Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Dissertations

Over the past five years, students receiving PhDs in English—-Literary Studies and Writing Studies—-have completed dissertations that range across the broad field of English studies in their scholarly interests. See below for the authors, titles, committee members, and dissertation deposit dates.

August 2014

Clement, Jill
DEATH, WRITING, AND REMEMBRANCE IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND
Chair: Charles Wright; Renee Trilling, Martin Camargo, Jana Schulman

Fitzgerald, Jill

REBEL ANGELS: POLITICAL THEOLOGY AND THE FALL OF THE ANGELS TRADITION IN OLD ENGLISH

Chair: Charles Wright; Renee Trilling, Martin Camargo, Daniel Anlezark

 

Olinger, Andrea        

STYLING ACADEMIC DISCOURSE: A SOCIOCULTURAL ACCOUNT OF WRITING STYLES ACROSS DISCIPLINES

Chair: Paul Prior; Peter Mortensen, Gail Hawisher, Michele Koven

 

Sheets, Frank 

TALKING BACK: AUDIENCE COLLABORATION AND INTERVENTION IN MODERNIST AND POSTWAR DRAMA

Chair: Vicki Mahaffey; Anna Stenport, Valleri Hohman, James Hansen

 

Walkiewicz, Kathryn 

TALKING BACK: AUDIENCE COLLABORATION AND INTERVENTION IN MODERNIST AND POSTWAR DRAMA

Chair: Vicki Mahaffey; Anna Stenport, Valleri Hohman, James Hansen

 

May 2014

Black, Michael
TRANSPARENT CULTURE IMAGINED USERS AND THE POLITICS OF SOFTWARE DESIGN (1975-2012)
Chair:  Robert Markley; William Underwood, Spencer Schaffner, Melissa Littlefield,       John T. Newcomb

Engstrom, Arja Karoliina
A NOVEL WAY TO LEARN: BLACK EDUCATIONAL FICTION FROM               RECONSTRUCTION TO THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE
Chair:  Dale Bauer, Co-Chair: Stephanie Foote; Nancy Castro, Peter Mortensen

 

Garber, Cecily
FICTION-CRITICISM IN INTERWAR ENGLAND: JUDGMENT, GENDER, AND THE PLURALIST PUBLIC SPHERE       

Chair: Vicki Mahaffey; Hina Nazar, James Hansen, Andrew Gaedtke

 

Lown-Hecht, Tania
ADRIFT AT HOME: NATIONAL BELONGING AND NARRATIVE FORM IN THE            ROOMS OF TWENTIETH-CENTURY BRITISH FICTION       

Chair: Vicki Mahaffey, Co-Chair: Matt Hart; Andrew Gaedtke, Antoinette Burton

 

Mihut, Ligia
STORIES FROM OUR PEOPLE’: IMMIGRANTS, BROKERS, AND LITERACY AS            AFFINITY      

Chair: Catherine Prendergast; Anne Haas Dyson, Kate Vieira, Keith Hitchins

 

Om, Donghee
THE BLACK, BRITISH ATLANTIC: BLACKNESS IN VICTORIAN LITERATURE            

Chair: Lauren Goodlad, Co-Chair: Julia Saville; Robert Dale Parker, Leon Chai

 

August 2013

Fonzo, Kimberly

LATE MEDIEVAL AUTHORSHIP AND THE PROPHETIC TRADITION

Chair: Robert Barrett; Martin Camargo, Karen Fresco, Lynn Staley

 

Gilmore, Shawn

THE INVENTION OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL: UNDERGROUND COMIX AND CORPORATE AESTHETICS

Chair: Michael Rothberg; Cary Nelson, James Hansen, Stephanie Foote

 

Heath, Erin

IN PLANE SIGHT: THEORIES OF FILM SPECTATORSHIP AND ANIMATION

Chair: Ramona Curry; J.B. Capino, Lilya Kaganovsky, Richard Neupert 

 

Herb, Amy

DISCIPLINARY DISCOURSE: EXPLICATING RHETORICAL AND OCIOLINGUISTIC NETWORKS IN THE ARCHIVE AND LIBRARY

Chair: Peter Leslie Mortensen; Gail E. Hawisher, Janet Dixon Keller, Kathryn LaBarre

 

Hoiem, Elizabeth

OBJECT LESSONS: TECHNOLOGIES OF EDUCATION IN BRITISH LITERATURE, 1762-1850

Chair: Ted Underwood; Robert Marley, Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Gillen Wood, Justine Murison

 

Quintana Wulf, Isabel
THE UNDERSIDE OF BORDERS: READING CHICAN@ AND NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE AT THE TURN OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Chair: Richard Rodriguez; Siobhan Somerville, Robert Dale Parker, Jodi Byrd, Nancy    Castro

 

Rouillon, Vanessa
RECONFIGURING RACIAL UPLIFT: CHURCH-SPONSORED AFRICAN AMERICAN RHETORICAL WORK IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY

Chair: Catherine Prendergast, Co-Chair: Peter Mortensen; Alice Deck, Gesa Kirsch Bently

 

Vredemburg, Jason
MOTERCARS AND MAGIC HIGHWAYS: THE AUTOMOBILE AND COMMUNICATION IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE AND FILM   

Chair: Gordon Hutner; Dale Bauer, Tim Newcomb, Jose B. Capino

 

Webber, Martha

CRAFTING CITIZENS: MATERIAL RHETORIC, CUTLURAL INTERMEDIARIES, AND THE AMAZWI ABESIFAZANE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL QUILT PROJECT        

Chair: Peter Leslie Mortensen; Catherine Prendergast, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Spencer            Schaffner

 

May 2013

Behrens, Michael
WOMEN WRITERS, RELIGIOUS RHETORIC, AND THE ORIGINS OF SENSIBILITY IN ENGLAND, 1660-1754
Chair:  Robert Markley; Anthony Pollock, Feisal Mohamed, Catharine Gray

Burns, Michael Sterling
THE RHETORICS OF COMMUNITY SPACE: CRITICAL EVENTS IN CHAMPAIGN-
URBANA'S BLACK FREEDOM MOVEMENT
Chair:  Catherine Prendergast; Peter Mortensen, Rebecca Ginsburg, Clarence Lang

Tuszynska, Agnieszka
STRANGERS FROM WITHIN, STRANGERS FROM WITHOUT: NEGOTIATIONS
AND USES OF SPACE IN AFRICAN AMERICAN AND IMMIGRANT LITERATURES
AND CULTURES, 1900s-1950s
Chair:  Cary Nelson; Robert Parker, Stephanie Foote, James Barrett

Vorhies, Heather Blain
A PHYSIOLOGICAL DEFINITION OF STYLE: SCIENCE, RELIGION, AND WOMEN’S
WRITINGS IN THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC
Chair:  Peter Mortensen; Ned O’Gorman, Robert Markley, Ted Underwood         

Zink, Amanda
FICTIONS OF AMERICAN DOMESTICITY: INDIGENOUS WOMEN, WHITE
WOMEN, AND THE NATION, 1850-1950
Chair:  Robert Parker; Jodi Byrd, Stephanie Foote, Richard Rodriguez

 

December 2012

Holding, Cory
RHETORICAL GESTURES IN BRITISH ELOCUTIONISM
Chair:  Debra Hawhee; and Martin Camargo, Gail Hawisher, Richard Powers, Paul Prior, Ted Underwood

Snow, Spencer
READING THE MAP: GEOGRAPHIC SPACE, READING PUBLICS, AND THE SHAPING OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN IDENTITY, 1803-1898
Chair:  Trish Loughran; and Stephanie Foote, Leon Chai, Nancy Castro

 

August 2012

Bechtold, Rebecca
COMPOSING THE BODY: NARRATIVE IN THE AGE OF IMPROVISATION, 1770-1867
Chair:  Trish Loughran; and Justine Murison, Leon Chai, Gillen Wood

Claborn, John
ECOLOGY OF THE COLOR LINE: RACE AND NATURE IN AMERICAN LITERATURE, 1895-1941
Co-Chairs:  Bill Maxwell, Michael Rothberg; and Stephanie Foote, Spencer Schaffner 

Lee, Merton
ASIAN AMERICAN POETRY, AMERICAN POETRY, AND THE CRITIQUE OF IDENTITY: ASIAN AMERICAN POETRY IN COMPARATIVE CONTEXT, 1887-2005
Chair:  Cary Nelson; and Leon Chai, Lisa Cacho, Matthew Hart

Unger, Mary
MODERNISM AND THE AMERICAN SYSTEM: STANDARDIZATION, UGLINESS, LITERATURE, 1900-1930
Chair:  Dale Bauer; and Robert Parker, Gordon Hutner, Bill Maxwell

Van Renen, Denys
FROM BORDERS TO TOPOGRAPHIES: IDENTITIES AND EXPANSION IN BRITISH LITERATURE, 1620-1750
Chair:  Robert Markley; and Lori Newcomb, Anthony Pollock, Feisal Mohamed, Andrea Stevens

 

May 2012

Alderfer, Sarah
EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY FICTION AND THE PRODUCTION OF SHAME, 1680-1753
Chair:  Robert Markley and Anthony Pollock; and Catharine Gray, Lori Newcomb

Bailes, Melissa
NATURAL HISTORY AND BRITISH WOMEN WRITERS, 1730-1830
Chair:  Melissa Bailes; Robert Markley, Justine Murison, Gillen Wood

Bannon, Jessica
CAPITALIZING ON LITERACY: FEDERAL ADULT EDUCATION POLICY IN THE 20TH CENTURY
Chair:  Peter Mortensen; and Catherine Prendergast, Paul Prior, Kate Vieira

Bowen, Lauren
REWRITING THE AGING BODY:  LITERACY, TECHNOLOGY, AND HISTORY
Chair:  Peter Mortensen; and Gail Hawisher, Melissa Littlefield, Paul Prior

Buck, Amber
LIFE, LEARNING, AND LITERACY ON THE SOCIAL NETWORK:  DIGITAL PARTICIPATORY CULTURE
Chair:  Gail Hawisher; and Paul Prior, Spencer Schaffner, Lisa Nakumura

Colson, Dan
WRITING AGAINST DEMOCRACY: ANARCHIST LITERATURE AND THE APORIA OF REPRESENTATION, 1880-1940
Chair:  Cary Nelson; and Stephanie Foote, Tim Newcomb, Alan Wald, John Marsh

Dennis, Sarah
PROSE FOR ART'S SAKE: CREATING AND DOCUMENTING AN AMERICAN AESTHETIC, 1810 – 1860
Chair:  Patricia Loughran; and Stephanie Foote, Leon Chai, Christopher Freeburg

Henn, Rob
CLASS WORK: NEW YORK INTELLECTUAL LABOR AND THE CREATION OF POSTMODERN AMERICAN FICTION, 1932-1962
Chair:  Bill Maxwell; and Michael Berube, Robert Parker, Kathryn Oberdeck

Morris, Dave
DOMESTIC FAITHS, GLOBAL MISSIONS: POST-SECULAR SCIENCE FICTION AT THE MILLENNIUM
Chair:  Susan Koshy; and Trish Loughran, Jonathan Ebel, Ted Underwood  

December 2011

Boynton, Tom

THE DESPOTISM OF FACT: CELTICISM AND THE TRANSNATIONAL
CRITIQUE OF CAPITALISM IN ENGLAND AND IRELAND, 1865-1954
Chair: Joseph Valente; and Joshua Esty, Vicki Mahaffey, James Hansen, Lauren Goodlad

Lehnen, Carl A.
SEX, AESTHETICS, AND MODERNITY IN THE BRITISH ROMANCE OF ITALY, 1870-1914
Chair: Lauren Goodlad; and Matthew Hart, Hina Nazar, Julia Saville

O’Neill, Kimberly L.
WRITING INSURRECTION: U.S. LITERATURE AND THE POLITICS OF LATIN
AMERICAN INTERVENTION, 1898 TO 2010
Chair: Dale Bauer; and Nancy Castro, Gordon Hutner, Richard Rodriguez

Riede, Austin
PULLING ONESELF TOGETHER: POWER AND CHARACTER IN BRITISH
LITERATURE, 1914-1929
Chair: Matthew Hart, Lauren Goodlad; and Jim Hansen, Jed Esty

Rudolph, Kerstin
“I THOUGHT OF YOU IN HER PLACE”: REPRESENTATIONS OF BLACK
WOMANHOOD IN AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM, 1868-1900
Chair: Stephanie Foote; and Dale Bauer, Bill Maxwell, Erik McDuffie

 

August 2011

Bellwoar, Hannah
SOCIOCULTURAL STUDIES OF BIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE IN EVERYDAY LITERATE LIFEWORLDS
Chair:  Paul Prior; and Peter Mortensen, Melissa Littlefield, Debra Hawhee

Bilbro, Rebecca
ENGINEERING LITERACY: THE PRACTICE OF DISCIPLINE
Chair: Paul Prior; and Bob Markley, Dale Bauer, Spencer Schaffner

DeBarros, Eric
THE LABORS OF HERCULES: EMBODIED LEARNING AND MALE DOMESTICATION IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE AND LITERATURE
Chair: Lori Newcomb; and Carol Neely, Andrea Stevens

Joseph, Terra
A “GREATER BRITAIN”: COLONIAL KIN IN FICTIONS OF SETTLEMENT, 1850-1890
Chair: Lauren Goodlad; and Antoinette Burton, Julia Saville, Hina Nazar

Lyons, Tara
ENGLISH PRINTED DRAMA IN COLLECTION BEFORE JONSON AND SHAKESPEARE
Chair: Carol Neely; and Zachary Lesser, Lori Newcomb, Curtis Perry

Oliverio, Lisa
“LINES OF SPIRITUAL MOTION”: THE REALIZATION OF AMERICAN CATHOLIC FICTION,
1845-1965
Chair: Dale Bauer; and Bob Parker, Stephanie Foote, Jim Hansen

Simeone, Christopher
“BY THE PEOPLE”: REPRESENTATIVE LITERATURE AND DEMOCRATIC
REPRESENTATION IN THE UNITED STATES, 1890-1930
Chair:  Cary Nelson; and Stephanie Foote, Jim Hansen, Bill Maxwell

 

May 2011

Berry, Patrick
BEYOND HOPE: RHETORICS OF MOBILITY, POSSIBILITY, AND LITERACY
Chair:  Peter Mortensen; and Anne Haas Dyson, Gail Hawisher, Catherine Prendergast, Paul Prior

Brubaker, Anne
LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF MATHEMATICS: GENDER AND THE MULTIPLICITY OF MODERNITY
Chair: Robert Markley; and Debra Hawhee, Michael Rothberg, Anthony Pollock

Clark, Stephanie
THEORIZING PRAYER IN ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND: BEDE ANDÆLFRIC
Chair: Charlie Wright; and Renée Trilling, Martin Camargo, Thomas Hill

Gray, Sarah
IRISH DISABILITY: POSTCOLONIAL NARRATIVES OF STUNTED DEVELOPMENT
Chair: Joseph Valente; and Jim Hansen, Vicki Mahaffey, Susan Koshy

Havlin, Natalie
CULTURES OF MIGRATION: RACE, SPACE, AND THE POLITICS OF ALLIANCE
IN U.S. LATINA/O PRINT AND VISUAL CULTURE, 1910-1939
Chair:  Siobhan Somerville; and Richard Rodriguez, Susan Koshy, Lisa Cacho

Lieberman, Jennifer
POWER LINES: ELECTRIC NETWORKS AND THE AMERICAN LITERARY IMAGINATION
Chair: Robert Markley; and Bruce Michelson, Rayvon Fouche, Melissa Littlefield

Looker, Samantha
ENACTING AND INTERROGATING THE “ACADEMIC” IN UNDERGRADUATE LANGUAGE AND LITERACY PRACTICES
Chair:  Paul Prior; and Gail Hawisher, Sarah McCarthey, Spencer Schaffner

Simeone, Michael
AMERICAN GADGETS: CYBERNETICS, CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, AND TWENTIETH-CENTURY US FICTION
Chair:  Robert Markley; and Cary Nelson, Spencer Schaffner, Anustup Basu, Laura Mandell

Stanciu, Cristina
THE MAKINGS AND UNMAKINGS OF AMERICANS: INDIANS AND IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 1880-1924
Chair:  Bob Parker; and Jose Capino, Bill Maxwell, Gordon Hutner

Vincent, Jonathan
DANGEROUS SUBJECTS: U.S. WAR NARRATIVE, MODERN CITIZENSHIP, AND THE MAKING OF NATIONAL SECRUITY, 1890-1964
Chair:  Gordon Hutner; and Cary Nelson, Dale Bauer, Michael Rothberg

 

December 2010

Jernigan, Brandon
'"FORMS OF SOME INTENSER LIFE": GENRE AND IMPERIALISM AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY
Chair: Joe Valente; and Jed Esty, Lauren Goodlad, Jim Hansen

Ridgeway, Franklin
INJURIOUS DISTANCES: MOBILITY, SPACE, REALISM
Chair: Stephanie Foote; and Trish Loughran, Bill Maxwell, Kathryn Oberdeck


August 2010

Brinkman, Bart
BY THE BOOK: BOOK COLLECTING, SCRAPBOOKING AND THE MAKING OF MODERNISM, 1880-1950
Chair:  Cary Nelson; and James Hansen, Trish Loughran, John Timberman Newcomb

Godlove, Shannon
APOSTOLIC DISCOURSE AND CHRISTIAN IDENTITY IN ANGLO-SAXON LITERATURE
Chair:  Charles Wright; and Robert Barrett, Renee Trilling, Marianne Kalinke

Hackman, Paul
THE MEDIA ASSEMBLAGE: THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY NOVEL IN DIALOGUE WITH FILM, TELEVISION, AND NEW MEDIA
Chair:  Michael Rothberg; and James Hansen, Robert Markley, Ramona Curry

Luttfring, Sara
REPRODUCING WOMEN: FEMALE BODILY NARRATIVES AND ENGLISH PATRIARCHIES, 1600-1660
Chair:  Catharine Gray; and Carol Neely, Lori Newcomb, Zachary Lesser

Meyer, Allison
AGENTS OF HISTORY: WOMEN AND ROYAL POLITICS IN EARLY MODERN HISTORICAL NARRATIVES AND PLAYS
Chair:  Lori Newcomb; and Catharine Gray, Carol Neely, Curtis Perry, Brian Walsh

 

May 2010

Craft, Pete
WARFARE, TRADE, AND "INDIANS" IN BRITISH LITERATURE, 1652-1711
Chair:  Robert Markley; and Carol Neely, Anthony Pollock, Andrea Stevens

Dunick, Lisa
SELLING OUT: THE AMERICAN LITERARY MARKET PLACE AND THE MODERNIST NOVEL
Chair:  Stephanie Foote; John Marsh, Bob Parker, Michael Rothberg

Lynch, Suzanne
FROM EXILE TO TRANSCENDENCE: RACIAL MIXTURE AND THE JOURNEY OF REVISION IN THE WORKS OF LYDIA MARIA CHILD, HANNAH CRAFTS, KATE CHOPIN, JAMES WELDON JOHNSON, AND JEAN TOOMER
Chair: Stephanie Foote, Alice Deck; and Cary Nelson, Siobhan Somerville

Moss, Andrew
THE CULTURAL CONSTITUTION OF THE POST-REPUBLIC: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY POLITICS AND NINETEENTH-CENTURY LITERARY FORM
Chair:  Trish Loughran; Leon Chai, Stephanie Foote, Joseph Valente

Olson, Christa
CONSTITUTIVE VISIONS: INDIGENEITY, VISUAL CULTURE, AND THE RHETORICS  OF ECUADORIAN NATIONAL IDENTITY
Chair: Debra Hawhee, Ralph Cintron; and Peter Mortensen, Cara Finnegan, Amalia
Pallares

Walls, Nicole
WHERE LANGUAGE IS MADE: LANGUAGE PLANNING AT THE INTERSECTIONS OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LITERACY AND LANGUAGE WORK
Chair: Catherine Prendergast; and Peter Mortensen, Dennis Baron, Cameron McCarthy

 

December 2009

Damsen, Silver
EROTIC LOVE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROTO-CAPITALIST IDEOLOGY IN EARLY MODERN COMEDY
Chair: Carol Neely; and Michael Shapiro, Lori Newcomb, Zachary Lesser

Girard, Melissa
LINES OF FEELING: MODERNIST WOMEN'S POETRY AND THE LIMITS OF SENTIMENTALITY
Chair: Cary Nelson; and Stephanie Foote, Siobhan Somerville, Jed Esty

Reading, Amity
SOUL AND BODY: READING THE ANGLO-SAXON SELF THROUGH THE VERCELLI BOOK
Chair: Charles Wright; and Martin Camargo, Renee Trilling, Thomas Hall

Tombro, Melissa
PERFORMANCE STUDIES AND THE REINVENTION OF "I" IN COMPOSITION: MOVING MYSELF BEYOND A TEXTUAL MODEL
Chair: Debra Hawhee; and Spencer Schaffner, Julia Walker, Norman Denzin

 

October 2009

Fraiberg, Steven
ENGLISH, ISRAEL, AND GLOBALIZATION: A SOCIOHISTORIC STUDY ON LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL SHIFT
Chair:  Paul Prior; and Gail Hawisher, Michele Koven, Ralph Cintron

Free, Melissa
"THAT INDEFINABLE SOMETHING BESIDES": SOUTHERN AFRICA, BRITISH IDENTITY, AND THE AUTHORIAL INFORMANT, 1883-1924
Chair: Joseph Valente; and Antoinette Burton, Peter Garrett, Jed Esty

Kolkovich, Elizabeth Zeman
WORK IN PROGRESS: GENDER AND POLITICS IN LATE ELIZABETHAN PROGRESS ENTERTAINMENTS
Chair: Carol Neely; and Catharine Gray, Zachary Lesser, Lori Newcomb

McWhorter, Ellen                
UNSAYABLE SOMETHINGS: MODERN AMERICAN POETRY, LANGUAGE, AND THE LOGIC OF EXPERIENCE
Chair: Cary Nelson; and Siobhan Somerville, Julia Walker, James Hansen

May 2009

Borst, Allan
TOWARD NATIONAL IDENTITY: ADDICTION, SUBJECTIVITY, AND AMERICAN LITERARY CULTURE
Chair: Cary Nelson; and Stephanie Foote, William Maxwell, Mark Thompson

Forst, Jean
RADICAL RETREATS:  SENTIMENTALISM, SEPARATE SPHERES, AND THE DOMESTIC TURN IN AMERICAN WOMEN'S FICTION, 1850-1940
Chair: Robert Dale Parker; and Stephanie Foote, Cary Nelson, Bruce Michelson

Stevens, Clint
PAINFUL PASSAGES: DEATH, RITUAL, AND LITERATURE IN POST-REFORMATION ENGLAND
Chair: Leon Chai; and Gillen Wood, Robert Markley, William Underwood

December 2008

Carluccio, Dana
COGNITIVE FICTIONS: THE EVOLUTION OF IDENTITY IN LATE-NINETEENTH CENTURY FICTION AND SCIENCE
Chair: Siobhan Somerville; and Stephanie Foote, Nancy Castro, Robert Parker

Lamanna, Carrie
DISCIPLINING IDENTITIES: FEMINISM, NEW MEDIA, AND 21ST CENTURY RESEARCH PRACTICES
Chair: Hawisher; and Paul Prior, Nan Elizabeth Googin, Ramona Curry

 

October 2008

Allen, Lesley
"INVENTING THE SACRED NATION: SAINT EDMUND OF EAST ANGLIA AND ENGLISH IDENTITY IN MEDIEVAL TEXT AND IMAGE"
Chair: Robert Barrett; and Charlie Wright, Martin Camargo, Anne D. Hedeman

Buell, Marcia
"THE INTERPLAY OF VOICE, IDENTITY, AND RESPONSE AMONG FIVE EAL UNIVERSITY WRITERS"
Chair: Robert Barrett; and Charlie Wright, Martin Camargo, Anne D. Hedeman

Ching, Kory
"OUT OF THE SHADOWS: RETHINKING RESPONSE THROUGH THE INSTRUCTOR-LED PEER CONFERENCE"
Chair: Paul Prior; and Gail Hawisher, Peter Mortensen, Sarah McCarthey

Gossett, Katherine
"FROM MANUSCRIPT TO MULTIMEDIA: ILLUMINATING MEMORY AND RE[IMAGE]NING COMPOSITION"
Chair: Martin Camargo; and Gail Hawisher, Joyce Walker, Anne Hedeman, Joseph Squier

Hultquist, Aleksondra
"EQUAL ARDOUR: FEMALE DESIRE, AMATORY FICTION, AND THE RECASTING OF THE NOVEL, 1680-1760"
Chair: Robert Markley; and Anthony Pollock, Lori Newcomb, Dana Rabin, Tita Chico

Macharia, Keguro
"QUEER NATIVES"
Chair: Siobhan Somerville; and Jed Esty, Bill Maxwell, Matti Bunzl

Misri, Deepti
"READING VIOLENCE: GENDER, VIOLENCE AND REPRESENTATION IN INDIA AND PAKISTAN (1947-PRESENT)"
Chairs: Ania Loomba, Jed Esty; and Simona Sawhney, Antoinette Burton

Starr, Rebecca
"ELFRIC'S GENDERED THEOLOGY IN THE CATHOLIC HOMILIES, THE FIRST SERIES"
Chair: Charles D. Wright; Renee Trilling, Robert Barrett, Lisa M. C. Weston

VanIttersum, Derek
"REASSEMBLING WRITING TECHNOLOGIES: HISTORICAL AND SITUATED STUDIES OF RHETORICAL ACTIVITY"
Chair: Gail Hawisher; and Paul Prior, Peter Mortense, Chip Bruce

 

May 2008

Alexander, Sarah
"SHOPPING FOR PLEASURE: THE FASHION LOVER IN VICTORIAN FICTION"
Chair: Peter Garrett; and Julia Saville, Hina Nazar, Lauren Goodlad

Dahlquist, Mark
"FAIRE SEMBLANTS AND SCANDALOUS WORSHIP: ICONOPOBIA AND THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE "
Chair: Achsah Guibbory; and Lori Newcomb, Robert Markley, Caroline Hibbard

Fratz, Deborah
"DISABLED SUBJECTS DISABILITY: GENDER AND ETHICAL AGENCY IN VICTORIAN REALISM"
Chair: Lauren M. E. Goodlad; and Julia Saville, Hina Nazar, Eleanor Courtemanche

Savage, Elizabeth
"NURSERY OF THE NATION: MOTHERS, MIDWIVES AND NATIONAL IDENTITY ON THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY COMEDIC STAGE"
Chair: Suvir Kaul; and Robert Markley, Carol Neely, Tony Pollock

Tracy, Daniel
"MIDDLEBROW MODERNMISM: PROFESSIONAL WRITING, GENRE, AND THE CIRCULATION OF CULTURAL AUTHORITY IN U.S. MASS CULTURE, 1913-32"
Chairs: Stephanie Foote, Siobhan Somerville; and Robert Parker, William Maxwell

Walker, Marilyn
"WRITING RESISTANCE: THE POLITICS AND POETICS OF BRITISH WOMEN'S ANTISLAVERY VERSE, 1785-1865"
Chair: Antoinette Burton; and Robert Markley, Gillen D'Arcy Wood, Ted Underwood

Walter, Christina
"THE MODERNIST IMAGETEXTt: EMBODYING IMPERSONALITY FROM OPTICS TO AESTHETICS"
Chair: Jed Esty; and Joseph Valente, Jesse Matz, Julia Saville