Faculty List

Department Faculty

John Burt
John Burt
Department Chair
Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of American Literature
781-736-2158 Rabb 141
Office Hours: M 1-2; Th 4-5

pronouns: he / him / his

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

Ulka Anjaria
Ulka Anjaria
Professor of English
Director, Mandel Center for the Humanities
781-736-2162 Mandel 106
Office Hours: M 12-2

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

Abigail Arnold
Lecturer
Bernstein-Marcus, GSAS
Office Hours: MW 1-2
Elizabeth Bradfield
Elizabeth Bradfield
Co-Director of Creative Writing
Associate Professor of the Practice of English
781-736-2145 Rabb 206
Office Hours: W 1-2 or email for virtual appt

pronouns: she / her / hers

ExpertisePoetry, literary publishing, eco-writing.

Pronunciation: Elizabeth Bradfield

Matthew Burkett
Instructor
Brandon Callender
Brandon Callender
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-3042 Rabb 130
Office Hours: W, Th 1:30-2:30 and by appt

Expertise: 19th & 20th Century American Literature, African American Literature, Film / Media, and Gender & Sexuality Studies

Christopher Castellani
Christopher Castellani
Writer in Residence
781-736-8664 Rabb 231
Office Hours: Th 5:15-6:15 or email for virtual appt

Expertise: Fiction and nonfiction

Emilie Diouf
Emilie Diouf
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-2161 Rabb 230

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

William Flesch
William Flesch
Professor of English
Undergraduate Advising Head
781-736-2142 Rabb 139
Office Hours: See below

Office hours: T 2:20-3:40; Th 5:30-6:50; or email for virtual appt.

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

Caren Irr
Caren Irr
Kevy and Hortense Kaiserman Professor in the Humanities
781-736-2143 Rabb 142
Office Hours: See below

pronouns: she / her / hers

Office Hours: W 1-3 virtual (Zoom link)

Expertise: Theory, film and media studies, contemporaneity, environmental humanities, the novel

Pronunciation: Irr as in "irregular" or "irritable"

Dorothy Kim
Assistant Professor of English

Expertise: Medieval literature, drama, digital humanities.

Thomas King
Thomas King
Associate Professor of English
781-736-2149 Rabb 244
Office Hours: On leave AY 22-23

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
Co-Director of Creative Writing
781-736-8213 Rabb 266b
Paul Morrison
Paul Morrison
Professor of English
781-736-2147 Rabb 233
Office Hours: MW 10-11 and by appt

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

Porsha Olayiwola
Porsha Olayiwola
Jacob Ziskind Poet in Residence
781-736-2157 Rabb 232
Office Hours: MW 4:15-5:15 & by appt

Expertise: Poetry

Miranda Peery
Instructor
Office Hours: See below

Office hours: W 12-1 and by appt; F 1-2 virtual (Zoom link

John Plotz
John Plotz
Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities
781-736-2621 Rabb 264
Office Hours: On leave AY 22-23

Expertise: Victorian literature, the novel, politics and aesthetics.

pronouns: he / him / his

Laura Quinney
Laura Quinney
Professor of English
781-736-2144 Rabb 131
Office Hours: See below

Office hours: T 4-5 virtual (Zoom link); and by appt.  Book appt here.

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

Matthew Schratz
Instructor
Office Hours: W 2-4
Jonathan Schroeder
Visiting Assistant Professor
Office Hours: See below

Office hours: MW 2-4 by appt (book via Calendly

David Sherman
David Sherman
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of English
781-736-8214 Rabb 136
Office Hours: M 1:20-2:30; Th 11-12; and by appt

Expertise: Global modernism, elegy and the politics of commemoration, public sphere theory, comedy, literature in the criminal justice system, literature and philosophy.

pronouns: he / him / his

Faith Smith
Faith Smith
Associate Professor of African and African American Studies, and English
781-736-2094 Mandel 217
Office Hours: On leave AY 22-23

Expertise: African and Afro-American literature, Caribbean literature.

Howie Tam
Howie Tam
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in the Anglophone Literature and Film of the East Asian Diaspora
781-736-4726 Rabb 239
Office Hours: F 11-1 and by appt

Expertise: Asian American literature and film, Vietnam War literature and film, critical refugee studies, queer of color criticism, Vietnamese studies, critical race studies of the U.S. and France.

Ramie Targoff
Ramie Targoff
Jehuda Reinharz Professor of the Humanities
Professor of English and Co-chair, Italian Studies
781-736-2148 Rabb 263
Office Hours: See below

Office hours: W 1:30-2:30; Th 2-3 virtual (Zoom link)   Book appt here

Expertise: Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, religion and literature, Italian literature, women's writing.

Jerome Tharaud
Jerome Tharaud
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-2140 Rabb 138
Office Hours: Th 11-1

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.

Paloma Valenzuela
Paloma Valenzuela
Lecturer in English

Expertise: Film, Television, Screenwriting, Acting

Marc Weinberg
Marc Weinberg
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies
781-736-2136 Rabb 140
Office Hours: F 12-2 virtual

Expertise: Film, Television, Screenwriting.

Emeritus

Olga Broumas
Olga Broumas
Professor Emerita of the Practice of English

Expertise: Poetry

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

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

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

Expertise: Eighteenth-Century Literature, Culture, and History, Narrative Theory and the Novel, The French Revolution, Gender and Sexuality, Israel-Palestine Studies

Dawn Skorczewski
Dawn Skorczewski
Research Professor Emerita of English

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

Susan Staves
Susan Staves
Professor Emerita

Expertise: Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century British literature, history, and legal history.

Cheryl Walker
Cheryl Walker
Associate Professor of Classical Studies
781-736-2190 Mandel 215

Affiliated

Robin Feuer Miller
Robin Feuer Miller
Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities
781-736-3192 Shiffman 215