Graduate Faculty

The list of graduate faculty is based on areas of specialization.

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American Literature

  • Earle Bryant: African-American Literature
  • John Gery: 20th- and 21st-Century Poetry
  • John Hazlett: Non-Fiction Prose Studies, Autobiography, Travel Narrative
  • Carl Malmgren: 20th-Century Novel, Science Fiction, Detective Novel, Popular Culture
  • Niyi Osundare: Poetry, African and African Diaspora Literature, Caribbean Literature
  • Anne Boyd Rioux: 19th-Century Fiction, Women’s Literature, Literary Cultures
  • Elizabeth Steeby: Late Nineteenth and Twentieth-century Multiethnic U.S. Literatures and Culture, U.S. Southern Studies in a Transnational Context, Critical Gender Studies and Queer Theory


British, Commonwealth, and Postcolonial Literature

  • Dan Doll: 18th-Century British Literature, Diaries, the Novel
  • Nancy Easterlin: British Romanticism, 19th- and 20th-century Novel and Short Story
  • Barbara Fitzpatrick: 18th-Century British, the Novel, Book and Periodical History, Irish Fiction
  • Catherine Loomis: Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, Early Modern Women Writers
  • Kevin Marti: Medieval English Literature, Dante, Gothic Architecture
  • Peter Schock: British Romanticism
  • Robert Shenk: Medieval and Renaissance, Milton, Bible as Literature
  • Les White: Victorian Poetry and Nonfiction Prose


Creative Writing


Literary Theory


Professional Writing


Rhetoric and Composition

  • Doreen Piano: Composition Studies, Rhetorical Theory, Cultural Studies, Women's Studies
  • Robert Shenk: Classical Rhetoric, Rhetoric and the Renaissance