Krista E. Roberts is a Ph.D candidate in English Studies at Illinois State University. She is currently a co-chair of the Midwest Modern Language Association’s ‘Women in Literature’ permanent section and an editorial assistant for a/b: Auto/Biography Studies. Her research considers the role of medicinal materials in life narratives, the archival fragments left behind in digital texts, and the relationship between recipes and pharmaceuticals.

Review: Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas

One aspect of this was in the arranging of one-to-one meetings between participating graduate students and senior scholars, providing an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and advice from persons they might not otherwise encounter. As one of the participating junior scholars, this was a particularly valuable element of the event. Continue reading