Research, Professional and Creative Activity
- “‘Walk with Light’: Guiding Students through the Conventions of Literary Analysis.” English Journal 93.4 (2004): 23-28.
- “Good Fences Don’t Always Make Good Neighbors.” With Julie Hagemann. Teaching Composition and Literature: Crossing the Great Divide. Eds. Michelle Tokarczyk and Irene Papoulis. New York: Peter Lang, 2003. 127-147.
- “Mansfield Park and the Question of Irony.” Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 23 (2001): 197-204.
- “‘A Room of One’s Own’: Women’s Rights and the Architecture of Female Space.” Flagler College Community Lecture Series, September 2014.
- “Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: Money, Power, and the ‘New Woman’ in the Gilded Age.” Flagler College Community Lecture Series, December 2013. Filmed and broadcast by C-SPAN American History TV.
- “Crossing Over: Helping Students Transform into Professionals.” Student Success in Writing Conference. Georgia Southern University (Savannah, GA), February 2013.
- “Jane Austen and the Attack of the Literary Vampires.” Invited presentation. Flagler College Department of English Colloquium, October 2009.
- “Romancing Feminism: Hollywood Rewrites Austen’s Mansfield Park.” Indiana College English Association (Indianapolis, IN), October 2001.
Selected College Service
- Coordinator of the Women’s Studies Minor
- Member of Flagler’s Learning Community Initiative
- Member of the Student Success (focus on undergraduate research)
- Supervisor of the Department of English’s Interns
Non-Academic Professional Activity
- Consultant, Writer, and Editor at Sandpiper Communications Corporation
Professor Burdan earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her M.A. and her B.A. in English and English Education from the University of Florida. Her literary interests are broad, but she particularly enjoys teaching courses in 18th century British literature, Jane Austen, women’s literature, and the history of the novel. As someone with a B.A. in English Education (and a few years of high school teaching experience), she is also very interested in the pedagogy of literature and writing. She is widely published in academic journals on both literary and pedagogical subjects, and has delivered more than thirty scholarly presentations at academic conferences and workshops.
Teaching and Related Service
- English Literature I and II
- Great Works of Western Literature
- Women’s Literature
- Restoration and 18th-century Literature
- Victorian Literature
- Senior Seminar (most recently—one on Jane Austen and one on Virginia Woolf)
- Literary Criticism
- Basic Writing
- Honors Composition
- Writing in the Professions
- English Internship
Previously taught at:
- University of North Florida
- Jacksonville University
- Purdue University
- James Madison University