Suzy Woltmann, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Composition

Dr. Suzy Woltmann has taught a variety of critical writing and contemporary literature courses. She specializes in disability studies, intertextuality, fairy tales, and the novel. Her first book, Woke Cinderella: Twenty-First Century Adaptations, looks at how contemporary fairy tale adaptations re-envision traditional narratives.


  • Ph.D., Literature, University of California, San Diego
  • M.A., Literature, University of Central Florida
  • B.A., Literature, New College of Florida

Courses Taught

  • College Composition, Writing & Research - WRI 1010

Experience in Field

  • Lecturer, University of California, San Diego
  • Instructor, University of California, San Diego
  • Teaching Assistant, University of California, San DIego
  • Instructor, University of Central Florida
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Central Florida

Professional and Community Involvement


  • American Society of Journalists and Authors
  • American Folklore Society
  • American Literature Association
  • Children’s Literature Association
  • Literature and Film Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
  • Society for the Study of American Women Writers
  • National Women's Studies Association
  • Feminist Literary Society

Awards and Honors


  • Literature Department Dissertation Year Fellowship
  • Foundation for Advancement of Local Writers 
  • University of Central Florida Graduate Student Award for Excellence
  • New College Presidential Scholar
  • National Merit Scholarship 

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications


  • "What’s Past is Prologue: A Revolutionary Approach to Adaptations Studies"


  • Woke Cinderella: 21st-Century Adaptations, Rowman and Littlefield (endorsed by Dr. Jack Zipes as “provocative and insightful”)
  • “The Supernatural and Sexuality in David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows,” The Harbour special issue Estranged Realities, Université de Montréal
  • “‘Beneath It All Something as Yet Unnamed was Coming into Focus’: A Queer Reading of Malinda Lo’s Ash,” Marvels & Tales 34.2 
  • “‘This is My Gift to You’: Aesthetic Value and the Search for Utopia in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide,” MEJO: The MELOW Journal of World Literature 4: 14-21
  • “Wicked Persons: Wide Sargasso Sea, Witchcraft, and Colonial Law,” The Journal of Dracula Studies
  • “‘Transformation is the Rule of Life’: Environment and the Search for Utopia in The Hungry Tide,” Environment and Postcolonialism: A Literary Response, ed. Shubhanku Kochar, Lexington
  • “Appetite, Anatomy, and Desire in Caroline Era Poetry and Theatre,” Humanities 8.2 special issue Regulation and Resistance: Gender and Coercive Power in Early Modern Literature: 89-107
  • “Annie John, the Postcolonial Palimpsest, and the Limits of Adaptation,” Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies 4.1: 138-170
  • Tidbits: One-Page Stories, Tidbits Writing
  • “‘Pointless, Ridiculous Monster’: Monstrous Abjection and Event in ‘The House of Asterion’ and Grendel,” Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural 9.1
  • “Third Gender Agency and Voice: Ideological Diaspora and the Hijra Community,” South Asian Review special issue Growing Up in the Diaspora: South-Asian Children
  • “‘I Can't Pass Away from Her’: Adaptation and the Diaristic Impulse of The Wind Done Gone,” The Diary as Literature Through the Lens of Multiculturalism in America, ed. Angela Hooks, Vernon Press 
  • “Postmodernity in It Follows: Sexuality and Simulacra,” British Fantasy 19: 35-42
  • “Stereotypes, Sexuality, and Intertextuality in Alice Randall’s The Wind Done Gone,” Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies 2.2: 28-51
  • “‘She Did Not Notice Me’: Gender, Anxiety, and Desire in The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” Humanities 7.4: 104-128
  • Cinderella in America: The Evolution of an American Fairy Tale. NCF Collections