Puerto Rican literature, Caribbean studies, Gothic literature, Popular fiction, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Horror film
I am an interdisciplinary scholar of multilingual American literature, especially in relation to migration. An African Americanist, feminist, and eternal student of American literature and society, I am interested in the aesthetic, cognitive, emotional and not least political potential of combining and mixing languages in life and in literary texts produced in the Americas. My own multilingualism is (as yet) confined to classic European languages, but I have worked on and with other languages in my latest monograph, Wanderwords.
Ecocriticism, environmental humanities, Goethe and German romantics, climate change fiction, material ecocriticism, science fiction
Angelina Del Balzo is Assistant Professor in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations, and Ideas at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. Her research focuses on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British literature and theater.
Medieval lit: Malory and Malory MS, Middle English romance manuscripts
Romantics: Coleridge, Opus Maximum
Theory: the sublime since Kant
Other: C.S. Lewis and other Inklings
eighteenth-century, british, romantic, fiction, poverty, theory, history, scotland, Joseph Addison, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Ann Radcliffe, Jane Austen, James Hogg, Walter Scott
Romantic and Victorian literature generally, and in particular John Keats, Byron, and the Brontes.
Philosophy as applied to daily life; I value Roman Stoicism and have incoprorated much of its precepts, as expressed by Seneca, into my own philosophy. My blog explores Stoic and literary ideas as a guide to living.
I am an associate professor at Arizona State University’s School of International Letters and Cultures. My research concerns Korean and Chinese literature and culture, Sino-Korean exchange, and East Asian comparative literature. My primary focus is on the premodern period. I have a particular interest in subjects which reveal a heterogeneous but interconnected East Asian past, such as gender and religion, orality and performance, mobility and diasporas, and literary migrations. I am eager to represent the concerns and interests of colleagues and friends who teach East Asian languages, literatures, and cultures. As a member of the forum, I would draw upon my knowledge, skills, and experiences to facilitate and encourage dialogues about East Asia among scholars across disciplines. I would also like to improve the general audience’s understanding of East Asia’s cultural legacy as an essential part of our modern, culturally nomadic lives. With scholarship in the humanities under ongoing and increasing threat, I strive to voice our hopes of reframingthe role and value of humanities education and of exploring new approaches that benefit our humanities communities, including those that interface with artificial intelligence.