MemberRaul A. Galoppe

My research focuses on the dialogue between gender and genre in literature and the construction of subjectivity. Within the theoretical framework of Lacanian psychoanalysis, feminism, queer theory, and performance, I concentrate on Latin American and Latino film and cultural studies as well as Baroque Spanish drama. I explore representations of women and critical sexualities in Latino cultures as they appear in film, drama, and fiction. While supporting my interest in sexuality as a social construction that takes place when discourse, hegemonic power and desire intersect, this scope allows me to review recent trends in Spanish classical theater and in Latin American cinema.

MemberRuth Z. Yuste-Alonso

Ruth Z. Yuste-Alonso is a PhD candidate in Spanish Studies in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut (Storrs), where she currently works as a graduate instructor for gender and film courses at the Program of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS). Her research interests focus on media analysis of cultural production from a gender lens, including, but not limited to, women’s cinema, contemporary Spanish cinema, feminist film criticism, gender and genre, contemporary Spanish literature, women authors, and feminist media research. I am currently working on my dissertation where I examine the notion of female gaze through film genre in contemporary Spanish women’s film-making. She also collaborates under the direction of Professor Jorge J. Vega y Vega in the research group Lingüística Aplicada a la Docencia de la Lengua Extranjera, su Literatura y su Traducción (Lindolenex). For more information about the research group, please visit 

MemberSusanne Gruss

I work as a lecturer in English literature and culture at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. I hold a PhD in English literature (published as The Pleasure of the Feminist Text: Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter, Rodopi 2009) and have just finished my second book manuscript (The Laws of Excess: Law, Literature, and the Laws of Genre in Early Modern Drama, 2020). My research and publications cover early modern culture and drama (especially revenge tragedy & tragicomedy), early modern piracy, law and literature, neo-Victorianism (and cultural appropriations of the long nineteenth century), (film) adaptation and questions of canonisation, as well as gender studies and questions of genre.

MemberLiberty Stanavage

I work across what I like to jokingly refer to as “the long English Renaissance,” as I have projects that span from the late Medieval to the Restoration, as well as sideline interests in science fiction and Ecocriticism. I primarily deal with drama, although that includes attention to the physical codex, the text itself, and the text in performance. My current research interests include: gender, revenge, and the passions in early modern England; medieval ideas of/around dramatic manuscripts; ballad publics and anti-publics; and the social function of revenge drama.

MemberAndré Carrington

andré carrington is a scholar of race, gender, and genre in Black and American cultural production. He is the Beatrice Shepherd Blane Fellow in the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (2018-2019) and Associate Professor of African American literature at Drexel University. His first book, Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction (Minnesota, 2016) interrogates the cultural politics of race in the fantastic genres through studies of science fiction fanzines, comics, film and television, and other speculative fiction texts. He is currently at work on a second book-length research project, Audiofuturism, on the cultural politics of race in science fiction radio drama and literary adaptation in a transatlantic context. carrington’s writing appears in journals (American LiteratureSouls, and African & Black Diaspora), books (A Companion to the Harlem Renaissance, Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam’s Call), and blogs (Black Perspectives). He is also a contributor to the forthcoming collections Digital Pedagogies in the Humanities and After Queer Studies: Literary Theory and Critical Interpretation. With cartoonist Jennifer Camper, he co-founded the biennial Queers & Comics international conference in 2015. He teaches courses in African American and Global Black Literature, Literary Theory, Black Liberation Movements, LGBT Literature & Culture, Comics & Graphic Novels, and Science Fiction. He’s also a birder.