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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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Burges, Joel

  • Associate Professor of English and Visual & Cultural Studies

Interests: Media studies, cultural studies, and American studies; 20th and 21st century film and television; Critical and cultural theory; Digital humanities, especially digital annotation, data visualization, and videographic criticism; Labor and culture; Audiovisual histories of race, class, gender, and sexuality

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Morris Eaves

Eaves, Morris

  • Professor of English and Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
  • Former 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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Brady Fletcher

Fletcher, Brady

  • Instructor
  • Director of Forensics, Debate Union

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Kenneth Gross

Gross, Kenneth

  • Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor in English
    Professor of English

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Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

Grotz, Jennifer

  • Professor of English

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Interests: Poetry; creative writing; translation

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Thomas Hahn

Hahn, Thomas

  • Professor

Interests: Medieval literature and culture; popular culture

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Hamilton, Katie

  • Production Manager

Interests: Theatre management; Stage lighting; Props building; Social justice

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Hansen, David

  • Senior Lecturer of English
Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Director, Lazarus Project
Sarah Higley

Higley, Sarah L

  • Professor

Interests: Medieval vernacular languages and literature of Northern Europe and their interchanges; Film and media studies; Teratology (the study of the monstrous); Ecocriticism

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Kegl, Rosemary

  • Associate Professor

Interests: English Renaissance drama; Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century writing; Productions of Shakespeare in Britain and the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries; Theories of the aesthetic and of the utopian

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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
  • 17 September 1959 - 29 July 2022

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Nigel Maister

Maister, Nigel

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Russell and Ruth Peck Artistic Director, the International Theatre Program

Interests: New music; multimedia performance

Katherine Mannheimer

Mannheimer, Katherine

  • Associate Professor of English
  • Chair , Department of English

Interests: Restoration; Eighteenth-century literature

Professor McCune.

McCune, Jeffrey Q., Jr.

  • Frederick Douglass Professor
    Associate Professor of English
    Associate Professor of Black Studies
  • Chair, Faculty Programs and Departmental Initiatives, Department of Black Studies
James Memmott

Memmott, James

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of English

Interests: Journalism

John Michael

Michael, John

  • John Hall Deane Professor of Rhetoric and Poetry
    Professor of English
    Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Director, American Studies
    Interim Chair, Department of Black Studies

Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies

Jason Middleton

Middleton, Jason

  • Associate Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Director, Film and Media Studies Program

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

William Miller

Miller, William

  • Assistant Professor

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

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Omelsky, Matthew

  • Assistant Professor of English
    Assistant Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Black Studies

Interests: Global black cultural studies; African, African American, and Caribbean literatures; film and media studies; speculative aesthetics; time and phenomenology; critical theory.

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Supritha Rajan

Rajan, Supritha

  • Associate Professor of English

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

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Rosenow, James

  • Assistant Professor of English

Rozenski, Steven

  • Associate Professor

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

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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
    Professor of English
  • Director, Literary Arts Programs

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

Curt Smith

Smith, Curt

  • Senior Lecturer of English

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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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Ezra Tawil

Tawil, Ezra

  • Professor
  • 12 May 1967 - 23 January 2024

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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
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English

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