Mink, JoAnna Stephens 1947-

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MINK, JoAnna Stephens 1947-

PERSONAL: Born September 20, 1947, in Fort Wayne, IN; daughter of Jerald W. (in U.S. Navy) and Verda I. (a homemaker; maiden name, Albert) Stephens; married Richard A. Mink, June, 1972 (divorced, 1975). Education: Illinois State University, B.S., 1973, M.S., 1975, D.A., 1985.

ADDRESSES: Home—Mankato, MN. Office—Department of English, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN 56001.

CAREER: Illinois State University, Normal, instructor in English, 1978-85; University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, instructor in English and director of Writing Center, 1985-87; Barton College, Wilson, NC, assistant professor of English and director of writing programs, 1987-90; Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN, professor of English, 1990—; writer. East Carolina University, associate graduate faculty member, summers, 1988-90.

MEMBER: National Council of Teachers of English, Thomas Hardy Society, Midwest Modern Language Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from Southeastern Educational Improvement Laboratory, 1988, Coastal Plains Writing Project, 1988-91, and Minnesota State University.


(Editor, with Janet Doubler Ward) Joinings and Disjoinings: The Significance of Marital Status in Literature, Bowling Green University (Bowling Green, OH), 1991.

(Editor, with Janet Doubler Ward) The Significance ofSibling Relationships in Literature, Bowling Green University (Bowling Green, OH), 1992.

(Editor, with Janet Doubler Ward) Communication andWomen's Friendships: Parallels and Intersections in Literature and Life, Bowling Green University (Bowling Green, OH), 1993.

(Editor, with Elizabeth G. Peck) Common Ground:Feminist Collaboration in the Academy, State University of New York Press (New York, NY), 1998.

Work represented in anthologies, including Heroines of Popular Culture, edited by Pat Browne, Bowling Green University, 1987; and It Works, edited by Kent Gill, National Council of Teachers of English, 1992. Contributor to academic journals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Continuing research on images of working-class family life in Victorian England, a book linking Thomas Hardy's commentary about architecture with contemporary photographs, women in Hardy's novels, narrative voice.