affiliated faculty

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


Prof. Cook's central interests include Eighteenth-century British and French literature and cultural studies. She is the author of Epistolary Bodies: Gender and Genre in the Eighteenth-Century Republic of Letters (1996); and of articles on early modern scientific and poetic conventions for representing the natural world. Her current research is on early modern writing about forests and trees and on the history of environmental ethics. She co-edited Invaluable Trees: the Cultures of Nature 1660-1830, with Laura Auricchio and Guilia Pacini (SVEC, 2012).

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Susan Derwin is the Director of UCSB's Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Her fields of teaching and her research areas include Holocaust Studies, humanities and human rights, contemporary literature, memoir, and psychoanalytic theory.  She is the author of The Ambivalence of Form: Lukács, Freud, and the Novel. Her latest book, Rage Is the Subtext: Readings in Holocaust Literature and Film (2012), treats the relationship between testimonial narrative and healing in texts by Jean Améry, Primo Levi, Saul Friedlaender, Imre Kertész, Binjamin Wilkomirski and in Liliana Cavani's film The Night Porter.   


Prof. Duffy's central interests include Post-colonial literatures and cultures; modernism and postmodernism; Irish literature; cultural studies; and James Joyce. He is the author of The Subaltern Ulysses (1994), and of articles on post-colonial and modernist writing. His most recent book is the award-winning The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism (2009).  Prof. Duffy is a founding member of COMMA, the Center for Modern Literature, Materialism and Aesthetics which is housed in the English Department at UCSB. 


Prof. Dunn's main research foci are Greek literature of the fifth century BCE, with special interests in Greek tragedy, concepts of time, and narrative theory. His main publications include: Present Shock in Late Fifth-Century Greece (2007); Tragedy's End: Closure and Innovation in Euripidean Drama (1996). He also edited Classical Closure: Reading the End in Greek and Latin Literature, edited with Deborah Roberts and Don Fowler (1997).  Prof. Dunn's current project is a commentary on Sophocles’ Electra for the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla.

Dorota Dutsch’s research interests include Roman drama, social performance, gender, and modern appropriations of classical motifs. She is the author of On Echoes and Voices: Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy (OUP, 2008), co-editor of Ancient Obscenities UMP forthcoming in 2015, Fallen City: Commemoration in Lament Liturgy and Folk-song (CUP under contract), and Women in Roman Republican Drama (UW forthcoming in 2015). Her current book project uses a group of controversial texts attributed to Pythagorean women to explore Greek attitudes towards female intellectuals. Other projects include Blackwell Companion to Classical Reception in Central and Eastern Europe and The Blackwell Companion to Plautus.