MemberCharles Drozynski

Charles is a lecturer working in the University of West England and a part II architect. In his academic career he has taught and lectured in a number of universities across the UK. His Ph.D. thesis, written in Cardiff University, focussed on the intersections of architecture and post-linguistic schools of thought; in particular those put forward by Michel Foucault as well as Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. His research interests include the entanglements of the subvert in society and architecture as well as the development of new technologies that arise from unconventional ideas. His research seeks to understand the Architectures of the subvert in different contexts such as the Communist states, developing urbanism (focussing on parkour parks) and QUeer architecture.

MemberSören Fröhlich

Blood (History of Medicine, Galenism, Eugenics, Scientific Racism, Racial Statistics, Race, Violence, War, Menstruation, Vampirism, Cannibalism, Ingestion, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, HIV/AIDS, Tissue Economies, Visual Arts, Horror, Political Theory, Phenomenology, Affect)MLA Specialization:
Long Nineteenth Century.Authors:
William Wells Brown, Pauline E. Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Ludwig von Reizenstein, Samuel A. Cartwright, Edward H. Dixon.Theoretical training:
Narrative theory (Narratology, Reader-Reception), Disability Studies, Feminist theory, Political Studies.Theorists:
Michel Foucault, Norbert Elias, Mary Floyd-Wilson.Advisors:
Nicole Tonkovich (co-chair), Michael Davidson (co-chair), Shelley Streeby, Lisa Cartwright, Lisa Lampert-Weissig.Languages:
German (Native), English (Quasi-Native), French (Everyday), Ivrit (Student).Teaching techniques:
Verbal discussion of assigned readings, video lectures, etc. Fundamentals in theory and methodology applied in regular, manageable writing assignments aimed at the completion of a final project. Student presentations of final projects. Thesis-driven final assignments with emphasis on argument and reflection (research paper or essay).

MemberCamilla Hoel

I have a PhD in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh, and have  worked as an associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. I am currently working at the Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy as an associate professor of English. The main body of my research (including my PhD) has been on the reception of unfinished serial narrative and its implications for the figure of the author. I am exploring the function of endings in the reading of narrative texts, and more specifically who has the authority to posit an ending and how the attitude to the perceived authority of the author determines how we react to the unfinished text. The main focus for this research is Charles Dickens’ unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood, but it draws on other Victorian and Edwardian literature as well as the theories of Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Walter Benjamin and others. As an extension of this, I have recently been working on the early fan reception of the Sherlock Holmes stories, seeing ideas of authorship in light of the development of the Holmesian Great Game. In addition, I have recently done some research on contemporary (post-)apocalyptic fiction and ethical choice, and more widely on science fiction literature, ethics and power. Alongside my academic work I am a general bibliophile, a geek, a knitter (& spinner) and a feminist.

MemberDaniel Nutters

“The Organic Ideal and the Romantic Image: Frank Kermode and F.O. Matthiessen.” NeMLA. Baltimore, MD. April, 2017.

“Beginning Again: Michel Foucault and the Limit-Experience.” Forum. Literary and Cultural Theory: Re-turns of Deconstruction. MLA. Philadelphia, PA. January 2017.

“Revising Jamesian Myth.” Allied Organization. Henry James Society: Dead Letters. MLA. Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.

“From the Myth of the Master to the Man of Imagination: Toward a New Jamesian Poetics.” Commemorating James. Henry James Society. Waltham, MA. June 2016.

…from Kierkegaard to Joyce.

Review of Michael Bérubé, The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read. Symplokē 25.1-2 (forthcoming 2017)

“Foucault’s Afterlife.” American Book Review. Review of Michel Foucault, Speech Begins After Death. (forthcoming)

“The Irony of Critique.” American Book Review. 38.5 (July/August 2017). Special Issue “Postcritique.” Review of Jeffrey Di Leo, ed. Criticism After Critique (forthcoming)

“Writing Genius.” American Book Review 38.3 (March/Ap…

Daniel Rosenberg Nutters recently earned his Ph.D. in English from Temple University with a specialization in American and European literature from Romanticism through Modernism and critical theory. He is at work on two interrelated projects: The Humanist Critic: Lionel Trilling and Edward Said and The Man of Imagination: Henry James and Romantic-Modernism.

MemberShelley Tremain

I am disabled feminist philosopher of disability. I specialize in feminist philosophy of disability, Foucault, social and political philosophy, and biopolitics. I am the author of Foucault and Feminist Philosophy of Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2017) and the editor of Foucault and the Government of Disability (University of Michigan Press, 2005, 2015). I am a coordinator of and blogger at Discrimination and Disadvantage, a philosophy blog that highlights issues and concerns about discrimination, exclusion, and underrepresentation in philosophy, where I post Dialogues on Disability, the very popular series of interviews that I am conducting with disabled philosophers.