affiliated faculty

Please note that this list is updated as new faculty are affiliated and is more current than the General Catalog listing.

English

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.

English

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.

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Prof. Weld’s research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century Slavic literature, comparative literature, and Scandinavian literature; avant-garde literature, art, and theory; word and image; transnational translation and exile; literatures of the north; modernist representations of childhood consciousness; childhood, children’s literature, and picturebooks. She is the author of Voiceless Vanguard: The Infantilist Aesthetic of the Russian Avant-Garde (fNorthwestern UP,  2014) and numerous articles on nineteenth and twentieth-century Russian prose and poetry, in Russia and in the emigration. She is currently at work on a book entitled Rare Books by Remarkable Russians that examines rare picturebooks by prominent Russian writers, artists, and other intellectuals from a word and image perspective.
 

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