Fifth Year

Virginia L. Conn (CPLF, DELF B1, DELF B2, DEF French [Language, Media, and Communications], Université de Caen Basse-Normandie; B.A. English Literature, University of Kentucky; B.A. Art Studio, University of Kentucky)

Research interests: Science fiction; teleology; the ethics of progress; postcolonial and diasporic literatures (particularly the Chinese intelligentsia diaspora); contemporary Chinese, Arabic, and French minority literatures; visual discourses; cultural memory.

Gabriele Lazzari (B.A. Modern Literature and M.A. Literary Theory, University of Padua)

Research Interests: Theory of the novel, contemporary realism, twentieth- and twentyfirst-century American literature, Italian literature, critical theory, psychoanalytic approaches to literature, sociology of literature, reception theory and structuralism.

Rafael Vizcaino (B.A. Philosophy, Northwestern University)

Research Interests: Decolonial thought, philosophies and theologies of liberation, Hegelian-Marxist critical theory, contemporary Latin American and Caribbean literature and film, critical ethnic studies, indigenous studies, U.S. Third World feminism, critical pedagogy, cultural studies.

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