Poetry, Modernism, literature and the visual arts.
Romanticism, Poetry, Philosophy, Theology, Visual Arts
Comparative Literature. Literary Buddhism. Japanese literature all periods. Literature and visual arts. Children’s literature. Memory.
Film, 20th/21st C German lit & culture, visual arts, adaptation
Latin American Studies, Jewish Studies, Contemporary Film and Visual Arts, Feminist and Gender Studies
Gothic literature (Romantic to Contemporary), Romantic literature, Medical Humanities, Disability Studies, Literature and Visual Art
Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Modern Chinese Poetry, Chinese Visual Art, Urban Culture, comparative Modernisms
Modern/Contemporary/Digital Visual Art and Culture, with Emphasis in Experimental and Documentary Cinema, Photography; Theory and Political Thought; Catalan Studies; Spanish and European Studies; Psychoanalysis
Comparative Literature. Arabic Literature. English Literature. Interdisciplinary literary criticism. Prison Literature. Modernism/Postmodernism. Arab Christian Poets. Translation of poetry. Visual arts in the Arabian Gulf region.
My present research focuses on connections between the visual arts and Margaret Cavendish’s poetry, fiction, and drama. My sense of visual arts is derived from research into painting, prints, and drawings that were available for Cavendish to see when she lived in Antwerp during the 1650s and in England in the 1660s. She thought of herself as a woman who painted in words and sometimes commented on art as it was collected for and displayed in country houses. She and her husband wrote within (and against) traditions of the representation of art and country houses found in the writings of William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.