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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

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Balistreri, Christian

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Preservation

Melissa Balmain

Balmain, Melissa

  • Adjunct Instructor
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Beljanski, Tanja

  • PhD Program
  • 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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Boerner, Jay

  • Selznick Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Minnesota

Interests: Film Preservation & Restoration, Silent Cinema, Cinema History

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Bowen, Mead

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

Interests: Anglo-Celtic literature and interactions in the Middle Ages; animal studies and ecocriticism; constructions of wildness in identity and space; borderlands; marginalized figures; monstrosity and race; science and literature

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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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Bronte, Clarence

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Bard College

Interests: romanticism; horror and Gothic literature; science, psychology, and philosophy; gender and sexuality.

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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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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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Chung, Ka Man

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Hong Kong
    BA, Lingnan University
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Clark, Famous Dylan

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of Rochester
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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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Davies, Helen

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

Interests: Medieval 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

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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

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, University of Rochester
    MFA, California College of the Arts
    BA, Elmira College

Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature, Humor Studies, Environmental Humanities, Critical Race Theory, Public Humanities.

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Fryman, Jayce

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Preservation

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Gilbert, Natina

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    Oberlin College, BA

Interests: Twentieth-century American, Poetry and Poetics

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Grasdalen, Taylor

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    University of Minnesota Duluth, BA

Interests: American literature since World War II, South American literature, rhetoric, debut novels, journalism, short stories

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Green, Meaghan

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, North Central College

Interests: British Literature, Romanticism, Aesthetics and Images

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

  • 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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Heflin, Alyssa

  • Selznick Program
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Hess, Lauren

  • MA Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Hartwick College
Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

  • Associate Professor of English and Textual Science; Director, Lazarus Project
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Hidy, Matthew

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Preservation

Sarah Higley

Higley, Sarah L

  • Professor

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

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Hollis, William

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, University of North Georgia
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Hubbs, Lauren

  • Selznick Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, Rochester Institute of Technology

Interests: Film Preservation

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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

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    Kalish, Devin

    • MA Program
    • Prior Degrees
      BAAS, Rochester Institute of Technology

    Interests: Science Fiction; Mary Shelley; New Wave Science Fiction; Multimedia; Experimental Writing; Utilitarianism; Animal Studies; Existential Risk

    Rosemary Kegl

    Kegl, Rosemary

    • Associate Professor

    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: British Romantic and Victorian Literature; Victorian Studies; Poetry and Poetics

    Kathy Kingsley

    Kingsley, Kathryn

    • Program Assistant
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    Koerner, Lydia

    • Selznick Program
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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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    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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    Li, Huimin

    • MA Program
    • Prior Degrees
      MA, Peking University
      BA, Renmin University of China
      MA, University of Rochester

    Interests: British and American 19th century; modernism.

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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

    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

    • 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

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    Loy, Eric

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

    Interests: Contemporary literature, book history & future, DH, scholarly editing

    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

    • PhD Program
    • 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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    Martin, Olivia

    • MA Program
    • Prior Degrees
      BA, Georgia College and State University
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    McDonald, Matthew

    • PhD Program
    • Prior Degrees
      BA, Vanderbilt University

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

    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 and Chair of the Department, English

    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

    • PhD Program
    • 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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    Murray, Seth

    • PhD Program
    • Prior Degrees
      BA, Kent State University

    Interests: 19th century American literature; cosmopolitanism & exile; transnationalism; American intellectual history; relations between literature and national identity.

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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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    Omelsky, Matthew

    • Assistant Professor of English

    Interests: Global black cultural studies; African and Caribbean literatures; film and digital media; time and phenomenology; speculative fiction; critical theory.

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    Ormsbee, Michael

    • PhD Program
    • 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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    Paul, Benjamin

    • PhD Program
    • Prior Degrees
      BA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Interests: Twentieth-century British and American literature; transnational modernism; hybrid texts; narratology; poetics; translation

    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

    • 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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    Quinn, Kelsey

    • MA Program
    • Prior Degrees
      BA, Vassar College

    Interests: 19th century British literature, Victorian studies

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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
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      Reilly, Meaghan

      • MA Program
      • Prior Degrees
        BA, St John Fisher College
      Gordon Rice

      Rice, Gordon

      • Senior Lecturer
      • Production Manager, the International Theatre Program

      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

      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 theatre, modernism, dramaturgy, composition studies

      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

      • 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; History of Ideas; Early American religious thought; Pragmatist philosophy.

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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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      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

      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

      • PhD Program
      • 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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      Sutter, Malaika

      • MA Program
      • Prior Degrees
        MA, BA, University of Bern

      Interests: Contemporary North American literature, needlework and textiles, intermediality, materiality, gender and queer studies, storytelling and historiography

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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

      • PhD Program
      • 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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      Valencia, Gabby

      • MA Program
      • Prior Degrees
        BA, Marymount Manhattan College

      Interests: Gender and Sexuality; Twentieth-century fiction; Twentieth-century poetry; Modernism; Women writers; Contemporary novels; Caribbean literature; Hispanic literature; Chicano studies

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      Vernetti II, Richard

      • MA Program
      • Prior Degrees
        BA, Le Moyne College

      Interests: Romanticism, American Trancendentalism, Epic Poetry, Film History and Studies, the Grotesque (across multiple periods), American Literature (the “Great American Novel”)

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      Wessels, Christian

      • PhD Program
      • Prior Degrees
        MFA, Boston University
        BA, SUNY College at Brockport

      Interests: Poetry and poetics

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      Woehl, Marcie

      • PhD Program
      • Prior Degrees
        BA, University of North Dakota

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

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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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      Yochum, Tiffany

      • MA Program
      • Prior Degrees
        BA, Loyola University New Orleans

      Interests: British Literature; politics and the novel; intersection of politics and humor, portrayals of religion in literature; religion and aesthetics

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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

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