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Department of English

Faculty & Staff

Full-Time Faculty

Stephen Barber
Stephen Barber
Associate Professor
British and European modernism; Critical theory; Philosophy and literature

Carolyn Betensky
Carolyn Betensky
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Victorian Literature and Culture; Literary and Cultural Theory; Psychoanalysis

Mary Cappello
Mary Cappello
Professor
Affiliated Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Creative Writing; American literature; Literature and Medicine; Sound Studies

Peter Covino
Peter Covino
Associate Professor
Avant-garde and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; Italian American, Translation, and Ethnic Studies

Kathleen Davis
Kathleen Davis
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Medieval studies; Translation studies; Issues of Periodization
and Secularism

Sarah Eron
Sarah Eron
Assistant Professor
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature, Culture, and
Philosophy; Aesthetic Theory; Romanticism

David Faflik
David Faflik
Assistant Professor
Critical/Cultural theorist in Nineteenth-century American Literature and Culture; urban studies; American Studies


Gitahi Gititi
Gitahi Gititi
Professor
Affiliated Professor of Film Media. Joint appointment in Africana Studies.
Postcolonial studies; Third World Film; African and African American novel, drama, and poetry

Jennifer Jones
J. Jennifer Jones
Assistant Professor
Affiliated Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
British and Continental Romanticism; Critical Theory; Poetry and Poetics; Aesthetic Theory
Valerie Karno
Valerie Karno
Associate Professor
Internship Coordinator
Law and Literature; Contemporary U.S. Ethnic Literature; American Studies; Film & Television; Gender Studies

Naomi Mandel
Naomi Mandel
Professor
Affiliated Professor of Film Media
Contemporary literature and culture; popular and digital culture; Holocaust Studies; American Studies; critical theory, philosophy, and rhetoric.

Martha Elena Rojas
Martha Elena Rojas
Associate Professor
Rumowicz Literature of the Sea Lecture/Seminar Series, Director
American Literature

Karen Stein
Josie Sigler Sibara
Assistant Professor
Creative writing

Karen Stein
Karen Stein
Professor of English
Affiliated Professor of Gender and Women's Studies
Author of Reading, Learning, Teaching Toni Morrison

Ryan Trimm
Ryan Trimm
Associate Professor
Affiliated Professor of Film Media
Chair, Department of English
Twentieth century and contemporary British literature and culture; film; postcolonial theory and literature; cultural studies, theory and philosophy

Gina Valentino
Gina Valentino
Assistant Professor
Comparative U.S. Race and Ethnic Studies (Native American, Asian American, African American, Chicana/Chicano); 20th and 21st century U.S. Literature, Class and Labor
Jean Walton
Jean Walton
Professor
Affiliated Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, and Film Media
British and European Modernism; Film and Culture; Gender, Race,
Sexuality, Urban Politics
Travis Williams
Travis D. Williams
Associate Professor
Shakespeare; Science and literature



Emeritus

John R. Leo
Professor Emeritus, English
Film studies; cultural studies; queer theory; international visual cultures; and modern comparative literature

Dorothy F. Donnelly
Professor Emeritus, English
Affiliated Professor of Women's Studies

Paul G. Arakelian
Professor Emeritus, English

Josie P. Campbell
Professor Emeritus, English, Women's Studies, Comparative Literature,
and the Allan Shawn Feinstein College of Continuing Education


In Memoriam

Dan Pearlman (d. 2013)
Felix Okeke-Ezigbo
(d. 2012)
Sue Fisher Vaughn (d. 2010)
Allan MacLaine (d. 2009)
Jordan Miller (d. 2008)
R.B. Reaves (d. 2008)
Tom Towers (d. 2006)
William L. Mensel, Jr. (d. 2005)