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Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis

Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis

Assistant Professor

Faculty in Residence

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences

(ENGL)-English

Phone: 479-575-4801

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Romantic and Victorian Literature and Culture, Adaptation Studies, Nineteenth-Century Theater, Popular Culture, Gender Studies, Postcolonial and Critical Race Studies, History of British Abolition and Colonialism, Film and Television, The Gothic Tradition, Comics and Graphic Novels, New Media, Media History, Digital Humanities, Professional Issues in the Humanities including training for Alternative-Academic and Non-Academic Careers

Romantic and Victorian Literature and Culture, Adaptation Studies, Nineteenth-Century Theater, Popular Culture, Gender Studies, Postcolonial and Critical Race Studies, History of British Abolition and Colonialism, Film and Television, The Gothic Tradition, Comics and Graphic Novels, New Media, Media History, Digital Humanities, Professional Issues in the Humanities including training for Alternative-Academic and Non-Academic Careers

ENGL 2313: Survey of British Literature, 1700-1900

Frankenstein: A Multimedia Cultural History (ENGL 3743 or ENGL 4933)

Romanticism: Revolution, Nature, Gothic (ENGL 3743)

Gothic Adaptations (ENGL 3743 or ENGL 4933 or graduate level)

Nineteenth-Century Women Adapted (grad seminar, undergraduate various)

Liberal Arts at Work; or, How to Get a Job with an English Degree (ENGL 3903 or 5243, for undergrads or MA/MFA)

Job Market(s) Workshop: Academic, Alt-Ac, and Non-Academic Careers for MFAs and PhDs in the Arts and Humanities

Ph.D. in English and Women's Studies, Penn State University (2008)

M.A. in English, Penn State University (2002)

B.A. in English, University of Miami (2000)

- (Book manuscript in progress) Adaptation Matters: Transmedia Storytelling and Convergence Culture in the Nineteenth Century

“Adapting Tragedy: Forms and Media.” A Cultural History of Tragedy. Vol 5: The Age of Empire. Eds. Michael Gamer and Diego Saglia. Under contract with Bloomsbury Academic.

- “Frankenstein’s Spectacular Nineteenth-Century Stage History and Legacy.” Adapting Frankenstein: The Monster’s Eternal Lives in Popular Culture. Eds. Dennis Perry and Dennis Cutchins. Manchester, England: Manchester University Press (Forthcoming 2018).

- (co-authored with Michelle Pribbernow) “Women Scientists in Frankenstein Films, 1945-2015.”  Science Fiction Film and Television 11.2 (Summer 2018): 303-39.

- “Adaptations, Culture-Texts, and Literary Canonization.” The Routledge Companion to Adaptation. Eds. Katja Krebs, Dennis Cutchins, and Eckart Voight. London and New York: Routledge, 2018. 128-42.

- (co-edited with Lindsey Eckert) Romanticism and Technology, a special issue of the Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons (November 2017), includes a co-written introduction. See issue online: https://www.rc.umd.edu/pedagogies/commons/technology

- Vlad III Dracula (Medieval Prince, Modern Monster). Icons of the Middle Ages: Rulers, Writers, Rebels, and Saints. Volume 2. Ed. Lister M. Matheson. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood, 2011. 547-80.

- Rewriting the History of Black Resistance: The Haitian Revolution, Jamaican Maroons and the 'History' of Three-Fingered Jack in English Popular Culture, 1799-1830. Circulations: Romanticism and the Black Atlantic, Romantic Circles Praxis Series. Ed. Paul Youngquist and Frances Botkin. October 2011. View publication online

- Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame de Paris on the Nineteenth-Century London Stage. European Romantic Review 21. 4 (2010): 469-87.

- “Barbauld and Byron: New Affinities in an Unpublished Letter.” Keats-Shelley Journal 59 (2010): 26-30.

William J. Fulbright College Master Teacher Award, University of Arkansas (2018).

NEH Institute for School Teachers (2017-18). Co-Director of 2-week summer institute for K-12 educators titled, “Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences.” Award amount: $173,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

SECU Faculty Travel Grant (2017-18) for participation in SEC Roundtable for 19c Scholars” organized and to be hosted by Vanderbilt University. (March 2018)

Honors College Research Mentor Award, University of Arkansas (2016)

Provost Faculty Travel Grant, University of Arkansas (2015, 2017)

Fulbright College Faculty Travel Grant, University of Arkansas (awarded each year 2013-2017)

Ray White Research Grant, University of Arkansas (awarded each year 2014-2017)

Ray White Award for Scholarly Publication, University of Arkansas (2015)

Pedagogy Contest, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism and Romantic Circles (NASSR) /Romantic Circles Pedagogy Contest (2014)