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Jayashree Kamblé is an
Assistant Professor in the English department. She teaches Basic Writing,
Introduction to Expository Writing, and literature courses like the Survey of
British Literature II and Images of Women in Literature. She has a Ph.D. in
English with a supporting program in popular culture from the University of
Minnesota, where she also taught writing, surveys of British Literature,
Shakespeare, and introductory literature courses spanning all genres. She
worked as a copywriter before graduate school and as an academic adviser after.
She blogs about romance novels and tropes on the NEH-funded Popular Romance
Project website. She is currently preparing her book manuscript, Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction:
An Epistemology for Palgrave MacMillan. She is
co-Vice President of the International Association for the Study of Popular
Schools Attended: B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Pune, India, and a
Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Areas of Specialization: Romance narratives in film, fiction, and television.
Mainstream English and Hindi-language cinema. The novel. Literary theory and
Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction: An
Epistemology (book forthcoming from
“How to Tame a
Dragon: Ten Years After A Natural History
of the Romance Novel.” Journal of
Popular Romance Studies, 3.2: 2013.
Avatar of the Hindi Cinema Hero: Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Double Role’ in Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai/Say That You Love [Me] (2000).” Film International, 10.4-5:
“Tempted by the
Big Apple: The Fantasy of Western Spaces in Kabhi
Alvida Naa Kehna.” Studies in South
Asian Film and Media, 3.1: 2012.
“Patriotism, Passion, and
PTSD: The Critique of War in Popular Romance Novels” in New Approaches to Popular Romance Fiction. Ed. Sarah Frantz and
Eric Selinger. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2012.
“Female Enfranchisement and
the Popular Romance: An Indian Perspective” in Empowerment Versus Oppression: 21st Century Views of Popular Romance
Novels. Ed. Sally Goade. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.
“Beasts in Men’s Clothing,” The Popular Romance Project. 11 Oct.
“Loving Pygmalion?” The Popular Romance Project. 11 Jun.
“Myth and Poetry in Harlequin
Mills and Boon,” The Popular Romance
Project. 15 Mar. 2012. Web.
Romance Writers of America
Scholarly Research Grant, 2013-2014
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Neil Meyer joined the faculty of LaGuardia Community College in 2012. He completed his PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His dissertation, “Gracious Affections: Affect and Evangelicalism in Early America” analyzed the centrality of emotional, embodied experience in the spread of evangelicalism through the eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century United States and the larger Atlantic world. His work has appeared in journals such as Early American Studies and New England Quarterly. Professor Meyer’s research interests include early American literature and culture, religious studies, queer theory, and genre literature.
Schools Attended: Albion College (B.A.) and Graduate Center, CUNY (Ph.D. in English with a certification in American Studies).
“‘One Language in Prayer:’ Evangelicals, Anti-Catholicism, and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s The Minister’s Wooing.” New England Quarterly, September 2012.
“Falling For the Lord: Shame, Revivalism, and the Origins of the Second Great Awakening,” Early American Studies, January 2011.
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Michelle Pacht is an Associate Professor of English who earned her M.A. in English Literature at Hunter College and her Ph.D. in English at the CUNY Graduate Center. She teaches a range of courses at LaGuardia, including Basic Writing, Composition I: An Introduction to Expository Writing, Composition II: Writing Through Literature, The Short Story, and the Liberal Arts Capstone course, Humanism, Science and Technology. She has also taught courses on The Short Story Cycle, William Faulkner, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allan Poe at Hunter College.
Dr. Pacht’s research focuses on how genre—the short story and short story cycle, in particular—has been used to raise questions about notions of identity, history, and place. She has published and presented papers on a number of 19th- and 20th-century American authors, as well as on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
Before coming to LaGuardia, she worked as a writer and editor at Glamour magazine, a learning coordinator at the American Lung Association, and an event planner at the American Friends of the Israel Museum.
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