Loyola University Chicago

Department of English

Graduate Students

AY 2020-2021

PhD CandidatesPhD StudentsMA Students
Lydia Craig
Emily Datskou
Katie Dyson
Aleks Galus
Mary Harmon
John Hawkins
Xiamara Hohman
Tim Koppang
Marcos Norris
Brittany Rebarchik
Danielle Richards
Wren Romero
Emily Sharrett
Shelby Sleevi
Joe Hansen
Emma Horst
Rachel Kietzman
Samantha Lepak
Jack O'Briant
Abigail Palmisano
Anthony Shoplik
Courtney Walton
Joseph Wapinski
Krislyn Zhorne
Cristiana Bertola
Justin Brown
Scott Clancy
Kit Freeman
Brian Maloney
Lily Renfro
Bridget Ryan
Jesse Schoaf
Alexandra Sengupta
Bridget Sipek
Grace Watkins

 

PhD Candidates

Lydia Craig

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: History of the Novel, Theories of Power and Subjection, and Textual Studies
  • Degrees: BA in History and English from the University of Georgia, Franklin College (2011); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2015)

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Emily Datskou

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Research Interests: Digital Humanities, Modernism, Gothic, Queer Theory, and Gender Studies
  • Degrees: BA in English from American University (2009); MA in English from Boston University (2012); Concentration in WSGS from Loyola University Chicago (2016)

Katie Dyson

  • Program Area: Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature
  • Research Interests: Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, and Modernist Aesthetics
  • Degrees: BA in History and English from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (2011); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2012)

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Aleks Galus

  • Program Area: Contemporary American Literature
  • Research Interests: Haunted Houses, Ghosts, and Narrative Theory
  • Degrees: BA in Art and English from Elmhurst College (2010); 

Mary Harmon

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Research Interests: Victorian Poetry and Prose, Religion and Literature, and First-Year Composition and Pedagogy
  • Degrees: BS in Biology and BA in English from Saint Ambrose University (2012); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2013)

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John Hawkins

  • Program Area: Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature
  • Research Interests: US Fiction and Media, Animal Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies
  • Degrees: BA in Preseminary Studies from Cedarville University (2008); MA in English from Liberty University (2013)

Xiamara Hohman

  • Program Area: Modern Literature and Culture
  • Research Interests: Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century American Poetry, Transnational Theory, American Poetry in China, and Chinese-American Literature
  • Degrees: BA in English from the University of Dayton (2008); MA in English from the University of Dayton (2010)

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Tim Koppang

  • Program Area: Modern Literature and Culture
  • Research Interests: Literary Responses and Depictions of Failure, Affect Theory, and Postmodernism
  • Degrees: BA in from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign (2003); JD from DePaul University (2006); MA in British and American Literature from Northern Illinois University (2014)

 

Marcos Norris

  • Program Area: Twentieth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: Continental Philosophy and Secularization
  • Degrees: BS in Bible Theology from Multnomah Bible College (2009); MA in English from Idaho State University (2013)

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Brittany Rebarchik

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare, Ethics, Philosophy, and Drama
  • Degrees: BA in English from Brigham University (2010); MA in English from Brigham University (2016)

Danielle Richards

  • Program Area: Modern Literature and Culture
  • Research Interests: British Modernism, Victorian Literature, Ecology, Object Oriented Ontology, Animal Studies, and Digital Humanities
  • Degrees: BA in English Writing from Dordt University (2013); MA in Literature from Northern Arizona University (2016)

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Wren Romero

  • Program Area: Modern and Contemporary American Literature
  • Research Interests: Alternative Archives, Spectrality, Feminist Studies, and Voices of Women of Color
  • Degrees: BA in English from Regis University (2015); BA in Peace and Justice Studies from Regis University (2015); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2017)

 

Emily L. Sharrett

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century British Literature, Shakespeare, Posthumanist Theory, and Performance Theory
  • Degrees: BA in Political Science and English Literature from Miami University of Ohio (2016); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2017)

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Shelby Sleevi

  • Program Area: Modern Literature and Culture
  • Research Interests: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Fiction, Modernism, Contemporary Literature, Narrative Theory
  • Degrees: BA in English from Wheeling Jesuit University (2010); MA in English from Georgetown University (2012)

 

PhD Students

Joe Hansen

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare, and Queer Theory
  • Degrees: BA in English (Creative Writing emphasis) from Carthage College (2020); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (expected 2021)

Emma Horst

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Research Interests: Gender and Feminist Studies of Victorian Novels and Sensation Fiction
  • Degrees: BA in English and Secondary Education from Loras College (2016); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2020)

Rachel Kietzman

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: British and American Literature, Globalization, and Occult Studies
  • Degrees: BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College (2014); MA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University (2016); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2018)

Samantha Lepak

  • Program Area: Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Research Interests: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Trauma Narratives
  • Degrees: BA in English from the University of Minnesota, Duluth (2014); MA in English from the University of Minnesota, Duluth (2018)

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Jack O'Briant

  • Program Area: Modern Literature and Culture
  • Research Interests: Contemporary Literature, Religion and Secularity in Modernist and Postmodern Fiction
  • Degrees: BA in Christian Studies from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (2014); MA in English from Azusa Pacific University (2019)

Abigail Palmisano

  • Program Area: Medieval Literature
  • Research Interests: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Angelology and Hagiography
  • Degrees: BA in English from Taylor University (2017); MA in English from Illinois State University (2019)

 

Anthony Shoplik

  • Program Area: Modern and Contemporary American Literature and Culture
  • Research Interests: Modernism, Literature and Identity, Poetry and Poetics
  • Degrees: BA in English from John Carroll University (2018); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2019)

Courtney Walton

  • Program Area: Modern Literature and Culture
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-Century African American Literature, Critical Race Theory, and Critical Whiteness Studies
  • Degrees: BA in English and Secondary Education from Eastern Illinois University (2015); MA in English from Eastern Illinois University (2019)

Joseph Wapinski

  • Program Area: Twentieth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: History of Poetry, Critical Theory, and Film Studies
  • Degrees: BA in English and Secondary Education from  Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (2015); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2017)

Krislyn Zhorne

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Textual Studies and Cultural Criticism
  • Degrees: BA in English from the Unversity of North Carolina, Wilmington (2014); MA in English from Morehead State University (2017)

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MA Students

Cristiana Bertola

  • Program Area: Contemporary Literature
  • Research Interests: Queer Modernist and Postmodernist Literature, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, and Critical Theory
  • Degrees: BA in English and Sociology from Loyola University Chicago (expected 2021)

Justin Brown

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Book History, Print Culture, Textual Studies, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Classical Studies
  • Degrees: BA in English from Augusta University (2020)

Scott Clancy

  • Program Area: Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • Research Interests: Modernism, Postmodernism, Twentieth-Century European Literature, and Film Studies
  • Degrees: BA in History and Communication Studies from Loyola University Chicago (2020)

Kit Freeman

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Milton, The Epic, Politics in Early Modern England, Depictions of Eve, and Queer Theory
  • Degrees: BA in English from Providence College (2020)

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Brian Maloney

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: British and American Literature and Culture, Antebellum Literature, and Franz Kafka
  • Degrees: AA from Harper College (2018); BA in English from Loyola University Chicago (expected 2021)

Lily Renfro

  • Program Area: Medieval Literature
  • Research Interests: Arthurian Myths and Legends, Early Christianity and Religion, Gender in Medieval Times, and the Forming of Early British Culture
  • Degrees: BA in English from the University of Evansville (2020)

Bridget Ryan

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Jesse Schoaf

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: The Transcendental Movement in American Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Chinua Achebe
  • Degrees: BA in English from Lesley University (2019)

Alexandra Sengupta

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare, Film Studies, the Modern Novel, and Supernatural Literature
  • Degrees: BA in English from The George Washington University (2020)

Bridget Sipek

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: The Bront√ęs, Feminism, Postcolonialism, and Media Studies
  • Degrees: BA in English from Centre College (2014)

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Grace Watkins

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: William Blake, The American Romantic Period, Contemporary Fiction, and Creative Writing
  • Degrees: BA in English from Loyola University Chicago (expected 2021)