Faculty on the Advisory Board

English

Julie Carlson is a scholar of British Romantic-era texts and culture and the author of In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women (1994), Domestic/Tragedy (a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, 1997), England's First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley (2007), and, with Elisabeth Weber, co-editor of Speaking about Torture (Fordham UP, 2012). She is a founding member of the concentration, Literature and the Mind, in the Department of English.

Global Studies

Professor Clitandre (Ph.D Berkeley)  was the  recipient of a University of California President's Postdoctoral  Fellowship. She works on the theoretical frameworks of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement as well as transnationalism, with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora studies, anticolonial literature, postcolonial Caribbean  Women's literature, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti  post-earthquake. Professor Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti  Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and  building community through the development of libraries in Haiti. Her book on the writings of Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, the first sustained full-length interpretive literary analysis on the celebrated author, was published by The University of Virginia Press in 2018: Edwige Danticat. The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary.

Classics

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.

Department of Art

Research areas include: critical theory, film studies, the culture of the Cold War, visual literacy, Deleuze and minor literatures, Beckett Studies. Colin Gardner's recent book is Beckett, Deleuze and the Televisual Event: Peephole Art (2012), a critical study of Samuel Beckett's experimental work for film and television and its connection to Gilles Deleuze's ontology of the image in Cinema 1 and Cinema 2. Gardner contributed the chapter on Roland Barthes to Felicity Colman's Film, Theory & Philosophy: The Key Thinkers (2009) and is currently collaborating with Dr. Colman on a four-Volume Encyclopedia of Film-Philosophy (2021), which attempts to bridge the gap between continental and analytic approaches. With Patricia MacCormack he co-wrote Deleuze and the Animal (2017); with MacCormack he also co-edited Ecosophical Aesthetics: Art, Ethics and Ecology with Guattari (2018).

French and Italian, & Chair, Comparative Literature

Prof. Jullien's scholarly interests include nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and culture, Proust studies, Borges studies, intertextuality and rewriting, travel narratives, cognitive approaches to literature, and East-West relations. She is the author of Proust et ses modèles: les Mille et une nuits et les Mémoires de Saint-Simon (1989);  Récits du Nouveau Monde. Les voyageurs français en Amérique de Chateaubriand à nos jours (1992); Les Amoureux de Schéhérazade. Variations modernes sur les Mille et une nuits (2009), and most recently, Borges, Morphology and World Literature: a Morphology of Renunciation Tales (2019). Her edited books include Foundational Texts of World Literature (2011); she was section editor for the Dictionnaire universel des créatrices (2014).

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