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Sari Altschuler, Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, and Kate Simpkins (PhD ’16) featured in American Literature

Several English Department members are featured in a recent COVID-19 forum of American Literature. Associate Professor of English Sari Altschuler was featured for her co-written article, “COVID-19: Pandemic Reading,” which speaks to reading practices for pandemic time. Distinguished Professor of English Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and alumna Kate Simpkins (PhD ’16) were featured for their co-written article, “Makandal and Pandemic Knowledge: Literature, Fetish, and Health in the Plantationocene,” which explores alternative knowledge systems that help us to understand modes of human-environmental connection, semiotics of relation, and text networks of literature and oral history in the midst of the pandemic-induced knowledge crisis.

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