Jean   Braithwaite

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 217
Email: jean.braithwaite@utrgv.edu

Professor Jean Braithwaite

Jean Braithwaite's main professional interests are graphic literature (words + pictures), and nonfiction writing. Other interests include math & logic, science writing, science fiction, and children's literature.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Nonfiction writing, graphic literature (comics), narratology
  • Education

    • PhD, English, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2004
    • MA, Linguistics, Stanford University, 1997
    • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of Arizona, 1989
  • Currently Teaching

    ENGL 7301 02 - Thesis:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    ENGL 7311 04 - Thesis II:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Jean Braithwaite. ed. Chris Ware: Conversations. University Press of Mississippi, December 2016: 250.

  • Jean Braithwaite. ""Covert Dualism"," Devilfish Review no. 17 (2016).

  • Karen Groven and Jean Braithwaite. ""Happily-ever-after: Personal narratives in WLS advertising."," Women's Health Care International (2016).

  • Jean Braithwaite. "The Geese" reprint in anthology. Limestone: 30th Anniversary. University of Kentucky: Limestore, 2016.

  • Jean Braithwaite. Narrative Elements Series on my Youtube channel. 2015.

  • Karen Groven, Malfrid Raheim, Jean Braithwaite, and Gunn Engelsrud. "Weight Loss Surgery as a tool for changing lifestyle?," Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy 16, no. 4 (March 2013): 699-708.

  • Jean Braithwaite. FAT: The Story of My Life with My Body. Snake Nation Press, 2011.

  • Jean Braithwaite. ""Penis Envy, and Other Theories"," All Rights Reserved 2010, (2010).

  • Jean Braithwaite. ""Time Slices"," North American Review 295, no. 1 (2010).

  • Jean Braithwaite. ""Dupont Circle"," The Republic of Letters 19, (2008).



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Jean Braithwaite. Norman Mailer Writers Colony Fellowship, (2009-12-01)



Selected Presentations


  • Jean Braithwaite. ""Some Intuitions about Comics Narratology: the Significance of Proprioception"," Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, PCA/ACA, Indianapolis (March 2018)

  • Jean Braithwaite. ""Narration and Focalization in Comics"," FESTIBA Comics Day, UTRGV Words+Pictures Group, UTRGV Library, Shary Room (February 2018)

  • Jean Braithwaite. ""The Status of Objective Narration in Chris Ware's Fictional Worlds"," Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Annual Conference, Canadian Society for the Study of Comics, Toronto, Canada (May 2016)

  • Jean Braithwaite. "Graphic Novel Challenges: The University/the Library," Texas Library Association District 4 Conference, Corpus Christi, Texas (November 2015)

  • Jean Braithwaite and Karen Groven. "Happily-ever-after: Patient narratives in WLS advertising," 6th International In Sickness and in Health Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (June 2015)

  • Jean Braithwaite. ""Varieties of Nonlinearity in Chris Ware's *Building Stories*"," PCA/ACA National Conference, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Chicago, IL (April 2014)

  • Jean Braithwaite. "Presentation on eating disorders," Health Promotion Department, Valdosta State University, Patterson, Valdosta, Georgia (September 2011)

  • Jean Braithwaite. "Fat Phobia: Discrimination‘s Last Stand," 3rd annual Social Justice and Peace Conference, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas (April 2011)

  • Jean Braithwaite. "Covert Dualism: The Evidence from Science Fiction Authors and Fans," Science Fiction Research Association Conference, Carefree Arizona (June 2010)

  • Jean Braithwaite. "A Taxonomy of Graphic Sex: Fun Home, Lost Girls, and the Art of Gilbert Hernandez," SWTX PCA/ACA Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 2009)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Jean Braithwaite. "Covert Dualism--an excerpt," University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (2016)

  • Jean Braithwaite. "The Backyard--a multimedia presentation," University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (2016)

  • Jean Braithwaite. "Excerpts from *FAT*, a memoir," Sydney, Australia (2010)

  • and Another Forget. ""All Tales Are False"--reading from novella in progress," Teachers and Students Reading Series. Columbia, Missouri (2001)

Current Courses

ENGL 7301 02 - Thesis:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
ENGL 7311 04 - Thesis II:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

Previous Courses