Nancy Jay Crumbine

Visiting Associate Professor of English
Visiting Associate Professor of Writing

The interdisciplinary moment when the individual knows s/he is going to die, the humility therein: in literature, in philosophy, on stage, in the classroom, in public speech and discourse. In search of these moments I write and teach, give lots of keynote addresses, act in small parts of great plays, and raise children and sheep. I try always to encourage students into authentic speech. I like humor and song. I dislike dead metaphors, thoughtlessness, and cheap grace.

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Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
B.A. Skidmore College
M.A. Pennsylvania State University
M.A. Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Selected Publications

Humility, Anger, and Grace: Meditations on a Life That Matters, (North Bound Books, 2004)

"Loving the Religious Right Through Its Difficult Times," pp. 9-19, Liberal Religious Education, no. 17, 1997

"Choosing the Child," Valley News, December, 1996

"A Community that One Can Call Home," Valley News, September, 1990

"Christmas," Valley News, December, 1988

Book Review of Second Person Rural: More Essays of a Sometime Farmer, by Noel Perrin, Vermont History, v.51, no.3 (l983), 173-175

"Ignoring Religion: Feminists on Shallow Ground," Feminist Renaissance, v. 2, no.3 (l983)

"Religion and the Feminist Critique of Culture," Wellesley College Center for Research on Women. (1983)

Book Review of Partridge in a Swamp: The Journals of Viola C. White 1918-1941, ed. W. Storrs Lee, Vermont History, v.48, no.4 (January, l981), 248-252

"On Faith," Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: Critical Appraisals, Ed. R. Perkins, University of Alabama Press, l981, 189-203

"On Silence," Humanitas, v.XI, no.2 (l975), 147-165

"A Philosophical Outside on a Theological Inside," Politeia, v.5, no.1 (December, l967)

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