Curriculum Vita

Book Cover Design by Anna Faktorovich

Anna Faktorovich, Ph.D.

5755 E. River Rd., Unit 2201

Tucson, AZ  85750

Online Career Portfolio:



Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, PA

Ph.D., Department of English, Literature and Criticism, September 2011; 4.0 GPA

Dissertation: The Development of the Rebellion Novel Genre in Nineteenth Century British Literature


University of South Carolina (USC), Columbia, SC

M.A., Department of Comparative Literature, May 2006

Thesis: Beauty in Modern Fiction and Theory


University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst, MA

B.A., Economics and Eastern European Studies; Political Science, January 2002

Thesis: On the Russian Land


TEACHING EXPERIENCE                     


Pima College, Tucson, AZ

English Instructor (Spring Courses: two sections of English 101: College Writing and one section of English 102: Writing About Literature), Spring 2013


Shantou University, Shantou, China

Associate Professor (Fall Courses: two sections of ENG1205: Basic Academic Writing I and two sections of ENG2500: Survey of English Speaking Countries. Student Advising. Undergraduate thesis supervision), Fall 2012


Middle Georgia College, Cochran, GA

English Lecturer (Fall Courses: one section of English 2122: British Literature II, 1800-Present and four sections of English 1101: Composition I; Spring Courses: one section of English 2122, two sections of English 1102: Composition II-Writing about Literature, and two sections of English 1101), 2011-2012


Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA

English Instructor (Fall Courses: two sections of English 101 Writing and two of 010 Grammar; Spring Courses: four sections of English 101), 2010-2011


Cuyahoga County Community College, Cleveland, OH

English Instructor (Adjunct: Composition 0980 and 0990, each 6 cr.), Summer 2010


Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, Ebensburg, PA, (814) 262-6440

English Instructor (Adjunct: Composition 110, 3 cr.), Spring 2010


Anaphora Literary Press, Cochran, GA

Director and Editor-in-Chief, 2009-present

Edit, design, format and market creative and critical books. Supervise over a dozen interns per semester. Over 40 book titles published. Coutts Ingram Distribution. Some books sell 300-400 copies. Member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.



Bridgepoint Education, San Diego, CA

Writer and Editor, English Composition 121 textbook, 2012-present


Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Graduate Assistant, Department of English Literature and Criticism, 2009-2010

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Graduate Research and Teacher’s Assistant, Classics Dept. & Language Lab,2004-2006

Monitored, graded, took attendance at, and taught Classics classes: Medical and Scientific Terminology; Greek Mythology



Modern Languages Association, Grant and free MLA Registration for 3 years, MLA Bibliography Fellowship, July 2010-July 2013

Modern Languages Association, Professional Development Grant for presenting at and travel to the MLA Convention, January 2011

Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (EUP) Professional Development Scholarship, Grant for traveling to and doing research for a presentation on “Anti-Revolutionary Terror in British Novels” at the SAMLA Convention, November 2010

Brown University, Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection Fellowship, Summer 2010. Topic: “Portrayal of the American Revolution in Thackeray’s, The Virginians: A Tale of the Last Century

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Graduate Research Grant, Spring 2009

Topic: “Abolitionist Writings of Antebellum Southern Women”

Findings were posted at:

University of Massachusetts, Research Grant, 2001

Research used in Professor Richard Wolff’s 2002, Class Theory and History: Capitalism and Communism in the USSR



Chair, Moderator, & Secretary, Various Conferences (MLA, SAMLA, SWWC, BWWC), 2005-present, (details in the presentations section)

Website Archive Developer, Tikkun Magazine, 2010-2011

Proofread and typeset archived articles, wrote summaries

Grant Writer, Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana, PA, 2009

Wrote a Western Pennsylvania Common Grant $31,955 renovation proposal

Obtained two letters of support for the proposal from Pennsylvania Representative Pyle and Representative Reed


Nominated to Public Office by the Framingham Town Council in Massachusetts, 2006

Cultural Council Representative

START Framingham Partnership Representative


Producer and Writer, My Sister the Psychopath, Boston, MA, 2005

37-minute film, shown at the Somerville Theater and at Berkley




Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Anticipated publication date: February 2013. Website:

Formulaic Writing within Genre. Under contract with McFarland for publication in 2013. Website:

Creative Composition. Newburyport: Focus Publishing. Expressed interest in publication.

Book Production Guide (1st and 2nd Editions). Cochran: Anaphora Literary Press, 2012. Website:

Pennsylvania Literary Journal. Editor-in-Chief of Volumes I-IV. 2009-Present.


Improvisational Arguments. 150pp. Burlington, VT: Fomite Press, 2011. Website:

Battle for Athens. 58pp. Cochran: Anaphora Literary Press, 2012. Blurbs and positive book reviews available.


“Interview with Anne Rice.” Pennsylvania Literary Journal. Anaphora: Shantou, Spring 2013 Issue.

“Career Advice: English Faculty Jobs Abroad.” <;. Inside Higher Ed. 21 December, 2012.

“Spotlight: Anna Faktorovich.” [Interview on poetry collection, Battle for Athens.] Boston Literary Magazine. Boston: Boston Literary, November 2012.

“Moving a Publishing Business Abroad.” Independent. Manhattan Beach (CA): Independent Book Publishers Association, January 2013.

“Which Social Media Sites Work Best? Despite the Giant Buzz.” Independent. Pp. 23-24. Manhattan Beach (CA): Independent Book Publishers Association, August 2012.

“Career Advice: Post-Convention Strategy.” <;. Inside Higher Ed. 22 February, 2011.

“Teaching Hypertext Archival Research.” Peer English. Pp. 99-119. Leicester, UK: University of Leicester, 2009.

“Book Review: Pickard, Zachariah. Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetics of Description.” Studies in the Humanities. 36:1, 57(2). Amazon. Indiana: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, June, 2009.

“In Brief: The Pennsylvania Literary Journal.” November/ December 2009 Issue. <;. D-Lib Magazine. 16 November, 2009.  

“Ideas of Beauty in Tasso and Cervantes.” Arboleda, Carlos, ed. The Impact of Don Quijote (1605-2005) on the Culture of the Modern and Postmodern World. Pp. 160-169. Cali: Cartopel, S.A., 2005.

Introductions and Interviews: 9+ Issues of the Pennsylvania Literary Journal. Edinboro: Anaphora Literary Press (EBSCO & ProQuest), 2009-Present.


“Vampire Daichi.” Pennsylvania Literary Journal. Cochran: Anaphora, 2011.

“The Arrest of Binnie the Tractor (The Godfather).” Midwest Literary Magazine. Big Rapids, MI: Midwest Press, 2010.



Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson, AZ, March 2013.

Presentation Panel: “Book vs. Journal Edition and Publishing.”

Modern Languages Association Convention, Boston, MA, January 2013.

Presenting in “Chat with an Editor” session. Receiving Bibliography award.

Mt. SAC Writers’ Weekend: Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, CA, Apr 27-29, 2012.

Guest Speaker: “Independent Publishing in a Big-Fish Market.”

Poetry readings at Small World Books (Venice Beach) and in Downey.

Modern Languages Association Convention, Seattle, CA, January 2012.

Presentation Title: “Subversive Usage of the Scottish Language in Scott and Stevenson’s Rebellion Novels” in the Celtic Languages and Literatures Discussion Group panel.

Modern Languages Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011. Presentation Title: “MLA Bibliography’s Availability to a Larger MLA Audience.” Chaired Panel: “Graduate Students Speak Out about the MLA International Bibliography.” IUP Travel Grant, and other grants. Nominated by the MLA Executive Committee to stand for election for the Discussion Group on Slavic Literatures and Cultures (G041) for a three-year term. Presided over a CELJ “Networking Event.” Led a CELJ “Chat with an Editor” session.

Modern Languages Association Convention, Los Angeles, CA, January 2011. Paper Title: “Narrating Experiences: On the Need for Discussion between Mentors and Job Seekers.” Panel: “Now What?: After the MLA Convention.”

South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 2010. Chaired three panels, and presented for the Graduate Student Forum in English: “Politics and Literature.” The three panels are titled: “American Political Literature,” “British Political Literature” and “World Political Perspectives on Literature.” Presented on: “British Political Literature.” IUP Career Development Grant.

South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 2010. Secretary (2010) and Chair (2011). Panel: “Critical Thinking in the Rhetoric/Composition Classroom, Session I.”

English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference: A River Runs Through Us: Exploring the Poetics of Place, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, PA, October 2010. Title: “Place in the Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania.” In-state IUP Travel Grant.

Jimmy Stewart Museum Anniversary Celebration, Indiana, PA, April, 2010. “Introduction and Discussion on the Oscar-Winning comedy, The Philadelphia Story (1940).”

South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November, 2009. Title: “Political Journalism and Libel.” Panel: “Non-Fiction Prose: The Rhetoric of Reality.” IUP Graduate Professional Development Grant.

South Atlantic Modern Languages Association Convention, Atlanta, GA, November, 2009. Title: “Poems.” Panel: “Graduate Poets’ Circle.” Secretary for the “Graduate Poets’ Circle” and for the “Graduate Student Forum in English.”

English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities Conference, Shippensburg, PA, October 2009. Title: “Hypertext.” Displayed the Pennsylvania Literary Journal on an individual table, alongside with the Book Vendors, for both days of the conference. In-state IUP Travel Grant.

Southern Women Writers Conference, Mt. Berry, GA, September 2009. Title: “Antebellum Abolitionist Southern Women Writers.” IUP Travel Grant. Panel Moderator for “The Conjuring South.” Performed an excerpt from my novel, The Achi Revolution at the Open Mic.

Texas Tech University Migration Conference: United States Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Lubbock, TX, April 2009. “Chemical Warfare: Drugs and Disease as Tools of Colonialism and Mass-Poisoning.” IUP Travel Grant.

British Women Writers Conference, Lafayette, LA, April 2005. “Marie Correlli’s Mysticism.” USC Travel Grant.Panel Moderator.

Don Quixote Conference, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, April 2005. “Similarities and Differences in Cervantes’s and Tasso’s Literary Theory: The Birth of the Novel.” Conference paper published in the conference journal.USC Travel Grant.

TECHNICAL SKILLS                          

Blackboard, MyPEAK, Moodle, Doodle, TurnItIn, WebCT, ADP Portal, PeopleSoft

Ektron webmaster (certified by IUP)

WordPress, Google Page Creator

CPA tax accounting (TurboTax) and order processing

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint (+video, audio), Access, Outlook, Publisher

Adobe CS6: InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat Connect, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Bridge

Maya 3D animation

Final Draft


Composition, Technical, Creative and Journalistic Writing

Genre Studies

Literature Generalist

British Literature

American Literature

Transatlantic Studies

Political Literature



Association of American Publishers

Independent Book Publishers Association

Council of Editors of Learned Journals

Modern Languages Association

South Atlantic Modern Languages Association

Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties

United States Association of Commonwealth Literatures and Language Studies

English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities


Professor John Brantingham

Mt. San Antonio College

654 Pinecrest Lane

Walnut, CA  91789


Dr. Christopher Kuipers

English Department

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Leonard Hall, Room 110/ 421 North Walk

Indiana, PA  15705-1015


Dr. Signe O. Wegener

Department of English

University of Georgia

300 Park Hall

Athens, GA 30602-6205


Dr. David Alff, Editor

McFarland and Company

Box 611

Jefferson, NC  28640


Dr. Barbara Chen

Director, Bibliographic Information Services

Editor, MLA International Bibliography

Modern Languages Association

26 Broadway, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10004


William Fairchild, Director

University of South Carolina
Ted Mimms Foreign Language Learning Center
Humanities Classroom Building 101
Columbia, SC 29208



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