• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lorraine C. Wang Professor of English

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

    Poet and critic.

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  • Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities; Associate Professor of English

    B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Pennsylvania State University; M.A., Ph.D., Rutgers University

    Queer literary studies, including representations of HIV/AIDS; transatlantic Modernism, including the Harlem Renaissance; and the 20C Novel.

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  • Associate Professor of English

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

    Specialist in English Romanticism; teaches Romantic Poetry and other literature courses with an emphasis on poetry.

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  • 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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  • Sophia Moses Robison Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English

    A.B., Harvard College ; Ph.D., University of Michigan

    Research, writing, and teaching at the intersection of Jewish Studies and American literary and cultural studies.

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  • Anne Pierce Rogers Professor in American Literature; Professor of English

    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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  • Katharine Lee Bates and Sophie Chantal Hart Professor of English

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

    Specialist in Chaucer, medieval dreaming, literary and cultural biography, cultural geography, gender, and food; advocate for the humanities and freedom of expression on campus.

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  • 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. Children's author.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Professor of English; Faculty Director, Pforzheimer Learning and Teaching Center

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

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

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  • Associate Professor of English

    B.A., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D. Duke University

    Researches and teaches late medieval English literature, the history of race, religious and cultural conflict in the Middle Ages, and the modern literary and political uses of medievalism.


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Faculty Emeriti

  • Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Professor Emeritus of English

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

    An award-winning poet, Bidart won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize, 2018 National Book Award and was previously a finalist for both awards.

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  • Professor Emeritus of English

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

    Tim Peltason was a member of the English Dept. from 1977 until his retirement in 2021, serving three times as chair of the department and from 2004-2009 as the first faculty director of the Suzy Newhouse Center for the Humanities.

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  • Anne Pierce Rogers Professor Emeritus of American Literature; Professor Emeritus of English

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

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

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  • Lorraine C. Wang Professor Emerita of English

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

    Teacher and scholar of English and comparative literature.

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  • Associate Professor Emeritus 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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