Current Graduate Students

Name Field Dissertation
Stephanie Anderson 20th-Century American Poetry and Poetics; History of the Book (Small Press Publishing)

Dating the Poem, 1930-80: Toward a Calendrical Poetics

Jose Arellano Late 19th- to mid-20th- century American and African American Literature; Social Movement Theory; Literary Theory
Hadji Bakara 20th century literature, the global cold war, the 1960s, the new left and countercultures, history of science, history of medicine, psychiatry and anti-psychiatry, literature and war
Jason Bartulis Art, Mind, Religion, and Politics--in that order. (Order subject to change.)

A Secular Form of Life: Art and Criticism, 1933-2011

James Bassett History of the Book; Occasional Literature; Poetics; Gender and Sexuality

American Poetics and the Crisis of Millennialism: 1861-1876

Rowan Bayne 20th-Century American Literature; Gender and Sexuality; Political Theory
Ingrid Becker Poetry and Poetics
Chris Bench 20th-Century American Literature; Science and Literature; Media Studies; Phenomenologies of Reading
Jeffrey Boggs 19th-Century American Literature; Henry James

The American Translation

Matthew Boulette 18th-19th Century Transatlantic Literature
Hannah Brooks-Motl 20th Century Poetry and Poetics
Dustin Brown 19th-Century British Literature and Culture; Marxism; Psychoanalysis

Ambivalent Subjects: Disinterest, Affect, and the Psychological Body of Late Victorian Literature

Lauren Caldwell 18th-Century British Literature

Trifling Sums: The Economic Imagination of Restoration and Eighteenth Century Drama

Oscar Chavez Modern/Postmodern American Literature
Darrel Chia Postcolonial Literature and Theory, 19th- and early 20th- Century American Cultural History, Global America

Strange Friends: Intimate Diplomacy in the Age of New Imperialism (1865-1914) and the Extension of International Law

Hannah Christensen Medieval Literature
Michael Dango 20th Century and Contemporary Literature; Queer Studies; Aesthetics; History of Literary Theory; Systems Theory
Amanda Davis Late-19th- and 20th-Century Literature; Architecture; Representation; Posthumanism
Moacir de Sa Pereira 20th-Century American Novels; Community; Geography; Identity; Race; Nationality; Sexuality

Sic Transit America: Novels In, Of, Beyond, and Below the United States, 1928-1941

David Diamond Restoration and 18th-Century British literature

Credible Typologies: Calvinist Theology, Commerce, and the Early English Novel, 1660-1750

James Duesterberg Modern and Postmodern Literature; Contemporary Film; Aesthetics and Affect; Critical Theory
Ian Duncan Literature and/of the British Empires (1880-2000); Postcolonial Literature and Theory; South African Literature

Reading the Postcolonial Cosmopolitan Novel: Ethical Encounters with the Literature of Incediary Circumstances

Margaret Fink 20th-Century American Literature; Graphic Narrative (especially Alternative Comics); Ordinariness and Everyday Life; Disability Studies
Katia Fowler 16th- and 17th-Century British Literature; Textual Criticism; Book History; Religion and Literature; Philosophy and History of Science; Early Modern Women Writers.
Philip Goldfarb Renaissance Literature

Local Habitations: Settings and Politics in Shakespeare's Plays

Michael Hansen Nineteenth-Century British Literature; Poetry and Poetics

Poetic Thinking, Victorian Prosody

Daniel Harris 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature

Experiments in Individuation: Physiological, Perceptual and Evolutionary Processes in Victorian Fiction, 1850-1907

Kerri Hunt Victorian Literature and Culture; the Realist Novel; Material Culture; Public and Applied Humanities

Reality Effects

Sean Hutchison 20th-Century American Literature; Cultural Studies; Film, Television, and Visual Culture; The History of Philosophy
Bill Hutchison Victorian Literature
Andrew Inchiosa Late-18th- and 19th-Century American Literature; Histories of the Senses; Law and Literature
Lauren Jackson African-American Literature
Alexander Jacobs 19th-Century American literature and poetry
Kristian Kerr 18th- and 19th-Century British Literature; History and Theory of the Novel; Reception of Classical Literature

Novel Classicism: British Historiography and the Empire of Prose

Kevin Kimura Postcolonial Literature and Theory; Minority Studies
Laura Kolb 16th- and 17th-Century Poetry and Drama

Outward Worth: Money, Credit, and Intimacy in Early Modern Drama

Katherine Krywokulski Colonial, 18th, and 19th century American literature; the transatlantic Enlightenment; Anglo-American religious history
Sarah Kunjummen 16th and 17th century British literature; Religion and Literature; Poetry and Poetics; Early Modern Letters and Letter-Writing
Rachel Kyne Modernism; Renaissance; the history of lyric; poetics; aesthetic theories; visual arts and the historicity of vision; the city; photography; political subjectivities; sovereignty
Salinda Lewis 19th, 20th, & 21st Century Caribbean, African American, Latino and American Literatures & Cultures; Contemporary Global Literatures and Human Rights; Intersections among Literature, History, & Politics; Post-Colonial and Race Theories; African Diasporas; Global South

Contested Cuba: Race, Torture, and Human Rights (1843-1912)

Peter Lido 20th-Century Literature; Postwar American Literature; Late Classical Hollywood; Political Theory; Regionalisms and Style; Gender Studies
Abigail Marcus Early Modern English Poetry; Religion and Literature; Poetry and Poetics; the Early Modern Body
Steven Maye 20th Century Poetry and Poetics
Peter McDonald Game studies; 20th Century North American literature; Post-modernity; Cultural studies; Marxism
Maxime (Max) McKenna Modern Literature
Michelle Menzies 20th-Century Aesthetics; Critical Social Theory; Classical Film Theory; Modern and Postwar American Poetics; Early Cinema; Experimental Film; Photography; Contemporary Art; New Media Theory; Digital Aesthetics

Archives of Experience: Toward a Digital Aesthetics

Carmen Merport 20th-Century American Literature; Aesthetic Theory; Literature and Visual Art
Mathias Mietzelfeld Victorian Literature
Andres Millan Modernism and Medieval Literature
Jose-Luis Moctezuma Victorian Literature; Poetry and Image
Patrick Morrissey Poetry and Poetics; Modernism; Aesthetics
Kevin Murphy Medieval Literature
Erin Nerstad Victorian Literature; Poetry and Poetics; Religion and Literature; Literature and Visual Arts

The Lyric Varieties of Religious Experience: Four Nineteenth-Century Poets

Caryn O'Connell Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century British Literature; Poetry and Poetics; The History of Science, Medicine, and Technology; Intellectual History; History of the Book

Vegetal Life from Bacon to Milton

Rebecca Oh Postcolonial Literature/Theory; Global Anglophone Literature; Feminist Theory; Human Rights; Nationalism/Nation-State; Intersections of the Literary, Political, and Juridical.
Nell Pach Modernist Fiction; 20th-century British and Irish Literature; Magical Realism; Drama; Feminist Theory
Stephen Pannuto Romanticism; Critical and Aesthetic Theory
Andrew Peart 20th- and 21st-Century Anglo-American Poetry and Poetics; Poetry and the Visual Arts; Critical Theory; New Media and Digital Aesthetics
Cassidy Picken Philosophy and Aesthetics; Friendship; Legacies of Romanticism; Theories of the Novel; Marxism
Emily Ponder 19th-Century British Literature; Non-Standard Language in Literature; Film Studies

Nineteenth-Century Slang

Eric Powell 20th Century Anglo-American Poetry and Poetics; Semiotics; Materialism and Materiality; Marxist Aesthetics; Phenomenology; Animality.
Aleks Prigozhin 19th- and 20th-Century British Novel, theory and history of realism, theories of affect

The Arrival of the World: Immediation-Effects and the Modernist British Novel

Martin Rayburn Modern; Postmodern American Literature
Sam Rowe 18th-Century Literature; the History of Reading; the Novel; Literary Theory; late-20th-Century and contemporary visual, sound, and conceptual poetries
Michael Sauve Medieval Literature

Ethics and Error in 14th Century Literature

Michael Savitz 20th-Century American Poetry

Poetics of Experience: Pragmatism and Poetry Discourse

Lauren Schachter Romantic Literature; History of Lyric Forms
Jonathan Schroeder American literature, affect theory, genre theory, history of science, history of medicine, historical epistemology, digital humanities.

Nostalgia before Nostalgia: Medical Realism and the Emergence of Historical Emotion.

Tristan Schweiger British Romanticism and the 18th Century; Nationalism; Empire; Modern Economics

Planters, Mariners, Nabobs, and Squires: Masculine Typology and Imperial Ideology, 1719-1818

Henry Scotch 19th- and Early-20th-Century American Literature and Visual Culture

Oceanic America: A Literary Geography

Sophia Sherry Anglophone and Francophone Modernism; Transnationalism; Critical Theory; Historicism, Memory, and Trauma; Literature and Philosophy; Psychoanalysis
Amanda Shubert The Victorian Novel and Literary Culture; Fin-de-Si├Ęcle Modernism; Modern Drama; Realism; Photography and Proto-Cinematic Technologies; Visual Culture
Matthew Sims 20th-Century American and British Literature; Urban Studies; Critical Theory
Michelle Skinner Early American Literature
Brady Smith Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures; African Studies; Critical Theory; Political Ecology; Fictions of Childhood; Urban Studies

Ecology, Economy and the Contemporary African Novel

Amanda Swain 20th and 21st century American Literature; Literature and Ethics; Post-Millennial American Culture; Media Studies
Suzanne Taylor 18th-Century Literature & Moral Philosophy

Character, Action, Virtue

Jean-Thomas Tremblay 20th Century Theory
Allison Turner Eighteenth-Century British Literature
Megan Tusler 20th Century American Literature and Photography; the American City; Citizenship, Sovereignty, and Indigeneity

American Snapshot: Urban Realism from New Deal to Great Society

Joshua Weiss Transatlantic Modernism; Psychoanalysis; Queer Theory; Theology; Film; Science Fiction; Comic Books

Modernist Ecstasy: Religion, Sexuality, Faith

Chalcedony Wilding Poetry and Poetics; Theories of the Sublime
Johanna Winant 20th-Century Poetry; Modernist Fiction; Romantic Poetry; Poetry and Poetics

The Poetics of Explanation in Modern American Poetry

Sophia Withers 20th-Century British and Irish Literature; Modernism; Early Cinema
David Womble 18th- and 19th-century British Novel Culture
Andrew Yale 19th-Century American Literature; Experimental Film; Politics of Intellectual and Other Sorts of Labor

Accreting History in the American Twentieth Century