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Literature Faculty

Gautam Basu Thakur

Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Specialties: Comparative & World Literature, Literature of the British Empire, Anglophone Literature, Critical Theory, Postcolonial Studies

Ann Campbell

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Emory University
Specialties: Eighteenth-Century British Literature, Women’s Novels, Courtship Novels

Ralph Clare

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Stony Brook University
Specialties: 20th-Century American and British Literatures, American Postmodernism, Contemporary Culture/Literature, Creative Writing

Matthew Hansen

Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Specialties: Shakespeare, Early Modern British Literature

Samantha Harvey

Professor, Ph.D. Cambridge University
Specialties: Nineteenth Century British Poetry and Prose, Transatlantic Romanticism: Coleridge and Emerson, Literature and the Environment

Tom Hillard

Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Arizona
Specialties: Early American Literature, Literature and the Environment, Gothic Literature

Cheryl Hindrichs

Associate Professor, Ph.D. The Ohio State University
Specialties: Twentieth-Century British Literature, Literary Criticism and Theory

Reshmi Mukherjee

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Specialties: Anglophone Literature, Literature in Translation, Diasporic and Exilic Literatures, Postcolonial Theory, Culture Studies, Transnational Feminist Theory

Jacky O’Connor

Professor, Ph.D. University of California, Davis
Specialties: American Literature, 20th-21st Century American Drama, Tennessee Williams, Law and Literature

Steven Olsen-Smith

Professor, Ph.D. University of Delaware
Specialties: American Literature: Colonial to the American Renaissance, Herman Melville, Textual Editing and Criticism

Tara Penry

Professor, Ph.D. Fordham University
Specialties: Literature of the American West, American Literature

Dora Ramirez-Dhoore

Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Specialties: Ethnic Literature, Chicano/a Literature

Mac Test

Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
Specialties: New World Influences on Early Modern English Literature, English/Spanish Translation, Poetry

Jeff Westover

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Boston College
Specialties: American Literature, Modern American Poetry

Linda Marie Zaerr

Professor, Ph.D. University of Washington
Specialties: Medieval Studies, Middle English Romance