Faculty Research Topics
A more complete review of faculty interests is available under “Faculty Profiles”. The following is a select list and is divided by topic area, so you can search by areas of study and research that might be of interest to you. In 2014, the CGS Faculty Research and Scholarship Committee asked their colleagues to provide an overview of their research interests. This is a select list, because the entire CGS faculty is not represented here.
Protest and Inequality
Cheryl Boots: Hymns in the American Anti- slavery and Indian rights Movements
Megan Sullivan: Children of Incarcerated Parents; Disability Studies
Kathleen Martin: Victorian Reformers
20th Century Comparative Literature and Culture
Chris Coffman – Thomas Pynchon, comparative literature and media studies
Sheila Cordner – Education and 19th Century British Literature
Joellen Masters- Victorian Ghost Studies; first wives in Victorian and Modernist Novels
Kathleen Martin – Victorian Reformers; London Necropolis Railway Project: Victorian Attitudes on death.
Natalie McKnight – Charles Dickens; Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and Lowell mill factory women; and Dickens’s subversive use of sex slang.
Sports and Literature
Chris Fahy – teaching and writing about sports and literature
Thomas Finan – American Literature before the Civil War
Kyle Wiggins – American Revenge Tragedies
Philosophy and Literature
Thomas Finan – the philosophical implications for literary form
Feminist and Women’s Studies
Joellen Masters – New Women’s Fiction
Megan Sullivan – Writing by Women
Joellen Renstrom – essays on Ray Bradbury
Robert Wexelblatt – essays on literary and philosophical subjects; a series of Chinese tales; short stories, poems and novels.
Meg Tyler – Poetry
Megan Sullivan – Memoir and personal essays
Physics and Quantum Mechanics
Millard Baublitz – Band structure and electronic properties of LaSr2Mn207; solid state physics
Gregg Jaeger – advanced quantum key distribution
Matthew Parfitt – the history of reading and teaching writing
Science Fiction and Technology
Joellen Renstrom – intersection of science fiction and technology; staff writer for online magazine Giant Freakin Robot.
Religion and Politics
Jay Corrin – Catholic social thinking
Japanese English-language Propaganda
June Grasso – Japanese war propaganda about events in China leading up to WW II
Michael Kort – history of Russia
The Bombing of Hiroshima
Michael Kort – the Vietnam War
Social and Religious History
Scott Marr – coexistence between religious groups and early modern Europe