Emma Bartholomew just read the bios of the other Villanova English grad students and is
appropriately intimidated. Nonetheless, she also happens to be a proud alumna of Randolph College, from which she graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in English and a minor in Curriculum and Instruction. Emma spent her junior year studying abroad in England, during which time she fell even further in love with nineteenth-century British and American literature. Emma has also devoted much of her time to the study of education and the performing arts. A Minnesotan by birth, Emma has a distinct preference for cold weather and fresh water over sunshine and the ocean. Among her other favorite things are Anna Karenina, hard cider, Seinfeld, 1950s fashion, and naps.
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Born and raised in New Orleans, but having lived in Columbus, Ohio for the past eight years, Julia received her degree in English at the College of Wooster in May 2014. While at Wooster, she completed a year-long independent study project examining females as heroes in young adult fantasy literature. She is deeply interested in gender studies, including feminism and queer theory, and she is interested in exploring Irish literature as a potential focus of study in the future. In fact, Julia has an affinity for Irish culture and has been learning to play the Irish fiddle for the past two years. In addition to her passion for Celtic music, she also loves playing the piano, and you will usually find her listening to music in her spare time. Some of her other favorite pastimes include reading, creative writing, and traveling.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Embodying Villanova’s slogan “Once a wildcat, always a wildcat,” Jennifer Bradley is back for her MA in English literature after graduating from Villanova University in 2013. She earned her BA in English and pursued minors in writing and rhetoric, Spanish, and psychology. Jennifer hopes to combine her love for literature and psychology in her research interests, which predominantly concern 20th century American literature and gender studies.
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Friday, September 12, 2014
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Monday, September 8, 2014
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Eric earned his BA in English from Penn State University in 2011. His fields of interest include late 19th- and early 20th-century American literature and media studies. In the past, he has written on issues of revision in Henry James’s Roderick Hudson and has explored questions of human experience in an increasingly technological world, using Nietzsche’s Birth of Tragedy as a parallel. Eric’s two great loves are wine and the written word, and when he isn’t in the classroom you’ll find him, glass in hand, either reading up on all things enology or just tasting… always tasting…
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Friday, September 5, 2014
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
writing and was active in theater and choir. She never grew out of playing pretend, and that is reflected in her literary interests: early modern drama, video game studies, audience study, and interpretative communities on the internet (fandom). She is interested in texts that are, or might be, experienced (or “played”) visually, aurally, and interactively, in very specific times and very specific spaces—an interest that has led her face-first into the digital humanities. Michelle loves her gaming PC, her furry children, a good glass of wine, and indoor rock climbing with her Companion Cube.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013
A proud Jersey girl, Theresa graduated with her BA in English from Saint Joseph's University in 2013. A gender studies minor, she presented multiple papers at various academic conferences throughout her undergraduate career; and her senior thesis, Out of the House: The Male Gaze and Women's Negotiation of it Through Literature, explored the theme of the male gaze as a lens through which women are defined, classified, and judged within texts written by contemporary American, British and French authors. Theresa is primarily interested in continuing to explore women and gender studies themes within literature while at Villanova. Outside of the classroom, she can usually be found in the gym, cooking at home, enjoying a class of wine, or shopping at J.Crew.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
After earning her B.A. in English literature with a leadership certification at Andrews University in December of 2012, Christine spent a semester substitute teaching in NJ. At Villanova, she plans to indulge her inner Anglophile immersing herself in British literature, especially the Victorian period. Christine has worked on student newspapers and journals, interned at Glamour and Elle Magazines, and freelance edited for a small book publishing company. In her free time, she enjoys participating in international mission trips, acrosport, yoga, emulating the sartorial choices of the Duchess of Cambridge, and perusing magazines while unwinding on a beach. She aspires to be a coffee connoisseur and indulges her love of travel whenever possible.
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Thursday, September 12, 2013
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Eric holds a BA in history and philosophy from Baylor University (2008) and an MA in medieval history from the University of York (2011). His research interests are structured around themes of history and (neo)medievalism in current (popular) culture and secondary worlds: everything from T. H. White to “What’s in your wallet?” to imaginative and genre fiction. At Villanova, Eric hopes to explore the utility of critical and cultural theory for approaching envisionings/ appropriations/ dismemberments of the medieval. When not at the library he enjoys craft beer, bands with fiddles, and discovering the Northeast by rail.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Jeffrey graduated from Binghamton University in 2011 with a BA in English. His primary academic interests include British and American modernism, Southern gothic fiction, and the confluence of literature and language with the philosophy of Nietzsche, Deleuze, Blanchot, Foucault, and Bataille. He has a particular reverence for the modernist works of William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf and maintains a recreational interest in 19th Century French literature. Outside academic study, he enjoys watching and playing soccer, listening to the music of Tom Waits, and obsessing over classic film.
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Monday, September 9, 2013
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John graduated from Seton Hall University in 2012 with a BA in English. He loves some writer from just about any period, from John Donne to Robert Browning to Derek Walcott, and wrote on the latter for his undergraduate seminar. He is also fascinated by, and hopes against hope to do research on, the way that comic books have recently taken up not just literature but literary theory as subject matter. Conversation topics that you bring up with John at your own risk: Bruce Springsteen, Neil Gaiman, Star Wars, Borges, moombahton, Transmetropolitan, and dark matter. You may face hour-long rants. You have been warned.
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