Literature Experts

Susanna Fessler
East Asian Studies
Professor of Japanese Studies & Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences
Areas of expertise: Japanese literature and culture of the modern era
Mike Hill
English
Professor
Areas of expertise: Race studies, "Whiteness", U.S. minority relations; civil society, Multiracialism, U.S. demographic change, Racial passing, History of democracy, Relation between "print culture" and politics, 18th-century political economy and culture
Olimpia Pelosi
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Associate Professor of Italian
Areas of expertise: Italian and comparative literature, Women mystic writers of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque period, Italian theatre of the Renaissance and Baroque period
Ed Schwarzschild
English
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Fiction writing, Creative writing, Novels, Short stories, American literature, Contemporary American literature, Literature and the visual arts
Timothy Sergay
Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Associate Professor of Russian
Areas of expertise: Russian language, Russian-English translation, 20th century Russian literature
Mary Valentis
English
Visiting Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Popular Culture and Mass Media, Relationships, Film, Cinema and Psychoanalysis, Gender Issues
Dr. Oscar Williams
Africana Studies
Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: African American history and literature, American slavery, black nationalism, black conservatism, slavery in New York