Literature Faculty

Name Contact Specialties
Bruce Boehrer
WMS 112A
Milton, Shakespeare, Jonson, early modern English drama, neo-Latin verse
Terri Bourus
Professor of Theatre, Courtesy Professor of English
FAA 108
Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama
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WMS 422
Renaissance literature, feminist theory, and critical race studies
A. E. B Coldiron
WMS 447
Renaissance and late-medieval literature, history of text technologies, comparative literature, translation studies, poetry
Leigh H. Edwards
Associate Professor
WMS 439
19th- and 20th-century U.S. literature and culture, American and cultural studies, popular culture
Andrew Epstein
Professor, Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
WMS 409
20th- and 21st-century U.S. literature and culture, modern and postmodern poetry and poetics, 19th century American literature
Barry Faulk
Professor, Associate Chair, Curriculum
WMS 414
Victorian literature and culture, popular culture studies
Jamie C. Fumo
WMS 413
Medieval English literature, especially Chaucer; intertextuality and reception; classical transmission; authorship; comparative studies
Alisha Gaines
Assistant Professor
WMS 228
African American literature and studies, popular culture, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, New Southern studies
David Gants
Associate Professor
WMS 316
Humanities computing, history of the book, history of text technologies, renaissance literature, descriptive and analytical bibliography
S. E. Gontarski
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor
WMS 430
20th-century Irish studies, modernism, performance theory, history of text technologies
Robin Truth Goodman
Professor, Director, Literature
WMS 216
Postcolonial literature and theory, feminism, literatures of the Americas, cultural studies
Aaron Jaffe
Frances Cushing Ervin Professor
WMS 429
Modernism; Modern and contemporary literature, culture, media
David F. Johnson
WMS 431
Medieval literature and culture, Old and Middle English language and literature, textual studies
Meegan Kennedy
Associate Professor
WMS 431
Victorian literature and culture, the British novel, Victorian science and medicine, periodical studies, gender studies, literature and medicine
John Mac Kilgore
Assistant Professor
WMS 324
Early American literature, 18th- and 19th-century US literature, American studies, transnationalism, critical theory and philosophy, literature and politics
Trinyan Paulsen Mariano
Assistant Professor
WMS 323
19th and 20th century American literature, culture, and history; African-American literature; law and literature; the novel
Jerrilyn McGregory
WMS 458
Folklore and folklife, transnational and diaspora theories, African American and multiethnic literature, cultural studies
Maxine Lavon Montgomery
Professor, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies
WMS 433
African American fiction, contemporary black women's novels, cultural and gender studies
Dennis Moore
Associate Professor, University Distinguished Teaching Professor
WMS 416
18th-century circumatlantic culture, antebellum U.S. and African American culture, American studies
Jim O'Rourke
WMS 441
British Romanticism, Shakespeare, poststructuralist theory
Christina Parker-Flynn
Assistant Professor
WMS 436
Film theory and criticism, gender studies, 19th-century literature and culture, comparative literature, Hitchcock
Judith Pascoe
George Mills Harper Professor
WMS 427
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and culture, collecting history and theory, theatre and performance studies, digital humanities, voice recording history and theory
John Ribó
Assistant Professor
WMS 442
U.S. Latina/o, Latin American, and Caribbean literatures, comparative literature, cultural studies, popular culture
Diane Roberts
WMS 434
Creative non-fiction, Southern culture, gender studies, 19th- and 20th-century culture
Robert Stilling
Assistant Professor
WMS 309
Twentieth- and Twenty-first-century British literature and culture, global Anglophone literature, modernism, postcolonial studies, Fin-de-siècle literature, poetry and poetics, queer literature
Ned Stuckey-French
Associate Professor
WMS 325
20th-century American literature and culture, creative non-fiction
Gary Taylor
George Matthew Edgar Professor, Chair
WMS 405
Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, history of text technologies, history of the book, editorial theory and practice, men's studies, critical race theory
Eric Walker
Professor British Romantic culture, Austen, adoption studies
Candace Ward
Associate Professor 18th-century British and Anglo-Caribbean literature and culture, early women's fiction