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Balistreri, Christian

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Preservation

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Beljanski, Tanja

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, BA, University of Cologne
    MA, University of Rochester

Interests: Contemporary American literature and film, media and film studies, critical theory, narratology, intertextuality and intermediality, media objects, post-postmodernism, temporalities of the contemporary in popular culture, gender studies

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Boerner, Jay

  • Selznick Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Minnesota

Interests: Film Preservation & Restoration, Silent Cinema, Cinema History

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Bowen, Mead

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Aberystwyth University
    BA, University of Florida

Interests: Anglo-Celtic literature and interactions in the Middle Ages; animal studies and ecocriticism; constructions of wildness in identity and space; borderlands; marginalized figures; monstrosity and race; science and literature

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Brengle, Abigail

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    BA, Michigan State University

Interests: Twentieth-century British and American literature, Modernism, poetry and poetics

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Bronte, Clarence

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Bard College

Interests: romanticism; horror and Gothic literature; science, psychology, and philosophy; gender and sexuality.

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Cho, Seung

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    BA, Soongsil University

Interests: Early Modern Literature; Shakespeare and Renaissance Poetry; Negative Capability and Theology; Tragedy and Philosophy

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Chung, Ka Man

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Hong Kong
    BA, Lingnan University
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Clark, Famous Dylan

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Rochester
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Conklin, Ashley

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Boston College
    BA, University of Connecticut

Interests: Medieval literature; Violence in romance and hagiography; Monstrosity; Marginalized figures

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Crakes, Andrew

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Southern Connecticut State University
    BA, Boston University

Interests: American modernist poetry; Affect theory and psychoanalysis; Digital humanities; Poetry and Cinema

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Davies, Helen

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, BA, Loyola University Chicago
    MA, University of York, UK

Interests: Medieval literature, Maps, Digital Humanities, and Multi-Spectral Imaging

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Delcourt, Steffi

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    BA, Emory University

Interests: Medieval Literature, Middle English Romances, the Arthurian Tradition, Identity, Spatial Theory

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Francisco, Erin

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    MFA, California College of the Arts
    BA, Elmira College

Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, Humor Studies, Environmental Humanities, Critical Race Theory, Public Humanities.

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Fryman, Jayce

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Preservation

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Gilbert, Natina

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    Oberlin College, BA

Interests: Twentieth-century American, Poetry and Poetics

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Grasdalen, Taylor

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    University of Minnesota Duluth, BA

Interests: American literature since World War II, South American literature, rhetoric, debut novels, journalism, short stories

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Green, Meaghan

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, North Central College

Interests: British Literature, Romanticism, Aesthetics and Images

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Harper, Alison

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Chicago
    MA, University of York
    BA, St Hilda's College, Oxford University

Interests: Fifteenth-century popular literature; Medieval household miscellanies; Afterlife of texts, focus on fanfiction and other forms of textual adaptation

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Heflin, Alyssa

  • Selznick Program
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Hess, Lauren

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Hartwick College
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Hidy, Matthew

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Preservation

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Hollis, William

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of North Georgia
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Hubbs, Lauren

  • Selznick Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Rochester Institute of Technology

Interests: Film Preservation

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Ingles, Jarrod

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Asbury University

Interests: Romantic and Victorian Literature; Politics and Poetry; Aesthetics

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Jaime, Shannon

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Whittier College
    MA, University of Rochester

Interests: British Romantic and Victorian Literature; Women Writers; Poetry and Poetics; Lyric and Genre Theory

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Kalish, Devin

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BAAS, Rochester Institute of Technology

Interests: Science Fiction; Mary Shelley; New Wave Science Fiction; Multimedia; Experimental Writing; Utilitarianism; Animal Studies; Existential Risk

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Kingsley, Joey

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University
    BA, College of the Holy Cross

Interests: British Romantic and Victorian Literature; Victorian Studies; Poetry and Poetics

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Koerner, Lydia

  • Selznick Program
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Kohlhase, Emily

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Interests: English Renaissance drama, focus on Shakespeare; Early Modern and Contemporary theatrical practices; Adaptation

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Kraines, Daniel

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, NY University
    MFA, Boston University
    BA, Skidmore College

Interests: 20th Century and Contemporary Literature; Modernism, Poetry and Poetics

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Lang, Amanda

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, St. John Fisher College
    MA, University of Rochester

Interests: Early Modern Literature; Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama; Gender Studies

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Li, Huimin

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Peking University
    BA, Renmin University of China
    MA, University of Rochester

Interests: British and American 19th century; modernism.

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Lloyd, Hilarie

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Duke University
    JD, Cornell Law School

Interests: Feminist Theory and Jurisprudence; Progressive Literary Movements; Politics and Language; Critical Race Theory; Women Writers; Anglo-Irish Literature

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Lowman, Emily

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, College of William and Mary

Interests: Medieval literature, Celtic literature, Arthurian tradition, Old English literature, folklore; temporal theory, spatial theory; critical race theory

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Loy, Eric

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Creighton University
    BA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Interests: Contemporary literature, book history & future, DH, scholarly editing

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Marra, Abbey

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    University of Bristol, MA
    Southern Nazarene University, BA

Interests: Film and Television Studies, Comedy, Gender Studies, Stardom and Celebrity, Popular Culture, Race and Representation

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Martin, Olivia

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Georgia College and State University
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McDonald, Matthew

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Vanderbilt University

Interests: 19th and 20th century American; poetics; fixed verse forms, particularly the sonnet

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Morrice, Santiago

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Mills College
    BA, University of California-Merced

Interests: Contemporary poetry and poetics; translation

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Murray, Seth

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Kent State University

Interests: 19th century American literature; cosmopolitanism & exile; transnationalism; American intellectual history; relations between literature and national identity.

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Nelson, Daniel

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, New York University
    MA, SUNY at Buffalo

Interests: Poetry, Especially Ninteenth-Century British and Twentieth-Century American; British Romanticism

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Nikolis, Anastasia

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Haverford College

Interests: Modern and contemporary literature; Poetry and poetics; Word and image

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Ormsbee, Michael

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Williams College

Interests: 18th and 19th century British literature, narratology, genre theory, literary theory and its history, the Novel

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Paul, Benjamin

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Interests: Twentieth-century British and American literature; transnational modernism; hybrid texts; narratology; poetics; translation

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Powell, Zachary M

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Kansas State University
    BS, University of Kansas

Interests: Film and Media Studies (Silent Film, War Film, Horror Film, Experimental Film) Cultural Studies, Modernism, and Contemporary Literature

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Quinn, Kelsey

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Vassar College

Interests: 19th century British literature, Victorian studies

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Reilly, Meaghan

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, St John Fisher College
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Rich, Robert

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Oregon

Interests: Nineteenth-Century British Literature, History of Economic Thought, Early Science Fiction

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Sadaniantz, Nicole

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: 20th century theatre, modernism, dramaturgy, composition studies

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Sengupta, Oishani

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
    BA, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Interests: Victorian visual culture; illustrated novels; digital humanities; translation studies

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Shukla, Abhishek

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, St. Stephen's College, Delhi
    MA, University College Dublin

Interests: Nineteenth-Century American Literature; History of Ideas; Early American religious thought; Pragmatist philosophy.

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Simon, Miles

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, California State University-Northridge
    BA, California State University-Northridge

Interests: Transatlantic Romanticism; Liminal spaces; Negative capability and theology; History of the daemon; Genre studies; Hybrid texts

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Skwiat, Matthew

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    MA, Drew University
    BA, Kean University

Interests: Rise of the Novel, Victorian Literature and Transatlantic Gothic Fiction

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Soules, Katherine

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    MA, Marshall University
    BA, Cedarville University

Interests: Research interests: contemporary American literature, war & memory, literary theory & history of theory, intellectual history, philosophy, religion, aesthetics, visual art & history

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Sutter, Malaika

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, BA, University of Bern

Interests: Contemporary North American literature, needlework and textiles, intermediality, materiality, gender and queer studies, storytelling and historiography

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Townsend, Dominique

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Pacific Union College

Interests: Twentieth-century British Literature, Modernism, Construction of Mixed Race Identity in Literary Texts, Narrative Identity Construction, Liminal Spaces, Critical Race Theory, Gender and Sexuality

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Valencia, Gabby

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Marymount Manhattan College

Interests: Gender and Sexuality; Twentieth-century fiction; Twentieth-century poetry; Modernism; Women writers; Contemporary novels; Caribbean literature; Hispanic literature; Chicano studies

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Vernetti II, Richard

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Le Moyne College

Interests: Romanticism, American Trancendentalism, Epic Poetry, Film History and Studies, the Grotesque (across multiple periods), American Literature (the “Great American Novel”)

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Wessels, Christian

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MFA, Boston University
    BA, SUNY College at Brockport

Interests: Poetry and poetics

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Woehl, Marcie

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of North Dakota

Interests: New media, public humanities, digital humanities, political rhetoric of the late 60s to mid-70s, and postmodernism.

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Yee, Pamela

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Medieval Literature; Arthurian Tradition; Celtic Mythology; Folklore and Fairy Tale; Historical Linguistics; Gender Studies

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Yochum, Tiffany

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Loyola University New Orleans

Interests: British Literature; politics and the novel; intersection of politics and humor, portrayals of religion in literature; religion and aesthetics

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Zaloom, Rose

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Utica College

Interests: Early Modern/Renaissance British Literature, Dramatic Literature, Representations and Dynamics of Violence, Theatrical Staging, Audience Experience, Prose and Poetic Narrative

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Zaman, Nasheed

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Kansas State University
    BA, North South University, Bangladesh

Interests: Twentieth-century American Literature; African-American Literature; Literary theory

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Zawacki, Alexander

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Bangor University, Wales
    BS, Susquehanna University

Interests: High and late medieval literature, insular romance, multispectral imaging, textual science, the digital humanities