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Associated Faculty

Matthew Baileyshea

BaileyShea, Matthew

  • Associate Professor of Music, College Department of Music, University of Rochester
    Associate Professor of Music Theory, Eastman School of Music
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Bernardi, Joanne

  • Professor of Japanese and Film and Media Studies
  • Head, the Japanese Program


Interests: Japanese cinema and culture, especially popular culture; film and media studies; visual and material culture; moving image archiving and preservation; travel and tourism studies; nuclear culture; digital humanities; ephemera studies; object-based learning

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Givens, John

  • Professor of Russian
  • Chair, the Department of Modern Languages and CulturesHead, the Russian Program

Interests: Russian language and literature; Russian film; translation

Kenneth Gross

Gross, Kenneth

  • Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor of English

Interests: Shakespeare; lyric poetry; Renaissance literature; romance

Jennifer Grotz

Grotz, Jennifer

  • Professor

Interests: Poetry; creative writing; translation

Susan Gustafson

Gustafson, Susan E.

  • Karl F. and Bertha A. Fuchs Professor of German Studies
  • Head, the German Program


Interests: German literature of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries; feminism and gender studies; psychoanalysis

Gregory Heyworth

Heyworth, Gregory

  • Associate Professor of English and Textual Science; Director, Lazarus Project
Beth J├Ârgensen

J├Ârgensen, Beth E.

  • Professor of Spanish

Interests: Twentieth-century Spanish-American literature, with an emphasis on Mexico; women writers; theory and practice of literary nonfiction; Mexican chronicle; disability studies

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

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

John Michael

Michael, John

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

Interests: American literature; critical theory; cultural studies

Leila C. Nadir

Nadir, Leila C.

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental Humanities Program Director

Interests: Anthropocene; apocalypse; environmental humanities; memoir and creative nonfiction; social practice art; food studies; theories of modernity/modernism

Allen Orr

Orr, H. Allen

  • University Professor
  • Shirley Cox Kearns Professor


Interests: Genetics of speciation in Drosophila; Genetics and theory of adaptation; Population genetics

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Prendergast, Ryan

  • Associate Professor of Spanish

Interests: Representations of identity and difference in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain and Spanish America

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Rossen-Knill, Deborah, MFA, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program Director
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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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Rubin, Joan S.

  • Dexter Perkins Professor in History

Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Cultural and Intellectual History; The History of the Book

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Schaefer, Claudia

  • Rush Rhees Chair
    Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature
    Professor of Film and Media Studies

Interests: Nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Hispanic literatures and cultures; Spanish cinema; critical theory; popular culture; the visual arts; Spanish modernity; the culture of science in Spain; surrealism in Spain; digital humanities

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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Stocchi-Perucchio, Donatella

  • Associate Professor of Italian
  • Head, the Italian Program

Interests: Dante; nineteenth-century poetry and prose; fascism

Sharon Willis

Willis, Sharon

  • Professor, Art and Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies

Interests: Film history and theory; visual and cultural studies; women's studies and feminist theory; comparative literature and critical theory; French cinema; 19th and 20th century French literature