Johanna Church

Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2011

Contact Info

Email
johanna.church@jwu.edu
Phone
401-598-1492
Campus
Providence

About Johanna

Before she began teaching at JWU 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.

Education

  • Ph.D., Drew University
  • M.A., Seton Hall
  • B.A., Coastal Carolina University

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

Scholarly Interests

English Literature, Irish Studies,Popular Culture

Courses

  • LIT 3180: The Graphic Novel
  • MCST 2450: Writing in Digital Media
  • ILS 4115: Contemporary Classical & World Myth
  • ART 2010: Introduction to Film
  • ENG 1020: English Composition
  • ILS 2010: Modern Identities:20th Century Literature
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Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association (MLA), 2012-present
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2015-present
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Publications

  • “Supergirl and Lena Luther: Constructing Public and Private Personas,” “Girl of Steel: Essays on Television’s Supergirl and Fourth-Wave Feminism,” edited by Tim Rayborn, McFarland, 2020.
  • 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.”