Dr. Marylynne Diggs

Title: Professor, English
Faculty Since: 1998
Office: Room 134 TBG
Phone: (360) 992-2162
Fax: (360) 992-2881
Email: mdiggs@clark.edu

Link to Specific Course Information

Ph.D. English, University of Oregon, 1994 (with distinction)
M.A. English, University of Oregon, 1989
B.A. Criminal Justice and Sociology, with English minor, University of Alabama, 1986
Teaching Awards:

Exceptional Faculty Award, Clark College, 2007
Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1997

Outstanding Composition Teacher of the Year, University of Oregon, 1994
Excellence in Teaching Composition, University of Oregon, 1988
Published Articles:
  "Introduction," Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States.  Ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson (Greenwood Pr, 2009)
  "Confession and Case History" Confessional Politics: Women's Sexual Confessions, ed. Irene Gammel (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999).
"Mary E. Wilkins Freeman," American Women Prose Writers, 1870-1920, a volume of the Dictionary of Literary Biography, edited by Sharon M. Harris, Heidi L. M. Jacobs, and Jennifer Putzi, 1999.
"Romantic Friends or 'A Different Race of Creatures'" Feminist Studies 21.2 (1995): 317-340.
"Henry David Thoreau," "Diana Frederics," and "Romantic Friendship," encyclopedic contributions in Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage, ed. Claude J. Summers (Henry Holt, 1995).
"Surveying the Intersection: Secrecy, Pathology, and the Discourses of Racial and Sexual Identity," Critical Essays: Gay and Lesbian Writers of Color, ed. Emmanuel S. Nelson (Haworth, 1993).
Teaching Philosophy:
In my classroom, I promote an interactive relationship between student, teacher, texts, and culture.  In all of my classes, I make critical reading and thinking, active engagement, and participation in workshops and discussion central to the learning process. By empowering students with these skills, I encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning, ultimately teaching them how to learn.
Personal Interests:
hiking, snow shoeing, flower photography, and solar energy