Dr. Brandy Schillace
Brandy Schillace received her MA and PhD from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio--the infamous home of the "burning river" (and Burning River Ale!) At Case she taught a variety of courses and took part in a co-lead seminar for energy conservation. Her primary focus is, however, on 18th century British Literature and intersections of pedagogy, literature and medicine. As part of this varied focus, Brandy is the Managing Editor for Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, an international journal of cross-cultural health research. She is also an active member of the College English Association (CEA) and serves as special panel chair for 18th-century and as a board member for CEA's Women's Connection. While her teaching interests include rhetoric, composition, Gothic and eighteenth-century literature, Brandy's current research focuses on obstetrical science in the 18th century. She plans to take full advantage of Winona's proximity to the Mayo Clinic-- and, of course, of the famed cemetery walks of Winona (a must for any fan of the Gothic!) Brandy also writes young-adult Gothic fiction, and is completing the second novel in a trilogy titled The Witchwood at Nob's End.