Feminism, Posthumanism, Ecocriticism, and American literature
modern japanese literature, eco-humanities, feminism
Postcolonial Literature, transnational feminism, honors pedagogy, US, Ethnic literatures
Middle English literature, Chaucer, reading novels, psychoanalysis, feminism, art galleries, films, wine, eating out, eating in, translating (when I have time).
critical theory, French literature, cultural studies, gender studies, science fiction, political feminism, biopolitics, complexity theory, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Michel Serres
With David Chinitz, I am co-director of Modernist Networks (ModNets), the modernist “node” of ARC. With Mark Hussey, I am co-PI on the NEH-funded project, WoolfOnline. Broadly speaking, my research interests are modernism, postmodernism, and feminism. Recent and current projects include essays on sound technology in the modernist era, modernism and posthumanism, modernist life writing and transsexulism, the modernist novel, modernism and feminism, the black bourgeoisie, and “class acts.”I direct the graduate program in English at Loyola
My research focuses on contemporary women’s writing and feminism in the U.S. and around the world. I’ve written several articles about teaching from an intersectional feminist framework. I also write essays and book reviews.
Television/Visual Culture, Film Studies, 20th Century Literature, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Youth/Teenage Culture, Subculture, Popular Culture, Urban Studies, Comic/Sequential Art, Popular Music, Feminism, Cultural Geography, Poststructuralism, Material Culture, Gender/Queer Studies, Critical Theory, African American Studies
Doris Lessing, Virginia Woolf, Iris Murdoch, memoir, the history of feminism and the women’s studies movement, American poets, African and Indian writers, and at this moment, politics.Sounds like too much, but not if one is in her eighties and has lived several different kinds of lives, it’s understandable.
Scholarly interests: Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature, drama, print culture; religion, gender, and animal welfare. Authors: Pope, Dryden, Finch, Canadian poet Margaret Avison.
Books published: Under the Veil: Feminism and Spirituality in Post-Reformation England and Europe (2012); Broken Boundaries; Women and Feminism in Restoration Drama (1996); special issue of Canadian Poetry on Avison (2006)
Working on: Alexander Pope and religion; Pope and the rhetoric of print
Personal interests: I am a classically trained singer. I love dogs and all animals. My husband (D.Phil Oxon. Mathematical Logic) is a computer programmer. We have four children, two now married. Home is northeastern Ontario woodland and second home is the UK.