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Al Zuwayed, Zahra

MA Program
zalzuway@ur.rochester.edu

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Jonathan Baldo

Baldo, Jonathan

Professor of English, Department of Humanities, Eastman School of Music
jbaldo@esm.rochester.edu | (585) 274-1610
606 Eastman Theater

Interests: Shakespeare; early modern cultural studies; literary theory

Melissa Balmain

Balmain, Melissa

Adjunct Instructor
melissa.balmain@rochester.edu | (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
beljanst@gmail.com

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Bleich, David

Professor
david.bleich@rochester.edu | (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
abigail.brengle@rochester.edu

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

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Burges, Joel

Assistant Professor of English
joel.burges@rochester.edu | (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
gbyng@ur.rochester.edu

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
Philip_Carli@pittsford.monroe.edu | (585) 275-4104
404a Morey Hall

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Castleberry, Kristi

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, MA, Sonoma State University
kristi.castleberry@gmail.com

Interests: Medieval Literature; Cultural Studies and Gender Studies

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Cho, Seung

MA Program
scho31@ur.rochester.edu

Interests: Shakespeare and Negative Capability, Classical and Renaissance Literature, Existentialism

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Colpitts, Corinne

MA Program
ccolpitt@ur.rochester.edu

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Conklin, Ashley

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Boston College; BA, University of Connecticut
aconkli2@ur.rochester.edu

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
acrakes@ur.rochester.edu

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

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Crumrine, Seth

Selznick Program
scrumrin@ur.rochester.edu

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Davies, Helen

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, BA, Loyola University Chicago; MA, University of York, UK
hrdavies5@gmail.com

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
sdelcour@ur.rochester.edu

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

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Dotson, Jordan

Selznick Program
sdotson2@ur.rochester.edu

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Downing, Morgan

MA Program
mdowning@ur.rochester.edu

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Dressel, Samantha

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Colgate University
newmark.samantha@gmail.com

Interests: Renaissance and Revenge Drama

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Morris Eaves

Eaves, Morris

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

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

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Katie Farrell

Farrell, Katie

Administrative Assistant, Theater Program
katie.farrell@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4959

Brady Fletcher

Fletcher, Brady

Instructor
Director of Forensics of Debate Union
brady.fletcher@rochester.edu | (585) 275-3873
1.208a Dewey

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Fonseca, Marina

MA Program
mfonseca@ur.rochester.edu

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Gasbarre, Jessica

MA Program
Prior Degrees: BA, St John Fisher College
jgasbarre@mag.rochester.edu

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Grenert, Alison

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, University of Pittsburgh; MA, University of Rochester
agrenert@msn.com

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
kenneth.gross@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4098
404B Morey Hall

Interests: Renaissance literature; Shakespeare; theater; English poetry; literature and the visual arts

Jennifer Grotz

Grotz, Jennifer

Professor
jennifer.grotz@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4092
406 Morey Hall

Interests: Poetry; creative writing; translation

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Gunter, Sherri

Department Administrator
sherri.gunter@rochester.edu | (585) 275-9258

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Thomas Hahn

Hahn, Thomas

Professor
thomas.hahn@rochester.edu | (585) 275-5664
402A Morey Hall

Interests: Medieval literature and culture; popular culture

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Hall, Dalton

MA Program
dhall21@ur.rochester.edu

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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
aharper5@ur.rochester.edu

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

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Hauser, Allison

MA Program
ahauser3@ur.rochester.edu

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Heck, Julianne

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Colby College; MA, Simmons College
juliannem4@yahoo.com

Interests: Early Twentieth-Century American Literature

Renee Heininger

Heininger, Renée

Administrative Assistant
renee.heininger@rochester.edu | (585) 275-9255

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Helm, Daniel

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BS, MA, North Carolina State University
daniel.helm@rochester.edu

Interests: Twentieth-Century American Literature; Twentieth-Century Poetry

Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

Associate Professor of English and Textual Science; Director, Lazarus Project
gheywort@ur.rochester.edu | (585) 275-2548
408 Morey Hall

Sarah Higley

Higley, Sarah L

Professor
sarah.higley@rochester.edu | (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
jingles@ur.rochester.edu

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

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Jaime, Shannon

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Whittier College
sjaime@ur.rochester.edu

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

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Johnson, Bruce

Professor Emeritus

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Jones, Sarah

Managing Editor, Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly
sarah.jones@rochester.edu | (585) 275-3820

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Rosemary Kegl

Kegl, Rosemary

Associate Professor
Chair of the Department of English
rosemary.kegl@rochester.edu | (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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Kim, Stephany

Selznick Program
skim247@ur.rochester.edu

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Kingsley, Joey

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MFA, Virginia Commonwealth University; BA, College of the Holy Cross
jkingsl3@ur.rochester.edu

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
knopfnj@gmail.com

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
emilykohlhase@rochester.edu

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
dkraines@ur.rochester.edu

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

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Lamperez, Joseph

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, MA, Loyola University of Chicago
josephlamperez@gmail.com

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
slane11@ur.rochester.edu

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Lang, Amanda

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, St. John Fisher College; MA, University of Rochester
amandaelang1@gmail.com

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
fireflymoon22@yahoo.com

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

Bette London

London, Bette

Professor
bette.london@rochester.edu | (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
james.longenbach@rochester.edu | (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
elowman@ur.rochester.edu

Interests: Medieval literature; Celtic literature; the Arthurian tradition; Folklore; Old English literature

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Loy, Eric

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Creighton University; BA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
eric.christian.loy@gmail.com

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
alupack@library.rochester.edu | (585) 275-0110
416 Rush Rhees Library

Interests: Arthurian studies; Middle English literature; medievalism

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Nigel Maister

Maister, Nigel

Senior Lecturer
Artistic Director of the International Theatre Program
nigel.maister@rochester.edu | (585) 273-5159
210 Todd Union

Interests: New music; multimedia performance

Katherine Mannheimer

Mannheimer, Katherine

Associate Professor of English
Director of Graduate Studies
katherine.mannheimer@rochester.edu | (585) 275-9257
417 Morey Hall

Interests: Restoration; Eighteenth-century literature

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McDonald, Matthew

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Vanderbilt University
mmcdon16@ur.rochester.edu

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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McGee, Masani

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Central Michigan University
mmcgee5@ur.rochester.edu

Interests: Gender and Sexuality in genre film; Mashups and Cover Songs; Fan culture and creations; Popular culture

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McGillivray, Giulia

MA Program
gmcgilli@ur.rochester.edu

James Memmott

Memmott, James

Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
jim.memmott@rochester.edu | (585) 275-2160
419 Morey Hall

Interests: Journalism

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Mendez, Theresa

MA Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Wells College
tmendez3@ur.rochester.edu

John Michael

Michael, John

Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
john.michael@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4974
405 Morey Hall

Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies

Jason Middleton

Middleton, Jason

Associate Professor
Director of Film and Media Studies Program
jason.middleton@rochester.edu | (585) 275-9372
511 Morey Hall

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

William Miller

Miller, William

Assistant Professor
william.miller@rochester.edu | (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
omorrice@ur.rochester.edu

Interests: African American Literature and Critical Theory

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Morriss, Carrie

Graduate Coordinator
carrie.morriss@rochester.edu | (585) 275-9256

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Nelson, Daniel

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, New York University; MA, SUNY at Buffalo
dnels15@ur.rochester.edu

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
anikolis@ur.rochester.edu

Interests: Modern/Contemporary American and British poetry (1890-1965)

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O'Neil, Scott

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Towson University; MA, Saint Bonaventure University
soneil4@ur.rochester.edu

Interests: Early Modern; Shakespeare; Renaissance Pedagogy

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Russell Peck

Peck, Russell A

Professor Emeritus of English and John H. Deane Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric and Poetry
russell.peck@rochester.edu | (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
lucianne.peck@rochester.edu | (585) 275-4092

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Phillips, Chance

MA Program
cphill25@ur.rochester.edu

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Pierce, Jesse

Selznick Program
jpier16@ur.rochester.edu

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Powell, Zachary M

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, Kansas State University; BS, University of Kansas
zpowell@ur.rochester.edu

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
kpratt6@ur.rochester.edu

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Supritha Rajan

Rajan, Supritha

Associate Professor of English
supritharajan@rochester.edu | (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
jrams10@ur.rochester.edu

Gordon Rice

Rice, Gordon

Senior Lecturer
Production Manager of the International Theatre Program
g.rice@rochester.edu | (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
rrich@ur.rochester.edu

Interests: Nineteenth-century Literature, focus on British Victorian

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Roy, Debarati

MA Program
droy6@ur.rochester.edu

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Rozenski, Steven

Assistant Professor
srozensk@ur.rochester.edu | (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
nsadania@ur.rochester.edu

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

Stephen Schottenfeld

Schottenfeld, Stephen

Associate Professor of English
s.schottenfeld@rochester.edu | (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
joanna.scott@rochester.edu | (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, Jadaupur Univ-Calcutta; BA, Jadaupur Univ-Calcutta
osengupt@ur.rochester.edu

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Shukla, Abhishek

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, St. Stephen's College, Delhi; MA, University College Dublin
abhishek.shukla@rochester.edu

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
msimon11@ur.rochester.edu

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
csimon4@ur.rochester.edu

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Singleton, Daniel

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester; BA, Kennesaw State University
daniel.singleton@rochester.edu

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

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Skwiat, Matthew

MA Program
mskwiat@ur.rochester.edu

Curt Smith

Smith, Curt

Senior Lecturer in English
curtsmith@netacc.net | (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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Sydelnik, Stefanie

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, Skidmore College; MA, University of Rochester
stefanie.sydelnik@rochester.edu

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Ezra Tawil

Tawil, Ezra

Associate Professor of English
Director of Undergraduate Studies
ezra.tawil@rochester.edu | (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

Jeffrey Tucker

Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

Associate Professor of English
jeffrey.tucker@rochester.edu | (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
lisa.vandenbossche@rochester.edu

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

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Wagstaff, Jill

MA Program
jwagstaf@ur.rochester.edu

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Waldinger, Jeanna

MA Program
jwalding@ur.rochester.edu

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Whitebell, Laura

PhD Program
Prior Degrees: BA, University of York, UK; MA, University of Sheffield, UK; MA, University of Rochester
laura.whitebell@rochester.edu

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
pyee@ur.rochester.edu

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
rzaloom@ur.rochester.edu

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
nasheedzaman@gmail.com

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
azawacki@ur.rochester.edu