Rebecca Mark, PhD. is a professor of American Literature at Tulane University, and a poet and artist with 25 years of experience teaching with Emilie Conrad. Together they created a unique context for articulating the experience of sensation and cellular movement through written and spoken language, originally called Poetry in Motion and now called Words and Waves. As a scholar Rebecca has written two books, "The Dragon’s Blood: Feminist Intertextuality in Eudora Welty’s Fiction" (University Press of Mississippi 1994), and "Ersatz America: Hidden Traces, Graphic Texts and the Mending of Democracy"(University of Virginia Press, 2014).
Professor Mark is presently completing "Owl Eyes", a book of original graphic inscriptions that comes directly out of her work with Emilie and Words and Waves. She was the founding executive director of the Newcomb College Institute (2006-2008), and received the Public Humanities Achievement Award from the Mississippi Humanities Council for directing the civil rights conference, "Unsettling Memories" (2004).
Rebecca was named the Suzanne and Stephen Weiss Presidential Fellow at Tulane University for 2015 for her “distinctive contribution to undergraduate teaching.” She is currently the Director of the Center for Academic Equity for underserved students. Continuum has been her heart community and life source for the past four decades.