Department of English

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Department Directory

  • Baldo, Jonathan
  • Professor of English, Department of Humanities, Eastman School of Music
  • Phone: (585) 274-1610
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare, early modern cultural studies, literary theory
  • Bayne, Matthew
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Chicago
  • Research Interests: Post-Colonial Theory; Victorian Literature and Culture; Trauma; Affect Theory
  • Berg, Erin
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Rutgers University
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture; Psychoanalytic Theory; Issues of National Identity
  • Bleich, David
  • Professor
  • Phone: (585) 275-8568
  • Research Interests: Literary and language theory, writing and language pedagogy, women's studies, science studies, Jewish studies, film and popular culture
  • Boyar, Jenny
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Lafayette College
  • Research Interests: Medieval Literature and Language; Memory and Cognition; Music and Literature; Gender Studies
  • Brengle, Abigail
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester; BA, Michigan State University
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-century British and American literature, Modernism, poetry and poetics
  • Bunker, Sarah
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Michigan- Flint; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Early Modern Literature, Domestic Utopianism
  • Burger, Steve
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Alfred University
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature; Aesthetics and History of the Novel
  • Burges, Joel
  • Assistant Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-2694
  • Research Interests: Post-1945 cultural studies, media studies, critical theory, American and contemporary literature
  • Castleberry, Kristi
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, MA, Sonoma State University
  • Research Interests: Medieval Literature; Cultural Studies and Gender Studies
  • Chasin, Carly
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Union College
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature; African-American Literature; Feminist Theory
  • Coyne, Justin
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Skidmore College
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-Century American Literature and Film; Marxist and Postcolonial Theory; Cosmopolitanism
  • Crakes, Andrew
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, Southern Connecticut State University; BA, Boston University
  • Research Interests: American modernist poetry; Affect theory and psychoanalysis; Digital humanities; Poetry and Cinema
  • Eaves, Morris
  • Professor of English and Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
    Director, Graduate Program in the Digital Humanities, the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Phone: (585) 275-9025
  • Research Interests: British Romanticism, Media history and theory, Editorial theory
  • Evanochko, Dianne
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Simon Fraser University (Canada)
  • Research Interests: Medieval Studies; Chaucer; Middle English; Italian Literature; English Renaissance Literature; Shakespeare
  • Everett, Andrea
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, College of William and Mary; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Eighteenth-Century British Literature; British Romanticism; Fairy Tales
  • Grella, George
  • Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Phone: (585) 275-9265
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature, Twentieth-century British literature, Film, The novel
  • Grenert, Alison
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Pittsburgh; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature; Film and Media Studies; Genre Studies; Literature and Language Theory
  • Gross, Kenneth
  • Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-4098
  • Research Interests: Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, theater, English poetry, literature and the visual arts
  • Harper, Alison
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, University of Chicago; MA, University of York; BA, St Hilda's College, Oxford University
  • Research Interests: Fifteenth-century popular literature; Medieval household miscellanies; Afterlife of texts, focus on fanfiction and other forms of textual adaptation
  • Heck, Julianne
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Colby College; MA, Simmons College
  • Research Interests: Early Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Helm, Daniel
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BS, MA, North Carolina State University
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-Century American Literature; Twentieth-Century Poetry
  • Jaime, Shannon
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Whittier College
  • Research Interests: British Romanticism, Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Postmodernism
  • Johnson-Olin, Martha
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, MA, University of Missouri-Kansas City; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Medieval Literature; Romance; Fairytales; Gender Theory
  • Kegl, Rosemary
  • Associate Professor
    Chair of the Department, English
  • Phone: (585) 275-4092
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare and English Renaissance drama, early modern literature and culture, literary theory, gender studies
  • Knopf, Nicholas J
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Nazareth College; MA, Saint Bonaventure University
  • Research Interests: Mark Twain; Theory of the Novel; Eighteenth-Century English Novel; Medical and Scientific Prose; Travel
  • Kohlhase, Emily
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Research Interests: English Renaissance drama, focus on Shakespeare; Early Modern and Contemporary theatrical practices; Adaptation
  • Lamperez, Joseph
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, MA, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Research Interests: The Hermetic Tradition; Fin de Siecle Literature and Art; Magical Realism; Surrealism; Obscurity; the Politics and Poetics of Space; Romanticism; the Baroque; Ecocriticism; Postcolonial Theology
  • Lang, Amanda
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, St. John Fisher College; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Early Modern Literature; Shakespeare and English Renaissance Drama; Gender Studies
  • Li, Stephanie
  • Associate Professor
    Director, Undergraduate Studies
  • Phone: (585) 275-5760
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, African American literature, women's literature, cultural studies, fiction writing
  • Lloyd, Hilarie
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Duke University; JD, Cornell Law School
  • Research Interests: Feminist Theory and Jurisprudence; Progressive Literary Movements; Politics and Language; Critical Race Theory; Women Writers; Anglo-Irish Literature
  • London, Bette
  • Professor
  • Phone: (585) 275-3510
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-century British literature, Victorian literature and culture, feminist theory, women's writing, authorship studies
  • Loy, Eric
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, Creighton University; BA, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Research Interests: Documentary Editing; Editorial Theory; Digital Humanities; Twentieth-Century American Literature; Narrative Theory
  • Lupack, Alan
  • Adjunct Professor
    Director, the Robbins Library and Koller-Collins Center for English Studies
  • Phone: (585) 275-0110
  • Research Interests: Arthurian studies, Middle English literature, medievalism
  • McGee, Masani
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Central Michigan University
  • Research Interests: Gender and Sexuality in genre film; Mashups and Cover Songs; Fan culture and creations; Popular culture
  • McGhee, Justine Ali
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: British Romanticism; Monstrosity; History of Science; Contemporary Horror and Science Fiction Studies
  • McShane, Kara
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, College of the Holy Cross; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Multilingualism and Late Medieval English Identity; Middle English Political Writing; Cultural Translation; Vernacularity Studies; Postcolonial Studies
  • Morris, Megan
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Agnes Scott College; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Victorian Literature; Fairy Tales and Folktales; Modern Poetry and Women’s Literature
  • Nelson, Daniel
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, New York University; MA, SUNY at Buffalo
  • Research Interests: Poetry, Especially Ninteenth-Century British and Twentieth-Century American; British Romanticism
  • Newmark, Samantha
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Colgate University
  • Research Interests: Renaissance and Revenge Drama
  • Nikolis, Anastasia
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Haverford College
  • Research Interests: Modern/Contemporary American and British poetry (1890-1965)
  • O'Neil, Scott
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Towson University; MA, Saint Bonaventure University
  • Research Interests: Early Modern; Shakespeare; Renaissance Pedagogy
  • Peck, Russell A
  • John Hall Dean Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-7157
  • Research Interests: Middle English literature, medieval aesthetics, medieval intellectual history, myth and fairytale, history of drama and its performance, medievalism in British and American popular culture
  • Rhodes, Sharon E
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Portland State University
  • Research Interests: Old English Literature; Early Germanic Myth and Culture; Modernist Poetry; Exile; and Ways of Viewing the Passage of Time
  • Rice, Gordon
  • Senior Lecturer
    Production Manager, the International Theatre Program
  • Phone: (585) 275-9006
  • Research Interests: Technical direction, production management
  • Rich, Robert
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Oregon
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth-century Literature, focus on British Victorian
  • Richler, Amira
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, McGill University (Canada); MA, McMaster University (Canada)
  • Research Interests: Late Victorian and Twentieth-Century British Literature; Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • Shukla, Abhishek
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, St. Stephen's College, Delhi; MA, University College Dublin
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth-Century American Literature; Anglo-Irish and Indian Literary Revivals
  • Sidhu, Hardeep
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Boston University
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-Century American Literature; Historiography and Historical Fiction
  • Singleton, Daniel
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester; BA, Kennesaw State University
  • Research Interests: Film history; Twentieth-century American Literature; Cinematic authorship; Adaptation
  • Smith, Curt
  • Senior Lecturer in English
  • Phone: (585) 275-4260
  • Research Interests: Presidential rhetoric, American presidents of the radio/television age, Public speaking, Sports broadcasting, with emphasis on baseball, football, basketball, and hockey
  • Stokes, Daniel
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, MA, University of Connecticut
  • Research Interests: Medieval Literature
  • Sydelnik, Stefanie
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Skidmore College; MA, University of Rochester
  • Tawil, Ezra
  • Associate Professor of English
    Advisor, Master's Program
  • Phone: (585) 275-5050
  • Research Interests: American literature to 1900, rise of the novel, the literary history of race, American sentimentalism, transatlantic theories of the aesthetic
  • Vandenbossche, Lisa
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Michigan; MA, Clemson University
  • Research Interests: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British and American Literature; Atlantic Studies; Law and Literature; Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Vogel, Joseph
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Utah Valley University; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-Century American Literature; African American Studies; Masculinity and Gender; Film; Popular Music; Cultural Studies; American Studies
  • Wasmoen, Nikolaus
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Yale University
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-Century American Literature; Critical Theory; Modern and Contemporary Poetry; Literature and Technology
  • Whitebell, Laura
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of York, UK; MA, University of Sheffield, UK; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: British and American Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture; Digital Humanities
  • Yee, Pamela
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of California, Berkeley
  • Research Interests: Medieval Literature; Arthurian Tradition; Celtic Mythology; Folklore and Fairy Tale; Historical Linguistics; Gender Studies
  • Zaman, Nasheed
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, Kansas State University; BA, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-century American Literature; African-American Literature; Literary theory