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Faculty By Area

African American, African & Caribbean

Faculty

Giselle Anatol
Literature of the African diaspora, particularly Caribbean literature, contemporary women's writing, and Toni Morrison's fiction; children's literature.


Byron Caminero-Santangelo
20th-century British Fiction, 20th-century African Fiction, Postcolonial Theory, Joseph Conrad.


Marta Caminero-Santangelo
U.S. Latino/a literature, 20th-century American women's writing, feminist theory, 20th-century American literature, African-American literature.


Doreen Fowler
20th-Century American Literature, Literature of the American South, Faulkner, Feminist Psychoanalytic Theory, and Race and Gender Studies.


Maryemma Graham
African American and American literature, literary history, autobiography, and biographical criticism.


William J. Harris
African-American and American literature, jazz studies, modern and contemporary poetry, American avant-garde, African-American poetry, black aesthetics and poetics, race theory, cultural studies.


Cheryl Lester
American Literature and Culture (African-American, Jewish), Literary and Cultural Theory, Family, Migration and Immigration, Faulkner.


John Edgar Tidwell
African American and American literatures.

American to 1900

Faculty

Philip Barnard
Early American and 19th-century American literature, Charles Brockden Brown, Theory and history of the novel, Poststructuralism to cultural studies, Translation theory.


Michael D. Butler
19th-century American fiction, Western and Midwestern literature, American humor.


Stephanie Fitzgerald
19th and 20-century American literature, American Indian literature.


Maryemma Graham
African American and American literature, literary history, autobiography, and biographical criticism.


Peter Grund
English historical linguistics (Middle English to Late Modern English), historical pragmatics, early American English, corpus linguistics, editing, manuscript studies, vernacularization of science, Salem witchcraft trials.


Susan K. Harris
American women writers, Mark Twain, 19th-century American literature and culture; early twentieth-century American literature, historical and cultural criticism, biography, immigrant literature, American regionalism.


Laura L. Mielke
Early and 19th-century American literature, American Indian literature, American Studies, sentimentalism, 19th-century theater.


Paul Outka
19thC U.S. literature and culture, literature and science, American poetry, African American literature.Theoretical foci include ecocriticism, critical race theory, trauma studies, aesthetic theory, and the posthuman.

American After 1900

Faculty

Marta Caminero-Santangelo
U.S. Latino/a literature, 20th-century American women's writing, feminist theory, 20th-century American literature, African-American literature.


James Carothers
Modern Fiction, Faulkner and Hemingway, American humorists, the literature of baseball.


Iris Smith Fischer
Drama, the Avant Garde, Performance Art and Theory.


Stephanie Fitzgerald
19th and 20-century American literature, American Indian literature.


Doreen Fowler
20th-Century American Literature, Literature of the American South, Faulkner, Feminist Psychoanalytic Theory, and Race and Gender Studies.


Maryemma Graham
African American and American literature, literary history, autobiography, and biographical criticism.


Joseph Harrington
U.S. literatures, 20th-century poetry and poetics, cultural studies.


Susan K. Harris
American women writers, Mark Twain, 19th-century American literature and culture; early twentieth-century American literature, historical and cultural criticism, biography, immigrant literature, American regionalism.


William J. Harris
African-American and American literature, jazz studies, modern and contemporary poetry, American avant-garde, African-American poetry, black aesthetics and poetics, race theory, cultural studies.


Cheryl Lester
American Literature and Culture (African-American, Jewish), Literary and Cultural Theory, Family, Migration and Immigration, Faulkner.


Paul Outka
19thC U.S. literature and culture, literature and science, American poetry, African American literature.Theoretical foci include ecocriticism, critical race theory, trauma studies, aesthetic theory, and the posthuman.


Janet Sharistanian
20th-century American literature, feminist critical theory, women writers (Cather, Slesinger, Wharton), modernism, World War I literature, fiction, biography.


John Edgar Tidwell
African American and American literatures

British Restoration, 18th & 19th Century

Faculty

Dorice Williams Elliott
19th-century British literature, the novel, women's literature, historical and cultural criticism.


Richard Eversole
18th-century literature, cartography in literature.


Anna Neill
18th- and 19th-century British; discovery literature; Victorian literature and evolutionary science.


Ann Wierda Rowland
18th- and 19th-century British literature, Romanticism, Scottish literature and the Scottish Enlightenment, gender and nationalism.

British After 1900

Faculty

Byron Caminero-Santangelo
20th-century British Fiction, 20th-century African Fiction, Postcolonial Theory, Joseph Conrad.


Kathryn Conrad
20th-century British, Irish, and Northern Irish literature and culture; visual culture; literature and the history of technology.

Composition, Rhetoric, and Language Studies

Faculty

Amy Devitt
Composition Studies, English Language, Genre Theory, Standardized Edited English.


Frank Farmer
Dialogics, Rhetorical History, and Composition.


Peter Grund
English historical linguistics (Middle English to Late Modern English), historical pragmatics, early American English, corpus linguistics, editing, manuscript studies, vernacularization of science, Salem witchcraft trials.


James Hartman
Lexicography, American Dialects, American English.


Mary Jo Reiff
Writing theory, research and pedagogy; public rhetoric; audience theory; critical ethnography.

Creative Writing

Faculty

Darren Canady
Playwriting


Joseph Harrington
Poetry, experimental nonfiction, and mixed-genre.


William J. Harris
Poetry, jazz studies.


Kenneth Irby
Contemporary Poetry.


Kij Johnson
Fiction Writing.


Megan Kaminski
Poetry writing, poetics, ecopoetics, and nonfiction.


Tom Lorenz
Fiction and Contemporary Literature.


Laura Moriarty
Fiction, personal narrative.

Theater and Drama

Faculty

Darren Canady
Playwriting


Iris Smith Fischer
Modern and Contemporary Drama in the U.S. and Western Europe, Performance Studies, Avant-Garde Drama.


Jonathan Lamb
Early modern drama, especially Shakespeare; bibliography and textual studies; Renaissance poetry and prose; rhetoric and poetics; literature and science; digital humanities.


Laura Mielke
Nineteenth-Century U.S. Literature and culture, Early American Literature, American Indian Literature, Performance Studies, American Studies, Sentimentalism


Geraldo de Sousa
Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama, modern drama, Brazilian drama and literature.

Medieval

Faculty

Peter Grund
English historical linguistics (Middle English to Late Modern English), historical pragmatics, early American English, corpus linguistics, editing, manuscript studies, vernacularization of science, Salem witchcraft trials.


Misty Schieberle
Middle English literature, medieval women, manuscript studies.

Postcolonial

Faculty

Giselle Anatol
Literature of the African diaspora, particularly Caribbean literature, contemporary women's writing, and Toni Morrison's fiction; children's literature.


Michael D. Butler
Contemporary Australian literature.


Byron Caminero-Santangelo
20th-century British Fiction, 20th-century African Fiction, Postcolonial Theory, Joseph Conrad.


Marta Caminero-Santangelo
U.S. Latino/a literature, African-American literature.


Kathryn Conrad
20th-century British, Irish, and Northern Irish literature and culture; visual culture; literature and the history of technology.


Dorice Williams Elliott
19th-century Australian and Indian literature, colonialism and empire.


Stephanie Fitzgerald
American Indian literature and sovereignty.


Anna Neill
18th- and 19th-century British; discovery literature; Victorian literature and evolutionary science.


Geraldo de Sousa
Brazilian/Latin American literature and theater.

Renaissance and Early Modern

Faculty

Peter Grund
English historical linguistics (Middle English to Late Modern English), historical pragmatics, early American English, corpus linguistics, editing, manuscript studies, vernacularization of science, Salem witchcraft trials.


Jonathan Lamb
Early modern drama, especially Shakespeare; bibliography and textual studies; Renaissance poetry and prose; rhetoric and poetics; literature and science; digital humanities.


William O. Scott
Shakespeare, Milton, Renaissance drama.


Geraldo de Sousa
Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton, allegory, satire, travel literature, Renaissance drama.

Women's Literature, Gender & Sexuality

Faculty

Giselle Anatol
Literature of the African diaspora, particularly Caribbean literature, contemporary women's writing, and Toni Morrison's fiction; children's literature.


Marta Caminero-Santangelo
U.S. Latino/a literature, 20th-century American women's writing, feminist theory, 20th-century American literature, African-American literature.


Kathryn Conrad
20th-century British, Irish, and Northern Irish literature and culture; visual culture; literature and the history of technology.


Dorice Williams Elliott
19th-century British literature, the novel, women's literature, historical and cultural criticism.


Doreen Fowler
20th-Century American Literature, Literature of the American South, Faulkner, Feminist Psychoanalytic Theory, and Race and Gender Studies.


Susan K. Harris
American women writers, Mark Twain, 19th-century American literature and culture; early twentieth-century American literature, historical and cultural criticism, biography, immigrant literature, American regionalism.


Ann Wierda Rowland
18th- and 19th-century British literature, Romanticism, Scottish literature and the Scottish Enlightenment, gender and nationalism.


Misty Schieberle
Middle English literature, medieval women, manuscript studies.


Janet Sharistanian
20th-century American literature, feminist critical theory, women writers (Cather, Slesinger, Wharton), modernism, World War I literature, fiction, biography.


Geraldo de Sousa
Gender, Renaissance.



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