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Rebecca AberleRebecca Aberle | Download CV
Ecocriticism and Environmental Justice; 20th and 21st Century American Literature; Poetry and Poetics; Craft Studies
Andrew AlquestaAndrew Alquesta
Twentieth-century American and Transatlantic literature; humor and satire; democracy and politics
Omid BagherliOmid Bagherli
The contemporary novel; film; memoir and travel narratives; literary theory; aesthetics of globalization/the world
Jessica BrownJessica Brown | Download CV
20th and 21st century American and transnational literature; postcolonial theory; globalization; urban spaces and popular culture
Graeme CallowayGraeme Calloway | Download CV
20th Century British Literature; Modernism; sci-fi; the invasion novel; mass culture. Dissertation working title: "Invading Modernism: The Invasion Novel and British Modernism
Neela CathelainNeela Cathelain | Download CV
Theory of the novel, migration, transnational literature
Charles ClementsCharles Clements | Download CV
"Literature Without Relation: Immanence and Expression in Modernity and its Aftermaths" explores the metaphysical assumptions of 20th-century Irish and British fiction with a particular emphasis on the issues of form and non-knowledge. His other interests include Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, women in surrealism, occultism and epistemology, sexuality and transgression, the grotesque, and Samuel Beckett.
Shannon DerbyShannon Derby | Download CV
Travel Literature and Theory; 19th and 20th Century British Literature; Irish Literature and Culture; World Literature in English; Modernism and Empire; Spatial Theory; Gender and Postcolonial Studies
Paul DriskillPaul Driskill
Paul received his MA from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2017. He is interested in how nineteenth-century British literature and science represented humans and non-human animals. His dissertation considers how mixed-species individuals embodied anxieties about the post-Darwinian status of humans.
Morgan EasterlyMorgan Easterly
Modernism, fin de siècle, feminist & sexuality studies, literature & philosophy
Gayathri GoelGayathri Goel | Download CV
In Gayathri's dissertation entitled "Entanglements: Radical Kinship for Ecological Liberation," she examines representations of inter-species interactions in World Literature. Her interests include Anglophone and World Literature, Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, Political Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies.
Gursheen GuronGursheen Guron
The long 19th century British literature; decolonial/post-colonial studies; spatial analysis; marginalization and liminality; aesthetics; critical race theory; gender and sexuality
Genevieve P. HayGenevieve P. Hay | Download CV
Genevieve received her B.A. in American Culture Studies and English from Washington University in St. Louis. Research interests include 19th and 20th century American literature, music, and material culture.
Hannah HerndonHannah Herndon | Download CV
Multi-ethnic US literature; women’s writing about sexual violence; girlhood; sound studies and the politics of listening; race, gender & sexuality
Jennifer HorwitzJennifer Horwitz | Download CV
Multi-Ethnic U.S. Literature; Ecocriticism and Environmental Justice; Critical Pedagogy and Place-Based Education; 20th and 21st Century American Literature
Sarah IuliSarah Iuli | Download CV
18th and 19th century British Literature, ecocriticism
Spencer LaneSpencer Lane
19th- and 20th-century American literature, ecocriticism, environmental aesthetics, ecological ethics
Jessica MaloneyJessica Maloney | Download CV
Medieval literature; Arthuriana and chivalric romances; Ecofeminism; Feminine space in the natural environment
Kara McCabeKara McCabe
B.A. and M.A.T from Union College, M.A. from Middlebury College. Research interest include Early Modern literature, Shakespeare, cultural criticism, history of the book, race, and the female body and maternity.
Joanna McQuadeJoanna McQuade
Global twentieth and twenty-first century women’s writing; the politics of beauty; the aesthetics of resistance; oppositional femininity; US South-Global South relations.
Roshad MeeksRoshad Meeks
Black Literary Studies and Eco-Criticism (in English, Arabic and Spanish)
Lee NevittLee Nevitt
The 19th-Century American Novel, Queer Theory, Regional Literatures, Sex and Sexuality, Architecture, and Cinema Studies
Casey O'ReillyCasey O'Reilly | Download CV
Victorian Literature, Gothic Literature, feminist theory, queer theory
Emily PalermoEmily Palermo
Contemporary American literature, southern studies, affect theory, ecocriticism, and the sociology of literature
Taylor ParrishTaylor Parrish
Contemporary Anglophone and Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, & Food Studies
Jared PenceJared Pence | Download CV
Ph.D. candidate specializing in nineteenth-century American literature. His scholarship focuses on urban literature, new materialism, thing theory, ecocriticism, and psychoanalysis. His dissertation explores nineteenth-century conceptualizations of space and place in American literature, particularly the city and urban space.
Miguel RiveraMiguel Rivera
Caribbean literature, 20-21st century American literature, Lacanian psychoanalysis, critical race theory, detective fiction, and other genre fiction
James RizziJames Rizzi
Early modern drama, poetry, philosophy; materiality studies; dramatic representations of domestic violence; labor and identity formation

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Lauren RizzutoLauren Rizzuto
Environmental Justice, genre, narratives of childhood
Alexander RuggeriAlexander Ruggeri | Download CV
Aesthetics; British and American Modernism; Critical Theory; Phenomenology; Sound Studies; Voice and Music
Rahul SenRahul Sen | Download CV
Psychoanalysis, queer studies, critical theory, modernisms
Bradley SmithBradley Smith
Renaissance literature; Edmund Spenser; the epic; allegory; materialism; animal studies.
Nicola SollyNicola Solly
Disability studies; women’s mental health; 20th and 21st century British literature; madness in literature; feminist theory
Rebekah WaalkesRebekah Waalkes | Download CV
Contemporary American literature; theories of reading; book history; literary theory; race, gender, and sexuality studies
Brandon WernetteBrandon Wernette | Download CV
B.A. and M.A. from New York University. Research interests: British Romanticism; aesthetics; negativity; lyric theory; poetry and poetics; critical theory; post-structuralism and deconstruction; sound studies; William Wordsworth
Ashley WilcoxAshley Wilcox | Download CV
B.A. in English and B.A. in German Studies from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Research interests include 19th century novels and violence, trauma, and memory studies