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NameAcademic Interests
Atefeh Akbari Shahmirzaditheories of world literature and comparative studies, Persian poetics, Diaspora and translation studies
Valerio Amorettihistory and theory of psychoanalysis, especially object relations theory; autobiography; J.M. Coetzee; the modernist novel
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bernadette MyersEarly Modern and medieval literature, especially drama; rhetoric and poetics; ecocriticism
Taarini MookherjeeEarly Modern Drama, Shakespeare, Postcolonial Theory, Indian Film
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
Zoë Pollak19th-century American literature; transatlantic Romantic philosophy; landscape as metaphor and material; the lyric
Anne PotterSeventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century European drama, performance of history, adaptation, gender in the theatre, comedy, music theatre
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 RutiglianoLate 19th/Early 20th Century literature, theatre/drama, film; adaption studies; detective stories; Shakespeare performance; 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
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)
Kimberly TakahataEarly American literature, natural history, ecocriticism, narrative, temporality
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
Kevin WindhauserEarly modern British literature; poetic theory; literature and philosophy; history of English as a discipline
Ami Yoon19th-century American literature, poetry and poetics, ecocriticism, affect, literature and science.