Popular culture, modernist literature, literary theory, especially Marxist theory.
Ecocriticism, Marxism, Environmental Literature, Contemporary Poetry
Critical Race Theory, Marxist Theory, Africana Existentialism, Existential Theory, Feminist Theory, Africana Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Critical Race Studies in Philosohpy
Joyce, Yeats, Lawrence, Adorno, Jameson, postcolonial Marxism, survivance, and everything in between.
Current research themes: . History and historiography of academic Sinology and Western representations of Chinese culture / Histoire et historiographie de la sinologie académique et des représentations occidentales de la culture chinoise . History, philology and textual criticism of “Weft” (wei 緯) literature / Histoire, philologie et ecdotique des “Livres de trame” . Taoism (also spelt ‘Daoism’) in medieval China: History, historiography, sources / Le taoïsme en Chine médiévale : Histoire, historiographie, sources
Middle English and Anglo-Latin literature, public poetry, documentary culture, urban and commercial history, medieval historiography
Southern African Literature, Portuguese travel and disaster narratives from 1552-1660, British women travelers, poetry, marxist literary criticism, feminist criticism, higher education activism on behalf of PTF. new digital educational formats in the humanities.
Modern Japanese literature
Marxist and proletarian literature, criticism
East Asian literature, history and culture
Leftist literature in the 20s and 30s
Red Love around the world
Twentieth-century American literature; African American literature; the literature of social movements; women’s literature; Marxist and feminist theories; print cultures; graphicity; representations of reading, writing, ink, and print; contemporary American poetry