Emily August


Emily August is an Assistant Professor of Literature at Stockton University, where she teaches courses in British literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, including seminars in medicine and literature, detective fiction, horror fiction, and literatures of crime and criminality. Her research investigates nineteenth-century literary, clinical, and visual representations of the body, and the … Continue reading Emily August

Travis Chi Wing Lau


Interviewed by Elizabeth Sheckler Travis Chi Wing Lau is an Assistant Professor of English at Kenyon College. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, health humanities, and disability studies. Travis is currently completing his first academic monograph, Insecure Immunity: Inoculation and Anti-Vaccination, 1720-1898, which explores the British cultural … Continue reading Travis Chi Wing Lau

Sharon Aronofsky Weltman


Sharon Aronofsky Weltman is the Director of Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University, the William E. “Bud” Davis Alumni Professor of English, and co-editor of Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film. Her books include Victorians on Broadway: Literature, Adaptation, and the Modern American Musical, which examines Broadway musicals from the second half of the twentieth century in conjunction with … Continue reading Sharon Aronofsky Weltman

Ann Garascia


Ann Garascia holds a Doctorate in English Literature from University of California, Riverside. She is currently a lecturer in English at California State University, San Bernardino. Ann is also a 2020 Researcher-in-Residence with the Oak Spring Garden Foundation. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century archival theories and practices, book histories, and experimental scientific art. She also … Continue reading Ann Garascia

Pallas Catenella Riedler


Pallas Catenella Riedler is pursuing an MA in Ethnomusicology and PhD in Historical Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. Her doctoral work focuses on virtuality and immersive technology in nineteenth-century opera. At the 2019 NCSA conference, she presented a paper on her other field of study—maritime music—and was the recipient of … Continue reading Pallas Catenella Riedler