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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Wednesday, September 11, 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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