John Plotz, Chair
Professor of English
Victorian literature. The novel. Politics and aesthetics.

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and 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
On leave fall 2017
South Asian literatures and film. Postcolonial literature and theory. Narrative theory. The global novel. Interdisciplinary approaches. Literary theory.

Elizabeth Bradfield
Co-Director of Creative Writing

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

Emilie Diouf
Visiting Assistant Professor
Anglophone and Francophone African literature. Caribbean literature. Critical theory. Film/Media. Gender and sexuality studies. Postcolonial theory and literature.

William FleschUndergraduate Advising Head
Professor of English
Shakespeare. History of poetry. Narrative theory. Literature and science. Film.

Caren Irr
Professor of English
On leave 2017-18
Theory. Film and Media Studies. Contemporaneity. The Novel.

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

Stephen McCauley, Co-Director of Creative Writing

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

Laura Quinney
Professor of English
Romanticism. Literature and philosophy. Eighteenth-century literature.

David Sherman, Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of English
Modernism. Contemporary British literature. Narrative theory. Ethical philosophy. Elegy.

Dawn Skorczewski, Director of the University Writing Program
Professor of English
On leave spring 2018
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
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

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

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

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

Susan S. Lanser
Professor Emerita 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.

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