The MCLLC faculty in the Cultural Studies cluster explores global arts, texts, performances, discourses, ideas, movements, relationships, institutions, and material objects, to name a few, from multidisciplinary perspectives. We examine how these cultural practices have been expressed within changing political, economic, and social contexts. In exploring the multitude of cultural practices, we address questions of nationhood, identity, race/ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality, power, history, post/colonialism, post/modernity, globalization, the environment, and other issues of theoretical significance.
Molly T. Blasing, 20th c. Russian culture; visual arts; photography and writing; madness in Russian literature and culture; political performance in contemporary Russia; media and internet culture
Jianjun He, Early Chinese intellectual history; Classical Chinese poetry and late-imperial vernacular fiction
Harald Höbusch, German Studies; Weimar Germany; Sport, Gender, Nation; Alpinism; Himalaya Mountaineering
David Hunter, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Culture in the Ancient Mediterranean, History of Christianity
Masamichi Inoue, Ethnography in Okinawa, in Japan, and in the U.S.
Liang Luo, International avant-garde and modern China; performance, politics, and popularity in Chinese literature and popular culture
Joseph O'Neil, German Studies; Political and Social theory; Genealogies of modern European culture; Theories of Sovereignty and Representation; 18th-century and Early Modern Studies; Comparative French and German Theory
Jeffrey Peters, Early Modern French Literature and Culture; Philosophies of Space; Masculinity and Rhetoric
Jane Phillips, European early modern adaptations of Christianity: Paraphrases of the Gospels by Erasmus of Rotterdam
Suzanne Pucci, Eighteenth-Century Enlightenment French literature and culture: Domestic Intimacy in art, theater and fiction; Exoticism in the Enlightenment; Epistolary literature
Robert Rabel, Classics and Modern Cinema
Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby, Russian Rituals in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras; Vernacular Religion and the Legend Tradition from the 19th century to the present
Cynthia Ruder, Gulag, Soviet forced labor, Soviet canals, Stalinism
Douglas Slaymaker, Film; Visual Arts; 20th-Century Japanese Fiction; Japanese Experience of France; Travel and Travel Writing
Linda Worley, "Colonialism" & Austria in 19th century; Animal studies