​Skye Cervone, M.A., A.B.D.

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Education: 

Doctorate of Philosophy in Comparative Studies, Florida Atlantic University, August 2013 - Current 

Master of Arts in English, Florida Atlantic University – Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Thesis Project – Illuminating the Role of Language in Lord Dunsany’s Fictional Prose

Current Memberships and Associations:

International Association of Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) - Member since 2008, Student Caucus Representative to the Executive Board - August 2014 - August 2016, Public Information Officer - March 2016 - Current  

Modern Language Association (MLA) - April 2017 - Current 

South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) - August 2016 - Current 

Comparative Studies Student Association (CSSA) - Member  - August 2013 - Current

Selected Conference Presentations:

“It Had to Be Science Fiction: Octavia Butler and the Ideology of Canonization

Modern Language Association Conference, New York, NY, January 2018

“Neoliberal Colonization: Corporate Dystopia in Fredrick Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth’s The Space Merchants”

South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Jacksonville, FL, November 2016

“A Southern Fantasy Novel: Genre and Mode in Eudora Welty’s The Robber Bridegroom” 

The Society for Southern Literature Conference, Boston, MA, March 2016

“Walking in the Realm of Faery: Ronald Johnson’s The Book of the Green Man as Fantasy Text”

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY February 2015

“Biopolitical and Colonial Control in The Space Merchants
CSSA Conference, Boca Raton, FL October 2014

“Not Safe for Children: Naughty Elves, Shame, and Cyborg Identity”

CSSA Spring Symposium, Boca Raton, FL April 2014

“Fabulous Blood and Fantastic Slaughter: Unicorn Hunting in The King of Elfland’s Daughter

International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL March 2014

“The Bios is Falling! The Bios is Falling! Chicken Little as Political Animal in Fredrick Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth’s The Space Merchants

International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL March 2013

“Lord Dunsany and J. R. R. Tolkien: Two Kindred Spirits”

International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, FL March 2012

“Destroying the Illusion of Traditional Gender Roles in Joanna Russ’ The Femaleman

WisCon, Madison, WI May 2007

Awards and Distinctions:

Comparative Studies Travel Grant, December 2016 

Summer Research Fellowship, April 2016

​Arts and Letters Advisory Board Graduate Student Grant, December 2, 2015 

Provost's Certificate of Recognition for Publishing in the 2014-2015 academic year

National Day on Writing, October 20, 2015

Full Curriculum Vitae available upon request.