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NameAcademic Interests
Atefeh Akbari Shahmirzaditheories of world literature and comparative studies, Persian poetics, Diaspora and translation studies
Mary Grace Albaneseantebellum U.S literature; the Haitian Revolution; the legal history of slavery; translation theory
Valerio Amorettihistory and theory of psychoanalysis, especially object relations theory; autobiography; J.M. Coetzee; the modernist novel
Sarah Arkebauermodern and contemporary American poetry, French poetry, poetics
Brian BartellAmerican studies; postcolonial theory; literatures of the African diaspora (Anglophone and Francophone); cinema studies
Akua Banfulpost-colonial theory, early empires, artistic representations of political phenomena
Emma O'Loughlin Bératmedieval literature, women's literary culture, Anglo-Norman, Middle English
Katherine BergevinBritish and transatlantic 18th-century; cultural history of emotion/affect; gender and sexuality studies; literature and capitalism
Campbell Birch20th- and 21st-century American literature; cultural and literary theory; war, narrative, and trauma; J.M. Coetzee​
Gabriel BloomfieldRenaissance poetry, especially the "metaphysical" tradition; religion and atheism; sermons; rhetoric and poetics
Maria Bomultilingualism, translation theory, 19th- and 20th-century transpacific literature - English, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish
Liz Bowendisability studies; gender and sexuality studies; contemporary literature; visual culture; animal studies; posthumanisms
Therese Cox20th-century British and Irish literature; modernism and post-modernism; visual culture; architecture; cities and space; performance studies; war
Amanda CulpSanskrit theater; Indian performance; modern drama and the avant-garde; 20th-century intercultural dramaturgy
Candace Cunard18th-century British literature, the novel, participatory literary culture, critical affect
Andrea Crowearly modern literature, food politics, gender and sexuality studies
Sneha Desaipoetics, Anglophone and Francophone postcolonial literatures, modern Indic languages and literatures
Emma de BeusShakespeare, Feminist Criticism, History Plays, Performance Studies, Early Modern Drama, and Interdisciplinary Studies
Danielle Dreescontemporary performance, political economy, feminist theory, theatrical production
Rachel DunnEarly modern English literature; poetics; romance; literary form
Jess Engebretson20th c. British, Irish & African literature, violent conflict, modernism and empire, human rights, ethics
Matt Fernandez19th-century American literature and history, digital humanities, media studies
Kathryn Foreearly modern English literature (especially 16th-century poetry and poetics), the English Reformation and religious history, political philosophy, Sidney, Spenser
Ariel Franklin-Hudsonearly modern literature and history, manuscript studies, education and renaissance humanism, literary communities and networks, participatory culture
Katie Gemmill18th-century literature; life writing and history of the novel; style, narratology & realism; manuscript studies & textual editing
Nicole Gervasiocontemporary postcolonial literature from Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean; comparative literature; women's, gender, and sexuality studies; queer theory; trauma, state terrorism, human rights, and the ethics of representation
Lindsay Gail Gibsonhistory of the novel; 19th- and 20th-century British literature and culture; style and narratology; technology and obsolescence
Will Glovinskymodernism and imperialism, Victorian literature, cultural history of empire, travel writing, theory of the novel
Walter Gordon20th- and 21st-century historical novels, theories of historiography, documentary fiction, media studies
Emily Hainze19th- and 20th-century American and African-American literature; law and culture; gender and sexuality studies; crime; incarceration
Jessica Hallockcontemporary literature; critical theory and cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; biopower; experimental aesthetics; visual culture
Jayne Hildebrand19th-century British literature and culture
Paula Elizabeth Hopkinslate 18th- to early 20th-century American and African-American literature; visual culture; critical theory; archivalism
Christina IglesiasEarly 20th-century British literature & culture; Modernism; literature and religion
Elleza Kelleyspace & place, architectural theory, literatures of the African diaspora, black studies, visual culture, speculative fiction, performance studies
Ryder KesslerVictorian literature; British and American realism & naturalism; chance, choice, and responsibility in the novel; Edith Wharton
John Kuhn17th-century English & transatlantic literature, esp. drama from Marlowe to Congreve; genre theory; history of ethnography; local and social history; Jonson
Kaveh Landsverkpostcolonial literature and theory
Martin Larson-Xu20th and 21st century poetry and poetics; black radical poetry; Harlem Renaissance; Asian-American poetry; the avant-garde
Alexander K. P. Lashearly modern literature and culture; drama; new formalisms; history of science
Timothy Lundyearly modern English literature; translation studies; literary and critical theory; humanism and classical reception
Ruen-chuan Malate medieval English and French literature (in particular Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Christine de Pizan), paleography and codicology
Emily Madisonearly modern drama, performance theory, gender and performance, acting theory
Matt Margini19th-century British and American literature; animal studies; poetry and poetics; film
Nicholas MayerNineteenth-Century American Literature; African-American Literature; Sound Studies
Elizabeth McIntoshEarly modern and medieval literature and art history; romance; court poetry; literary form
Kate McIntyrepoetry and poetics; 19th-century American literature and philosophy; philosophy of language, ethics
Christopher McKeenearly modern literature; history writing; poetics; the pastoral; early modern reading practices; Roman history
Bernadette MyersEarly Modern and medieval literature, especially drama; rhetoric and poetics; ecocriticism
Sam Mitchelllate 19th- and early 20th-century British literature and culture; Bloomsbury; temporality and the object
Taarini MookherjeeEarly Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Postcolonial Theory, Indian Film
Noémie Ndiaye-ReltgenEarly Modern Drama, Transnational Theatre (English, French, Spanish), Race Studies, Gender, Performance
Rebecca Pawelmedieval comparative literature, comparative philology, Spanish influence in English letters
Li Qi Peh18th Century British Literature; Travel Literature; Science and Literature
Eugene Petraccamedieval and Renaissance literature, authorship and translation, classicism and orientalism, allegory and rhetoric, aesthetics and politics, theology, music, film
Phillip Polefrone20th-century American fiction, social ecology, digital humanities, environmental humanities, and speculative fiction
Jonathan ReeveComputational literary analysis; linguistic approaches to literature; 19th and 20th Century British literature; modernism
Tiana Reidliteratures of the African diaspora; feminism; black studies; globalization
Erica Nicole Richardson19th- and 20th-century African-American literature; embodiment; gender and sexuality
Aled Robertsmedieval literature; medieval science and mathematics; poetics; late medieval scholastic thought
Zachary Roberts19th- and 20th-century American literature, modernism, and ecocriticism
Alex Rocca20th-century American novel; experimental fiction; 19th- and 20th-century American intellectual history; aesthetics and economics; Russian literature
Elliot Rosssub-Saharan literature, empire, decolonization, postcolonial theory, human rights and humanitarianism, hunger
Olivia RutiglianoEarly Modern Drama, Shakespeare Performance History, Adaptation, Book History, Film Studies, Costume Design
Graham Sackdigital humanities, particularly the application of quantitative and computational methods (e.g., computer simulation and social network theory) to the study of literature, literary culture, and narrative
Gianmarco E. SarettoMedieval literature; Comparative literature
Rosa SchneiderEuropean and North American Modern Drama, history plays and theories of performative history, documentary drama, theatricality, performance of race and identity on stage, diaspora on stage, literary adaptation
Carina del Valle Schorsketheory and practice of psychoanalysis; the history of race; anthropology and literature; the politics of representation; visual culture; intersubjectivity; feminisms
Lucy Sheehan19th-century literature and culture, especially the Victorian novel; 18th- and 19th-century social and political thought; gender studies and theories of embodiment
Meredith ShepardPostcolonial African literature in Kiswahili, Kinyarwanda, French, and English; archival theory; genocide studies; human rights
Jessica SimonVictorian theater; the Victorian novel; melodrama; realism; affect; sensation
Alexis SumpterBritish and transatlantic modernism; violence, trauma, and war; disability studies; poetry and poetics
Maria Paola SvampaRomantic studies, with a specific focus in poetry and poetics; comparative literature (European Romanticism and the visual arts)
Ameya Tripathisport aesthetics, postapartheid Johannesburg, total warfare and aerial bombardment in the 1930s, La Guerra Civil, George Orwell, technology, world literature, early modern cartography, magic, the lyric, creative writing, comparative tragedy, philosophy
Valeria Tsygankova19th- and early-20th-century American and African-American literature, literature and philosophy, science and medicine, affect theory, ecocriticism
Ben VanWagonerearly modern drama, modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, modernist afterlives of the renaissance, economic theory
Michael WestRenaissance literature, especially drama; hermeneutics; humanism; secularism and secularization
Victoria Wiet19th-century British literature, performance studies, gender and sexuality studies
Seth Stewart Williamsearly modern English literature and culture; dance, textual studies, and performance theory