Benjamin H.Babbemail: BHBABB@uwm.edu
Interests: American literature and culture, Modernism, Marxism, Critical Theory, utopia, religion, spirituality
Suchismita Banerjeeemail: email@example.com
Degree: PhD, Women's Studies graduate certificate
Interests: Postcolonial theory, literature, and film, transnational feminism, theories of labor, and diasporic literature
- Chair, "(Re)negotiating Debt." Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), Cincinnati, November 2012
- "Transnational Solidarity: Resisting Imperialism in India and Ireland." Modern Language Association (MLA), Boston, January 2013
- "Creating Alternate Voices: Exploring South Asian Cyberfeminism." Modern language Association (MLA), Boston, January 2013
- "Performing "Agency" in (Re) casting Female Subjecthood in Rabindranath Tagore's Strir Patra or The Wife's Letter. South Asian Literary Association Conference, Seattle, January 2012.
- Transgressing Domesticity: Problematizing Agency and Subjecthood in Rabindranath Tagore's Strir Patra or The Wife's Letter. National Women's Studies Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, November 2011
- "(Re) positioning the Myth of the Vampire in the Light of Patriarchy: A Gendered Analysis of Coppola's Dracula and Romero's Martin." Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA), Chicago, November 2010
- "Ways of (Un) Belonging: Interrogating the Question of Citizenship in Bapsi Sidhwa's novel, Cracking India, "Beyond Citizenship: feminism and the transformation of belonging" at Birkbeck, University of London, London, June 2010
- "Interrogating the Ambivalence of Self-Fashioning and Redefining the Immigrant Identity in Bharati Mukherjee's Jasmine." Asiatic. 6.1(2012):10-24.
- "The Legacy of Indian Upheaval: A Socio-Political Study of Kiran Desai's The Inheritance of Loss." The Fogdog Review. 2 (2008): 73-77.
- "The Inner Eye: Evolution and Transformation of Ray's Women in Teen Kanya." Proceedings of the First Graduate Research Conference, March 30-31, 2007: The Graduate School, Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, IN. 2007: 17-23.
- "Theatre of Protest: A Post Colonial Perspective." Journal of the Department of English, University of Calcutta. 2 Feb. 2003-04: 8-12.
Michael E. Beebeemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Degree: PhD UW-Milwaukee 2015 (English, concentration in Literature & Cultural Theory)
- BS Syracuse University 2006 (Television Radio & Film)
- MA New York University 2010 (Irish & Irish-American Studies)
- “Celticism and Biopolitical Modernity: Yeats’s Celtic Twilight and the Ascent of the Urban
American Conference for Irish Studies/Canadian Association for Irish Studies 2014, University College Dublin, Ireland
- “Call and Response: John McGahern’s The Dark in Critical Dialogue with the de Valera Ideal” American Conference for Irish Studies 2013, Chicago IL
- “Leopold Bloom’s Funeral Tram: Ulysses and the Imagination of the Modern Irish State” Hybrid Irelands 2012, University of Notre Dame, South Bend IN
- “The Shade of the Modern State in ‘Ivy Day in the Committee Room’” American Conference for Irish Studies 2012, New Orleans LA
- “J.M. Synge’s Playboy of the Western World: Currencies of Rural Violence” Canadian Association for Irish Studies 2010, St. Mary’s University, Halifax NS
- “Rural Peasant Autonomy in the Novels of Liam O’Flaherty” American Conference for Irish Studies 2010, State College PA
- “James Joyce’s Ulysses and the Birth of Modern Irish Subjectivity”
The Scholar and the Library Series 2013-14, Golda Meir Library, UW-Milwaukee
Jacqueline DeskovichE-mail: email@example.com
Interests: Modernism, 20th Century Poetry, American Literature, Feminist Literature and Theory, Queer Literature.
- "Not at the Centre of a Diamond: How the Paradoxical Relationship Between Reality and Imagination Works in Wallace Stevens' "Esthetique Du Mal"" Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Research (2012): 73-88
Andy Freeburgemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- BS Secondary Education, English and Speech Communications-UW La Crosse, 1997
- MA Education-Viterbo University, 2007
Interests: Modern poetry, Tennessee Williams, Yusef Komunyakaa, fables, 80s Brat Pack literature, Formalism
Related Activities/Experience: Teaching high school English
Andy Hartmanemail: email@example.com
Interests: Queer Theory, Film Theory, Gay History, 20th Century American Literature
- "Structural/Sexual Transgression: Todd Haynes' Poison as a Critique of Homonormativity," Queertopia! 5.0, Northwestern University, May 2012
- "The Specter of the Gay Virgin in Colm Toibin's The Master," Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, February 2012
Paul Gagliardiemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interests: literature of work, American culture of the 1930s, humor and satire, federal arts and work programs
- ".." Midwest Modern Language Association Conference. Cincinnati. November 2012.
- "The Illusion of Work: The Swindle Plays of the Federal Theatre Project." Midwest Modern Langauge Assocation Conference. St. Louis, November 2011.
- "Working Heartbreakingly Hard: Edna Ferber's Writing Work Ethic." Northeast Modern Language Assocation Conference. Rutgers University, April 2011.
- "Obama and Satire". Cheasapeake American Studies Association Conference. George Mason University, April 2010.
Dissertation Project: All Play and No Work: The Subversion of the Protestant Work Ethic in the Comedies of the Federal Theatre Project.
Teaching Experience: Currently an Instructor of English at Carroll University and Mount Mary College
Interests: Modernist Studies, Queer Theory
Dissertation Project: "Queer Theory and the Modernist Author"
Dawn NawrotE-mail: email@example.com
Interests: Eighteenth-century British Literature & society; women's studies, feminism, the novel, social contract theory
- "Nothing but Violent Methods will do': Complicating the Eighteenth-Century Rape Narrative"" at 2013 British Women Writer's Conference, University of New Mexico.
- "Confounding Scientific Classification and Subverting National Ideologies: Frankenstein’s Anomalous Body" at 2012 British Women Writer's Conference, University of Colorado-Boulder.
- 'Nothing but Violent Methods will do': Heterosexual Rape and the Violation of Female Friendship." Interpreting Sexual Violence: 1660-1800. Ed. Anne Greenfield. London: Pickering & Chatto.
Alison Sperlingemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Previous education: M.A. from San Francisco State University
Interests: 20th c. American literature, modernism, post-modernism, representations of the body, theories of violence, "strange" eroticism, the Frankfurt School, theories of sexuality and psychoanalytic theory, photography.
- "Photographic (Pre)Mediation: Osama Bin Laden's Death and the Evidences of Pleasure," Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA), Milwaukee, WI, 2011.
- "Hemingway's Flight from Civilization and Search for the West: For Whom the Bell Tolls," Humanities Education and Research Association (HERA), San Francisco, CA, 2011.
- "The Orlando Case: Sex, Gender, and the Patriarchal Worlds of Woolf's Orlando and Freud's Dora," Humanities and Education Research Association (HERA), El Paso, TX, 2010.
- "The Idle Detective of Noir -- Confronting the Interpretive Limitations of Film Noir," Humanities and Education Research Association (HERA), Chicago, IL, 2009.
- "T.S. Eliot's Black Mask: Belonging, Identity and Community in the Language and Imagery of Eliot and Noir," Peaks Conference, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 2009.
- "Eggers' Humor in Memoir: Destructive or Instructive?" Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Montreal, Canada, 2009.