affiliated faculty

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Barbara Tomlinson's research areas include feminist theory & analysis, gender & literature, critical race theory. Her books include Feminism and Affect at the Scene of Argument: Beyond the Trope of the Angry Feminist (Temple U P, 2010) and Authors on Writing: Metaphors and Intellectual Labor (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). Her work on rhetoric and affect in feminist and antifeminist argument in sociolegal studies, feminist musicology, and feminist science studies has appeared in Signs: A Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Cultural Critique, Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Configurations: A Journal of Literature Science, and Technology, Journal of American Studies, and Literatura e Estudos Culturais/ Literature and Cultural Studies


Prof. Waid's central interests include American literature and culture, African American literature, Southern literature, Native American literature, gender studies, and the visual arts. Her books include Edith Wharton's Letters from the Underworld: Fictions of Women and Writing (1991), The Signifying Eye: Seeing Faulkner’s Art (2012), and the Norton Critical Edition of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence. Current projects include: Blood Union: Conjuring the Conjugal and Other Arts in Southern Narrative; and The Birmingham Fire Department Reads “Othello”: Memoirs of Others. 

Film and Media Studies

Research interests include: Film historiography; documentary film; feminism and film theory; trauma and memory; the social ecology of media; film and ethnography, the Western. Publications include:  Couching Resistance: Women, Film, and Psychoanalytic Psychiatry (1993); Trauma Cinema: Documenting Incest and the Holocaust (2005). She co-edited Feminism and Documentary with Diane Waldman  (1999), and Documentary Testimonies Global Archives of Suffering (2009) with Bhaskar Sarkar.


Eighteenth-century literature, the novel, media history and theory, technology and literature, digital media. Protocols of Liberty: Communication Innovation and the American Revolution (2013); This is Enlightenment. Ed. & Intro with Clifford Siskin (2010); Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading in Britain, 1684-1750 (1998); Chance and the Text of Experience: Freud, Nietzsche, and Shakespeare's Hamlet (1986); Reading Clarissa: The Struggles of Interpretation (1979).

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Prof. Weber's scholarly interests include French philosophy and theory; psychoanalysis and trauma-studies; German Judaism of the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries; nineteenth- and twentieth-century German literature. Among her recent publications are Speaking about Torture, co-edited with Julie Carlson (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012), and the edited collection Living Together. Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012). Her latest book Kill Boxes: Facing the legacy of US-Sponsored Torture, Indefinite Detention, and Drone Warfare was published by punctum books in 2017, with an afterword by Richard Falk.