The department congratulates Jenna Sciuto (Ph.D. expected 2014), who has accepted a tenure-track position at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Massachusetts, and Danielle Skeehan (Ph.D 2013), who has accepted a tenure-track position at Oberlin College.
Jenna’s dissertation, “‘Postcolonial Palimpsests: Fragmented Subjectivities, Sexual Violence, and Colonial Inheritance in Tierno Monénembo, Marie Vieux-Chauvet, and William Faulkner,” is co-directed by Professors Elizabeth Dillon and Nicole Aljoe. Her essay “‘For fear of a scandal’: Sexual Policing and the Preservation of Colonial Relations in William Faulkner and Marie Vieux-Chauvet,” has been accepted for publication in Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas, to be published by the University Press of Mississippi. At MCLA, she will teach Global Anglophone Literature and English Language Studies.
Danielle’s dissertation, “Creole Domesticity: Women, Commerce, and Kinship in Eighteenth-century Atlantic Writing,” was directed by Professor Elizabeth Dillon. In 2013-2014, she was a postdoctoral fellow in the Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) at the Library Company of Philadelphia and a Visiting Research Associate at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania. At Oberlin, she will teach American Literature to 1900.