Corey Burke is an English literature major with a minor in philosophy. While first studying literature, she became fascinated by the deep philosophical interconnections between theories of literature and history. She found that literature allows her to better understand societies and their systems. Corey's research interests concern modernist movements that grew out of and shaped the tumultuous and culturally disorienting period of the world wars. More specifically, she wants to focus on how African American and feminist movements of this time evolved into the later civil rights movement and the birth of gender studies. By analyzing the narratives these movements produced, she seeks to better understand deep connections between race, class, and gender. Corey is working to sharpen her theoretical competency in preparation for pursuing doctoral studies in English Literature.