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English, General Literature and Rhetoric

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Marilynn Desmond

SUNY Distinguished Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Medieval literature
  • classics and medieval narrative
  • Chaucer
  • feminist theory / queer theory
  • manuscript studies
  • francophone middle ages
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Lois Einhorn

Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Rhetorical theory and criticism
  • organizational communication
  • Compassionate nonviolent communication
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Social Actions
  • Voices of diversity
  • Spiritual communication
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Praseeda Gopinath

Associate Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Twentieth Century British Literature
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Northern Ireland Studies
  • Literature of South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora
  • Masculinity Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Neoliberalism Studies
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Maria Gillan

Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • contemporary and modern poetry
  • multicultural literature
  • narrative poetry
  • Contemporary Women Poets
  • Working Class Literature
  • Modern American Literature
  • Poetry
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Leslie Heywood

Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Sports studies
  • 20th-century literature
  • feminist and critical theory
  • creative writing
  • Gender Studies
  • Science Studies
  • Third Wave Feminism
  • Globalization & the Environment
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Joseph Keith

Associate Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Modern U.S. and British literature
  • culture of U.S. imperialism
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century American Literature
  • Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Transnational American Studies
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Anglophone Caribbean Literature
  • Cold War Literature
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John Kuhn

Assistant Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Literature of early modern England with a special focus on the 17th century
  • Renaissance and Restoration theater and performance
  • Early Atlantic studies
  • Material history
  • George Herbert
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Monika Mehta

Associate Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Globalization
  • Diaspora and cultural production
  • postcolonial literature
  • New Media & Film Studies
  • Theories of Nation-State
  • Contemporary Critical Theory
  • Feminist and Sexuality Studies
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Birgit Brander Rasmussen

Assistant Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • American Studies
  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Native American and Indigenous Literacies
  • Early American Literature
  • Race Writing and Coloniality
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Jennifer Stoever

Associate Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • African American Literature and Culture
  • 19th and 20th Century American Literature
  • American Studies
  • Popular Music
  • Sound and Audio Culture Studies
  • Race and theories of Representation
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Susan Strehle

Dean and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • American literature
  • women writers
  • Contemporary fiction American and global
  • Nation in literature
  • diaspora citizenship and belonging
  • Postcolonial theory and literature
  • feminism
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John Vernon

Bartle SUNY Distinguished Professor

English, General Literature & Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Creative writing
  • modern literature
  • literature of the American west
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Bridget Whearty

Assistant Professor

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Research Interests

  • Medieval literature specializing in 14th- and 15th-century English literature
  • Book history and manuscript studies
  • Digitization of medieval manuscripts
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • John Lydgate
  • Digital humanities
  • Late medieval death culture
  • Community engagement/Servic
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Last Updated: 2/14/18