Looking to investigate the underlying mythology of religious dogma in both the East and the West, determining how it has fed, and continues to feed, into literary exegesis, the ties between Eastern and Western traditions that foment literary and cultural acts of rebellion, and seeking to expand the conversation on these acts by examining the role of faith in literature and its effects on social, political, and cultural sensibilities.
Cultural Contact in Medieval Iberia, Hebrew and Arabic cultures of Europe, The Medieval Mediterranean and its Legacy, Sephardic Traditions, Mediterranean Studies, Religious Studies & Philosophies
Asian American literature, comics and graphic narratives, comparative literature, children’s literature, women’s and gender studies
American literature, 19th-21st centuries,
Women and gender studies,
William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Flannery O’Conner,
increasing awareness of the purpose of study in the Humanities, especially the links between the study of U.S. and citizenship and social responsibility.