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MemberOrchid Tierney

…BA (Hons). University of Otago, 2001
MCW. University of Auckland, 2010
MA. University of Otago, 2013
MA. University of Pennsylvania, 2014
PhD (ABD). University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2019…

A doctoral candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania, Orchid Tierney researches landfills and their relationships to contemporary poetry, poetics, and media. Her dissertation draws on interdisciplinary methodologies from discard studies, media archaeology, and the digital humanities to explore the issues related to contemporary waste displacement and the afterlives of toxic discards in media art and poetry.

MemberJason A. Bartles

Jason A. Bartles is a writer and Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His work has focused on the intersections of literature, politics, and ethics in the 1960s and 70s in Cuba and the Southern Cone. His first book, ARTELETRA: Latin America in the Sixties and the Politics of Going Unnoticed is forthcoming at Purdue University Press. Recently, he has begun work on the cultural archives of the Malvinas/Falkland Islands and the potential for utopian thought today.

MemberJulie Beth Napolin

I teach modernism, sound studies, and film & media at the New School. I am a postdoctoral fellow in the Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania, working on a project titled, “The Sound of Yoknapatawpha: An Acoustic Ecology.” I am particularly interested in the history of sound technology, its entanglements with race, and what these can tell us about the novel as form.

MemberDaniel Davies

After studying in Edinburgh and Berlin, I entered the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate program in English, where I am currently completing my Ph.D. My research centers on war and literature in the late Middle Ages, focusing in particular on how the sprawling series of conflicts now known as the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) changed the way war was represented, theorized, and historicized. I also have related interests in classical reception, material texts, visual culture, and the methodologies of literary study.

MemberTeresa Goddu

…Books
 
Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020).
 
Gothic America: Narrative, History, and Nation (New York: Columbia University Press, 1997).

Teresa A. Goddu is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century American literature and culture. Her research and teaching focus on slavery and antislavery, race and American culture, the history of the book, genre studies, as well as print, material and visual culture. She is the author of Gothic America: Narrative, History, and Nation (Columbia University Press) and Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America (University of Pennsylvania Press). Her recent research focuses on the environmental humanities. She is writing a book-length study of contemporary U.S. climate fiction and she curates a climate fiction collection at the Vanderbilt library.