Critical Theory and Objects of Study

Special Interests

Critical Inquiry and Methodologies

  • Critical Race Studies
  • Post/De-colonial Studies
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Policy Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Feminism
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Heroic Literature
  • Historicism (Old and New)
  • Marxism
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Political Theory
  • Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization
  • Translation

Media and Objects of Study

  • Drama and Performance in Africa, the Americas, and Western Europe
  • Modern Drama and Performance
  • Cinema Studies
  • Contemporary Art 
  • Media Studies
  • Animal Studies
  • Digital Humanities
  • Urban Studies

Genre

  • Drama
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Nonfiction Prose
  • The Novel
  • Travel Literature
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Visual Culture and Iconography 

Historical Domains

  • History of the Book
  • History of the Disciplines
  • History of the English Language
  • History of Ideas
  • History of Literary Criticism
  • History of Science
  • Law and Literature
  • Literary History
  • Literature and the Arts
  • Literature and Philosophy

Faculty Members

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Sophia Azeb

Research Interests: African American Literature and Black studies, Postcolonial/Decolonial, Cultural Studies, Translation, Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization, and Global Anglophone
Berlant

Lauren Berlant

Research Interests: Cultural Studies | Historicism (Old and New) | Psychoanalysis| Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization | African American Literature | Nineteenth-Century American Literature | Twentieth-Century American Literature
Adrienne Brown

Adrienne Brown

Research Interests: Critical Race Studies, Cultural Studies, Historicism (Old and New), African American Literature, Twentieth-Century American Literature, Contemporary Literature, Literature and the Arts, The Novel, Urban Studies
Bill Brown

Bill Brown

Research Interests: Marxism|Cinema Studies|History of Literary Criticism|Literature and the Arts|The Novel|Urban Studies|Visual Culture and Iconography
Timothy Campbell

Timothy Campbell

Research Interests: Historicism (Old and New)|Eighteenth-Century British Literature|Romantic Literature|Literary History|Literature and the Arts|The Novel|Visual Culture and Iconography
Jim Chandler

James Chandler

Research Interests: 18th Century British Literature| Irish Literature| Romantic Literature| Cinema Studies| History of Literary Criticism| Literary History
Alexis Chema

Alexis Chema

Research Interests: Gender and Sexuality|Eighteenth-Century British Literature|Romantic Literature|Victorian Literature |History of Ideas| History of the Book| Literary History| Literature and Philosophy|Literature and the Arts| Visual Culture and Iconography
Maud Elllmann

Maud Ellmann

Research Interests: Feminism |Gender and Sexuality| Psychoanalysis| Irish Literature| Twentieth-Century British Literature| European Modernism| Animal Studies| Poetry and Poetics| The Novel
Frances Ferguson

Frances Ferguson

Research Interests: Critical Theory| Eighteenth-Century British Literature| Romantic Literature |Law and Literature |The Novel
Rachel Galvin

Rachel Galvin

Research Interests: Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization |AmericanLatino Literature| Twentieth-Century American Literature| Contemporary Literature | European Modernism| Literary History| Literature and the Arts| Poetry and Poetics| Translation
Edgar Garcia

Edgar Garcia

Research Interests: Critical Race Studies| Marxism| Psychoanalysis|Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization |Contemporary Literature| Animal Studies | Literature and the Arts | Translation |Visual Culture and Iconography
Elaine Hadley

Elaine Hadley

Research Interests: Historicism (Old and New)| Romantic Literature |20th c British Literature| Victorian Literature| Drama | History of Ideas| Literature and the Arts |Nonfiction Prose | Political Theory | The Novel | Urban Studies
Tim Harrison

Timothy Harrison

Research Interests: Critical Theory| Renaissance and Early Modern Literature| History of Ideas | History of Literary Criticism| History of Science | Literary History | Literature and Philosophy| Nonfiction Prose
Patrick Jagoda

Patrick Jagoda

Research Interests: Critical Theory | Contemporary Literature |Cinema Studies |Contemporary Art| Digital Humanities |Game Studies | History of Science |Literature and Philosophy| Literature and the Arts
Katie Kadue

Katie Kadue

Research Interests: Gender| Literary form | Ecology
Heather Keenleyside

Heather Keenleyside

Research Interests: Eighteenth-Century British Literature| Animal Studies| Literature and Philosophy| The Novel
Loren Kruger

Loren Kruger

Research Interests: Critical Theory | Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization | African Literature in English | Drama and Performance in Africa, the Americas, and Western Europe | Modern Drama and Performance | Translation | Urban Studies
Ellen MacKay

Ellen MacKay

Research Interests: Renaissance and Early Modern Literature | Digital Humanities | Drama
Josephine McDonagh

Josephine McDonagh

Research Interests: 19th century British literature| Politics of literary expression
Mark Miller

Mark Miller

Research Interests: Critical Theory| Gender and Sexuality| Medieval Literature| Literature and Philosophy
Murrin

Michael Murrin

Research Interests: Heroic Literature | Historicism (Old and New) | Colonial and Postcolonial Literature |Medieval Literature | Irish Literature | History of Literary Criticism | Poetry and Poetics| Travel Literature
Lawrence Rothfield

Lawrence Rothfield

Research Interests: Cultural Policy Studies |Victorian Literature |History of Science |History of the Disciplines | The Novel
Joshua Scodel

Joshua Scodel

Research Interests: Renaissance and Early Modern Literature| History of Ideas |History of Literary Criticism | Literature and Philosophy |Political Theory
Stier

Richard Strier

Research Interests: History of Ideas | History of Literary Criticism | Literature and Philosophy | Nonfiction Prose | Poetry and Poetics | Political Theory
Sonali Thakkar

Sonali Thakkar

Research Interests: Critical Race Studies|Cultural Studies|Gender and Sexuality|Theories of Diaspora and Decolonization|Colonial and Postcolonial Literature|20th C British Literature|Contemporary Literature|Law and Literature|Political Theory|The Novel
von Nolcken

Christina von Nolcken

Research Interests: Medieval Literature | History of Ideas | History of the Book | History of the English Language | Literary History