Monia Azzalini is a Senior Research Associate at Osservatorio di Pavia, a leading Italian institute in media analysis, where she trained as a researcher after graduating in 1994. Her main areas of activity concern applied research and studies related to media and gender, diversity and inclusion, public and political communication, journalism, and media language. In April 2022 she obtained a Ph.D. in Linguistics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with a thesis on gender representations in the Italian news language. She has authored three monographs, several articles, and book chapters.
Doris Barkin is a Lecturer at the City College of New York, and faculty advisor to the literary journal Promethean. Dr. Barkin teaches a graduate seminar, “Gender in Early Modern English Drama: Masculinities and Femininities,” and “#MeToo Shakespeare.” Her chapter “Early Modern Pantsuit Politics: Shifting Masculinities in Shakespeare’s Two Gentlemen of Verona” is published in Paradigm Shifts During the Global Middle Ages and the Renaissance, edited by Albrecht Classen, (Brepols, N.V./S.A 2019). She has been published in American Book Review, Poetry in Performance, and It’s All About Shoes, (Plain View Press). She has been awarded The Professional Staff Congress – City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Award for “#MeToo Shakespeare: Intersections of Early Modern and Contemporary Violence, Power, and Gender,” Dr. Barkin has presented at various panels and conferences, most recently at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (MLA) on Middleton and Shakespeare.
Sveva Battaglia (Ph.D.) holds a Ph.D. in “Linguistic and Literary Sciences”. She specialized in “intercultural communication” and “language teaching”. She is currently working as a post-doc researcher at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice (Department of Linguistics and Cultural Studies). Her interests deal with intercultural communication applied to a wide range of contexts: from business purposes to literature teaching.
Paul Beehler is an Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of English. He is Associate Director of the University Writing Program and Director of the Entry Level Writing Requirement for the University of California at Riverside, He supervises and mentors graduate and undergraduate students across a host of disciplines, all of whom teach writing. His research interests include Shakespeare, popular culture, composition pedagogy, and writing program administration. In these areas, he has published two dozen articles. He is co-founder of the Writing And Foster Youth Alliance and lives in Southern California with his wife, Dorene, and two children, Harry and Megan.
Marina Brownlee is the Robert Schirmer Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Her books include: The Severed Word: Ovid’s ‘Heroides’ and the ‘Novela Sentimental, Poetics of Literary Theory in Lope and Cervantes and The Cultural Labyrinth of María de Zayas. She has co-edited a number of volumes on comparative medieval and early modern topics, including Renaissance Encounters. Greek East and Latin West. Her most recent medieval contribution is an essay on the origins of medieval Iberian lyric and narrative in a volume entitled Literary Beginnings in the European Middle Ages published by Cambridge University Press.
Natalia Carbajosa (Ph.D.) earned her Dissertation on Shakespearean Studies at the University of Salamanca and is currently Associate Professor of English at the Technical University of Cartagena (Spain). She is the author of essays, articles and translations on twentieth-century Anglo-American poets. She has won the AEDEAN Translation Award for her work on Lorine Niedecker (2019) and the Javier Coy Reseach Award for her study Female Beatness (2021, in collaboration with Isabel Castelao-Gómez). Currently she is working on an R+D project about T. S. Eliot’s verse drama. Her translation of The Waste Land will be published in an academic volume in 2022.
Ashley Diedrich earned her doctorate in American literature from Northern Illinois University and is an independent scholar whose scholarship focuses on women’s literature and post- modern American literature. Her interest in the works of contemporary American white women writers examines why these writers disregard ancestry and racial privilege in their character development of female protagonists. Her essay, “The Confines and Freedoms of Female Identity in Diana Abu-Jaber’s Arabian Jazz,” was recently published in Humanities Bulletin.
Agnieszka Gutthy is a Professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Southeastern Louisiana University. Her research interests include comparative literature, literature of exile, and Europe minority literature and cultures (Basques in Spain and Kashubians in Poland). Some of her publications are Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe (New York: Peter Lang, 2009); Exile and the Narrative/Poetic Imagination (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars, 2010); Romantic Weltliteratur of the Western World (New York: Peter Lang, 2020) and numerous articles on Spanish, Polish, Basque, and Kashubian literature.
Dennis Jackson is a retired Professor of English and Director of Journalism at the University of Delaware. He served 10 years as Editor of the international journal The D.H. Lawrence Review and was President of the D.H. Lawrence Society of North America. He received that group’s 1999 “Harry T. Moore Distinguished Scholar Award for Lifetime Achievement in D.H. Lawrence Studies.” In addition to his many essays on other Modernist writers, Jackson co- edited four books of criticism on Lawrence and published dozens of articles about the author’s life and works.
Marie Liénard-Yeterian, Ph.D., HDR is a Full Professor of American literature and cinema at Université Côte d’Azur in Nice since 2012. Former Assistant Professor at Ecole Polytechnique (Paris, France) and Bard College (Annandale-on-Hudson, USA). Visiting professorships at UNIL and EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland). She has written articles and books on the gothic and grotesque modes, on the representation of the American South on Screen, and a full- length study of William Faulkner’s work with Hollywood titled Faulkner et le cinéma. Her recent publications include fiction under her pen name Thomas Thérèse: Ombres et murmures (short stories) and Autopsy of a War (a pandemic novel). She is currently working on Creative NonFiction projects.
Kiara Massar was born in Rochester, New York, and has earned two Master’s Degrees, one in English and one in Urban Education. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Northcentral University, working on a Doctorate in Education. She teaches at St. John Fisher University as a Visiting Instructor and SUNY Geneseo College as an Adjunct Instructor. She teaches classes for Women & Gender Studies, African American Studies, and the English Department at both institutes. In 2017, Kiara Massar was nominated for the Presidential Teaching Excellence Award, and in the Spring of 2022, she was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching.
Maria Mikolchak has been serving as tenured faculty in the Department of English and the Department of Languages and Cultures at St. Cloud State University, the largest undergraduate university in Minnesota, since 2001. Having graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies in 2000. Her interests lie in the intersection of several languages, including English, Russian, French, and German, and Gender Studies, which is reflected in her research. As a native speaker of Russian, she has been especially interested in the cultural and political intricacies of Russia’s relationships with its European neighbors.
Max Molchan is a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at Northern Illinois University studying immigrant and minority literature with a focus on the short story. He is a recent recipient of second place in the Arnold Fox award contest for the essay “The High Cost of Model Behavior.”
Pamela L. Pérez was born in New York, New York. She spent her childhood in La Paz, Bolivia and Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and San José, Costa Rica. She graduated from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid where she obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in Political Science and Sociology. There she taught Spanish Cultural Geography. Dr. Pérez, currently, teaches at California State University, Northridge. She has participated in international conferences, and been published in international journals on subjects ranging from the Environment to Spanish Literature.
Dolores Rangel is a native of Monterrey, Mexico. She studied Licenciada en Letras Españolas (BA in Spanish Letters) in the Tec de Monterrey. She received her MA in Spanish from New Mexico State University and her Ph.D. in Latin American Literature with a Hispanic Linguistic minor from the University of Buffalo at New York. Dr. Rangel taught literature and language courses for several years in the Tec de Monterrey and has been Visiting Professor in Queen’s University in Canada and in the University of Texas at Brownsville. In Fall 2005 she joined the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Georgia Southern University. She teaches all levels of Spanish at the undergraduate and graduate level. She has participated in the studies abroad programs in Costa Rica, Madrid, and Seville.
John Reilly, Ph.D., M.F.A. Cornell University. BA Harpur College. University researcher and instructor of American Literature, African American Literature, and Dramatic Literature. Specialties: 19th - 21st Century American Literature and African-American Literature, Western Drama from Antiquity to the Present, and Creative Writing of Drama and Fiction. Tenured in the Department of English at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California.
Tugba Sevin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Language and Literature at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she teaches courses in Spanish and Italian language and literature. She also serves as the World Languages Coordinator. She has over 22 years of experience in teaching languages. She received her Ph.D. degree in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Sevin also has an MAT degree from Florida Atlantic University. She has presented in many national and international conferences and has been invited as a keynote speaker at various lectures and workshops across the world. She has published extensively on Spanish Literature, Culture, Identity and Teaching Methodologies. Dr. Sevin’s research focuses on Hispanic Literature, Travel Literature, Mediterranean Studies, Cultural Studies, and E-Learning.
Linda Strahan is the Emerita Associate Director of the University Writing Program at the University of California, Riverside. Besides teaching classes in composition and modern literature, she is co-author with Kathleen Moore of the Write It series of textbooks, Write It: A Process Approach to Composition, Write It Review, and Write It.5. Her other publications include articles on modern novelists, such as Evelyn Waugh and John Galsworthy, and journal contributions in the field of mystery fiction.
Lash Keith Vance has been teaching developmental writing, online lab courses, and first-year composition at UC Riverside since 1996. In his career, he has conducted scores of professional development presentations and workshops, worked for the Inland Area Writing Project as a Teacher Consultant to serve K-16 teachers in the Southern California region, served as a Table Leader for the Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE), and has been the Director of Computer-Assisted Instruction for the UCR Writing Program since 2004. Along the path of his life, he has collected three masters’ degrees, a Ph.D., and has co-authored a national textbook with Tophat entitled, A Reader’s Guide to Writing.