Nineteenth- and twentieth-century European literature; gender studies; children’s literature; the literature of World War I
Rhetoric and Public Culture Program/Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern UniversityI write about Indian anticolonialism, print culture, modernism, and transnationalism between World War I and World War II. I currently teach South Asian/South Asian American literature and literatures of Afro-Asian Solidarity.I have written about Dhan Gopal Mukerji, W.E.B. DuBois, Bhagat Singh, Emma Goldman, and Lala Har Dayal.firstname.lastname@example.org
Literature of the First World War; Propaganda of the First World War (visual and written); European Nationalism; French, German and English literature and culture from 1890 to 1940. I have just retired from nearly 40 years teaching languages at the university and secondary level, and I’m starting a long-anticipated book analyzing WWI propaganda posters in their cultural and historical contexts.
I research representations of maroons and marronage in US literatures prior to the Civil War. I’m interested in nineteenth-century American literature, African American literature, and hemispheric American literatures, specifically the intersections of race, slavery, resistance, freedom and textuality in the Atlantic world of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. I am also interested in anti-racist and anti-colonial pedagogies and assessments at the community college, and in all things related to teaching and researching as a community college faculty member.
I am Associate Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, where I teach courses on Female Gothic, horror fiction, psychoanalysis and literature, graphic novels, and creative writing. I am the author of the monograph Shell Shock and the Modernist Imagination: The Death Drive in Post-World War I British Fiction (2013) and essays in Modern Fiction Studies, Gothic Studies, and Marvels & Tales. My current research focuses on women writers who draw on the Gothic and fairy-tale traditions, such as Leonora Carrington, Angela Carter, Barbara Comyns, Shirley Jackson, and Helen Oyeyemi. I am also a fiction writer with short story publications online and in print in journals such as Atticus Review, Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review, Necessary Fiction, New World Writing, SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, and others.
At Bard, I direct the Middle Eastern Studies program, and teach courses on Arabic language and literature, literary theory, the global cultural cold war, empire and Arabic literature, the 19th and 20th century Arabic Nahḍah, 1001 Nights, Arabic poetry, and Palestinian literature. I am the author of Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel (Fordham 2017), and am presently finishing a second monograph, Imperious Plots: Arabic Literature in the Cold War.
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.
I’m originally from Ireland, lived for many years in Germany, and entered academia late(-ish) in life. I lived for ten years in Southern California, during my doctorate at UCLA and after that, working at Pomona College and Claremont Graduate U. Sometimes I miss the earthquakes and the range of food options. I’ve been in Knoxville at the University of Tennessee for eleven years now, and I appreciate the daily opportunity to work with engaging and supportive colleagues.
Molly Volanth Hall is a Doctoral Student of English Literature and Culture, Graduate Fellow at the URI Coastal Institute, and teacher of Literature and Writing at the University of Rhode Island.