Martha Brenckle

Martha Brenckle, Ph.D.

Martha Marinara is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida where she teaches FYW and Rhetorical Theory.  Her scholarship has been published in the Journal of Basic Writing, CCC, and Pedagogy and Culture. She writes poetry and fiction and has published most recently in Massachusetts Review, Xavier Review, Clockhouse Review, FEMSPEC, Estuary, Broken Bridge Review, Monchila Review, and Alembic. In 2000, she won the Central Florida United Arts Award for Poetry. Marinara is a former performance poet and has performed her monologues on lesbian life in Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, New Haven, New Orleans, Chicago, San Antonio, and Baltimore.  Street Angels (2006) is her first published novel and was nominated for a Lambda Award and a Triangle Award. A screenplay turned film, Untold, which she co-wrote with Gina M. Garcia won Audience Choice and Best Feature Film at the Central Florida Film Festival, August 2014; Official Selection in Orlando Film Festival, October 22-25, 2014; Shortlisted for Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, April 2015. .


Education

  • Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from Lehigh University (1993)
  • M.A. in Creative Writing/English from Southern Connecticut State University (1990)
  • B.A. in English from Southern Connecticut State University (1989)

Research Interests

  • Queer Theory and FYW
  • Gender Studies and Feminist Theories
  • SOTL in Information Literacy and Undergraduate Research
  • Assessment 
  • Fiction
  • Poetry

Recent Research Activities


Marinara, Martha and Kristina Tollefson. Too Much is Not Enough: The History in Harriett Lake’s

Closet. Book Proposal under review with Florida Historical Society Press

 

Novel

Marinara, MarthaBreakfast in Memphis.

 Short Story Collection

 Marinara, MarthaUrban Farming.

 

 

Selected Publications

Articles/Essays

  • with Jonathan Alexander, Will Banks, and Samantha Blackmon. Cruising Composition Texts: Negotiating Sexual Difference in First-year Writing Readers.The Journal of the Conference on College Composition and Communication 61.2 (December 2009): 269-296. Print
  • with Kristina Tollefson. The History in Harriet Lakes Closet. Theater Design and Technology (Fall 2009): 46-54. Print.
  • “Making Sense of the ‘loose baggy monster’: Assessing Learning in a GEP Program is a Whale of a Task.” The Journal of General Education 53.1 (2004): 1-19.
  • “Cartography and Adoption: Identity and Difference Beyond the Politics of the Comfort Zone.” Review of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies. 25.2 (April-June 2003): 139-152.
  • “Bi, Butch, and Bar Dyke: Pedagogical Performances of Class, Gender, and Sexuality” (with Michelle Gibson and Deborah Meem). The Journal of the Conference on College Composition and Communication 52.1 (September 2000) : 69-95. Reprinted in Feminism and Composition: Critical Sourcebook. Kirsch, Gesa E. et all, editors. Boston: St. Martin’s Press, 2003: 466-487. Reprinted in Teaching Composition: Background Readings 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford St. Martin’s Press, 2007: 536-558.
  • “When Working Class Students 'Do' the Academy: How We Negotiate With Alternative Literacies.” Journal of Basic Writing 16.2 (Fall 1997): 3-16.

Book Sections/Chapters

    • “The Story of Fox Girl: Writing Queer about/in Imaginary Spaces.”  Sexual Rhetorics. Johnathan Alexander and Jacqueline Rhodes, eds. New York: Routledge, 2015.
  • with Marck McBeth. Renaming Curiosity/Resisting Ignorance: Interviewing Queerness. Listening to Our Elders: Working and Writing for Change. S. Blackmon, C. Kirklighter, and S. Parks, eds. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2011. Print.
  • Transforming Assessment: University of Central Florida, General Education Case Study (with Kristina Tollefson). Case Studies in Assessing General Education. Marilyn Bresciani, editor. Boston, MA: Anker Publishing, 2007: 186-200.

Creative Publications

  • “The Mills, Fall River, Massachusetts”; “The Invention of Triage”; “Aiding the Rebellion”;“Amelia Earhart”; and “Necessary Work.” Lost Coast Review 5.2 (Winter 2014): 12-18. Print.

  • with Gina M. Garcia. Untold (screenplay and film production).  Traveling Buddha Productions, 2013.  DVD.

    Premiered at Central Florida Film Festival, August 30, 2014.  Won Best Florida Feature Film and Audience Choice Awards.  Official Selection in Orlando Film Festival, October 22-25, 2014.  Shortlisted for Melbourne Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, April 2015. 
  • "You Don’t Know What It’s Like.” Telling Truths. Sheena Wilson, ed. Toronto: Demeter Press, May  2014: 96-101. Print.

  • “City Chickens.” Clockhouse Review. (Summer 2013): 180-196. Print.

  • "Wool Skirts. In Unruly Catholic Women Writers-2. Eds. Anna M. Kothe, Jeana Del Rosso, and Leigh Eicke. NY: SUNY Press, forthcoming 2012. Print.
  • Feathers. In 15 Views Looking at Orlando. Nathan Holic, ed. Orlando, FL: Burrow Press, 2012. Print and Online.
  • Farmers Wife, Navigating the Heart, Moon Scales, and White Marsh Island, October. Monchila Review (Spring 2012): 68-71. Online and Print.
  • “Eve’s Garden” and “Her Chinese Robe.” White Pelican Review. (Spring 2008): 9, 41.
  • Sunday Afternoon at the Museum of Natural History. Broken Bridge Review (Fall 2008): 125. Print.
  • “Reflection in a Well House, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 1987.” White Ink. Rishma Dunlop, Editor. Toronto: Demeter Press, 2007: 300.
  • Street Angel. Waterbury, CT: Fine Tooth Press, 2006. Print.
  • “Pumpkin Picking.” The Alembic (Spring 2003): 27.

Awards

Research

  College of Arts and Humanities Competitive Sabbatical Award. UCF. Fall 2007.

 Award for Excellence in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. UCF. 2007. ($5,000 base raise.)


Creative Writing Awards

  Second Prize, Yellow Jacket Press Chapbook Contest for Necessary Work, August 2013

  Finalist, Gival Press Poetry Award for “Nana’s Wedding Dress,” August 2007

 Second Prize, Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award for The Dream Factory, June 2007

 Nominated 2007 Lambda Literary and Triangle Awards for Street Angel

 Finalist, ForeWord Magazine 2006 LGBT Book of the Year Award for Street Angel

 Finalist, Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award for “Framing the Moon,” June 2002

 Semifinalist, 2001 Emily Dickinson Award for “Waking the Dead,” June 2002

 Finalist, Glimmer Train Press 2001 Poetry Open for “Doorways,” May 2002

 Florida Literary Arts Alliance Individual Artist Award for Poetry, October 1999

 Honorable Mention, Explorations 1996 Poetry Prize

 Finalist, Michael Egan Fourth Annual Poetry Contest, May 1996

 Finalist, Richard Eberhart Poetry Award, December 1995

 Honorable Mention, Hemingway Fiction Contest, July 1989

 Teaching

Teaching Incentive Program Award. UCF College of Arts and Humanities. 2011. ($5,000 base raise.)

Teaching Incentive Program Award. UCF College of Arts and Humanities. 2004. ($5,000 base raise.)

Teaching Fellow, UCF Academy for Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Spring 2003

Kristina C. Brockmeier Faculty Award, Armstrong Atlantic State University, May 1997


Professional and Community Service

University Award for Excellence in Professional Service. UCF. 2014

 College of Arts and Humanities Award for Excellence in Professional Service. UCF.  2014.

   College of Arts and Humanities Award for Excellence in Professional Service. UCF.  2007.


Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10322 ENC1102H Honors Freshman Composition Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Not Online
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80110 ENC3311 Essay As Cultural Commentary Rdce Time M,W 12:30PM - 1:20PM Not Online
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81863 ENC6247 Proposal Writing Web Web Not Online
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51035 ENC6306 Persuasive Writing Web C Web Not Online
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11453 ENC6332 Gendered Rhetoric Web Web Not Online
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80116 ENC3311 Essay As Cultural Commentary Face2Face M,W,F 12:30PM - 1:20PM Not Online
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81767 ENC4374 Gendered Rhetorics Face2Face M,W,F 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
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91881 ENC6740 Topics in Rhet & Comp Web Web Not Online
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60360 ENC6306 Persuasive Writing Web C Web Not Online
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