affiliated faculty

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

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.
 

English

Research interests include: narrative, mind-brain theories, psychoanalysis, cognitive science, neuroaesthetics, comedy, 19th-century English novel, Hollywood film of the 1930s and '40s, & philosophical criticism. Kay Young's books include: Ordinary Pleasures: Couples, Conversation, and Comedy (2002), on Intimacy and happiness in narrative, and Imagining Minds. The Neuro-Aesthetics of Austen, Eliot, and Hardy (2010), on the 19th-century English novel and theories of mind-brain.

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