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Jonathan Baldo

Baldo, Jonathan

  • Professor of English, Department of Humanities, Eastman School of Music

Interests: Shakespeare; early modern cultural studies; literary theory

Melissa Balmain

Balmain, Melissa

  • Adjunct Instructor
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Beljanski, Tanja

  • Prior Degrees
    MA, BA, University of Cologne
    MA, University of Rochester

Interests: Contemporary American literature and film, media and film studies, critical theory, narratology, intertextuality and intermediality, media objects, post-postmodernism, temporalities of the contemporary in popular culture, gender studies

Professor of English David Bleich

Bleich, David

  • Professor

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

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Bowen, Mead

  • Prior Degrees
    MA, Aberystwyth University
    BA, University of Florida

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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Brengle, Abigail

  • 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

  • Prior Degrees
    Fordham University, MA
    University of Rochester, BA

Interests: Manuscript studies, late medieval literature, the book as body, and digital humanities

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Burges, Joel

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Director of Visual and Cultural Studies

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

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Byng, Gyasi

  • 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
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Castleberry, Kristi

  • Prior Degrees
    BA, MA, Sonoma State University

Interests: Medieval Literature; Cultural Studies and Gender Studies

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Cho, Seung

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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Davies, Helen

  • 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

  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    BA, Emory University

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

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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, the School of Arts & Sciences

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
Brady Fletcher

Fletcher, Brady

  • Instructor
  • Director of Forensics, Debate Union
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Francisco, Erin

  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester

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Green, Meaghan

  • Prior Degrees
    BA, North Central College

Interests: British Literature, Romanticism, Aesthetics and Images

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Grenert, Alison

  • 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

Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

Jennifer Grotz

Grotz, Jennifer

  • Professor of English

Interests: Poetry; creative writing; translation

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Gunter, Sherri

  • Department Administrator

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Thomas Hahn

Hahn, Thomas

  • Professor

Interests: Medieval literature and culture; popular culture

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Harper, Alison

  • 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

Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

  • Associate Professor of English and Textual Science; Director, Lazarus Project
Sarah Higley

Higley, Sarah L

  • Professor

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

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Ingles, Jarrod

  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Asbury University

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

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Jaime, Shannon

  • 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

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    Rosemary Kegl

    Kegl, Rosemary

    • Associate Professor
    • Chair of the Department, English

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

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    Kingsley, Joey

    • 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

    Kathy Kingsley

    Kingsley, Kathryn

    • Program Assistant
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    Knopf, Nicholas J

    • 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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    Koerner, Lydia

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      Kohlhase, Emily

      • 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

      • 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, Lindsey

      • Prior Degrees
        BA, Ritsumeikan University

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      Lamperez, Joseph

      • 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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      Lang, Amanda

      • 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

      • 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

      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

      Interests: Modernism; poetry; creative writing

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      Lowman, Emily

      • 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

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      Loy, Eric

      • 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

      Interests: Arthurian studies; Middle English literature; medievalism

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      Nigel Maister

      Maister, Nigel

      • Senior Lecturer
      • Artistic Director, the International Theatre Program

      Interests: New music; multimedia performance

      Katherine Mannheimer

      Mannheimer, Katherine

      • Associate Professor of English
      • Director, Graduate Studies

      Interests: Restoration; Eighteenth-century literature

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      Marra, Abbey

      • Prior Degrees
        University of Bristol, MA
        Southern Nazarene University, BA

      Interests: Film and Television Studies, Comedy, Gender Studies, Stardom and Celebrity, Popular Culture, Race and Representation

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      McDonald, Matthew

      • Prior Degrees
        BA, Vanderbilt University

      Interests: 19th and 20th century American; poetics; fixed verse forms, particularly the sonnet

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      McDowell, Zachary

        James Memmott

        Memmott, James

        • Adjunct Assistant Professor of English

        Interests: Journalism

        John Michael

        Michael, John

        • Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
        • Director of American Studies

        Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies

        Jason Middleton

        Middleton, Jason

        • Associate Professor
        • Director, Film and Media Studies Program

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

        William Miller

        Miller, William

        • Assistant Professor

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

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        Morrice, Santiago

        • Prior Degrees
          MA, Mills College
          BA, University of California-Merced

        Interests: Contemporary poetry and poetics; translation

        Carrie Morriss

        Morriss, Carrie

        • Graduate Program Coordinator

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        Nelson, Daniel

        • 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

        • Prior Degrees
          BA, Haverford College

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

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        Nourani, Sherwin

        • 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

        • Prior Degrees
          BA, Towson University
          MA, Saint Bonaventure University

        Interests: Early Modern; Shakespeare; Renaissance Pedagogy

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        Ormsbee, Michael

        • Prior Degrees
          BA, Williams College

        Interests: 18th and 19th century British literature, narratology, genre theory, literary theory and its history, the Novel

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        Russell Peck

        Peck, Russell A

        • Professor Emeritus of English and John H. Deane Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric and Poetry

        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
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        Powell, Zachary M

        • 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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        Supritha Rajan

        Rajan, Supritha

        • Associate Professor of English
        • Director of Undergraduate Studies

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

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        Ramsey, Jarold

        • Professor Emeritus
          Gordon Rice

          Rice, Gordon

          • Senior Lecturer
          • Production Manager, the International Theatre Program

          Interests: Technical direction; production management

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          Rich, Robert

          • 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

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

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          Sadaniantz, Nicole

          • 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

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

          Joanna Scott

          Scott, Joanna

          • Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English
          • Director, Literary Arts Programs

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

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          Sengupta, Oishani

          • 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

          • 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

          • 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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          Singleton, Daniel

          • 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

          • Prior Degrees
            MA, University of Rochester
            MA, Drew University
            BA, Kean University

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

          Cara Smith

          Smith, Cara

          • Undergraduate Studies Coordinator
          Curt Smith

          Smith, Curt

          • Senior Lecturer in English

          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

          • Prior Degrees
            MA, University of Rochester
            MA, Marshall University
            BA, Cedarville University

          Interests: Research interests: contemporary American literature, war & memory, literary theory & history of theory, intellectual history, philosophy, religion, aesthetics, visual art & history

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          Ezra Tawil

          Tawil, Ezra

          • Professor

          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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          Townsend, Dominique

          • Prior Degrees
            BA, Pacific Union College

          Interests: Twentieth-century British Literature, Modernism, Construction of Mixed Race Identity in Literary Texts, Narrative Identity Construction, Liminal Spaces, Critical Race Theory, Gender and Sexuality

          Jeffrey Tucker

          Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

          • Associate Professor of English

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

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          Vandenbossche, Lisa

          • 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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          Whitebell, Laura

          • 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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          Woehl, Marcie

          • Prior Degrees
            BA, University of North Dakota

          Interests: New media, public humanities, digital humanities, political rhetoric of the late 60s to mid-70s, and literature and philosophy

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          Yee, Pamela

          • 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

          • 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

          • 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

          • Prior Degrees
            MA, Bangor University, Wales
            BS, Susquehanna University

          Interests: High and late medieval literature, insular romance, multispectral imaging, textual science, the digital humanities