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LTC Deborah Daley

Academy Professor


LTC Daley graduated from Virginia Tech in 2004 and commissioned as an Adjutant General Officer. Her most recent operational assignments include serving as a Brigade S1 (Senior Human Resources Officer) and as a G1 Plans and Operations Chief. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Leadership Studies from Virginia Tech, master's degrees in English Literature from the University of Virginia and in Human Resource Management from Webster University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Literature from the University of Kentucky.

Ongoing Research Projects

My current research focuses on war stories and narratives by women and women of color.

Publications & Presentations

Conference Presentations:
“Reclaiming `I' in Nicole Goodwin's War Poetry," Kentucky Gender Women's Study Conference, University of Kentucky, February 2022.

“Home Away From Home? War Spaces in Helen Benedict's Sand Queen,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), Las Vegas, NV, November 2021.

“Gazing at Veterans in Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Sand Queen," American Literature Association (ALA), Boston, MA, May 2017.

“You Have Another Life! Journeying to the Past in Ready Player One, ”American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Seattle, WA, March 2015.

“All You Can Do is Watch: Addiction to War in the Graphic Novel," American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), New York University, March 2014.

"The Space of the New Woman in Amy Levy's The Romance of a Shop," Midwestern Victorian Studies Association (MVSA), Washburn University, April 2011.

"The Space of the New Woman in Amy Levy's The Romance of a Shop," University of Maryland Graduate Student Conference, March 2011.

Panels and Guest Lectures:

“Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth,” guest lecture for Special Topics Elective EP390 (Great War Memoirs), Instructor: Colonel Michael Stoneham, United States Military Academy Department of English and Philosophy, November 2014.

“Reading and Teaching Toni Morrison’s Home at the United States Military Academy,” Panelist, One Book/One New Paltz event at SUNY New Paltz, November 2013.

Veterans Day guest speaker, Y’s Women in Westport, CT, November 2013.

Sophocles’ Antigone, Women, and Performance, guest lecture for EN102 Literature, Instructor: Dr. Karin Roffman, United States Military Academy Department of English and Philosophy, March 2013.