Faculty Research

Literature Faculty - Research Interests

Dr. Karin Berkman: Irish literature; South African poetry during apartheid and post-apartheid; Post-colonialism and literary theory; Race and gender in American and British poetry.

Prof. Ilana Blumberg: Nineteenth-century British literature, ethics and literature, material culture and economics, creative non-fiction.

Dr. Daniel Feldman: Holocaust literature and film, epistemology in modern fiction and poetry, literary theory, trauma theory, memory and nostalgia in literature

Dr. Carra Glatt: Victorian literature, African-American literature, narrative theory

Prof. (emerita) Susan Handelman: rhetoric, Jewish rhetoric; visual rhetoric; performance studies; graphic narrative; pedagogy, critical theory and the teaching of literature; literary criticism and Jewish thought

Prof. William Kolbrener: Seventeenth-century literature, history, theology; John Milton; Creative Non-Fiction; early modern feminism; Mary Astell; rabbinic epistemology and hermeneutics; psychoanalysis

Prof. (emeritus) Michael P. Kramer: American literature, culture and intellectual history; Jewish American thought and writing; Jewish literature; ethnic studies; creative writing

Prof. Jeffrey Perl: 19th and 20th Century (especially modernist) English and French Literature, as well as the history of criticism, taste and aesthetics from antiquity to the present.

Dr. Esther Schupak: Shakespeare; pedagogy; rhetoric and composition, listening rhetoric; gender; performance studies; adolescent literature

Dr. Yael Shapira: Eighteenth-century British literature, history and culture; feminism and gender; women’s writing; Gothic and horror writing; popular culture and its relation to the canon

Prof. (emerita) Ellen Spolsky: literary theory; cognitive literary and cultural history and criticism; early modern English literature; Shakespeare; art history, especially Renaissance

Prof. Marcela Sulak: Early twentieth century American literature and culture; poetry and poetics; immigration and migration; nationalism; modernism and gender.