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Hilarie Lloyd is in her second year of the Ph.D. program in English at University of Rochester, and before coming to Rochester she was an attorney living in Davis, California for two years. In 2002, Hilarie graduated from Duke University with an A.B. in English with High Distinction in Poetry, and then went on to Cornell Law School, where she graduated with a J.D. in law and a concentration in public law in 2005.

A woman who writes feels too much,
those trances and portents!
As if cycles and children and islands
weren't enough; as if mourners and gossips
and vegetables were never enough.
She thinks she can warn the stars.
A writer is essentially a spy.
Dear love, I am that girl.

-Anne Sexton, from "The Black Art"

As far as academic interests and goals, Hilarie hopes to be a professor rooted in an English Department, while also teaching cross-listed civil rights classes in the law school. She intends to draw connections between progressive legal movements (especially Constitutional Law issues impacting women) and progressive literary movements (especially feminism and American women poets).

Hilarie's academic dream is to teach several different classes, each of which she has fairly detailed fantasies about. One fantasy is to teach Constitutional Law, with a literary, language-based, historical slant. She'd also like to teach a course on feminist theory or feminist jurisprudence. In the non-cross-listed, purely literary arena, she wants to teach a course on contemporary American women poets or American feminist utopias and distopias.

Hilarie also owns a business called "The Enchanted Cabin" that sells gemstone jewelry (some made by Hilarie), rocks and minerals, candles, scarves, incense, and other spiritual decor.

Hilarie is obsessed with world travel. She has studied abroad four times, studying tropical ecology in Costa Rica as a pre-college program, studying Anglo-Irish literature in Cork, Ireland for a semester in college, studying cultural anthropology for a summer in Ghana, and then studying international human rights and comparative constitutional law in India for a summer during law school.

She currently teaches a freshman writing course called "Poetry of Womanhood," where her students become enmeshed in Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Marge Piercy, Joy Harjo, and other American women poets that write about controversial, activist, or taboo subjects. Her students from last semester recently started making video recordings of themselves reading poems that they read for the class, and posting the videos on Hilarie's facebook wall. They did one great three-voice rendition of Marge Piercy's poem, "The Friend." Since then, Hilarie has recorded herself reading some of the poems from the class and uploaded them to her facebook profile. Hilarie is passionate about teaching feminist theory and poetry written by women, and adores her students immensely.

Hilarie is good at strategy games, being funny, acting silly, making jewelry, picking out the best of something, Scrabble, ordering from complicated menus, inventing things, connecting with cats, reading, typing fast, arguing a point, turning lemons into spiked lemonade, stirring up a discussion, comforting friends, cooking, and playing nintendo.

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Favorite Books & Authors:

"The problem is that you can't talk about your private life in the course of doing your professional work. You have to pretend that epistemology, or whatever you're writing about, has nothing to do with your life, that it's more exalted, more important, because it (supposedly) *transcends* the merely personal. Well, I'm tired of the conventions that keep discussions of epistemology, or James Joyce, segregated from meditations on what is happening outside my window or inside my heart. The public-private dichotonomy, which is to say, the public-private *hierarchy*, is a founding condition of female oppression. I say to hell with it."
-- Jane Tompkins, from "Me and My Shadow"

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
- Marilyn Monroe

Favorite Music & Artists:

Radiohead, The Decemberists, Liz Phair, The Killers, The Postal Service, PJ Harvey, Weezer, Regina Spektor, Mary Lou Lord, Wilco, Mirah, Neko Case, Iron and Wine, The Moldy Peaches, etc.

Favorite Movies, Stars & Directors:

I like shows from HBO and Showtime, such as Six Feet Under, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The L Word, The Sopranos, Queer as Folk, etc. I can never remember actor's or director's names well enough to be able to rattle off which ones I like.


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  Ryan D.  says:
Think we could get the rest of our class to start reading poetry for the class blog? I definitely think we should try!
Posted on Tue, 17 Feb 2009 12:01 PM CST by Ryan D.
  Ryan D.  says:
Wow! How'd you get your homepage looking so nice? I can't do a damn thing with mine!
Posted on Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:47 PM CST by Ryan D.
  Joe V.  says:
Thanks Hilarie. Yeah, Davis was great! Hot, but great. Never went to Mishka's. We moved when I was in junior high. But I do remember Woodstock's Pizza and The Grad. And Farmer's Market.

I'm still mad I missed Radiohead when they came to Toronto this past summer. In Rainbows has turned out to be my favorite album of theirs (at least for now).
Posted on Mon, 26 Jan 2009 8:32 PM CST by Joe V.
  Rachel L.  says:
Hilarie! Your profile is so fancy!
Posted on Wed, 21 Jan 2009 4:23 PM CST by Rachel L.
  Luke O.  says:
It just couldn't be done. You couldn't fit that many pieces on the board.
Posted on Tue, 20 Jan 2009 12:24 PM CST by Luke O.
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