English and Journalism

co-president: Jessica Mason mcfadden

Jessica Mason McFadden is working toward an M.A., as a first-year graduate student, teaching assistant, and Writing Center consultant in the Department of English and Journalism at Western Illinois University. Her research interests are in art as feminist resistance, clinical diagnosis as patriarchal oppression, social justice in the classroom, and identity de/construction through the play of textual and visual representation. On occasion, she writes for a Canadian feminist blog, Gender Focus. Her poems have appeared in Women's Voices Journal, Read These Lips, Diverse Voices Quarterly, Breadcrumb Scabs, Spinozablue Electronic Journal of the Arts, Sinister Wisdom, The Countess of Flatbroke’s Treasury of Poems (Basic Me), Adanna, Saltwater Quarterly, and Lavender Review. Her first book of poetry is forthcoming with Saltfire Press. She is a member of an obscure and unorthodox absurdist sisterhood.