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MemberRich Willis

The ideal PMLA essay exemplifies the best of its kind, whatever the kind; addresses a significant problem; draws out clearly the implications of its findings; and engages the attention of its audience through a precise, readable presentation. A significant problem Shakespeare has is an influence of his father’s religion on him; and on his work. And upon the work of his rival poet.

MemberKatharine Trostel

Katie Trostel earned her PhD in Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She serves as Assistant Professor of English at Ursuline College where she has a special interest in Latin American women’s writing, composition, and the digital humanities. Her research project is entitled, “Memoryscapes: Women Chart the Post-Trauma City in 20th- and 21st- Century Latin America.” It examines the treatment of urban space and memories of state-sponsored violence in the works of Latin American women writers of the post-trauma or post-dictatorship generation. She analyzes a largely unexplored archive of contemporary fiction that represents public spaces in the post-trauma city, and negotiates the relationship between collective and individual memory. Her work demonstrates the central role of women in debates over the public memorialization of state-sponsored violence in Argentina (Tununa Mercado), Chile (Nona Fernández), Mexico (Ana Clavel), and Peru (Karina Pacheco Medrano), and extends theories of memory and urban space by arguing that fictional cityscapes serve as primary sites through which difficult national memories are worked through. She also serves as the coordinator of the Venice Ghetto Collaboration.

MemberBrianna Grantham, PhD

After living on St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands for five years, Brianna relocated to the Pacific Northwest in February 2015. In the spirit of civilization and maturity, Brianna then rejoined the corporate world as a proposal and marketing writer for a technology solutions company until late 2015. She left the corporate world after realizing it’s not all it’s cracked up to be, focusing her time and energy on completing her doctoral work and relaunching her business. Brianna graduated with her PhD in Creative Writing in July 2017. She currently offers writing, editing, and marketing services through her marketing and communications consulting company, BJG Consulting, LLC full-time. Brianna also reads and reviews books for new and established authors. She typically specializes in Young Adult (YA) fiction, science fiction, fantasy, female-centric and feminist literature, family themes, and academic pieces, but is open to all queries. Brianna’s research interests include feminist theory in literature, teaching Standard English composition to English-dialect speakers, bridging culture gaps between texts and students, bridging the communication divide between professors and students, teaching composition using novels, and effective pedagogy for teaching English composition.

MemberLisa L. Tyler

Lisa Tyler teaches literature, composition, and business communication at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio. She serves on the board of the Jane Austen Society of North America and on the editorial advisory board of the Hemingway Review. She is the author or editor of four books and has published more than 40 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.