English Language and Literature Faculty Listing


3187 Angell Hall | 435 South State Street | (734) 764-6330 (phone) | (734) 763-3128 (fax) | www.lsa.umich.edu/english

Professor Michael C. Schoenfeldt, Chair (1/1/10-6/30/15)
Professor Teresa Tinkle, Associate Chair
Professor Daniel Hack, Graduate Chair
Associate Professor Joshua Miller, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor Megan Sweeney, Director of the English Department Writing Program

Academics and Requirements


William F. Alexander (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English Language and Literature), Film, Pedagogy, American Literature

Michael Awkward (Gayl A. Jones Collegiate Chair of Afro-American Literature and Culture) (English/Afroamerican and African Studies), African-American Literature

Sara Blair, American Literature, Modern Literature

Enoch Brater (Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature), Drama

Walter Cohen

Gregg Crane, 19th-Century American

Anne Curzan (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), History of English Language, Pedagogy and Composition

Peter Ho Davies, Contemporary British and American fiction

Nicholas F. Delbanco (Robert Frost Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature), Creative Writing

Julie Ellison, 18th + 19th American + British Literature

Lincoln B. Faller, 18th-Century Literature, Fiction

Jonathan Freedman (Marvin Felheim Collegiate Professor of English, American Studies, and Judaic Studies), Cultural Theory, Film, 19th-Century American and British Literature

Anne Gere (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor of Education), Composition, Pedagogy

Laurence A. Goldstein, 19th-Century Literature, Creative Writing

Lorna G. Goodison (Lemuel A. Johnson Collegiate Professor of English and Afroamerican and African Studies), Creative Writing

Linda Gregerson (Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English Language and Literature; Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English), Renaissance Literature, 20th-Century American, Early Modern, Creative Writing

Sandra Gunning, African-American Literature, American Literature

David Halperin (W.H. Auden Distinguished University Professor of the History and Theory of Sexuality), Queer Theory, Critical Theory

Lucy Hartley, English/Trans-Atlantic Literature

Clement Hawes, British literature, Gender + Sexuality, Visual Culture, Novel + Narrative

Anne Herrmann, Modern Literature

June Howard (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of English, American Culture, and Women's Studies), American Literature

A. Van Jordan, Creative Writing, Poetry

Laura Kasischke (Allan Seager Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature), Creative Writing

Kerry C. Larson, American Literature

Marjorie Levinson (Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English Language and Literature), Romantic and Victorian British Poetry, Critical Theory

Thylias Moss, Creative Writing

Anita Norich (Tikva Frymer-Kensky Professor of English and Judaic Studies), 19th-Century Literature, Jewish American and Yiddish Literature

Adela Pinch, 19th-Century Literature

Eileen Pollack, Creative Writing

David L. Porter, 18th-Century Literature, Comparative Literature, Computer Technology

Yopie Prins, Victorian Literature

Robin M. Queen (Arthur F Thurnau Professor), sociolinguistics, intonation, language contact, language and gender, Germanic linguistics

Eric S. Rabkin (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Critical Theory, Modern Literature, Computer Technology

Michael C. Schoenfeldt (John R. Knott, Jr. Collegiate Professor of English Literature), Renaissance Literature

Tobin Siebers (Vernon Louis Parrington Professor of Literary and Cultural Criticism), Critical Theory, 19th-Century Literature

Sidonie Smith (Mary Fair Croushore Professor; Martha Guernsey Colby Collegiate Professor of Women's Studies and English), Women's Studies, Autobiography

Theresa Tinkle (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Medieval Literature

Valerie Traub (Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor), Renaissance Literature

Alan M. Wald (H. Chandler Davis Collegiate Professor of English and American Culture), American Literature

Jennifer Wenzel, Post-Colonial Literature

John A. Whittier-Ferguson (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Modern Literature

Patsy Yaeger (Henry Simmons Frieze Collegiate Professor), Women's Studies, Critical Theory, American Literature

Andrea Zemgulys, Modernist Literature

Associate Professors

Peter M. Bauland, Drama

Michael Byers, Literary Fiction, the American Short Story

Richard D. Cureton, Language

David Gold

Daniel Hack, 19th-Century British Literature

Petra Kuppers, Drama and Performance Studies, Disability Studies

Julian Levinson (Samuel Shetzer Endowed Professor of Jewish American Studies), 20th-Century America

Tina Lupton, 18th-Century British literature and philosophy, Marxist and critical theory

Scott Richard Lyons (American Culture/English Language and Literature), Native American and global indigenous studies

Khaled Mattawa, Creative Writing, translation, Arab and Arab-American Poetry

Joshua Miller, 20th-Century U.S. Literature

Steven Mullaney, Renaissance Literature

Susan Najita, Asian American and Pacific Literatures

Scottie Parrish, Colonial Literature

Alisse Portnoy, Rhetoric, Composition

Catherine Sanok, Medieval

Xiomara Santamarina, 19th-Century and African American Literature

Megan Sweeney (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), African American, 20th-Century American, Gender/Sexuality

Ruby Tapia, African-American; American: Twentieth-Century American; Gender And Sexuality; Latino Literature; Theory; Visual Culture 

Karla Taylor, Medieval Literature

Thomas E. Toon, Language, Medieval Literature, Composition

Doug Trevor, 16th- and 17th-Century English Literature

Gillian C. White, Modern and Contemporary and British Poetry; Poetics; Critical Theory (Modernism and Postmodernism, Lyric, Avant-Garde, Form)

Assistant Professors

Amy Carroll, Latina/o Studies

Victor Mendoza, Asian American, Gender and Sexuality, Post Colonial

Sean Silver, American: Colonial and Early American, 17th- and 18th-Century British

Melanie Yergeau, Composition + Rhetoric


Anne Axel, Environmental Literature and Writing

Gina Brandolino, Medieval Literature, Early English Literature, Composition

Jeremiah Chamberlin, Fiction, Creative Non Fiction

George Cooper, Sweetland Center for Writing

Aric Knuth, Composition, New England Literature Program

Brenda Marshall, Creative Writing Composition

Dana Nichols, Rhetoric + Composition

Tish O'Dowd, Creative Writing

John Rubadeau, Composition

Christopher Schmidt, Poetics, 20th-Century Literature, Tech + Humanities

Keith G. Taylor, Creative Writing

Cody Walker, Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Creative Writing


Professors Emeriti

George J. Bornstein (C.A. Patrides Collegiate Professor of English), Modern Literature, Editorial Theory

John Russell Brown, Drama, Theatre

William Coles, American Literature

Hubert M. English, Renaissance Literature

Bert Hornback, 19th-Century Literature

William H. Ingram, Renaissance Literature

Ejner J. Jensen, Renaissance Literature

John R. Knott, Renaissance Literature

Ira Konigsberg, Fiction, Film, Critical Theory

John Kucich, 19th-Century Literature, Critical Theory

Robert T. Lenaghan, Medieval Literature

Robert E. Lewis, Medieval Literature

Stuart Y. McDougal, Comparative Literature, Modern Literature

James McIntosh, American Literature

Frances K. McSparran, Medieval Literature

Lyall H. Powers, American Literature

Jay L. Robinson, Language, Composition, Medieval Literature

Macklin Smith, Medieval Literature

Richard W. Tillinghast, Creative Writing

Bernard Van't Hul, Pedagogy, Composition

Martha Vicinus (Eliza M. Mosher Distinguished University Professor of English, Women's Studies, and History), 19th-Century Literature

Robert A. Weisbuch (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), American Literature, 19th-Century Literature

Ralph G. Williams (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Renaissance Literature, Critical Theory

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI  48109 © 2014 Regents of the University of Michigan