James Teasdale

James Teasdale

2018 Lecturer in English

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B.A., University of Oxford, 2011
M.A., University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2016
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Rome "La Sapienza"

Professor Teasdale’s primary research focuses on semiotics, particularly in the field of news media. His current doctoral research is the depiction of migrants and migration in the British media, its connection to the Brexit polemic and framing and cognitive theory as workable paradigmatic instruments. Past work has also focused heavily on gender, especially its manifestation in written documents and literature. The culmination of this past research was the publication of ‘Unruly Women, Unruly Race:’ a study of the connections between race, gender, and sexuality in the writings of Early Modern England. Alongside academic pursuits, Teasdale also contributes to the magazine ‘Ventriloco,’ which focuses on the literary, historical, and cultural lives of the Trastevere quarter of Rome. With degrees from the University of Oxford and Sapienza University of Rome, Prof. Teasdale is a current Ph.D. researcher at Sapienza and teaches English composition at John Cabot University.