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Albers-Morris, Catherine

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MA, BA, University of Mississippi

Interests: Medieval literature; Alexander romance; global Middle Ages; Multispectral Imaging; Textual Science; Digital Humanities

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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

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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

  • 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 gender identity and space; borderlands; marginalized figures; monstrosity and race; science and literature

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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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Chitrakar, Yash

  • PhD Program
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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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Corbeaux, Claire

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    BA, SUNY College at Geneseo

Interests: Twentieth-century and contemporary American Literature; speculative fiction; identity; community; science and literature

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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, Medieval death culture

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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
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Fessenmeyer, Victor

  • Selznick Program

Interests: Film Studies and Preservation

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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Garcia, Antonia

  • PhD Program
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Gilbert, Natina

  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    Oberlin College, BA

Interests: Twentieth-century American, Poetry and Poetics

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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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Hansen, David

  • Adjunct Instructor of English
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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

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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Hinsenkamp, Jane

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  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees
    MEd, Harvard
    BA, Harvard

Interests: Science Fiction; Ursula K. Le Guin; Utopian Studies; Queer Studies; Narrative Game Theory; Tabletop Role-playing Games and Performance Studies

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Jarzyna, Luke

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  • PhD Program
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Johnson, Bruce

  • Professor Emeritus
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    Johnson, Audrey

    • Selznick Program

    Interests: Film Studies and Preservation

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    Jones, Sarah

    • Managing Editor, Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly

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    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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    Kephart, Daniel

    • PhD Program
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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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    Kusmierek, William

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    • PhD Program
    • Prior Degrees
      BA, University of Rochester

    Interests: spatiotemporal considerations in literature, reader reception, the relationship between text and the image, and American/British/Russian literature from 1910 to 1960

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    Lang, Amanda

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

    Interests: English Renaissance Drama and Theater; Women and Theater in early modern England

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    Latella, Luke

    • PhD Program
    • Prior Degrees
      BA, Hobart College

    Interests: British and Irish Modernism; American Postmodernism; Transatlantic Studies; Literature and national identity

    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

    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
    • Chair , Department of English

    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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    McCune, Jeffrey Q., Jr.

    • Frederick Douglass Associate Professor of African-American Literature and Culture
    • Director, Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies
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    McDonald, Zoe

    • Selznick Program

    Interests: Film Studies and Preservation

    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 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

    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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    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: 19th century British literature, literary theory and its history, recognition and form in 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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    Supritha Rajan

    Rajan, Supritha

    • Associate Professor of English
    • Director, Graduate Studies

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

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    Ramsey, Jarold

    • Professor Emeritus
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      Rich, Robert

      • PhD Program
      • Prior Degrees
        BA, University of Oregon
        MA, University of Rochester

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

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      Rosenow, James

      • Assistant Professor of English
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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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      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: global nineteenth century, race and media, visual print culture, digital archiving, Afro-Asian intimacies.

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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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      Tapia, Gabby

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      • PhD Program
      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 and Anglophone literature, Modernism, Racial identity construction, Liminality, Critical Race Theory, Gender and Sexuality

      Jeffrey Tucker

      Tucker, Jeffrey Allen

      • Associate Professor of English
      • Director, Undergraduate Studies

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

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      Wessels, Christian

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

      Interests: 20th century poetry and poetics; didactic poetry and public poetics; responses to New Criticism

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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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      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