Pamela Gilbert

Albert Brick Professor

My most recent book, Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History, focuses on the history of the body, medicine and realism in the nineteenth century, with special attention to skin and surface. This is an extension of my long-term work on the history of the body and medicine in the period, and on the history of genre. Other areas of interest include gender, popular literature and medical humanities. Some recent article publications include “Dreadful: Aesthetic Fear in Victorian Reading” in Dreadful Passions: Fear in the Literary and Medical Imagination Medieval to Modern; “How Disgust Entered the Ghost Story,” Routledge Handbook to the Ghost Story, (Scott Brewster and Luke Thurston, eds. London: Routledge, 2018: 409-417), “The Will to Touch: David Copperfield’s Hand.” 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century (November 2014), and the coedited Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature in four volumes, Blackwell, 2015 (Coedited with Dino Felluga and Linda Hughes), which won the “Outstanding Reference Book” designation from the American Library Association, January 2016. I was a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow (2016) and Society for the Humanities Fellow at Cornell (2016-17).

I am on the executive committee for NAVSA (the North American Victorian Studies Association), and am organizing the 2018 conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. I also serve as elected representative on the Forum LLC Victorian and Early-20th-Century English group for the MLA (Modern Language Association) and on several editorial boards. I am the series editor for the SUNY Press book series Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century. At UF, I am affiliated with the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies and am a founding member of CISMaC, the Collective for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medicine and Culture. I regularly teach courses in Victorian Literature, Literature and Medicine, and topics in Victorian Gender and Class.

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  • office: Turlington Hall 4008-D
  • voice: (352) 294-2828
  • fax: (352) 392-0860
  • email: <pgilbert@ufl.edu>

Tace Hedrick

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Tace Hedrick

Tace’s research is centered on two areas: US Latinx/Chicanx and Latin American Studies, focusing especially on cultural history; and popular genre studies, focusing on Latina/Chicana “chica lit” and gothic romance. Her current project is tentatively called “Queering the Cosmic Race: Indigenism, Sexuality, and Spiritual Capital in Gloria Anzaldua, Walter Mercado, and Ana Mendieta.” This book focuses on how a long, and continuing, Latin American history of esoteric belief systems, from Theosophy to New Age, has helped shape discourses of race, sexuality, and the spiritual in the work of Latin/x and Chican/x artists in the United States.

Tace recently presented “In the Flesh: Cross-Racial Teaching in Latina/o Studies.” at the Latina/o Studies Association Conference. Her recent publications include: “‘The Spirits Talk to Us’: Regionalism, Poverty, and Romance in Mexican-American Gothic Fiction” (2017) in Studies in the Novel, “History is What Hurts: Queer Temporalities and Alien Feelings in Gloria Anzaldúa” (2015) in Cultural History, and “Neoliberalism and Orientalism in Puerto Rico: Walter Mercado’s Queer Spiritual Capital” (2013) in CENTRO: Journal of Puerto Rican Studies. At UF, she is affiliated with the Center for Latin American Studies, Art History, and the Spanish department. On a regular basis, Tace teaches Race and Gender in US Latin/x Fiction, Chican/x Civil Rights, and Feminist Fictions.

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  • office: Ustler Hall 302
  • voice: (352) 273-0390
  • fax: (352) 392-0860
  • email: tace@ufl.edu

Debra Walker King

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Dr. Debra Walker King is a full professor of English and an ordained minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is a graduate of Emory University (PhD), the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (MA) and North Carolina Central University (BA) recognized as a Patricia Harris Fellow, Ford Fellow and Schomburg Scholar. Her Administrative experience includes service as Associate Dean for the Humanities (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs (specializing in Affirmative Action and, later, Faculty Development). King is known nationally and internationally through publications that include single-author books such as African Americans and the Culture of Pain (University of Virginia Press, 2008) and Deep Talk: Reading African American Literary Names and Naming (Univ. Press of Virginia, 1998). Her current work on “Womanist Thought” has taken her as a lecturer and speaker to Shanghai University and Nanjing College in China as well as cities across this nation from Florida to California.

King is a motivational teacher who encourages the life visions of her students as she teaches. She is an affiliate professor with African American Studies and Women’s studies, cross listing course such as “Womanist Intellectual Thought,” “Black and White Women Writing about Race,” and “Survey of African American Literature.”

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Mark A. Reid

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Presently, I am editing a volume on African American Film (at press), finishing a book on Afro-European Cinema and Culture, and working on a book about gender and sexuality in recent African American Film. During the 2017 summer, I presented “Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (2016): Urban Sexual Blues as Fluid Agency” at the 34th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts in Palermo, Sicily. See my CV below for a complete list of my publications.

I take part in the Modern Language Association where I have held two delegate positions. I am a member of the Collegium for African American Research and the Psychology and the Arts organization. I hold two editorial board positions on the film journals Jump Cut and Screening Noir and have read manuscripts for such presses as MacMillan-Palgrave, Wallflower, SUNY, Cambridge, and most recently the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. My University of Florida affiliations include the African American Studies Program, the Center for African Studies, and the Center for European Studies. I teach such courses as Black Drama, The World of James Baldwin and Critical Race Theory, Afro-European Literature and Culture, and The Harlem Renaissance.

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  • office: Turlington Hall 4318
  • voice: (352) 294-2827
  • fax: (352) 392-0860
  • email: <reid@ufl.edu>