English Language and Literature Faculty Listing


William F. Alexander (English Language & Literature / School of Art & Design) (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 (English Language & Literature / Theatre & Drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance)  (Kenneth T. Rowe Collegiate Professor of Dramatic Literature), Drama

Walter Cohen, Shakespeare, History of European literature, World literature, The Novel (realism, modernism, postmodernism), Marxist criticism and theory

Gregg Crane, 19th-Century American

Anne Curzan (English Language & Literature / Linguistics / Educational Studies, School of Education / English & Education, School of Education) (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), History of English Language, Pedagogy and Composition

Peter Ho Davies, Contemporary British and American fiction

Julie Ellison (American Culture / English Language and Literature / School of Art & Design), 18th + 19th American + British Literature

Jonathan Freedman (English Language and Literature / American Culture / Judaic Studies) (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

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 (English Language and Literature / American Culture / Afroamerican and African Studies), African-American Literature, American Literature

David Halperin (English Language & Literature / Women’s Studies / Comparative Literature) (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

June Howard (American Culture / English Language & Literature) (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

Petra Kuppers (English Language & Literature / Women’s Studies / School of Art & Design / Theatre & Drama, School of Music, Theatre & Dance), Drama and Performance Studies, Disability Studies

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 (School of Art & Design / English Language & Literature), Creative Writing

Steven Mullaney, Renaissance Literature

Anita Norich (English Language & Literature / Judaic Studies) (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 (English Language & Literature / Comparative Literature), 18th-Century Literature, Comparative Literature, Computer Technology

Yopie Prins (English Language & Literature / Comparative Literature), Victorian Literature

Robin M. Queen (Linguistics / Germanic Languages & Literatures / English Language & LIterature) (Arthur F Thurnau Professor), sociolinguistics, intonation, language contact, language and gender, Germanic linguistics

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

Sidonie Smith (EnglishLanguage & Literature / Women’s Studies)  (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 (English Language & Literature / Women’s Studies) (Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor), Renaissance Literature

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

Jennifer Wenzel, Post-Colonial Literature

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

Andrea Zemgulys, Modernist Literature

Associate Professors

Michael Byers, Literary Fiction, the American Short Story

David Gold, history of rhetoric, rhetorical theory, composition pedagogy, and public and professional writing

Daniel Hack, 19th-Century British Literature

Julian Levinson (English Language & Literature / Judaic Studies) (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 & Literature), Native American and global indigenous studies

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

Joshua Miller (English Language & Literature / Judaic Studies), 20th-Century U.S. Literature

Susan Najita (American Culture / English Language & Literature), Asian American and Pacific Literatures

Scotti Parrish, Colonial Literature

Alisse Portnoy, Rhetoric, Composition

Catherine Sanok, Medieval

Xiomara Santamarina (American Culture / Afroamerican and African Studies / English Language & Literature), 19th-Century and African American Literature

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

Megan Sweeney (English Langauge & Literature / Afroamerican & African Studies / Women’s Studies) (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), African American, 20th-Century American, Gender/Sexuality

Ruby Tapia (English Language & Literature / Women’s Studies), African-American; American: Twentieth-Century American; Gender And Sexuality; Latino Literature; Theory; Visual Culture 

Karla Taylor, Medieval Literature

Thomas E. Toon (English Language & Literature / Linguistics), Language, Medieval Literature, Composition

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

Assistant Professors

Amy Sarah Carroll (American Culture / English Language and Literature), Latina/o Studies

Victor Mendoza (Women’s Studies / English Language & Literature), Asian American, Gender and Sexuality, Post Colonial

Antoine Traisnel (Comparative Literature / English Language and Literature), Critical Theory and Philosophy, 19th-century American Literature, Technology, Epistemology, Posthumanism, Critical Animal Studies

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 (English Language & Literature / Biological Station) (A.L. Becker Collegiate Lecturer), 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

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

Hubert M. English, Renaissance Literature

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

Lorna G. Goodison (English Language and Literature / Afroamerican and African Studies), Creative Writing

Anne Herrmann (Women’s Studies / English Language & Literature), Modern Literature

Bert Hornback, 19th-Century Literature

William H. Ingram, Renaissance Literature

Ejner J. Jensen, Renaissance Literature

John R. Knott, Renaissance Literature

Ira Konigsberg (English Language & Literature / Film and Video Studies), Fiction, Film, Critical Theory

John Kucich, 19th-Century Literature, Critical Theory

Robert T. Lenaghan, Medieval Literature

Robert E. Lewis, Medieval Literature

Stuart Y. McDougal (English Language & Literature / Comparative Literature), Comparative Literature, Modern Literature

James McIntosh, American Literature

Frances K. McSparran, Medieval Literature

Lyall H. Powers, American Literature

Eric S. Rabkin (English Language & Literaure / School of Art & Design) (Arthur F. Thurnau Professor), Critical Theory, Modern Literature, Computer Technology

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

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

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

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

Associate Professors Emeriti

Peter M. Bauland, Drama 

Richard D. Cureton, Language

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