Shinn, Thelma J.

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SHINN, Thelma J.

SHINN, Thelma J. (Thelma (J.) Shinn Richard). American, b. 1942. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Connecticut State Department of Welfare, Hartford, caseworker, 1965-66; NYC Social Services, Bronx, caseworker, 1968; Bronx Aftercare, NYC, psychiatric social worker, 1968-70; College of Our Lady of the Elms, Chicopee, MA, instructor in English, 1971-73; Westfield State College, Westfield, MA, assistant professor of English, head of Writing Laboratory, and head of Urban Education English Program, all 1973-75; Arizona State University, Tempe, assistant professor, 1975-82, associate professor, 1982-85, professor of English, 1995-, founding director of women's studies, 1977-80. Guest lecturer at colleges and universities worldwide. Publications: Don't Worry, Mary's Pregnant Again (two-act comedy), 1978; Radiant Daughters: Fictional American Women, 1986; Worlds within Women: Myth and Mythmaking in Fantastic Literature by Women, 1986; Time for Love (threeact drama), 1990; Women Shapeshifters: Transforming the Contemporary Novel, 1996; The Home Front (three-act historical tragedy). Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to scholarly journals. Address: Department of English, Arizona State University, PO Box 870302, Tempe, AZ 85287, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]