Dr. Valerie Lipscomb

Title: Associate Professor

Area of Interest: English

Phone: 941-359-4718

Curriculum Vitae: CV

Email: lipscomb@sar.usf.edu

Office: SMC C258

Dr. Valerie Lipscomb is an Associate Professor of English at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Dr. Lipscomb teaches British and American literature. In 2016, Palgrave Macmillan published her book, Performing Age in Modern Drama, the first monograph to examine age and aging as performance in contemporary plays. Her co-edited collection of essays, Staging Age: The Performance of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film, also was published by Palgrave. Her articles have appeared in such journals as Modern Drama, the International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, and Age, Culture, Humanities. Dr. Lipscomb regularly presents papers at conferences of organizations such as the Modern Language Association and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. She earned a Ph.D. from USF Tampa with concentrations in modern literature and teaching composition. Dr. Lipscomb serves on the Executive Committee of the Modern Language Association Age Studies Forum and as Vice Chair of the North American Network in Aging Studies.