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

Céline Brossillon


Céline Brossillon holds a Doctorate in nineteenth-century French literature from Université Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle in France. She is currently Assistant Professor of French at Ursinus College, and has held faculty positions at Williams College, Princeton University, and Harvard University. Her research explores the crisis of masculine identity at the end of the nineteenth century in … Continue reading Céline Brossillon

Emily Gephart


Emily Gephart teaches American visual culture, social history, and ecocriticism at Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the Visual and Material Studies Department. Her interdisciplinary work explores how art, literature, and material objects enabled Americans to work through changing relationships with their environments, with the dynamics of commodity culture, and … Continue reading Emily Gephart