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M. Keith Booker. Professor of English and Director of the Program. Teaching and Research Areas: American Film and Television; Literary and Cultural Theory; Literature and Culture of the Left; Modern American Literature; Modern British Literature; Postcolonial Literature; Science Fiction.

John Duval. Professor of English. Teaching and Research Areas: Translation.

David Fredrick. Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Director of Humanities.  Teaching and Research Areas: Gender and Cultural Theory, Hellenistic and Latin poetry, Roman Art and Architecture, Game Design and Game Criticism

Adnan Haydar. Professor, Arabic and Comparative Literature. Teaching and Research Areas: Literary Theory, Oral Poetics, Folklore, Pre- and Post-Islamic Literature, Modern Arabic Poetry and Fiction.

Jennifer Hoyer. Associate Professor of German, Director of Jewish Studies. Teaching and Research Areas: German poetry and poetics; German Jewish writing; Holocaust writing; German Cinema; Intersections of Mathematics and German Poetry; German literature of the Middle Ages, Early Modern Period, High Modernism, and post-45.

Mohja Kahf. Professor of Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies. Teaching and Research Areas: Postcolonial feminism; classical and modern Arabic literature; Arab women's writing; Arab American literature; Muslim American literature; literary theory; gender theory. 

Thomas Rosteck. Associate Professor of Communication. Teaching and Research Areas: Media and Culture; Documentary Film and Television; Communication Criticism; Cultural Studies and Popular Communication; U.S. Television History.

Sergio Villalobos-Ruminott. Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies. Teaching and Research Areas: His teaching areas are, Latin America literature, contemporary postcolonial theory, Marxism, literary theory and cultural studies.

M. Keith Booker. Professor of English and Director of the Program. Teaching and Research Areas: American Film and Television; Literary and Cultural Theory; Literature and Culture of the Left; Modern American Literature; Modern British Literature; Postcolonial Literature; Science Fiction.

Steven M. Bell. Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair, Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.  Teaching and Research Areas:  Modern Latin American and Latino Literature; Mexican Literature; Latin American and Latino Fiction; Literary Theory.

Geoffrey Brock. Professor of English, Program in Creative Writing and Translation. Teaching and Research Areas: poetry writing; literary translation; prosody; Anglophone poetry; Italian poetry; verse novels. 

Robert Cochran. Robert Cochran: Professor of English and Director, Center for Arkansas & Regional Studies.  Teaching and Research Areas: American Literature, American Studies, Comparative Literature, Folklore.

Kirsten Erickson. Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director, Latin American and Latino Studies. Teaching and Research Areas: Latinos/as in the U.S.; U.S.-Mexico Borderlands; Native American Studies; cultural heritage and cultural productions; cultural tourism; performance theory; vernacular religion; identity theory; culture and memory.

Joel Gordon. Professor of History and Director, King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies.  Teaching and Research Areas:  Modern Middle East History and Culture; Modern Islam and Islamic Movements; Popular Culture; Middle East/World Cinema; Egypt

David Jolliffe. Professor of English, Brown Chair in English Literacy.  Teaching and Research Areas:  History and theory of rhetoric; history and theory of literacy.

Daniel Levine. Professor of Classical Studies.  Teaching and Research Areas: Ancient Greek Literature, History and Religion; Latin Literature; Classical Reception.

Violeta Lorenzo. Assistant Professor of Spanish. Teaching and Research Areas: Contemporary Latin American Literature; Hispanic Caribbean Literatures, Cultures, and Diasporas; Latin American Film; U.S. Latino/a Literatures; Coming of Age Narratives; Cultural Essays; Postcolonial Theories

Elizabeth Markham. Professor of Historical (Ethno)musicology in the Department of History. Teaching and Research Areas: Music and culture in East Asia; poetry and song in premodern Japan; orality, writing,and reading in performance and transmission; historical ethnomusicology; music analysis and comparative music theory

Yajaira Padilla. Associate Professor of English and Latin American and Latino Studies. Teaching and Research Areas: Central American/US Central American literary and cultural studies, Contemporary Latin American literary and cultural studies, and US Latino/a studies, with a focus on immigration, gender, and sexuality. Teaching interests include US Latina/o literatures and film, Ethnic Studies, Modern American Literature, 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and film, Central American literature and culture, and Latin American literary, social, and cultural theory.

Kay Pritchett. Professor of Spanish. Teaching and Research Areas:  Spanish Peninsular Literature. Nineteenth–Century Spanish Fiction, Drama, and Poetry. Twentieth- and Twenty-first-Century Spanish Fiction, Drama, and Poetry. Spanish Neo-Gothic Fiction. Postmodern Theory. Feminist Theory.

William A. Quinn. Professor of English, Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program. Teaching and Research Areas: Late Medieval and Early Modern European Literature, History of Poetic Form, Theories of Prosody

Luis Fernando Restrepo. Professor of Spanish and Latin American and Latino Studies.  Teaching and Research Areas: Colonial Latin American Literature, Literature and Human Rights, Indigenous Literatures and Spanish for Heritage Speakers.

Reina Ruiz. Associate Professor of Spanish. Teaching and Research Areas: Early Modern (Renaissance and Baroque) Spanish literature; Spanish Comedia; Spanish and Spanish American Contemporary Theatre; Theatre and Performance; The Spanish Civil War: Literature and Cinema.

Frank Scheide. Professor of Communication. Teaching and Research Areas: Film History, Criticism and Theory; Native American Studies; Popular Culture; Nineteenth-Century English Music Hall and American Vaudeville.

Ted Swedenburg. Professor of Anthropology. Teaching and Research Areas: Middle East; Popular Culture; Popular Music; Transnationalism; Race and Ethnicity; Gender Studies; Diasporic Culture.

Lissette Lopez Szwydky. Assistant Professor of English. Teaching and Research Areas: Romantic and Victorian Literature and Culture; Adaptation Studies; Nineteenth-Century Popular Theater; The Gothic Tradition; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Postcolonial and Critical Race Studies; History of British Abolition and Colonialism; Film Studies; Popular Culture; Digital Humanities; Professional Issues in the Humanities including Alternative-Academic Careers.

Sean Teuton. Professor of English. Teaching and Research Areas: Native American Studies.

 

 
 
 
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Prof. M. Keith Booker, Director of Program in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
Department of English, 333 Kimpel Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701