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MemberJon Heggestad

I am a PhD student in the English Department of Stony Brook University. After attending Drake University in Des Moines, IA for my undergraduate studies,  I completed the MA in English: 1850 to the Present program at King’s College London. Continuing to focus primarily on 19th-century literature, I have also been delving deeper and deeper into other discourse as well. Currently, I’m interested in new media studies (especially regarding emerging trends on YouTube), digital mapping, and queer theory.

MemberMark A. McCutcheon

Mark A. McCutcheon, Ph.D., is Chair of the Centre for Humanities and Professor of Literary Studies at Athabasca University. Mark’s debut book of poems, Shape Your Eyes by Shutting Them, was published in 2019 by AU Press; his poems also appear in Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight (U of Arizona P, 2020), the 2019 Rhysling Anthology, and journals like On Spec, Grain, Carousel, and Kaleidotrope. Mark’s monograph The Medium Is the Monster: Canadian Adaptations of Frankenstein and the Discourse of Technology (2018) won the Media Ecology Association’s 2019 McLuhan Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Book. His literary criticism has also appeared in scholarly periodicals like English Studies in Canada, The Explicator, and Continuum, and in books like Popular Postcolonialisms (Routledge, 2019). Mark’s on Twitter and Mixcloud as @sonicfiction. Mark’s research and teaching interests encompass Canadian popular culture and literature, postcolonial studies, copyright, adaptation studies, popular music, and Romantic and Gothic literature. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in 19th-century literature, drama, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, and composition.