B.A. in English Literature, Marshall University
Class studies; television/film.
After graduation in Spring of 2013, she is beginning a summer internship with Autumn House Press in Mount Washington to gain some experience in the publishing industry before moving to D.C. this fall where she hopes to start a career ensuring that new, talented authors get exposure.
B.A. in English, Duquesne University
The 18th Century
Divisional Administrative Assistant and Receptionist, Enrollment Services
B.A. in English, Ohio State University
My research interests include 18th and 19th century English poetry, particularly how immortality and death are portrayed in the poetry of John Keats and Alfred, Lord Tennyson and, in a complete non-sequitur, the legacy of Soviet Russia on its own cinema in the 20th century.
I am currently searching for community college teaching jobs as well as jobs editorial positions – so far, though, no luck. I plan on returning to Chicago at the end of the semester to continue my job search.
B.A. in English, SUNY Oneonta
My literary interests are in World Literature, particularly literature of the Middle East and North Africa. My theoretical interests are in globalization theory, post-colonialism and discourses of empire, and the intersection of these theories with discourses of gender and sexuality.
After graduation, I plan on working for a year off of school and applying for the following fall to PhD programs, likely in the general area of Cultural Studies.
B.A. in English, University of Oregon
My interests include late 19th and early 20th century American literature and culture, literary studies as an institution (including literary and cultural journals), and a particular interest in Marxist theory and the history of the American Left.
I plan on staying in Pittsburgh after graduation, and hope to find a job relating to education, or in the non-profit realm more generally. I will apply to PhD programs in the fall, hoping to continue developing my scholarly interests.
B.A. in Literature, Franklin College Switzerland
I'm particularly interested in looking at depictions of the American family in literature.
After this year, I hope to teach high school English.
B.A. in Creative Writing and Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University
After getting his Bachelor's Degree, Christopher Maverick went on to a career in User Interface and Experience Design before returning the the Carnegie Mellon Masters of LCS program in 2012. In 2013, he will enter the PhD program in English at Duquesne University. He is interested in research in late 20th and early 21st century media (particularly television, film and comic books) and digital humanities and new media as representations of culture. Outside of academia, Christopher has participated in an eclectic hodgepodge of hobbies and professions that have informed his academic research. He was worked as a professional glamor photographer, writes, illustrates and publishes his own line of comic books and from 2003 til 2010 competed as an independent professional wrestler.
B.A. in English, Allegheny College, Minor in Women's Studies and Psychology
The 18th Century novel; rise of the gothic novel
Following her graduation, Jessica will be working at Princeton University for the summer.
B.S. in Psychology, Florida State University
My research interests include exploring how the African-American skin tone bias affects perceptions of beauty within the African-American culture and in turn shapes black artists’ representations of beauty within film and literature.
In the future, I hope to study how the skin tone bias shapes the character development and storylines of female characters in works from the Harlem Renaissance period. I will be attending the University of Florida in the coming Spring as a Ph. D student in the English Program with an emphasis on African-American Literature.
Bridgette Jean Powers
B.A. in Literature, Slippery Rock University
My area of study is twentieth century American Literature and Gender Sexuality studies.
I am planning on applying for Phd programs in the Fall.
B.A. in English Literature and Relational Communication Studies, Eastern University
My focus has been on global contemporary literature.
I am hoping to continuing developing my career in producing quality fiction. I would love to keep working in publishing, editing, or an agency.
B.A. in English, Point Park University; B.A. in Music, University of Pittsburgh
I've lived in Pittsburgh for many years. I taught English at the Academy of Court Reporting for 3 years before coming to CMU. I have been a working musician (piano, keyboards) for many years, and also spent 15 years as a theater artist.
I intend to teach after I finish my degree, and also plan to finish a recording project that involves my original music.