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Membercynthia tompkins

… D. Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University.

Dissertation: “The Spiral Structured Quest in Selected Interamerican Female Fictions Director: Earl E. Fitz

Languages: English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese;

Minor in Literary Theory, Criticism and Aesthetic…
…terature since 1960. David W. Foster and Daniel Altamiranda, eds. New York: Garland P, 1997. 305-10.

9. *—. “Historiographic Metafiction or the Rewriting of History in Carmen Boullosa’s Son vacas, somos puercos.” The Other Mirror: Women’s Narrative in Mex…

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MemberBeverly Weber

…Reviews.  February, 2010. Web. http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=29577
Rev. of Novels of Turkish German Settlement: Cosmopolite Fictions, by Tom Cheesman.  Monatshefte, vol. 101, no. 1, 2009, pp. 137 – 139.
“Revealed by the Veil: Understanding France’s Hea…

Beverly Weber’s research and teaching interests include the intersections of race, gender, and migration in Germany and Europe; comparative studies of racialization; digital activism; contemporary visual cultures; contemporary German literature and culture; and Islam in Europe.  Her interdisciplinary work is informed by transnational feminist cultural studies frameworks, with a current focus on theories of precarity and intimacy; and incorporates analysis of popular media, literature, and film. Her first book, Violence and Gender in the “New” Europe: Islam in German Culture, examines how current thinking about Islam and gender violence prohibits the intellectual inquiry necessary to act against a range of forms of violence. It then analyzes ways in which Muslim women participate in the public sphere by thematizing violence in literature, art, and popular media. Precarious Intimacies: The Politics of Touch in Contemporary European Cinema, co-authored with Maria Stehle, examines representations of intimacy and Europeanness in contemporary film. The book proposes the notion of “precarious intimacies” to navigate a dilemma: how to recognize, affirm, and value love, touch, and care while challenging the racialized and gendered politics in which they are embedded. Her current book project, Decolonizing Hospitality, Re-Imagining Home: Cohabitation, Race, and Contemporary Refugee Migration, draws on three distinct theoretical traditions on hospitality (Jewish intellectual traditions, Latin American studies theorizations of decoloniality, and Indigenous Studies discussions of decolonization as well as hospitality). Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} I consider the debates about ethical homes and living together raised by the ongoing rise in refugee migration, and look to the cultural production of refugees for new forms of hospitality and cohabitation. /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}

MemberMichel Summer

I am a PhD student in Medieval History and Research Assistant at Trinity College Dublin. My doctoral thesis, supervised by Dr Immo Warntjes and funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund, bears the working title ‘Beyond Mission: Willibrord as a Political Actor between Early Medieval Ireland, Britain and Merovingian Francia (658-739)’; see below for a brief abstract. For contact details see the CV below.

MemberSusan Hollis Merritt

…pp. 1-56, sites.lafayette.edu/reader/archive/issues-1-10/. Including my guest editor’s preface, pp. 1-2; my essays “Fantasy in Fiction: Studying Literature through Readers,” pp. 22-28; “Some Issues Relating to Reader-Oriented Teaching,” pp. 28-39; a…

I earned my BA with Honors from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and my MA and PhD in English from Indiana University Bloomington.  My PhD dissertation, “Fantasy behind Play: A Study of Emotional Responses to Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, The Caretaker and The Homecoming,” initiated my work in reader-response oriented theory, criticism, and pedagogy and developed into my broader scholarly and pedagogical interests in theory and criticism. For several decades I have taught courses in English and theater at universities and colleges in the United States and engaged in scholarly pursuits here and abroad. My research on the criticism of Harold Pinter’s work advanced significantly when I participated as a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow in the NEH Summer Seminar New Directions in Literary Study, directed by Professor Ralph Cohen, at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville. Supported by an NEH Fellowship for College Teachers, I began my work on my book Pinter in Play: Critical Strategies and the Plays of Harold Pinter (1990; Duke UP, 1995). Following the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, Harold Pinter’s support for Václav Havel, and subsequent political developments in the Czech Republic (discussed in chapter 8 on “Cultural Politics” and updated in my preface to the paperback edition of Pinter in Play), I studied Czech as a visiting scholar in the Institute for European Studies at Cornell University and traveled to Prague multiple times to do research on Czech productions of contemporary plays by Pinter and other playwrights writing in English. During the spring of 1997, I was a Fulbright Senior Scholar, hosted by the Czech Theatre Institute, and a research associate at Charles University, in Prague.  I also made many trips to London, to do research in the Harold Pinter Archive at the British Library and to attend theatrical productions and related events pertaining to Pinter and other playwrights. My teaching and research, including my regular participation in MLA Annual Conventions, led to my becoming a charter member of the Society for Critical Exchange (founded in 1975) and a founding Life Member of the Harold Pinter Society (founded in 1986; now called the International Harold Pinter Society), both Allied Organizations of the MLA. As founding Bibliographical Editor of The Pinter Review, I compiled the “Harold Pinter Bibliography” from 1987 through 2011, when it was published in conjunction with the Pinter Society by the University of Tampa and the University of Tampa Press. Having participated in MLA workshops on Digital Humanities (see my profile on DH Commons, linked below in “Projects”), I am exploring the feasibility of developing a searchable digital database for my “Harold Pinter Bibliography” compiled for The Pinter Review. A selected list of my publications (including 14 installments of the bibliography) appears below and in the CV section of my (archived) website, which I hope to update and re-locate to a new hosting service in the future. My academic interests include: Dramatic literature, criticism, and theory; Global politics and the cultural impact of contemporary drama and media; Human rights issues pertaining to cultural studies; Digital pedagogy and scholarship; Archival studies; and Critical bibliography.

MemberGavin Holman

…s comprehensively as possible, the field of Games, Puzzles and Indoor Recreations’.
Jan-1981 – What if the Appeal of Detective Fiction
          A brief look at what attracts the reader to the detective genre.
 

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Researching vintage brass bands from the early 1800s to the mid-1900s. Their formation, histories, pictures, contesting, memorabilia, recordings, publications etc. All material is made available for all to access via the IBEW archive: http://www.ibew.co.uk. I am collating primary and secondary material about the history of bands across the world. I recently completed the historical directory “Brass Bands of the British Isles”, with nearly 20,000 bands since 1800 (available, together with my other publications, from https://gavinholman.academia.edu), and am currently working on a range of projects including player biographies, ephemera, and archived histories of bands.. Various other works on brass band history and culture have been published, including the Brass Band Bibliography – a comprensive listing of published materials about the worlds of brass and military bands. Previously Head of IT Operations at the British Library, with expertise in computer management, digital libraries, archiving, project management and review.

MemberChristian Reinboth

…* Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA)
* Gesellschaft der Freunde der FernUniversität e.V. (GdF)
* Wildfisch- und Gewässerschutzverein Wernigerode 1985 e.V.
* Netzwerk Forschungs- und Transfermanagement e.V. (FORTRAMA)
* Freunde des Fachbereiches Automatisierung …

I am a computer and environmental scientist currently working as a research funding manager at Harz University of Applied Sciences in Wernigerode, Germany, where I am also teaching Statistics as an associate lecturer. Beyond that, I am a senior photonics researcher at HarzOptics GmbH, a research institute affiliated with Harz University. Ich bin Wirtschaftsinformatiker und Umweltwissenschaftler und arbeite seit vielen Jahren als Referent für Projektförderung an der Hochschule Harz in Wernigerode/Halberstadt, wo ich auch als Lehrbeauftragter für Statistik tätig bin. Darüber hinaus bin ich Mit-Gründer und Prokurist der HarzOptics GmbH, einem An-Institut der Hochschule Harz.

MemberMurat Öğütcü

Assist. Prof. Dr. Murat Öğütcü completed his primary and secondary education in Augsburg, Germany. He received his BA degree from the Department of English Language and Literature at Gaziantep University, Turkey, in 2008. He received his PhD degree with his dissertation entitled “Shakespeare’s Satirical Representation of the Elizabethan Court and the Nobility in His English History Plays” from the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey, in 2016. From August 2012 to January 2013, he was a visiting scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University, Turkey, from 2011 until 2016. He is currently the Head of the Department of English Language and Literature at Munzur University, Turkey. He has presented several papers at conferences and has written book chapters and articles on his research interests that include Early Modern Studies, Shakespeare and Cultural Studies. His recent works include “Elizabethan Audience Gaze at History Plays: Liminal Time and Space in Shakespeare’s Richard II”, “Public Execution and Justice On/Off the Elizabethan Stage”, “Shakespeare in Animation”, “Early Modern English Historiography: Providentialism versus New History”, “Comedy and Fun: Is Shakespeare Funny?”, “A Tale of Two Nations: Scotland and England: Chaucer, Henryson, Shakespeare, Troilus and Criseyde”, and “The ‘Gothic’ in Hamlet.”          

MemberNanci Buiza

Nanci Buiza is Associate Professor at Swarthmore College. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Emory University. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary Mexican and Central American literature, culture, and cinema. She teaches courses on peace and conflict in Central America; state oppression, violence, and human rights in Mexico; migration along the Central America-Mexico-U.S. corridor; and the impact of neoliberalism in both Mexico and Central America. Her publications and courses approach these topics from the perspectives of trauma, memory, ethics, aesthetics, and affect theory. She has published peer-reviewed articles in the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, A Contracorriente, Istmo: Revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos, Iberoamericana, Hispanic Research Journal,  Hispanófila, and Iowa Literaria. She has an article forthcoming in Teaching Central American Literature in a Global Context (MLA, Options for Teaching Series). She is currently writing a book on postwar Central American literature and is editing a volume on the cultural representations of Central American migrants crossing through Mexico.   If you have any questions about accessing her articles, please email her: nbuiza1@swarthmore.edu.