Faculty

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Marilynn R. Desmond

Distinguished Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

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

Professor

English, General Literature and 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; Graduate Director

English, General Literature and 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 M. Gillan

Bartle Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Ecological Justice
  • Contemporary and modern poetry
  • Multicultural literature
  • Narrative poetry
  • Contemporary Women Poets
  • Working Class Literature
  • Modern American Literature
  • Poetry
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Leslie L. Heywood

Professor; Faculty Fellow

English, General Literature and Rhetoric; Graduate School

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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Olivia Holmes

Director; Professor

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Medieval Studies
  • Early Modern Studies
  • Gender and Sexualities
  • Rhetorical Discourse
  • Italian Literature
  • Troubadours
  • Authorship
  • Book History
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Joseph A. Keith

Associate Professor; Chair

English, General Literature and 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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Monika Mehta

Associate Professor; Undergraduate Director

English, General Literature and 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

Associate Professor

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • Early American Literature
  • Native American Literatures, Literacies, and Rhetorics
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies
  • Critical Whiteness Studies

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Jennifer Lynn Stoever

Associate Professor

English, General Literature and 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
  • Digital Humanities
  • Civic Engagement
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Susan Strehle

Distinguished Service Professor

English, General Literature and 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 E. Vernon

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Modern Literature
  • Literature of the American West
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Alvin P. Vos

Associate Professor; Collegiate Professor of Hinman College

English, General Literature and Rhetoric; Residential Life

Research Interests

  • Renaissance Literature and Culture
  • Shakespeare
  • Colonial/Post-Colonial Studies
  • Student-Centered Pedagogies
  • Learning Communities
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Bridget Whearty

Assistant Professor, Medieval Studies Program; Assistant Professor

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • 14th- and 15th-c English Literature; Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve
  • Digitization and Medieval Texts
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Lisa T. Yun

Associate Professor

Department of Asian and Asian American Studies; English, General Literature and Rhetoric

Research Interests

  • Freedom; Slavery; Human Rights
  • Testimony and Testimonial
  • Cross-racial Liberatory Movements
  • Immigrant Narratives
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