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.

MemberAnne Duggan

Anne E. Duggan is Professor of French and chair of the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University. Working between the French early modern tale tradition and twentieth- and twenty-first century French fairy-tale film, her most recent books include  Folktales and Fairy Tales: Traditions and Texts from around the World (4 vols. co-edited with Donald Haase, with Helen Callow); and Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality, and Class in the Fairy-Tale Cinema of Jacques Demy (2013; translated as Enchantements désenchantés: les contes queer de Jacques Demy, 2015). With Cristina Bacchilega, Professor Duggan is co-editor of Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies.

TopicConvocatoria para enviar propuestas IV Jornadas de ALCESXXI Julio 4-8 de 2017

SEMINARIO DE TRABAJO Y ESTUDIO: “Acercamientos transnacionales y afectivos al estudio del género y la sexualidad en la literatura y la cultura visual contemporáneas en el Estado Español” Fecha de envío de propuestas: 10 de agosto de 2016 <u>Organizadores:</u> Alfredo Martínez-Expósito (, Head of School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne, Australia Gema Pérez-Sánchez […]

Topic#338. Black German History and Culture in Research and Teaching (Roundtable)

Please join us for the following special session roundtable: MLA 2014 Convention • Chicago • Presidential Theme: Vulnerable Times 338. Black German History and Culture in Research and Teaching Friday, 10 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Arkansas, Sheraton Chicago Presiding: Maria S. Grewe, John Jay Coll. of Criminal Justice, City Univ. of New York   Session Description: […]

ReplyReply To: Convention Presentations

542. Debt and Indebtedness Saturday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Lincolnshire, Chicago Marriott Program arranged by the Division on English Literature Other Than British and American Presiding: Jennifer A. Wenzel, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1. “Accounting for Debt,” Miranda Joseph, Univ. of Arizona 2. “Debt and Anxiety of Influence in Vikram Seth’s An Equal […]

MemberDavid Geoffrey Lummus

David Lummus is the assistant director of the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He was previously on the faculty at Yale University and then at Stanford University, where he taught medieval and early modern Italian literature and culture. His publications on Boccaccio, Petrarch, and the Italian fourteenth century have appeared in journals such as Mediaevalia, Speculum, and Renaissance Quarterly as well as in books such as the Cambridge Companion to Boccaccio (2015) and Boccaccio: A Critical Guide to the Complete Works (2013). With Martin Eisner, he is co-editor of A Boccaccian Renaissance: Essays on the Early Modern Impact of Giovanni Boccaccio and His Works (University of Notre Dame Press, 2019). He has recently completed a monograph on conceptions of the civic role of the poet in fourteenth-century Italy, and he is the editor of the American Boccaccio Association’s Lectura Boccaccii for Day 6 of the Decameron.