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I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature at Queen’s University. My dissertation mainly concerns the fiction written by survivors of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Haitian earthquake in 2010. My other research interests include contemporary Caribbean literature, black American literature, postcolonial literature, as well as memory studies, identity, and ecocriticism. Beginning in September 2018, my research will be sponsored by a SSHRC fellowship.
I have written an article about emotional performativity and alterity in John Dryden’s All for Love, and have recently presented at ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English), CCLA (Canadian Comparative Literature Association), and CSECS (Canadian Society for Eighteenth Century Studies) conferences. In addition, in 2018, I presented a Special Topics Presentation at Queen’s University, titled: “‘Une de nos îles me rendit’: Eco-Trends in the Traditional Literary Canons of Haiti and Louisiana”.
As a former high-school teacher, I have seen first-hand the way that technology has revolutionized and continues to revolutionize modern teaching practices. I have carried over an investment in looking for new methods for approaching and interacting with texts and literary works (many of which are digital) from these experiences and have worked to harness technological methods to increase student engagement and interaction in my tutorials and university teaching career.
Beyond informing my pedagogical approach, I am deeply invested in exploring the possibilities that technology provides for approaching my academic work. Broadly speaking, my academic engagement with DH can be broken down into two categories of possibility: visualization/presentation and data analysis.
You can read more about my engagement with DH and see some examples of work I have done.
Web & Graphic Design
From art classes, to graphic design summer camps, I have always been drawn to the visual arts.
Web design has always been a passion of mine and I have been designing websites since HTML 4.01
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And, at long last, here we are: my albums of the year for 2018.
And now for my favourite year end post: the data.
MA, BEd, BAH
English Language and Literature
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