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Media, Visual Culture, & Performance Studies

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Media, visual culture, and performance studies examine visual and performing arts as well as cinematic, digital, and musical forms across languages and periods.  Research in the department interprets and compares these forms of cultural production as they relate to oral and print culture, concepts of identity, collective memory, global migration, cybernetics, and decolonization.

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Latin American literature Book History Digital Humanities Publishing History Descriptive and Analytical Bibliography Access and Preservation of the Cultural Record

Digital Poetry & Poetics & Humanities, Cyberculture, Science & Literature & Culture, Human Rights, Posthumanism

Twentieth and twenty-first century literature, film, and theory in French; African cinema; documentary film; postcolonial studies.

Medieval Italian literature, Italian cinema and theater.

Dr. Betina Kaplan has research interests in contemporary Latin American literature, visual culture, and film. She is the author of Género y violencia en la narrativa del cono sur (1954-2003), 2007. 

My research interests are interdisciplinary with a common focus on the relationship between literature and popular music, gender, and performance studies in three closely related areas: Latinx, Latin American & Caribbean, and Dominican Studies. My first line of research examines the presence of popular music in contemporary Latinx and…

Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African literature and culture

Italian lyric and epic poetry, modern and contemporary fiction, women writers, literary theory, film studies, philosophy of education

French and Francophone literatures and culture, theatre studies and community-based theatre, Francophone Caribbean women writers.

I study and teach about early modern Spain in the context of imperial expansion. I am also the editor of the Bulletin of the Comediantes, the international journal devoted to the study of early-modern Spanish theater. My book, The Epic of Juan Latino: Dilemmas of Race and Religion in Renaissance Spain (University of Toronto…

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