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441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458



     
Li Yun alvarado Li Yun Alvarado
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Contemporary American Literature, Latin American and Latina/o Studies, Poetry and Poetics, Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Theory, Creative Writing
 
     
Anna Beskin Anna Beskin
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century English Literature; Restoration Drama; and, Animal Studies
 
     
Jamie Bolker  Jamie Bolker
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Representations of place and environment in nineteenth-century and early American literature
 
     
Anthony Brano Anthony Brano
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of Interest: Early Modern English Literature, The Restoration, Memory, Theory of Comedy, Pedagogy, Technology in the Classroom
 
     
Steven Bruso Steven Bruso
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of Interest: Medieval English literature; Medieval romances; Arthurian literature; fantasy literature; masculinity studies; violence
 
     
Patrick Burns Patrick Burns
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Roman poetry, Hellenistic Greek poetry, ancient literary criticism, medieval curricula, translationtheory, digital humanities
 
     
Alexis Butzner Alexis Marie Butzner
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Early Modern English Literature; Late Medieval Literature; Early Print and Publication; Medical Literature
 
     
Leslie Carpenter Leslie Carpenter
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: My general areas of interest are Medieval Literature, Old English and Early Middle English Language, Old English Prosody, and Manuscript Studies. Specifically, I study matters of scribal reception during the transitional stages of 11th- and 12th-century English language and prosody
 
     
 Will Fenton William Fenton
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Nineteenth-Century American Literature; American Studies; Digital Humanities
Faculty Memorial Hall Room 405D
(239) 410-7982
Office Hours:
Tuesday 9 - 5; Thursday, 12 - 3:30; Friday, 12 - 3:30 p.m.
     
Julie Fifelski Julie Fifelski
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: I currently study the wide array of domestically-manufactured products in the antebellum United States, and how popular authors represent and engage with these products textually.
Dealy Hall
Room 552W
     
Caroline Hagood Caroline Hagood
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: 20th century American; poetry and film
 
     
Sharon Harris Sharon Harris
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: I study primarily poetry and drama in the early modern period extending into the Restoration and eighteenth century. My  research focus is on literary representations of music including music's relation to science, sound, space, motion, power, and agency. With my interest in music, naturally I also study performance and performativity. Lately I've been nursing a long-held fascination with theories of consent, particularly in terms of gendered, sexual, and political relations
 
   
Boyda Johnstone Boyda Johnstone
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Medieval dream vision texts; text-and-image relations; visual hermeneutics; manuscript studies
 
     
Nathan Melson Nathan Melson
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Medieval religious devotion and economics; history of the Franciscan order; history of social assimilation and integration
 
     
David Pedersen David Pederson
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: I am interested in the linguistic difficulties that arose as Latin missionaries attempted to convert the Germanic territories of Europe and the blended religious imagination that resulted from these interactions
 
     
Samantha Sabalis Samantha Sabalis
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: I work on late Medieval literature, with a focus on hagiography and lay spirituality
 
     
Christi Spain-Savage  Christi Spain-Savage
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Early modern literature, gender studies, space/place theory, theater history, writing by women
 
     
Judith Stuchiner  Judith Stuchiner
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: Enthusiasm and the Working-Class in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature
 
     
Amin Tajbhai Amina Tajbhai
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: EarlyModern British Literature, Milton, and Portrayals of Women, Environment, andthe Use of Science in Literature
 
     
Jane Van Slembrouck Jane Van Slembrouck
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: My dissertation looks at how perceptions of illness and disability in the U.S. in the mid-late nineteenth century intersected with cultural notions of character or personal authenticity. Some of my texts/topics include Julia Ward Howe's fiction "The Hermaphrodite"; Emily Dickinson and portrait photography, and Helen Keller's vexed public reception
 
     
Charlotte Willis Charlotte Willis
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of interest: I am theorizing the ways that disability impacts the pastoral ideal in American literature about the home
 
     
Jordan Windholz Jordan Windholz
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of Interest: Early Modern English Literature; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Poetry and Poetics; Creative Writing
Dealy Hall Room 550
(718) 817-4034
Office Hours:
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
     
Liza Zitelli  Liza Zitelli
Ph.D., Candidate, Fordham University
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Areas of Interest: My research blends literary studies with cultural studies and examines the representation of cognitive disabilities in American literature. I am passionate about understanding the history and politics of representing mental disability, and about understanding how those representations affect our social policies concerning our cognitively diverse population
 
 
     
     
  



 


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