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
Annie Baxter
Matt Burgess
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
  • Assistant 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 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
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Early modern English literature and culture; Shakespeare; sixteenth- and seventeenth-century drama, poetry, and prose; law and literature; formalism; affect studies; disability studies.
  • 651-696-6641
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Curtis Gilbert
Rachel Gold
  • Rachel Gold
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English
  • Fiction writing: especially young adult and middlegrade; LGBTQ+ Literature, comic book literature, game narratives
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Daniel Hornsby
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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Aurora Masum-Javed
Melissa Merte
  • Melissa Merte
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English
  • Nineteenth-century British literature and culture, especially Victorian memoirs and the novel; women’s studies; history and theory of the novel.
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
Abbey Mei Otis
Richard Pelster-Wiebe
Kristina Popiel
  • Kristina Popiel
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, English
  • 20th-21st Century American Literature; Critical Race Theory; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Political Economy; Black Feminism; Labor
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