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The Leslie Center for the Humanities proudly announces two Associate Professor Fellows for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Leslie Center for the Humanities proudly announces two 2021-22 Associate Professor Fellows:
Prof. Sam Moodie (English and Creative Writing) and Prof. Paul Young (Film and Media Studies) will each hold a Leslie Center Fellowship next year. They will use the time provided by a course release to further their current research projects, lead a seminar session on their work, and participate actively in Leslie Center events.
Professor Sam Moodie is an Associate Professor of English. Her primary interests are in Poetry and Caribbean literature. She teaches courses in Caribbean literature, African diasporic literature, and American, British, and Caribbean poetry. Professor Moodie's book project is titled, Rotten Bananas. Combining archival material from eighteenth century colonial Jamaica with more contemporary narratives during pivotal moments of socio-political and economic unrest, Rotten Bananas explores the personal and social implications of an African Caribbean family's ensnarement in imperial and colonial paradigms of valuation and wellness.
Professor Paul Young is an Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth College. He has written two books, Frank Miller's Daredevil and the Ends of Heroism (Rutgers, July 2016) and The Cinema Dreams Its Rivals: Media Fantasy Films from Radio to the Internet (Minnesota 2006). His subjects of interest include the historiography of film noir, the dawn of film sound, American naturalism and early cinema, video game genres, and the telegraphic imaginary of early film. Professor Young's book project is titled, Reflective Features. Reflective Features: Women's Work and Authorship in the Early American Feature Film, 1912-1922 focuses on the crucial roles played by female filmmakers—director Lois Weber, screenwriter and producer June Mathis, and Mary Pickford, the biggest star (and producer) of the 1910s—in the development of the feature-length narrative film.