Faculty List

Department Faculty

John Burt
John Burt
Department Chair
Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of American Literature
781-736-2158 Rabb 141
Office Hours: TTh 1-2

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: T 11:30-1:30 in person or via Zoom

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: TTh 3:30-4:30 & by apt. via Zoom (please email ebrad@brandeis.edu). If these times do NOT work, email to schedule a meeting outside of office hours.

pronouns: she / her / hers

ExpertisePoetry, literary publishing.

Pronunciation: Elizabeth Bradfield

Brandon Callender
Brandon Callender
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-3042 Rabb 130
Office Hours: TTh 2-3 & by apt. Via Zoom

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

Chen Chen
Chen Chen
Jacob Ziskind Visiting Poet-in-Residence
781-736-2157 Rabb 232
Office Hours: MW 2:30-4 & by apt.

Pronouns: he / him / his

Expertise: Poetry, Asian American literature, literary publishing.

Emilie Diouf
Emilie Diouf
Assistant Professor of English
781-736-2161 Rabb 230
Office Hours: LOA 2021-22

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
781-736-2142 Rabb 139
Office Hours: T 11-12, Th 1:30-2:30

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

Caren Irr
Caren Irr
Professor of English
781-736-2143 Rabb 142
Office Hours: W 3:30-5:50

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
Office Hours: LOA Fall 2021

Expertise: Medieval literature, drama, digital humanities.

Thomas King
Thomas King
Associate Professor of English
Undergraduate Advising Head
781-736-2149 Rabb 244
Office Hours: See below.

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

Office Hours: Normally, MW 2:00-3:30 via Zoom

Please use my Google calendar to schedule a 20-minute slot during these times. (Undergraduate advisees, thesis students, and graduate students may sign up for two consecutive slots.) Please email me if you need to meet at an alternative time.

 

Stephen McCauley
Stephen McCauley
Professor of the Practice of English
Co-Director of Creative Writing
781-736-8213 Rabb 266b
Office Hours: MW 11:45-12:45 via Zoom
Paul Morrison
Paul Morrison
Professor of English
781-736-2147 Rabb 233
Office Hours: MW 11:30-1 & by apt. (see below for Zoom link)

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

Office Hours: Zoom

John Plotz
John Plotz
Barbara Mandel Professor of the Humanities
781-736-2621 Rabb 264
Office Hours: W 2-3:30. (See below)

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

Office Hours: Click here to book slot, or contact directly for other possible times.

pronouns: he / him / his

Laura Quinney
Laura Quinney
Professor of English
781-736-2144 Rabb 131
Office Hours: T 11:30-12:30, Th 1:00-2:00

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: TTh 3:30-4:30, 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: T 1:30-2:30, Mandel outdoors. W 10-12, virtually.

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

Grace Talusan
Grace Talusan
Fannie Hurst Writer in Residence
781-736-8664 Rabb 231
Office Hours: MW 4:30-5:45
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: Th 11-1

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
Professor of English
Co-chair, Italian Studies
781-736-2148 Rabb 263
Office Hours: LOA 2021-22

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: TTh 3:30-4:30

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: T 5-6, 7:30-8:30
Joshua Williams
Joshua Williams
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
781-736-2141 Rabb 143
Office Hours: W 11-1 or by apt.

Expertise: African and postcolonial literature, modern and contemporary drama, performance and politics, theatre history, performance studies, animal studies, ecocriticism, environmental humanities, critical theory, and the history of science

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
781-736-2161

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

Affiliated

Jerónimo Arellano
Jerónimo Arellano
Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture
781-736-3231 Rabb 238
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