Hamilton Biology


Department Faculty

All members of the department are active scholars and experienced teachers. Their teaching and research interests as well as recent published works include the following:

Nancy S. Rabinowitz (Ph.D., University of Chicago) - classics; feminist theory; 19th- and 20th-century drama and fiction. She is the author of Anxiety Veiled: Euripides and the Traffic in Women (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993) and co-editor of Feminist Theory and the Classics (New York: Routledge, 1993).
Peter J. Rabinowitz -- Chair (Ph.D., University of Chicago) - narrative theory; 19th- and 20th-century Russian, European and American fiction; literature and music. He is the author of Before Reading: Narrative Conventions and The Politics of Interpretation (1987); co-author (with Michael Smith) of Authorizing Readers: Resistance and Respect in the Teaching of Literature (1998); and co-editor (with James Phelan) of Understanding Narrative (1994). An active music critic, he is also a contributing editor of Fanfare and a regular contributor to International Record Review.
Carol S. Rupprecht (Ph.D., Yale University) - Early Modern (Renaissance) European Literature; Dante; dreaming and literature; translation theory and practice; World Literature. She is the editor of The Dream and The Text: Essays on Literature and Language (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993) and co-editor of Feminist Archetypal Theory: Interdisciplinary Re-Visions of Jungian Thought (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985).
Melek Su Ortabasi (Ph.D., University of Washington) - cultural studies and the intellectual history of early 20th-century Japan; influences of European literature and critical theory on modern Japanese literature; comparative folklore studies; and film and popular culture in contemporary Japan. Her articles have appeared in A Century of Popular Culture in Japan, and the Encyclopedia of Life Writing.