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Areas of interest: Early modern literature, poetry and poetics, gender
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Areas of interest: American literature, American poetry
Areas of interest: American literature in Atlantic/world context; literatures and cultures of Atlantic (anti)slavery; political theology, religion, and secularization; critical race studies; theories of historicism
Areas of interest: Theory of the novel, hermeneutics, sub-Saharan African literature, Russian literature, postcolonial regionalisms.
Areas of interest: American literature, aesthetic theory, poetry and poetics, the history of sexuality
Areas of interest: Victorian literature, narrative theory,ethics and narrative,digital humanities
Areas of interest: American literature and culture, including African American and Jewish American; literature of the Holocaust
Mark Christian Thompson
Areas of interest: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century African-American, German and French literature; the history and representation of race in literature and philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics; art theory
Area of interest: American literature
ACLS New Faculty Fellow
Nineteenth-century British literature, narrative theory, history of the novel, the historical novel, Anglo-Irish and Scottish literatures
Anne-Elizabeth Murdy Brodsky
Areas of interest: nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry, technology and collectivity, religion and atheism, psychoanalysis, cognitive science and learning
William Cook Miller
Areas of interest: 17th and 18th century literatures; relations of theology, science, and language; the history of capitalism in England.
Areas of interest: 19th & 20th century American literature; African American literature; naturalism & modernism ; poetry & poetics
Areas of interest: North American poetry and poetics, especially of the past half-century; capitalism, crisis, and critical social thought; sexuality; cultures of the left; and the history of aesthetics.
Areas of interest: 20th and 21st-century American poetry and poetics; visual art and literature; the experimental-lyric hybrid; the pastoral mode in contemporary poetry; the Objectivist poets (specifically Lorine Niedecker and George Oppen); the "Berkeley Renaissance"; Black Mountain; poetic communities
Elizabeth Brogden (non-resident)
Areas of interest: Early Modern English poetry, with a particular enthusiasm for Milton; philosophy and literary theory, predominantly the French poststructuralists and the first generation Frankfurt School
Areas of interest: Eighteenth-Century Literature; Empiricism and the Rise of the Novel
Areas of interest: Victorian literature and culture; poetry, the novel, and lyric-narrative hybrids; the periodical press; book history and reception theory; cognitive science and nineteenth-century psychology; transatlantic influences
Areas of interest: modernist studies; British intellectual history, political thought and cultural life; comparative ethics; 19th and 20th century literature, the Woolfs and the Bloomsbury group, James Joyce
Areas of interest: Romanticism, poetics, the Novel and novel theory
Robert D. Day
Areas of interest: Modernism (especially the novel) and modern literary intellectual culture, the history of cultural criticism, and political rhetoric
Areas of interest: Victorian literature, American literature in the nineteenth century, and connections between philosophy and literature generally; particularly interested in reading nineteenth-century novels against a background of contemporary and more recent works philosophical ethics, and thus analyzing the nature of moral deliberation and selfhood
Areas of interest: 19th Century American literature, francophilic theory, and scouring texts for sexual overtones where probably none were intended
Advanced Graduate Students
Areas of interest: modernism and realism, political and aesthetic theory, and ideas about character and institutional life in the novel from 1900-1950; has taught courses on the literature of the American South, on the family and politics in the novel, and on British literature of World War II
Areas of interest: Postwar American literature and culture, including Jewish American; literature of the Holocaust
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