Julie Hawk received her Ph.D. from Georgia State University. Her research focuses on the intertwined roles of media, narrative, and subjectivity. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Popular Culture and Slayage: The Online Journal of Whedon Studies, and she has a forthcoming article in Critique: studies in Contemporary Fiction. She is currently working on a book project that examines the role of narrative--and narrative's mediation--in the process of subjectivization through the fiction of John Barth, Richard Powers, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace as well as two televisual texts, Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica and Joss Whedon' Dollhouse. Drawing from several seemingly disparate theories, she situates her argument in the interstices of systems theory, psychoanalysis, media theory, and posthuman theory, putting forth a theoretical lens she calls posthuman narrative onto-epistemology. The study thus fits into overlapping critical conversations ranging from contemporary American fiction to critical theory.

Infinite 1102: A Collective Romp Through Infinite Jest, Part I

  1079 pages. 388 footnotes.  2 lbs 10 oz (and that’s the paperback). David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest is nothing if not formidable. It languishes on many a “to-read” shelf alongside Joyce’s Ulysses and Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow. Despite its intimidation factor, Infinite Jest can be a pretty accessible read, and it is absolutely… Continue reading

Remixing Assignment Design

In this week’s D-Ped seminar, led by Leah Haught, Lauren Holt, Emily Kane, and Julie Hawk, we will focus on innovative assignment design. This week will be a very practically oriented session, so come prepared to put on your workshop hat and get an assignment remixed and ready to use…. Continue reading