Jaime Warburton

Jaime Warburton

Assistant Professor, Department of Writing
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:Poetry, Lit Theory, Fan Studies
Phone:(607) 274-3599
Office:405 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

Jaime  has also been a flute teacher, writing tutor, lexicographer, and underpaid barista. In 2006, she received the Thomas Lux Grant in recognition of excellence in both teaching and the written word, and in 2007 was nominated as one of the year's Best Emerging Poets. Jaime can sing along with any song from 1995, but does most of her singing with Bella Voce (formerly the Fingerlakes Women's Chorale); she also teaches pre-ballet at CSMA.

Jaime has mentored Stillwater, our literary journal, and chaired the WomenSpeak conference; she has also sat on the Diversity Awareness Committee and the Women's and Gender Studies steering committee. Currently, Jaime is the faculty advisor to IC's spoken word group Spit That!, the music zine Cake, and the first collegiate chapter of She's Fit to Lead. She also co-ordinates the college's student Writing Contest.

Her scholarly writing "Her/Me/Draco Malfoy: Tween Fangirl Communities and their Fictions" opens the section of Girl Wide Web 2.0: Revisiting Girls, the Internet, and the Negotiation of Identity on Girls as Cultural Producers. Jaime's poetry has recently been featured in journals such as The Collagist, The Nervous Breakdown, decomP , Word RiotPrick of the Spindle, Gargoyle MagazineWomen Arts Quarterly, and The Southeast Review. Her short fiction has appeared in Storyscape and the journal of the Modern Language Society, and a chapbook of her poems, Note That They Cannot Live Happily, is available from Split Oak Press. She has been featured on the public radio show Out of Bounds in the summer of 2011, when she was also the judge for the Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry chapbook competition. 

Her classes include Academic Writing I, which draws on themes of modern American lives as source material while emphasizing critical thinking; Argument; Writing the Personal Essay; Poetry I; Poetics; Women and Writing; and Introduction to Creative Writing. She also teaches two personally developed classes: the Ithaca Seminar Fantasy, Fandom, and Fans: Exceeding Our Own Lives, and Writing the Poetry of Social Justice. During the summer, she teaches Writing the College Application Essay as part of IC's summer college for high school students, and in 2016, she takes over directorship of the Ithaca Writers Institute, our two-week intensive creative writing workshop for high school aged writers. 



  • M.F.A. Writing, Sarah Lawrence College
  • B.A. Writing, Ithaca College, summa cum laude
  •        Minors in Women's Studies and Honors

Professional Societies

  • Modern Language Association
  • Popular Culture Association
  • International Writing Centers Association
  • Children's Literature Association
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Some Conference Paper Presentations

  • En Pointe or Off-Base: Rebooting Noel Streatfeild's Ballet Shoes (NeMLA, March 2012)

  • Seeing Coraline: How We Visualize a Heroine (From Pippi to Ripley, April 2011)
  • Gendering Robot Romances: From Artoo and Threepio to Wall-E and Eve (PCA/ACA National 2009)
  • Compulsory Heterosexuality, Compulsory Mediocrity: The Queerness of the Gifted Girl (ChLA International, 2008)
  • White Daughters, Native "Fathers": Indian Captivity Narratives in Children's Literature (ChLA International, 2007)
  • The Fandom of Christ: Searching for Belief in Christian- and Fan-Fiction (PCA/ACA National 2007)



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