20 and 21st Century drama, modern and contemporary Iberian literature, Iberian Studies, Queer Studies, Photography and Visual Studies
I teach courses on modern and contemporary Spanish literary history, cinema and culture and welcome inquiries from colleagues interested in film theory, narrative fiction, material culture, trash, comics and visual studies in Spain and Latin America.
Narrative, Visual Culture, Visuality, Sexual Identity, Gender Studies, Arabic Literature, African American Literature, Race Studies, Urban Studies, Modernity
Christopher J. Lukasik is a Provost’s Fellow for Fulbright Faculty Awards and an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Purdue University, specializing on the literary and visual cultural history of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Atlantic world. He has received over fifteen fellowships, including long-term awards from the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fulbright Senior Scholar Program, the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston University Humanities Foundation, the Purdue Research Foundation, and the Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture at the University of Virginia. He has presented over 75 papers on three continents and his work has been published in over a dozen journals. He is the author of Discerning Characters: The Culture of Appearance in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) and he is currently working on a new book project entitled The Image in the Text: Intermediality, Illustration, and Nineteenth-Century American Literature.
Romanticism, long eighteenth century, oceanic studies, ecocriticsm, Visual culture, media studies, theory, technology, post-humanist studies
Latin American Studies, Jewish Studies, Contemporary Film and Visual Arts, Feminist and Gender Studies
Film History, Visual Culture, Trauma/Collective Memory Studies, Violence, Witness Literature, Childhood Studies
Latin American and Latina/o visual culture and performance studies, gender and sexuality, feminist theories, ethnic studies.
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
Nineteenth and Twentieth century American literature; popular culture; visual culture; media and gender studies; disability studies; medical humanities and narrative medicine; memoir