Caren Irr, Chair
Professor of English
Theory. Film and Media Studies. Contemporaneity. The Novel.

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Associate Professor of English
19th to 21st-century American and African American literature and culture. Gender studies and multiethnic feminisms. Theories of race and racial formation. Visual and media culture.

Ulka Anjaria
Associate Professor of English
South Asian literatures and film. Postcolonial literature and theory. Narrative theory. The global novel. Interdisciplinary approaches. Literary theory.

John Burt
Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of American Literature
American literature. Romanticism. Composition. Philosophy of education. Literature of the American South. Poetry.

Mary Baine Campbell
Professor of English
Medieval and early modern literature and culture. 20th-century poetry. Poetry of women in English. Travel writing. History of science. Creative writing.

William Flesch
Professor of English
Shakespeare. History of poetry. Narrative theory. Literature and science. Film.

Thomas King,
Associate Professor of English
Early modern English drama and social performance.  Eighteenth-century British studies.  Performance Studies.  Queer studies.  Gender studies.

Susan S. Lanser
Professor of English, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Comparative Literature
British and Continental European History and Literature 1650-1830, Narrative Theory and the Novel, The French Revolution, History of Gender and Sexuality, Feminist Theory.

Stephen McCauley, Co-Director of Creative Writing

Paul Morrison
Professor of English
Modernism. Literary criticism and theory. Cultural studies. Film studies.

John Plotz, Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of English
Victorian literature. The novel. Politics and aesthetics.

Laura Quinney, Undergraduate Advising Head
Professor of English
Romanticism. Literature and philosophy. Eighteenth-century literature.

David Sherman
On leave, spring 2017
Associate Professor of English
Modernism. Contemporary British literature. Narrative theory. Ethical philosophy. Elegy.

Dawn Skorczewski, Director of the University Writing Program
Professor of English
Twentieth-century poetry. Psychoanalysis and pedagogy. Composition studies.

Faith Smith
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and English
African and Afro-American literature. Caribbean literature.

Ramie Targoff,
Professor of English
Renaissance literature. Shakespeare. Religion and literature.

Jerome Tharaud
On leave, spring 2017
Assistant Professor of English
Early American literature and culture; print culture and media; American religious history; art history and visual culture; theories of space and place; the American West.

Visiting and Adjunct

Elizabeth Bradfield
Co-Director of Creative Writing

Rebecca Morgan Frank
Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet-in-Residence

Michelle Hoover
Fannie Hurst Visiting Writer

Joshua Lederman
Lecturer in Rhetoric and Composition in the University Writing Program

Jennifer Reed
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Eighteenth Century Studies

Marc Weinberg
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies


Olga Broumas
Professor Emerita of the Practice of English

Eugene Goodheart
Professor Emeritus
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and thought. Literary theory.

Susan Staves
Professor Emerita
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature and History


Jerónimo Arellano
Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture

Patricia Johnston
Professor of Classical Studies

Robin Feuer Miller
Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities
Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature 

Cheryl Walker
Associate Professor of Classical Studies