affiliated faculty

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

Spanish and Portuguese

Areas of interest include: Contemporary Spanish American Literature, Hispanic Caribbean, poetry and poetics, critical theory, literature and philosophy, literature and science. He is the author of Reading Anew: José Lezama Lima's Rhetorical Investigations (Madrid: Iberoamericana-Vervuert, 2012).

French and Italian

Research foci: Western literature, art and ideas; aesthetic theory, philosophy.  Main publications: The Horizon: A History of our Infinite Longing (2010), which journeys through religion, philosophy, literature and art to show how our fascination with the outer reaches of life and knowledge is really the engine of civilization; The Religion of Reality: Inquiry into the Self, Art, And Transcendence (2006), a philosophic essay on the denial of transcendence in modern thought and, on the other hand, the vitality of the religious spirit in art;  Museum Memories: History, Technology, Art (1999), on museums and the philosophy of art in the modern period. Professor Maleuvre is currently finishing a new book entitled The Happiness of Art: A Critical History.


Prof. Marcuse works on modern German history and Holocaust Studies, He published Legacies of Dachau: The Uses and Abuses of a Concentration Camp, 1933-2001 (2001). His current project include:  Hitler, the Dagger-Stab, and 'What if They Came for You': Icons of German History in the Twentieth Century, A collection of reception history case studies, each showing how an event was portrayed while it transpired and how that portrayal has evolved since then; Das Erbe von Dachau, a shorter, updated German-language version of his 2001 monograph Legacies of Dachau, which will include the redesign of the memorial site since 2003, as well as new research.


David Marshall is Executive Vice Chancellor. His research focuses on 18th-century fiction, aesthetics, and moral philosophy. He is the author of essays on Homer, Shakespeare, Austen, Lennox, Mackenzie, Rousseau, Wordsworth, Hume, and Rilke, among other authors and three books: The Figure of Theater: Shaftesbury, Defoe, Adam Smith and George Eliot; The Surprising Effects of Sympathy: Marivaux, Diderot, Rousseau, and Mary Shelley; and The Frame of Art: Fictions of Aesthetic Experience, 1750-1815. The Frame of Art was awarded the 2005-2006 Louis Gottschalk Prize by the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Spanish and Portuguese

 Prof.  McCracken specializes in U.S. Latino and Latin American literature, narrative and semiotic theory, cultural criticism, and digital literature consumption. Her main publications include: Decoding Women's Magazines: From Mademoiselle to Ms. (1993), New Latina Narrative: The Feminine Space of Postmodern Ethnicity (1999), and The Life and Writing of Fray Angélico Chávez:  A New Mexico Renaissance Man (2009), winner of a Southwest Book Award. She is at work on a book on the new textuality of literature consumed on portable digital devices, research from which appears in an article in Narrative (January 2013) and an iBook Author text, May Days in Spain (2012).