Speakers Bureau

Speakers for: Literature

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Denise Baker

Professor, English
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
PhD University of Virginia
(336) 334-5241, dnbaker@uncg.edu

  • Julian of Norwich
  • Medieval Mysticism
  • Woman Mystics

Claudia Cabello Hutt

Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Rutgers University
(336) 334-3853, c_cabell@uncg.edu

  • Bilingual Early Literacy

Karen DeNaples

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
MS University of Rochester
(336) 543-2193, kmdenapl@uncg.edu

  • Deaf Culture
  • American Sign Language / Deaf Literature

Stuart Dischell

Professor, English
MFA The University of Iowa
(336) 334-5459, dischell@uncg.edu

  • Poetry and Literature
  • Paris Travel and History

Emily Edwards

Professor, Media Studies
Director, Center for Creative Writing in the Arts
PhD The University of Texas at Austin
(336) 334-5360, ededward@uncg.edu

  • Independent film-making
  • The Supernatural and Popular culture
  • Magic, Media, and the Popular Imagination
  • Media violence, morbid curiosity and pop culture
  • "Write-On Greensboro" Creative Writing Workshops

Anthony N. Fragola

Professor, Media Studies
Atlantic World Research Network
MFA University of Southern California
(336) 334-5360, afragola@uncg.edu

  • Defying the Mafia - The Anti-Mafia movement in Sicily
  • The Relationship Between The American and Sicilian Mafia
  • Italian Cinema and Literature
  • The Art of Screenwriting

Tara T. Green

Professor and Director, African American Studies
PhD Louisiana State University
(336) 334-5507, ttgreen@uncg.edu

  • African American Women's Literature
  • Achieving Professional Success for Young Black Women & Girls
  • Strategies for Mentoring Ethnic Students
  • 21st Century African American Studies Curriculum & Programs
  • Impact of fatherlessness on African American boys & men
  • History of confinement of African Americans
  • Black Women's Leadership History
  • Oprah Winfrey and Film

Christopher Hodgkins

Professor, English
PhD The University of Chicago
(336) 334-4691, cthodgki@uncg.edu

  • Dangerous Poetry
  • Opening Genesis - A Literary Approach
  • The Best Poems You've Never read
  • Why Shakespeare Was Shakespeare
  • Print or Digital: Which Will Last?
  • The Bible and Sex

Ana Hontanilla

Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Washington University in St. Louis
(336) 334-3335, amhontan@uncg.edu

  • Spanish Literature
  • Spanish Culture
  • Spanish Films, History, and Politics
  • HIstory of slavery in Latin America

Jennifer Keith

Assistant Professor, English
PhD Emory University
(336) 334-4692, jmkeith@uncg.edu

  • Women Poets
  • Poetry & the Senses
  • William Blake

Terry L. Kennedy

Lecturer, English
Associate Director, MFA Writing Program
MFA The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5459, terry_kennedy@uncg.edu

  • Entrepreneurship and Independent Press Publishing
  • Writing of Poetry

Andreas Lixl

Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
Research Fellow, Center for New North Carolinians
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-1155, a_lixl@uncg.edu

  • Carolinian Immigrants: Literary and Historical Perspectives
  • Germany after The Wall: Immigration and Integration
  • Foreign Language Teaching Technologies: Online German

Ignacio Lopez

Assistant Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain
(336) 334-3853, i_lopez@uncg.edu

  • Cervantes
  • Medieval and Early Modern Culture and Literature

Nicole M. Martin

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD MIchigan State University
(336) 676-4250, nmmarti2@uncg.edu

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
  • Children's Literacy Development
  • Informational Literacy
  • Teaching in Elementary Schools or Urban Education

Craig Nova

Class of '49 Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, English
MFA Columbia University
(336) 334-5311, c_nova@uncg.edu

  • Why The Novel is More Necessary Now Than Ever
  • The Nature of Un-intended Consequences
  • The Writing Life
  • The Future of American Publishing

Michael F. Parker

Professor, English
M.F.A. University of Virginia
(336) 707-7610, mfparker@uncg.edu

  • How Fiction writers research their novels
  • How growing up in N.C. shaped my fiction

Jeanie Marklin Reynolds

Lecturer, English
PhD The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(336) 334-3981, jmreyno3@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Education
  • The Teaching of Writing
  • Young Adult Literature

Susanne Rinner

Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Georgetown University
(336) 334-4857, s_rinner@uncg.edu

  • German Literature, Film, & Cultural Studies
  • The Sixties
  • Women Writers in German Speaking Countries
  • Contemporary Germany

Amy Lynn Rose

Lecturer, Educational Research Methodology
MEd North Carolina State University
(919) 475-8283, alrose2@uncg.edu

  • Writing Assessment Items
  • Teaching Novels in the Classroom

Hephzibah Roskelly

Professor, English
Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
PhD University of Louisville
(336) 334-3280, roskellh@uncg.edu

  • Emerson, Hawthorne, Toni Morrison, Jane Addams, Louisa May Alcott
  • The Importance of Stories
  • Mystery Fiction
  • Women and Peace
  • The Importance of the Humanities
  • Definitions of Liberal Arts
  • Support for Public Education

Maria Carla Sanchez

Associate Professor, English
PhD Harvard University
(336) 334-3981, mcsanche@uncg.edu

  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • Pre-Civil War American Literature
  • American Women's Literature
  • Mexican-American Literature

Mark Schumacher

Reference Librarian, University Libraries
MLS State University of New York at Buffalo
(336) 334-3215, m_schuma@uncg.edu

  • Librarianship
  • Frisbee (history, ethos, technique)
  • French literature

Carmen Sotomayor

Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Michigan State University
(336) 334-5655, ctsotoma@uncg.edu

  • Spain: Twentieth Century and Contemporary Issues
  • Spanish Civil War (1936-39) Visual Arts, Literature and History

Karen Weyler

Associate Professor, English
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-4689, kaweyler@uncg.edu

  • Pre-Civil War American Literature
  • American Women's Writings
  • Genre Fiction