Faculty

  • Monique Allewaert

    6131 Helen C. White Hall
    allewaert@wisc.edu
    Interests
    18th- and 19th-Century American literatures, Colonial and Postcolonial Theory, Ecocriticism, Political Theory

  • Emily Auerbach

    Room 7223, 21 N Park Street
    (608)-262-3733
    eauerbach@dcs.wisc.edu

  • Amy Quan Barry

    6195D Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-2054
    aqbarry@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Creative Writing (poetry and fiction), the Lyric (contemporary and classical)

  • Elizabeth B. Bearden

    7147 Helen C. White Hall
    ebearden@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Early modern prose and poetry, Reception of Antiquity, Comparative Literature, formal and philosophical approaches to literary study, Disability Studies

  • Richard Begam

    6147 Helen C. White
    (608) 263-2804
    rjbegam@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Modern British and Irish literature, postcolonial literature, literary theory

  • Michael Bernard-Donals

    6187A Helen C. White Hall
    mfbernarddon@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Rhetoric, critical theory, and post-Holocaust representation

  • Susan David Bernstein

    7195F Helen C. White Hall (Director of Graduate Studies)
    sdbernst@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Victorian literary studies, gender studies, print culture and the history of the book

  • Leslie Bow

    7179 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 890-2455
    lbow@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Asian American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American literature, literature by women of color, feminist theory, critical race studies, Cultural Studies, popular culture, race and sexuality.

  • Karen Britland

    6133 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-2832
    britland@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Shakespeare, early modern drama, print culture, performance, women’s writing, the English civil wars, Anglo-continental exchange

  • Joshua Calhoun

    6161 Helen C. White Hall
    calhoun3@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Renaissance Lyric Poetry, Renaissance Drama, Poetics, Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne, Gascoigne, Media, the History of Reading, the Natural History of Texts, Papermaking, Historical Formalism, Miscellanies and Anthologies, Paleography, the Atlantic World

  • Russ Castronovo

    7133 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-7467
    rcastronovo@wisc.edu
    Interests
    American literature, African American literature, transnational literature

  • Lisa H. Cooper

    7135 Helen C. White Hall
    lhcooper@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Late medieval literature, material culture, literary theory

  • Aparna Dharwadker

    6015 Vilas Communication Hall
    (608) 263-4716
    adharwadker@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Colonial and postcolonial studies, comparative modern drama, modern Indian theatre, contemporary world theatre, postcolonial modernisms, the global South Asian diaspora

  • Stephanie Elsky

    7167 Helen C. White Hall
    elsky@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Renaissance poetry and prose, law and literature, Shakespeare, poetics, reception of classical antiquity, history of the material text, early modern women writers, colonialism

  • Danielle Evans

  • Ramzi Fawaz

    7161 Helen C. White Hall
    fawaz@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Queer and Feminist Theory, Cultural Politics, Popular Culture Studies, Post-WWII American Literature, LGBT Literature, Fantasy and Enchantment, Speculative Fiction, Critical Theory, Film and Media Studies

  • Mary Fiorenza

    6183 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-4512
    fiorenza@wisc.edu

  • Cecilia E. Ford

    6187B Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-2706
    ceford@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Conversation analysis, interaction and language, grammar in interaction, sociolinguistics, feminist applied linguistics

  • Martin Foys

  • Susan Stanford Friedman

    7103 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 262-8151
    ssfriedm@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Modernism/modernity, Feminist theory and women's writing, Cultural theory and world literatures in English

  • Sara Guyer

    7165 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3706
    guyer@wisc.edu
    Interests
    British and continental romanticism, critical theory, and holocaust studies

  • Roberta Hill

    7139 Helen C. White Hall & 118 Ingraham
    (608) 265-3394
    rjhill@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Twentieth century literature and history; race, gender, class and ethnicity; life writing with an emphasis in minority discourse; creative writing; American Indian literature

  • Brad Hughes

    6187F Helen C. White
    263-3823
    bthughes@wisc.edu

  • Aida Hussen

    7181 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-2913
    hussen@wisc.edu
    Interests
    African American literature, feminist and queer theory, trauma theory, history and memory

  • Amaud Johnson

    6195c Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 262-5377
    amaudjohnson@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Creative writing, African American Literature

  • Lynn Keller

    7195F Helen C. White Hall
    rlkeller@facstaff.wisc.edu
    Interests
    American poetry since 1950, recent experimental poetries and poetics, poetry and ecocriticism

  • Theresa Kelley

    6141 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3824
    tkelley@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Romanticism--poetics, aesthetics, visual culture; history and philosophy of scientific practice

  • Jesse Lee Kercheval

    6195G Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3756
    jlkerche@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Creative writing: fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction

  • Ron Kuka

    6195B Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3374
    rfkuka@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Creative Writing

  • Caroline Levine

    7187 (Chair) and 6137 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3765 (Chair) and (608) 262-7835
    clevine@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Victorian literature and culture, formalism, narrative theory, world literature, aesthetics and politics, and public humanities

  • David Loewenstein

    7195G Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-2769
    daloewen@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Early modern English literature and culture; literature in relation to politics and religion in England, c. 1500-1800; Milton and his contemporaries; print culture and history of the book; Shakespeare; editing early modern English texts

  • Anne McClintock

    7195D Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-1102
    amcclintock@wisc.edu

  • Jon McKenzie

    6143 Helen C. White Hall
    jvmckenzie@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Performance, new media, critical theory, experimental pedagogy

  • Judith Claire Mitchell

    6195F Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3773
    jmitchell@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Creative Writing

  • Rob Nixon

    7125 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3005
    rdnixon@facstaff.wisc.edu
    Interests
    Environmentalism, creative nonfiction, postcolonial literature

  • Tejumola Olaniyan

    6181 Helen C. White Hall & 1470 Van Hise
    (608) 263-2848
    tolaniyan@wisc.edu
    Interests
    African and African diaspora, postcolonial, drama

  • Christa J. Olson

    6187d Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3822
    cjolson6@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Rhetorical history, theory, and criticism; visual rhetoric; Latin America

  • Mario Ortiz-Robles

    6135 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3796
    mortizrobles@wisc.edu
    Interests
    19th-century literature, critical theory, the novel, animal studies

  • Thomas C. Purnell

    6109 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 770-9441 (Cell)
    tcpurnell@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Phonetics, Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Dialectology

  • Eric Raimy

    7123 Helen C. White Hall
    raimy@wisc.edu
    Interests
    cognitive science, generative grammar, phonology, morphology, phonetics, syntax

  • Ellen Samuels

    102d Ingraham Hall, Mark H
    (608) 263-2190
    ejsamuels@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Disability studies, gender studies/feminist theory, American literature

  • Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

    6179 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3757
    csherrard@wisc.edu
    Interests
    African American literature, 19th-century American literature, feminist theory

  • Jeffrey Steele

    7129 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-5558
    jsteele@facstaff.wisc.edu
    Interests
    American Studies, 19th-century American women's writing, urban and spatial studies

  • Nirvana Tanoukhi

    6117 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-9258
    tanoukhi@wisc.edu
    Interests
    20th-21stc. Anglophone Literary Canon: British to Transnational; Postcolonial Literature & Criticism: 1° African, Arabic; 2° Indian, Australian; History & Theory of Novel; Narrative Theory; Formalisms & Contextualisms; Literary Pragmatics; Translation

  • Mary Trotter

  • Robin Valenza

    6177 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3784
    valenza@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Restoration, eighteenth-century, and romantic literature and culture; history of science; digital humanities

  • Mark Vareschi

    6105 Helen C. White
    vareschi@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama, Digital Humanities, History of Authorship, History of the Book, Intellectual Property, Philosophy and Literature, Literary Theory, Gender and Sexuality

  • Kate Vieira

    kevieira@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Social history of literacy, transnational migration, materiality of literacy, qualitative research methodologies, multilingual writing, Latino/a Studies

  • Ronald Wallace

    6195H Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3705
    rwallace@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Creative Writing (poetry and fiction), Modern and Contemporary Literature, Humor

  • Anja Wanner

    7187E / 6111 Helen C. White Hall
    awanner@wisc.edu
    Interests
    English syntax and morphology (with an emphasis on verbs), theory of grammar, text analysis, language change, genres of academic discourse, computer-mediated communication.

  • Morris Young

    6187C Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3367
    msyoung4@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Composition and Rhetoric, Asian American Literature

  • Richard F. Young

    7163 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-2679
    rfyoung@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Applied linguistics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, oral language assessment, discursive practice, classroom discourse

  • Timothy Yu

    7137 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3818
    tpyu@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Modern and contemporary American literature; contemporary poetry; Asian American literature and culture; the avant-garde; race in American literature; diaspora

  • David A. Zimmerman

    7185 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3785
    dazimmerman@wisc.edu
    Interests
    19th- and 20th-century U.S. literature, with an emphasis on the 19th-c. American novel; economics and literature; moral philosophy and narrative

  • Jordan L. Zweck

    6145 Helen C. White Hall
    (608) 263-3759
    jlzweck@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Beowulf, Old English, medieval documentary culture, history of the English language, history of the book, medieval medicine