People

David Aers, Ph.D.

David Aers, Ph.D.

James B. Duke Professor of English

Office: 402 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 5065

aers@duke.edu

David Aers works especially on medieval and early modern literature, theology, ecclesiology and politics in England. His publications range from studies of Augustine to studies of early 19th century writing and culture. Publications include: Piers Plowman and Christian Allegory (Arnold 1975);... Full Profile »

Monika Allison

Monika Allison

Financial Assistant

Office: 303A Allen Building, Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 4289

mallison@duke.edu

Julie Andresen, Ph.D.

Julie Andresen, Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of English

Office: 319 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 681 7610

jtetel@duke.edu

Julie Tetel (Andresen) writes in the field of linguistic historiography, focusing on French, German, and American theories of language from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. She is the author of Linguistics in America 1769-1924: A Critical History (Routledge, 1990, paperback edition... Full Profile »

James Applewhite, Ph.D.

James Applewhite, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of English

Office: 308 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 5444

james.applewhite@duke.edu

James Applewhite is the author of Seas and Inland Journeys : Landscape and Consciousness from Wordsworth to Roethke (Georgia, 1985) and seven books of poetry, including River Writing: An Eno Journal (Princeton, 1988), and Daytime and Starlight (LSU, 1997). He has... Full Profile »

Nancy Armstrong, Ph.D.

Nancy Armstrong, Ph.D.

Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor of English

Office: 304C Allen Bldg, English Dept., Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 668 0314

n.b.armstrong@duke.edu

Nancy Armstrong has served as editor of the journal Novel: A Forum on Fiction since 1996 and serves as co-organizer of The Novel Project at Duke, a faculty research seminar. Her scholarship explains how novels imagine a world that can be inhabited (or not) in specific ways by historically and... Full Profile »

Dominika Baran, Ph.D.

Dominika Baran, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office: English Department, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

dominika.baran@duke.edu

My main research interests lie in the area of language, identity, and migration. I am particularly interested in how migrant identities are formed and enacted through discourse and linguistic practices, such as code-switching and translanguaging. My recent book, Language in Immigrant America,... Full Profile »

Catherine Beaver

Catherine Beaver

Departmental Business Mgr II

Office: 303C Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 2772

cabeaver@duke.edu

Sarah Beckwith, Ph.D.

Sarah Beckwith, Ph.D.

Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English

Office: 302A Allen, Box 90014, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90014, Durham, NC 277080680

Phone: +1 919 660 3342

ott@duke.edu

Sarah Beckwith works on late medieval religious writing, medieval and early modern drama, and ordinary language philosophy. She is the author of Christ's Body: Identity, Religion and Society in Medieval English Writing (London: Routledge, 1993, pbk 1996); Signifying God: Social Relation and... Full Profile »

Neal C. Bell

Neal C. Bell

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Theater Studies

Office: 03G Page, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 660-3380

neal.bell@duke.edu

Carolin Benack

Carolin Benack

Student

carolin.benack@duke.edu

American literature; literary realism and naturalism; history of economics; novel theory; political philosophy

Prof Taylor Black, Ph.D.

Prof Taylor Black, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 401 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Diurham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

t.black@duke.edu

Taylor Black is a native North Carolinian.  He was born in Durham and split his time growing up between Winston-Salem and the Triangle.  At 18, he left for New York, where he pursed a BA in Black Studies at Hunter College and later earned a PhD in American Studies at Rutgers University.... Full Profile »

Richard Brodhead, Ph.D.

Richard Brodhead, Ph.D.

William Preston Few Professor

Office: 207 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Box 90001, Durham, NC 277080001

Phone: +1 919 684 2424

president@duke.edu

Like many students of my generation, I had little formal training in American literature, so it was a minor act of personal rebellion in 1970 when I decided, in the middle of my graduate studies, to become an Americanist. It seemed a wonderfully young field, unencumbered by tradition, with little... Full Profile »

Devin Buckley

Devin Buckley

Student

devin.buckley@duke.edu

Interests: Romanticism, Aesthetics, German Idealism, Phenomenology, Philosophical theology

Ronald Butters, Ph.D.

Ronald Butters, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of English

Office: 314 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90014, Durham, NC 277080014

Phone: +1 919 684 6561

ronbutters@aol.com

Ron Butters, who directed the Duke Linguistics Program for many years, publishes chiefly on (1) current American English and (2) linguistics and legal issues, with special interest in trademarks, contracts and statutes, and defamation. He also pursues his interest in language-and-law questions as a... Full Profile »

Sabrina Carr

Sabrina Carr

Analyst, IT

Office: 421 Campus Drive, 304H Allen, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 660 9810

sabrina2@duke.edu

Brenna Casey

Brenna Casey

Instructor* of English

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

brenna.casey@duke.edu

Brenna M. Casey is a Lecturer in the Department of English as well as the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. Her scholarship traces the transnational currents of race and gender formations through literature and visual culture of the U.S. Her research and teaching are situated at... Full Profile »

Russell Coldicutt

Russell Coldicutt

Student

russell.coldicutt@duke.edu

Russell Coldicutt is a third year in Duke’s Ph.D. program in English and works as an editorial assistant for NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction. Building from his interest in novel theory, cybernetics, and the philosophy of technology, Russell is beginning a dissertation on the infrastructures of the... Full Profile »

Lucy Corin

Lucy Corin

Visiting Professor of English

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

lucy.corin@duke.edu

Jessica Covil

Jessica Covil

Student

jessica.covil@duke.edu

Jessica Covil is a second-year PhD student of English at Duke University. Her research currently focuses on literary representations of community, belonging, and “home” in 20th-Century American Literature, and on connections between the poetic and the political, especially within... Full Profile »

Michael D'Alessandro, Ph.D.

Michael D'Alessandro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 502 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

michael.dalessandro@duke.edu

Michael D’Alessandro holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University. His principal research focuses on American literature and theatre history in the long nineteenth century. Whether studying well-known works of... Full Profile »

Cathy N. Davidson, Ph.D.

Cathy N. Davidson, Ph.D.

Ruth F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies

Office: Box 90403, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Bay 5, B196, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90403, Durham, NC 277080403

Phone: +1 919 684 8471

cathy.davidson@duke.edu

Cathy Davidson has published numerous books, including Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn (Viking, 2011); The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (with David Theo Goldberg, MIT Press, 2010) ; Revolution and... Full Profile »

A Leigh Deneef, Ph.D.

A Leigh Deneef, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of English

Office: 127 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90068, Durham, NC 27708-0068

Phone: +1 919 681 1559

ldn@duke.edu

Joseph Donahue

Joseph Donahue

Professor of the Practice in the Department of English

Office: 304B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

joseph.donahue@duke.edu

Michelle Dove

Michelle Dove

Undergraduate Studies Assistant

Phone: +1 919 684 6820

michelle.dove@duke.edu

James Draney

James Draney

Student

james.draney@duke.edu

20th and 21st century anglophone and American literatures; Marxism; media studies; phenomenology; history of the novel; philosophy and literature

Oliver W Ferguson, Ph.D.

Oliver W Ferguson, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

jfof2047@gmail.com

Thomas Ferraro

Thomas Ferraro

Professor of English

Office: 323 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 3718

ferraro@duke.edu

Professor Ferraro is an aficionado of the great American stuff--Emily Dickinson, Edward Hopper, the Marx Brothers, and Nina Simone--who writes on literature, film, and the performing arts. He is the author of Feeling Italian: The Art of Ethnicity in America (NYU, 2005; winner of a 2006... Full Profile »

Faulkner Fox

Faulkner Fox

Lecturing Fellow of English

Office: 321 Allen Building, Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, English Department, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

ffox@duke.edu

Please see my website (www.faulknerfox.com) for a complete listing of my publications, upcoming course descriptions, teaching evaluations, and more.

Kevin Gallin

Kevin Gallin

Student

kevin.gallin@duke.edu

Kevin Gallin is a PhD candidate in English at Duke University. His research interests include Global Modernism(s), the Contemporary Anglophone novel, Irish literature, literary cultures, and genre and novel theory. His dissertation project focuses on how and why Modernist narrative strategies... Full Profile »

Gerald Gerber, Ph.D.

Gerald Gerber, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

gerald.gerber@duke.edu

Astrid Giugni

Astrid Giugni

Instructor of English

Office: 114 South Buchanan Boulevard, Bay 9, Room A289, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90766, Durham, NC 277080014

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

astrid.giugni@duke.edu

George Gopen, J.D., Ph.D.

George Gopen, J.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Practice Emeritus of English

Office: 3415 Stoneybrook Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 641 1122

ggopen@duke.edu

Matia Guardabascio

Matia Guardabascio

Event Coordinator and Assistant to the Business Manager

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

matia.guardabascio@duke.edu

Michael Haselton

Michael Haselton

Student

Campus Box: P.O. Box 131, South Berwick, ME 039081204

michael.haselton@duke.edu

N. Kate Hayles Hayles, Ph.D.

N. Kate Hayles Hayles, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita of English

Office: 101 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90670, Durham, NC 277080670

Phone: +1 919 684 4127

katherine.hayles@duke.edu

Digital Humanities; Electronic Literature; Literature, Science, and Technology; Science Fiction; Critical Theory

Quanta Holden

Quanta Holden

Web and Communications Specialist

Office: 302 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90017, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 2203

quanta.holden@duke.edu

Karla Holloway, Ph.D.

Karla Holloway, Ph.D.

James B. Duke Professor Emerita of English

Office: 304F Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 8993

karla.holloway@duke.edu

Karla FC Holloway is James B.Duke Professor of English at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Law School, Women's Studies and African... Full Profile »

Prof Tsitsi Jaji, Ph.D.

Prof Tsitsi Jaji, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office: 304D Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

tsitsi.jaji@duke.edu

Jaji is an associate professor of English at Duke University with expertise in African and African American literary and cultural studies, with special interests in music, poetry, and black feminisms. She previously taught at University of Pennsylvania and has received fellowships from the National... Full Profile »

Buford Jones, Ph.D.

Buford Jones, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus of English

Office: 324 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 3873

bujones@duke.edu

Buford Jones is the bibliographer for the Hawthorne Society and supplements annually his basic checklist of Hawthorne scholarship. He has also published articles on Melville, Thoreau, and Poe as well as special studies of Hawthorne. He is currently completing The Great Romances: Hawthorne's... Full Profile »

Christophe Kennedy, Ph.D.

Christophe Kennedy, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Athletics

Office: 304 Schwartz-Butters, 115 Whitford Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90561, Durham, NC 277080555

Phone: +1 919 668 5702

ckennedy@duke.edu

Ranjana Khanna, Ph.D.

Ranjana Khanna, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Office: 304GH Allen Bldg, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 668 2548

rkhanna@duke.edu

Ranjana Khanna is Professor of English, Women's Studies, and the Literature Program at Duke University. She works on Anglo- and Francophone Postcolonial theory and literature, and Film, Psychoanalysis, and Feminist theory. She has published widely on transnational feminism, psychoanalysis, and... Full Profile »

Prof Verlyn Klinkenborg, Ph.D.

Prof Verlyn Klinkenborg, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer of English

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

verlyn.klinkenborg@duke.edu

Prof Ryan Ku, Ph.D.

Prof Ryan Ku, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

ryanson.ku@duke.edu

Catherine Lee

Catherine Lee

Student

catherine.lee@duke.edu

Romanticism; aesthetics; history and theory of the novel; history and theory of feeling; literature and science

Shirley Li

Shirley Li

Student

shirley.li1@duke.edu

B.A. Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2013M.S. Ed., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016

Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey

Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing

Office: 307 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

nathaniel.mackey@duke.edu

Nathaniel Mackey works in the areas of modern and postmodern literature in the U.S. and the Caribbean, creative writing, poetry and poetics, and the intersection of literature and music. He is the author of several books of poetry, fiction and criticism, most recently Nod House (New Directions,... Full Profile »

Melissa Malouf, Ph.D.

Melissa Malouf, Ph.D.

Professor of the Practice of English

Office: 303H Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080756

Phone: +1 919 660 2432

mmalouf@duke.edu

Melissa Malouf is Professor of the Practice of English. She teaches courses in creative writing and (mainly) contemporary literature. She is the author of two novels, More Than You Know and It Had to Be You (Avisson Press, 1997) and a collection of stories, No Guarantees (William Morrow, 1990... Full Profile »

Prof Jarvis McInnis, Ph.D.

Prof Jarvis McInnis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 313 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

jarvis.mcinnis@duke.edu

Jarvis C. McInnis holds a BA in English from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University in the City of New York.  Jarvis is an interdisciplinary scholar of African American & African Diaspora literature and... Full Profile »

Elgin Mellown

Elgin Mellown

Assoicate Professor Emeritus

melelg@gmail.com

Robert Mitchell, Ph.D.

Robert Mitchell, Ph.D.

Marcello Lotti Professor of English

Office: 302A Allen, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 668 2547

rmitch@duke.edu

Robert Mitchell's research focuses on relationships between literature and the sciences in the Romantic era, as well as contemporary intersections among information technologies, genetics, and commerce, especially as these have been played out in the legal, literary, and artistic spheres. His most... Full Profile »

Toril Moi

Toril Moi

Professor of English

Office: 1316 Campus Drive, 108 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708-0403

Campus Box: Box 90670, 108 Friedl Building, East Campus, Durham, NC 27708-0403

Phone: (919) 668-6407

toril@duke.edu

Toril Moi has three broad areas of interest: feminist theory and women's writing; the intersection of literature, philosophy and aesthetics; and ordinary language philosophy in the tradition of Wittgenstein, Cavell and Austin. Toril Moi also works on theater. In her work on literature and theater... Full Profile »

Michael Moses, Ph.D.

Michael Moses, Ph.D.

Associate Professor with Tenure

Office: 303G Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 8880

mmoses@duke.edu

Michael Valdez Moses grew up in Los Angeles and was educated at Harvard, New College, Oxford, and the University of Virginia. He is the author of The Novel and the Globalization of Culture (Oxford UP, 1995), and has edited several collections of critical essays including The Writings of J. M.... Full Profile »

Maryscot Mullins

Maryscot Mullins

Graduate Studies Assistant

Office: 316 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90017, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 5538

maryscot.mullins@duke.edu

Sonia Nayak

Sonia Nayak

Student

sonia.nayak@duke.edu

My research combines the microeconomic vestiges of colonial capitalism, with a reengagement with psycho-affective pain in literature, or the microaggression, into what I call microcruelty—the interior, psychological and economic effects of repeated, minor cruelties— to help us see the... Full Profile »

Mark Neal, Ph.D.

Mark Neal, Ph.D.

Professor of English

Office: Science Building, 243F, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90252, Durham, NC 277080252

Phone: +1 919 684 3987

man9@duke.edu

Mark Anthony Neal is Chair of the Department of African & African American Studies and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE) at Duke University where he offers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities, including... Full Profile »

Dr Robert Newman, Ph.D.

Dr Robert Newman, Ph.D.

AdjunctProfessor of English

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

Sasha Panaram

Sasha Panaram

Student

sasha.panaram@duke.edu

Sasha Panaram is a PhD candidate in English at Duke University, where she studies conditions of belonging, creative expressions of loss, and enactments of fugitivity in black diasporic literature. Her dissertation explores fictional and critical renderings of the Middle Passage by black women in... Full Profile »

Thomas Pfau, Ph.D.

Thomas Pfau, Ph.D.

Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English

Office: 312 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 681 3098

pfau@duke.edu

"THOMAS PFAU (PhD 1989, SUNY Buffalo) is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, with secondary appointments in Germanic Language & Literatures and the Divinity School at Duke University. He has published some forty-five essays on literary and philosophical subjects... Full Profile »

Christina Askounis Pogoloff

Christina Askounis Pogoloff

Lecturer Emerita of English

Office: Trent Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 3094

askounis@duke.edu

Christina Askounis holds a B.A. from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia and an M.A.from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars. Her writing experience encompasses newspaper journalism, television and film scriptwriting, poetry and fiction; her short... Full Profile »

Deborah Pope

Deborah Pope

Professor Emerita of English

Office: 304 B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 2899

dpope@duke.edu

Deborah Pope has published A Separate Vision: Isolation in Contemporary Women's Poetry (LSU), Ties That Bind: Essays on Mothering and Patriarchy (University of Chicago Press), Fanatic Heart (LSU), Mortal World (LSU) and Falling Out of the Sky. She is currently co-editing a series of writings on... Full Profile »

Joseph Porter, Ph.D.

Joseph Porter, Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of English

Office: 304J Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 3884

japorter@duke.edu

Author of ten books and editor or co-editor of nine others, as well as the New Variorum Othello in progress, of which he is Editor-in-Chief, Joseph A. Porter aka Joe Ashby Porter studied at Harvard (BA, 1964), Pembroke College Oxford (Fulbright Fellowship, 64-65) and UC Berkeley (PhD, 1972). After... Full Profile »

Kathy Psomiades, Ph.D.

Kathy Psomiades, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office: 308 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 5444

kathy.psomiades@duke.edu

Kathy Psomiades works on Victorian literature and culture. She is author of Beauty's Body: Femininity and Representation in British Aestheticism (Stanford, 1997), and co-editor, with Talia Schaffer of Women and British Aestheticism (Virginia, 1999). She has been the recipient of an NEH fellowship... Full Profile »

Maureen Quilligan, Ph.D.

Maureen Quilligan, Ph.D.

R. Florence Brinkley Professor Emerita of English

Office: 320 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

mquillig@duke.edu

Maureen Quilligan has as a primary field of interest in the Renaissance, with special attention to women and literature. She has published four books: The Language of Allegory: Defining the Genre (1979) Milton's Spenser: The Politics of Reading (1983), The Allegory of Female Authority:... Full Profile »

Claire Ravenscroft

Claire Ravenscroft

Student

claire.ravenscroft@duke.edu

Claire Ravenscroft is a doctoral candidate in the department of English. Her research and teaching interests include energy, environment, contemporary fiction and film. Her dissertation, Fossil Capitalist Realism: Petrofiction, Climate Change and the Endless Twentieth Century, identifies the... Full Profile »

Bradley Rogers

Bradley Rogers

Assistant Professor of English

Phone: +1 919 660 3350

b.rogers@duke.edu

Bradley Rogers (Ph.D., Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley) is Assistant Professor of Theater Studies and Director of the Duke in London Drama program.  His work focuses on musical theatre and on performance theory, with research interests in the relationship between theater, film,... Full Profile »

Cathy Shuman

Cathy Shuman

Lecturing Fellow of English

Office: 324 Allen Building, BOX_90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 5767

cathy.shuman@duke.edu

Barbara H. Smith

Barbara H. Smith

Braxton Craven Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and English

Office: 9 Towhee Drive, Topsham, ME 04086

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015

Phone: (919) 383-0840

bhsmith@duke.edu

Smith's research has been concerned with literary theory, poetry and poetics, ideas of value and judgment, and intellectual controversies over science and knowledge. Her current work focuses on developments in cognitive science and the philosophy of biology, intellectual issues involving science... Full Profile »

Kevin Spencer

Kevin Spencer

Student

kevin.spencer@duke.edu

I graduated with a BA (hons) in English and an MA in English from the University of Alberta. I completed a second MA in Theory and Criticism at Western University in London, Ontario, the culmination of which was a thesis called "Swearing: Force and Language." In that thesis, I asked why and how... Full Profile »

Michelle Sroka

Michelle Sroka

Student

michelle.sroka@duke.edu

Ph.D. Candidate in English, 2013-Present I specialize in the long eighteenth century in Britain and British Romanticism, with an emphasis upon labor, gender, and ecocritical concerns. My dissertation project, The Poetics of Labor, examines how laboring- and middle-class writers in Britain... Full Profile »

Prof Corina Stan, Ph.D.

Prof Corina Stan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 311 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90014, Durham, NC 277080257

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

corina.stan@duke.edu

Corina Stan grew up in Romania, studied in Germany, France, and the US, and taught for several years in the Netherlands. Trained as a comparatist, she works at the intersection of literature and the arts, with interests in continental philosophy and the sociology of intellectuals.  Her first... Full Profile »

Jessica Stark

Jessica Stark

Student

jessica.quick@duke.edu

Jessica Q. Stark is a PhD Candidate in English at Duke University, where she is studying the presence of community, collaboration, and popular culture across literary genres. Her dissertation project explores the intersections between modern to contemporary poetry and American comic books in... Full Profile »

Victor Strandberg

Victor Strandberg

Professor with Tenure

Office: 315 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 3976

vhs@duke.edu

Victor Strandberg has published The Poetic Vision of Robert Penn Warren (Kentucky, 1977), Religious Psychology in American Literature: The Relevance of William James (Studia Humanitatis, 1981), and A Faulkner Overview: Six Perspectives (Kennikat Press, 1981), together with numerous essays on... Full Profile »

Charlotte Sussman, M.D.

Charlotte Sussman, M.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office: 325 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

charlotte.sussman@duke.edu

Leonard Tennenhouse

Leonard Tennenhouse

Professor of English

Office: 304F Allen Bldg, English Department, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 1884

l.tennenhouse@duke.edu

Len Tennenhouse teaches courses in British and American literature that look at earlier formulations of our most deeply held assumptions about who we are, how to live with other people, and what we pursue in the name of happiness. What changes, he asks, do these ideas of the purpose and... Full Profile »

Patrick Timmis

Patrick Timmis

Student

patrick.timmis@duke.edu

Doctoral Student, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Marianna Torgovnick

Marianna Torgovnick

Professor of English

Office: 302E Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015

Phone: (919) 684-2110

tor@duke.edu

Marianna Torgovnick writes on the novel and novel theory, film, postcolonialism, modernism, and the twentieth century more generally, and especially on contemporary American culture. Her work is broadly interdisciplinary and has been taught in Art History, Anthropology, and Religion courses as well... Full Profile »

Aarthi Vadde, Ph.D.

Aarthi Vadde, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

Office: 303-I Allen Building, Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

aarthi.vadde@duke.edu

Aarthi Vadde works in the field of 20th-21st century Anglophone literature with particular interests in the historical and technological forces conditioning migration and globalization.  She looks at how literary history interfaces with theories of internationalism, the history of computation... Full Profile »

Hannah VanderHart

Hannah VanderHart

Student

hannah.vanderhart@duke.edu

Early Modern Studies. I work on gender and collaborative poetics in the seventeenth century, specifically the poetry of Philip and Mary Sidney, Aemilia Lanyer, Katherine Philips and Mary, Lady Chudleigh.

Priscilla Wald, Ph.D.

Priscilla Wald, Ph.D.

R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English

Office: 327B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 6869

pwald@duke.edu

Priscilla Wald teaches and works on U.S. literature and culture, particularly literature of the late-18th to mid-20th centuries, contemporary narratives of science and medicine, science fiction literature and film, law and literature, and environmental studies. Her current work focuses on the... Full Profile »

Julianne Werlin

Julianne Werlin

Bacca Foundation Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Culture and Society

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

jw476@duke.edu

My teaching and research interests include early-modern poetry and prose, literary stylistics, state formation, utopianism, the history of technology, and the sociology of literary forms. My current project, entitled Paperworks: Bureaucracy and Literature in Early Modern England, explores  the... Full Profile »

George Williams, Ph.D.

George Williams, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Office: 07A West Duke, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 277080015

Phone: +1 919 684 5827

hpgw@duke.edu

Susan Willis, Ph.D.

Susan Willis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus of English

Office: Literature, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90670, Durham, NC 277080670

Phone: +1 919 668 6204

susan.willis@duke.edu

Associate Professor of English and The Literature Program. She teaches courses in minority writing and popular culture. She is the author of "Specifying: Black Women Writing the American Experience" and "A Primer for Daily Life." She is coauthor of "Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World... Full Profile »

Joseph Winters, Ph.D.

Joseph Winters, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 710 Sidepark Street, Durham, NC 27703

Campus Box: 118 Gray Building, Box 90964, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: +1 919 423 1911

joseph.winters@duke.edu

Joseph Winters is an assistant professor of Religious Studies with a secondary position in the Department of African and African American Studies. His interests lie in African-American Religious Thought, Religion and Critical Theory, Af-Am Literature, and Continental philosophy. Overall, his... Full Profile »

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Alyssa D Wong

Visiting Instructor of English

Phone: (909) 684-2741

alyssa.wong@duke.edu