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New Faculty in English and Modern Languages

August 29, 2016

The Department of English and Modern Languages is pleased to welcome Dr. Allison Dushane as Assistant Professor of English.

Dr. Dushane received her Ph.D. in English from Duke University in 2008.  And she has been teaching at University of Arizona since that time.

Dr. Dushane’s research and teaching interests include eighteenth and nineteenth century literature, romanticism, aesthetic theory, environmental writing, and science studies. She is currently in the process of co-editing an annotated scholarly edition of Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden and finishing a book manuscript titled The Romantic Event: Matter, Agency, and Aesthetic Form.

She has published articles on Erasmus Darwin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and the relevance of Romantic-era aesthetics to contemporary environmental concerns.

Also, welcome to Dr. Calinda Shely as a visiting instructor in English.  Dr. Shely is a graduate of our master’s program and has taught with us as an adjunct most recently, and she has recently defended her dissertation in English at University of New Mexico.  Her dissertation title is “’The Distemper of a Gentleman’: Grotesque Visual and Literary Representations of Gout, 1744-1830.”

Welcome to Dr. Katherine Miller to the Department as a visiting instructor in English.  Dr. Miller received her PhD in English and creative writing fiction from Florida State University and an M.F.A. in creative writing fiction from University of Arizona.  Dr. Miller most recently taught at Texas A&M University: Kingsville.

And welcome Matias de Paula to the Department as an adjunct instructor in Spanish. Mr. de Paula received his MA in Linguistics from West Virginia University in Morgantown.

And welcome Katherine Garrison to the Department as an adjunct instructor in English. Garrison received her MA in Technical Communication from Texas Tech University.

And finally, welcome Carol Emmons to the Department as an adjunct instructor in English.  Emmons received her MA in English from Texas State University – San Marcos.

 

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