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MemberJoshua Pederson

…”  Religion and Literature.  Fall 2019.

“Trauma and Narrative.”  Cambridge Critical Concepts: Trauma and Literature.  Ed. Roger Kurtz.  Cambridge University Press, 2018.

“Speak, Trauma: Toward a Revised Understanding of Literary Trauma Theory.”  Narrative.  Fall 2014.  Winner of the 2014 James Phelan Award, designating the best essay of the year in Narrative, the journal of the International Society for the Study of Narrative.

“The Writer as Dervish: Sufism and Poetry in Orh…

religion and literature, the Bible, the contemporary novel, and trauma theory

MemberJulie Thompson

My research focuses on Shakespearean stage performance, Shakespearean literary studies, and gender in Shakespeare analyzed through the lens of psychoanalytic (Jacques Lacan, Julia Kristeva), feminist (Judith Butler, Kaja Silverman, Sara Ahmed), and postcolonial (bell hooks) theories. I am developing research projects in the areas of trauma theory, YA dystopian fiction, virtual reality, and feminist pedagogies. Currently, I am involved in a research project intersecting all of these areas and I am writing an article deconstructing the Lacanian gaze through operatic performance.   

MemberKyle Taylor Lucas

American Indian and Canada First Nations Studies Intersection of Colonial Oppression and Trauma Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Urban Indian Survival Indigenous and Post-Colonial Studies Indigenous Women and Generational Trauma Criminal Justice System Reform Dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex Political Economy and Justice History of Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial U.S. Women of Color and Feminist Theory Environmental Justice Wild Salmon Recovery Water as a Human Right

MemberSara Hallisey

I have taught widely at various colleges and universities in New England and have taught at Marymount since the Fall of 2018. I specialize in the high Victorian period, as well as colonial and post-colonial literature and theory. My research revolves around the British women writers of the Raj period and their use of India as a cultural commodity. Currently, my  research interests have involved the study of epigenetics and the idea of inherited trauma in literary discourse.

MemberGreg Forter

…Companion to William Faulkner, ed. John T. Matthews (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015), 92-106 “Colonial Trauma, Utopian Carnality, Modernist Form: Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things and Toni Morrison’s Beloved,” Contemporary Approaches in Literary Trauma Theory, ed. Michelle Balaev (New York: Palgrave, 2014), 70-105 “Barry Unsworth and the Arts of Power: Historical Memory, Utopian Fictions,” Contemporary Literature 51.4 (2011): 777-809“Freud, Faulkner, Caruth: Trauma and the Politics of Literary …

American Literature, Modernism, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Psychoanalysis, Black Atlantic Studies, Indian Ocean Studies, Caribbean Literature, Contemporary Literature, South African Literature

MemberCarly L. Crouch

I am currently David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where I teach and research in a number of areas relating to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and Hebrew language and exegesis. My research focuses on the intersection of theology, ethics, and community identities, with a historical focus on the social and intellectual world of ancient Israel and a contemporary interest in the relevance of this work for twenty-first century ethics. I am especially interested in integrating insights from other disciplines, such as anthropology, refugee studies, and postcolonial theory, into biblical studies. This has led to monographs examining the intersection between creation theology and ethics in the conduct of war (War and Ethics), the social context of Deuteronomy’s distinctively Israelite ethics (The Making of Israel), and the relationship between oaths of loyalty to the Assyrian king and Deuteronomy’s emphasis on exclusive loyalty to God (Israel and the Assyrians), as well as a co-authored volume analysing scribal translation practice in the Iron Age (Translating Empire, with Jeremy M. Hutton). My current project incorporates trauma theory, social-scientific research on involuntary migration, and postcolonial theory to understand the consequences of the Babylonian exile on Israel and Judah, developing previous work on Israelite identity and theology and on the prophets. I also have interests in Genesis, the Psalms, and the prophets. My previous post was at the University of Nottingham (UK), where I directed the Centre for Bible, Ethics and Theology, bringing together biblical and historical scholars with systematic and philosophical theologians to address contemporary issues in theology and religious studies. I have held research fellowships at Keble College and St John’s College in Oxford and at Fitzwilliam College and Gonville and Caius College in Cambridge.