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Lisa is a scholar of Old and Middle English literature and culture, and comic book and graphic novel studies. Her previous work has focused on medieval English affective piety, medieval and modern visual culture, and the cruciform male body in medieval literature and superhero comics, and on affective codes of masculinity in Middle English alliterative chivalric literature and the Batman mythos. She is broadly interested in cultural “traces” in temporally distant media, and more specifically interested in what those traces reveal about cultural expectations for embodied and gendered experiences.
Lisa’s work in superhero comics has been published in Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics in Summer 2017, and cited in Batman and the Multiplicity of Identity: The Contemporary Comic Book Superhero as Cultural Nexus.
Lisa has previous pedagogical experience in integrative learning and ePortfolios, and has coauthored work on integrative and experiential learning in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators’ (NASPA) Spring 2018 newsletter, and a book chapter on ePortfolios, integrative learning, and institutional engagement in Catalyst in Action: Case Studies in High Impact Practice (Stylus 2018). She has previously taught a senior-level, interdisciplinary capstone composition course focused on integrative learning and reflective writing.
- John S. Knight Institute
- Old and Middle English literature and culture
- Comic book & graphic novel studies
- Affect theory
- Queer theory
- Gender studies
- Genre theory