Dr. Mary DeShazer

 Dr. DeShazer is Professor Emerita of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Wake Forest University. She is the author of two scholarly books on women's writing about cancer: "Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer Narratives" and "Fractured Borders: Reading Women's Cancer Literature." As a university professor she taught Edson's Wit in several courses on illness and the politics of women's bodies, and she is an avid fan of contemporary and classical theatre.