Tanya Heflin

  • Tanya HeflinAssociate Professor

    Office: 506P Humanities and Social Sciences Building or 201C McElhaney Hall (Dean's Associate)
    Phone: 724-357-2280
    E-mail: heflin@iup.edu


    PhD, University of Southern California, 2009  

    Research and Teaching Interests

    • American literature and culture (1848-present)
    • Women’s literature, feminist theory, and gender studies
    • Autobiography theory, diary, memoir, and life narrative
    • Graphic memoir, outsider art, women’s hybrid narrative (comics, scrapbook, collage, quilt)
    • Narrative psychology, the unconscious, psychoanalytic & affect theories, subjectivity
    • Fairy tale, magical realism, myth, the fantastic, and the phantasmagoric
    • Indigenous literature and critical race studies
    • Archival research, manuscript and ephemera archives, digital archives

    Courses Taught at IUP

    • ENGL 983: Seminar in American Literature: "Activism in the Americas, 1848-2018"
    • ENGL 983: Seminar in American Literature: "Hidden Voices: Suppressed, Contested, and Recovered Texts in American Literature"
    • ENGL 983: Seminar in American Literature: “Songs of the Self: The Autobiographical Impulse in American Literature” 
    • ENGL 956: Literary Theory for the Teacher and Scholarly Writer 
    • ENGL 872/772: Topics in Women’s Literature: “Mystery and Manners: Fairy Tale, Magic, and the Uncanny in Women’s Literature”
    • ENGL 853/753: Literature as a Profession: “Seductive, Deceiving, Dangerous”
    • ENGL 340: The Novel: “Banned Books and Dangerous Fictions”
    • WMST 200: Introduction to Women’s Studies: “The Personal is Political”
    • ENGL 101: Composition I: “Writing to Be Read” and “1960s Culture and Counterculture”