Contributors

Alexander, Laura

Laura Alexander is an Assistant Professor of English at High Point University and teaches “long” eighteenth-century British literature, 1660-1837.

Boles, William

William Boles is a Professor of English at Rollins College and the Director of the Writing Program.  He has been teaching dramatic literature for over 20 years and has authored two books of dramatic criticism, Understanding David Henry Hwang (University of Southern Carolina Press, 2013) and The Argumentative Theatre of Joe Penhall (McFarland, 2011).

Brown, Kevin

Kevin Brown is a Professor at Lee University. He has published a book of scholarship, They Love to Tell the Stories:  Five Contemporary Novelists Take on the Gospels, three books of poetry, and a memoir.  He regularly publishes essays in The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Teaching Professor, Inside Higher Ed.com, and Academe.

Carlson, Erik

Erik Carlson specializes in Anglo-Saxon studies, Germanic philology, and the influence of patristic Latin on the Old English emotional vocabulary. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, where he teaches courses on medieval literature and historical linguistics as well as composition.

Chambers, Mary-Lynn

As an Assistant Professor of English at Elizabeth City State University, Mary-Lynn Chambers teaches composition, rhetoric, and literature.  Her research has a dual focus:  one spotlight is on the rhetorical challenges of online education for African American students, and the second focus addresses the implications of African American Vernacular English on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century literature.

Crew, Louie

Louie Crew, an Alabama native, 75, is an emeritus professor at Rutgers and lives in East Orange, NJ, with Ernest Clay, his husband of 38 years. As of today, editors have published 2,214 of Crew’s manuscripts. Crew has edited special issues of College English and Margins. He has written four poetry volumes: Sunspots (Lotus Press, Detroit, 1976) Midnight Lessons (Samisdat, 1987), Lutibelle’s Pew (Dragon Disks, 1990), and Queers! for Christ’s Sake! (Dragon Disks, 2003).  The University of Michigan collects Crew’s papers.

Crowley, Adam M.

Adam Crowley is Assistant Professor of English at Husson University, where he teaches courses on British literature, Canadian literature, and the Gothic novel. He recently received his PhD from the University of New Brunswick.

Kassorla, Michelle

Michelle Kassorla is a Lecturer at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia.  She received her PhD from Bowling Green State University, and specializes in Ethnic American Literatures and the 20th Century Novel.

Larson, Holly A.

Holly Larson has  taught developmental English, College Composition, and Literature to community college students for the past 10 years in Florida.

Lawrence, Lindsy

Lindsy Lawrence specializes in nineteenth-century British literature, with an emphasis on periodical studies, print culture, and gender studies. She is Co-Project Director of The Periodical Poetry Index: A Research Database of Poetry in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, where she teaches a range of courses in British literature, gender, and cultural studies. Her PhD is from Texas Christian University.

MacDonald, Sarah N.

Sarah MacDonald is a PhD candidate at Kent State University focusing on the life writing of working class British women of the nineteenth century. She is scheduled to complete her degree this December.

Pigeon, Renee

Renee Pigeon (TCL Editor) is Professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino, where she has taught since 1990. Her academic interests include adaptation studies, cinematic Shakespeare, and crime fiction, and she regularly teaches courses focused on those areas.  She has published on Sidney, Shakespeare, early modern prose fiction, and cinematic portrayals of Elizabeth I.  She teaches a graduate-level course in “Approaches to Teaching College-Level Literature.”

Reiter, Paula

Dr. Paula Reiter is an Associate Professor of English at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her doctorate is from Duke University, where she studied nineteenth-century literature. Before coming to Mount Mary, Dr. Reiter taught at Carroll University, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and the University of Illinois. At Mount Mary, Dr. Reiter has served as English Department chair and as chair of the Language, Literature, and Communication Division. Her current research focuses on creative pedagogy.

Robinson, Kimberly Downing

Kimberly Downing Robinson is an Associate Professor of English and Rhetoric at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, where she has taught literature, rhetoric, and composition since 2005. She holds a Doctor of Arts in English from Idaho State University and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Houston-Victoria. Her published works include “Géricault, Tennyson, and the Unreliable Narrator: The Medical Case Study as a Rhetorical Model for Nineteenth-Century Literature and Art” (Interdisciplinary Humanities, 2009) and “An Interdisciplinary Convo: The Iliad and the Odyssey as Conversation Starters” (Oklahoma English Journal, 2012). Her personal and academic interests include rare book collecting, art history, assessment methodologies, and pedagogical innovation.

Sipper, Kristen

Kristen Sipper specializes in children’s literature and Victorian literature, with an emphasis on how the secular revolution affected the children’s book publishing trade in 19th-century Britain. She is Assistant Professor of English at Azusa Pacific University and  holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham.

Smith, Philip

Philip Smith obtained his PhD from Loughborough University. He is co-editor of Firefly Revisited (Rowman and Littlefield) and the author of Reading Art Spiegelman (Routledge). He is currently editing two books: Gender and the Superhero Narrative, and The Novels of Elie Wiesel. He is Assistant Professor of English at The University of the Bahamas where he teaches Children’s Literature and Popular Fiction.

Smyth, Karen

Karen Smyth is Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature at the University of East Anglia, UK. Her published work includes Imaginings of Time in Lydgate and Hoccleve’s Verse (Ashgate, 2011) and Medieval Lifecycles (Brepols, 2012). Her pedagogical research into assessment practices and lecturing techniques has also appeared in print in various journal articles.

Sublette, Cammie M.

Cammie Sublette is an Associate Professor of English and English, Rhetoric, & Writing Department Head at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. She specializes in African American Literature, working class studies, race theory, and food studies. She is currently co-editing a collection of food studies essays titled Consuming Cultures: Food as Identity. Her PhD is from Southern Illinois University.

Swamidoss, Hannah

While completing her PhD at The University of Texas at Dallas, Hannah Swamidoss specialized in children’s literature and has published articles on different children’s authors. At present, she teaches dual-credit classes at Rowlett High School in association with Eastfield College, Texas.

Viator, Martha Graham and Timothy J. Viator

Martha Graham Viator is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Rowan University.  Her research interests include the use of constructivist pedagogy in the Social Studies classroom. Timothy Viator is a professor of English.  His research focuses on British and American drama.  Together they have published on using historical thinking in the literature classroom.

Wells, Kimberly

Kimberly Wells in an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, Shreveport.  She earned her PhD from Texas A&M University, and has published and presented papers on American literature, folklore and film.

Westcamp, Carol

Carol Westcamp is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith where she teaches a variety of classes, from composition to American literature. She specializes in 20th century American literature, contemporary drama, and environmental literature. Her PhD is from the University of Arkansas.

Wright, J. D.

J.D. Wright is an instructor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches Writing in the Legal Professions along with a variety of literature and composition courses.  His research focuses on the concepts of play and recreation in Renaissance devotional poetry.