Graduate Students

  • Aditya Bahl

    Aditya Bahl

    Research Interests:  Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Marxism, Critique of Political Economy, Negative Dialectics, Continental Philosophy, French Philosophy

  • Mitchell Cram

    Mitchell Cram

    Research Interests:  20th-century poetry, Marxism and theory, science fiction

  • Sylvia Cutler

    Sylvia Cutler

    Research Interests:  Transatlantic Romanticism and the nineteenth century; Affect Theory; Postcritical and Postsecular Theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • Nathan Doherty

    Nathan Doherty

    Research Interests:  Early Modern studies as seen through the lense of current eco-political discourse(s) surrounding the Anthropocene and the porous montage of topics parametized therein

  • Carolina Fautsch

    Carolina Fautsch

    Research Interests:  Romanticism and the 19th century; formalism and aesthetics; affect, phenomenology and cognition; magic, mythography and the postsecular; conceptualizing the world/Anthropocene

  • Sophia Franchi

    Sophia Franchi

    Research Interests:  British literature (Romantic and Victorian), the novel, literature and science, sentimental literature, feminist theory

  • Joseph Aurelio Giardini

    Joseph Aurelio Giardini

    Research Interests:  20th Century Poetics, Political Economy, Queer Theory, Critical Urbanism, History of Sexuality

  • Gloria Jirsaraie

    Gloria Jirsaraie

    Research Interests:  African American literature; critical race theory; black feminism; intellectual history

  • Samreen Kazmi

    Samreen Kazmi

    Research Interests:  Postcolonial and Comparative literatures, British literature (Victorian and early 20th century), narratology, novel theory, genre theory, Marxism, South Asia

  • Alex Lewis

    Alex Lewis

    Research Interests:  Early Modern literature; mythography, allegory, and hermeneutics; gender and sexuality studies; poetry and poetics

  • Cameron Loftis

    Cameron Loftis

    Research Interests:  20th/21st century African American and black diasporic literature, aesthetics, critical theory, theory of the novel

  • Evan Loker

    Evan Loker

    Research Interests:  19th and 20th century American; Mexican and Brazilian Literature; Political Economy; History of Capitalism; Sports and Social History

  • Alexandra Lossada

    Alexandra Lossada

    Research Interests:  20th/21st American literature, ethnic literature, language, transnationalism, contemporary Japanese fiction

  • Atesede (Sede) Makonnen

    Atesede (Sede) Makonnen

    Research Interests:  19th century depictions of race, 19th century British novel, Long 19th century, British literature and culture, Theatre studies, cultural studies, pop-culture, Shakespeare in performance

  • Thai Matthews

    Thai Matthews

    Research Interests:  Medieval folktale and literature, the British Empire as reflected in literature, anti-colonial historicism

  • Daniel McClurkin

    Daniel McClurkin

    Research Interests:  Early Modern Literature, Irish Studies, Genre Theory, Classical Reception, Race and Religion

  • Jamison Murphy

    Jamison Murphy

    Research Interests:  19th- and 20th-century American fiction, labor, race, Marxism and the history of the left

  • Xavier Oliver

    Xavier Oliver

    Research Interests:  20th c. American literature, especially literature of the Great Depression; Marxist philosophy of language; dialogism; cryptography psychoanalysis; French critical theory; hermeneutics; liminality and narrative construction of the self

  • Nora Pehrson

    Nora Pehrson

    Research Interests:  19th/20th century British and American literature; poetry and poetics; literary biography

  • Susan Rivera

    Susan Rivera

    Research Interests:  Modernism(s); Postwar fiction and poetry; the city in literature; urban morphologies; spatial production; exilic literature, film

  • Samanda Robinson

    Samanda Robinson

    Research Interests:  African American literature, Women's and Gender studies, Feminist/womanist literature, speculative fiction, magical realism and Afrofuturism

  • Jonah Shallit

    Jonah Shallit

    Research Interests:  • 20th century American Literature; modernism and postmodernism, transnational literature, dialogue, aesthetics, and politics

  • David Shipko

    David Shipko

    Research Interests:  Modern and contemporary American literature—particularly science fiction, with focus on afrofuturism and indigenous futurisms—critical theory, Marxism, aesthetics and/as politics, the novel form, and creative praxis

  • Alex Streim

    Alex Streim

    Research Interests:  Poetry and Poetics, 20th and 21st Century American Literature

  • Shalima Wellington

    Shalima Wellington

    Research Interests:  African American Literature, Caribbean Literature, and Women's and Gender Studies

  • Jungmin Yoo

    Jungmin Yoo

    Research Interests:  Victorian Literature; Nineteenth-Century British Literature; The Theory and History of the Novel; Narrative Theory; Form; Political Thought; Aesthetic Theory

  • Jarvis Young

    Jarvis Young

    Research Interests:  19th and 20th century American and African American Literature; genre theory, abjection and paralysis, black body politics