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MemberAnna Shields

I specialize in classical Chinese literature of the Tang, Five Dynasties, and Northern Song eras. My particular interests include literary history and the emergence of new literary genres and styles in late medieval China; the sociology of literature; and the role of emotions in classical literature. My first book, Crafting a Collection: The Cultural Contexts and Poetic Practice of the Collection from among the Flowers (Huajian ji), published by the Harvard Asia Center, examined the emergence of the song lyric in a path-breaking anthology. My recent book, One Who Knows Me: Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China, explores the literary performance of friendship in ninth-century China through a wide range of genres, including letters, prefaces, exchange poetry, and funerary texts. Other recent and forthcoming publications investigate emotions in medieval letters; the compilation of anthologies of Tang literature in the Northern Song; and the cultural influence of Tang dynasty anecdote collections. I’ve served as President of the T’ang Studies Society since 2011, and I am an editorial board member of the Library of Chinese Humanities Chinese-English translation series, published by De Gruyter. Before coming to Princeton, I taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where I served both as Director of the Honors College (2007-2011) and as associate professor in the Dept. of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communications (2007-2015), and at the University of Arizona (1999-2006). I’m currently working on a new book that traces the shaping of the Tang dynasty literary legacy during the Five Dynasties and Northern Song.

MemberEnrique Rodrigues-Moura

Enrique Rodrigues-Moura is Full Professor at the Department of Romance Languages (“Institut für Romanistik”) at the University of Bamberg since 2012. He received 2007 his PhD in Romanic Philology at the Complutense University of Madrid (Extraordinary Doctorate Award) and 2009 a Post-Doc-Award from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to research at the University of Lisbon. He has worked as Lecturer at the Universities of Bratislava, Graz and Wien and as Assistant Professor at the Universities of Innsbruck and Göttingen. He was Visiting Professor at the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Graz (2012-2017). He works also as a Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Studies (C.IAS) of the University of Graz since the summer semester 2017.   The main aspects of his research are the Literatures and Cultures in Spanish and Portuguese of the XVI and XVII centuries (e.g. Manoel Botelho de Oliveira, Miguel de Cervantes, A. Vieira, Saavedra Fajardo); the formation of cultural national identities in Latin America (e.g. Euclides da Cunha, Olavo Bilac); the relationship between fiction, historiography and politics and between fictional and factual narratives (e.g. Sarmiento, Eduardo Labarca, Roberto Bolaño), and the theory and practice of textual criticism (e.g. Fénix Renascida, Miguel de Cervantes, Camilo Castelo Branco).   He is a member of the advisory board of international journals in Spain, Brazil, Portugal, and the Czech Republic. Furthermore he is evaluator of the “Humboldt Stiftung”, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (DFG; German Research Foundation) among other institutions.   Head of Department of Romance Languages (2012-2022) at the University of Bamberg. (March 2020)   Romance Literatures and Cultures; Iberian Studies; Hispanism; Luso-Brasilian Studies

MemberNicholas Mason

Nick Mason is Professor of English and, since 2012, Coordinator of the European Studies program at BYU. He specializes in British literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly the Romantic period. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on Romanticism, he also frequently offers classes on British literary history, the British novel, and contemporary Europe. His recent publications include Literary Advertising and the Shaping of British Romanticism (Johns Hopkins, 2013) and a collaboratively produced digital edition of William Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes (Romantic Circles, 2015). His other major publications include an anthology of Romantic-era satires; a six-volume edition of poetry, tales, and criticism from Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazineand a Broadview edition of Edward Kimber’s 1754 transatlantic novel The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. AndersonHe has also published articles in such journals as Modern Language QuarterlyNineteenth-Century Literature, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Symbiosis.

MemberDavid Howarth

Currently Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor in Graphic Design at the College of Arts & Creative Enterprises at Zayed University (Abu Dhabi). David earned an MA in Visual Communication from the University of Salford, England. He has 25+ years experience both working within industry for Award Wining Design Agencies in the UK and as well as working as Managing Director at his own successful company “Key Lime Creative Ltd”. The focus in his teaching is to bring his experience within the design industry full circle and to pass his experience onto others, through higher education. David has a keen interest in all design related issues with a passion for Land Art and natural/urban decay. He recently published papers on “What effect technology has had on a graphic designers thought process over the last 25 years”. His research tends to focus on the environment, the evolution of man and his material wealth, the development of bigger and bigger cities, more and more people, pollution and industry of our planet and the consequences this has on the natural cycle of life. Some reviews of his practice have labeled his creative work as ‘thought provoking’ as his projects give the viewer an opportunity to make their own interpretation – the persistence of nature in recapturing what once belonged to the earth will overtime always succeed. David is currently working on a Typography project connected to Land Art, inspired by the ecology of Sir Banyas Island.

MemberAnna Faktorovich

Anna Faktorovich is the Director and Founder of the Anaphora Literary Press. She is currently teaching college English at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously, she taught for three years at the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and the Middle Georgia State College. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature and Criticism. She published two academic books with McFarland: Rebellion as Genre in the Novels of Scott, Dickens and Stevenson (2013) and The Formulas of Popular Fiction: Elements of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance, Religious and Mystery Novels (2014). She published two poetry collections Improvisational Arguments (Fomite Press, 2011) and Battle for Athens (Anaphora, 2012). She also released two historical novels: The Romances of George Sand (2014), and The Battle for Democracy (2016). She published two fantasy novellas with Grim’s Labyrinth Publishing: The Great Love of Queen Margaret, the Vampire (2014) and The Campaigns against the Olden: Kingdoms of Laruta (2014). She also wrote and illustrated a children’s book, The Sloths and I (Anaphora, 2013). She has been editing and writing for the independent, tri-annual Pennsylvania Literary Journal since 2009, and started the second Anaphora periodical, Cinematic Codes Review in 2016. She has presented her research at the MLA, SAMLA, EAPSU, SWWC, BWWC and many other conferences. She won the MLA Bibliography, Kentucky Historical Society and Brown University Military Collection fellowships.

MemberJacqueline Mann

Art History MA candidate focusing on Early Medieval and Byzantine Art. Interested in museum work, public access, and archives. Possesses a BA in Anthropology and Art History. Over two years of archival experience. Her research interests are intentionally inter-disciplinary, and include archaeology, anthropology, art history, museum studies, and cultural heritage protection. Harry Ransom Center, Digital Services Department, Austin, TX Senior Student Associate, January 2017 – Present

  • Photography and managing metadata recording of the archive’s extensive collection of film posters.
  • Completing reproduction requests for patrons and internal staff using scanners and digital cameras.
  • Coordinating projects and tasks with staff from other departments.
  • Managing internal database records.
  • Assisted in grant proposal preparation by assessing collection materials.

DePaul University, Special Collections and Archives Department, Chicago, IL Student Assistant, March 2015 – July 2016

  • Processed newly-acquisitioned materials according to professional standards.
  • Assisted in the design of exhibition materials.
  • Created new and re-standardized existing finding aids.
  • Managed rare books and manuscript material.
  • Inventoried and digitized a wide variety of materials for management and grant proposal purposes.
  • Welcomed and worked directly with visiting patrons and retrieved requested materials.

MemberAnna Viola Sborgi

Anna Viola Sborgi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Genoa, Italy. She holds a PhD in Film Studies (King’s College London) and a PhD in Comparative Literature (University of Genoa). Her current research  project investigates post-2000 representations of housing across film and literature, focusing in particular on the role of tower-block and high-rise living within London’s skyline as a space for social and economic negotiation. She previously worked on the representation of gentrification in East London from the 1980s to the present. She co-edited the special issue “LondonIsOpen: London as a Cosmopolitan City in Contemporary Culture”, <i>Other Modernities</i> N. 20 (2018). Her recent publications include a chapter on the representations of the Grenfell Tower Fire, in <i>After Grenfell: Violence, Resistance and Response</i> (Pluto Press, 2019) and one on “Housing problems: Britain’s housing crisis and documentary” will be published in<i>Cinema of Crisis: Film and Contemporary Europe</i> (Edinburgh UP, July 2020). She taught a range of modules across Film and Literature as a sessional lecturer at The University of Genoa and King’s College London. Her research has focused on film and television and on the relationships between literature and visual culture. She has published journal articles and presented at conferences on different subjects, from British film and television to literary and visual portraiture in Modernism. She was the lead organiser of the Cities in Crisis symposium at King’s College London in November 2016 and she co-chairs the Space and Place workgroup at NECS (European Network for Cinema and Media Studies). She is an editorial board member at Mediapolis.