Graduate Students

Rebecca Aberle

Rebecca Aberle

Ecocriticism and Environmental Justice; 20th and 21st Century American Literature; Poetry and Poetics; Craft Studies

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Andrew Alquesta

Andrew Alquesta

Twentieth-century American and Transatlantic literature; humor and satire; democracy and politics

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Inayah Avant

Inayah Avant

Contemporary African American Literature; Southern Studies; Ecocriticism

 

Omid Bagherli

Omid Bagherli

The contemporary novel and film, the aesthetics of historical recovery (memory, archive, documentary), critical theory (psychoanalysis, Marxism).

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Jacob Cartwright

Jacob Cartwright

19th century British and American Literature, Print Culture, Literature and Science

Neela Cathelain

Neela Cathelain

Theory of the novel, migration, transnational literature

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Kyung Seo Chung

Kyung Seo Chung

Eighteenth century British Literature, Novel, Materialism and Culture

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Charles Clements

Charles Clements

20th-century Irish and British literature; novel form; minimalism; the grotesque; sexuality and transgression; women in surrealism; occultism and epistemology.

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Paul Driskill

Paul 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.

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Morgan Easterly

Morgan Easterly

Critical theory; literature and philosophy; feminist, gender & sexuality studies.

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Gayathri Goel

Gayathri Goel

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.

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Jordan Green

Jordan Green

Research interests include long 19th century British literature, history of science and medicine, women’s writing, and gender and sexuality. More information can be found on her personal website.

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Gursheen Guron

Gursheen Guron

The long 19th century British literature; decolonial/post-colonial studies; spatial analysis; marginalization and liminality; aesthetics; critical race theory; gender and sexuality

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Hannah Herndon

Hannah Herndon

Multi-ethnic US literature; women’s writing about sexual violence; girlhood; sound studies and the politics of listening; race, gender & sexuality

Dissertation working title: "Listening to Survivors: Multiethnic American Women’s Writing about Sexual Violence (1797-2019).”

Publications include: "'Be wary the delusions of fancy': Silencing and Rape Culture in Foster's The Coquette" in #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Assault and Rape Culture, eds. Heather Hewett and Mary Holland (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming October 21, 2021)  and Review of Adulthood and Other Fictions: American Literature and the Unmaking of Age by Sari Edelstein, Modern Language Review, vol. 115, no. 3, 2020, pp. 707-708.

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Sarah Iuli

Sarah Iuli

18th and 19th century British Literature, ecocriticism

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Ketan Jain

Ketan Jain

Queer and critical theory; writings on history; negativity; film and visual studies; ecocriticism; postcolonial literatures.

Spencer Lane

Spencer Lane

19th- and 20th-century American literature, ecocriticism, environmental aesthetics, ecological ethics

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Jessica Maloney

Jessica Maloney

Medieval literature; Arthuriana and chivalric romances; Ecofeminism; Feminine space in the natural environment

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Kara McCabe

Kara 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.

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Joanna McQuade

Joanna 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.

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Roshad Meeks

Roshad Meeks

Black Literary Studies and Eco-Criticism (in English, Arabic and Spanish)

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Lee Nevitt

Lee Nevitt

The 19th-Century American Novel, Queer Theory, Regional Literatures, Sex and Sexuality, Architecture, and Cinema Studies

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Casey O'Reilly

Casey O'Reilly

Victorian Literature, Gothic Literature, feminist theory, queer theory

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Emily Palermo

Emily Palermo

Contemporary American literature, southern studies, affect theory, ecocriticism, and the sociology of literature

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Taylor Parrish

Taylor Parrish

Contemporary Anglophone and Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, & Food Studies

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Jared Pence

Jared Pence

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.

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Miguel Rivera

Miguel Rivera

Caribbean literature, 20-21st century American literature, Lacanian psychoanalysis, critical race theory, detective fiction, and other genre fiction

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Zoe Perot

Zoe Perot

Turn of the century/modernist British and American literature, the novel, social psychology, transatlantic exchanges.

Publications include "Trains, Strains, and Constraints: Women and Trains in North and South, Middlemarch, and Tess of the D’Urbervilles" , published in The Rail, the Body and the Pen: Essays on Travel, Medicine and Technology in 19th Century British Literature, a book by McFarland Press (August 13th, 2021).

Lauren Rizzuto

Lauren Rizzuto

Environmental Justice, genre, narratives of childhood

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Rahul Sen

Rahul Sen

Psychoanalysis, queer studies, critical theory, modernisms

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Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith

Renaissance literature; Edmund Spenser; the epic; allegory; materialism; animal studies.

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Nicola Solly

Nicola Solly

Disability studies; women’s mental health; 20th and 21st century British literature; madness in literature; feminist theory

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Bailey Spencer

Bailey Spencer

20th century poetry and poetics; women in modernism; medical humanities; queer theory.

 

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Rebekah Waalkes

Contemporary American literature; theories of reading; book history; literary theory; race, gender, and sexuality studies

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Brandon Wernette

Brandon Wernette

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

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Ashley Wilcox

Ashley Wilcox

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

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Gillian Wood

Gillian Wood

19th century British literature