and Convict in Early Nineteenth-Century New York State.” Conference on New York State History, June 1998.
- “Economic Depression, Social Conflict and Institutional Churches: The Case of Park Church in Elmira, New York, 1875-1900.” Pennsylvania Historical Association, October 1995. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the June 1995 Conference on New York State History.
- “Love, Sex, and Death in the Victorian Marriage: The Case of Thomas K. Beecher, Olivia Day, and Julia Jones.” Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm, November 1991.
- “Northern Opposition to Mid-Nineteenth Century Reform: The Case of Thomas K. Beecher.” Organization of American Historians, April 1989.
- “Politics, Religion, and Reform in Upstate New York: The Anti-Abolitionist Views of Thomas K. Beecher.” Ninth Mid-America Conference on History, September 1987. A revised version of this paper was delivered at an annual symposium sponsored by the Chemung County Historical Society, “A Heritage Uncovered: The Black Experience in New York State,” April 1989.
- “Domestic Violence: A Historical Perspective,” Family in American Life Conference, March 1982. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Conference on Domestic Violence, Chautauqua Institution, April 1980.
- “Wifebeating: The Darker Side of Victorian Domesticity,” Fifth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, June 1981.
- “Changing Attitudes Towards Corporal Punishment in the Age of Jackson,” Organization of American Historians, April 1981.
PLEASE NOTE: My complete curriculum vitae is available on request.