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Ph.D.s 2002-2003

Joshua Benjamin Fisher, Ph.D. 2002

Visiting Assistant Professor, West Virginia University

Dissertation: Misreading and the Parameters of Exemplarity in Early Modern England
Dissertation Committee: Sara van den Berg and Barbara Fuchs (co-directors), Paul Remley, Fred Levy

Christy E. Flores, Ph.D. 2002

Instructor, Fullerton College

Dissertation: The Politics of Racial and Cultural Hybridity in 20th Century American Fiction
Dissertation Committee: Johnnella Butler (sup), Juan Guerra, Lauro Flores

Tedra S. Osell, Ph.D. 2002

Acting Instructor, University of Washington, 2002-03

Dissertation: The Ghost Writer: English Essay Periodicals and the Materialization of the Public in the Eighteenth Century
Dissertation Committee: Marshall Brown (sup), Thomas Lockwood, Barbara Fuchs, Srinivas Aravamudan

Anne Elizabeth Raine, Ph.D. 2002

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2002-03

Dissertation: A Thing Wide Open: Nature, Modernity, and American Women Writers
Dissertation Committee: Priscilla Wald and Jessica Burstein (co-directors), Mark Patterson, Ross Posnock

Margaret Roland, Ph.D. 2002

Acting Assistant Professor, Lewis and Clark College

Dissertation: Material Malory: The Roman War account in the Caxton and Winchester Documents and a Parallel-Text Edition
Dissertation Committee: Paul Remley (sup), Miceal Vaughan, Anne Curzan, Raimonda Modiano

Lauren Anne Stasiak, Ph.D. 2002

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2003

Dissertation: Victorian Professinals, Intersubjectivity, and the fin-de-siecle Gothic Text
Dissertation Committee: Lauren Goodlad and Kathleen Blake (co-chairs), Marshall Brown

Ph.D.s 2001-2002

Helane Denise Adams, Ph.D. 2002

Assistant Professor, Miami University-Middletown

Dissertation: "Powers From the Deep": Ethnic Cultural Memory and Wholeness Theory in Fiction by African American and Chicana Women
Dissertation Committee: Johnnella Butler (sup), Juan Guerra, John Walter, Lauro Flores

Steven Wade Browning, Ph.D. 2002

Acting Instructor, University of Washington, 2002-03

Dissertation: Webwriting 281: Coding, Compromise and Considerations in Teaching Writing for the World Wide Web
Dissertation Committee: George Dillon (sup), Gail Stygall, Anis Bawarshi

Michael Filas, Ph.D. 2001

Assistant Professor, Westfield State College

Dissertation: Cyborg Subjectivity
Dissertation Committee: Malcolm Griffith (sup), Mark Patterson, Katherine Cummings, Jennifer Bean

Charles Fischer, Ph.D. 2002

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2002-03

Dissertation: Producing the Politics of the Parodic: The (Porno) Graphing of the Bourgeois Body
Dissertation Committee: Gary Handwerk (sup), Eric LaGuardia, William Dunlop, Malcolm Griffith

Conseula Alena Francis, Ph.D. 2002

Assistant Professor, The College of Charleston

Dissertation: (Re)Making a Difference: Theorizing Experience and Racial Individuality in Twentieth Century African American Literature and Literary Theory
Dissertation Committee: Johnnella Butler (sup), Caroline Simpson, Mark Patterson

Jeffrey Nevin Hipolito, Ph.D. 2001

Instructor, Everett Community College

Dissertation: Extremes Meet: Ethics and Aesthetics in the Prose of S.T. Coleridge
Dissertation Committee: Raimonda Modiano (sup), Hazard Adams, Leroy Searle, Nicholas Halmi

Aniko Imre, Ph.D. 2001

Instructor, University of Washington-Tacoma

Dissertation: Allegories of Transition: Feminism and Postcolonial East European Cinemas
Dissertation Committee: Susan Jeffords and Ranjana Khanna (sup), Gordana Crnkovic, Claudia Gorbman

Gail Kluepfel, Ph.D. 2002

Microsoft

Dissertation: Reading Textual Differences: Grammars, Epistemologies, and their Subjects in Composition
Dissertation Committee: George Dillon (sup), Gail Stygall, Anis Bawarshi

Jodi M.E. Lundgren, Ph.D. 2001

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2002-03

Dissertation: Narrative Aesthetics, Multicultural Politics, and (Trans)National Subjects: Contemporary Fictions of Canada
Dissertation Committee: Carolyn Allen (sup), Jeanne Heuving, Gary Handwerk, Katherine Cummings

Alison Marie Mandaville, Ph.D. 2002

Instructor, Antioch University-Seattle

Dissertation: Spelling Violation: Writing Bodies From the Margins
Dissertation Committee: Malcolm Griffith (sup), Katherine Cummings, Jeanne Heuving

Deborah Miranda, Ph.D. 2001

Assistant Professor, Pacific Lutheran University

Dissertation: "In My Subversive Country": Searching for American Indian Women's Love Poetry and Erotics
Dissertation Committee: Juan Guerra (sup), Carolyn Allen, Anis Bawarshi, Janet McAdams

Ph.D.s 2000-2001

Maria Mohr Amonette, Ph.D. 2001

Dissertation: Beyond the ESL Grammar Classroom: A Descriptive Study of Transfer of Grammatical Instruction
Dissertation Committee: Heidi Riggenbach (sup), Sandra Silberstein, Juan Guerra

Rachael Anne Barnett, Ph.D. 2001

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2001-03

Dissertation: The Representation of Internal Colonialism in Contemporary American Ethnic Fiction
Dissertation Committee: Johnnella Butler (sup), Caroline Simpson, Juan Guerra

Bradley Paul Benz, Ph.D. 2001

Assistant Professor, Fort Lewis College

Dissertation: "ESL Trouble Spots": Composition Handbooks, Ideology and the Politics of ESL Writing and English as a Global Language
Dissertation Committee: George Dillon (sup), Gail Stygall, Heidi Riggenbach, Juan Guerra

Matthew Reid Davis, Ph.D. 2000

Acting Assistant Professor, University of Puget Sound

Dissertation: Nineteenth-Century Rhetorics of American Brotherhood
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Susan Jeffords, Gregg Crane

Lydia Indira Fisher, Ph.D. 2000

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2001-02

Dissertation: Domesticating the Nation: American Narratives of Home Culture
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Carolyn Allen, Gregg Crane, Ranjana Khanna

Katherine Pruett Frank, Ph.D. 2001

Assistant Professor, University of Southern Colorado

Dissertation: Seen Through Glass Town: The Bronte Juvenilia, Collaboration, and Victorian Authorship
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Susan Jeffords, Gregg Crane

Jason Marc Harris, Ph.D. 2001

Dissertation: Folklore, Fantasy and Fiction: the Function of Supernatural Folklore in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century British Prose Narratives of the Literary Fantastic
Dissertation Committee: Marshall Brown (sup), Joseph Butwin, William Dunlop, Thomas DuBois

David Michael Hennessee, Ph.D. 2001

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2001-02

Dissertation: Male Masochistic Fantasy in Carlyle, Tennyson, Dickens, and Swinburne
Dissertation Committee: Kathleen Blake (sup), Gary handwerk, Lauren Goodlad, Katherine Cummings

Jing Liu, Ph.D. 2001

Assistant Professor, Ocean University of Qingdao, China

Dissertation: Mini-lectures of Chinese Native Speakers of English: A Comparative Discourse Analysis
Dissertation Committee: Sandra Silberstein (sup), Heidi Riggenbach, Anne Curzan, James Tollefson

Jeremy Peter Lowe, Ph.D. 2000

Dissertation: Desiring Truth: The Process of Judgment in Fourteenth-Century Art and Literature
Dissertation Committee: Miceal Vaughan (sup), John Coldewey, Robin Stacey, Richard Emmerson, Ranjana Khanna

Davis Oldham, Ph.D. 2000

Academic Adviser, University of Washington

Dissertation: The Idea of Trust in the Age of Trusts
Dissertation Committee: Priscilla Wald (sup), Susan Jeffords, Gregg Crane

Arlene May Plevin, Ph.D. 2000

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2001-02

Dissertation: Writing, Self, and Community: The Ethical Rhetoric of Place
Dissertation Committee: Gail Stygall (sup), Juan Guerra, David C. Morris, Anis Bawarshi

Tabitha Sparks, Ph.D. 2001

Dissertation: Family Practices: Medicine, Gender, and Literature in Victorian Literature
Dissertation Committee: Lauren Goodlad (sup), Kathleen Blake, Gary Handwerk

Ann Marie Tandy, Ph.D. 2000

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2001-02

Dissertation: The Human Sublime and the Problems of Relation in Nineteenth-Century Fiction
Dissertation Committee: Richard Dunn (sup), Kathleen Blake, Lauren Goodlad, David McCracken

Ph.D.s 1999-2000

Douglas James Barrett, Ph.D. 2000

Dissertation: The Prophetic Fount: The Ideal of Abundance and Milton's Recovery of Paradise
Dissertation Committee: Henry Staten (sup), Charles Altieri, Leroy Searle

Dennis Chester, Ph.D. 2000

Assistant Professor, California State University, Hayward

Dissertation: Performance, Spectatorship, and the Evolution of Nationalism in Harlem Renaissance Fiction
Dissertation Committee: Johnnella Butler (sup), Carolyn Simpson, Susan Jeffords, John Walter

Gregory Choy, Ph.D. 1999

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Dissertation: Sites of Function in Asian-American Literature: Tropics of Place, Agents of Space
Dissertation Committee: Johnnella Butler (sup), Carolyn Simpson, Shawn Wong, Sam Solberg

Merrill Cole, Ph.D. 1999

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 1999-2001

Dissertation: The Erotics of Masculine Demise: Homosexual Sacrifice in Modernist Poetry
Dissertation Committee: Leroy Searle (sup), Jeanne Heuving, Cynthia Steele, Ranjana Khanna

Mary Jane Elliott, Ph.D. 2000

Acting Assistant Professor, Seattle University

Dissertation: (Re)Visionary Representations: Transmigratory Subjectivity in Contemporary Latina Fiction
Dissertation Committee: Johnnella Butler (sup), Juan Guerra, Susan Jeffords

Kathleen Harrington, Ph.D. 1999

Speechwriter, U.S. Air Force

Dissertation: Leadership by Design: The Gendered Construction of Military (Air Force) Officers
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Priscilla Wald, Susan Jeffords

Bret Lane Keeling, Ph.D. 2000

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2000-2002

Dissertation: Of Another World: the Intersubjective Gift
Dissertation Committee: Sydney Kaplan (sup), Malcolm Griffith, Jeanne Heuving, Sara van den Berg

Laurel Allison King, Ph.D. 2000

Microsoft

Dissertation: God's in His Lab and All's Right With the World: Depictions of Science in 19th Century American Literature
Dissertation Committee: Leroy Searle (sup), Keith Benson, Robert Abrams, William Rorabaugh

Elizabeth Mowry Klimasmith, Ph.D. 2000

Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts

Dissertation: At Home in the City: Networked Space and Urban Modernity in American Literature, 1850-1925
Dissertation Committee: Priscilla Wald and Mark Patterson (co-chairs), Susan Glenn, Ross Posnock

Laura Eileen Kuske, Ph.D. 2000

Assistant Professor, Alma College

Dissertation: Border Stories: Rethinking the Function of Captivity in Early National Fiction
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Malcolm Griffith, Gregg Crane

Peter Kvidera, Ph.D. 1999

Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University

Dissertation: Narrating Americanization: Space and Form in U.S. Immigrant Writing
Dissertation Committee: Priscilla Wald (sup), Caroline Simpson, Gregg Crane, Ross Posnock

Shannon McRae, Ph.D. 1999

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2001-02

Dissertation: 'A Dream of Purely Burning': Myth, Gender and Modernism
Dissertation Committee: Katherine Cummings (sup), Tim Dean, Jeanne Heuving, Robin Stacey

Julie Prebel, Ph.D. 2000

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 2000-2002

Dissertation: Domestic Mobility in the American Post-Frontier, 1890-1900
Dissertation Committee: Susan Jeffords (sup), Priscilla Wald, Mark Patterson, Susan Glenn

Thaine Stearns, Ph.D. 1999

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Dissertation: A Visible Chaos: Conflicted Exchanges in Anglo-American Modernism
Dissertation Committee: Malcolm Griffith (sup), Sydney Kaplan, Jessica Burstein

James William Thomas, Ph.D. 2000

Dissertation: The Shaman in the Disco and Other Dreams of Masculinity: A Theory of Male Self-Alienation
Dissertation Committee: Robert Shulman (sup), John Griffith, Willis Konick

Sean Williams, Ph.D. 1999

Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Dissertation: Theorizing a Perspective on World Wide Web Argumentation
Dissertation Committee: George Dillon (sup), Gail Stygall, David Farkas, Sandra Silberstein

Jeanne Ellen Yeasting, Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: Double Trouble: Romantic Idealism in the Novels of Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, and Angela Carter
Dissertation Committee: Hazard Adams (sup), Raimonda Modiano, Kathleen Blake, Marshall Brown
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Ph.D.s 1998-99

Rebecca Aanerud, Ph.D. 1998

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 1999-2001

Dissertation: Maintaining Comfort, Sustaining Power: Narratives of White Liberalism
Dissertation Committee : Susan Jeffords (sup), Priscilla Wald, Johnnella Butler, Nikhil Singh

Joseph Cebert Baillargeon, Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: The Page of Eliot: A Bibliographical Study of The Waste Land
Dissertation Committee: William Streitberger (sup), Mark Patterson, Hazard Adams, Leroy Searle

Dagni Bredesen, Ph.D. 1999

Assistant Professor, Eastern Illinois University

Dissertation: Categorical Exceptions: Widows, Sexuality and Fictions of (Dis)Coverture in Victorian Domestic and Imperial Narratives
Dissertation Committee: Kathleen Blake (sup), Lauren Goodlad, Gary Handwerk, Gregg Crane

William Ridgeway Carpenter, Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: Lyrical Thematics in Faulkner's Light in August
Dissertation Committee: Leroy Searle (sup), Malcolm Griffith, Gregg Crane, William Dunlop

Michael Dace Caufield, Ph.D. 1999

Musician/Organic Horticulturalist, America/Ireland

Dissertation: Let There Be Life: Notes Toward a Philosophy of Art in the Works of D.H. Lawrence and Wallace Stevens
Dissertation Committee: Hazard Adams (sup), Raimonda Modiano, Charles Altieri, Evan Watkins

John Eckman, Ph.D. 1998

TVisions

Dissertation: Confronting Modernity: Urbanization and American Fiction, 1880-1930
Dissertation Committee: Sydney Kaplan (sup), Priscilla Wald, Gail Stygall

Ellen Morris Evans, Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: Back to Nature: Location, Identity, and 'Naturalization'
Dissertation Committee: Priscilla Wald (sup), Mark Patterson, Caroline Simpson

Susan Hrach Georgecink, Ph.D. 1998

Assistant Professor and Director, Writing Center, Columbus State University

Dissertation: Practices of Writing: Early Modern Metaphors of Literacy and the Function of Composition, Past and Present
Dissertation Committee: Sara van den Berg (sup), Juan Guerra, Malcolm Griffith

Allan Jay Goren, Ph.D. 1999

Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Pan American

Dissertation: Fathers and Sons in the Prime of Youth: Milton's Major and Minor Poetry
Dissertation Committee: Sara van den Berg (sup), Marshall Brown, Alan Fisher, Eric LaGuardia

Carl David Grove, Ph.D. 1999

Microsoft

Dissertation: The Official English Debate in the United States Congress: A Critical Analysis
Dissertation Committee: James Tollefson (sup), Heidi Riggenbach, Sandra Silberstein, Gail Stygall

Mark M. Lester, Ph.D. 1999

Acting Instructor, University of Washington 1999-2001

Dissertation: Reading of Leibniz: Metaphysics in the Writings of S.I. Witkiewicz, Ezra Pround and Wyndham Lewis
Dissertation Committee: Steven Shaviro (sup), Malcolm Griffith, Gary Handwerk

Julia Leyda, Ph.D. 1998

Fulbright Scholar, University of Dresden 1999-2000; Chiba University 2000-2001

Dissertation: Room to Move in the American 30s, 40s, and 50s
Dissertation Committee: Susan Jeffords (sup), Matthew Sparke, Priscilla Wald, Steven Shaviro

Tilar Jenon Mazzeo, Ph.D. 1999

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Dissertation: Producing the Romantic 'Literary': Travel Writing, Plagiarism, and the Shelley/Byron Circle
Dissertation Committee: Hazard Adams (sup), Raimonda Modiano, John Coldewey, Eugene Vance

Gretchen Anne Murphy, Ph.D. 1999

Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota-Morris

Dissertation: Locating the Nation: Literature, Narrative and the Monroe Doctrine, 1823-1904
Dissertation Committee: Priscilla Wald, Susan Jeffords, Mark Patterson, Caroline Simpson

Thomas Lane Nissley, Ph.D. 1999

Microsoft

Dissertation: Intimate and Authentic Economies: The Market Identity of the Self-Made Man
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Malcolm Griffith, Joycelyn Moody, Ross Posnock

Russell R.W. Prather, Ph.D. 1998

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow, Morocco 2001-02

Dissertation: The Apocalyptic Argument
Dissertation Committee: Hazard Adams (sup), Leroy Searle, Raimonda Modiano, Steven Shaviro

Wendy Ann Somerson, Ph.D. 1999

Dissertation: Sexual Spaces: Narratives of U.S. Sexualities in the Era of Transnationalism
Dissertation Committee: Susan Jeffords (sup), Caroline Simpson, Priscilla Wald, Katherine Cummings, Matthew Sparke

Laurie Ann Stephan, Ph.D. 1999

Writing Center, Bellevue Community College

Dissertation: Political Correctness vs Freedom of Speech: Social Uses of Language Ideology
Dissertation Committee: Juan Guerra and Gail Stygall (co-chairs), Heidi Riggenbach, James Tollefson

Michael Ray Weingrad, Ph.D. 1999

Montague Burton Fellow, Center for Judaic Studies, University of Leeds

Dissertation: Benjamin or Bataille: Transgression, Redemption, and the Origins of Postmodern Thought Dissertation Committee: Raimonda Modiano (sup), Leroy Searle, Ross Posnock, Naomi Sokoloff
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Ph.D.s 1997-98

Stephen R. Andrews, Ph.D. 1998

Assistant Professor, Grinnell College

Dissertation: Salvaging Virginia: Transitivity, Race, and the Problem of Consent
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Priscilla Wald, Ross Posnock

Clinton Parham Edwin Atchley, Ph.D. 1998

Assistant Professor, Henderson State University

Dissertation: The 'Wose' of Jacob's Well: Text and Context
Dissertation Committee: Miceal Vaughan (dir), Paul Remley, Robert Stevick, David Fowler

Daniel Alexandre Burgoyne, Ph.D. 1998

Lecturer, University of British Columbia

Dissertation: The Colloquy of Edgar Allen Poe and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Dissertation Committee: Hazard Adams (sup), Raimonda Modiano, Leroy Searle, Robert Abrams

Roland Caissie, Ph.D. 1998

Lecturer, DeKalb University

Dissertation: English Verb Phrase Grammar Prototypes for Speakers of Other Languages: A Cognitive Approach to Facilitate Second Language English Composition
Dissertation Committee: Heidi Riggenbach (sup), Robert Stevick, George Dillon

E. Christine Chaney, Ph.D. 1998

Assistant Professor, Seattle Pacific University

Dissertation: 'The Aesthetic of Lived Life' from Wollstonecraft to Mill
Dissertation Committee: Gary Handwerk (sup), Marshall Brown, Kathleen Blake, Susan Gallagher

William Joseph Freind, Ph.D. 1998

Assistant Professor, University of West Florida

Dissertation: Fragments and Paradise: The General Economy of Ezra Pound
Dissertation Committee: Leroy Searle (sup), Raimonda Modiano, Gregg Crane

Phil Gaines, Ph.D. 1998

Assistant Professor, Montana State University-Bozeman

Dissertation: Cross Purposes: A Critical Analysis of the Representational Force of Questions in Adversarial Legal Examination
Dissertation Committee: George Dillon (sup), Gail Stygall, Sandra Silberstein

William Scott Howard, Ph.D. 1998

Assistant Professor, University of Denver

Dissertation: Fantastic Surmise: Seventeenth-Century English Elegies, Elegiac Modes, and the Historical Imagination from Donne to Philips
Dissertation Committee: Sara van den Berg (sup), Raimonda Modiano, Alan Fisher

Corinna Laughlin, Ph.D. 1998

Acting Instructor, University of Washington, 1998-2001

Dissertation: The Ossianic Novel
Dissertation Committee: Gary Handwerk (dir), David McCracken, Mark Patterson

Ann Stuart Pancake, Ph.D. 1998

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University-Erie, Behrend College

Dissertation: Past (Im)Perfect and the Present Progressive: Time in America's Class Consciousness
Dissertation Committee: Carolyn Allen (sup), Malcolm Griffith, Mark Patterson, Susan Jeffords

Jacqueline LeGall Sloan, Ph.D. 1998

Instructor, Pierce College

Dissertation: Oppositional Structure and Design
Dissertation Committee: Sydney Kaplan (sup), Gary Handwerk, Richard Dunn, Gerald Brenner

Leah Mogford Spence, Ph.D. 1997

Writing Specialist, Office of Minority Affairs, University of Washington

Dissertation: Magic Words: A Reconceptualization of Magic Realism
Dissertation Committee: Malcolm Griffith (sup), Gary Handwerk, Anthony Geist, Tom Colonnese

Linda Sue Young, Ph.D. 1997

Lecturer, Oregon Institute of Technology

Dissertation: House of Mirrors: Reflection and Composition
Dissertation Committee: Gail Stygall (sup), Sandra Silberstein, Anne Doyle
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Ph.D.s 1996-97

Vivyan Campbell Adair, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, Hamilton College

Dissertation: From 'Good Ma' to 'Welfare Queen': A 'Genealogy' of the Poor Woman in 20th Century American Literature, Photography and Culture
Dissertation Committee: Sydney Kaplan (sup), Gail Stygall, Joycelyn Moody, George Dillon

Cristina Leon Alfar, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, Hunter College

Dissertation: 'Evil' Women: Patrilineal Fantasies in Early Modern Tragedy
Dissertation Committee: John Coldewey (sup), Robert Markley, Paul Remley, Susan Jeffords

Kirk MacHugh Branch, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, Montana State University

Dissertation: Telling Stories: Language and Lives in Adult Literacy Narrative
Dissertation Committee: Gail Stygall (sup), Juan Guerra, Thomas Lockwood, George Dillon

Sandra Chait, Ph.D. 1997

Lecturer/Academic Counselor, Program on Africa, University of Washington

Dissertation: 'Writing the Body Spiritual': Sexual/Textual/Spiritual Links in the Writings of Antonia White, Emily Coleman, and Djuna Barnes
Dissertation Committee: Sydney Kaplan (sup), Malcolm Griffith, Sara van den Berg, Tim Dean

Alan P. Church, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Brownsville

Dissertation: Scribal Rhetoric in Anglo-Saxon England
Dissertation Committee: Robert Stevick (sup), John Coldewey, Alan Fisher, Paul Remley

Sandra Lee Dahlberg, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, University of Houston

Dissertation: Captives, Conquerors, and Storytellers: Literary Legacies of the American Southwest
Dissertation Committee: Juan Guerra (sup), Johnnella Butler, Robert Shulman, John Griffith

James Albert DeLater, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, Hillsdale College

Dissertation: The 1683 De optimo genere interpretandi (On the best kind of translating) of Pierre Daniel Huet: Introduction, English Translation, Notes and Commentary
Dissertation Committee: Alan Fisher (sup), Ernst Behler, Stephen Hinds, Nikolai Popov

George Alan Drake, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, Central Washington University

Dissertation: Historical Space in the Eighteenth Century Novel
Dissertation Committee: Marshall Brown (sup), Gary Handwerk, Kathleen Blake, Thomas Lockwood

Ann Elizabeth Ellsworth, Ph.D. 1997

Acting Instructor, Department of English, University of Washington, 1997-98

Dissertation: Resisting Richardson: Sarah Fielding, Frances Sheridan, Charlotte Lennox, and the Didactic Novel
Dissertation Committee: Thomas Lockwood (sup), David McCracken, Sydney Kaplan

Christine Cecelia Gilmore, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Toledo

Dissertation: 'Our Poet the Monarch': Sir Philip sydney and Renaissance Subjectivity
Dissertation Committee: William Streitberger (sup), John Coldewey, Raimonda Modiano, Sara van den Berg

Doreen Dashel Hamilton, Ph.D. 1997

Teacher, Federal Way High School

Dissertation: Voice in English Studies
Dissertation Committee: George Dillon (sup), Sara van den Berg, Anne Doyle

Raymond Harris, Ph.D. 1997

Microsoft

Dissertation: Mechanics of the Soul: Technology and the Rhetoric of the Interrupted Self in Twentieth-Century Narratives
Dissertation Committee: Tim Dean (sup), Robert Markley, Katherine Cummings, Steven Shaviro

Jennifer Louise Holberg, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, Calvin College

Dissertation: Searching for Mary Garth: The Figure of the Writing Woman in Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, E.M. Delafield, Barbara Pym, and Anita Brookner
Dissertation Committee: Kathleen Blake (sup), Richard Dunn, Sydney Kaplan, Gail Stygall

Michelle E. Kendrick, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, Washington State University-Vancouver

Dissertation: The Technological Subject: Gender, Writing and Hypermedia
Dissertation Committee: Susan Jeffords and Robert Markley (co-chairs), Sandra Silberstein, Evan Watkins

Charles William MacQuarrie, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, California State University-Bakersfield

Dissertation: The Waves of Manannan: A Study of the Literary Representations of Manannan mac Lir from Immram Brain (c. 700) to Finnegans Wake (1939)
Dissertation Committee: Miceal Vaughan (sup), Paul Remley, Hazard Adams, Robin Stacey

Nicholas Brown O'Connell, Ph.D. 1996

Lecturer, Seattle University

Dissertation: On Sacred Ground: The Landscape Literature of the Pacific Northwest
Dissertation Committee: Gerald Brenner (sup), George Dillon, Roger Sale, Charles Johnson

Deirdre Joyce Raynor, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, University of Washington-Tacoma

Dissertation: Concurrent Dialogue in Novels and Plays by African American Women from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present
Dissertation Committee: Johnnella Butler (sup), Colleen McElroy, Juan Guerra, Carolyn Allen

Julie Schrader-Villegas, Ph.D. 1997

Associate Director, University of Washington Honors Program

Associate Faculty, Cascadia Community College

Dissertation: The Racial Shadow in 20th Century American Literature
Dissertation Committee: Johnnella Butler (sup), Juan Guerra, Shawn Wong, Gail Stygall

Jennifer Lea Schulz, Ph.D. 1997

Microsoft

Dissertation: Cultural Infrastructure: The Production and Circulation of the Harlem Renaissance
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Priscilla Wald, Johnnella Butler, Ross Posnock

John Hugh Sheehy, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, Marlboro College

Dissertation: 'The Two of Them Were God': Men, Women, and Dialogue in Faulkner
Dissertation Committee: Gerald Brenner (sup), Roger Sale, Malcolm Griffith, Leroy Searle

Terri Lee Storseth, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, Puhang University of Science and Technology

Dissertation: On the Road With Monkey: The Transmission of Zen Buddhism in Two Contemporary American Novels
Dissertation Committee: Robert Shulman (sup), Roger Sale, Juan Guerra, Alan Fisher

Kari Lynn Tupper, Ph.D. 1997

Lecturer in Women Studies, University of Washington

Dissertation: Desire, Transgression and Confession: Women and Crime in American Law and Literature
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Gail Stygall, Gregg Crane, Priscilla Wald

Alan Douglas Vardy, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, Hunter College

Dissertation: Romantic Ethics
Dissertation Committee: Hazard Adams (sup), Leroy Searle, Raimonda Modiano, Steven Shaviro

Heather Hill Vasquez, Ph.D. 1997

Assistant Professor, University of Dayton

Dissertation: The Possibilities of Performance: Mediatory Styles in Middle English Religious Drama
Dissertation Committee: John Coldewey (sup), Paul Remley, David Fowler, William Streitberger

Ann Kristin Wennerstrom, Ph.D. 1997

MAT(ESL) Adviser, Department of English, and Lecturer, English as a Second Language Programs, University of Washington

Dissertation: Discourse Intonation and Second Language Acquisition: Three Genre-Based Studies
Dissertation Committee: Sandra Silberstein (sup), Heidi Riggenbach, Ellen Kaisse, Michael Toolan
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Ph.D.s 1995-96

David Monroe Baulch, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, University of West Florida

Dissertation: 'Forms Sublime': William Blake's Aesthetics of the Sublime in The Four Zoas, Milton, and Jerusalem
Dissertation Committee: Hazard Adams (sup), Raimonda Modiano, Leroy Searle, Steven Shaviro

Robin Blyn, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, University of West Florida

Dissertation: The After-Life of Memory
Dissertation Committee: Gary Handwerk (sup), Raimonda Modiano, Evan Watkins, Ross Posnock

Jeane C. Breinig, Ph.D. 1995

Assistant Professor, University of Alaska-Anchorage

Dissertation: Re-Contextualizing Haida Narrative
Dissertation Committee: Juan Guerra (sup), Kathryn Shanley, Gerald Brenner, Johnnella Butler

June Johnson Bube, Ph.D. 1995

Lecturer, Seattle University

Dissertation: 'No True Woman': Conflicted Female Subjectivities in Women's Popular 19th-Century Western Adventure Tales
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Vivian Pollak, Robert Shulman, Ross Posnock

Janis McLarren Caldwell, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University

Dissertation: Thick Narrative: Objectivity and Ethics in Victorian Science and Literature
Dissertation Committee: Gary Handwerk (sup), Kathleen Blake, Gregg Crane, Robert Markley, Sara van den Berg

Kandice Chuh, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland-College Park

Dissertation: Toward a More Perfect Union: Transnationalizing Asian American and Postcolonial Studies
Dissertation Committee: Susan Jeffords (sup), Carolyn Allen, Shawn Wong, Evan Watkins

James Adams Dunn

Dissertation: Studies in the Hermeneutics of Violence in Second Generation British Romanticism
Dissertation Committee: Hazard Adams (sup), Gary Handwerk, Raimonda Modiano, Steven Shaviro

David Thomas Francis, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Semester at Sea

Dissertation: Minds of Winter: Dickinson, Stevens, Celan
Dissertation Committee: Leroy Searle (sup), Raimonda Modiano, Richard Kenney, Steven Shaviro

Paul Guajardo, Ph.D. 1995

Assistant Professor, University of Texas-Houston

Dissertation: Identity Extremes: The Autobiographical Impulse of Oscar Acosta and Richard Rodriguez
Dissertation Committee: Juan Guerra (sup), Joseph Butwin, Gerald Brenner, Lauro Flores

Terri A. Hasseler, Ph.D. 1995

Assistant Professor, Bryant College

Dissertation: 'Myself in India:' the Memsahib Figure in Colonial India
Dissertation Committee: Kathleen Blake (sup), Katherine Cummings, Joseph Butwin, Susan Jeffords

Gary R. Henry, Ph.D. 1995

Instructor, Shoreline Community College

Dissertation: Reforming Stories, Reforming Lives: Historical Condition-of-England Novels Between the Reform Bills of 1832-1867
Dissertation Committee: Joseph Butwin (sup), Gary Handwerk, Kathleen Blake, Lauren Goodlad

Margaret H. Hostetler, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Dissertation: Dwelling on Women: Reading the Spatial Discourses of Medieval Texts
Dissertation Committee: Sally Mussetter (sup), Miceal Vaughan, Paul Remley, Robin Stacey

Mark C. Long, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, Keene State College

Dissertation: The Measure of Inquiry: Whitman, Peirce, Williams and the Claims of Reading in Literary Theory and Criticism
Dissertation Committee: Leroy Searle(sup), Ross Posnock, Gerald Brenner, Tim Dean

Barbara Jane McGuire, Ph.D. 1996

Microsoft

Dissertation: 'Desolate But Free': The Transitional Figure of the Female Orphan in American Women's Fiction of the 1850s and 1860s
Dissertation Committee: Mark Patterson (sup), Malcolm Griffith, Ross Posnock, Vivian Pollak

James Ignatius McNelis III, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, Wilmington College

Dissertation: The Uncollated Manuscripts of The Master of Game: Towards a New Edition
Dissertation Committee: Paul Remley (sup), Sally Mussetter, Miceal Vaughan, Robert Stevick

Amy Joette Michaels, Ph.D. 1996

Microsoft

Dissertation: Rhetoric and the Rise of a National Literature in Late-Medieval England
Dissertation Committee: Miceal Vaughan (sup), Sally Mussetter, John Coldewey, David Fowler

Mary Kelly Persyn, Ph.D. 1995

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia-Wise College

Dissertation: 'Eternal Death' and Imaginative Life: Sacrifice vs. Self-annihilation in the Works of William Blake Dissertation Committee: Hazard Adams (sup), Raimonda Modiano, Paul Remley, Eugene Vance

Bethany Ann Reid, Ph.D. 1995

Instructor, Everett Community College

Dissertation: Choosing Illegitimacy: American Writers and the Trope of the Female Bastard
Dissertation Committee: Vivian Pollak (sup), Ross Posnock, Mark Patterson, Sara van den Berg

Carlos Rezende Seligo, Ph.D. 1996

Lecturer, Stanford University

Dissertation: The Origin of Science Fiction in the Monsters of Botany: Carolus Linnaeus, Erasmus Darwin, Mary Shelley
Dissertation Committee: Leroy Searle (sup), Katherine Cummings, Raimonda Modiano, Steven Shaviro

Karen Shimakawa, Ph.D. 1995

Assistant Professor, University of California-Davis

Dissertation: Racialized National Abjection and the Asian American Body on Stage
Dissertation Committee: Susan Jeffords (sup), Carolyn Allen, Shawn Wong, David Roman

Wendy Ann Swyt, Ph.D. 1995

Instructor, Highline Community College

Dissertation: Discursive Pedagogies: A Post-Process Analysis of the College Writing Course
Dissertation Committee: Gail Stygall (sup), Juan Guerra, Evan Watkins, George Dillon

Marcia Mary Taylor, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University

Dissertation: Literacy Choices: Toward Defining a Literate Culture in the Middle School Classroom
Dissertation Committee: Juan Guerra (sup), Anne Doyle, Gail Stygall, John Webster

Heidi Marie Thompson, Ph.D. 1996

Instructor, Clark College

Dissertation: Urobos: Visions of the Androgyne
Dissertation Committee: Steven Shaviro (sup), Evan Watkins, Katherine Cummings, Carolyn Allen

Jacqueline A. Vanhoutte, Ph.D. 1996

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Dissertation: Making England True to Herself: Community and Gender in Early English Drama
Dissertation Committee: John Coldewey (sup), William Streitberger, Otto Reinert, Sara van den Berg


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