Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Literatures

Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Literatures

“There’s never a new fashion but it’s old” — Geoffrey Chaucer

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Gender, Sexuality, Performance

Gender, Sexuality, Performance

“Gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original” — Judith Butler

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Poetry and Poetics

Poetry and Poetics

“Here form is content, content is form.” — Samuel Beckett, “Dante … Bruno. Vico … Joyce” (1929)

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Film: Theory, Genre, Narrative

Film: Theory, Genre, Narrative

“I always get what I want. But then I don’t want it anymore” –Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye

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Zemi, 2011 by Pedro Barbeito

Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures

“It is no use painting the foot of the tree white, the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.” Aime Cesaire

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Environmental Literature and Eco-Criticism

Environmental Literature and Eco-Criticism

“from its banks can be seen the snow-capped Cloud Peak rising grandly from its surrounding hills….”

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African-American Literature and Culture

African-American Literature and Culture

I could take the Harlem night
and wrap around you — Langston Hughes, “Juke Box Love Song”

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