Catherine Jean Prendergast

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Personal profile

Research Interests

  • American, later
  • Writing Studies
  • American, later
  • Teacher Training
  • Film/Visual Culture
  • Writing Studies

Personal profile

Catherine Prendergast is Professor of English at the University of Illinois,Urbana-Champaign. She is a Guggenheim Fellow for the year 2014-2015, working on her book, Writer, Painter, Banker, Thief. 

Education

  • BA: Columbia University
  • PhD: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Teaching

  • Disability in Film
  • Economies of Literacy

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Research Output

Reflection: Before #BlackLivesMatter

Prendergast, C. J., Dec 21 2016, Rhetorics of Whiteness: Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education. Kennedy, T. M., Middleton, J. I. & Ratcliffe, K. (eds.). Southern Illinois University Press, p. 89-91

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The unexceptional schizophrenic: A post-postmodern introduction

Prendergast, C., Oct 14 2016, The Disability Studies Reader. Davis, L. J. (ed.). 5 ed. Taylor and Francis, p. 232-241 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Mental disability and rhetoricity retold: The memoir on drugs

    Prendergast, C., Jul 11 2014, Changing Social Attitudes Toward Disability: Perspectives from Historical, Cultural, and Educational Studies. Bolt, D. (ed.). New York: Routledge, p. 60-67 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Or You Don't: Talents, Tendencies, and the Pooka of Literacy

    Prendergast, C. J., 2013, In : Enculturation.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Reinventing the University: EUI as Writing Initiative

    Prendergast, C. J., 2013, In : Learning and Teaching. 6, 3, p. 79-88 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 2 Editorial activity
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies (Journal)

    Catherine Jean Prendergast (Editorial board member)

    2006 → …

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Written Communication (Journal)

    Catherine Jean Prendergast (Editorial board member)

    19972003

    Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity