global southern literature, pedagogy
Civil Rights Literature, African American Literature, Southern Literature
Southern Literature/Studies, Undead Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Native American Literature. I coordinate the interdisciplinary minor in Native American and Indigenous Studies at George Mason University, and I’m the 2012-2014 President of The Society for the Study of Southern Literature.
Gender and diversity studies, Southern literature, Appalachian studies, critical theory, interdisciplinary theory and practice
…Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL); South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA); Modern Language Association (MLA); Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW); Pop Culture Association (PCA)…
Elizabeth Gardner is a PhD Candidate at Louisiana State University. Her research area includes southern women writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. In particular, Elizabeth is interested in depictions of community in these texts. Elizabeth is currently president of the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s Emerging Scholars Organization, and she begins work this fall as LSU’s University Writing Program Assistant Director.
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (MELUS)
Canadian Association for American Studies (CAAS)
Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA)
Golden Key International Honors Society…
Currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Mississippi. My current project focuses on the influence of African American culture in transnational multi-ethnic blues literature. My research and teaching interests include Anglo-North American literatures of the 20th century, African American literature, US Southern literature, and film studies.
American Literature; Southern and Appalachian literature; Gender Theory; Queer Theory; Ugliness; Gothic Literature
American Literature after 1800
Feminist and Gender Theory
Media and Popular Culture
Latin American Studies, Latin American Literature, Southern Cone Literature, Contemporary Narrative, Visual Culture, Comics, Science Fiction, Art, History of Art, XXth Century Latin American Literature
20th and 21st century Latin American Literature, Southern Cone narrative, memory and trauma studies, representations of (political) violence, the child in literature and film, gender, identity and migration studies