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MemberLaura A. Shackelford

My research examines and exploits the comparative perspective post-World War II literary texts, in print or digital media, provide on digital cultures. I study literary encounters with digital cultures in a variety of media – print fiction, electronic literatures, digital games, graphic novels, and film. I’m particularly interested in how such experimental, cross-media literary and artistic practices, in experimenting with narrative and digital textualities and poetics, register and creatively and critically reflect on contemporary digital cultures, information and systems sciences, and computation-based technologies in the U.S. My research draws on feminist science studies and systems’ theoretical methods.

MemberEnrique Rodrigues-Moura

Enrique Rodrigues-Moura is Full Professor at the Department of Romance Languages (“Institut für Romanistik”) at the University of Bamberg since 2012. He received 2007 his PhD in Romanic Philology at the Complutense University of Madrid (Extraordinary Doctorate Award) and 2009 a Post-Doc-Award from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to research at the University of Lisbon. He has worked as Lecturer at the Universities of Bratislava, Graz and Wien and as Assistant Professor at the Universities of Innsbruck and Göttingen. He was Visiting Professor at the Department of Romance Languages of the University of Graz (2012-2017). He works also as a Research Fellow at the Center for Inter-American Studies (C.IAS) of the University of Graz since the summer semester 2017.   The main aspects of his research are the Literatures and Cultures in Spanish and Portuguese of the XVI and XVII centuries (e.g. Manoel Botelho de Oliveira, Miguel de Cervantes, A. Vieira, Saavedra Fajardo); the formation of cultural national identities in Latin America (e.g. Euclides da Cunha, Olavo Bilac); the relationship between fiction, historiography and politics and between fictional and factual narratives (e.g. Sarmiento, Eduardo Labarca, Roberto Bolaño), and the theory and practice of textual criticism (e.g. Fénix Renascida, Miguel de Cervantes, Camilo Castelo Branco).   He is a member of the advisory board of international journals in Spain, Brazil, Portugal, and the Czech Republic. Furthermore he is evaluator of the “Humboldt Stiftung”, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft” (DFG; German Research Foundation) among other institutions.   Head of Department of Romance Languages (2012-2020) at the University of Bamberg.   Romance Literatures and Cultures; Iberian Studies; Hispanism; Luso-Brasilian Studies

MemberMegan Peiser

… for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ASECS)

Aphra Behn Society (ABS)

Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)

Bibliographical Society of America (BSA)

Burney Society

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

Modern Language Association (MLA)– Forum Executive Committee, Bibliography and Textual Criticism (2018-2022)…

Eighteenth-Century Literature, Women Writers, Book History and Bibliography, Digital Humanities, Periodicals, Material Culture

MemberAliya Weise

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the George Washington University with a focus on American Literature, Critical Theory, Posthumanism, and Multispecies Theory. I am also a Preliminary Credential Candidate at the San Diego State University and conducting my student teaching at San Diego High School of International Studies, an International Baccalaureate school. I have completed graduate programs at the George Washington University and the University of Maryland in American Literature and Creative Writing respectively. My undergraduate education in English Language Literature and Creative Writing was at Western Washington University. I began my academic career and life-long love for education at the Green River Community College. My goals are to help students of any age learn how to use textual references to construct meaning from, interpret, and respond to complex text with a written product. In short, I hope to share my love of literacy and nurture such a love in others. I am also eager to contribute to my scholarly field and to our understanding of English Language Arts pedagogy. While working on my studies I have held teaching appointments ranging from the George Washington University to Montgomery Middle School. I have also had a variety of administrative positions and committee appointments. I excel at detail-orientated work, collaborate well with others, am competent with numerous electronic and paper-based education resources, and am highly adept at learning new skills. The experiences I have had in my career, my studies, and my life have allowed me to develop versatile skills to work exceptionally well with diverse populations.