People

David Aers

David Aers

James B. Duke Professor of English

Office: 402 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-5065

Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m.

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 L Allison

Monika L 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

James W. Applewhite

James W. Applewhite

Professor Emeritus of English

Office: 308 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (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

Nancy Armstrong

Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor of English in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

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

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

Phone: (919) 668-0314

Office Hours: By appointment

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 »

Christina Askounis

Christina Askounis

Lecturer Emerita of English

Office: Trent Building, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (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 »

Dominika M Baran

Dominika M Baran

Associate Professor of English

Office: English Department, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (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

Sarah Beckwith

Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English

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

Campus Box: Duke Box 90014, Durham, NC 27708-0680

Phone: (919) 684-2741

Office Hours: Monday 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m; Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. & by appointment.

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

Taylor H Black

Taylor H Black

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 401 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Diurham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:30 p.m.  - 4:30 p.m.

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

Richard Brodhead

William Preston Few Professor of English

Office: 207 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: Box 90001, Durham, NC 27708-0001

Phone: (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 R. Butters

Ronald R. Butters

Professor Emeritus of English

Office: 314 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90014, Durham, NC 27708-0014

Phone: (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 M Carr

Sabrina M 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

J. Kameron Carter

J. Kameron Carter

Associate Professor of English

Office: 006D New Divinity, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0967

Phone: (919) 660-3425

j.carter@duke.edu

Professor Carter teaches courses in both theology and black church studies. Working as a theologian, he addresses the basic areas of Christian thought, especially attending to Christology (the person and work of Jesus Christ) and theological anthropology (the human being in Christian perspective).... Full Profile »

Brenna M Casey

Brenna M Casey

Instructor* of English

Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Allen 321

brenna.casey@duke.edu

Brenna M. Casey is a Lecturer in the Departments of English and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies. She specializes in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century U.S. literature and visual culture with an emphasis on intimate transnational networks of literary and artistic production. Her... Full Profile »

Michael F D'Alessandro

Michael F D'Alessandro

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 502 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

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

Cathy N. Davidson

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 27708-0403

Phone: (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

A Leigh Deneef

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 27708-0015

Phone: (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

Oliver W. Ferguson

Professor Emeritus

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

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

jfof2047@gmail.com

Thomas J. Ferraro

Thomas J. Ferraro

Professor of English

Office: 323 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-3718

Office Hours: M, 2:15-3:45;  and Th, 3:00-4:30; and by appointment

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 »

C Faulkner Fox

C Faulkner Fox

Lecturing Fellow of English

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

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

Phone: (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.

Gerald E. Gerber

Gerald E. Gerber

Associate Professor Emeritus

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

gerald.gerber@duke.edu

Astrid Adele Giugni

Astrid Adele Giugni

Instructor of English

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

Campus Box: Box 90766, Durham, NC 27708-0014

astrid.giugni@duke.edu

George D. Gopen

George D. Gopen

Professor of Practice Emeritus of English

Office: 06A Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 660-4375

ggopen@duke.edu

Matia Guardabascio

Matia Guardabascio

Event Coordinator and Assistant to the Business Manager

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

matia.guardabascio@duke.edu

N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles

Professor of English

Office: 101 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0670

Phone: (919) 684-4127

katherine.hayles@duke.edu

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

Jessica Hines

Jessica Hines

Instructor

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

jessica.hines@duke.edu

Jessica Hines is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Instructor in the English Department. She specializes in the literature and culture of late medieval England with a particular interest in women's and gender studies, as well as medieval, early... Full Profile »

T Quanta Holden

T 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

Karla Holloway

James B. Duke Professor Emerita of English

Office: 304F Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (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 »

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Associate Professor of English

Office: 304D Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

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

Buford Jones

Associate Professor Emeritus of English

Office: 324 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (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

Christophe Kennedy

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

Ranjana Khanna

Professor of English

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

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-2548

Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1:40 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

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 »

Ryan Ku

Ryan Ku

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: +1 919 684 2741

ryanson.ku@duke.edu

Nathaniel Mackey

Nathaniel Mackey

Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing

Office: 307 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and by appointment.

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

Melissa Malouf

Professor of the Practice in the Department of English

Office: 303H Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0756

Phone: (919) 682-3119

Office Hours: Wednesday and Friday 2:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m. and by appointment.

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 »

Jarvis C McInnis

Jarvis C McInnis

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 313 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

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 W. Mellown

Elgin W. Mellown

Assoicate Professor Emeritus

melelg@gmail.com

Robert Edward Mitchell

Robert Edward Mitchell

Marcello Lotti Professor of English

Office: 304C Allen, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-2547

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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 Valdez Moses

Michael Valdez Moses

Associate Professor with Tenure

Office: 303G Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-8880

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 3:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m. & by appointment.

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

Mark Anthony Neal

Mark Anthony Neal

Professor of English

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

Campus Box: Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708-0252

Phone: (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 »

Robert D Newman

Robert D Newman

AdjunctProfessor of English

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

Thomas Pfau

Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English

Office: 312 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 681-3098

Office Hours: Tuesday 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & by appointment.

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 »

Deborah Pope

Deborah Pope

Professor Emerita of English

Office: 304 B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (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 A. Porter

Joseph A. Porter

Professor in the Department of English

Office: 304J Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-3884

Office Hours: Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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 A. Psomiades

Kathy A. Psomiades

Associate Professor of English

Office: 308 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-5444

Office Hours: Tuesdays  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

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

Maureen Quilligan

R. Florence Brinkley Professor Emerita of English

Office: 320 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 681-2149

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 English department with research and teaching interests in contemporary literature, energy and climate.

Carol Renegar

Carol Renegar

Staff

Office: 302 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90016, Durham, NC 277080014

Phone: +1 919 684 6820

crenegar@duke.edu

Bradley Rogers

Bradley Rogers

Assistant Professor of English

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: (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

The Realism vs modernism debates in relation to novels and drama; Continental philosophy; Ordinary Language Philosophy

Michelle Sroka

Michelle Sroka

Student

michelle.sroka@duke.edu

I'm currently writing about labor and working-class poetry during the Romantic period, roughly 1780-1820. In the past, I've taught courses on British Romantic poetry and prose, creative nonfiction writing, and the concept of the anti-hero in literature and film. 

Corina M Stan

Corina M Stan

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 311 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90014, Durham, NC 27708-0257

Phone: (919) 684-2741

Office Hours: Thursdays 3-5:00 p.m.

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 H. Strandberg

Victor H. Strandberg

Professor with Tenure

Office: 315 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-3976

Office Hours: Mondays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. and by appointment.

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 S. Sussman

Charlotte S. Sussman

Associate Professor of English

Office: 325 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (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 27708-0015

Phone: (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 »

Julie A. Tetel

Julie A. Tetel

Professor in the Department of English

Office: 319 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (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 »

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

Aarthi Vadde

Associate Professor of English

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

Campus Box: Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Office Hours: On Leave Fall Semester 2018

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

Office Hours: By appointment

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

Priscilla Wald

R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English

Office: 327B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (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

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 W. Williams

George W. Williams

Professor Emeritus

Office: 07A West Duke, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-5827

hpgw@duke.edu

Susan Willis

Susan Willis

Associate Professor Emeritus of English

Office: Literature, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0670

Phone: (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 Richard Winters

Joseph Richard Winters

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 710 Sidepark Street, Durham, NC 27703

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

Phone: (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