CULTURAL STUDIES AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE FACULTY
Disability Studies and Autism Studies
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Russian and Polish literature; culture and film.
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director
Second-language acquisition, history of the Italian language, and the digital humanities
Critical refugee studies, World Literature, Postcolonial Theory and Criticism, Asian American Studies, Theories of Food and Eating, Diasporic Vietnamese Literature and Film.
Postcolonial Theory. Migration Studies. Film Studies and Filmmaking. Diaspora Cultures from the Horn of Africa. Gender and Representation.
Recipient of the President's & Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1996
20th- & 21st-century literatures in French, critical theory, Literature & the arts, film & theory of film, sexuality & literature, terror & surveillance.
European philosophy; critical theory; African literature; cinema and colonialism; theories of violence; media theory; media theory; creative writing.
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Peter V. Tsantes Endowed Professor in Hellenic Studies
Reception studies; Byzantine, Modern Greek, and Middle Eastern literatures and cultures; Orientalism; Mediterranean studies; film studies; conceptual history; history of emotions.
17th- & 18st-century literatures in French, fairy-tale studies, and women’s studies. Children’s literature and culture, adaptation studies.
20th- & 21st-century francophone literature from the Maghreb and the Mashreq, contemporary Arabic literature, war literature by women.
Modern Chinese, Sinophone, and Southeast Asian Literature, Cinema, and Culture, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Queer Asia.
Russian and Polish poetry; Russian Symbolism; verse theory; Bakhtin and cultural theory; Czech Structuralism and reception theory; orientalism.
CULTURAL STUDIES AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AFFILIATED FACULTY
European fairy tales and British children’s literature; the history of illustration and the religious socialization of children through children's Bibles.
China, modern, late imperial, and transoceanic history. Chinese diaspora, transnational and migration. China in the interstices of British empire. Interests in maritime migration experience, the Sinosphere and the circulation of Chinese culture, goods and peoples, critical race and post-colonial theory.
Mary C. Rawlinson
CULTURAL STUDIES AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE EMERITUS FACULTY
Film theory and history; jazz; interrelations of literature, art, music and film; comparative literature methodology; psychoanalytic approaches to the arts; Ancient Greek literature,drama; literary theory.
19th-century fiction, theories of the novel; contemporary criticism.
Associate Professor Emerita
Hebrew Bible, Judaic studies, religious studies, feminist literary criticism; psychoanalytic literary theory, women's studies, literary theory, comparative literature.
Medieval literature, literature and folklore,literature and linguistics, translation theory,Romance philology, semiology, art and literature, sexuality and literature.