Literature Experts

Susanna Fessler
East Asian Studies
Professor of Japanese Studies
Areas of expertise: Japanese literature and culture of the modern era
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
Courtney Ryan
Program in Writing & Critical Inquiry
Areas of expertise: Eco-theater, Eco-art, Eco-performance, Environmental justice literature, Environmental justice studies, The anthropocene, Contemporary theater, Popular Culture
Ed Schwarzschild
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
Visiting Associate Professor
Areas of expertise: Popular Culture and Mass Media, Relationships, Film, Cinema and Psychoanalysis, Gender Issues