Ph.D., University of Arkansas
Office: 329 Colson Hall
Tel: (304) 293-9736
Fax: (304) 293-5380
Professor Hoffmann specializes in early modern English Literature and the rhetoric and ethics of social media. Drawing comparisons between the Renaissance period and the twenty-first century has allowed her to write and publish essays that put together Milton and memes; queerness and copia; Spenserian allegory and humble-bragging; Shakespearean comedy and negative campaigning; early modern melancholy and 21st-century public shaming. She is at work on a book that examines copia as a posthumanist project.
- “Folly 2012! The Campaign for Foolishness in 21st-Century Politics.” Forthcoming in PMLA 130.2.
- “Past the Endurance of a Block’: Much Ado About Planking.” Forthcoming in Object Oriented Environs. Punctum books, 2015.
- “Middling Through Somehow: Queer Temporality and the Disaster Meme.” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 26 (2014).
- “Cheaters, Saints, and Simultaneous Narrative: Early- and Postmodern Lessons from Thomas More’s The History of Richard III.” College Literature 40.1 (2013): 96-120.
- “Teaching, Speaking, Living the Rhetoric of Struggle: Elizabeth Cary’s School of Wisdom.” CEA Critic 74.2 (2012): 39-59.
- “Biting More than ‘We’ can Chew: the Royal Appetite in Richard II and 1 & 2 Henry IV.” Papers on Language and Literature 45.4 (2009): 358-385.
- “Happiness is a Warm Scythe: the Evolution of Villainy and Weaponry in the Buffyverse.” Slayage: the Online International Journal of Buffy Studies 27 (2009).
- Book: Making Use of Nothing and other Strategies for a Stupid Humanism
What We Go For, Loose Change magazine, issue 3.2, June 2013.
Republished in issue 4.1, The Best of Loose Change, March 2014.
Mock Epic, Eclectica magazine, issue 17.1, January/February 2013.
Dwelling, Make magazine, issue 1, Spring 2005.