Toby Altman (Northwestern University)
Toby Altman is a 5th year PhD candidate at Northwestern University, where he is currently completing a dissertation titled “Text out of Joint: Toward a Diachronic Poetics.” He is the author of four chapbooks of poetry, including recently, Tender Industrial Fabric (Greying Ghost, 2015) and Same Difference (Shirt Pocket Press, 2015).
Caroline Boreham (McGill University)
Caroline Boreham is a Masters student in English at McGill University where she studies the Victorian novel. Her current focus is on the narrative function of letters and the epistolary mode in nineteenth-century fiction and in film.
Davide Carozza (Duke University)
Davide Carozza is a PhD candidate at Duke University beginning a dissertation on how early English novels were thought to influence, even physiologically change, their readers. Of particular interest are the novels of Daniel Defoe, the Henry Fielding vs. Samuel Richardson debates that began in the mid-eighteenth century, and the early-century periodicals The Tatler and The Spectator. He is examining how these texts are shaped by and helped shape early modern notions of infection and epidemiology. His secondary research interests include science studies and the intersection of science and literature, the philosophy of mathematics, and the concept of infinity, understood mathematically and otherwise.
Jaclyn Carter (University of Calgary)
Jaclyn Carter is a first-year PhD student at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Her dissertation proposes to examine performances of ambivalence in Anglo-Saxon and Old Norse colonial texts produced during, and as a result of, the Viking raids. More broadly, Jaclyn’s research interests include medieval colonization and its effects, and the presence and various roles of women in medieval war literature.
Courtney Chatellier (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Courtney Chatellier is a Ph.D. candidate in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her dissertation considers the circulation and impact of the work of Stéphanie Félicité du Crest de Saint-Aubin, comtesse de Genlis (“Madame de Genlis”) in the United States during the early national period, and the meanings of France and Frenchness in early American literature more broadly. Her research interests include the early American novel, women’s intellectual history, and feminist theory. She is a language lecturer in the Expository Writing Program at New York University.
Julia Cox (University of Pennsylvania)
Julia Cox is a PhD student in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include 20th-century American literature and popular culture, gender studies, and mass media. Her writing has appeared in Popular Critic.
Sean Dotson (University of Chicago)
I am a 2nd year PhD student in the department of English Language and Literature at University of Chicago. I received my B.A. in English from Northeastern Illinois University. I am interested in comics (novels, narratives, and serializations), cinema, and twentieth and twenty-first century American literature.
Sarah Driscoll (Arizona State University)
I have been a graduate student at Arizona State University since 2005, where I received my M.A. in English. I wrote my M.A. thesis on Ernest Hemingway’s relationship to Cuban modernist painter Antonio Gattorno, studying letters both men wrote to one another at the JFK Library in Boston with a grant received from the Hemingway Society. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at ASU, with interests in Latin American literature, Caribbean postcolonial literature, Transatlantic/Interamerican Studies, and early twentieth century American literature.
Rebecca L. Fall (Northwestern University)
Rebecca L. Fall is a doctoral candidate in English at Northwestern University. With the support of a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and honorary Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship, she is presently completing a dissertation entitled “Common Nonsense: The Production of Popular Literature in Renaissance England,” which explores the striking social and political functions of English nonsense writing between 1580 and 1700. Her broader research and teaching interests include the history of popular culture, gender and sexuality studies, digital humanities scholarship, history of the book, and manuscript studies. Her research has been supported by the Huntington Library (Francis Bacon Foundation Fellowship, 2015), the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities (2014-15), Northwestern University’s Graduate School (2014), and the Mellon Institute in English Paleography (2012). Her article on digital editorial practice and Mary Wroth’s manuscript circulation appears in Re-Reading Mary Wroth (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015). Beyond campus, Rebecca works as a PreAmble Scholar at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and volunteers as a tutor at Christopher House Avondale.
John James (Georgetown University)
John James serves as Graduate Associate to the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice at Georgetown University, where he researches poetry and poetics, surveillance theory, and political ecology. His M.A. thesis investigates the complex intersections between experimental poetry, aesthetics, and the burgeoning development of surveillance technologies. He also holds an M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University, where he held multiple fellowships and received an Academy of American Poets Prize. His chapbook, Chthonic, won the 2014 CutBank Chapbook Award and his poems appear or are forthcoming in Boston Review, The Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, Best New Poets, and elsewhere.
Adam Karr (United States Military Academy at West Point)
Adam Karr earned a Bachelor of Science in Latin American History from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 2005, and a Master of Arts in Literature from the University of Virginia in 2014. His primary scholarly interest is Translation Studies and World Literature, in particular, Spanish language literature. Adam is also a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, and contributes book reviews on works written by veterans to various literary magazines and online journals. He currently instructs English and Cultural Studies at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Angus Reid (University of British Columbia)
Angus studies English Literature at the University of British Columbia, located on unceded Musqueam Territory. He is interested in postwar North American and German literature and culture, intersections between psychoanalysis and historical materialism, and theories of anachronism. At the moment, he is in the beginning stages of a collaborative project with Vancouver poet Carolyn Nakagawa, editing a 1986 chapbook by Japanese-Canadian poet and artist Roy Kiyooka.