Kylie Turley

English

4031 JFSB

422-8920

Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

I believe the best teacher will not be able to teach much to someone who does not want to learn . . . and a motivated learner can learn much from the worst teacher. Of course, that does not justify me (when I am the teacher) in being boring, unprepared, unqualified or unprofessional. It means that I believe a critical part of teaching is helping students to care. That can be difficult. But I love words, and I love writing, and I do my best to search for ways to help students want to learn.

Research

LDS Literature and Theory
Book of Mormon
Creative Writing

Selected Publications

• Alma 1- 29 a brief theological introduction. Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. BYU (Provo, Utah), 2020.
• “Alma’s Hell: Ammonihah and the Lake of Fire and Brimstone.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies (2019): 1-45.
• “Yesharah: Society for LDS Sister Missionaries.” Journal of Mormon History 34.1 (2008): 168-203.
• “Wrestling with LDS Motherhood: Evolving Feminism in Josephine Spencer’s ‘To Keep’ and ‘Little Mother,’” Irreantum 9.2/10.1 (2007-2008): 161-174.
• “Rhetoric and Ritual: A Decade of Woman’s Exponent Death Poetry,” Journal of Mormon History 32.3 (2006): 54-81.
• “The Politics of Politics: Remembering Mary Woolley Chamberlain, Mayor of Kanab,” New Scholarship on Latter-day Saint Women in the Twentieth Century, Selections from the Women’s History Initiative Seminars, 2003-2004. Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History and BYU Studies (BYU: Provo, Utah, 2005): 39-49.
• “They’ve Told the Tale: Acquiring and Utilizing Women’s Collections at L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University,” with Connie Lamb and Jennifer Reeder, New Scholarship on Latter-day Saint Women in the Twentieth Century, Selections from the Women’s History Initiative Seminars, 2003-2004. Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History and BYU Studies (BYU: Provo, Utah, 2005): 33-238.
• “Kanab’s All Woman Town Council, 1912-1914: Politics, Power Struggles, and Polygamy,” Utah Historical Quarterly, 73.4 (Fall 2005): 308-328.
• “Untrumpeted and Unseen: Josephine Spencer, Mormon Authoress,” Journal of Mormon History 27.1 (2001): 127-164.

Service

Hey! I love to serve as much as the next girl, but there are reasons why I teach part-time! Nevertheless, I try to serve academically (and it is genuine service because–as a part-time faculty member–this service does not “count” for anything). My major area of service is trying to help my students publish their papers. My favorite non-academic service of recent years is the full-time, 2-year mission my husband and I completed as stay-at-home missionaries.

Citizenship assignments

As a part-time faculty member, I do not have citizenship assignments. However, I am currently working as the Adjunct Faculty Liaison for the English Department. I have a few specific assignments, but mostly I assign myself to make sure my people are receiving whatever support they need to receive so that they can teach the best they can. In the past that has meant scheduling appropriate training, answering questions, and representing part-time faculty viewpoints whenever I can. During 2020 it meant deliberately trying to write hilarious and witty emails to help my people laugh and smile during a worldwide pandemic.