Humanities @ Michigan Tech

HUMANITIES at Michigan Tech engages in teaching and research across language, culture, and technology. Our scope is international, our approach interdisciplinary. We work at the intersections of communication, composition, literature, modern languages, philosophy, rhetoric, visual studies, linguistics, gender studies, and technical communication. Emerging areas of emphasis include media, global studies, and diversity. In learning and scholarship, students and faculty work to cultivate the whole human being. We help students develop the communicative, analytic, and cultural knowledge to thrive in all aspects of their future lives.

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Dieter Adolphs

Dieter Wolfgang Adolphs

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

Contact

(906) 487-3231
dadolph@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of German Language and Literature, Humanities

Dr. Dieter Wolfgang Adolphs' work examines German and Austrian literature since 1880, critical theory, and the Frankfurt School. His literary research focuses on Thomas Mann, the Austrian playwright Hermann Bahr, and exile studies. His interests in theoretical issues include intercultural communication, the reception of literature, and the philosophical discourse of . . .

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Victoria L. Bergvall

PhD, Harvard University

Contact

(906) 487-3243
vbergval@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Humanities

Dr. Victoria L. Bergvall's fields of scholarship range across language and gender theory and practice, discourse analysis (especially critical discourse analysis), sociolinguistics, computer-mediated communication, and the study of the dialects of the Upper Peninsula of

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Diane Shoos

Diane L. Shoos

PhD, Ohio State University

Contact

(906) 487-3247
dshoos@mtu.edu

Associate Professor of Visual Studies and French Language, Humanities

Dr. Diane L. Shoos' research is in the area of the practice and theories of visual representation, including advertising, television, and, especially, cinema. Her scholarship focuses on the representation of women and the construction of female subjectivity in visual texts, the evolving formulations of sexual difference and masculinity in these . . .