Max Kadushin (1895-1980) was a rabbi, professor, and preeminent figure in the history of American Conservative Jewish rabbinic thought. His hermeneutic system, which centers on the idea of organic religious value-concepts, has had a significant influence on the emerging Textual Reasoning movement … This interdisciplinary thesis presents Kadushin’s organic hermeneutic in a systematic way, assessing its relevance to the disciplines of philosophy and religious studies. In this thesis, I show that his system of thought rewards serious interdisciplinary study and raises far more general questions than those he specifically intended to address.
administration, lgbtq issues, Victorian Studies, interdisciplinary studies, higher education theory and practice, graduate education
Modern Italian Cultural Studies: Cinema, literature.
Comparative and interdisciplinary studies, especially in modern and contemporary international cinema.
Interdisciplinary studies, African literature, South African drama and geography, memory, globalization, imperialism and neo-colonialism, philosophy
Advocacy and Activism in the Profession, Comparative Literature, Colonial Latin America, Early Modern Germany, Diachronic Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Latin American Avant-Garde.
Victorian literature (Eliot, Hardy, Gissing), Victorian socio-cultural history, historical musicology, the history of the English novel, interdisciplinary studies in literature
German Literature, Contemporary German Minority Literatures, Comparative Literature, Black German History and Culture, transnational feminist theories and literatures, teaching and technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, Writing Across the Curriculum, Digital Humanities.
Nineteenth-Century British Literature Interdisciplinary Studies Coming-of-Age Literature Children’s and Young Adult Literature Literature and Culture Romanticism Victorianism The Long Nineteenth Century Women’s and Gender Studies Women’s Literature
The arcticle is an interdisciplinary study between literary and rhetorical genre research. Its starting point is the well-deserved leading position held by Rhetorical Genre Studies (RGS). The article proposes a scholarly collaboration between Literary Studies and RGS and posits one possible starting point for this collaboration by utilizing Carolyn Miller´s central concept of “Genre as Social Action” as a way to analyze literary characters´ social actions within narratives through an interpretation of their uses of genre.
I teach art history and American studies to undergrad non-majors at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. I am helping to launch an Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) major at St. Francis and am chairing the new IDS department. Courses I teach include American Art, Art of Social Change, Commemorative Practices, Public Art, and Art in NYC. I co-edit the journal Public Art Dialogue.