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Al Zuwayed, Zahra

MA Program


Jonathan Baldo

Baldo, Jonathan

Professor of English, Department of Humanities, Eastman School of Music | (585) 274-1610
606 Eastman Theater

Interests: Shakespeare; early modern cultural studies; literary theory

Melissa Balmain

Balmain, Melissa

Adjunct Instructor | (585) 275-2160
419 Morey Hall

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Beljanski, Tanja

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, BA, University of Cologne; MA, University of Rochester

Professor of English David Bleich

Bleich, David

Professor | (585) 275-8568
409 Morey Hall

Interests: Literary and language theory; writing and language pedagogy; women's studies; science studies; Jewish studies; film and popular culture

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Brengle, Abigail

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester; BA, Michigan State University

Interests: Twentieth-century British and American literature, Modernism, poetry and poetics

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Briant, Katherine

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: Fordham University, MA; University of Rochester, BA

Interests: Manuscript studies, late medieval literature, embodiment, gender

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Burges, Joel

Assistant Professor of English | (585) 275-2694
413 Morey Hall

Interests: Post-1945 cultural studies; media studies; critical theory; American and contemporary literature

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Byng, Gyasi

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Florida Atlantic University; BA, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Interests: Slave and Neoslave Narratives; Artificial and Posthuman Life Forms in Science Fiction; Construction of Mixed Race Identity in Literary Texts; Critical Race Theory


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Carli, Philip

Adjunct Instructor | (585) 275-4104
404a Morey Hall

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Castleberry, Kristi

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, MA, Sonoma State University

Interests: Medieval Literature; Cultural Studies and Gender Studies

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Cho, Seung

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester ; BA, Soongsil University

Interests: Early Modern Literature; Shakespeare and Renaissance Poetry; Negative Capability and Theology; Tragedy and Philosophy

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Conklin, Ashley

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Boston College; BA, University of Connecticut

Interests: Medieval literature; Violence in romance and hagiography; Monstrosity; Marginalized figures

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Crakes, Andrew

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Southern Connecticut State University; BA, Boston University

Interests: American modernist poetry; Affect theory and psychoanalysis; Digital humanities; Poetry and Cinema

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Crawford, Rachel

MA Program


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Davies, Helen

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, BA, Loyola University Chicago; MA, University of York, UK

Interests: Anglo-Saxon literature, Maps, Digital Humanities, and Multi-Spectral Imaging

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Delcourt, Steffi

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester; BA, Emory University

Interests: Medieval Literature, Middle English Romances, the Arthurian Tradition, Identity, Spatial Theory


Morris Eaves

Eaves, Morris

Professor of English and Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
Director, A. W. Mellon Graduate Program in the Digital Humanities for the School of Arts & Sciences | (585) 275-9025
301 Morey Hall

Interests: British Romanticism; Media history and theory; Editorial theory; William Blake Archive Project


Katie Farrell

Farrell, Katie

Administrative Assistant, Theater Program | (585) 275-4959

Brady Fletcher

Fletcher, Brady

Director of Forensics for Debate Union | (585) 275-3873
1.208a Dewey

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Francisco, Erin

MA Program

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Frederick, Bradley

MA Program


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Gasbarre, Jessica

MA Program
Prior Degrees: BA, St John Fisher College

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Grenert, Alison

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, University of Pittsburgh; MA, University of Rochester

Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature; Film and Media Studies; Genre Studies; Literature and Language Theory

Kenneth Gross

Gross, Kenneth

Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor of English | (585) 275-4098
404B Morey Hall

Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

Jennifer Grotz

Grotz, Jennifer

Professor | (585) 275-4092
406 Morey Hall

Interests: Poetry; creative writing; translation

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Gunter, Sherri

Department Administrator | (585) 275-9258


Thomas Hahn

Hahn, Thomas

Professor | (585) 275-5664
402A Morey Hall

Interests: Medieval literature and culture; popular culture

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Harper, Alison

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, University of Chicago; MA, University of York; BA, St Hilda's College, Oxford University

Interests: Fifteenth-century popular literature; Medieval household miscellanies; Afterlife of texts, focus on fanfiction and other forms of textual adaptation

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Heck, Julianne

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Colby College; MA, Simmons College

Interests: Early Twentieth-Century American Literature

Renee Heininger

Heininger, Renée

Administrative Assistant | (585) 275-9255

Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

Associate Professor of English and Textual Science; Director, Lazarus Project | (585) 275-2548
408 Morey Hall

Sarah Higley

Higley, Sarah L

Professor | (585) 275-9261
411 Morey Hall

Interests: Medieval vernacular languages and literature of Northern Europe; film and media studies; fiction


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Ingles, Jarrod

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Asbury University

Interests: Romantic and Victorian Literature; Politics and Poetry; Aesthetics


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Jaime, Shannon

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Whittier College; MA, University of Rochester

Interests: British Romantic and Victorian Literature; Women Writers; Poetry and Poetics; Lyric and Genre Theory

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Johnson, Bruce

Professor Emeritus

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Jones, Sarah

Managing Editor, Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly | (585) 275-3820


Rosemary Kegl

Kegl, Rosemary

Associate Professor
Chair of the Department for English | (585) 275-4092
423A Morey Hall

Interests: Shakespeare and English Renaissance drama; early modern literature and culture; literary theory; gender studies

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Kingsley, Joey

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; BA, College of the Holy Cross

Interests: 19th-century British Poetry and Literature; Victorian Studies; Romantic Poetry; 19th-century Society and Culture; 18th-century British Poetry; 20th-century Irish Literature; Gender and Sexuality; Female Narrative Theory; 20th- and 21st-century Poetry and Poetics; 20th-century American Poetry

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Knopf, Nicholas J

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Nazareth College; MA, Saint Bonaventure University

Interests: Mark Twain; Theory of the Novel; Eighteenth-Century English Novel; Medical and Scientific Prose; Travel

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Kohlhase, Emily

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Interests: English Renaissance drama, focus on Shakespeare; Early Modern and Contemporary theatrical practices; Adaptation

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Kraines, Daniel

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, NY University; MFA, Boston University; BA, Skidmore College

Interests: 20th Century and Contemporary Literature; Modernism, Poetry and Poetics

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Kurano, B. Lindsey

Selznick Program


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Lamperez, Joseph

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, MA, Loyola University of Chicago

Interests: The Hermetic Tradition; Fin de Siecle Literature and Art; Magical Realism; Surrealism; Obscurity; the Politics and Poetics of Space; Romanticism; the Baroque; Ecocriticism; Postcolonial Theology

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Lane, Sam

Selznick Program

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Lang, Amanda

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, St. John Fisher College; MA, University of Rochester

Interests: Early Modern Literature; Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama; Gender Studies

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Lloyd, Hilarie

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Duke University; JD, Cornell Law School

Interests: Feminist Theory and Jurisprudence; Progressive Literary Movements; Politics and Language; Critical Race Theory; Women Writers; Anglo-Irish Literature

Bette London

London, Bette

Professor | (585) 275-3510
304 Morey Hall

Interests: Twentieth-century British literature; Victorian literature and culture; feminist theory; women's writing; authorship studies

James Longenbach

Longenbach, James

Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English | (585) 275-4587
401A Morey Hall

Interests: Modernism; poetry; creative writing

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Lowman, Emily

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, College of William and Mary

Interests: Medieval literature, Celtic literature, Arthurian tradition, Old English literature, folklore; temporal theory, spatial theory; critical race theory

Loy, Eric

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Creighton University; BA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Interests: Documentary Editing; Editorial Theory; Digital Humanities; Twentieth-Century American Literature; Narrative Theory

Alan Lupack

Lupack, Alan

Emeritus Director of the Rossell Hope Robbins Library and the Koller-Collins Graduate English Center | (585) 275-0110
416 Rush Rhees Library

Interests: Arthurian studies; Middle English literature; medievalism


Nigel Maister

Maister, Nigel

Senior Lecturer
Artistic Director for the International Theatre Program | (585) 273-5159
210 Todd Union

Interests: New music; multimedia performance

Katherine Mannheimer

Mannheimer, Katherine

Associate Professor of English
Director for Graduate Studies | (585) 275-9257
417 Morey Hall

Interests: Restoration; Eighteenth-century literature

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Marra, Abbey

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: University of Bristol, MA; Southern Nazarene University, BA

Interests: Film and Television History, Critical Race Theory, Gender Studies, Comedy, Stardom and Celebrity

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McCain, Carson

MA Program

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McDonald, Matthew

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Vanderbilt University

Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American and British Poetry; an Aesthetics of Fate and Power; Literature of the American Civil War; the Figure of the Poet as Doomed Youth

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McDowell, Zachary

Selznick Program

James Memmott

Memmott, James

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English | (585) 275-2160
419 Morey Hall

Interests: Journalism

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Menchetti, Cecilia

MA Program

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Mercuri, Gina

MA Program

John Michael

Michael, John

Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies | (585) 275-4974
405 Morey Hall

Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies

Jason Middleton

Middleton, Jason

Associate Professor
Director for Film and Media Studies Program | (585) 275-9372
511 Morey Hall

Interests: Film and media studies; critical theory; cultural studies

William Miller

Miller, William

Assistant Professor | (585) 275-2574
410 Morey Hall

Interests: 17th century literature; 18th century literature; literature and religion; literature and philosophy

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Morrice, Santiago

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Mills College; BA, University of California-Merced

Interests: African American Literature and Critical Theory

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Morriss, Carrie

Graduate Coordinator | (585) 275-9256


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Nelson, Daniel

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, New York University; MA, SUNY at Buffalo

Interests: Poetry, Especially Ninteenth-Century British and Twentieth-Century American; British Romanticism

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Nikolis, Anastasia

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Haverford College

Interests: Modern and contemporary literature; Poetry and poetics; Word and image

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Nourani, Sherwin

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, MS, BA, University of Texas, Dallas

Interests: Shakespeare; World Epics; Relationships between Music, Language and Poetry; Neuroaesthetics; Space-Time, Chance and Nothingness; Gender Studies; Digital Humanities


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O'Neil, Scott

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Towson University; MA, Saint Bonaventure University

Interests: Early Modern; Shakespeare; Renaissance Pedagogy


Russell Peck

Peck, Russell A

Professor Emeritus of English and John H. Deane Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric and Poetry | (585) 275-7157
319 Morey Hall

Interests: Middle English literature; medieval aesthetics; medieval intellectual history; myth and fairytale; history of drama and its performance; medievalism in British and American popular culture

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Peck, Lucianne

Secretary/Receptionist | (585) 275-4092

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Pierce, Jesse

Selznick Program

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Powell, Zachary M

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Kansas State University; BS, University of Kansas

Interests: Film and Media Studies (Silent Film, War Film, Horror Film, Experimental Film) Cultural Studies, Modernism, and Contemporary Literature

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Pratt, Katie

Selznick Program

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Preston, Shelby

MA Program


Supritha Rajan

Rajan, Supritha

Associate Professor of English | (585) 275-9263
415 Morey Hall

Interests: Nineteenth-century British literature; critical theory; creative writing (poetry)

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Ramsey, Jarold

Professor Emeritus

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Ramsey, JoAnna

Selznick Program

Gordon Rice

Rice, Gordon

Senior Lecturer
Production Manager for the International Theatre Program | (585) 275-9006
205 Todd Union

Interests: Technical direction; production management

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Rich, Robert

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, University of Oregon

Interests: Nineteenth-Century British Literature, History of Economic Thought, Early Science Fiction

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Rozenski, Steven

Assistant Professor | (585) 276-7325
416 Morey

Interests: Middle English devotional literature; translation studies; book history; medieval German and Dutch literature; trans-Reformation England


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Sadaniantz, Nicole

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, University of Pennsylvania

Interests: 20th Century dramatic literature and acting theory; Modernism; Chekhov, Woolf, Kerouac, Brodsky & Utkin

Stephen Schottenfeld

Schottenfeld, Stephen

Associate Professor of English | (585) 275-6477
414 Morey Hall

Interests: Modern and contemporary literature; fiction writing; playwriting; screenwriting

Joanna Scott

Scott, Joanna

Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English
Director for Literary Arts Programs | (585) 275-2784
404C Morey Hall

Interests: Modern and contemporary fiction; the art of imaginative writing

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Sengupta, Oishani

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Jadavpur University, Kolkata; BA, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Interests: Victorian visual culture; illustrated novels; digital humanities; translation studies

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Shukla, Abhishek

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, St. Stephen's College, Delhi; MA, University College Dublin

Interests: Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Anglo-Irish and Indian Literary Revivals

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Simon, Miles

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, California State University-Northridge; BA, California State University-Northridge

Interests: Transatlantic Romanticism; Liminal spaces; Negative capability and theology; History of the daemon; Genre studies; Hybrid texts

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Simon, Connor

Selznick Program

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Singleton, Daniel

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester; BA, Kennesaw State University

Interests: Film history; Twentieth-century American Literature; Cinematic authorship; Adaptation

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Skwiat, Matthew

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester ; MA, Drew University; BA, Kean University

Interests: Rise of the Novel, Victorian Literature and Transatlantic Gothic Fiction

Curt Smith

Smith, Curt

Senior Lecturer in English | (585) 275-4260
320 Morey Hall

Interests: Presidential rhetoric; American presidents of the radio/television age; Public speaking; Sports broadcasting, with emphasis on baseball, football, basketball, and hockey

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Soules, Katherine

MA Program


Ezra Tawil

Tawil, Ezra

Associate Professor of English
Director of Undergraduate Studies | (585) 275-5050
412 Morey Hall

Interests: American literature to 1900; rise of the novel; the literary history of race; American sentimentalism; transatlantic theories of the aesthetic

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Tindell, Megan

MA Program

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Tosh, Nathan

MA Program

Jeffrey Tucker

Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

Associate Professor of English | (585) 275-2064
418 Morey Hall

Interests: African-American literature; 20th-century American literature; science fiction


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Vandenbossche, Lisa

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, University of Michigan; MA, Clemson University

Interests: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature; Atlantic Studies; Law and Literature; Feminist and Gender Studies


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Warner-Gonzales, Avalon

MA Program

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Whitebell, Laura

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, University of York, UK; MA, University of Sheffield, UK; MA, University of Rochester

Interests: British and American Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture; Digital Humanities


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Yee, Pamela

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, University of California, Berkeley

Interests: Medieval Literature; Arthurian Tradition; Celtic Mythology; Folklore and Fairy Tale; Historical Linguistics; Gender Studies


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Zaloom, Rose

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Utica College

Interests: Early Modern/Renaissance British Literature, Dramatic Literature, Representations and Dynamics of Violence, Theatrical Staging, Audience Experience, Prose and Poetic Narrative

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Zaman, Nasheed

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Kansas State University; BA, North South University, Bangladesh

Interests: Twentieth-century American Literature; African-American Literature; Literary theory

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Zawacki, Alexander

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Bangor University, Wales; BS, Susquehanna University