Johanna Church

Associate Professor,  College of Arts & Sciences

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I hope to transform my students into dedicated, hard-working critical thinkers and, hopefully, leaders of the future.”

Biography

Before she began teaching at Johnson and Wales University in 2011, Johanna Church taught at Kean University in New Jersey. She also served as a technical writer for a software company and copywriter for an ad agency.

Church's areas of expertise include Irish literature, British modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, and pop culture studies. She hopes to transform her students into dedicated, hard-working critical thinkers and, hopefully, leaders of the future.

Areas of Expertise

  • English Literature
  • Irish Studies
  • Popular Culture

Professional Memberships

  • Modern Language Association (MLA), 2012–present
  • Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2015–present

Publications

  • Peace and Change, 2016. “Literary Representations Of Shellshock as a Result Of World War II: The Works of Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway.”
  • The Institute for the Study of American Popular Culture, 2013. “Fibber McGee and Molly: Irish Assimilation in the Radio Dramas/Comedies from the 1930s through the 1950s.”

Courses Taught

  • LIT 3180: The Graphic Novel
  • IT 2150: British Literature Survey II
  • MCST 2450: Writing in Digital Media
  • ILS 4115: Contemporary Classical & World Myth
  • ILS 2010: Modern Identities:20th Century Literature
  • ART 2010: Introduction to Film
  • MCST 2030: Media Texts
  • ENG 1020: English Composition
  • ILS 4176: Sports in Film and Literature