MemberLisa L. Tyler

…Modernist Myth:  Doris Lessing’s ‘Flavours of Exile.’”  Doris Lessing Newsletter, vol. 15, no. 2, 1993, pp. 3, 10-13.
“Ecological Disaster and Rhetorical Response:  Exxon’s Communications in the Wake of the Valdez Spill.”  Journal of Business and Technical Communication, vol. 6, no. 2, 1992,…

Lisa Tyler teaches literature, composition, and business communication at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She serves on the boards of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the Hemingway Society. She is also on the editorial advisory board of the Hemingway Review. She is the author or editor of four books and has published nearly 50 essays in academic journals and edited collections. She received Sinclair’s Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in 2017. Her research interests include intertextualities between Ernest Hemingway’s fiction and novels by women writers (including Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Virginia Woolf, and Edith Wharton), literary allusion and modernist writing more generally, Hemingway and the Anthropocene, and contemporary American dramatist Marsha Norman.

MemberFrederik Van Dam

…ony Trollope and the Philosophy of Law.’ Literature Compass 9.11 (2012): 801–812.

‘Character and the Career: Anthony Trollope’s Phineas Finn and the Rhetoric of the Victorian State.’ English Text Construction 2.1 (2009): 91–110.

Book chapters 

‘The Pleasure of that Obstinacy: An Interview wi…

I am Assistant Professor of European Literature at Radboud University, where I teach courses on modern literature and literary theory. My publications include a monograph, Anthony Trollope’s Late Style: Victorian Liberalism and Literary Form (Edinburgh UP, 2016), as well as a special issue on literature and economics forthcoming in the European Journal of English Studies (2017) and the Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope (2019). I am currently working on a literary history of nineteenth-century diplomacy, with a particular focus on British and Irish views on the Risorgimento. I also have an interest in word and image studies and have created a film, The Pleasure of That Obstinacy, an intellectual portrait of J. Hillis Miller.

MemberBelinda Wheeler

…ditors, Little Magazines, and
New Book Histories.
Major area: Twentieth-Century American Literature
1st minor area: Multi-Ethnic Literature
2nd minor area: Rhetoric and Composition
2008    M.A. English, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
2006    B.A., summa cum laude, English, Purdue Universit…

Australian Aboriginal Literature African American Literature American Literature Book History

MemberJesse A. Goldberg

…aning in an Antiblack World (NYU Press, 2020). QED: A Journal of LGBTQ Woldmaking (2021): forthcoming.

Review of Bjørn F. Stillion Southard’s Peculiar Rhetoric: Slavery, Freedom, and the African Colonization Movement (University Press of Mississippi, 2019). Nineteenth-Century Prose (Winter 2020): forthcoming….

Dr. Jesse A. Goldberg completed his PhD in African American literature at Cornell University in 2018, where he taught classes for the Department of English and the Program in American Studies as well as the Cornell Prison Education Program, before joining the faculty at Longwood University from 2018 to 2020. A lifelong teacher, Dr. Goldberg has thus taught in a private research university, at a public liberal arts college, and inside medium- and maximum-security state prisons.   As a Visiting Research Fellow at Auburn, Dr. Goldberg is currently working on a book project titled Abolition Time: Reading Queer Justice in Slavery’s Afterlife. Coming out of his dissertation work, the project uses the 1781 Zong Massacre as a grounding motif to examine literary and performative texts of the Black Atlantic that engage questions of law, justice, and time. Abolition Time argues that in addition to registering the memory of slavery as exceeding attempts at historical repression, a number of Black Atlantic texts formulate theories of justice which put pressure on the law’s excessive violence through meditating on all that exceeds the law’s reach, resulting in literary and performative articulations of an “excessive present” wherein the past and future fold into a single “now” that unfolds into an ethical imperative for abolitionist politics. Abolition time, then, signals the urgency of a political demand which exceeds historical periodization. The project grounds the concept of abolition time in the methodology of close reading to offer an extended meditation on the question, “What does an abolitionist reading look like, and what might it do?” By doing so, the book will offer a model for abolitionist reading practices as a contribution both to the discipline of literary studies and the interdisciplinary project of black studies and critical prison studies more broadly.   Dr. Goldberg’s scholarly writing appears or is forthcoming in the journals Women & PerformancePublic CultureCallalooMELUS, and CLA Journal, as well as the edited volumes Against a Sharp White Background: Infrastructures of African American PrintTeaching Literature and Writing in PrisonsThe Routledge Guide to Alternative Futurisms, and Toni Morrison on Mothers and Motherhood. He has also contributed public, online review essays to ASAP/J and The Rambler Review and shorter essays to The Platform and The Feminist Wire. His ASAP/J review essay, alongside his recent experience teaching courses on Afrofuturism, point towards the next direction of his research. Dr. Goldberg seeks to join a number of contemporary thinkers to bring abolitionist literary studies into the generative convergences of black studies and the environmental humanities at key questions of the Human, climate catastrophe as it indexes afterlives of slavery and colonization, and modes of relation on a rapidly warming planet. This new research program takes more formal shape in an essay on N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth trilogy that is currently under review, and which he hopes may be a seed for a second book project.   In addition to working on his own book project and a number of essays, Dr. Goldberg is currently co-editing a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian & Gay Studies on the intersections of and gaps between prison abolition and queer liberation in both theory and practice. The issue is slated for publication in March 2022.

MemberCristina León Alfar

…cal space in Vienna’s culture of female exploitation, a practice she critiques throughout the play. As a parrhēsiast, in Foucault’s terms, she exercises a rhetorical expression of the truth, a right of all to speak that truth to power, and especially, the right of the citizen to correct the sovereign. Isabella’s…

Professor of Shakespeare, late 16th and early 17th century English Drama, and Women’s and Gender studies at Hunter College, CUNY.  Author of Fantasies of Female Evil: The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy. U of Delaware P, 2003; Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays:  Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, Routledge, 2017; and Co-editor, with Emily G. Sherwood, of Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne: Marriage, Separation, and Legal Controversies, Routledge 2021.  Series Editor, with Helen Ostovich, of “Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance, and Material Culture,” for Medieval Institute Publications. Research and teaching interests include, Shakespeare, Early Modern English drama, gender studies, sexuality, political history, history of women, marriage law, parrhesia, and feminist ethics. For more about my work, please visit my website. she/her/hers

MemberLinda L. Carroll

…adova del Rinascimento”). Sixteenth Century Journal 24 (1993): 881-98.

“Machiavelli’s Veronese Prostitute: Venetia Figurata?” Gender Rhetorics: Postures of Dominance and Submission in History. Ed. Richard C. Trexler. Binghamton: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1994. 93-106.


theater and society in Renaissance Italy, especially Venice and the Po Valley

MemberSevinc Turkkan


“One Author, Two Translators: Pamuk’s The Black Book” Middle East Studies Association, San Diego, CA, Nov. 18-21, 2010

“Muslim Women and the Rhetoric of Salvation,” University of Illinois-Urbana, European Union Center, Curriculum Development Workshop, “Islam in Europe: Past, Present, Future,” U…

Dr. Sevinç Türkkan teaches modern Turkish literature and intellectual history at the University of Rochester. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Comparative Literature Studies, Türkisch-deutsche Studien Jahrbuch, Translation and Literature, Teaching Translation (Ed. L. Venuti, Routledge), Orhan Pamuk: Critical Essays on a Novelist between Worlds (Ibidem), Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk (Routledge), Post-1960 Novelists in Turkey, Making Connections, International Journal of the Humanities, and elsewhere. Her translations from German appeared in Best European Fiction edited by Aleksandar Hemon (Dalkey Archive Press). Her translation of Aslı Erdoğan’s book The Stone Building and Other Places was published by City Lights Books in 2018. She is the co-editor (with David Damrosch) of Approaches to Teaching the Works of Orhan Pamuk (MLA, 2017) and she is at work on a book manuscript titled Translation Criticism and the Construction of World Literature.

MemberNatalie Crohn Schmitt

…the Holkham Bible Picture Book and Queen Mary’s Psalter, Word and Image, 20, 2 (2004), 123-137.   “Commedia dell’ Arte: Characters, Scenarios, and Rhetoric,” Text and Performance Quarterly, 24, 1 (2004), 55-73.   “Morning Exercise,” Schools, 3, 2 (2006), 51-62.   “Creating Community: Expe…

Commedia dell’artePerformance StudiesTheatre Theory, Performance Philosophy, John CageWilliam Butler YeatsTheatre HistoryTheatre StudiesMedieval DramaAudience ParticipationAristotleA Chorus LineDramaEarly Modern English dramaChildren’s Pretend PlayChildren’s TheatreEducational TheatreImprovisationOedipusMedieval ArtMedieval TheatreRenaissance dramaSpalding GrayStanislávskiTom StoppardTheatre CriticismTheatre and LandscapeTheatre PhotographyTwentieth Century Drama, and The Wooster group