Creative Writing Faculty and Staff
Hometown : Clarendon, Texas
Joined Chatham : 2015
Academic Areas of Interest
American Literature, Southern Literature, Food Studies, Women's Studies, authorship, creative writing
Personal Areas of Interest
Cooking, Running, Yoga, and Baseball (watching!)
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Carrie Helms Tippen is Assistant Professor in the English Department where she teaches courses in American Literature and Creative Writing. Carrie earned her BA and MA in English from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. She taught as an adjunct at West Virginia Wesleyan College and Davis & Elkins College for three years before earning a PhD in English from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Her ongoing book project, Stories of Southern Cooking: Defining Authentic New Southern Identity in Recipe Origin Narratives, examines the rhetorical strategies that contemporary US Southern cookbook writers use to argue for authenticity.
- Ph. D., Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX), 2015
- M.A. Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX), 2008
- B.A. Hardin-Simmons University (Abilene, TX), 2006
- "History and memory: Arguing for authenticity in the stories of Brunswick stew." Food and Foodways. 24.1-2 (2016): 48-66..
- “'Acting It Out Like a Play': Flipping the Script of Kitchen Spaces in Faulkner’s Light in August." The Southern Quarterly. 53.2 (Winter 2016): 58-73.
- “Dinner." Entropy. 16 November 2015. (Featuring art by Grace Hawk)
- “Food Chain.” Entropy. 28 September 2015.
- “‘Squirrel, If You’re So Inclined’: Recipes, Narrative, and the Rhetoric of Southern Identity.” Food, Culture, and Society. (Dec 2014)
- “Dirt.” The Texas Review. Fall/Winter 2010.
- “Home.” The Texas Review. Fall/Winter 2010.
- “The Fire.” Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Spring/Summer 2010.
- Texas Christian University: Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies
- Texas Christian University: Graduate Certificate in New Media Composing and Teaching
- American Studies Association
- South Atlantic MLA
- "The Gentrification of the Abattoir, Or the Chef Goes to the Slaughterhouse." Okra 2 Opera 3: Conference on Southern Culture. Converse College, Spartanburg, SC. April 8-9, 2016.
- “Canon Plus: A Case for Using Cookbooks in Memoir and Autobiography Courses.” MLA Conference, Austin, TX. January 2016.
- “‘You Cook. He’ll Want to Eat’: Resisting Gendered Southern Hospitality in Sanctuary.” MLA Conference (Vancouver, BC). January 2015.
- “‘A Little Less History in Our Hearts’: Arguing Authenticity without History in Garden & Gun.” American Studies Association Conference (Los Angeles,CA). November 2014.
- “Booze and Borderlands: Historicizing Race and Class in the Liminal Spaces of Light in August and Sanctuary.” Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference (Oxford, MS). July 21-25, 2014.
- “The Stories of Southern Cooking: History, Ethnicity, and Authenticating Strategies in Recipe Origin Narratives.” Opera to Okra: Conference on Southern Culture (Converse College, Spartanburg, SC). April 16-19, 2014.