Faculty

  • Frank Bidart

    Frank L. Bidart

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities; Professor of English

    B.A., University of California (Riverside); A.M., Harvard University

    An award-winning poet, Bidart was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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  • Kate Brogan

    Kathleen Brogan

    Associate Professor of English

    B.A., Queens College; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaches modernism, contemporary American fiction and poetry, ethnic literature, and urban literature and photography.

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  • Bill Cain

    William E. Cain

    Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English

    B.A., Tufts University; M.A., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Expert in nineteenth and early twentieth century American literature;  Shakespeare; and modernism in the arts.

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  • Margaret Cezair-Thompson

    Margaret Cezair-Thompson

    Senior Lecturer in English

    B.A., Barnard College; M.A., New York University; Ph.D., City University of New York

    Author of two novels and a screenplay. Fields: fiction-writing, screenwriting, postcolonial studies and modern British literature.

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  • Dan Chiasson

    Associate Professor of English

    B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Harvard University

    Poet and essayist.

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  • Paul Fisher

    Associate Professor of American Studies

    A.B., Harvard College; B.A., M.A., Trinity College (Cambridge); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Interdisciplinary scholar with focus on American literature; biographer of the James family; historian of the Belle Époque.

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  • Alison Hickey

    Associate Professor of English

    A.B., Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Main field of research is Romanticism; teaching interests center on English Romantic-period poetry.

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  • Yu Jin Ko

    Professor of English

    B.A., Columbia University; M.A., Cambridge University (Clare College); Ph.D., Yale University

    Shakespearean engaged in bringing theatre and academia into greater dialogue; can also be found at home with kids or on soccer field.

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  • Yoon Sun Lee

    Mildred Lane Kemper Professor of English; Professor of Engish

    A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., Yale University

    My research and teaching span two areas, British eighteenth and nineteenth century prose fiction, and Asian American literature.

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  • Kathryn L. Lynch

    Katharine Lee Bates and Sophie Chantal Hart Professor of English; Dean of Faculty Affairs

    B.A., Stanford University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia

    Teacher and scholar of Chaucer, medieval dream vision, food in Chaucer's poetry, medieval period boundaries

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  • Susan L. Meyer

    Professor of English

    B.A., Johns Hopkins University; M.A., University of California (Los Angeles); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Literary critic specializing in Victorian and American literature. Author of books for children.

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  • James Noggle

    James William Noggle

    Professor of English

    B.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

    Interested in 18th-century British literature and culture, literary theory, and Milton.

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  • Timothy Walter Hopkins Peltason

    Class of 1949 Professor in Ethics; Professor of English

    A.B., Harvard College; M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

    Tim Peltason teaches and writes about nineteenth- and twentieth-century British and American literature and about Shakespeare.

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    Lisa Rodensky

    Associate Professor of English

    B.A., Wellesley College; J.D., Harvard Law School; Ph.D., Boston University

    Research and teaching focuses on the 19th-and 20th-century British novel.

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  • Lawrence A. Rosenwald

    Anne Pierce Rogers Professor of American Literature; Professor of English

    B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

    Americanist, translator, performer (music, theater), verse-writer, pacifist

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    Margery M. Sabin

    Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English

    B.A., Radcliffe College; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University

    Teacher and scholar of English and comparative literature.

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  • Vernon L. Shetley

    Professor of English

    A.B., Princeton University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

     Studies and teaches American poetry and film, focusing particularly on contemporary poetry and classic Hollywood cinema.

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  • Marilyn Sides

    Marilyn Sides

    Senior Lecturer in English

    B.A., M.A., University of Utah; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University

    Teaching focuses on creative writing, mainly fiction and travel writing.

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  • L. Terrell Tyler, Jr.

    Associate Professor of English

    B.A., Southwestern University (Memphis); M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

    Teaching interests include Southern literature, British cinema, and lyric traditions in gospel music.

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  • Sarah Wall-Randell

    Assistant Professor of English

    B.A., Wellesley College; M.Phil, St. John’s College (Oxford University); Ph.D., Harvard University

    Interests include Renaissance literature, book history, and the history and theory of literary genre.

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  • James Wallenstein

    James Wallenstein

    Newhouse Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

    B.A., Wesleyan University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley)

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