The ECS faculty, drawn from the spectrum of disciplines in the liberal arts, has come to the program in the spirit of Brandeis’ commitment to connected learning: the idea that the various disciplines are linked together to form a larger whole.
Please note that ECS students are not limited to courses taught by committee members.
Expertise: Modern German Literature and culture; European modernism; comparative literature (esp. comparing literature with other art forms); the novel as form; literature and philosophy; the avant-garde.
Expertise: American literature, romanticism, composition, philosophy of education, literature of the American South, literature of the Civil War, poetry.
Expertise: Domestic and international terrorism. Islam in the West. Immigration and social cohesion. Western Jihadism Project Laboratory Webpage
Expertise: The novel in Russia and Europe of the nineteenth century. The short story in Russia. The literature of childhood and children's literature.
Expertise: Late Medieval and Renaissance poetry, prose, and philosophy. Italian and Comparative Literature. Modern politics and literature, detective novels.
Expertise: Philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of space and time, Simone Weil, Plato, Aristotle.
Expertise: Art history. Modernism in Europe and America: Painting and sculpture from the French Revolution to mid-20th century.
Expertise: Modern Jewish history and thought.
Expertise: Early modern European history, especially Germany, world history.
Expertise: Poetry, including poetic form, Renaissance. Romanticism. Theory. Literature and Philosophy. Film, Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Studies, Shakespeare, psychology of literature, Evolutionary psychology.