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Catherine Andre

Catherine Andre

PhD Candidate
Education: BA (Hons), Major in English, Minor in Physics, Queen's University; MA in English, Queen's University
Area(s) of Study: Canadian Literature, Multicultural and Diaspora studies, Transnationalism
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Panayiota Argyrides

Panayiota (Patty) Argyrides

PhD Candidate
Email: 14pa6@queensu.ca
Education: BA in English, York University; MA in English, York University
Area(s) of Study: Modernism
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David Carruthers

David M. J. Carruthers

PhD Candidate
Email: 11dmjc@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) in Comparative Literature and English at Western University; MA in English at Western University
Area(s) of Study: Contemporary North American Literature; Environmental Criticism
Dissertation Title: "Becoming-Sorcerer: The Plant, the Power, and the Posthuman Periphery"
Supervisor: Molly Wallace
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Adam Cotton

Adam Cotton

PhD Candidate
Email: 0ac55@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, University of Toronto; MA English Language and Literature, Queen’s University
Area(s) of Study: Modernist Elegy
Dissertation Title: “Mourning, Reception and Reputation: The Elegiac Afterlife of Federico García Lorca”
Supervisor: Patricia Rae
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Alice Drysdale

Alice M. B. Drysdale

PhD Candidate
Email: 14ambd@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) University of Waterloo; BIT (Hons) University of Ontario Institute of Technology; MPhil Trinity College Dublin
Area(s) of Study: Contemporary Literature; The Fantastic and Popular Fiction
Dissertation Title: "Identity, Agency, and Self-Knowledge in Contemporary Fantasy’s Representations of Death as State, Space, and Role"
Supervisor: Shelley King
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Jeff Dzogola

Jeffrey Dzogola

PhD Candidate/Teaching Fellow
Email: 13jmd3@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) English Language and Literature at Western University; MA English Literature at York University
Area(s) of Study: Contemporary North American Literature, Trauma Studies and Bearing Witness
Dissertation Title: Traumatizing Narrative: National Tragedy, Identity Politics, and Witnessing in Contemporary American Fiction
Supervisor: Molly Wallace
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Shadi Ghazimoradi

Shadi Ghazimoradi

PhD Candidate
Email: 11sg28@queensu.ca
Education: BA, English, Shahid Beheshti University; MA, English, Shahid Beheshti University
Area(s) of Study: Gender and Sexuality; Comparative Literature
Dissertation Title: "Modern Mothers: Maternalism and Women's Labor in the Early Twentieth-Century Women's Rights Movements in Iran and Britain"
Supervisor: Chris Bongie
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Allison Goff

Allison Goff

PhD Candidate
Email: 31ag22@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) English Literature, Bishop’s University; MA English Literature, Queen’s University
Area(s) of Study: Early modern poetry and prose; Early modern education
Dissertation Title: ‘Divided into double parts’: Education and Gender in Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene
Supervisor: Gwynn Dujardin
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Brandy Harrison

Brandy Harrison

PhD Candidate
Email: 14blhh@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons), English Language and Literature, Brock University; Queen's University; MA English Language and Literature, Queen's University
Area(s) of Study: Renaissance Non-Dramatic Poetry and Prose
Dissertation Title: "'Our Inward Freedom': Literary Subjectivity and Absolute Monarchy in Early Modern England"
Supervisor: Elizabeth Hanson
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Tara Hilman

Tara Hilman

PhD Candidate
Email: 13teh2@queensu.ca
Education: BA English Language and Literature, University of Calgary; MA English Language and Literature, Queen's University
Area(s) of Study: British Romanticism; Women's Writing
Supervisor: John Pierce
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Katie Hunt

Katie Alyssa Hunt

PhD Candidate/Teaching Fellow
Email: 11kh24@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) in English University of Ottawa; MA in English, Queen's University
Area(s) of Study: British Romanticism, 18th/19th-century Science and Medicine
Dissertation Title: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Insomnia
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Sarah Kastner

Sarah Kastner

PhD Candidate
Email: 12sjk2@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) in English, Trent University; MA in English (Public Texts), Trent University
Area(s) of Study: Postcolonial Studies; Contemporary African Literature
Dissertation Title: “Scenes of Disclosure: Reading Bessie Head, Dambudzo Marechera, and Yvonne Vera Archivally”
Supervisors: Rosemary Jolly; Chris Bongie
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Jhordan Layne

Jhordan Layne

PhD Candidate
Email: 13jl34@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) in English and French Literature, Western University; MA in English, McMaster University
Area(s) of Study: Marlon James, Religion and Superstition in Jamaican Literature, Caribbean and Black British Literature
Supervisor: Chris Bongie
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Drew MacDonald

Drew Cater MacDonald

PhD Candidate
Email: 11dm31@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, Minor in History, Wilfrid Laurier University; MA in English Language and Literature, University of Victoria
Area(s) of Study: British Romanticism, Thomas De Quincey
Dissertation Title: Thomas De Quincey’s Affective Philosophy
Supervisor: Robert Morrison
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Jeremy MacFarlane

Jeremy MacFarlane

PhD Candidate
Email: 11jm55@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons), Mount Allison; MA, Acadia
Area(s) of Study: American literature, sociospatial theory
Dissertation Title: Urban Society, Uneven Development, and Utopian Impulses in Late Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Fiction
Supervisor: Molly Wallace
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Irene Mangoutas

Irene Mangoutas

PhD Candidate
Email: 21aim2@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons), University of Toronto; MA, University of Toronto
Area(s) of Study: Great War, Neo-Victorian
Dissertation Title: Memory and Magic: Nostalgia, the Great War, and the (neo)Victorian Imagination
Supervisor: Patricia Rae
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Nevena Martinović

Nevena Martinović

PhD Candidate
Email: 11nm67@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons), University of Toronto; MA, University of Guelph
Area(s) of Study: Theatre of the Long Eighteenth Century
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Emily Christina Murphy

Emily Christina Murphy

PhD Candidate
Email: 5em18@queensu.ca
Education: BAH, University of Victoria, 2009; MA, University of Alberta, 2010
Area(s) of Study: Modernist literature, women's writing, celebrity studies, history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, public and private writing, life writing, digital humanities, digital pedagogy
Dissertation Title: “Mad Modernisms: Gendered Mental Illness and Modernist Collaborative Forms”
Supervisor: Glenn Willmott
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Vika Nersisyan

Tatevik Vika Nersisyan

PhD Candidate
Email: 13tn19@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) English, Media Studies, and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto; MA, English, Queen's University
Area(s) of Study: Renaissance Poetry and Prose (Non-Dramatic)
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Suyin Olguin

Suyin Olguin

PhD Candidate/Teaching Fellow
Email: 14asor@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) in English Literature, Bishop's University; MA Etudes Anglaises, Universite de Montreal
Area(s) of Study: Victorian Literature
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Nicole Pacas

Nicole Pacas

PhD Candidate
Email: 11namp@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons), University of Calgary; MA English, Queen's University
Area(s) of Study: Comics Studies, Contemporary British and North American
Dissertation Title: Breaking the Bracelets of Submission: Women and Wartime Comics
Supervisors: Glenn Willmott and Asha Varadharajan
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Nikolai Rodrigues

Nikolai Rodrigues

PhD Candidate/Teaching Fellow
Email: 13nr6@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) and MA in English Language and Literature,University of Western Ontario
Area(s) of Study: Contemporary North American and British Literatures, race and monsters in fantasy literature
Dissertation Title: “Hybrid Zones”: Transgressing the Borders of Genres, Worlds, and Bodies in Recent Fantasy Literature
Supervisor: Shelley King
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Rupayan Roy

Rupayan Roy

PhD Candidate
Email: rupayan.roy@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons) with Distinction, Major in English and Minor in French, University of Guelph; MA in English, McMaster University
Area(s) of Study: British Victorian literature & American children’s fiction from the late 1860s to the early twentieth century
Dissertation Title: “Adult Readers and the Growing ‘New Girl’ in Major American Girls’ Fiction, 1900-1920”
Supervisor: Shelley King
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Lindsay Young

Lindsay Young

PhD Candidate
Email: l.young@queensu.ca
Education: BA (Hons), York University; MA Queen's University
Area(s) of Study: 19th century literature, visual and material culture, ghost fiction
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