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Department Chair

Grant Moss

Grant Moss

My research focuses on Renaissance literature and art history, and deals with the intersection of text and image during the early modern period. My current research project focuses on the ways in which representations of Queen Elizabeth I serve to construct English ideas of female authority. In particular, I analyze the relationship between the representations of the queen by artists, writers and politicians and those representations over which Elizabeth herself exercised some degree of control and agency: her verse and her speeches as well as her progresses and other public displays. My interests also include twentieth- and twenty-first-century popular interpretations of early modern literature and history as well as in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, and I recently became the webmaster for the Queen Elizabeth I Society.

My teaching interests tend to reflect my research interests: I frequently teach such courses as Shakespeare, Tudor literature, Stuart literature, and the first semester of the British literature survey. I have also developed and taught courses on tragedy, gender studies, critical theory, revenge drama, Christopher Marlowe, and Elizabeth I.

Assistant Chair

Nathan Gorelick

Nathan Gorelick

Nathan Gorelick studies and teaches British and French literature from the Restoration through Romanticism, Enlightenment philosophy, contemporary literary theory, and Freudian psychoanalysis. His current research considers the origin of the modern novel and its relation to the logic of the unconscious, with specific attention to the works of Daniel Defoe, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Marquis de Sade and Laurence Sterne. His publications include articles in CR: The New Centennial Review, Discourse, Theory & Event, and Umbr(a): A Journal of the Unconscious. He is also a founding member of the Buffalo Group for the Application of Psychoanalysis, the only non-clinical research circle of the École freudienne du Québec.

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Delia Elias

Delia Elias

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Krista Petersen

Krista Peterson

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Jamie Holdaway

Jamie Holdaway

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