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Kelsey Virginia Dufresne

Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media

Biography

My background is rooted in English education - specifically for secondary edu - and English literature with a focus in 20th century American poetry and digital humanities. I am extremely passionate about community, education, and accessibility. With that, I enjoy (and hope to continue) creating digitally-accessible pedagogical tools or thinking through new ways to learn. 

Publications

Book Chapters:

​Lee, Crystal, Kelsey Dufresne, and Laura Jacobs. "Writing Girlhood: Narratives of Healing Among Adolescent Girls in a Community-Based Organization." Genders, Cultures and Literacies: Understanding Intersecting Identities, 2020, Routledge/Taylor & Francis. under review.

​Lee, Crystal, Jose Picart, Nina Schoonover, and Kelsey Dufresne. "Partnering and Writing with Youth in Community Organizations." Literacy Across the Community: A Handbook of Research and Praxis. under production.

Articles:

Dufresne, Kelsey. "Tracing Multimodal Mediation of the Sublime in Wilkinson and under review Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes (1810)." Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. under review.

​Lee, Crystal, Kelsey Dufresne, and Jackie Relyea. "'They are Doers': Writing to Advocate with Immigrant Youth." Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. under review.

​Dufresne, Kelsey. "Buried and Stifled History: The Dorothea Dix Hospital Cemetery as a Space of Marginalization." Markers. under review.

​Cervantes, Andrea, Briza Cruz, Kelsey Dufresne, Kevin Garcia-Galindo, Aldo Galvan Hernandez, Crystal Lee, Nina Schoonover, and Luis Zavala. "Poets as Proponents: Creating Safe Spaces for Minorities." Fringes. under production.

​Lee, Crystal, Jose Picart, Nina Schoonover, and Kelsey Dufresne. "The Power of Youth Voices: Bringing a Publishing Curriculum to Your Classroom." Friday Institute of Educational Innovation, North Carolina State University. 2020 [Education Brief]. https://www.fi.ncsu.edu/resources/the-power-of-youth-voices-bringing-a-publishing-curriculum-to-your-classroom/

​Dufresne, Kelsey. "'Holding on to Hope and A List': Collages from COVID-19." Dispatch from Quarantine, A Remote Zine, 2020. https://indd.adobe.com/view/f0c67507-f7a3-466c-83ee-a19fb70155d6

​Dufresne, Kelsey. "You’re Hurting Me: Disability and Disabling Experiences with Property and A Land More Kind Than Home." North Carolina Folklore Journal, vol 67, 2020.

Books Published with the Literacy & Communtiy Initiative:

Marrero, Angelique, Desiree McClarnon, Kelsey Dufresne, and Crystal Lee. (Eds.) A Leg Up with CORRAL Riding Academy. Raleigh, NC: Literacy and Community Initiative, 2020.

​Dufresne, Kelsey, Crystal Lee, Nina Schoonover and Jose Picart. (Eds.) The Voices of Our People: Nuestras Verdades. Raleigh, NC: Literacy and Community Initiative, 2019.

​Lee, Crystal, Nina Schoonover and Kelsey Dufresne. (Eds.) Strong and Unbroken. Raleigh, NC: Literacy and Community Initiative, 2019.

Presentations

"Anchorholds, VR Technology, and the English Student on an Engineering Campus." Modern Language Association, Borrowed Tools for Digital Scholarship and Pedagogy. Toronto, Canada, 2021.

​Dufresne, Kelsey and Crystal Lee. "‘I Still Believe in Myself’: Amplifying the Voices of Marginalized and Underserved Youth." Modern Language Association,  #OwnVoices in Children’s and Adolescent Literature. Toronto, Canada, 2021.

"Dream Reading: Don Welch and Paul Otero." Don Welch Teachers Conference. Kearney, NE. [canceled due to COVID-19]

​Dufresne, Kelsey, Paul Watts-Offret, Crystal Lee, and Jose Picart. "‘I am Part of This Dream’: Publishing Student Narratives to Promote Equity in North Carolina." NC State University Gender & Equity Research Symposium. Raleigh, NC, 2020.

"The Edges of My Mother: Teaching Frieda Hughes and Sylvia Plath." Northeast Modern Language Association: Sylvia Plath is Perfected: Recent Directions in Plath Studies. Boston, MA, 2020. 

​"In the Anchorhold: Creating VR Spaces to Embody Julian of Norwich’s Writing and Positionality." NC State University 15th Annual Graduate Research Symposium. Raleigh, NC. [canceled due to COVID-19]

Schoonover, Nina, Kelsey Dufresne, and Crystal Lee. "Empowering Student Exploration in Community-Based Organizations: Guiding Youth in Advocating, Writing, and Sharing their Journeys through a Publishing Curriculum." National Council for Teachers of English Annual Conference. Baltimore, MD, 2019.

​Schoonover, Nina, and Kelsey Dufresne. "Bringing a Publishing Curriculum to your Classroom with the Literacy and Community Initiative." American Education Week, Raleigh, NC, 2019.

International Whitman Week, The Transatlantic Walt Whitman Association, New York City, May 26th - June 2nd, 2019. 

"Langston Hughes: Artistic Archive - Tracing Visual Culture in Poetry, Prose, and Art." American Literature Association Conference: Langston Hughes Society. Boston, MA, 2019.

"Langston Hughes and an Artistic Archive." AGES Conference. North Carolina State University, 2019.

"Womanhood, Witches, and Wonder: Utilizing Visual Media to Deconstruct Shakespeare’s Leading Women of Macbeth." NCSU Gender Symposium, 2019.

Projects

Designer and Logistical Lead, "Beyond the Fierce Flames: Sylvia Plath at Dorothea Dix Park,” Raleigh, NC, 2020.

​Exhibit Curator, “When MLK and the KKK met in Raleigh” Gallery, North Carolina State University, 2019-2020. 

​Project Coordinator / Research Assistant, Juntos Hispanic Literacy Group and the Literacy and Community Initiative College of Education, North Carolina State University, 2018-2020. 

​Content Contributor and Analyst, The Don Welch Digital Archive, @donwelch.net, 2019-2020.

Content Creator and Designer, Julian of Norwich VR Anchorhold, Omeka and Unity, 2019.

​Content Creator and Designer, Langston Hughes Artistic Archive, North Carolina State University, 2018.

Education

M.A. English Literature 

North Carolina State University, 2020

                               

B.A. English: Secondary Teacher Education

North Carolina State University, 2018