affiliated faculty

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

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Susan Derwin is the Director of UCSB's Interdisciplinary Humanities Center and Professor of German and Comparative Literature. For the last five years, her teaching and writing have been devoted to the issues of social reintegration confronting military veterans and to publicly-engaged humanities. She is founding director of the University of California Veterans Summer Writing Workshop and of Foundations in the Humanities, a correspondence program for incarcerated individuals operating in multiple California prisons. She is the author of The Ambivalence of Form: Lukács, Freud, and the Novel and Rage Is the Subtext: Readings in Holocaust Literature and Film, as well as essays on trauma, psychoanalysis and literature, moral injury, and narrative healing.


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.

French and Italian, Affiliate, Department of English, & Member, Translation Studies Advisory Board

Jody Enders, a prize-winning theater historian, is the author of five books, including The Medieval Theater of Cruelty (Cornell, 1999) and Murder by Accident: Theatre, Medievalism, and Critical Intentions (Chicago, 2009). Her newest book is The Farce of the Fart and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English (Penn, 2011), about which Terry Jones of Monty Python said: "Scurrilous, sexy, stupid, satirical, scatological, side-splitting, and probably something else beginning with 's."