Department of English

People

Graduate Students

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  • Jenny Boyar
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Lafayette College
  • Research Interests: Medieval Literature and Language; Memory and Cognition; Music and Literature; Gender Studies

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  • Abigail Brengle
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester; BA, Michigan State University
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-century British and American literature, Modernism, poetry and poetics

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  • Sarah Bunker
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Michigan- Flint; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Early Modern Literature, Domestic Utopianism

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  • Gyasi Byng
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, Florida Atlantic University; BA, Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Research Interests: Slave and Neoslave Narratives; Artificial and Posthuman Life Forms in Science Fiction; Construction of Mixed Race Identity in Literary Texts; Critical Race Theory
  • Curriculum Vitae

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  • Kristi Castleberry
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, MA, Sonoma State University
  • Research Interests: Medieval Literature; Cultural Studies and Gender Studies

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  • Ashley Conklin
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, Boston College; BA, University of Connecticut
  • Research Interests: Medieval literature; Violence in romance and hagiography; Monstrosity; Marginalized figures

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  • Andrew Crakes
  • 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

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  • Steffi Delcourt
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester; BA, Emory University
  • Research Interests: Arthurian tradition; High Medieval Romance; Memory, Cognition and Perception

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  • Andrea Everett
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, College of William and Mary; MA, University of Rochester
  • Research Interests: Eighteenth-Century British Literature; British Romanticism; Fairy Tales

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  • Alison Grenert
  • 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

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  • Alison Harper
  • 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

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  • Julianne Heck
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Colby College; MA, Simmons College
  • Research Interests: Early Twentieth-Century American Literature

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  • Daniel Helm
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BS, MA, North Carolina State University
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-Century American Literature; Twentieth-Century Poetry

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  • Jarrod Ingles
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Asbury University
  • Research Interests: Romantic and Victorian Literature; Politics and Poetry; Aesthetics

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  • Shannon Jaime
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Whittier College
  • Research Interests: British Romanticism, Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Postmodernism

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  • Nicholas J Knopf
  • 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

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  • Emily Kohlhase
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Research Interests: English Renaissance drama, focus on Shakespeare; Early Modern and Contemporary theatrical practices; Adaptation
  • Curriculum Vitae

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  • Daniel Kraines
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, NY University; MFA, Boston University; BA, Skidmore College
  • Research Interests: 20th Century and Contemporary Literature; Modernism, Poetry and Poetics

  • Joseph Lamperez
  • 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
  • Curriculum Vitae

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  • Amanda Lang
  • 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

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  • Hilarie Lloyd
  • 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

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  • Emily Lowman
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, College of William and Mary
  • Research Interests: Medieval literature; Celtic literature; the Arthurian tradition; Folklore; Old English literature

  • Eric Loy
  • 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
  • Curriculum Vitae

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  • Matthew McDonald
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Vanderbilt University
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American and British Poetry; an Aesthetics of Fate and Power; Literature of the American Civil War; the Figure of the Poet as Doomed Youth

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  • Masani McGee
  • 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

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  • Santiago Morrice
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, Mills College; BA, University of California-Merced
  • Research Interests: African American Literature and Critical Theory

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  • Daniel Nelson
  • 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

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  • Anastasia Nikolis
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Haverford College
  • Research Interests: Modern/Contemporary American and British poetry (1890-1965)

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  • Scott O'Neil
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Towson University; MA, Saint Bonaventure University
  • Research Interests: Early Modern; Shakespeare; Renaissance Pedagogy
  • Curriculum Vitae

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  • Sharon E Rhodes
  • 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

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  • Robert Rich
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Oregon
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth-century Literature, focus on British Victorian

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  • Nicole Sadaniantz
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, University of Pennsylvania
  • Research Interests: 20th Century dramatic literature and acting theory; Modernism; Chekhov, Woolf, Kerouac, Brodsky & Utkin

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  • Oishani Sengupta
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, Jadaupur Univ-Calcutta; BA, Jadaupur Univ-Calcutta

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  • Abhishek Shukla
  • 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

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  • Hardeep Sidhu
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: BA, Boston University
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-Century American Literature; Historiography and Historical Fiction

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  • Miles Simon
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, California State University-Northridge; BA, California State University-Northridge
  • Research Interests: Transatlantic Romanticism; Liminal spaces; Negative capability and theology; History of the daemon; Genre studies; Hybrid texts

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  • Daniel Singleton
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, University of Rochester; BA, Kennesaw State University
  • Research Interests: Film history; Twentieth-century American Literature; Cinematic authorship; Adaptation

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  • Lisa Vandenbossche
  • 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
  • Curriculum Vitae

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  • Laura Whitebell
  • 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

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  • Pamela Yee
  • 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

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  • Nasheed Zaman
  • PhD Program
  • Prior Degrees: MA, Kansas State University; BA, North South University, Bangladesh
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-century American Literature; African-American Literature; Literary theory