I am interested in diapora studies, genre studies, and film and/as literature.
rhetoric and composition; writing studies; rhetorical genre studies; rhetoric of literary criticism; academic writing; urban literature; literature of place
translation theory and studies, aesthetics, ethics, ecocriticism, animal studies, queer theories, contemporary Latin American, Spanish literature & Italian literature, cinema, British & American poetry, genre studies, gender & autobiography
Teresa A. Goddu is Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Vanderbilt University. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century American literature and culture. Her research and teaching focus on slavery and antislavery, race and American culture, the history of the book, genre studies, as well as print, material and visual culture. She is the author of Gothic America: Narrative, History, and Nation (Columbia University Press) and Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America (University of Pennsylvania Press). Her recent research focuses on the environmental humanities. She is writing a book-length study of contemporary U.S. climate fiction and she curates a climate fiction collection at the Vanderbilt library.
Science Fiction, Feminist Studies, Genre, Popular Culture
Medieval reception of Antiquity; material philology; medieval and early modern translation; text and image studies; memory studies; gender and genre; film medievalisms
Early Modern Studies; Early Modern France; Literature and Medicine; History of the Book; Women’s Studies; Literary Genres; Poetry and Poetics; Literary Theory; Philosophy.
I specialize in the medieval British Isles and North Atlantic World, with emphasis on Old and Middle English, Anglo- Norman, Welsh, and Old Norse/Icelandic languages, literatures, and cultures, alongside interests in premodern Irish, Scottish, and French literature and culture as well. I have a broad range of research and teaching interests, including Arthuriana; Chaucer; Robin Hood/outlawry; women’s and gender studies, particularly women’s literate practices; alchemy, magic, and esoterica; monsters and the supernatural; hagiography; literature and the law; genre studies in romance, chronicle, dream vision, mystic and devotional literature; cultural and historical literary studies (feasts and feasting; disasters and delights; violence and trauma; chivalry and courtliness; dreams and dreaming; landscapes and the environment; medieval afterlives); comparative literature; ecocritical and animal studies; manuscript studies/ text technologies and history of the English language. I am trained as an interdisciplinary literary historian, and as a scholar I am interested in the relationships between texts and the cultures that produce them, and invested in the ways in which multiple methodologies can be used in tandem to create a more focused and nuanced lens on a single subject. To that end, I make use of theoretical paradigms and methods from English, History, Art History, Anthropology, Culture/ Material and Gender Studies, among others, in my research and writing.
Jeremy De Chavez, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Macau. While his research and teaching areas are primarily in Postcolonial Studies, Global Anglophone Literature, and Critical/Cultural Theory, he is committed to being a strategic generalist with wide-ranging interests across literary periods, genres, and cultural forms.
Twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature, modernism, history and theory of the novel, popular print culture, genre fiction, comics and graphic narrative