Jacqueline Doyle


Department of English

MB 2585
Photo of Jacqueline Doyle

Professional Focus

creative nonfiction, memoir and autobiography, American literature (19th, 20th, and 21st century), women's literature


  • Ph.D. in English, A.D. White Fellow, Cornell University
  • M.A. in English, A.D. White Fellow, Cornell University
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Honors in English, Brown University


Fall Quarter 2014
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
ENGL 307101Writing Women's Lives:A WrkshpTTH12:00PM1:50PMMB-2079Hayward Campus View Books
ENGL 46370220th-Century American LitTTH4:00PM5:50PMMB-2099Hayward Campus View Books
ENGL 486001American Fiction to 1914TTH10:00AM11:50AMMB-2519Hayward Campus View Books



"'The Coming Together of Many I's':  Individual and Collective Autobiography in Judith Ortiz Cofer's The Latin Deli," Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer, ed. Lorraine López and Margaret Crumpton Winter (Caribbean Studies Press, 2012), pp. 151-182

"'The Coming Together of Many I's':  Individual and Collective Autobiography in Judith Ortiz Cofer's The Latin Deli," Lifewriting Annual:  Biographical and Autobiographical Studies, 2012, vol. 3, pp. 215-243

"Story as Sacrament:  An Interview with Dorothy Allison," Arroyo Literary Review (Spring 2010), vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 47-63

"More Room of Her Own: Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street," reprinted in Critical Insights: The House on Mango Street, ed. María Herrera-Sobek (Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2010)

"More Room of Her Own: Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street," reprinted in Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street, ed. Harold Bloom (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations series), (New York:  Chelsea House, Infobase Publishing, 2009), pp. 19-50

"Thinking Back Through Her Mothers:  Judith Ortiz Cofer and Virginia Woolf," Woolf Studies Annual, 2009, vol. 15, pp. 91-111

"The Stories Her Body Tells:  Judith Ortiz Cofer's 'The Story of My Body," a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, Summer 2007, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 46-65

"Faces of the Virgin in Sandra Cisneros' Woman Hollering Creek," Things of the Spirit: Women Writers Constructing Spirituality, edited by Kristina K. Groover (Notre Dame, IN:  University of Notre Dame Press, 2004), pp. 256-283

"'These Dark Woods Yet Again':  Rewriting Redemption in Lee Smith's Saving Grace," Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Spring 2000, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 273-289

"Developing Negatives:  Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy," The Immigrant Experience in North American Literature: Carving Out a Niche, edited by Katherine B. Payant and Toby Rose (Westport CT:  Greenwood Press, 1999), pp. 59-71

 "Haunting the Borderlands: La Llorona in Sandra Cisneros' 'Woman Hollering Creek,'" Women, America, and Movement: Narratives of Relocation, edited by Susan L. Roberson (Columbia, MO:  University of Missouri Press, 1998), pp. 62-78

"'A Love Letter to My Motherland': Maternal Discourses in Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters," Hitting Critical Mass: A Journal of Asian American Cultural Criticism, Summer 1997, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1-25

"Assumptions of the Virgin and Recent Chicana Literature," Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1997, vol. 26,  pp. 171-201

"Haunting the Borderlands:  La Llorona in Sandra Cisneros' 'Woman Hollering Creek,'" Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, 1996, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 53-70; also reprinted online in BookRags and eNotes

"More Room of Her Own:  Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street," MELUS: The Journal of The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Winter 1994-95, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 5-35  (won the Katherine Newman Award for the best article in MELUS that year); also reprinted online in BookRags

"(Dis)Figuring Woman: Edgar Allan Poe's 'Berenice,'" Poe Studies/Dark Romanticism,  June/December 1993, vol. 26, nos. 1-2, pp. 13-21

"Liturgical Imagery in Sean O'Casey's The Silver Tassie," condensed and reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism, 1980, vol. 15, pp. 406-07

"Liturgical Imagery in Sean O'Casey's The Silver Tassie," Modern Drama, March 1978, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 29-38; also reprinted online in BookRags


"Mary Magdalene's Tibia," Southern Humanities Review, accepted for publication, forthcoming

 "Imaginary Friends" (with Stephen D. Gutierrez), Grist: The Journal for Writers (2015), Online Companion, Issue 8, accepted for publication, forthcoming

"Dora," Marie Alexander Flash Sequence Anthology, ed. Robert Alexander (Buffalo, NY: White Pine Press, 2014), accepted for publication, forthcoming

"Ariadne on Naxos," The Cossack Review, accepted for publication, forthcoming

"Requiem for a Marriage," Lunch Ticket (Winter/Spring 2015), forthcoming

"The Way I Remember It," Switchback (Fall 2014), issue 20, accepted for publication, forthcoming

"Company Gone," Stone Voices, accepted for publication, forthcoming

"Three Pieces," MadHat Lit, accepted for publication, forthcoming

"Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Woolf?" Mixitini Matrix (2014), vol. 3, issue 2, forthcoming

"Olivia's Ring," Agave Magazine (Fall 2014), vol. 2, issue 2, forthcoming

"Mary Most Contrary," Persimmon Tree (Fall 2014)

"It's a Wonder," Essay Daily (October 6, 2014)

"A Tight Spot," The East Bay Review (Fall 2014), issue 2

"Signs and Portents," The Santa Fe Literary Review (2014), pp. 217-218

"Daffodils," Foliate Oak Literary Journal (September 2014)

"Summer's End," Corium (Summer 2014), issue 17

"Heart Trouble," Forge Journal (Summer 2014), vol. 8, issue 1

"Night of the Virgin" (with Stephen D. Gutierrez, under the pen name Alvarado O'Brien), Timber (2014), vol. 4, pp. 91-94 (also online on the Timber website with an interview, November 2013)

"Memories of the Future," Tic Toc, edited by A.J. Huffman and April Salzano (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), p. 71

"Bare Necessity," Short, Fast, and Deadly (Spring 2014)

"Let's Play a Game," Literary Orphans Journal (May 2014), issue 13

"Laura," Tulane Review (Spring 2014), pp. 47-52

"The Museum of Insignificant Things," The Tusculum Review (2014), vol. 10, pp. 27-32

“Diaspora,” Reed (2014), vol. 67, pp. 178-184

"Solitaire," Willow Review (2014), vol. XLI, pp. 43-50

"You Never Know," Tampa Review Online (May 2014), vol. 2, issue 5

"My Blue Heaven," Temenos (Fall 2013)

"The Victim," Temenos (Fall 2013)

“Summer Fruits,” Mom Egg Review (2014), vol. 12, p. 104

"Couples Counseling," Boston Literary Magazine (Spring 2014)

"Traces of a Life," Kestrel (Fall 2013), issue 31, pp. 44-52

"A Night With No Moon," Raleigh Review (Winter/Spring 2014), vol. 4, pp. 31-35

"Who's Your Stepdaddy?," Jabberwock Review (Winter 2014), vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 36-50

"Morning Song," Scissors & Spackle (2014), issue 12, p. 69

"Stanton's Grievance," Toad Suck Review (2014), issue 4, pp. 129-134

"Lady Lazarus," Tattoo Highway (January 2014), issue 23

"Erasures," DOGZPLOT (January 2014)

"The End of History," Convergence (Winter 2013)

"The Other Woman," Confrontation (Fall 2013), issue 114, pp. 78-89

"Moving Day," The Chaffin Journal (2013), pp. 119-125

"The Girl Who Died," Southern Indiana Review (Fall 2013), vol. 20, issue 2, pp. 85-92

"Losing Time," Cafe Irreal (Fall 2013), issue 48

"Home Cooking," Under the Gum Tree (Fall 2013), issue 9, pp. 90-93

"Doorbells," South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art (Fall 2013), vol. 15, pp. 89-94 (nominated for a Pushcart Prize)

"Nadja," The Milo Review (Fall 2013), vol. 1, issue 2, pp. 141-146

"The Interloper," Bluestem Quarterly (Fall 2013)

"The Twelfth Princess," Luna Station Quarterly (Fall 2013)

"Jack-in-the-Box," Birkensnake (2013), vol. 6, pp. 45-47

"Mirrors and Reflections," Hippocampus (August 2013)

"Tricks of Memory," Pure Slush (July 2013)

"Brief Vision," DOGZPLOT (July 2013)

"The Writer's Romance with Alcohol," The Writing Disorder (Summer 2013)

"The Postcards," Lunch Ticket (Summer/Fall 2013), issue 3

"Summer Siren," Sweet (Spring 2013), vol. .5, no. 3

"The Fortuneteller's Words," Sweet (Spring 2013), vol. 5, no. 3

"Her Mourning," Disembodied Text (May 19, 2013), issue 5

"Pandora's Box," New Plains Review (Spring 2013), vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 129-33

"Light Years Away," Apalachee Review (Spring 2013), issue 63, pp. 35-41

"Famous Writers Groups," The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review (April 26, 2013)

"Standstill," Postcard Shorts (April 10, 2013)

"Meeting the Virgin Mary," Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies (2013), vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 114-23

"Liberty is Just Around the Corner," Atticus Review (March 2013)

"Notes for a Twenty-Something's Memoir," The Rumpus (March 29. 2013)

"Meta-Fictional Pasta," Thin Air Magazine (Spring 2013), vol. 19, pp. 60-70

"Saturnian Lead," reprinted in Tales of the Undead—Suffer Eternal, edited by Nathan J.D.L. Rowark (London: Horrified Press, 2013)

"Green Bean," Grey Sparrow Journal (Winter 2013), issue 15

"The Missing Girl," Vestal Review (Winter 2013), web issue 43, print issue 41

"November Snowfall," CRATE (Jan./Feb. 2013), vol. 9, issue 2

"New Jersey Flora," River Poets Journal (Fall/Winter 2012), vol. 6, no. 2, p. 24

"Punk'd," FICTION on the WEB (December 2012)

"Empty Frames," Subliminal Interiors (December 2012)

"Nineteen Ways of Looking at an Essay," Ninth Letter (November 2012), winner of Ninth Letter online "Study Questions" Meta-Essay Contest

"Step Right Up," Word Riot (November 2012)

"Jack-in-the-Box," Otoliths (Southern Spring 2012), issue 27

"Last Call," Six Minute Magazine (Fall 2012), vol. 2, issue 1, pp. 7-8

"Pizza Hut's First Intergalactic Customer Relations Workshop," Defenestration, October 2012

"The Last Metaphor," Bartleby Snopes (October 2012), Post-Experimentalism issue, pp. 38-39

"The Black Cat," Rosebud Magazine (Autumn 2012), issue 53, pp. 87-92

"The Tyranny of Things," South Dakota Review (Spring 2012), vol. 50, no. 1, pp. 83-89; "Notable Essay" in Best American Essays 2013, ed. Cheryl Strayed (New York: Hougton Mifflin, Harcourt, 2013)

"Left," Tidal Basin Review (Summer 2012), pp. 10-13

"Dancing in Circles," The William and Mary Review (2012), vol. .50, pp. 44-49

"Sentenced to Tell Their Tales," Ampersand Review (July 2012)

"Dutch Double," Rio Grande Review (Spring 2012), issue 39, pp. 53-64

"Saturnian Lead," Weirdyear (April 2012)

"Not a Writer," Red Lightbulbs (Spring 2012), issue 7

"Not Waving," Bluestem Quarterly (March 2012)

"The Great Writer, Unbowed by Fate," Fix It Broken (March 2012), issue 4

"Keening in the Rain," Mused (Spring 2012), vol. 6, issue 1

"The Queen's Secret," Toasted Cheese (March 2012) vol. 12, no. 1

"Premonitions of the Past," "Memories of the Future," The Medulla Review (March 2012), vol. 3, issue 2

"A Message from God," California Northern Magazine (Winter 2011/ Spring 2012), issue 4, pp. 52-55

"You're the One, Baby," Used Furniture Review (December 2011)

"Notes from the," Temenos (Fall 2011)

"Ever After," Melusine (Fall/Winter 2011), vol. 3, no. 2

"The Accident," Bartleby Snopes (December 2011)

"Crosswords," Prime Number (October-December 2011), issue 13

"Geometries," 5_trope, fall 2011, issue 26

"Setting the Scene, or Two Authors in Search of a Character and Some Action," Prick of the Spindle, (September 2011), vol. 5, no. 3

"Crossing the River Lethe," Everyday Genius (September 2011)

“Dwellings,” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (July-August 2011), vol. 40, no. 5, pp. 672-79

"Louanne's Baby," Front Porch Journal (Summer 2011), issue 18 (won First Place in Flash Fiction category of National League of American Pen Women’s Biennial Letters Competition, 2013)

"Confession," 25th Flash in the Pan, Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative (Summer 2011)

"Remembering Mahalia," Blood Orange Review (Summer 2011), vol. 6, no. 2 (won Honorable Mention in Nonfiction category of National League of American Pen Women’s Biennial Letters Competition, 2013)

"At the End," Flashquake (Summer 2011), vol. 10, issue 4, p. 39

"Diego's Shoes," Tattoo Highway (Spring 2011), issue 21 (first place, TH21 "Picture Worth 500 Words" Contest)

"On the Edge of a Hot Flash," Still Crazy (July 2011), vol. 4, issue 2, p. 19

"Adventure," Hamilton Stone Review (Summer 2011), issue 24

"Creating (Non)Fiction," Slow Trains (Spring 2011), vol. 10, issue 2

"Detours," Foliate Oak Literary Journal (May 2011)

"Telling Riddles," The Mom Egg (2011), vol. 9, pp. 104-5

"Five Finger Exercises: Playing with Misery," Eclectic Flash (April 2011), vol. 2, pp. 36-38

"Transference," LITSNACK  (March 13, 2011)

“Psychic Topography,” Thumbnail (Winter 2011)

“Big Dog Muses on Fragments and the Meaning of Life,” Thumbnail (Winter 2011)

"Down the Rabbit Hole," Monkeybicycle (February 2011)

"Blind," elimae (February 2011)

"Sick," Pear Noir! (Winter 2011), issue 5, pp. 73-7

"Getting Over a Prick," DOGZPLOT (November 2010)

"Death by Mating," LITnIMAGE (Autumn 2010), issue 10

"Noonday Robbery at Booneville Savings and Loan," Staccato Fiction (Summer 2010)

"An Earful," River Poets Journal (Summer 2010), vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 22-23

"Who Are You?," Lady Jane's Miscellany (Summer 2010), vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 221-23

 “Dora Dreams of Fire,” “Dora’s First Kiss,” “Dora’s Jewel-Case,” “Dora’s Purse,” “Dora Dreams of Departure,” blossombones (special issue on Freud) (Summer 2010), issue 7

"I've Slipped into the Third Person," Frostwriting (Summer 2010), issue 5

"Benediction," One Page Stories (Summer 2010), issue 3

"Maddy's Suicide Note," SNReview (Winter 2010)

"Keeping a Journal," The Power of Memoir: How to Write Your Healing Story, by Linda Joy Myers  (San Francisco:  Wiley, Jossey-Bass, 2010), pp. 172-77

"She Dreams of Canyons and the Sea," Glossolalia (Winter 2010), vol. 2, no. 2

"Alphabet Soup," Glossolalia (Fall 2009), vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 31-32

"Neighborly Love," SoMa Literary Review (August 2009)

"Mariachis," Oakland Tribune, ANG Newspaper Group (June 6, 2009)

"Seeing Things As They Are," JuiceBox:  A Journal of the Ordinary (Summer 2009), issue 5

"Something's Amiss," Six Sentences (May 2009)

"Conjuring Mary, Twenty Years Gone," flashquake (Spring 2009), vol. 8, no. 3

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