Vanessa Osborne is an Assistant Professor in The Writing Program at the University of Southern California. She has also been affiliated with USC’s Department of American Studies and Ethnicity and the General Education Program. She currently also serves as the Writing Faculty member for USC’s Geographic Information and Spatial Sciences Institute. Her areas of interest include celebrity,food studies, media culture, twentieth-century American literature, composition pedagogy and visual rhetoric.
- Ph.D. American Literature, University of California, Irvine, 9/2007
- M.A. English, UC Irvine, 2002
- B.A. English, UCLA, 6/1996
Research, Teaching, Practice, and Clinical Appointments
- Assistant Professor (Teaching), USC,
- Lecturer, University of Southern California, 2008-08-2019-08
- Osborne, V. G. (2011). Marx on the Mountain: Pleasure and the Laboring Body in Ang Lee’s Brokeback Mountain. The Brokeback Book Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.
- Osborne, V. G. “”The Logic of the Mannequin: Shop Windows and the Realist Novel”. The Places and Spaces of Fashion, 1800-2007 London: Routledge, 2008.186-199
- Osborne, V. G. (2017). Review of The Slow Professor. Currents in Teaching and Learning.
- Osborne, V. G. (2016). The Pregnant Body and Utopian Social Organization in Meridel Le Sueur’s The Girl. Tusla Studies in Women’s Literature. Vol. 35 (2)
Other Service to the University
- Undergraduate Writing Conference Panel Moderator,