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

My areas of expertise include Irish Literature, British Modernism, The Harlem Renaissance, and Pop Culture studies. I hope to transform my 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