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MemberFrederik Van Dam

I am Assistant Professor of European Literature at Radboud University, where I teach courses on modern literature and literary theory. My publications include a monograph, Anthony Trollope’s Late Style: Victorian Liberalism and Literary Form (Edinburgh UP, 2016), as well as a special issue on literature and economics forthcoming in the European Journal of English Studies (2017) and the Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope (2019). I am currently working on a literary history of nineteenth-century diplomacy, with a particular focus on British and Irish views on the Risorgimento. I also have an interest in word and image studies and have created a film, The Pleasure of That Obstinacy, an intellectual portrait of J. Hillis Miller.

MemberRachel Mikos

Currently completing a doctoral studies at Charles University in Prague on a linguistic analysis of abstraction and ambiguity in Mongolian riddles. Themes includes: “ruined” and “eroded” words, Tibetan, Sanskrit, and Chinese loanwords as traces of linguistic archeology; structural analysis of parallelism, layered and stepped riddles; missing ethnographic context; cosmological imagery generated through iconopeia or image-formation words; the function of deixis, movement and stasis in Mongolian riddles.

MemberEduardo Ledesma

20th and 21st century Latin American (including Brazil) and Iberian literature and film. Catalan literature and film. Media and cultural studies. Modernism(s). Avant-garde and neo-avant-garde poetry. Electronic literature and new media arts (digital poetry, hypertext, blog-narratives, locative fiction, cyberculture). Documentary and experimental film. The intersection between technology and disability studies. Word and Image relations. Luso-Hispanic transatlantic connections. Intersections between engineering and culture (science and technology studies),

MemberAlison Booth

Prosopography: with IATH and Scholars’ Lab at UVA, I’m working on Collective Biographies of Women, an online bibliography and database. With Suzanne Keen, we’re developing an approach to nonfiction narrative, specifically biographies in “documentary social networks,” using a stand-aside XML schema, BESS. Always interested in books, Victorian literature, women writers and feminist studies, narrative theory. Looking for wisdom on space and narrative, word-image studies; in the DH context, this means things like Neatline and visualizations of all sorts. http://womensbios.lib.virginia.edu and http://cbw.iath.virginia.edu/cbw_db

MemberMadeline Gangnes

Madeline B. Gangnes is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Florida and an alumna of the University of Dundee’s MLitt in Comics Studies program. Her research focuses on illustrated Victorian serialized fiction and the ways in which digital archives and digital humanities projects can be used to explore such texts in their periodical presentations. Madeline is assistant the editor of Studies in Comics and the editor of Sequentials. Her scholarship appears (or is forthcoming) in The Victorian Periodicals ReviewThe Journal of Graphic Novel and Comics, Studies in Comics, disclosure: A Journal of Social Theory, INKS: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society, and Art and Science in Word and Image: Exploration and Discovery (Brill, 2019).

MemberSTCR Sacred Texts Child Readers

New interdisciplinary project investigating how sacred texts are read with children and why. We aim to make cutting-edge work in the area of faith formation and religious education across faith traditions and cultures available to academics, faith communities, and the general public. If you would like to participate, either through writing for our blog or taking part in a future study day, please get in touch.

MemberJeanne L. Gillespie

Dr. Jeanne Gillespie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Purdue, a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies with concentrations in Anthropology and Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in Spanish with a concentration in Colonial Latin American Literature from the Arizona State University.Gillespie has published in peer-reviewed venues on Spanish colonial literary and cultural studies as well as in several areas related to innovative pedagogies and interdisciplinary inquiry. Her current research passion is the documentation of plant materials and healing practices in indigenous Mexican documents, especially poetic and dramatic texts that were collected during the Spanish colonial administration. In conjunction with that research avenue, she is preparing an article on women’s voices in the Iberian colonial record that examines Native American women whose words and accounts have been recorded in Spanish documents.Gillespie is also working on an article examining the letters to and from the Duchess of Aveiro, Maria Guadalupe de Lencastre, a driving force in the Jesuit missionary endeavors in Latin America and Asia. She is preparing a book manuscript Performing Spanish Louisiana: Isleño Décimas and the Narratives of St. Bernard Parish, an analysis of Isleño texts, images, and folklore from this Spanish-speaking community in south Louisiana. Gillespie exhibits a passion for finding fascinating stories and rendering them into accessible narratives for reflection and further investigation. She also actively participates in the dissemination of innovations in teaching and learning, including collaborative and integrative learning, online learning, digital initiatives, study abroad and other experiential learning pedagogies. She has taught courses at all levels of Spanish language and cultures. In addition, she teaches in the Women’s and Gender Studies program and in Interdisciplinary Studies. Gillespie is married to musician, John Palensky and is the mother of three vivacious children. Her home is filled with good food, great music and much love.