Jeremy De Chavez, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Macau. While his research and teaching areas are primarily in Postcolonial Studies, Global Anglophone Literature, and Critical/Cultural Theory, he is committed to being a strategic generalist with wide-ranging interests across literary periods, genres, and cultural forms.
Contemporary and postcolonial fiction; mass media; modernism; the novel. I am Editor for British and Anglophone Literature at the journal Contemporary Literature. I am working on a collaborative book with Mark Garrett Cooper (University of South Carolina) provisionally called “Mass Media and the Humanities Workforce.” I am also writing a book with the working title “Mega: How Mass Media Make Contemporary Cities” and am the author of Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011 (Cambridge UP, 2012) and The Modernist Novel and the Decline of Empire (Cambridge UP, 2005, 2009).
Modern British literature; Anglophone literatures, Indian and South Asian literatures in English; World literature; literatures in Indian and South Asian languages (Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, Urdu); colonial and postcolonial literatures; modern theory, classical studies, comparative studies; poetry and poetics, fiction and narrative theory, novel and short story; planetary modernism and modernist studies; cosmopolitanism, migration and diaspora, postcolonial realism; literary translation and translation studies
I am Associate Professor of English at the University of California-Riverside, where I am a member of the Southeast Asian Studies program, SEATRiP (Southeast Asia Text, Ritual, and Performance). I research and teach anglophone literatures from South Asia and Southeast Asia from postcolonial and globalizing perspectives. From 2014-2017 I was the contributor for Southeast Asia in the “New Literatures” section of the Year’s Work in English Studies. If you would like a copy of any of my journal articles or book chapters, please do not hesitate to contact me by email (email@example.com).
world Anglophone postcolonial literature
British literature after 1832
Statement of Interest as Candidate for MLA’s Executive Committee LLC 20th and 21st Century English and Anglophone Literatures My interest in serving on the Executive Committee for Twentieth and Twenty-First Century English and Anglophone Literatures stems from my ongoing research within these fields and from my commitment to addressing the changing structure of the profession and its effects on knowledge production and scholarly activity. I take the current ideological and financial pressures placed on the humanities and literary studies occurring in the context of ecological and employment crises as challenges to be met on a number of fronts. I will work toward fomenting an inclusive atmosphere in the organization of sessions, panels, and other scholarly activities to encourage dialogue among all ranks of teacher-scholars across racial, gender, ethnic, sexual, and class identifications. I am interested in supporting a range of scholarship that foregrounds methodological debates about interpretative practices and ways of reading colonial, postcolonial, and neocolonial modernities; scholarship that reflects on the protocols of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary formations in era of an increasingly globalized and digitalized literary studies; and scholarship that considers how these debates, practices, and protocols are shaped by precarities emergent with the contraction of employment opportunities and resources for those working in the fields of twentieth and twenty-first century literatures. I will work to encourage the participation of graduate students, Early Career Researchers, and independent scholars in reimagining the intellectual landscape of the field and its professional practices. Finally, given the unevenly experienced effects of the climate crisis, I will support environmental humanities work that foregrounds marginalized perspectives while reconfiguring the boundaries of humanistic thought through engagement with social sciences, natural sciences, and science and technology research.
Modern and Contemporary Anglophone poetry, American literature, gender and sexuality.
South Asian literature, post-colonial literature, Indian cinema, South Asian women writers, African literature, Anglophone world literature
Mark David Kaufman, PhD, is Assistant Professor of English at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, where he teaches literature and film studies. His scholarship has appeared in James Joyce Quarterly, Hypermedia Joyce Studies, Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, Public Domain Review, European Journal of American Studies, Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Twentieth-Century Literature, and The Space Between. Currently, he is at work on a book project, tentatively titled Spyography: Modernism, Espionage, and the Militant Aesthetic State, focusing on the relationship between modernism and national security, the weaponization of the humanities during wartime, and the cultivation of writers as spies by the Anglo-American intelligence community . Teaching and research interests: Modern and Contemporary British, Irish, and Anglophone Literature; Transatlantic Modernism; New Modernist Studies; Law and Literature; Espionage; Hermetic Tradition; Clinical Gaze; Literary Theory
Anglophone South Asian Literature and Culture, Postcolonial theory and literature, South Asian American Literature and culture, issues of political economy, gender, class, social justice, development, and the environment