I like to say that I teach about writing and I write about teaching, but I actually teach, and write, about a bunch of stuff. My other interests include feminism and systems of oppression, higher education and social justice, and twentieth-century American literature. I plan to teach and write about all of these subjects.
Naomi Greyser is associate professor of American Studies, English and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, as well as executive director of POROI, Iowa’s Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry.
My work involves interrogations of fiction, biography, science, science fiction, and the ethics of writing about other people, animals, and things. My novels include Reproduction, Trinity and Speak. Reproduction (Ecco, 2023), the story of a woman attempting to write a novel about Mary Shelley, then turning, instead, to write a contemporary Frankenstein, will be published in June.
Matthew Helm is a PhD candidate in English studying 20th-21st century American literature. His dissertation explores questions related to media technology and the archive in the works of Christopher Isherwood, John Rechy, Audre Lorde, Andrea Lawlor, Harvey Fierstein, and Tony Kushner.
Ivo Ivanoff is an English Ph.D. candidate and General Education Literature (GEL) instructor at the University of Iowa, where he studies Victorian and British modernist fiction, with additional concentrations in narrative and the self.
Liv Kane is a nonfiction writer and filmmaker interested in exploring the intersections between community storytelling and ecology. She served as the inaugural Writer-in-Residence at the San Antonio Public Library and received the New York Life Award for her work in 2019.
My current book project examines the representation of women’s political activism in South African visual culture. I am committed to creating a hospitable and welcoming space in my classes and to provide students with the resources they need to meaningfully participate.
Brooks Landon is the Interim Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program. A member of the University of Iowa English Department since 1978, he served as DEO (1999-2005) and Director General Education Literature (2006-2013).
I teach courses in Critical Race Theory, Arthurian Romance, premodern images of Jews and Muslims, The Book of Margery Kempe, the Pearl-poet, Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and other topics pertaining to the middle ages and theories of identity formation.
Paige Lewis is author of the poetry collection Space Struck (Sarabande Books, 2019) and co-editor of Last Call: Poems on Addiction and Recovery (Sarabande Books, 2023).
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