Laura G. Eldred
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., College of
William and Mary
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Eldred teaches courses in British and Irish literature, gothic horror, and film. She has published several essays in journals and edited collections on the fiction of Patrick McCabe and the drama of Martin McDonagh. She is currently working on a book manuscript on those authors' use of gothic horror as a tool for Irish national critique.
Professor of English
B.A. Bates College
M.A. State University of New York at Binghamton
Ph.D. Boston University
Dr. Grieve-Carlson teaches first-year writing classes, American literature surveys, and upper-level courses ranging from poetry to grammar to mythology. His scholarship focuses on American poetry and American intellectual history. He plays pick-up basketball with LVC faculty and students, and fantasy baseball with LVC coaches and administrators.
Director of the Center for Writing and Tutoring Resources
B.A., Lebanon Valley College
M.A., Pennsylvania State University
Beth earned her B.A. in English and French (LVC) and her M.A. in American Studies (PSU). Her first publication, “Saint-Ybars,” is an English translation of Alfred Mercier’s book “L’Habitation Saint-Ybars” (1881). Mercier, a Creole author who published his works exclusively in French, hoped to preserve the already-fading francophone culture in Louisiana. This novel explores the politics of race, gender, and language in 19th-century New Orleans. Beth has taught introductory-level writing courses as well as American and world literature courses.
Assistant Professor of English
B.A. University of San Diego
M.Phil. The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Certificate in Film Studies
Certificate in American Studies
Associate Professor & Dept. Chair English
B.S., University of Florida
M.A., University of Maryland
Dr. Romagnolo teaches courses in American literature, literature by women, African American literature and critical theory. She also serves as the faculty director of the Women's Services and Gender Resource center. She has published several articles on narrative and identity. Her research focuses on questions of identity and narrative in contemporary American women's fiction. Her book manuscript Opening Acts: Narrative Beginnings from a Feminist Perspective is forthcoming from University of Nebraska Press.
Holly M. Wendt
Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Lycoming College
M.A., Ohio University
Ph.D., Binghamton University
Holly M. Wendt teaches early English literature, creative writing, and first-year writing courses. Her scholarship reflects interests in Anglo-Saxon literature, most notably Beowulf and the ethos of the comitatus, and she has published both fiction and creative nonfiction on topics from sports to LGBTQIA issues. She is a recipient of the 2014 Robert and Charlotte Baron Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers from the American Antiquarian Society and a 2013 fellowship from the Jentel Artist Residency Program.
Eldred, L. (2012). "Discursive nonsense": Narrative structure, trauma, and history in Call Me the Breeze. New Hibernia Review, 16(4), 64-79.
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2016, March 19). Giving meaning to death: John Brown, Walt Whitman, and John Greenleaf Whittier. Presentation at the Northeast Modern Language Association. Hartford, CT.
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2016). "Towards an American avant-garde: Williams's quarrel with Eliot." Modern Language Studies 46(1): 54-69.
Grieve-Carlson, G. John Tagliabue and the office of the poet. The Dalhousie Review, 94(3), 325-337.
Grieve-Carlson, G., & Wilhelm, N. (2015). Lindley Murray and the grammar wars. CEAMagazine, 24, 4-20.
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2014). At the boundary of the mighty world: Charles Olson and Hesiod. Mosiac, 47(4), 135-150.
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2013). Poems containing history: Twentieth-century American poetry's engagement with the past. Lanham: Lexington Books.
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2012). "The fathers run out in the sons": Charles olson, ezra pound, and "the song of Ullikummi". Paideuma, 39, 163-179.
Grieve-Carlson, G. (March 30-April 1, 2012). Plato, whitehead, and the idea of history in charles olson's maximus poems. The Ancient Quarrel between Poetry and Philosophy Seminar. American Comparative Literature Association. Brown University.
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2011). John Winthrop in 'The Maximus Poems'. The New England Quarterly, 84(4), 655-695. doi:10.1162/TNEQ_a_00133
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2012). At the boundary of a mighty world. The Poetic Front, 5(1).
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2012). 'The Fathers Run Out in the Sons': Charles Olsen, Ezra Pound, and 'The Song of Ullikummi'. Paideuma.
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2012). 'The House-Top': Melville's poem of force. War, Literature and the Arts.
Grieve-Carlson, G. In the borderlands: American poetry engages history. In T. Lacy (Ed.), American Intellectual History (title unknown, book still in process) (pp. n/a). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Grieve-Carlson, G. (2011). Can history matter? Hart Crane's use of the past in 'The Bridge'. Unpublished manuscript.
Grieve-Carlson, G., & Day, M. A. (2010). MacLeish, Oppenheimer, and 'The Conquest of America'. Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 93(3-4), 281-311.
Mercier, A. (2015). Saint-Ybars (E. Julian Trans.). Shreveport, La.: Centenary College of Louisiana Press.
Machado, R. (2016). Metachromatics: The historical division between color and line/form as analytic. In S. Kim (Ed.), The use of color in history, politics, and art (pp. 143-185). Dahlonega, GA: University Press of North Georgia.
Machado, R. (2016). Poster movies: Censorship, paratext, and watching who you are as you watch.” In Now showing: An American century at the movies, September 2–October 16, 2016 (pp. 6-10). Annville, PA: Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College.
Machado, R. (2016). Public privacy: Self-address in digital short forms. Presentation at the Modern Language Association (MLA), Austin, Texas.
Machado, R. (2016). Sound/Noise Utility. Presentation at the Vale Media Industries Conference, Annville, PA.
Romagnolo, C. (2015). Opening acts: Narrative beginnings in twentieth century feminist fiction. Lincoln, Neb: University of
Romagnolo, C. (2015, March 7). Flight patterns: Race, gender and the unnatural in Toni Morrison. Paper presented at the
International Conference on Narrative, Chicago, Ill.
Romagnolo, C. (2015, Forthcoming). “[Un]Natural connections: Feminist experimentation and unnatural narratology. In J. Alber (Ed.), Unnatural narratives in literary history and cultural studies (n.p.). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska.
Romagnolo, C. (2014, forthcoming). Narrative disidentification: Beginnings in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. In J. Ho, S. Morgan & J. Donahue (Eds.), Narrative, race and ethnicity in the Americas.
Romagnolo, C. (2011). Initiating dialogue: Narrative beginnings in multicultural narratives. In F. L. Aldama, & W. A. Nericcio (Eds.), Analyzing world fiction: New horizons in narrative theory (pp. 183-198). Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
Wendt, H. M. (2016). Elephant graveyards. Barrelhouse 15, 30-42.
Wendt, H. M. (2016). Philadelphia Phillies. Baseball Prospectus, 371-374.
Wendt, H. M. (2014, Summer). What is here inserted comes from a credible hand. Memorious, 24.
Wendt, H. M. (2015, March). 'Breme Beowulf' and 'Inclite Pelgai': Colonizing the comitatus. The CEA Critic, 77(1), 39-57.
Wendt, H. M. (2015, May). The rogers ladder. Gulf Stream, 13.
Wendt, H. M. (2015, October). Coyotes of Chicago. Whiskeypaper, 23.
Wendt, H. M. (2015, Winter). Ghostie on third. Sport Literate, 9(1), 100-107.
Wendt, H. M. (2014, August). Weight and bamboo. Festival Writer.
Wendt, H. M. (2014, February). Chapter one. Classical Magazine, 32-39.
Wendt, H. M. (2014, November 4). Leaving early. The Rumpus.