Medical humanities and health studies; early-modern studies; queer and gender studies; religion and culture; American studies Curator, Josephine A. Dolan Collection of Nursing History (School of Nursing, University of Connecticut) Editor, NursingWriting.com
French and Québécois Literature and Film, Literary and Cultural Theory, Gender and Queer Studies.
Victorian Literature and Culture, History of Science, History of Philosophy, Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Realism, Affect, Description, New Materialism
Medieval Cultural Studies, Translation Theory, Medieval Hispanism, Postcolonial Medievalism, Romance Philology, Sociolinguistics, Language and Gender, Queer Theory, Hungarian Studies, Holocaust Studies, Memoir, Literature and Folklore, Gender Studies.
I am interested in Memory Studies, Queer Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Diaspora Studies, Popular Culture and Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Gender theory, Semantics, Social Media, Queer theory. Metaphor theory, Contemporary literature, Digital Society and Literature. Cultural studies.
US Latin@ Literature; American and Latin American Studies; Critical, Cultural and Queer Theory; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Intellectual, Cultural and Literary History.
translation theory and studies, aesthetics, ethics, ecocriticism, animal studies, queer theories, contemporary Latin American, Spanish literature & Italian literature, cinema, British & American poetry, genre studies, gender & autobiography
Simone Chess is Associate Chair and Associate Professor of English at Wayne State University and an affiliate of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program. Her book, Male-to-Female Crossdressing in Early Modern English Literature: Gender, Performance, and Queer Relations (Routledge, 2016) argues that representations of male-to-female crossdressers in literature show models of queer male femininities that are relational and beneficial. In addition to the book, she has published articles and book chapters on the topics of crossdressing and gender labor, bathroom activism, ballads and Shakespeare, early modern representations of blindness, the role of oath-making in “murderous wife” ballads, and other aspects of early modern gendered representation. Her next book project will bring together early modern queer and disability studies.
Research and teaching interests: early modern French literature and culture (esp. 17th century); gender and sexuality studies; queer theory; folklore and fairy-tale studies; animal studies.