Welcome back to campus and to the 2023-2024 academic year, with a special welcome to first-year students and newly declared majors and minors! I’m delighted to greet you in my role as new department chair.
“Raising High & Saying Goodbye: Rebecca Radillo is a graduating senior majoring in English. She currently has an internship with TheDailyFandom.org where she writes on pop culture with an academic lens–she already has an article published analyzing Doctor Strange through an Orientalist and disability lens. She will be attending Boston College in the fall for […]
COVID-19 has exacerbated anti-Asian racism—the demonization of a group of people based on their perceived social value—in the United States in the cultural and political life. Professor Alexa Alice Joubin recently published an article that analyzes the language of racism and misogyny. Her article also offers strategies for inclusion during and after the […]
Professor and Deputy Chair of English Patricia Chu published her book Where I Have Never Been: Migration, Melancholia, and Memory in Asian American Narratives of Return (Temple, 2019) just last Fall! Her book provides valuable insight into the narratives of diasporic Asians, as their offspring travel to Asia to reclaim their heritage. Where I Have Never Been “reframes […]
What is the subject of your dissertation and how did you decide what your topic would be? My dissertation is about paratexts – all the stuff that’s not technically part of the “main” text but that serves to present it in some way. Titles are paratexts, as are introductions, footnotes, endnotes, appendices, etc. More specifically, I […]