20th-21st century French philosophy, Affect Theory, Theories of Human Nature
Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o history of ideas Space and Political Imaginations Body Politics (Race, Gender, and Sexuality) Affect Theory (Anti)Imperialism
post-45 American literature, American literature, postmodernism, late postmodernism, David Foster Wallace, poetics, aesthetics, narrative theory, rhetorical narrative theory, narrative voice, composition, revision, history of literary theory, phenomenology, affect theory, poststructuralism, systems theory, maximalism
…How affect theory decolonizes (gender, race, sexuality, disability) and innovates academic writing through the study of speculative fiction, broadly encompassing gothic, science fiction, dystopic, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic texts.
…cience Fiction Western. Editor Melanie Marotta. Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy. McFarland Publishing (2019): 130-144.
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“Entangled States: Putting Affect Theory into Play with John Burnside’s A Summer of Drowning.” Journal of European Popular Culture 9:1 (2018): 43–57. DOI: 10.1386/jepc.9.1.43_1 https://shar.es/a3RaZp
“Apocalyptic Fiction by Andrew Tate” Fantastika Journal 1.2 (2017): …
Specializing in late medieval/early modern literature, I also have interdisciplinary expertise in affect theory (after AL Tsing’s, Karen Barad’s, and Donna Haraway ’s updates to Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, and Brian Massumi), and diverse speculative fiction. The affect theory strand of my research has developed into a body of work interfacing nomadic, processual thought with contemporary speculative fiction broadly encompassing gothic, science fiction, dystopic, apocalyptic, and post-apocalyptic texts. The Wycliffite/Lollard strand of my research focuses on the vernacular texts associated with the Wycliffite/Lollard heresy (c.1380-1530). The Wycliffite Repository, an online select concordance generated from an assemblage of 432 Middle English texts, makes my work freely available for consultation.
My teaching centers upon English literature of the 16th and 17th century, especially the drama of Shakespeare, Marlowe and Jonson and the poetry of Spenser and Milton, but I also frequently teach the intersection of that literary archive with political philosophy, metaphysics, medical writing, affect theory, eco-materialism, queer theory and psychoanalysis. In a separate stream of writing and thinking, I work on musical subculture and performance. When I’m not doing those things, I also make electronic music with my partner in a group called Matmos and by myself as The Soft Pink Truth.
…I am co-authoring an introduction to the affect theory of Silvan Tomkins (with Adam Frank, University of British Columbia).
2016-2017 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: New Scholarship on the Affects. Principle Investigator. Working Group: Professor Carla Freeman (Emory WGSS; Senior Associate Dean), Professor Lynne Huffer (Emory WGSS), Professor Michael Moon (Emory WGSS)….
Elizabeth A Wilson is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University (Atlanta, USA). In Fall 2019 she will be Visiting Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Council of the Humanities and the Department of English, Princeton University. She has been an ARC Research Fellow at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. She has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. She is currently working on a co-authored introduction to the affect theory of Silvan Tomkins (with Adam Frank, University of British Columbia).
theories of affect; women writers; 20th-21st C literature, culture and theory
20th/21st C postcolonial and transnational literature, political and affective economies, vulnerability, migration studies and diaspora, new historicism, cultural studies, gender studies, feminist/queer theory, critical race theory, political theory
american literature, public humanities, cultural theory
DB Bauer is a doctoral candidate in Women’s Studies, a graduate assistant with the Design Cultures and Creativity Honors Program, and a Digital Studies in the Arts and Humanities graduate certificate student at the University of Maryland, College Park. DB has a background in technical media production and has worked for PBS, public radio, and other freelance outlets. DB’s scholarly work focuses on the relationship between digital technologies and notions of the human, centralizing issues of gender, affect, embodiment, and critical or scholarly maker practices, specifically using 3D printing, and more recently, virtual reality. DB uses scholarly making to position technology as both research object and research tool. Areas of interest: digital humanities; critical and scholarly making; 3D printing(new) media studies; speculative literature, art, and design; affect; gender performance and embodiment; queer theories; new materialisms; feminisms.