John C. Hawkins is a third-year PhD candidate in English, with a concentration in Women’s and Gender Studies. His current research focuses on companion species, and especially dogs, as they act in twentieth-century U.S. fiction and media. He also studies affect theory, connections between feminist and Marxist criticism, and literary responses to large-scale systems of oppression.
John loves teaching, watching films, and spending time with his partner, dog, and cat.
Specialties: English, Screen cultures, and 20th century American literature
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