Jessica Teague specializes in 20th and 21st-century American Literature and has taught courses on Jazz and American Literature, Modern American Drama, Modern American Novel, as well as surveys of American Literature, World Literature, and Theory. The intersections between literature, sound, and technology are the focus of her research, and she is currently working on a book titled Ears Taut to Hear: Listening to American Literature after the Phonograph. Her teaching and research is interdisciplinary and engages with modernism, sound studies, jazz, theatre and performance, new media, and African American studies. Her work has been published in American Quarterly and Sound Studies, and she has also been the recipient of research fellowships from the ACLS and the Harrison Institute at the University of Virginia. When not teaching or writing, Professor Teague enjoys hiking, traveling, and exploring Las Vegas’s live music scene.