Faculty List

Department Faculty

John Plotz
John Plotz
Department Chair
Professor of English
781-736-2621 Rabb 264
Office Hours: spring 2018 M W 10:30-11:30

Expertise: Victorian literature, the novel, politics and aesthetics

pronouns: he / him / his

Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and English
781-736-2165 Rabb 135
Office Hours: spring 2018 TBD

Expertise: 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
Ulka Anjaria
Associate Professor of English
781-736-2162 Rabb 239
Office Hours: spring 2018 Th 1-3

Expertise: South Asian literatures and film, postcolonial literature and theory, narrative theory, the global novel,  interdisciplinary approaches, literary theory

Elizabeth Bradfield
Elizabeth Bradfield
Co-Director of Creative Writing
Associate Professor of the Practice of English
781-736-2145 Rabb 206
Office Hours: spring 2018 T 1-3, W 11-12

ExpertisePoetry, literary publishing

pronouns: she / her / hers

John Burt
John Burt
Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of American Literature
781-736-2158 Rabb 141
Office Hours: spring 2018 Th 11-12 & by appt.

Expertise: American literature, romanticism, composition, philosophy of education, literature of the American South, poetry

pronouns: he / him / his

Emilie Diouf
Emilie Diouf
Assistant Professor
781-736-2161 Rabb 230
Office Hours: spring 2018 Th 1-3

Expertise: Anglophone and Francophone African literature, Caribbean literature, critical theory, film/media, gender and sexuality studies, postcolonial theory and literature

William Flesch
William Flesch
Undergraduate Advising Head
Professor of English
781-736-2142 Rabb 139
Office Hours: spring 2018 T 1:30-3:30, W 1-2

Expertise: Shakespeare, history of poetry, narrative theory, literature and science, film

Caren Irr
Caren Irr
Professor of English
On leave 2017-2018
781-736-2143 Rabb 142

Expertise: Theory. film and media studies, contemporaneity, the novel

pronouns: she / her / hers

Thomas King
Thomas King
Associate Professor of English
781-736-2149 Rabb 244
Office Hours: spring 2018 T 3:45-5:15, F 12:45-2:15. Please use the sign-up sheet on office door, Rabb 244, to reserve a slot during regular office hours.

Expertise: Early modern English drama and social performance, 18th-century British studies, performance studies, queer studies, gender studies

Stephen McCauley
Stephen McCauley
Professor of the Practice of English
Associate Director of the Creative Writing Program
781-736-8213 Rabb 266b
Office Hours: spring 2018 TBD
Paul Morrison
Paul Morrison
Professor of English
781-736-2147 Rabb 233
Office Hours: spring 2018 M 11:30-1, W 11-12

Expertise: Modernism, literary criticism and theory, cultural studies, film studies

Laura Quinney
Laura Quinney
Professor of English
781-736-2144 Rabb 131
Office Hours: spring 2018 T 12:30-1:30, F 10-11 and by appt.

Expertise: Romanticism, literature and philosophy, 18th-century literature.

David Sherman
David Sherman
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of English
781-736-8214 Rabb 136
Office Hours: spring 2018 W 10-11, Th 1-2:30 & by appt.

Expertise: Modernism, contemporary British literature, narrative theory, ethical philosophy, elegy

pronouns: he / him / his

Dawn Skorczewski
Dawn Skorczewski
Director of the University Writing Program
Professor of English
781-736-2141 Rabb 143
Office Hours: sabbatical spring 2018

On leave spring 2018

Expertise: Twentieth-century poetry, psychoanalysis and pedagogy, composition studies

Faith Smith
Faith Smith
Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies and English
781-736-2094 Mandel 217
Office Hours: spring 2018 TBD

Expertise: African and Afro-American literature, Caribbean literature

Ramie Targoff
Ramie Targoff
Professor of English
Director, Mandel Center for the Humanities
781-736-2148 Mandel 107
Office Hours: spring 2018 Th 9:15-10 & 11-12

Expertise: Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, religion and literature

Jerome Tharaud
Jerome Tharaud
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-2140 Rabb 138
Office Hours: spring 2018 Th 1-3 & by appt.

Expertise: 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
Rebecca Morgan Frank
Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet-in-Residence
781-736-2157 Rabb 232
Office Hours: spring 2018 M 12-2
Michelle Hoover
Michelle Hoover
Fannie Hurst Visiting Writer
781-736-8664 Rabb 231
Office Hours: spring 2018 T Th 12-2
Joshua Lederman
Joshua Lederman
Lecturer in Rhetoric and Composition in the University Writing Program
781-736-2571 Rabb 217
Jennifer Reed
Jennifer Reed
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Eighteenth Century Studies
781-736-2160 Rabb 266a
Office Hours: spring 2018 T Th 5-6:30 & by appt.
Marc Weinberg
Marc Weinberg
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies
781-736-2136 Rabb 226
Office Hours: spring 2018 T 4:30-6:30

Emeritus

Olga Broumas
Olga Broumas
Professor Emerita of the Practice of English
781-736-2157 Rabb 232

Expertise: Poetry

Mary Baine Campbell
Mary Baine Campbell
Professor Emerita
781-736-2146 Rabb 263

Expertise: Medieval and early modern literature and culture, 20th-century poetry, poetry of women in English, travel writing, history of science, creative writing

Eugene Goodheart
Eugene Goodheart
Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities Emeritus
781-736-2160 Rabb 266a

Expertise: 19th- and 20th-century literature and thought, literary theory

Susan S. Lanser
Susan S. Lanser
Professor Emerita of English, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Comparative Literature
781-736-3093 Rabb 211

Expertise: 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
Susan Staves
Professor Emerita
781-736-2161 Rabb 230

Expertise: Restoration, 18th-century British literature and history.

Affiliated

Jerónimo Arellano
Jerónimo Arellano
Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture
781-736-3231 Shiffman 113
Patricia Johnston
Patricia Johnston
Professor of Classical Studies
781-736-2182 Mandel 216
Robin Feuer Miller
Robin Feuer Miller
Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities
781-736-3192 Shiffman 215
Cheryl Walker
Cheryl Walker
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
781-736-2190 Mandel 215