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Thursday, August 24, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Nick graduated from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, where he played baseball and majored in English. He studied Russian Literature and Contemporary Fiction, but the curriculum was expansive and holistic, not suggesting a genuine ‘focus.’ After college he took up remote work, teaching English to South Koreans with an internet phone and used the opportunity to backpack through Asia, South America and Europe. At Villanova he will be a Graduate Assistant in the Center for Access
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Christian has worked as a waiter, a surveyor, a copywriter, a cleaner of carpets, and a video producer, and once even got paid to play a video game. His greatest claim to fame is that M. Night Shyamalan once told him he had ruined everything. His research interests include anything that makes academic study relevant to the life and imagination of non-academic people. Right now - seriously, right this minute - he is trying to think of a way to do that for the sixteenth-century poet Edmund Spenser.
Christian writes fiction and creative nonfiction whenever he has a spare moment. He also writes poetry that he is too embarrassed to read to anyone but his wife. He and his wife have an infant daughter, who, in true sacramental faith, does her level best to experience the world primarily by eating it.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Sarah graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in literary studies and a minor in political science from Wesley College in her home state of Delaware in 2017. Sarah has particular interest in the interconnection between American culture, film, history (both domestic and transatlantic), literature, media, music, and politics. As a member of the Honors Program, she developed a thesis about the prevalence of Milton's Lucifer archetype in American pop-culture and presented her work during Wesley's Scholars Day event during her senior year. In 2016, Sarah presented a thesis about the importance of fan-fiction at the 27th Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Conference and plans to present again this year about the way in which television shows affect Americans' perceptions of vigilantism. Aside from academia, Sarah loves to read and write, attend baseball games, and binge-watch series on Netflix.