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Bryan Alukonis

Doctoral Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant

M.A., Literature, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Dec. 2014)
B.A., Literary, Textual, and Cultural Studies/Film Studies (May 2012)

Office: G19 Colson Hall
E-mail: btalukonis@mix.wvu.edu

Research Interests

19th Century American Literature, Literatures of the U.S.-Mexican War, the American Renaissance, Local Color and Dialect Literature, Humor Studies and Satire, Film and Film Theory, Adaptation Studies

Select Presentations

“Three Hundred Years of Terror: A Discourse on the Imaginative
Scope of Fear” College English Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, Spring 2015

“Twain’s War of Northern Aggression: Rereading Imperialism in
Connecticut Yankee” IUP English Graduate Organization Workshop Series, Indiana, PA,
Fall 2014

“Occupy Gotham: The Dark Knight Rises and the Neo-Conservative Ethos of Christopher
Nolan”. Presented at the 2014 IUP Center for Film Studies Fall Film Series, Indiana, PA,
Fall 2014

“’They Look Like Us Now’: Justified Violence, Disavowals, and the Shifting ‘Other’ of
Battlestar Galactica” IUP English Graduate Organization Conference, Indiana, PA,
Spring 2014

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December 6: English 418 Capstone Reading, 5:30 p.m.,130 Colson Hall

March 20: Mary Moore Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 10: Clare Beams Reading, 7:30 p.m., Robinson Reading Room WVU Downtown Library

April 20: Calliope Reading, 7:30 p.m., 130 Colson Hall

April 27: MFA Reading, 7:30 p.m., Gold Ballroom, WVU Mountainlair