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 Name InterestsEmailDissertation
 Deborah Aschkenes 19th-century British literature, realism and narrative theory, history of science, poetics, theories of perception, natural 
 Atefeh Akbari Shahmirzadi theories of world literature and comparative studies, Persian poetics, Diaspora and translation 
 Mary Grace Albanese antebellum U.S literature; the Haitian Revolution; the legal history of slavery; translation"Translated Subjects: Reading Haiti in Franco-U.S Literary Relations, 1829-1865"
 Valerio Amoretti history and theory of psychoanalysis, especially object relations theory; autobiography; J.M. Coetzee; the modernist 
 Sarah Arkebauer modern and contemporary American poetry, French poetry, 
 Elfriede Barall 
 Brian Bartell American studies; postcolonial theory; literatures of the African diaspora (Anglophone and Francophone); cinema 
 Katie Bartholomew Turn of 20th-century urban American writing and photography; modernism; realism and magical 
 Frederick Bengtsson 
 Emma O'Loughlin Bérat medieval literature (high middle ages); women's literary culture; history writing; vernacular"The Book as Bloodline: Female Genealogies and Textual Production in Medieval Writing"
 Liam Berkowitz 
 Brittany Biesiada 20th-century American literature, the Gothic, and modern 
 Campbell Birch 20th- and 21st-century American literature; cultural and literary theory; war, narrative, and trauma; J.M. Coetzee​ 
 Gabriel Bloomfield Renaissance poetry, especially the "metaphysical" tradition; religion and atheism; sermons; rhetoric and 
 Maria Bo multilingualism, translation theory, 19th- and 20th-century transpacific literature - English, Chinese, Japanese, and 
 Cat Bohannon 
 Elizabeth Bonnette 
 Rebecca Bort  

Victorian literature; 19th/20th century American literature; military and war 
 Nicholas Burkett Modern and postmodern American literature; transgressive fiction and punk literary 
 Joseph Cermatori theater and modernism; critical and aesthetic theory; conceptual history; historiography; performance studies; media studies; rhetoric; early modern

"Baroque Modernism: Theatrical Stagings of a Concept between Theory and Performance"

 Julia Cheng 

20th Century American Lit, Food Culture, Media Studies, East Asian Studies 
 Therese Cox 20th-century British and Irish literature; modernism and post-modernism; visual culture; architecture; cities and space; performance studies; 
 Amanda Culp Sanskrit theater; Indian performance; modern drama and the avant-garde; 20th-century intercultural 
 Candace Cunard 18th-century British literature, the novel, participatory literary culture, critical 
 Nijah Cunningham literatures of the African diaspora; gender and performance; aesthetics; political theory; the black 
 Andrea Crow 17th-century literature, utopian writing, and mental health 
 Sneha Desai poetics, Anglophone and Francophone postcolonial literatures, modern Indic languages and 
 Alicia De Santis 
 Tim Donahue 19th c. U.S. literature; history and culture of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands; 19th c. Latin American literature; early American literature; the novel; political"Sovereign Visions: The Novel in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, 1854-1915"
 Danielle Drees Beckett, early and late capitalism, early modern material culture, feminist theory, Renaissance drama, theatrical production, witnessing and 
 Rachel Dunn Early modern English literature; poetics; romance; literary"The Constant Paradox: Constancy and Literary Form in the English Civil Wars"
 Sierra Eckert 18th- and 19th-century British literature; novel theory; history of reading; cultural history of information and technology; material text studies; information studies; computational 
 May El Maraashly 

political theater; representations of Middle Eastern politics in contemporary American theater 
 Alex Fabrizio British and transatlantic modernism; violence, trauma, and war; disability studies; poetry and 
 Amir Fainaru theatre and philosophy; theories of theatricality and performativity; 19th- and 20th-century drama and 
 Jason Fitzgerald American theatre, modern and 19th century European theatre, post-45 culture and thought, theatre and philosophy, post-structuralism, Marxism, the avant-garde, theories of modernism and post/late modernism, neoliberalism, queer theory/performance, musical"The Sixties’ Theatre of Authenticity: Radical Humanism, Radical Performance"
 Kathryn Fore early modern English literature (especially 16th-century poetry and poetics), the English Reformation and religious history, political philosophy, Sidney, 
 Ariel Franklin-Hudson early modern literature and history, manuscript studies, education and renaissance humanism, literary communities and networks, participatory 
 Katie Gemmill 18th-century literature; Anglo-French literary exchange; life writing, manuscripts and textual editing; Frances Burney; Jane 
 Nicole Gervasio contemporary 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"Effaced Forms: Violence, Representation, and Political Disappearance in Postcolonial Literature"
 Lindsay Gail Gibson history of the novel; 19th- and 20th-century British literature and culture; style and narratology; technology and"Artificial Light and the Novel, 1770-1930"
 Will Glovinsky modernism and imperialism, Victorian literature, cultural history of empire, travel writing, theory of the 
 Marina Graham 
 Emily Hainze 19th- and 20th-century American and African-American literature; law and culture; gender and sexuality studies; crime; 
 Jessica Hallock  

contemporary literature; critical theory and cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; biopower; experimental aesthetics; visual culture 
 Arden Hegele Romantic and Victorian literature; poetry and poetics; science and medicine; women and gender; British-French relations; the colonial 
 Jayne Hildebrand 19th-century British literature and 
 Paula Elizabeth Hopkins late 18th- to early 20th-century American and African-American literature; visual culture; critical theory; 
 Christina Iglesias modernism; fin de siècle; Victorian literature; Spanish and Latin-American modernism; religion and 
 Shannon Jilek 20th-century British and Irish literature; 
 Ryder Kessler Victorian literature; British and American realism & naturalism; chance, choice, and responsibility in the novel; Edith 
 Eric Kim 19th- and 20th-century American literature; cultural studies; race and ethnicity; ecocriticism; 
 Mary Catherine Kinniburgh interests: medievalism, Anglo-Saxon poetry, animal studies, digital humanities, and 
 Warren Kluber  

West African Anglophone and Francophone literature and drama. 
 Maxine Krenzel 

20th-century American and British literature 
 Vesna Kuiken 19th-century American literature, literary theory, theories of democracy and community, utopian"Revolutionary Ecstasy: Reformulations of Community in Emerson, Fuller, Jewett, and Henry James"
 Lucas Kwong secularization, theories of enchantment, empire and race, theology and the novel, Victorian Gothic"Extravagant Practices: Experiencing Religious Pluralism in the Victorian Fantastic"
 John Kuhn 17th-century English & transatlantic literature, esp. drama from Marlowe to Congreve; genre theory; history of ethnography; local and social history; 
 Kaveh Landsverk postcolonial literature and 
 Martin Larson-Xu 20th and 21st century poetry and poetics; black radical poetry; Harlem Renaissance; Asian-American poetry; the 
 Alexander Keith Paulsson Lash early modern literature and culture; drama; new formalisms; history of 
 Janet Lee 18th-century English 
 Andrew Lin 

modernism and post-modernism; modernity; Asian-American literature; gender and sexuality; queer theory; Marxism 
 Jared Lister 
 Timothy Lundy early modern English literature; translation studies; literary and critical theory; humanism and classical 
 Ruen-chuan Ma late medieval English and French literature (in particular Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Christine de Pizan), paleography and"The Aesthetics of Codicology in Late Medieval Vernacular Literature"
 Emily Madison early modern drama, performance theory, gender and performance, acting 
 Matt Margini 19th-century British and American literature; animal studies; poetry and poetics; 
 Ross Martin  

19th-century American literature; American pragmatism; economics and literature; interdisciplinary issues 
 Nicholas Mayer Nineteenth-Century American Literature; African-American Literature; Sound 
 Jarvis McInnis 
 Elizabeth McIntosh Early modern and medieval literature and art history; romance; court poetry; literary 
 Kate McIntyre  poetry and poetics; 19th-century American literature and philosophy; philosophy of language, 
 Christopher McKeen early modern literature; history writing; poetics; the pastoral; early modern reading practices; Roman"The Literary Histories of Early Modern England"
 Nicole Meline 19th-century literature & intellectual history; poetry & 
 Bernadette Myers Early Modern literature especially drama, rhetoric, Italian/continental 
 Sarah Meyers

"Stages of Death: The Theatrical Uncanny in Contemporary Performance"

 Sam Mitchell late 19th- and early 20th-century British literature and culture; Bloomsbury; temporality and the 
 Taarini Mookherjee Early Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Postcolonial Theory, Indian 
 Alastair Morrison 20th-century British literature; modernist poetics; religion in literary and cultural studies; the relationship between cultural and welfare 
 Noémie Ndiaye-Reltgen conventions, stylization and the development of realism in early modern and 17th-century theatre (English and continental) 
 Jamie Parra 19th-century American literature; theories of the novel and of"Prisoners of Style: The Lives of Literary Characters and the Ethics of Novel Reading"
 Michael Paulson 18th- and early 19th-century British literature; intellectual history; history of criticism, literary theory, and aesthetics; visual 
 Rebecca Pawel 

medieval comparative literature, comparative philology, Spanish influence in English letters 
 Tatiana Pawelec  

19th c. American early film and its evolution; American Romanticism and Gothic Literature 
 Li Qi Peh 18th Century British Literature; Travel Literature; Science and 
 Eugene Petracca medieval and Renaissance literature, authorship and translation, classicism and orientalism, allegory and rhetoric, aesthetics and politics, theology, music, 
 Phillip Polefrone 19th- and 20th-century American literature; science and technology; theories of governance; American modernism; utopian literature; 
 Will Pruitt   

realism, naturalism, modernism, post-modernism, post-civil rights era American literature, Marxist theory, new historicism, post-colonial theory 
 Adrian Rapazzini 

20th century British and American literature; the novel; modernism; gender and sexuality; literature and the senses 
 Tiana Reid literatures of the African diaspora; black feminist theory; art and visual culture; the 
 Erica Nicole Richardson 19th- and 20th-century African-American literature; embodiment; gender and 
 Aled Roberts medieval literature; medieval science and mathematics; poetics; late medieval scholastic 
 Zachary Roberts 19th- and 20th-century American literature, modernism, and 
 Alex Rocca 20th-century American novel; experimental fiction; 19th- and 20th-century American intellectual history; aesthetics and economics; Russian 
 Mariel Rodney 
 Abby Rosebrock medieval literature; poetics, teaching writing, creative writing"Wives' Counsel in The Canterbury Tales"
 Elliot Ross sub-Saharan literature, empire, decolonization, postcolonial theory, human rights and humanitarianism, 
 Graham Sack digital 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 
 Rashmi Sahni Restoration and 18th-century British literature; history and theory of the novel; women's writing; narrative"Novels of Detection"
 Gianmarco E. Saretto 

Comparative literature studies (European and American), Digital Humanities, stylometry and tropology 
 Rosa Schneider European 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 
 Carina del Valle Schorske theory and practice of psychoanalysis; the history of race; anthropology and literature; the politics of representation; visual culture; intersubjectivity; 
 Michelle Shafer environmental performance, avant-garde and experimental theater, early modern and modern drama, feminist criticism, performance theory, dramaturgy and"Shifting Terrain: Landscape, Ecology and Environmental Theater"
 Lucy Sheehan 19th-century literature and culture, especially the Victorian novel; 18th- and 19th-century social and political thought; gender studies and theories of"Borrowed Bodies: Economic and Aesthetic Appropriations of Slavery in the Victorian Novel"
 Meredith Shepard literature and human rights, postcolonial and colonial literatures, English and Swahili literatures of Eastern and Southern 
 Emily Shortslef 16th- and 17th-century poetry and"Histories of Complaint: Tragic Lament and Elizabethan Historical Literature"
 Charlotte Silverman 

postcolonial literature, international law, Marxist theory 
 Jessica Simon Victorian theater; the Victorian novel; melodrama; realism; affect; 
 Christine Smallwood 19th- and 20th-century British and American literature; theory of the novel; character; the history of American cultural 
 Ashley Streeter early modern English poetry, prose and drama; book"Fools in Retail: English Print Personae and Their Books in the Long 1590s"
 Jeremy Stevens modernism; poetry; poetics; ethics; religion and 
 Maria Paola Svampa Romantic studies, with a specific focus in poetry and poetics; comparative literature (European Romanticism and the visual arts) 
 Joshua Swidzinski British literature 1660-1830; poetry and poetics; the history of the sciences of language, particularly during the"Poetic Numbers: Measurement and the Formation of Literary Criticism in Enlightenment England"
 Kimberly Takahata Early/colonial American literature; poetry and 
 Jillian Tan postcolonial literature and criticism; Asian-American literature; transatlantic 
 Jessica Teague 20th-century American literature, modernism, jazz, African-American literature, media and performance studies, American intellectual 
 Andres Torres  

modernist and post-modernist aesthetics; comedic arts; mysticism and the phenomenology of writing and reading 
 Kate Trebuss medicine and literature, narrative medicine, autobiographical studies, women's and gender studies, visual culture, human rights, the third world and global"Critical Care: Narrative, Health and Social Justice in Contemporary Medical Life Writing of the Americas"
 Ameya Tripathi sport 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, 
 Richard Trist Nietzsche and 20th-century theatre; modernist theatre; Futurist theatre and 
 Valeria Tsygankova 19th- and early-20th-century American and African-American literature, literature and philosophy, science and medicine, affect theory, 
 Maxwell Uphaus late 19th- to mid-20th-century British and Irish literature; British history and historiography; place, space, geography, and"That Restless Water: The Sea, Britishness, Empire, and Modernism, 1880-1950"
 Lindsay Van Tine American literature to 1865; hemispheric American studies; history of the 
 Ben VanWagoner early modern drama, modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, modernist afterlives of the renaissance, economic 
 Audrey Walton medieval literature, especially Anglo-Saxon; poetics; genre; reading 
 Buck Wanner  

dance history 
 Michael West Renaissance literature, especially drama; hermeneutics; humanism; secularism and"Enigmatic Theater in Early Modern England"
 Victoria Wiet 19th-century British literature, performance studies, gender and sexuality 
 Seth Stewart Williams early modern English literature and culture; dance, textual studies, and performance"Virtual Motion: Dance and Mobility in Early Modern Literature"
 Aaron Winslow 
 Beth Zweig