Peter Bognanni
  • Peter Bognanni
  • Associate Professor and Department Chair, English
  • Fiction writing, especially contemporary; creative writing; screenwriting and film studies; humor writing; the contemporary novel.
  • 651-696-6557
Matt Burgess
  • Matt Burgess
  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Fiction, International Storytelling, Visual Narratives, Mythology and Folklore, Genre Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry.
  • 651-696-6514
Melissa Cundieff
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
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Modernism; 20th/21st-century British literature; Irish studies; Caribbean and diasporic literature; Art theory, archives & visual culture; Eco-studies; Queer theory and gender studies
  • 651-696-6515
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Daylanne English
  • Daylanne English
  • Professor, English
  • African American literature and culture, Afrofuturism, The Harlem Renaissance, Sound Studies, Digital Humanities, Literature and legal studies, Race and visual culture, Apocalyptic Literature
  • 651-696-6583
Penelope Geng
  • Penelope Geng
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama, British Literature c.1500-1700, Law and Literature, Religion and Literature; the Reformation, Affect and Emotions, Disability Studies, Race and Property Law
  • 651-696-6641
  • she/her/hers
Curtis Gilbert
Rachel Gold
  • Rachel Gold
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English
  • Fiction writing: especially young adult and middlegrade; LGBTQ+ Literature, comic book literature, game narratives
  • they/them/theirs or she/her/hers
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
Andrea Kaston Tange
  • Andrea Kaston Tange
  • Professor, 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
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Coral Lumbley
  • Coral Lumbley
  • Assistant Professor, English
  • Medieval cross-cultural studies, race in the premodern world, premodern trans/gender studies, ecocritical and environmental studies, and Welsh and Arthurian literature.
Aurora Masum-Javed
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
Michael Prior
  • Michael Prior
  • Assistant Professor, English and Mellon ACM Faculty Fellow
  • Poetry, politics of poetic form, Asian American poetries, creative nonfiction, intergenerational memory, literary citizenship.
  • 651-696-6532
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
  • she/her/hers
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
Steven Woodward
Jan Beebe