20th Century Literature, Modernist Studies, Fairy Tale and Myth, Mystery and Detective Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Cinema Studies, Museum Studies
…Book ’em: Libraries, Librarians, and Information in Mystery and Detective Fiction (book, work in progress)…
I’m a librarian and professor at Northern Michigan University. I used to be a an English professor at a different institution, and have the distinction (?) of having been tenured and promoted to Professor in two different careers. My research focus is mystery and detective fiction, and I am currently working on a book on libraries, librarians, and information in mystery fiction since 1970.
Elizabeth Foxwell is managing editor of Clues: A Journal of Detection, the oldest US scholarly journal on mystery/detective/crime fiction, and editor of the McFarland Companions to Mystery Fiction series (vol. 8: P. D. James). She also is manager for editorial projects and communications at the Council on Undergraduate Research. A recipient of the PCA Mystery/Detective Fiction Area’s Dove Award for contributions to the serious study of mystery/crime fiction, she writes frequently on mystery fiction and reviews mysteries for Publishers Weekly.
Bonita Rhoads specializes in nineteenth-century British and American literature and culture. She earned her Ph.D. from Yale University in 2009 with a dissertation entitled, “Frontiers of Privacy: The Domestic Enterprise of Modern Fiction,” a study which explores the vital influence of domestic ideology and domestic fiction on modern literary history. Her research interests focus on the experience of modernization and on the nineteenth-century genres that shape and reflect it, including domestic fiction, Gothic literature, crime fiction, Victorian sexology and pornography. While presently revising her dissertation as a book, she has published articles in Pragensia Literaria and in the American journals, Women’s Studies, Poe Studies, Jouvert, and The Henry James Review. Her article, “Poe’s Genre Crossing: From Domesticity to Detection” won the Poe Studies Association’s 2009 Gargano Award for the best scholarly essay on Poe published in a given year. She is co-editor of a volume of collected essays on the work of Serbian filmmaker, Dušan Makavejev, Mysteries of Makavejev: Eros, Ideology, Montage, forthcoming from Litteraria Pragensia Books in February 2014. She has presented research at many international conferences; most recently, she was a panelist for the International Virginia Woolf Society as well as the Poe Studies Association at the 2011 MLA convention in Los Angeles and a panelist for the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society at the 2013 MLA convention in Boston.
Elmore Leonard, Ernest Hemingway, Irish Studies
Shakespeare, Shakespeare Performance, Creative Writing Poetry, Creative Writing Fantasy Romance Novel, Creative Writing YA Detective Fiction.
U.S./North American literature c18-c21
History of literature as a platform for textual practices
Gender and sexuality studies and queer theory
Reception, fan cultures, and public literary culture