MemberDonna M. Campbell

All articles are available at the WSU Research Exchange, See an updated list of articles here: If you don’t have access and want an article, email me ( or DM me on Twitter (@dmcampbellwsu) and I’ll send it to you.   19th- and early 20th-century American lit, regionalism and naturalism, women writers, digital humanities, early film

MemberElizabeth Oldfather

I am L.M. McKneeley Assistant Professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where I specialize in British and American literature of the long eighteenth century. I work on the psychology of reading and imagination, especially experiences of literary transport, presence, and flow, which I study both historically and through cognitive and neuroaesthetic approaches.

MemberPrem Sai Ramani

I am an undergraduate student currently studying in my final year at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. While my academic interests are quite varied, I am primarily interested in analytical chemistry, particularly in its application to archaeological science, and classical archaeology. I have spent three seasons digging at the Roman military site of Vindolanda along Hadrian’s school with the Vindolanda Field School. During this time, I have had the opportunity to conduct research on a few leather samples in the lab. I am primarily interested in understanding the extent of the degradation of chemical information, as well as the potential to identify and confirm tanning agents and other markers of the tanning process through scientific analysis.

MemberChristopher Daley

Christopher Daley is a lecturer, researcher and writer. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Westminster and previously studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Southampton. Christopher also works for Brunel University London as Research Publications Officer in the Library’s Scholarly Communication Office. Christopher’s research interests primarily focus on the ways in which the Cold War has been represented in popular culture, with a particular interest in science fictional responses to nuclear technology. Alongside this, and in conjunction with his work in scholarly communication, Christopher has a long-standing interest in open access publishing, open scholarship and digital humanities. Christopher has extensive experience of teaching in higher education as well as a detailed understanding of current and emerging issues in scholarly communication. He has also volunteered time for the educational podcast organisation, Pod Academy, gaining experience in producing, presenting and scripting radio productions.

MemberPetra Dierkes-Thrun

I primarily work on the literature and culture of the European and Transatlantic fin de siècle and modernism, with special interests in Oscar Wilde and his circle as well as in New Woman writers of the period, and in larger problems and questions pertaining to feminist, gender and sexuality studies. Recently I’ve also become very interested in questions of digital pedagogy in the Humanities. I am an advisory editor for Gender and Sexuality for boundary 2 (Duke University Press) and an editorial board member for the Dialogue Series at Rodopi/Brill. I was also the founding editor of The Latchkey: Journal of New Woman Studies.
Over the last two AY, I’ve been teaching the following classes at Stanford:
Introduction to Comparative Queer Literary Studies

Queer Literature and Film
Oscar Wilde and the French Decadents
Literature and Transgression
Literature and Social Online Learning
Literature in the Age of Digital Culture

I blog at, where you can also find links to all my course websites.

MemberLuis Restrepo

My main research field is Colonial Latin America, with interest in postcolonialism, literature and human rights, indigenous literatures of the Americas.  I currenly direct the Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies Program (MA & PhD) at the University of Arkansas. I have served in the MLA Executive Committee of Colonial Latin American Literature, as Co-Chair of the Latin American Studies Colombia Section. I serve on the editorial board of  Confluencia  (U of Northern Colorado), Perifrasis (U de Los Andes, Bogota), Estudios de Literatura Colombiana (U de Antioquia, Medellin), and Co-herencia (U Eafit, Medellin).  I am a U.S. Fulbright Scholar recipient to Colombia. I have been visiting professor at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad de Antioquia, Universidad Eafit, and Universidad de Buenos Aires (Online).

DepositIn the Company of Wolves: Wolves, Werewolves, and Wild Children, ed. Sam George & Bill Hughes – Book Launch and Film Screening, 29 February 2020, Odyssey Cinema, St Albans, UK

You are cordially invited to a special event to celebrate ten years of the Open Graves, Open Minds project and to launch our new book In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves and Wild Children. In the Company of Wolves presents further research from the Open Graves, Open Minds Project. It connects together innovative research from a variety of perspectives on the cultural significance of wolves, wild children, and werewolves as portrayed in different media and genres. The book begins with the wolf itself as it has been interpreted as a cultural symbol and how it figures in contemporary debates about wilderness and nature. Alongside this, we consider eighteenth-century debates about wild children ¬- often thought to have been raised by wolves and other animals – and their role in key questions about the origins of language and society. The collection continues with essays on werewolves and other shapeshifters as depicted in folk tales, literature, film and TV, concluding with the transition from animal to human in contemporary art, poetry and This exclusive launch is taking place at the Odyssey Cinema in St Albans. We will be showing Company of Wolves, a British Gothic fantasy horror directed by Neil Jordan, based on Angela Carter’s lycanthropic reworkings of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, and starring Sarah Patterson, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Rea, and David Warner. Following this there will be a special presentation in the auditorium on our new book and a book signing in the foyer. We’ll also be inviting you to stay for a few drinks and enjoy our celebratory wolf-themed cake. You can view the event and book via this link ‘Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet in the middle.’ (Angela Carter)