PhD Student Profiles

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Aaron Angello

Aaron Angello is a fourth-year PhD student, currently writing his dissertation about the ways in which digital poets are confronting and resisting power in their work. Aaron received an MFA from the University of Colorado Boulder and a BA from Antioch University Los Angeles. When he is not researching and writing about digital art and poetry, he is making it. Contact…

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Allison Shelton

Allison Shelton holds a BA from UC Santa Cruz and an MA from CUNY Hunter College. She was awarded the Hunter College English Department’s “Best MA Thesis” prize in 2013 for her comparative exploration of two stories of Indigenous resistance by Mahasweta Devi and Leslie Marmon Silko. Her current research interests include Indigenous resistance movements in India, South…

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Cayla D. Eagon

Cayla Eagon earned her BA from Winthrop University and her MA from Illinois State University. In 2013 she worked as the editorial assistant for Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries. She was awarded Winthrop University’s Caskey Award for Scholarship in the Humanities 2012 and ISU’s Glenn Grever Award for Outstanding Teaching in 2014. Cayla…

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Christopher Haynes

Christopher Haynes is a PhD candidate in his fifth year at CU Boulder. He is currently dissertating. Or at least trying to.  Contact info Christopher Haynes CV 2014 Areas of interest Literary history Comic books and graphic novels Modern and contemporary literature Media studies Q&A For you, what is the most…

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Dan Larson

Dan Larson is a 4th year PhD student, currently writing his dissertation project on the doctrine of the resurrection of the dead in British Romantic literature. He earned an MA in 2011 from the University of New Mexico, where his thesis examined the affective work of literary allegories. At CU Boulder, he teaches Modern and Contemporary Literature courses that focus on…

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Deven Parker

Deven Parker is a second-year PhD student in the Department of English. Her research interests include British Romanticism, media studies, critical theory, poetics, drama, and print culture. She is group coordinator for the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Graduate Reading Group ("18/19"), and PhD representative for the English Graduate Student Council ("EGSC"). She…

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Grace Rexroth

Grace Rexroth holds a BA from Colorado State University and an MA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2010 she received CSU's English Department Essay Award for her essay “Facing the Fall: A Psychoanalytic Examination of Mortal Fear and Acceptance in the Iliad.” In 2014 she completed her MA thesis, “'Pirates on the Sea of Literature': Uncovering the Erotic…

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J. Michael Martinez

J. Michael Martinez received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and he is a Ph.D. Candidate in Literature at the University of Colorado at Boulder. His latest book, from the University of Arizona Press, is "In the Garden of the Bridehouse." He is the Poetry Editor of NOEMI Press and his poetry has been anthologized in Ahsahta Press' "The Arcadia…

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Josette Lorig

Josette Lorig holds a BA from the University of Illinois-Urbana, a MS from Illinois State University, and a Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. Contact info Important links Josette Lorig's Curriculum Vitae Area/s of interest 20th Century American Literature and Culture Gender and Sexuality Studies 19th and…

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Melanie Lo

Melanie Lo is a second year PhD student at CU Boulder. She received her BA and MA from Loyola University Chicago in 2012. Her research interests include Renaissance drama and literature, early modern English historiography, philosophies of emotion, and affect theory. She is currently preparing to take her qualifying exams in the Spring of 2015, after which she will begin her…

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Nodin de Saillan

Nodin de Saillan earned his MA from CU-Boulder and his BA from Warren Wilson College. His research interests include Renaissance and Early Modern studies, animality studies, ecocriticism, and neomaterialism. Contact Info Areas of interest Renaissance and Early Modern literature Animality Studies Ecocriticism Neomaterialism Speculative…

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Quentin Story McAndrew

Quentin Story McAndrew holds a BA and MA from Stanford University in English (master's thesis: "Alchemy and the Alchemical Metaphor in John Keats's Endymion). After Stanford, Quentin took a long detour for a career in publishing and the corporate world, including directing new product and new business development for Time-Life Books and running their trade business in…

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