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Oliver Berghof

Oliver Berghof, Ph.D.
Professor, Comparative Literature
oberghof@csusm.edu 

Markstein Hall 129; Tel.: (760) 750-4133

Office Hours:
Thursdays from 5:30pm - 8:00pm by appointment only

Teaching  & Research Interests:

  • Comparative Literature 
  • Literary Theory
  • Humanities Computing and Digital Humanities
  • Seventeenth and Eighteenth-century Literature
  • Romanticism
  • Film Studies
  • Literary Translation and Translation Theory
  • View for a list of Prof. Berghof's current and past publications!

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Heidi Breuer, Ph.D. 
Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor of Literature and Writing
hbreuer@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 132; Tel.: (760) 750-8570

Office Hours:
Mondays 2:30pm - 3:20pm, Wednesdays 3:00pm - 3:50pm, and by appointment

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Medieval & Early Modern Literature
  • Arthurian Romance
  • Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Feminist Theories
  • Women's Studies
  • Medieval & Renaissance Drama
  • Film Studies
  • LGBTQIA/Queer Theory
  • Contemporary Popular Culture
  • Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • Graphic Fiction (i.e., Comics)
 

Susie Lan Cassel

Susie Lan Cassel, Ph.D.
Professor of Literature and Writing
scassel@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 134; Tel.: (760) 750-8030

Office Hours:
Thursdays from 3:30pm - 4:00pm and from 7:00pm - 7:30pm

Teaching  & Research Interests:

  • American Ethnic and Multicultural Discourses
  • American Literature and The Novel
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Chinese American Literature
  • Auto/biography and Oral History
  • Film Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition Studies
  • Scholarly Editing 
 
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Catherine Cucinella, Ph.D.
Director, GEW Program
Assistant Professor of Literature and Writing Studies
ccucinel@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 135; Tel.: (760) 750-8169

Office Hours:
No Office Hours for Fall 2017

Teaching  & Research Interests:

  • 20th Century Literature
  • American Literature
  • Women Writers and Poets
  • Body and Gender Theory
  • Ethnic American Literatures
  • Feminist Theory
 

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Sandra Doller, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Literature and Writing
sdoller@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 126-J; Tel.: (760) 750-8569

Office Hours:
Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Fridays 9:00am - 10:00am, and by appointment

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing
  • Poetry & Poetics
  • Performance Studies
  • Cross-Genre & Contemporary Literature
  • Feminist Texts
  • Experimental Writing
  • Literary Translation
  • Film Studies
 
 

Dawn Formo

Dawn M. Formo, Ph.D.
Professor of Literature and Writing
Dean of Undergraduate Studies

dformo@csusm.edu

 

 

 

Francesco Levato

Francesco Levato, M.F.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Literature and Writing
flevato@csusm.edu

Craven Hall 5211-A; Tel.:   (760) 750-7326 

Office Hours:
Not available for office hours.

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Rhetoric in Academe
  • Feminist theory and communication
  • Writing Centers and student writing
  • Film and politics

 

Markstein Hall 250; Tel.: (760) 750-8207

Office Hours:
Thursdays 1:00pm - 3:00pm 

Teaching & Research Interests: 

  • Digital Literature and New Media
  • Videogame Theory, Analysis, and Creation
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Creative Writing
  • Critical and Cultural theory
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Border Studies
  • Literary Translation
 

Rebecca Lush

Rebecca Lush, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor of Literature and Writing
rlush@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 126-L; Tel.: (760) 750-8004

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm and by appointment

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Early Colonial and U.S. American Literature
  • Early Modern Trans-Atlantic Literature
  • Native American Literature
  • Drama
  • Women's Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Gothic Literature and Horror Studies
  • American West and Frontier Studies
  • List of Prof. Lush's current and past publications!
 

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Kenneth P. Mendoza, Ph.D.
Professor of Literature and Writing
kmendoza@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 139; Tel.: (760) 750-8013

Office Hours:
No Office Hours for Fall 2017

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Ethnopoetics and Translation Theory
  • Cultural Studies and Critical Theories
  • Ethnic Literature and Postcolonial Discourse The Western
  • Film Studies
 

Salah Moukhlis

Salah Moukhlis, Ph.D.
Professor, Comparative Literature
smoukhli@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 126-K ; Tel.: (760) 750-8081

Office Hours:
Tuesdays from 12:00pm - 1:00pm and by appointment

Teaching & Research Interests:
  • World Literature
  • African and Middle Eastern Literatures
  • Postcolonial Theory, Literary Theory
  • Literature/Culture of the Maghreb
  • Comparative Literature
 

Martha Stoddard Holmes

Martha Stoddard Holmes, Ph.D.
Professor of Literature and Writing
Associate Dean, Instruction and Academic Programs

mstoddar@csusm.edu

SBSB 126-G; Tel.: (760) 750-8064

Office Hours:
Not available for office hours.


Teaching & Research Interests:
  • British Literature with an emphasis in Victorian Studies Literature and Medicine
  • Cultural Studies/Body Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Children's Literature and Culture
  • Film Studies
 

Mark Wallace

Mark Wallace, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Literature and Writing
 markwall@csusm.edu

 

Markstein Hall 126-M; Tel.: (760) 750-8077

Office Hours:
On Sabbatical, No Office Hours for Fall 2017

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary Poetry and Poetics
  • Contemporary Fiction and Narrative Theory
  • 19th and 20th century American and British Literature
  • Film Studies
 

Yuan Yuan

Yuan Yuan, Ph.D.
Professor of Literature and Writing
yuan@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 133; Tel.: (760) 750-4081

Office Hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm and by appointment. 

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • U. S. Literature
  • Cultural studies and Critical Theories
  • Ethnic Literature and Postcolonial Discourse
  • Modernism, Postmodernism
  • Comparative Literature
  • Film Studies
 

Lecturers 

 

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Brandon Cesmat, M.F.A
profe@csusm.edu

Office Hours: Mark 359
Mondays 11:30am - 1:30pm
Wednesdays 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fridays 11:30am - 1:30pm

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing
  • Film Studies
 

Robin Keehn

Robin Keehn, Ph.D.
rkeehn@csusm.edu

Office Hours: Mark 139
Mondays 11:30am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesdays 11:30am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Fridays 11:30am - 12:30pm 

Teaching  & Research Interests:

  • Writing Theory and Pedagogy
  • Non-Fiction Writing
  • 19th and 20th Century American Literature
  • 19th and 20th Century British Literature
  • War Rhetoric and Literature
  • Screenwriting
 
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Dale Metcalfe, Ph.D.
dmetcalf@csusm.edu

Office Hours: Mark 135
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:00am - 8:30am
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30am - 11:30am
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • 19th Century American Women Writers
  • Native American Poetry
  • Science Fiction
  • Gothic Novels
 
Cynthia Headley
Cynthia Headley, Ph.D.

Office Hours: Mark 341
Mondays and Wednesdays 9:15am - 10:15am
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30pm - 2:15am
Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:15pm

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Early Modern British Literature
  • Early Modern Drama and Gender
  • Cultural and Body Studies
  • Literature and Medicine
  • Composition and Pedagogy
 
Laura K Hoeger
Laura K Hoeger, Ph.D.

Office Hours: Mark 135
Tuesday 7:30 - 8:30pm

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Interdisciplinary Humanities
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism
  • Career Readiness
 
Dylan Winchock
Dylan Winchock, Ph.D.

Office Hours: Mark 126G
Monday 10:30am - 1:30pm and 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • 20th Century and Contemporary American Literature
  • Ethnic Literature
  • Critical Theory
  • Postmodernism
  • More information about Prof. Winchock's publication!