Faculty/Staff Directory

Dr. Lisa Bro

Lisa Bro

Professor of English
Department of English

Phone: 478.934.3456

Locations:
  • Cochran - Jackson Hall - 211
    Phone: ext: 3456
Office Hours: Fall 2021
Mondays & Wednesdays:
In Office: 2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesdays:
Online: 8:30 - 10:30 am
Biography: Dr. Bro has been teaching at Middle Georgia for over 15 years, 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.

Forthcoming publications include the book Science Fiction & Biopolitics: The Value of Human Life, the essay "Anarchy in the OPA: Sovereignty, Capitalism, and Bare Life" in the book Expanse & Philosophy and "Control, Compliancy, Subservience: Biopolitics and the Regulation of Women’s Bodies in The Handmaid’s Tale, “Black Box,” and Orphan Black" in the book Women & Trauma.

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: Fall 2021

M/W
ENGL 1101: 9:30
ENGL 1101: 11
ENGL 1101: 12:30

T/Th
ENGL 2142: 11
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
"Them in Us: Monstrous Humans." MGA SOAL Conference. Virtual. March 2021.

“The Shifting of Sovereignty: James S.A. Corey’s Expanse Series and Biopolitical Dangers. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Atlanta, GA. November 2019.

“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.
Professional Experience: Author: Biopolitics & Science Fiction: The Value of Human Life (2021)
Co-Editor and contributor: Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable (2018)
Co-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
Publications: Recent Publications
“Haunted Lives: Wrestling with the Past in Charles Dodd White’s In the House of Wilderness and Therese Anne Fowler’s A Good Neighborhood.” North Carolina Literary Review. Spring 2020.

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.



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