Department of English

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; W 2-3 & by appt
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 12-2pm; go to faculty page to sign up

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

Catherine Bloomer
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Premodern Disability Studies
Olin Sang 123
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Expertise: Medieval and premodern literature and philosophy; Dante studies; disability studies; crip theory; women, gender, and sexuality studies; Italian studies; comparative literature; digital humanities

Elizabeth Bradfield
Elizabeth Bradfield
Co-Director of Creative Writing
Associate Professor of the Practice of English
781-736-2145 Rabb 206
Office Hours: M 11-12pm, T 10-11am, & by appt
Pronouns: she / her / hers

Expertise: Poetry, literary publishing, eco-writing

Pronunciation: Elizabeth Bradfield

Daniel Callahan
Daniel Callahan
Lecturer in Creative Writing
Office Hours: W 5:20-6:20pm

Expertise: Film, multimedia 

Brandon Callender
Brandon Callender
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-3042 Rabb 130
Office Hours: MW 4-5pm & by appt

Expertise: 19th- and 20th-century American literature, African American literature, film / media, and gender and sexuality studies, horror studies

Christopher Castellani
Christopher Castellani
Writer in Residence
781-736-8664 Rabb 231
Office Hours: Th 5:15 - 6:15 & by appt

Expertise: Fiction and nonfiction

Rachel Dale
Instructor
Office Hours: T 11-12:30
Emilie Diouf
Emilie Diouf
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-2161 Rabb 230
Office Hours: W 10:30-12:30pm & by appt

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: T 2:20-3:20 & 5:30-6:30; & by appt; see faculty page for Zoom link

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

Caren Irr
Caren Irr
Kevy and Hortense Kaiserman Professor in the Humanities
Head of the Humanities Division (as of July 2023)
781-736-2143 Rabb 142
Office Hours: Th 3 - 5 pm by Zoom: https://brandeis.zoom.us/j/6711587206
Pronouns: she, her, hers

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: W 11-12:30pm; F 12:45-2:15pm; & by appt; request for Zoom

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: T 10:30-12:30 & 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: On leave Spring 2024

Expertise: Poetry

John Plotz
John Plotz
Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities
Director of Graduate Studies
781-736-2621 Rabb 264
Pronouns: he, him, his

Expertise: Victorian literature, the novel, politics and aesthetics

Laura Quinney
Laura Quinney
Professor of English
781-736-2144 Rabb 131
Office Hours: T,Th 4-5; by appt-contact faculty

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

David Sherman
David Sherman
Associate Professor of English
781-736-8214 Rabb 136
Office Hours: M 2:15-3:15; W 3-4
Pronouns: he, him, his

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

Jeffrey Shoulson
Jeffrey Shoulson
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Professor of English
781-736-3451 Irving Presidential Enclave, 74-101

Expertise: Early Modern English Literature, Jewish Studies, Biblical Studies

Faith Smith
Faith Smith
Marta F. Kauffman '78 Professor of African and African American Studies
Professor of English
781-736-2094 Mandel 217

Expertise: Caribbean cultural production; Black diasporic literature; afterlives of slavery, indenture and empire; gender and sexuality

Howie Tam
Howie Tam
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-4726 Rabb 239
Office Hours: Th 1:30-3:30 & 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 United States 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: On leave Spring 2024

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

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

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

Marc Weinberg
Marc Weinberg
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies
781-736-2136 Rabb 140
Office Hours: F 12-1pm, 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: 18th-century literature, culture, 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: 20th-century poetry, psychoanalysis and pedagogy, composition studies

Susan Staves
Susan Staves
Professor Emerita

Expertise: 17th- and 18th-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