Tony Hilfer Professor of American and British Literature
Education: Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University
Interests: American literature 1870-1930; medicine and literature; gender studies; "masculinity" as a cultural construction; whiteness studies; relationship between literature and liberalism.
Education: Ph.D., 1979, Johns Hopkins University
Interests: 19th and 20th century American literature; literary and cultural theory and historiography; antebellum evangelism, secularism, and radical politics, and their contemporary legacies; the theory and practice of the humanities.
University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Chair of the English Department
Education: Ph.D., Oxford University
Interests: Only children, Irish literature, politics, and culture; modern poetry; women's studies; drama and film; Shakespeare; the relation between high and popular culture
Susan Taylor McDaniel Regents Professor in Creative Writing
Education: B.A., Harvard University, 1969, M.A., University of Chicago, 1972
University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Education: Ph.D., 1979, University of California Los Angeles
Interests: Victorian novel; women's studies; autobiography; authors: William Makepeace Thackeray, Charles Dickens, Julia Margaret Cameron, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Annie Besant, Elizabeth Robins, Virginia Woolf.
James A. Michener Chair in Creative Writing
Archibald A. Hill Regents Professor in American and English Literature
Education: Ph.D., 1991, Cornell University
Interests: Eighteenth-century English and American literature; women's literature; LGBT literature and culture; poetry and poetics; visual studies and garden history; feminist and queer theory; history of sexuality.
Education: Ph.D., 1984, Yale University
Interests: the history of subjectivity; group identity formation; globalization and transculturation; sixteenth-century travel literature; cognitive criticism; women writers in early modern Europe
Blumberg Centennial Professor of English and University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Education: Ph.D., U. of Toronto
Interests: Medieval literature; medieval and renaissance rhetoric and pedagogy; composition exercises in premodern classroom; modern use of premodern compostion exercises
Associate Professor, University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor
Education: Ph.D., 1973, The University of Texas at Austin
Interests: Legal writing; history of Western thought; the Bible as literature; the modern short story; the modern American novel.
Education: Ph.D., 2008, Princeton University
Interests: Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature; the Renaissance future; time; literature and the visual arts; early modern legal theory; classical reception; narrative.
Education: Ph.D., 1999, University of Minnesota
Interests: Middle English literature (especially lyric); Anglo-Norman literature (especially fabliau); geography, travel writing, and the history of cartography; medieval manuscript culture (miscellanies especially); Viking literature and culture; biography and biographical theory; popular medievalism; pedagogy
Associate Professor, Department of Rhetoric and Writing
Education: Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric, 2009, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Interests: Rhetorical theory, history and criticism; composition studies; political discourse; critical discourse analysis; comparative/contrastive and (inter)cultural rhetoric; public address; transnational rhetoric; multilingual writing and writing center pedagogy; qualitative research methods; rhetorics of reconciliation and peacemaking.
Director, Center for Mexican American Studies; Associate Professor, Department of English
Education: Ph.D., Stanford University
Interests: Latino/a literature; Chicano/a literature; late nineteenth-century American literature; narrative theory; postcolonial studies.
Education: Ph.D., 1986, Columbia University
Interests: Feminist theory since 1970; gender and science; eighteenth-century novel and drama; Samuel Johnson; eighteenth-century lexicography; history of charity and philanthropy.
Education: Ph.D., 1998, Columbia University
Interests: Victorian feminism; psychoanalysis (particularly Freud and Klein); contemporary feminist theory in French and English; lesbian and gay studies; queer theory; international human rights law pertaining to sexual orientations; sexuality and gender issues in Southern Africa.
Education: Ph.D., 2010, Stanford University
Interests: 20th- and 21st-century Anglophone fiction (US focus); environmental literature and criticism; science, technology, and culture; the medical humanities; affect studies; data in narrative and new media
Associate Professor; Graduate Adviser, Program in Comparative Literature
Education: Ph.D., 2009, Columbia University
Interests: Modern and contemporary drama; intersections of theatre and philosophy; critical theory; modernism and the avant-garde
Education: Ph.D., 2007, Harvard University
Interests: Victorian literature, literature and science studies, environmental literature and criticism, British and American modernism, poetry and poetics, Russian literature.
Education: Ph.D., 1986, Stanford University
Interests: Shakespeare; sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English drama; new historicism; queer theory; Shakespearean/early modern themes as they transmogrify and metastasize in contemporary cinema.
University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor, Director of the Program in Comparative Literature
Education: Ph.D., 1992, Columbia University
Interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century European drama; Renaissance drama; Oscar Wilde; the Gothic and Orientalism; decadence; aesthetic and literary theory; literature and the fine arts.
Education: Ph.D., 2009, University of California, Berkeley
Interests: Anglophone South Asian literature; Hindi/Urdu literature; literature in translation and translation theory; theories of “the nation” (anticolonialism, nationalism, statism, postcolonialism, postnationalism, cosmopolitanism, globalization, transnationalism, internationalism); classical Marxism.
Education: Ph.D., 2003, Cornell University
Interests: Paris as a site of diasporic intellectual exchange and transformation, comparative African American and Caribbean literature, contemporary African diasporic literature, Caribbean women’s writing, apocalyptic narratives
Education: M.F.A., 2008, Warren Wilson M.F.A Program for Writers
Interests: Creative writing (poetry, fiction, and non-fiction); cultural psychology and creative processes; text and photographic image; women, gender, and literature
Shakespeare at Winedale Regents Professor and University Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., 1964, Ohio State University
Education: Ph.D., 1966, University of Pennsylvania
Stiles Professor Emeritus In Humanities and Comparative Literature
J.R. Millikan Centennial Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., 1969, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Interests: American literature and culture, especially colonial and nineteenth through early twentieth century; turn-of-the-century British; narrative and poetic morphology.