Science fiction, horror literature & film, ecocriticism, animal studies, feminist theory, contemporary American literature.
My name is Léna Remy-Kovach. I am a Ph.D. Student in North American Indigenous Literatures at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, in Germany. I study the notions of healing and (re)conciliation in contemporary Horror and Gothic Indigenous novels. My current projects include the imagery of hunger and cannibalism in contemporary Native horror literature, the commodification of Native American monsters in Horror television series, and the use of traditional Euro-American creatures and tropes in modern Horror by Indigenous writers from Turtle Island.
… of Horror, edited by Francesco Pascuzzi and Sandra Waters, Vernon Press, 2019, pp. 55-73
“Helping Eleanor Come Home: A Reassessment of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.” The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, no. 16, 2017, pp. 67-93
“Body Horror.” Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears, edited by Matt Cardin, Greenwood, 2017, p. 229-30
“Brite, Poppy Z.” Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears, edited by Matt Cardin, Greenwood, 2017, p. 244-5
Brittany Roberts earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of California, Riverside. Her work focuses on 20th- and 21st-century Russian and Anglophone literature and cinema, particularly speculative fiction and the environmental humanities. She is currently preparing her first book, which undertakes a comparative analysis of Russian and Anglophone horror literature and cinema focusing on depictions of humans, animals, the environment, and the ecological and metaphysical dynamics that link them. Brittany has published articles and chapters in The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, The Spaces and Places of Horror, Plants in Science Fiction: Speculative Vegetation, and the forthcoming collection Fear and Nature: Ecohorror Studies in the Anthropocene. She is especially interested in how horror and other speculative fiction genres disrupt the human-nonhuman binary and in how speculative fiction reconsiders, challenges, and reconceives of our relations with other species.
Michael Dale Stokes is a scholar whose work engages with the complex entanglements of disability narratives, science fiction/horror, critical race, and contemporary culture. He is a PhD student at Michigan State University and co-founder of the HIVES Research Workshop and Speaker Series. His work focuses on the relationships of disabled characters in science fiction/horror literature and film from the 1900s to the present with race, queerness, and sexuality. He is particularly interested in how these narratives are (dis)figured as they are remade, rebooted, and rehashed in contemporary literature, film, and television. Michael’s work has been delivered in the Centre for Cultural and Disability Studies’ Disability and Emotion lecture series and published in The Museum of Science Fiction’s Journal of Science Fiction and The Journal of Analogue Game Studies.
Puerto Rican literature, Caribbean studies, Gothic literature, Popular fiction, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Horror film
lifelong learning, public digital humanities, horror, zombies, film, American literature, digital literacies, electronic literature, social media, digital pedagogy, open education.
Horror cinema (especially zombie films), Japanese manga and anime, new media and fandom, LGBTQ literature, feminist and queer theory.
Early modern English drama, Shakespeare, masques, Early modern English literature, Irish literature, theories of space, popular culture studies, video game studies, monster studies, horror studies, zombie studies
Interests include: Mythology, Popular Culture, Comparative Religions, Literature, Fine Arts, Horror, Fantasy, Dystopia, Retro-Futurism, Science Fiction, Pulp Fiction, Cultural Anthropology.
Gladly lerne, gladly teche. Teaching & Research interests:
- Non-canonical medieval literature, especially religious texts
- Early English literature, especially Middle English literature
- Horror and the supernatural in literature
- Comics and graphic novels
- Working-class literature (and more generally social class in literature and culture)
Proudly non-tenure track.