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Everett Lang

September 20, 2021


2010, B.A. (Hons) Literae Humaniores, University of Oxford

2018, M.A. Ancient Greek and Latin, Boston College


Everett Lang studies Ancient Greek and Latin literature, primarily from the Roman Imperial period, and its later reception in Early Modern Britain and northern Europe.

Isabel Howard

August 5, 2021


2020, BA English, Trinity College Dublin


Isabel is a first year PhD student specializing in Medieval literature and Digital Humanities. Their research broadly involves concepts of sexuality and gender in Middle English literature and the analysis of early English texts using digital methods.

Isabel obtained a BA from Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. Their digital capstone project involved researching the form and representation of two romance texts found in TCD MS 432, a manuscript miscellany compiled between the 14th and 16th centuries. They have also collaborated with the Perseus Digital Library in tagging and annotating Old English treebanks of Beowulf.

Anthony DiNardo

September 28, 2020


2018, AA Liberal Arts, Northern Virginia Community College

2020, BA English/History, Mary Baldwin University


Tony DiNardo is a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Their main area of research deals with the value positionings of, and the cultural work performed by, the fantastic from the medieval romance to modern genre fantasy and science fiction. They have also done more conventional work in medieval and early modern theological and devotional thought from Wyclif to Donne. Other interests of theirs include Stuart historiography, faith and labor in the Victorian social novel, the poetry of the Irish literary revival, and video game narratives.

Lindsay Ragle-Miller

September 22, 2020


BA, English with Teacher’s Certification, Minor in Medieval Studies, Eastern Illinois University, 2009

MA, English, Wayne State University, 2020


I am currently a first-year PhD student at the University of North-Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I teach ENGL 105, the introductory composition course. My research is focused in Medieval Studies, particularly through the lenses of Disability Studies and Queer Studies.


Miller, Lindsay, Sarah Chapman and Lynn Losh 2019. Going beyond Lear: Performance and Taming of the Shrew. Dividing the Kingdoms:Interdisciplinary Methods for Teaching King Lear to Undergraduates: Performance: Wayne State University.

Ragle-Miller, Lindsay et. Al. The Warrior Women Project: Wayne State University.


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Thomas Eric Simonson

September 18, 2019


2019, MA in English, Wake Forest University

2017, BA in English, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Thomas Eric Simonson divides his time between literature of the early modern era, especially drama, and 20th century transatlantic studies and literary theory.

Theodore Nollert

September 11, 2019
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2016, BA English, Rhodes College

2019, MA English, University of Alabama


I specialize in literature, religion, and politics from 1550-1640, with expertise in lyric, dramatic, and narrative poetry from Chaucer to Milton (including Shakespeare). In addition to secondary competency in literary prose from 1500-1800, and special familiarity with the work of Laurence Sterne, I have taught courses on literature for primary and secondary schools, universities, continuing education programs, and correctional education programs. 

My dissertation will evaluate the political gist of English literary depictions of Julius Caesar in the context of more radical political theory


Mellon Fellowship (2019-2024)
Ruth Rose Richardson Award (2020)

David Hall

August 23, 2019


2018, BA English & Computer Science, University of Virginia


The focus of my studies in the English Department is on video games and understanding how stories get told in this new, developing medium. I am particularly interested in questions of agency, empathy, and virtuality in video game narratives, and how these questions provide interesting and useful lenses outside of the video game medium. I also work on questions of legitimacy and pedagogy surrounding games, and how the physical space of gameplay is important to the inclusion of video games into the academic sphere.


  • 2019 Center for Faculty Excellence – Lenovo Instructional Innovation Grant

Emily Youree

August 12, 2019
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2019, BA English, Samford University


Emily is a PhD candidate focusing on late-medieval Middle English literature. She is especially interested in questions of authority, counter-authority, legality, and outlawry in late fourteenth and early fifteenth century political poetry and outlaw tales, including Piers Plowman, texts in the Piers Plowman tradition, and Robin Hood traditions.


  • 2022 Joseph Breen Award for Outstanding Work in the Field of Medieval Studies
  • 2021 ARPA Graduate Degree Completion Grant
  • 2020 Joseph Breen Award for Outstanding Work in the Field of Medieval Studies

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Mandy L. Fowler

February 14, 2019


2015, MA English, The Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at The University of Alabama

2013, BA English, Angelo State University


Mandy L. Fowler is a PhD student specializing in early modern literature and the history of medicine. Her research interests include patient-caregiver exchanges, performances of care, and the material experiences of illness. She is more broadly interested in early modern approaches to human bodies (“be they alive or dead”) and the senses.

Her most recent presentations explore the role of the physician in Donne’s Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions the relationship between of olfaction and practices of reading in the sixteenth century.

Fowler is also interested in the medical humanities more generally and has a background in health sciences writing from her time as an editor and writer with The University of Alabama’s Institute for Rural Health Research.

She completed her master’s thesis, “They are gone to read upon me:” The Donnean Body-Text, with the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance studies.