Department of English Language and Literature

Faculty by area of expertise

Graduate students  in the literature concentration 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 English literature; late medieval and early modern drama; manuscript studies; gender and literature, especially masculinity; Old and Middle English language.

Sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century British

Joseph Gamble
Early modern literature and culture; the history of sexuality, queer and feminist theories,  and transgender studies; the history of race and racism; philology.

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

Nineteenth-century and modern British

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

Joey Kim
18th- and 19th-century British literature and aesthetics; global Asian culture; multiethnic U.S. literatures; creative writing.

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

Global and postcolonial

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

Joey Kim

Parama Sarkar


Ayendy Bonifacio
American literature and culture; Latinx studies; multi-ethnic literature; periodicals studies.

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.

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

Last Updated: 6/27/22