I’m currently a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University. My dissertation investigates the intermediality of contemporary American literature through an analysis of the dialectics of literary voice.  Specifically, my dissertation explores the intersections among  21st-century literary forms, media convergence, and cultural and political polemics. I am also interested in the changing influences of literary forms within our informational, hyper-mediated society. I recently presented on the poetry of Jorie Graham and Claudia Rankine and also on the inclusion of cyberfeminist pedagogies within online instruction. I have eclectic interests which enhance my continued research and instruction. I am currently teaching at Stony Brook University, writing my dissertation with plans to graduate in Spring 2019.

I am a student editor of Stony Brook’s educational blog:  check it out!   https://you.stonybrook.edu/eglblog/

I also taught high school English and coached high school track and field/cross-country before pursuing a PhD.  I like to run, and I’ve finished twelve marathons and the Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid.


Stony Brook University
PhD Candidate
Advanced Certificate in Cultural Studies and Analysis
Advanced Certificate in Media, Art, and Technology (MACT)

SUNY College at Buffalo
MA in English
Thesis: “Reading the Uncanny in Woolf, Brooks, and H.D.”

Canisius College
MS Literacy and Education

SUNY Buffalo
BA English Honors/Minor MIS


“‘Giving Back the Lack’: Facing the Voices of the Imagetext in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen,” forthcoming Callaloo Special Issue.

“Egan, Jennifer.” Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, 1980-2020, edited by Stephen J. Burn et. al, Wiley-Blackwell, forthcoming.

“Mapping Memory: Moving Between Terror and Trauma in The Yellow Birds.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 58, no. 4, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1080/00111619.2016.1264358

Book Review: Ellen Bryant Voigt’s Headwaters, Coldfront Magazine. March 20, 2014. http://coldfrontmag.com/reviews/headwaters/


Public Pedagogy and Media Literacies (In Progress)

Dissertation: “Radical Dialectics in American Literary Landscapes”(In Progress)

Feminist Scholars Digital Workshop, James Madison University and HASTAC, June 2017
Dr. Elyse Graham, Digital Proposal for NYC Digital Humanities: “Prometheus’ Flame: (Re)figuring the Language of Science,” August 2015

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

“Listening to the Vocal Remix and Surround Sound of Jennifer Egan’s Goon Squad.” American Comparative  Literature Association, Georgetown University, forthcoming March 2019.
“‘Giving Back the Lack’: Facing the Voices of the Imagetext in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen.” NEMLA, WashingtonD.C., forthcoming March 2019.
“Voices in the Machine in David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King.” Novel Theory, Cornell University, June 2018.

“The Digital Rhetorics and Virtual Realities of Feminist Pedagogy.” National Women’s Studies Association, November 2017.

“A Word from the Dead: Rukeyser, Graham and the Politics of Pragmatics.”  Poetics (The Next) 25 Years. SUNY Buffalo, April 2016

“Drifting Across Forms: Ruth Ozeki’s Eclipse of Space and Place.” The Nature of the Humanities, Stony Brook University, February 2015

“The ‘Haply Hysterics’ of Gwendolyn Brooks’s The Womanhood.” Concepts of Identity, St. Bonaventure University, November 2013  

“Reading Across Uncanny Desires: ‘A Whirligig State of Mind’ in Orlando.” The Louisville Conference of Literature and Culture Since 1900, University of Louisville, February 2013

“‘A Terrible Beauty Has Been Born’: Epic Border-Telling in Díaz.” NEPCA, St. John Fisher, October 2012


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