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Dr. Jill Powers


Dr. Jill Powers is an Associate Professor of British Literature at Fisk University.  She teaches British Surveys I & II (British Modernism, The Brownings, British Novels, and British Abolitionist Poetry); Gothic Literature and Film; Literary Criticism; Continental Masterpieces; Core Composition; and Core Varieties of Literature.  Dr. Powers has published in Conradiana, Intertexts, and Interculture

Specializing in Literature and Science, Dr. Powers received her interdisciplinary Ph.D. in English from Texas Tech University in 2001, and she received her BA and MA in English from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1990 and 1994, respectively. Her dissertation is entitled The Science of Modernism:  Degeneration, Dynamics, and Demons, applying chaos theory to Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent, the Vorticist poems of Ezra Pound, and the film Metropolis.  Dr. Powers is a member of Who’s Who of America, Who’s Who for Professionals and Executives and Who’s Who of American Women.

“Deconstructing Humanist Paradigms of Time and Consciousness in Pandaemonium

InterCulture 4.1  (Spring 2007): 


•    “Going with the Flow:  The Allotropical Mechanics of Love as War in Women in Love.”

InterCulture, “Death Narratives.”  2.2  (Summer 2005): 

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•     “A Tale Told by Stevie:  From Thermodynamic to Informatic Entropy in The Secret Agent

Conradiana, Literature and Science Edition, 36.1 (Fall 2004):  1-27.

•     Dissertation:  “The Science of Modernist Literature: Degeneration, Dynamics and Demons,”

            Texas Tech University, May 2001.

•    “Scientific Gazing and the Cinematic Body Politic:The Demonized Cyborg of Metropolis” 

Intertexts, 3.2 (Fall 1999):  168-179.  


Dr. Jill Powers        
Associate Professor of English, Arts and Languages Dept.

The University of Texas at Arlington, BA and MA, English
Texas Tech University, PhD, English

216 Park Johnson Hall

(615) 329-8695