MemberKaila Rose

I am a thoughtful, detail-oriented, and charismatic person dedicated to quality work founded on intellectual integrity and creative rigor. I value independent work as well as collaborative engagement, and my years as a graduate student and a university writing instructor taught me how to seek balance between the two. I am a Byronist, first and foremost, and am most influenced by the theoretical works of Georges Bataille, Paul de Man, Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, Maurice Blanchot, and Julia Kristeva. My scholarship focuses mainly on British Romantic poetry and Post-Structuralist Literary Theory and Criticism. As a Romanticist, I remain invested in aesthetics––both in visual and linguistic production––and my skills in close rhetorical analysis allow me to apply critical strategies to improve both my work as well as the work of my colleagues and students. I strive to rethink common assumptions about literature and language through analysis that interrogates the presentation of narrative and authorial identities and the stability of rhetorical expression. I trace Romantic aesthetics and affects from past to present iterations in popular culture, finding moments that resist and rupture hegemonic paradigms. I am also a painter . . . and I sell wine.

MemberMohammed Imtiyaz Khan

I am an Indian presently teaching in Saudi Arabia. I’m interested in Poetry of William Wordsworth, John Milton and Shakespeare’s Sonnets.
British literature of the long eighteenth century.Writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.The English Romantic Period, Comparative Studies in Romanticism and the 19th Century. Graphology: Apart from teaching poetry I do handwriting analysis, you can find out more about it on my FB page ” Graphology – Handwriting Discovers Personality “.

MemberNicholas Mason

Nick Mason is Professor of English and, since 2012, Coordinator of the European Studies program at BYU. He specializes in British literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly the Romantic period. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on Romanticism, he also frequently offers classes on British literary history, the British novel, and contemporary Europe. His recent publications include Literary Advertising and the Shaping of British Romanticism (Johns Hopkins, 2013) and a collaboratively produced digital edition of William Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes (Romantic Circles, 2015). His other major publications include an anthology of Romantic-era satires; a six-volume edition of poetry, tales, and criticism from Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazineand a Broadview edition of Edward Kimber’s 1754 transatlantic novel The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. AndersonHe has also published articles in such journals as Modern Language QuarterlyNineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Symbiosis.

MemberNishi Pulugurtha

I am Associate Professor and Head, Department of English, Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College.  My Ph. D was on Coleridge’s poetry from the University of Calcutta.I have  completed two projects – on poetry written in English in nineteenth century Bengal and on diaspora poetry. I am now working on my third project on understanding cultural practices in Telugu films that deal with the diaspora.  I have an Associateship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. My research areas are British Romantic literature, Postcolonial literature, Indian writing in English, literature of the diaspora and film. I have presented papers at national and international conferences in India and abroad and has published in refereed international and national journals. I also write on Alzhenimer’s and travel.

MemberElizabeth Oldfather

I am L.M. McKneeley Assistant Professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where I specialize in British and American literature of the long eighteenth century. I work on the psychology of reading and imagination, especially experiences of literary transport, presence, and flow, which I study both historically and through cognitive and neuroaesthetic approaches.

MemberDenae Dyck

I am a PhD candidate and sessional instructor in the Department of English at the University of Victoria. My research and teaching interests include nineteenth-century British literature and culture, literature and religion, and life writing. At the University of Victoria, I have been instructor of record for Victorian Poetry (2019) and Academic Reading and Writing (2018; 2020).