Andrea Kaston Tange
  • Andrea Kaston Tange
  • Professor and Department Chair, English
  • Nineteenth-century British literature and culture, including: travel narratives, colonialism and empire, gender and class identities, visual and print culture, domesticity, childhood, Anglo-Jewish life and migrations.
  • 651-696-6810
Peter Bognanni
  • Peter Bognanni
  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Fiction writing, especially contemporary; creative writing; screenwriting and film studies; humor writing; the contemporary novel.
  • 651-696-6557
Anitra Budd
Matt Burgess
James Dawes
  • James Dawes
  • DeWitt Wallace Professor of English
  • American literature; countercultures; human rights; literary and language theory; violence and trauma; literature and philosophy.
  • 651-696-6809
Amy E. Elkins
  • Amy E. Elkins
  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Modernism; 20th/21st-century British literature; Irish studies; Caribbean and diasporic literature; Visual culture and art history; Art theory; Material culture; Gender, sexuality, and feminism
  • 651-696-6515
Daylanne English
  • Daylanne English
  • Professor, 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.
  • 651-696-6583
Sally Franson
  • Sally Franson
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English
  • Fiction writing; women's fiction; contemporary novels; auto-fiction; humor writing; journalism.
  • 651-696-6654
Penelope Geng
  • Penelope Geng
  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Early modern English literature and culture; Shakespeare; sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama, poetry, and prose; law and literature; formalism; rhetoric; critical theory; affect studies; gender studies.
  • 651-696-6641
Marlon James
  • Marlon James
  • Writer in Residence and Associate Professor, English
  • Creative Writing, fiction, post colonial literature, southern literature, Latin American fiction, criticism and blogs.
  • 651-696-6643
Theresa Krier
  • Theresa Krier
  • Professor of English, not currently teaching, in MSFEO program
  • Ancient, medieval, and Renaissance poetry; Shakespeare; history of poetry; literature and religion; literature and the natural world.
Sierra Lomuto
  • Sierra Lomuto
  • CFD Postdoctoral Fellow, English
  • Medieval literature and culture; globalization in the middle ages; Chaucer; medieval romance; travel narratives; adaptation; comparative race studies; gender and sexuality studies
  • 651-696-6508
David Chioni Moore
  • David Chioni Moore
  • Associate Professor, 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.
  • 651-696-6242
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.
  • 651-696-6512
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.
  • 651-696-6316
Taylor Schey
  • Taylor Schey
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English
  • Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British Literature; transatlantic Romanticism and its afterlives; literary and critical theory; political affect; poetry and poetics.
  • 651-696-6532
Stephen D. Smith
Emma Törzs
  • Emma Törzs
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English
  • Fiction; creative nonfiction; short stories; novels (particularly 19th century and contemporary); contemporary science fiction and fantasy; gender studies; transformative works.
  • 651-696-6670
Benjamin Voigt
  • Benjamin Voigt
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English
  • Poetry; creative nonfiction; fiction; hybrid/mixed form writing; ecopoetics and ecocriticism; documentary filmmaking.
  • 651-696-6179
Elizabeth Weixel
  • Elizabeth Weixel
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English
  • Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature, dramatic and nondramatic, in historical contexts; children's literature; sonnets and lyric; Shakespeare; Spenser.
  • 651-696-6670
Jan Beebe