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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 2:00-4:00pm; by appointment

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
  • Prof. Berghof's current and past publications

Heidi Breuer

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 4:00-5:00pm; Wednesdays 1:30-2:15pm and 5:30-6:00pm; by appointment

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Medieval & Early Modern Literature
  • Arthurian Romance
  • Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Gender Studies
  • Feminist Theories
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality 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.

Interim Director of GEW
Professor of Literature and Writing
scassel@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 134

Tel.: (760) 750-8030

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 10:00-10:30am and 12:00-1:00pm; Thursdays 10:00-10:30am, 12:00-1:00pm and 3:45pm-4:45pm; by appointment

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

Markstein Hall 126-J

Tel.: (760) 750-8569

Office Hours:
Fridays 1:00-2:00pm; 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

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

Francesco Levato

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

Markstein Hall 250

Tel.: (760) 750-8207

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

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:
Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm; by appointment

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Early Colonial and U.S. American Literature
  • Early Modern Trans-Atlantic Literature
  • Native American Literature
  • Drama
  • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Gothic Literature and Horror Studies
  • American West and Frontier Studies
  • 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:
Not Teaching Fall 2019

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 12:00-1:00pm

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
mstoddar@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 126-G

Tel.: (760) 750-8064

Office Hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30-1:30pm; by appointment

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.
Professor of Literature and Writing
 markwall@csusm.edu

Markstein Hall 126-M

Tel.: (760) 750-8077

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 11:00-11:30am and 3:45-4:45pm; Thursdays 11:00-11:30am; by appointment

 

 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 3:00-4:00pm; by appointment

Teaching & Research Interests:

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

LTWR Lecturers 

Lecturer Contact Info Teaching & Research Interests


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

Office Hours: Mark 242

M/W/F 1:30pm-2:30pm

M/W 4:00pm-5:50pm

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing
  • Film Studies
  Cynthia Headley

Cynthia Headley, Ph.D.

cheadley@csusm.edu
 

Office Hours: Mark 135

T/Th 2:30pm-4:00pm

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.

lhoeger@csusm.edu

Office Hours: Mark 242

Th 7:00pm-8:00pm

 

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Interdisciplinary Humanities
  • Art History, Theory and Criticism
  • Career Readiness


Robin Keehn

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

Office Hours: Mark 139

 W 2:30pm-4:30pm

By appointment

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
carriemorrow

Carrie Morrow, M.A. 
cmorrow@csusm.edu

Office Hours: Mark 135

M 2:30pm-5:30pm

 

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Composition
  • Creative Writing

Dylan Winchock

Dylan Winchock, Ph.D.

dwinchock@csusm.edu

Office Hours: SBSB 3164

T/Th 4:00pm-5:30pm

 

Teaching & Research Interests: