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Joanna Fax 

Fondren 414 | MS-625 | | 713.348.3994

Jo Fax received her PhD in English from Rice University in May 2016. Her research looks at the formation of sexual identities in 20th and 21st Century American culture, particularly as they intersect with the global impact of the US service economy. Her current research examines the relationship between contemporary popular culture and political activity in the US. She has published articles on Tea Party ideology, the poet Adrienne Rich, and lesbian pulp fiction. In addition to FWIS, Fax has taught courses in the English Department and the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality.

jennifer hargrave

Fondren 414 | MS-625 | | 713.348.3994

Jennifer Hargrave received her PhD in English from Rice in May 2016. Her research encompasses eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and focuses on the literary shaping of global contact zones. She has published articles in Eighteenth-Century Studies, European Romantic Review, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, and SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900. For the PWC, she teaches FWIS courses that examine cultural development through diverse texts including literature, film, and art. Her current FWIS courses examine Western representations of China, literary adaptations, and the social critique of science.

Fall 2016 Courses:
FWIS 100: Fundamentals of Academic Communication

FWIS 197: Déjà vu: Literary Adaptations and Spinoffs


Fondren 414 | MS-625 | | 713.348.3994

Laura Richardson received her PhD from Rice in June 2015. Her areas of research cover a diverse array of topics, including modernism, women’s literature, poetics, celebrity studies, science fiction, film studies, and Harold Pinter. Her articles on Edith Sitwell and Pinter will be appearing in forthcoming volumes on the writers. Laura has taught and/or will teach FWIS courses on Post-Apocalyptic Literature and Film, The Roaring Twenties, and Time Travel Narratives. She is an associate at Martel College, an avid karaokist, and an national amateur billiards champion.

Fall 2016 Courses:
FWIS 121: Time Travel Narratives: Fiction, Film, Science
FWIS 192: The Roaring Twenties