Loyola University Chicago

Department of English

Graduate Students

2019-2020

PhD CandidatesPhD StudentsMA Students
Lydia Craig
Emily Datskou
Katie Dyson
William Farina
Aleks Galus
Rick Gilbert
Mary Harmon
John Hawkins
Xiamara Hohman
Casey Jergenson
Tim Koppang
Mary Lutze
Marcos Norris
Grace Pregent
Brittany Rebarchik
Danielle Richards
Shelby Sleevi
Emma Horst
Rachel Kietzman
Samantha Lepak
Jack O'Briant
Abigail Palmisano
Wren Romero
Emily Sharrett
Anthony Shoplik
Courtney Walton
Joseph Wapinski
Krislyn Zhorne
Ioana Cornea
Khizar Khan
Jillianne Larson
Patrick Lindsey
Allen Loomis
Colleen McQueeney
Olivia Moorer
Charlotte Rodriguez

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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William Farina

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century British Literature
  • Research Interests: Romanticism, Poetics, Ecology, and Cultural Studies
  • Degrees: BA in English from the University of South Florida (2010); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2012)

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); 

Rick Gilbert

  • Program Area: Drama
  • Research Interests: Representation, Adaptation, Representations of Violence
  • Degrees: BA in Theatre from Brandeis University (1990); MA in Humanities from the University of Chicago (2013); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2015) 

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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Casey Jergenson

  • Program Area: Modern Literature and Culture
  • Research Interests: Utopia, Speculative Fiction, and Marxist Cultural Theory
  • Degrees: BA in English from Creighton University (2012); MA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2015)

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)

Mary Lutze

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Disability Studies, Reformation Theology, and Deaf Theatre
  • Degrees: BA in English, Minor in Spanish from Evangel University (2013); MA in English from Missouri State University (2015)

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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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 Grace Pregent

Grace Pregent

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: Rhetorical Narrative Theory, Composition Studies, and Writing Centers
  • Degrees: BA in English from Christendom College (2008); MA in English from the University of Dallas (2010); MS in Higher Education Administration from the University of Dayton (2015)

 

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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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

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 (expected 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)

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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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

Ioana Cornea

  • Program Area: Nineteenth-Century Literature
  • Research Interests: Comparative Literature, Victorian Literature, Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Dark Romanticism, African American Literature
  • Degrees: BA in English and Secondary Education from Lake Forest College (2016)

Khizar Khan

  • Program Area: Medieval and Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Arthurian Literature and Manuscript Studies
  • Degrees: BA in English from the University of Illinois, Chicago (2016) 

Jillianne Larson

  • Program Area: Modern and Contemporary Literature 
  • Research Interests: Neoliberalism and Domestic Relations
  • Degrees: BA in English from the University of Southern Mississippi (2018) 

Patrick Lindsey

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: British and Contemporary Literature
  • Degrees: BA in English from DePaul University (2007); MA from Humanities University of Chicago (2008)

Allen Loomis

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedies, and Old/New Historicism
  • Degrees: BA in English from Loyola University Chicago (2019)

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Colleen McQueeney

  • Program Area: Early Modern Literature
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare and Theatre History
  • Degrees: BA in English from Wayne State University (2018)

Olivia Moorer

  • Program Area: Contemporary Literature
  • Research Interests: Gender Theory, Queer Theory, Pop-Culture, and Film Studies
  • Degrees: BA in English from Gonzaga University (2019)

Charlotte Rodriguez

  • Program Area: Medieval and Postcolonial Literature
  • Research Interests: Orientalism, Hybridity, Medieval Medical Writings, and Mystics and Saints
  • Degrees: BA in Comparative Literature from the University of Puerto Rico (2018)