Faculty and Staff

  • Daylanne English Daylanne English
    Professor and Chair English
    African American literature and culture; Afrofuturism; the digital humanities; The Harlem Renaissance; history of the novel; literature and legal studies; literature and medicine; race and visual culture; apocalyptic literature; detective fiction.

  • Patricia Baehler Patricia Baehler
    Visiting Instructor English
    Epistolary fiction, novel theory, the history of the post office and related infrastructure, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British and American literature, and Shakespeare.

  • Jennifer Baltzer-Lovato Jennifer Baltzer-Lovato
    Visiting Instructor English
    Late 18th Century British Literature, 19th Century British Literature, Romanticism in Literature and Music, Gender Studies, British Cultural Studies, Aesthetics, Nationalism and Empire.

  • Peter Bognanni Peter Bognanni
    Assistant Professor English
    Fiction writing, especially contemporary; creative writing; screenwriting and film studies; humor writing; the contemporary novel.

  • Matt Burgess Matt Burgess
    Visiting Assistant Professor English
    Fiction writing; journalism; crime fiction; poetry.

  • James Dawes James Dawes
    De Witt Wallace Professor of English
    American literature; countercultures; human rights; literary and language theory; violence and trauma; literature and philosophy.

  • Lesley Goodman Lesley Goodman
    Visiting Assistant Professor English
    Nineteenth-century literature and culture, women's fiction, the novel, and theories and histories of reading.

  • Marlon James Marlon James
    Assistant Professor English
    Creative Writing, fiction, post colonial literature, southern literature, Latin American fiction, criticism and blogs.

  • Casey Jarrin Casey Jarrin
    Assistant Professor English
    Twentieth-century British and Irish literature; diasporic Irish studies; transnational modernism; post-colonial studies; comparative film studies; postwar visual and popular culture; British cultural studies; youth subcultures; working-class studies...

  • Theresa Krier Theresa Krier
    Ancient, medieval, and Renaissance poetry; Shakespeare; history of poetry; literature and religion; literature and the natural world.

  • David Chioni Moore David Chioni Moore
    Associate Professor of International Studies and English
    Literary interactions in the Black Atlantic world, notably Africa, the Caribbean, and African America; post-colonial and/as the post-Soviet; comparative literature; cultural theory; globalization.

  • Iyawo (Kristin Naca) Iyawo (Kristin Naca)
    Assistant Professor English
    Poetics; 20th century, ethnic and avant-garde poetry; creative writing: poetry, fiction, non-fiction; latin American, surrealist, border poetry.

  • Wang Ping Wang Ping
    Professor English
    Creative writing, poetry and fiction; the Chinese-American immigrant experience; footbinding, sexuality and eroticism in Chinese culture; women in modern China; Chinese migrant workers and industrialization; environmental issues; photography.

  • Sonita Sarker Sonita Sarker
    Professor Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and English
    Feminist and literary theories; cultural studies of globalization as it intersects with nationalism, democracy, and imperialism; "minoritized" literatures, with a transnational comparative basis in Western Europe and Asia.

  • Stephen D. Smith Stephen D. Smith
    Visiting Instructor English

  • Jan Beebe Jan Beebe
    Department Coordinator