Blood (History of Medicine, Galenism, Eugenics, Scientific Racism, Racial Statistics, Race, Violence, War, Menstruation, Vampirism, Cannibalism, Ingestion, Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, HIV/AIDS, Tissue Economies, Visual Arts, Horror, Political Theory, Phenomenology, Affect)MLA Specialization:
Long Nineteenth Century.Authors:
William Wells Brown, Pauline E. Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walt Whitman, Ludwig von Reizenstein, Samuel A. Cartwright, Edward H. Dixon.Theoretical training:
Narrative theory (Narratology, Reader-Reception), Disability Studies, Feminist theory, Political Studies.Theorists:
Michel Foucault, Norbert Elias, Mary Floyd-Wilson.Advisors:
Nicole Tonkovich (co-chair), Michael Davidson (co-chair), Shelley Streeby, Lisa Cartwright, Lisa Lampert-Weissig.Languages:
German (Native), English (Quasi-Native), French (Everyday), Ivrit (Student).Teaching techniques:
Verbal discussion of assigned readings, video lectures, etc. Fundamentals in theory and methodology applied in regular, manageable writing assignments aimed at the completion of a final project. Student presentations of final projects. Thesis-driven final assignments with emphasis on argument and reflection (research paper or essay).