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Giselle Anatol

Associate Professor

3135 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2530
ganatol@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Pennsylvania)

Areas of Research

Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Literature, especially 20th- and 21st-century women’s writing, African American Literature, and Children’s and Young Adult Literature, particularly representations of race and gender in narratives for young people.


Philip Barnard

Professor

3021 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2563
philipb@ku.edu

Ph.D. (SUNY, Buffalo)

Areas of Research

U.S. writing and culture before 1900, especially late enlightenment and early national period; cultural politics of the Atlantic world during the revolutionary and Napoleonic period generally; literary theory, poststructuralism, cultural studies, cultural materialism, marxism, and world-systems theory.


Byron Caminero-Santangelo

Associate Professor

3065 Wescoe Hall
bsantang@ku.edu

Ph.D. (California, Irvine)

Areas of Research

20th-century African literature, ecocriticism, postcolonial theory and literature, critical theory.


Marta Caminero-Santangelo

Professor

3001 Wescoe Hall
785.979.2513
camsan@ku.edu

Ph.D. (California, Irvine)

Areas of Research

U.S. Latino/a Literature and issues of race, ethnicity, citizenship, and human rights; 20th-Century American Women's Literature


Darren Canady

Assistant Professor

3138 Wescoe Hall
canady@ku.edu

MFA (New York University)

Areas of Research

Playwriting


James Carothers

Professor

3159 Wescoe Hall
785.864.1839
jbc@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Virginia)

Areas of Research

Short fiction and articles and reviews on modern fiction, American humorists, baseball in American literature.


Kathryn Conrad

Associate Professor

3043 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2572
kconrad@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Pennsylvania)

Areas of Research

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


Amy Devitt

Professor

3131 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2567
devitt@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Michigan)

Areas of Research

Rhetoric and Composition, especially genre studies; English language studies, especially standardization and Standardized Edited English.


Dorice Williams Elliott

Associate Professor

3062 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2527
delliott@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)

Areas of Research

Nineteenth-century British literature and culture; the novel; women's literature and gender studies.


Richard Eversole

Associate Professor

3043 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2564
eversole@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Wisconsin)

Areas of Research

18th-century Literature.


Frank Farmer

Associate Professor

3123 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2524
farmerf@ku.edu

Ph.D. (University of Louisville)

Areas of Research

Dialogics, rhetorical history, and composition.


Iris Smith Fischer

Professor

3122 Wescoe Hall
ifischer@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Indiana)

Areas of Research

Modern and contemporary drama, semiotics, literary theory and performance theory, avant-garde performance.


Stephanie Fitzgerald

Assistant Professor

3137 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2586
sfitzger@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Claremount Graduate)

Areas of Research

American Indian and world indigenous literatures, American ethnic literature, American literature.


Doreen Fowler

Professor

3026 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2531
dfowler@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Brown)

Areas of Research

Twentieth-Century American Literature, Literature of the American South, Faulkner Studies, Race and Gender Studies, and Literary Applications of Psychoanalytic theory.


Maryemma Graham

Distinguished Professor

3102 Wescoe Hall
mgraham@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Cornell)

Areas of Research

African American and 19th Century American literature, history of the book, and cultural studies.


Peter J. Grund

Assistant Professor

3111 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2512
pjgrund@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Uppsala, Sweden)

Areas of Research

English historical linguistics, historical pragmatics, early American English, corpus linguistics, editing, vernacularization of science, Salem witch trials.


Joseph Harrington

Professor

3001-C Wescoe Hall
jharring@ku.edu

Ph.D. (California, Berkeley)

Areas of Research

U.S. literatures, particularly post-1900; poetry and poetics; cultural studies; political philosophy; mixed-genre writing; documentary poetry; experimental nonfiction.


Susan K. Harris

Distinguished Professor

3110 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2639
skh5@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Cornell)

Areas of Research

Mark Twain’s life and writings; 19th-century American women writers & their readers; 19th & 20th-century immigrant writing; 19th-century American literature; issues of national identity, citizenship, religion, & race in American literature and culture.


William J. Harris

Associate Professor

3106 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2534
wjh8@ku.edu

Areas of Research

American Literature, African American Literature, jazz studies, American poetry and creative writing.


Kenneth Irby

Professor

2010 Wescoe Hall
785.864.3118
klirby@ku.edu

A.M. (Harvard), M.L.S. (California, Berkeley)

Areas of Research

Poetry


Kij Johnson

Assistant Professor

3021 Wescoe Hall
206.459.2950
kijjo@ku.edu

M.F.A. (North Carolina State University, Raleigh)

Areas of Research

Short and long fiction writing; foundational fantasy, speculative literature, and the irreal.


Megan Kaminski

Assistant Professor

3031 Wescoe Hall
kaminski@ku.edu

Areas of Research

Poetry writing, poetics, ecopoetics, and nonfiction.


Jonathan Lamb

Assistant Professor

3124 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2525
jonathanplamb@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Texas at Austin)

Areas of Research

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


Cheryl Lester

Associate Professor

3068 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2503
chlester@ku.edu

Ph.D. (SUNY, Buffalo)

Areas of Research

20th-century U.S. literature and culture, especially African-American and Jewish-American, literary and cultural theory, Faulkner.


Tom Lorenz

Associate Professor

3063 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2528
tlorenz@ku.edu

M.F.A. (Bowling Green)

Areas of Research

Creative writing


Laura Mielke

Associate Professor

3032 OR 3001 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2568 OR 785.864.2516
lmielke@ku.edu

Ph.D. (North Carolina)

Areas of Research

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


Laura Moriarty

Assistant Professor

2023 Wescoe Hall
lauramo@ku.edu

M.A. (Kansas)

Areas of Research

Fiction writing


Anna Neill

Associate Professor and Chair

2030 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2521
aneill@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Cornell)

Areas of Research

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


Paul Outka

Associate Professor

3022 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2548
paul.outka@ku.edu

Areas of Research

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.

 


Mary Jo Reiff

Associate Professor

3067 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2570
mjreiff@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Kansas)

Areas of Research

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


Ann Wierda Rowland

Associate Professor

3044 Wescoe Hall
arowland@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Yale)

Areas of Research

18th and 19th century British literature, Romanticism, Scottlish literature and the Scottish Enlightenment, gender and postcolonial theory, children in literary culture, the emergence of popular and national literary culture in late 18th-century Britain.


Misty Schieberle

Assistant Professor

3136 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2501
mschiebe@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Notre Dame)

Areas of Research

14th and 15th-century English literature, gender and politics in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer and John Gower, medieval French literature in England, manuscript study.


William O. Scott

Professor

3029 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2504
wscott@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Princeton)

Areas of Research

Shakespeare, literary theory and criticism, drama. 


Janet Sharistanian

Associate Professor

3075 Wescoe Hall
sharista@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Brown)

Areas of Research

Modern literature, feminist criticism, literature and history.


Geraldo Sousa

Professor

3121 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2535
sousa@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Kansas)

Areas of Research

Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama, Early Modern English Studies, Travel Literature, and Global and Cross-Cultural Studies. 


John Edgar Tidwell

Professor

3027 Wescoe Hall
785.864.2583
tidwelje@ku.edu

Ph.D. (Minnesota)

Areas of Research

African American and American literatures.



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