Did You Know?

Recent graduates have attained tenure-track positions at institutions such as Connecticut College, San Francisco State University, Rider University, Bentley University and the University of Toledo

Recent alumni publications include David Greven's Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin, University of Texas Press (2013), Aaron Ritzenberg's Sentimental Touch, Fordham Press (2012) and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson's Staring: How We Look, Oxford University Press, (2009). 

Current doctoral students are actively publishing as well, and their recent articles have been published in many journals, including the PMLA and Studies in English Literature.

Awards and Employment News


Andrew Albin ('11)

Senior Fellow, Yale Institute of Sacred Music, 2015-16
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), 2015-16
Asst. Professor at Fordham University, 2012
Mellon Fellowship at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2011-12


Jodie Austin ('14)

Asst. Professor at Menlo College, 2014

Morgan Blair (MA student)

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey for 2015-16
Teach for America Corps Member, Mississippi, 2016-18

Kurt Cavender (PhD student)

NeMLA Summer Research Fellowship, 2015

Brian Chalk ('10)

Asst. Professor at Manhattan College, 2010


Bridget Chalk ('10)

Asst. Professor at Manhattan College, 2009


Ivana Cikes ('11)

Instructor at Douglas College, 2014

Danielle Coriale ('09)

Asst. Professor at the University of South Carolina, 2013
Research Asst. Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011-2013
Postdoctoral Fellow at Pennsylvania State University, 2010-2011

Melanie Doherty ('10)

Asst. Professor at Wesleyan College, 2008


Amy Easton-Flake ('11)

Asst. Professor at Brigham Young University, 2013

Sari Edelstein ('09)

Asst. Professor at UMASS Boston, 2011
Kate B. and Hall J. Peterson Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 2008
American Fellowship, American Association of University Women, 2008

Erin Erhart

Gilmore-Valenze Dissertation Prize

Lydia Fash ('13)

Lecturer of Rhetoric, College of General Studies, Boston University

Emily Fine

Brandeis Mellon Dissertation Research Grant for 2014-2015
NeMLA Summer Fellowship, Summer 2014


Njelle Hamilton ('12)

Asst. Professor at the  University of Virginia, 2014

Michaela Henry

Brandeis Mellon Dissertation Research Grant for 2014-2015
Cornell School of Criticism and Theory, Summer 2013, Admission and Tuition Grant

Laura Hill

Ruth Ingersoll Goldmark Fellowship 2013-14

Holly Jackson ('08)

Asst. Professor at UMASS Boston
The Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Article Prize, 2008


Rachel Kapelle ('09)

Visiting Asst. Professor at Willamette University, 2014

Carlos Martinez ('12)

Academic Diversity Fellow and Visiting Asst. Professor at Framingham State University, 2013

Martin Moraw ('14)

Visiting Asst. Professor at the University of Munich, 2014
Tuition Grant at the Cornell School of Criticism and Theory, 2011


Vanita Neelakanta ('07)

Asst. Professor at Rider University, 2007


Cory Nelson ('13)

Lecturer in Writing, University of Southern California, 2014
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow at Tulane University, 2013
W.M. Keck Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library, 2011
NeMLA Research Fellowship, 2011

Rebecca Olson ('08)

Asst. Professor at Oregon State University, 2008
Mellon Summer Institute in English Paleography, Folger Institute, July 2006


Aaron Ritzenberg ('07)

Assoc. Director of First Year Writing, Columbia University, 2011


Ben Schreier ('03)

Asst. Professor at Pennsylvania State University, 2008


Stephanie Shirilan ('10)

Asst. Professor at Syracuse University, 2010


Jessie Stickgold-Sarah ('11)

Lecturer in Writing Across the Curriculum, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011

Nicholas Van Kley ('13)

Research Asst. Professor and Director of Student Writing Support Services in the Institute for Writing and Rhetoric at Dartmouth, 2015

Ryan Wepler ('10)

Assistant Director of the Writing Center, Yale University, 2010


Kyle Wiggins ('12)

Lecturer of Rhetoric, College of General Studies, Boston University