Fort Valley State University  

Mauzerall, Jorgette

English and Foreign Languages
231 Miller Hall Building

Has taught at FVSU since 1995. Prior to that was a graduate instructor at the University of Virginia, while completing the Ph.D. Also taught part-time at George Mason University. Prior to that, for seven years, taught in college preparatory schools in Virginia and New Jersey.

Faculty Bio

Ph.D., English, University of Virginia
M.A., English, George Washington University
B.A., English, George Washington University


- “Fascism, Race, and the Female Body in D.H. Lawrence’s Kangaroo,” D.H. Lawrence Studies 20.3, fall 2012.
-“Strange Bedfellows: D.H. Lawrence and Feminist Psychoanalytic Theory in The Rainbow,” in “The Rainbow” and “Women in Love”: Contemporary Critical Essays. Eds. Gary Day and Libby Di Niro. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.
-“Strange Bedfellows: D.H. Lawrence and Feminist Psychoanalytic Theory in The Rainbow,” in Approaches to Teaching the Works of D.H. Lawrence. Eds. M. Elizabeth Sargent and Garry Watson: New York: MLA, 2001.
-“Five Good Reasons to Teach D.H. Lawrence.” D.H. Lawrence Review (29.2), 2000.
-“Taking the Plunge Off the Ivory Tower,” ADE Bulletin, fall 1997.
-Book review of Infant Tongues: the Voice of the Child in Literature, Elizabeth Goodenough, et al., eds., D.H. Lawrence Review, (26.1-3), 1995 and 1996.
-Included on University of Virginia Website, contribution to The English Instructor’s Source Book, departmental teaching manual, U. of Virginia, 1992.

Professional Activities:
-Associate Editor of the D.H. Lawrence Review.
-Numerous presentations at the Modern Language Assn. and at S. Atlantic Modern Language Assn. annual conventions. Also presented at the National Association of African American Studies conference on Race, Gender, and Sexuality, May 2012.

Research Interests: 

Dissertation - The Body of Culture: Decadence and Gender in the Novels of D.H. Lawrence, a feminist approach to the novels of D.H. Lawrence, which traces and analyzes Lawrence’s concept of cultural vitality, its relation to the conception of cultural decay—the so-called “feminization” of culture—and the historical and psychological roots of this concept. Primary areas of specialization/interest: nineteenth and early twentieth-century British literature, the novel, feminist psychoanalytic theory, gender studies.

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