Theory and Criticism

Faculty in the English Department who make the teaching and scholarship of literary and cultural theory central to their professional engagement share a commitment to extending the idea of textual practice in a number of directions.  These include performance theory; theories of dialogic creativity (including translation) and theories, in particular, of the novel; postcolonial and globalization theories (particularly as they relate to feminisms and neo-Marxisms); queer theory; histories of the book and of scientific discourses and practices; new perspectives on disciplinary practice, reception history and theory, and authorship; pragmatism and process philosophy; and the theorization of affect, pleasure, and subjectivity after poststructuralism and Lacan.

Faculty Experts