Department of English



Jonathan Baldo

  • Jonathan Baldo
  • Professor of English, Department of Humanities, Eastman School of Music
  • Phone: (585) 274-1610
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare, early modern cultural studies, literary theory

Melissa Balmain

Professor of English David Bleich

  • David Bleich
  • 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

  • Joel Burges
  • Assistant Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-2694
  • Research Interests: Post-1945 cultural studies, media studies, critical theory, American and contemporary literature

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Morris Eaves

  • Morris Eaves
  • Professor of English and Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
    Director, A. W. Mellon Graduate Program in the Digital Humanities of the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Phone: (585) 275-9025
  • Research Interests: British Romanticism, Media history and theory, Editorial theory , William Blake Archive Project

Brady Fletcher

Kenneth Gross

  • Kenneth Gross
  • Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-4098
  • Research Interests: Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, theater, English poetry, literature and the visual arts

Jennifer Grotz

Thomas Hahn

Sarah Higley

Rosemary Kegl

  • Rosemary Kegl
  • Associate Professor
    Chair of the Department of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-4092
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare and English Renaissance drama, early modern literature and culture, literary theory, gender studies

Bette London

  • Bette London
  • Professor
  • Phone: (585) 275-3510
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-century British literature, Victorian literature and culture, feminist theory, women's writing, authorship studies

James Longenbach

Nigel Maister

Katherine Mannheimer

James Memmott

John Michael

  • John Michael
  • Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Phone: (585) 275-4974
  • Research Interests: American literature, critical theory, cultural studies

Jason Middleton

Supritha Rajan

Gordon Rice

  • Gordon Rice
  • Senior Lecturer
    Production Manager of the International Theatre Program
  • Phone: (585) 275-9006
  • Research Interests: Technical direction, production management

  • Steven Rozenski
  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: (585) 276-7325
  • Research Interests: Middle English devotional literature, translation studies, book history, medieval German and Dutch literature, trans-Reformation England

Stephen Schottenfeld

Joanna Scott

  • Joanna Scott
  • Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-2784
  • Research Interests: Modern and contemporary fiction, the art of imaginative writing

Curt Smith

  • Curt Smith
  • 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

Ezra Tawil

  • Ezra Tawil
  • Associate Professor of English
    Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • 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

Jeffrey Tucker