Andre Perry is a writer and arts worker. His debut nonfiction book, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, was hailed by NPR as "extraordinary" and Foreword called him "a fresh American voice that demands to be heard.
My scholarship focuses on the British long 18th century and ranges from the 4th-century Sayings of the Desert Fathers to contemporary Gothic fiction. Across my work, I am interested in thinking critically about secularism as an ideology and finding fresh language to speak about religion in its breadth and complexity as we encounter it in literature, the world, and personal experience.
My work focuses on the connections among medieval/Renaissance poetry, economics, and the environment. My current book project, Work, Waste, and Reform: The Political Ecology of the Piers Plowman Tradition, 1350-1600, explores the ways in which medieval poetry about agrarian work informed early colonial ideologies in the sixteenth-century.
Elizabeth Rodriguez Fielder is a scholar of twentieth and twenty-first century transnational American literature and culture. Her teaching and research interests include multiethnic literature and culture, (specifically African American and Latinx Studies), performance studies, women of color feminism, southern studies, and social movement activism.
Phillip Round’s research and teaching in American literature focuses on material practices and discursive crossings. Each of his three books approaches literary practice from within very different contexts.
Jennie Sekanics is an English Ph.D. scholar and TA for Foundations of English at the University of Iowa, where she studies twentieth and twenty first century fiction, feminist theory, and trauma studies.
Meredith Stabel is a PhD candidate in English studying American literature from 1865 to the present. She has also earned the Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. Her interests include Southern diasporic literature and African American literature, with a particular focus on parenthood—or the lack thereof—as a locus of violence and historical weight.
Harry Stecopoulos, Professor of English, teaches courses on modern US literature, culture, and performance, with specific interests in in the novel, cultural studies, and postcolonial theory.
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