Contributors

Alexander, Laura

Laura Alexander is Associate Professor of English at High Point University, where she teaches courses on early British literature and culture, fairy tales, world literature, and women writers. She has twice held a national fellowship from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies for research at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has written more than thirty articles appearing in books and journals, including SEL:Studies in English Literature 1600-1900Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre ResearchPapers on Language and LiteratureCEA Critic, and English Studies, among othersShe is the author of The Beauty of Melancholy and British Women Writers, 1670-1720 (2020); Fatal Attractions, Abjection, and the Self in Literature from the Restoration to the Romantics (2019); Lucretian Thought in Late Stuart England: Debates about the Nature of the Soul (2013); and Dangerous Women, Libertine Epicures, and the Rise of Sensibility, 1670-1730(2011).

Boles, William

William Boles is Professor and holder of the Hugh F. and Jeannette G. McKean Chair of English at Rollins College.  He is the editor of After In-Yer-Face Theatre: Remnants of a Theatrical Revolution (Palgrave, 2020) and the author of Understanding David Henry Hwang (University of South Carolina Press, 2013) and The Argumentative Theatre of Joe Penhall (McFarland, 2011).  He currently serves at the Director of the Comparative Drama Conference.

Brown, Kevin

Kevin Brown is 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 Associate Professor of English at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, where he teaches courses on medieval literature and historical linguistics as well as composition. His most recent publications include an article in Traditio, “Dryhthelm’s Desire: Gregorian Compunction and Bede’s Celestial Topography” ( vol.  73, 2018) and “Mæg wið mæge: Drinking with Beowulf,” a chapter in Old English and Continental Germanic Literature in Comparative Perspectives, edited by Larry J. Swain (Peter Lang 2018).

Chambers, Mary-Lynn

As an Associate 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.

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 Assistant Professor of English at Georgia State 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 20 years in Florida.

Lawrence, Lindsy

Lindsy Lawrence is Professor of English at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. She teaches a variety of courses in nineteenth century British literature with a focus on publication history and gender roles. She has published work on Elizabeth Gaskell, serial poetry publication, and Neo-Victorian themes in contemporary television series such as Downton Abbey and Doctor Who. She also has a recent article on critical empathetic writing pedagogy. She is Co-Director of the Periodical Poetry Index.

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, Renée

Renée Pigeon is Professor Emeritus of English at California State University, San Bernardino. Her academic interests include Adaptation Studies, Shakespeare, and crime fiction.  A specialist in Early Modern English Literature with a long-standing interest in pedagogy, she founded Teaching College Literature in 2012.

Reiter, Paula

Dr. Paula Reiter is 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, especially in online coursework.

Robinson, Kimberly Downing

Kimberly Downing Robinson (TCL editor) is Professor of English and Rhetoric & Writing 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. She has most recently published in the Arkansas English Journal, the Fort Smith Historical Society Journal, and Interdisciplinary Humanities.  Her personal and academic interests include rare book collecting, art history, assessment methodologies, both traditional  and online pedagogical innovation as well as editing Teaching College Literature: A Resource Guide.

Sipper, Kristen-Denlinger

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 earned his doctoral degree at Loughborough University. His work has been published in, among others, The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Studies in Comics, Extrapolation, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, The Journal of European Studies, Asian Theatre Journal, Children’s Literature, Science Fiction Studies, and Caribbean Quarterly. He is co-editor of Firefly Revisited (Rowman and Littlefield), Gender and the Superhero Narrative (University Press of Mississippi), and The Search for Understanding: Elie Wiesel’s Literary Works (SUNY Press). He is the author of Reading Art Spiegelman and Shakespeare in Singapore (Routledge). He served as co-director of the Shakespeare Behind Bars program at The Correctional Facility at Fox Hill, Nassau, Bahamas. He is Professor of English at Savannah College of Art and Design.

 

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 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, film studies, and food studies. She is co-editor of a collection of food studies essays published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2015, Devouring Cultures: Perspectives on Food, Power, and Identity from the Zombie Apocalypse to Downton Abbey. Sublette’s recent publications include a chapter on Jordan Peele’s Get Out in the collection Horror Comes Home: Essays on Hauntings, Possessions, and Other Domestic Terrors in Cinema (2019). Her PhD is from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

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 professor Emerita, Rowan University.  Her research interests include the use of constructivist pedagogy in the Social Studies classroom. Her book, William Frantz Public School:  A Story of Race, Resistance, Resiliency, and Recovery in New Orleans (Peter Lang), is forthcoming. Timothy Viator is a professor Emeritus 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 teaches English and Journalism at BASIS San Antonio, a high-rigor college-prep charter school. She earned her PhD from Texas A&M University, and has published and presented papers on American literature, women’s studies, folklore, and film.

Westcamp, Carol

Carol Westcamp is Associate Professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith where she teaches a variety of undergraduate classes, from composition to American literature. She also teaches an environment studies course at the graduate level. She specializes in 20th century American literature, contemporary drama, reality television, and environmental studies. Her PhD is from the University of Arkansas.

Wright, J. D.

J.D. Wright is an instructor of literature at the University of Pittsburgh. His research focuses on the concepts of play and recreation in Renaissance devotional poetry, particularly as they are manifested in the works of George Herbert.