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Dr. Lisa Bro

Lisa Bro

Professor of English
English

Phone: 478.934.3456

Locations:
  • Cochran - Jackson Hall - 211
    Phone: ext: 3456
Office Hours: Spring 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
In Office: 11 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesdays:
Online: 9 am - noon
Biography: Dr. Bro has been teaching at Middle Georgia for a little over a decade, and before that at several different colleges in North Carolina.

Her specialty is Postmodern American Lit, particularly Speculative Fiction such as Magical Realism and Science Fiction.

She has co-edited a collection of essays related to modern and postmodern literary monsters – Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable: The Cultural Links between the Human and Inhuman – which was published Fall 2018.

Dr. Bro also co-chairs the Speculative Fiction and Literary Monsters panels at SAMLA as well as various panels related to Speculative Fiction at the PCAS/ACAS conference.

Her current work explores biopolitics and biopower in contemporary Science Fiction including works/media such as Orphan Black, The Expanse, The Handmaid's Tale, and Never Let them Go.
Courses: ENGL 1101: Comp I
ENGL 1102: Comp II
ENGL 2132: American Lit II
ENGL 2122: British Lit II
ENGL 2111: World Lit I
ENGL 2130: Studies in Short Fiction
ENGL 4470: Contemporary Literature
Education: Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Greensboro, NC - 20th Century American Literature: Emphasis- Postmodernism & Magical Realism
M.A. University of Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, IA - 20th Century American & Creative Writing
B.A. Wartburg College - Waverly, IA - Communication Arts & English
CV: Recent Conferences

--“Compliancy, Control, Subservience: Biopolitics and the Regulation of Women’s Bodies in Orphan Black, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Bitch Planet.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Birmingham, AL. November 2018.
--“Rewriting Gothic Tropes in Late and Post- Postmodern Literature.” Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South. New Orleans, LA. October 2018.
--“Bodies for Profit and Power: Biopolitics in Orphan Black.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2017.
--“Who are the Real Clones? Biopower, Normality, and Agency in Orphan Black.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Jacksonville, FL. November 2016.
--“The Masculinized Female Hero: Punishing Misalignment in Battlestar Galactica and Game of Thrones.” Georgia Philological Association Conference. Macon, GA. May 2016.
--“Where are the Normal Women? De/Over-Sexualizing the Woman Warrior of Fiction and Film.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Durham, NC. November 2015.
--Killer Nashville International Writer’s Conference. American Blackguard. Nashville, TN. October 2015.
--“Technology and Loss: Resurrecting the Fey and Reconnecting to Nature.” Georgia Philological Association Conference. Macon, GA. May 2015.
--“Navigating the Classroom Technology Miasma: Is Classroom Technology Beneficial?” Teaching Matters Conference. Gordon State College. March 2015.
--“Killing Tinkerbell: Remythologizing the Fey in a Technocentric World.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Atanta, GA. November 2014.
--“Technological Malfunction: Representations of Instability and Control in Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy.” Popular Culture Association South/American Culture Association Conference. New Orleans, LA. October 2014.
--“When the Human Becomes Inhuman: Technological Enhancement, Identity Loss, and Dehumanization in C. L. Moore’s ‘No Woman Born,” Thomas Pynchon’s V., and William Gibson’s Neuromancer.” Georgia Philological Association Conference. Waycross, GA. May 2014.
--“Using PowerPoint and Beyond: Integrating Technology in the Classroom.” Teaching Matters Conference. Gordon State College. April 2014
Professional Experience: Editor and contributor: Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable (2018)
Chair - SAMLA - Literary Monsters & Speculative Fiction Panels (2012 - present)
Chair, PCAS/ACAS - various Speculative Fiction panels (2014 - present)
Editorial Board: Making Connections and GPAJ journals (2012-2017)
President of Georgia Philological Association (2016)
Professional Affiliations: SAMLA - South Atlantic Modern Language Association
PCAS/ACAS - Popular Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South
SFA - Speculative Fiction Association
GPA - Georgia Philological Association
Publications: Monsters of Fiction, Film, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman, edited by Lisa Wenger Bro, Crystal O’Leary Davidson, and Mary Ann Gareis, Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2018.

“Introduction: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman.” Monsters of Fiction, Film, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman, edited by Lisa Wenger Bro, Crystal O’Leary Davidson, and Mary Ann Gareis, Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2018, pp. 1-11.

“Killing Tinkerbell: Remythologizing the Fey in a Technocentric Age.” Monsters of Fiction, Film, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman, edited by Lisa Wenger Bro, Crystal O’Leary Davidson, and Mary Ann Gareis, Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2018, pp. 45-69.

“What Happens When the Body’s Gone? Transhumanistic Fears and Desires in Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy.” Monsters of Fiction, Film, and Fable: The Cultural Links Between the Human and Inhuman, edited by Lisa Wenger Bro, Crystal O’Leary Davidson, and Mary Ann Gareis, Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2018, pp. 314-41.

“The Masculinized Female Hero: Punishing Misalignment in Battlestar Galactica and Game of Thrones.” JGPA. Spring 2017.

“Recapturing the Sublime.” North Carolina Literary Review. September 2015.

“Magical Realism and Sisterly Bonds: The Restructuring of Identity in Sarah Addison Allen’s Garden Spells and Sugar Queen.” JPGA. July 2015.

“Still Afloat.” Academic Apartheid: Waging the Adjunct War, edited by Sylvia DeSantis, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.

“N. Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn.” Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature, Vol. 2, edited by Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Facts on File, 2010.

“Maxine Hong Kingston’s Tripmaster Monkey.” Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature, Vol. 2, edited by Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Facts on File, 2010.

"Sounds Like a Good Idea." Extracts 1 (2009): 31-39

“Strange Changes: Cultural Transformation in U.S. Magical Realist Fiction.” LiCuS: Journal of Literary Theory and Cultural Studies 2.3 (2007): 45-61.

“The Supernatural and Cultural Agency.” Perforations 29: Hauntology. July 2007.

“Faulkner in the 21st Century.” Symploke. 13.1-2 (2005): 362-63.

“The Evolution of White Voodoo in Alejo Carpentier, Lewis Nordan, and Sean Stewart.” American@ 1.2 (2003): 133-64.


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