ACADEMICS

Jacqueline Morrill

Instructor

Jacqueline Morrill is an English alum of WSU with a Masters of Fine Arts in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poetry has been published in a variety of print and online journals such as The Worcester Review, Best Indie Lit New England and Radius: Poetry From the Center to the Edge. In 2014 she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for her poem "Family Values," inspired by the real life tragedy of Andrea Yates. She also won second place in the 2019 Worcester County Poetry Association Frank O'Hara Contest judged by Rachel McKibbens for her poem "Unhinged." Her first essay "The Hovel Condemned: The Environmental Psychology of Place in Horror" appeared in Dark Forces at Work: Essays on Social Dynamics and Cinematic Horrors published by Rowman & Littlefield. Jacqueline primarily teaches composition courses (Writing I, II and Honors Composition) but has also taught courses such as Creative Short Fiction and FYS: Surviving the Horror Film. Her research and writing lead her down the dark path of horror narrative inspired by true-crime, slasher cinema and the occult. Her deep fascination with the horror genre has lead her to present on and chair panels at both HERA and NEPCA with WSU students since 2018. She believes in presenting out of the classroom opportunities to students, especially undergraduates, to creatively express their combination research and personal insight, as well as seek networking connections for the future.

Education

2012
Sarah Lawrence College
Poetry
AA
2009
Worcester State University
English
AA
Skills Poetry Composition Short Fiction Horror

Achievements

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Frank O'Hara Poetry Prize
2019 Second Place
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Publications

  • Papers
Papers
"The Hovel Condemned: The Environmental Psychology of Place in Horror" as part of Dark Forces at Work: Essays on Social Dynamics and Cinematic Horrors Read More

Research

HERA Conference: “The Ravaged & Savage: Examining the Role of Female Vigilantism in Rape Revenge and Exploitation Films”

NEPCA Conference: “Evolving Identities of the Final Girl: Virgins, Whores & Savages in Slasher Horror”

Film & History Conference: “The Hovel Condemned: The Environmental Psychology of Place in Horror”

Courses

EN-101

College Writing I


College Writing I focuses on writing as critical inquiry, reflection, and communication. Students practice the fundamentals of effective writing, emphasizing planning, drafting, revising, and editing. (Required of all students unless exempted by the English Department)
3 credits
EN-102

College Writing II


College Writing I focuses on writing as critical inquiry, reflection, and communication. Students practice the fundamentals of effective writing, emphasizing planning, drafting, revising, and editing. (Required of all students unless exempted by the English Department)
3 credits
EN-190

Writing Lab


An introductory literature course responsive to current interests or controversies
1 credit
EN-202

Honors Composition


Focuses on writing development for academic success and citizenship, emphasizing rhetorical analysis, information literacy, and academic and public discourse. Honors students only.
3 credits