Blanche Boyd, Roman and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence

Blanche Boyd

Roman and Tatiana Weller Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence

Feminist fiction • Creative writing


Denis Ferhatovic, William Meredith Assistant Professor of English

Denis Ferhatovic

William Meredith Assistant Professor of English

Medieval literature, esp. Old and Middle English poetry • Word and image • Postcolonial theory • Translation


Charles O. Hartman, Lucy Marsh Haskell '19 Endowed Professor, Department of English, Poet in Residence

Charles O. Hartman

Lucy Marsh Haskell '19 Endowed Professor, Department of English, Poet in Residence

(On sabbatical Fall 2016)

Poetry writing • Modern and contemporary poetry • Prosody (metrics) • Music and poetry • Computer arts


Sookyoung Lee, C3 Postdoctoral Fellow

Sookyoung Lee

C3 Postdoctoral Fellow

20th and 21st century British literature • Narrative and novel studies • Modernism • Critical theory


Rijuta Mehta, Assistant Professor of English

Rijuta Mehta

Assistant Professor of English

Film and media studies • Critical theory • Postcolonial literature • Visual culture


Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Neely

Assistant Professor of English

(On sabbatical Spring 2017)

American literature to 1900 • Animal studies • Environmental humanities • Food studies • African-American literature • Women's literature • Literary and political theory


Julie Rivkin, Professor of English

Julie Rivkin

Professor of English

American literature • Gender studies and contemporary literature • Literary theory • Henry James


Francisco Robles, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Francisco Robles

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

American Literatures • African American Literature • Latina/o/x Literature • Ethnic American Literature • Migrant Literatures of the United States • Postcolonial Literature • Border Studies • Democracy and Literature


Steven Shoemaker, Director of the Roth Writing Center

Steven Shoemaker

Director of the Roth Writing Center

20th-century American literature • Writing and composition theory • Intersections of literature, technology and science • Literature and film • Critical theory


Jeff Strabone, Associate Professor of English

Jeff Strabone

Associate Professor of English

Eighteenth-century British literature • Romantic literature and culture • Literary relations among England, Scotland and Wales • African novels • Race, nation and empire


Lina Perkins Wilder, Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department

Lina Perkins Wilder

Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department

Shakespeare • Renaissance literature • Performance studies


Theresa P. Ammirati, Dean of Studies

Theresa P. Ammirati

Dean of Studies

American studies • 20th century American literature • Rhetoric and composition • Student special services


Alan Bradford

Professor Emeritus of English

Literature of the English Renaissance

Janet Gezari, Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of English

Janet Gezari

Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of English

English novel since Defoe • Victorian culture, poetry, and fiction • Contemporary fictions


John S. Gordon, Professor of English

John S. Gordon

Professor of English

Modern British literature • James Joyce - Finnegans Wake


George J. Willauer

Professor Emeritus of English, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of American Studies

American literature and literary figures, 1890-present • William Faulkner • Emily Dickinson • Robert Frost • Society of Friends

Kenneth A. Bleeth

Professor Emeritus, Former Director of the Medieval Studies Program

Robley Evans

Professor Emeritus of English

In Memoriam

William Meredith

Professor Emeritus of English

Gerda Taranow

Professor Emeritus of English