Department of English Language and Literature


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Faculty by area of expertise

Graduate students working on their MA portfolio should consult with faculty whose expertise is in the relevant area. Below are graduate faculty in literature arranged by specialty. See their individual bio pages (linked in this list) for more information about their work and interests.

Medieval literature

     Christina Fitzgerald
     Late medieval literature; late medieval and early modern drama; manuscript studies; intersections of gender theory and literature, especially masculinity; Old and Middle English Language.

Sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century British

     William Free
     Restoration and eighteenth-century English literature; nationalism in eighteenth-century literature.

     Andrew Mattison
     Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature (esp. Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton); history and theory of poetry; poetic sound and form.

Nineteenth-century and modern British

     Melissa Gregory
     Romantic and Victorian literature; poetry and the novel (esp. Dickens); theories of genre; gender.

     Parama Sarkar
     South Asian diasporic literature and film; postcolonial literature and culture; Indian cinema; nineteenth-century British literature; travel writing; literature and gender.

World and postcolonial

     David Erben
     Indigenous literatures; non-western literatures and cinemas.

     Parama Sarkar


    David Erben

    Sara Lundquist
    20th and 21st-century American literature; modernism; poetry and poetics; ekphrasis; environmental literature.

    Kimberly Mack
    African American literature; 20th- and 21st-century ethnic American literature; race; gender; autobiography; popular music and popular music criticism; passing narratives.

    Russell Reising
    American literature and culture, Japanese literature and culture, popular culture and popular music.

    Ben Stroud
    20th-century American literature, fiction writing.

Last Updated: 11/20/17