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Faculty Areas of Interest

Faculty Areas of Interest are broken-down as follows:

 

Medieval Literature:


Pavneet Aulkah 
Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 2013, University of California - Santa Barbara, CA

Leah Marcus
Edwin Mims Professor of English; Ph.D., 1971, Columbia University, New York, NY

Roger Moore
Associate Dean / Principal Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 1995, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Early Modern Literature:


Pavneet Aulkah 
Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 2013, University of California - Santa Barbara, CA

Rebecca Chapman
Senior Lecturer / Assistant Director of The Writing Studio; Ph.D., 2009, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Lynn Enterline
Nancy Perot Chair in English; Ph.D., 1989, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Jessie Hock 
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2015, University of California - Berkeley, CA

Leah Marcus 
Edwin Mims Professor of English; Ph.D., 1971, Columbia University, New York, NY

Roger Moore
Associate Dean / Principal Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 1995, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Kathryn Schwarz 
Professor of English; Ph.D., 1994, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Eighteenth-Century British Literature:

Jonathan Lamb
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English; Ph.D., 1971, University of York, Helsington, York, UK

Roger Moore
Associate Dean / Principal Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 1995, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Bridget Orr 
Associate Professor of English; Ph.D., 1995, Cornell University, New York, NY

Scott Juengel 
Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 1997, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Nineteenth-Century British Literature:


Jay Clayton
Professor of English / Director of the Curb Center; Ph.D., 1979, University of Virginia, Charlottsville, VA

Julia Fesmire  
Principal Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 1994, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Roy Gottfried
Professor of English; Ph.D.,1976, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Andrea Hearn
Senior Lecturer, Ph.D., 2005, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Scott Juengel 
Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 1997, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Elizabeth Meadows 
Senior Lecturer / Assistant Director of the Curb Center; Ph.D., 2010, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Mark Schoenfield 
Professor of English; Ph.D., 1991, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Rachel Teukolsky 
Associate Professor of English; Ph.D., 2004, University of California - Berkeley, CA

Modernist Literature:


Jennifer Fay
Associate Professor of Film Studies and English; Ph.D., 2001, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Julia Fesmire  
Principal Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 1994, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Sam Girgus
Professor of  English; Ph.D., 1972, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Roy Gottfried
Professor of English; Ph.D.,1976, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Vera Kutzinski
Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of English; Ph.D., 1985, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Allison Schachter
Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and English; Ph.D.,2006, University of California - Berkeley, CA

Cecelia Tichi
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English; Ph.D.,1968, University of California - Davis, CA

Ben Tran
Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and English; Ph.D.,2008, University of California - Berkeley, CA

Mark Wollaeger
Professor of English; Ph.D.,1986, Yale University, New Haven, CT

American Literature:


Houston Baker
Distinguished University Professor of English; Ph.D.,1968, University of California - Los Angeles, CA

Vereen Bell
Professor Emeritus of English; Ph.D.,1959, Duke University, Durham, NC

John Bradley
Senior Lecturer / Assistant Director of The Writing Studio; Ph.D., 2011, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI

Gabriel Briggs
Senior Lecturer; Ph.D.,2009, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Jay Clayton
Professor of English / Director of the Curb Center; Ph.D., 1979University of Virginia, Charlottsville, VA

Kate Daniels
Professor of English; M.F.A., 1980, Columbia University, New York, NY

Colin Dayan
Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities and English; Ph.D., 1980, City University Graduate Center, New York, NY

Sam Girgus
Professor of  English; Ph.D., 1972, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Teresa Goddu
Associate Professor of  English; Ph.D., 1991, University of Pennsylvania, 1991

Michael Kreyling
Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor Emeritus of English; Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Vera Kutzinski
Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of English; Ph.D., 1985, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Lorraine Lopez
Associate Professor of  English; Ph.D., 2000, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Dana Nelson
Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of English and American Studies; Ph.D., 1989, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Ifeoma Nwankwo
Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies Program; Ph.D., 1999, Duke University, Durham, NC

Charlotte Pierce-Baker 
Professor Emerita of  Women's and Gender Studies and English; Ph.D., 1985, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Hortense Spillers 
Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of English; Ph.D., 1974, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Cecelia Tichi
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of  English; Ph.D., 1968, University of California - Davis, CA

Contemporary Literature:


Candice Amich
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2012, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Vereen Bell
Professor Emeritus of English; Ph.D., 1959, Duke University, Durham, NC

Gabriel Briggs
Senior Lecturer; Ph.D.,2009, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Jay Clayton
Professor of English / Director of the Curb Center; Ph.D., 1979, University of Virginia, Charlottsville, VA

Julia Fesmire  
Principal Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., 1994, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Sam Girgus
Professor of English; Ph.D., 1972, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Mark Jarman
Centennial Professor of English; M.F.A., 1976, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Michael Kreyling
Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor Emeritus of English; Ph.D., 1975, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Vera Kutzinski
Martha Rivers Ingram Professor of English; Ph.D., 1985, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Marzia Milazzo
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2013, University of California - Santa Barbara, CA

Haerin Shin
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2013, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Creative Writing :


Beth Bachmann
Writer-In-Residence; M.A., 2001, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; M.A., 2003, Concordia University, Portland, OR

Kate Daniels
Professor of English; M.F.A., 1980, Columbia University, New York, NY

Tony Earley
Associate Professor of English; M.F.A., 1992, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Rick Hilles
Associate Professor of English; M.F.A., 1995, Columbia University, New York, NY

Mark Jarman
Centennial Professor of English; M.F.A., 1976, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Lorraine Lopez
Associate Professor of English; Ph.D., 2000, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Lorrie Moore
Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Professor of English; M.F.A., 1982, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Nancy Reisman
Associate Professor of English; M.F.A., 1991, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MA

Sandy Solomon
Writer-In-Residence; M.F.A., Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC