Twentieth-century American and Transatlantic literature; humor and satire; democracy and politics
Contemporary African American Literature; Southern Studies; Ecocriticism
The contemporary novel and film, the aesthetics of historical recovery (memory, archive, documentary), critical theory (psychoanalysis, Marxism).
19th century British and American Literature, Print Culture, Literature and Science
Kyung Seo Chung
Eighteenth century British Literature, Novel, Materialism and Culture
Paul received his MA from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2017. He is interested in how nineteenth-century British literature and science represented humans and non-human animals. His dissertation considers how mixed-species individuals embodied anxieties about the post-Darwinian status of humans.
Critical theory; literature and philosophy; feminist, gender & sexuality studies.
In Gayathri's dissertation entitled "Entanglements: Radical Kinship for Ecological Liberation," she examines representations of inter-species interactions in World Literature. Her interests include Anglophone and World Literature, Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, Political Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies.
The long 19th century British literature; decolonial/post-colonial studies; spatial analysis; marginalization and liminality; aesthetics; critical race theory; gender and sexuality
Multi-ethnic US literature; women’s writing about sexual violence; girlhood; sound studies and the politics of listening; race, gender & sexuality
Dissertation working title: "Listening to Survivors: Multiethnic American Women’s Writing about Sexual Violence (1797-2019).”
Publications include: "'Be wary the delusions of fancy': Silencing and Rape Culture in Foster's The Coquette" in #MeToo and Literary Studies: Reading, Writing, and Teaching about Sexual Assault and Rape Culture, eds. Heather Hewett and Mary Holland (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming October 21, 2021) and Review of Adulthood and Other Fictions: American Literature and the Unmaking of Age by Sari Edelstein, Modern Language Review, vol. 115, no. 3, 2020, pp. 707-708.
Queer and critical theory; writings on history; negativity; film and visual studies; ecocriticism; postcolonial literatures.
19th- and 20th-century American literature, ecocriticism, environmental aesthetics, ecological ethics
Medieval literature; Arthuriana and chivalric romances; Ecofeminism; Feminine space in the natural environment
B.A. and M.A.T from Union College, M.A. from Middlebury College. Research interest include Early Modern literature, Shakespeare, cultural criticism, history of the book, race, and the female body and maternity.
Global twentieth and twenty-first century women’s writing; the politics of beauty; the aesthetics of resistance; oppositional femininity; US South-Global South relations.
The 19th-Century American Novel, Queer Theory, Regional Literatures, Sex and Sexuality, Architecture, and Cinema Studies
Contemporary American literature, southern studies, affect theory, ecocriticism, and the sociology of literature
Contemporary Anglophone and Environmental Literature, Ecocriticism, & Food Studies
Ph.D. candidate specializing in nineteenth-century American literature. His scholarship focuses on urban literature, new materialism, thing theory, ecocriticism, and psychoanalysis. His dissertation explores nineteenth-century conceptualizations of space and place in American literature, particularly the city and urban space.
Caribbean literature, 20-21st century American literature, Lacanian psychoanalysis, critical race theory, detective fiction, and other genre fiction
Turn of the century/modernist British and American literature, the novel, social psychology, transatlantic exchanges.
Publications include "Trains, Strains, and Constraints: Women and Trains in North and South, Middlemarch, and Tess of the D’Urbervilles" , published in The Rail, the Body and the Pen: Essays on Travel, Medicine and Technology in 19th Century British Literature, a book by McFarland Press (August 13th, 2021).
Renaissance literature; Edmund Spenser; the epic; allegory; materialism; animal studies.
Disability studies; women’s mental health; 20th and 21st century British literature; madness in literature; feminist theory
20th century poetry and poetics; women in modernism; medical humanities; queer theory.
B.A. and M.A. from New York University. Research interests: British Romanticism; aesthetics; negativity; lyric theory; poetry and poetics; critical theory; post-structuralism and deconstruction; sound studies; William Wordsworth
B.A. in English and B.A. in German Studies from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Research interests include 19th century novels and violence, trauma, and memory studies
19th century British literature