Theory, Media, and Cultural Studies

Theory, Media and Cultural Studies is a very popular and productive area of research and teaching at the University of Oklahoma. Faculty and students regularly explore many different methodologies for the study of texts, film and popular culture, including structuralism, deconstruction, Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism, queer theory, postcolonial theory and globalization theory. Interdisciplinary work is encouraged both within the English Department and with other departments.

Graduate students work closely with faculty to develop their own scholarly and pedagogical skills and projects. Students present their work at regional and national conferences, and seek publication in major journals. The English Department and the Graduate College provide competitive funding sources for conference travel and dissertation research.

Faculty in the Theory and Media concentration offer courses that span the spectrum of theoretical concerns and approaches. All graduate students are required to take an introductory survey of contemporary theory and criticism, and seminars on modernism/postmodernism, major theoretical authors and diaspora studies are taught regularly.


Dan Cottom

Daniela Garofalo

Catherine A. John

Rita Keresztesi

Vincent B. Leitch

William Henry McDonald

Timothy S. Murphy

Su Fang Ng

Joanna E. Rapf

Ronald Schleifer

Jonathan Stalling

James Zeigler














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