19C-20C American literature and culture, poetry and poetics, American studies, membership politics (citizenship, nation, immigration), representations and self-representations
Alexander Benjamin Craghead is a historian of technology, representation, and landscape.
My research interests are: sensory representations in literature; musical ekphrasis; Literary theory; Cognitive poetics; Modern Hebrew literature; aesthetics.
My PhD thesis was about sensory representations and their significance in the prose of Hebrew writer Shulamith Hareven. Recently I co-authored an article on representations of music in fiction with musicologist Prof. Naphtali Wagner of the Hebrew University.
Writing studies, rhetoric, literary theory, modern fiction, film, Holocaust representations
The representation of the ”Arab” woman by franco-maghrebian and arab-american women writers and painters. The creation of an ”intersubjectivity” in franco-maghrebian and arab-american autobiographies and fictions.
The concepts of trauma, exile and non-belonging in franco-maghrebian and arab-american novels.
The representation of the Algerian war of independence in maghrebian literature.
I am a philosopher and arts writer. My research focuses on representation, modeling practices, classification and taxonomy, scientific images, and explanation in the mind/brain sciences. I also work on topics in the visual arts, especially depiction and the limits of pictorial representation, the genealogy of modernism, and the relationships between images and words.
data as representation, politics of scholarly editing, text encoding, open access journals, organic gardening, cheese-making, fiber arts
Literature, Catholic texts and periodical publications from Nineteenth Century Mexico, construction of feminine subjectivity, female representation, rhetoric on virtue, charity and poverty.
Italian cinema, Italian media, migration studies, comparative analysis of racial representations in different national cinemas, Italian-American cinema and TV series, Italian literature.
British Lit, Shakespeare, Gender, Digital, Maternity Studies. Working on a dissertation about the representation of maternity in Shakespeare’s English history plays.