MemberLangdon Elsbree

Aside from essays on Lawrence, Woolf, Hardy, Austen, Frost, and Golding,I Have been writing about the relationship between ritual and story. Two books of mine –The Rituals of Life and Ritual Passage and Narrative Structures–explore some of the relationships, especially liminality ( RP AND NS) Now retired, I still read (casually) in anthropology and try to keep up with such topics as liminality and rites of passage and the ways they inform novels and short stories, as wells as poetry occasionally.

MemberJenny Willner

Jenny Willner is a member of the Department for Comparative Literature (AVL) at LMU Munich. Currently she is working on the project “Neurosis and Evolution. Developmentary Narratives Between Psychoanalysis, Biology, and Literature”. The book-length study (Habilitation) reconstructs the fragments of a psychoanalytical counter-narrative to the politically highly influential monist understanding of evolution. Both Freud and the Hungarian psychoanalyst Sándor Ferenczi tend to think of evolution as driven by a structurally neurotic dynamic, that is, by the tension between regressive drives and defense mechanisms. 

MemberNarayanamoorthy Nanditha

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Humanities at York University, Toronto. My research in Digital Humanities is focused on the interrogation of post-humanistic identity construction for online collectivities through Digital Activism in India through Web API use for Big Data extraction. My other project posits a computational analysis of Genocide literature in the exploration of trauma and memory structures within these narratives through sentiment analysis. I am a member of the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH/SCHN) and York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) . My intention is to contribute innovatively to Digital Humanities scholarship. Feel free to get in touch for collaborative ideas in DH Projects!My email address is nanditha [at] yorku [dot] ca.

MemberGenevieve Creedon

My research focuses on the ways in which narratives and discursive practices frame landscapes and shape human interactions with environments. I am interested in how individuals, institutions, and corporations use and participate in stories that foster affective connections to local, national, and international landscapes. As a comparative literature scholar working in the Environmental Humanities, with strong backgrounds in American Studies, Cultural Studies, and Animal Studies, I have focused my work on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States, while drawing on transnational histories, currents, and influences. This has allowed me to integrate my interests in environmental studies and narrative studies with my training as a creative writer in developing an inter-disciplinary comparative framework for examining how narrative and rhetorical practices structure our experiences of nature.

MemberMargy Thomas

I developed the Story-Argument model to describe the deep structure of fascinating scholarship across genres and disciplines. The model is based on many years of academic developmental editing as well as study of narrative theory, genre theory, and more. Scholars use the model as a conceptual framework for navigating the writing process. In ScholarShape, a virtual writing incubator that I founded, scholars access tools and resources for putting the model into practice, as well as support one another in their work.

MemberJosé Angel GARCÍA LANDA

I am a Senior lecturer in English at the University of Zaragoza (Spain), and I specialise in literary theory and narratology. I keep going back to (and perhaps working on) a number of ideas and their interface: the evolutionary nature of reality, the narrative articulation of representations, the dramatistic structure of the human world and mind, and the virtuality of the world generated by human attention and interactions. The study of “Evolutionary narratology” and of “The Great Theatre of the World” are two possible routes through this complex of ideas.

MemberKathleen Cunniffe Peña

…Arts, and Film in Latin America, 1990-2010, by Fernando J. Rosenberg. MARLAS 1.1 (Jan-June 2017): 132-133.

Cunniffe, Kathleen, Trans. “Anonymous Hero” and “Neither Forgiving, Nor Forgetting.” By Tomy Morales. Honduras: Women’s Poems of Protest and Resistance (2009-2014). Washington: Casasola, 2015.

Cunniffe, Kathleen: “The Fragmented Psyche of Mexico: The Narrative Structure of La muerte de Artemio Cruz through the Lens of Francisco González Pineda.” MACLAS Essays 16: 96-113, 2002….

I am an Assistant Professor of Spanish and a scholar of Latin American narrative in literature and popular culture. I focus on contemporary narratives shaped by migration and/or translation. My current project involves the translation of a film on Cristina Martínez, an undocumented chef from Philadelphia, along with a separate (but related), scholarly examination of food and resistance. Recently published articles deal with cosmopolitanism and translational literature in narratives that have, in one way or another, traveled across the Atlantic. My dissertation also presents a transatlantic perspective. Titled “Irlandés in the Americas: Irish Themes and Affinities in Contemporary Spanish American Literature,” it explores how and why Irish characters and themes have served Latin American narratives. I studied Spanish in Chile, and have since made numerous trips to South America for research, professional development and pleasure. In my local community, I volunteer as an immigrant advocate and medical interpreter for migrant workers, and often work to engage my students in the community, as well.