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MemberThomas K. Boerigter

I am looking to research second language reading acquisition-especially intermediate Spanish. Also, I have finished a short annotated anthology of one-act plays by Emilio Carballido for intermediate/ low advanced students that needs a publisher. I would like to see models of study abroad programs with an eye toward language acquisition programs that integrate well with local organizations for service learning and/or service projects. Lastly, I would like to see models that allow for oral comprehension assessment for program curriculum development and assessment.

MemberMarie-Therese Abdelmessih

Director, MA Program in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies,
KU College of Graduate Studies,
Member of the International Advisory Board & Associate Editors of CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
Member of Board of Trustees, International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)
Interests: Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies – Intermediality – Middle Eastern Literature and Art

MemberMargot Mellet

I’m currently a Ph.D student in French Literature at the University of Montréal in Research-Creation. My research is devoted to the “palimpseste gesture” as a model of intermedial connection in Literature. As scientific coordinator of the Canada Research Chair in Digital Textualities, I coordinate more specifically the collaborative digital publishing project for the Palatine Anthology.

MemberDebra Rae Cohen

I spent many years as a journalist and critic before returning to academe, and much of my current work is concerned with the conversations and intersections between modernist literature and the mass media of the period. My co-edited collection, Broadcasting Modernism, examines the centrality of radio to modernist literary culture. I am now at work on “Sonic Citizenship: Intermedial Poetics and the BBC,” which extends the work of Broadcasting Modernism to explore the relations between the BBC and interwar print cultures. A former editor of Modernism/modernity, I continue to edit the modernism/activism blog “In These Times” for the journal’s Print Plus platform.

MemberChristopher Lukasik

…The Image in the Text: Intermediality, Illustration, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature. In progress….

Christopher J. Lukasik is a Provost’s Fellow for Fulbright Faculty Awards and an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Purdue University, specializing on the literary and visual cultural history of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Atlantic world. He has received over fifteen fellowships, including long-term awards from the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston University Humanities Foundation, the Purdue Research Foundation, and the Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture at the University of Virginia. He has presented over 90 papers on three continents and his work has been published in over a dozen journals. He is the author of Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) and he is currently working on a new book project entitled The Image in the Text: Intermediality, Illustration, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature.

MemberRegina Schober

I am Assistant Professor (Akademische Rätin) at the American Studies Department of Mannheim University (Germany). I have published the book Unexpected Chords: Musico-Poetic Intermediality in Amy Lowell’s Poetry and Poetics (2011) and co-edited the special issue Network Theory and American Culture of Amerikastudien (with Ulfried Reichardt and Heike Schäfer, 2015), the special issue Data Fiction: Naturalism, Narrative, Numbers of Studies in American Naturalism (with James Dorson, 2017) as well as the book The Failed Individual (with Katharina Motyl, 2017). My research interests include network aesthetics and epistemologies, literature of the information age, failure and American literature, cultural negotiations of the quantified self, adaptation studies, and the public humanities.

MemberJoao Silva

I am a musicologist researching the popular entertainment and music in the Portuguese Empire. I am especially interested in the ways a mass leisure culture was created and linked to the ideas of nation and cosmopolitanism. The way technologies such as recorded sound and film interacted with the urban auditory landscape under the sway of modernity is also an important part of my work, which studies how boundaries between the stage, the city’s streets and the home were crossed by an ever-changing musical repertoire. Theatrical songs, urban popular music, traditional music, film music and dance music were commodified in several media and became part of Lisbon’s everyday life, revealing a constant negotiation between local, regional, and transnational styles. Moreover, I study the role intermediality played in making popular entertainment ubiquitous.