Faculty

Chair

Sarah Beckwith

Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English

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

Campus Box: 90014

Phone: (919) 660-3342, (919) 684-2741

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 10m to 2pm and 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 »

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David Aers

James B. Duke Professor of English

Office: 402 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-5065

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: By Appointment

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 »

Nancy Armstrong

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

Office: 304C Allen Building

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 668-0314

Fax: (919) 613-6842

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

Lecturer

Office: 314 Allen Building, 303H Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-3094

Fax: (919) 660-4372

Office Hours: on leave Fall 2015

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 stories... Full Profile »

Richard Brodhead

William Preston Few Professor of English

Office: 207 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Campus Box: 90001

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 »

Lori Marie Carlson

Lecturer in the Department of English

Office: 401 Allen Building, Box_90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-6771

Office Hours: Spring 2015 By Appointment

l.carlson@duke.edu

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Joseph Donahue

Helen L. Bevington Professor of the Practice of Modern Poetry

Office: 304B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-2741

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: by appointment

joseph.donahue@duke.edu

Thomas J. Ferraro

Frances Hill Fox Professor of English

Office: 323 Allen Building

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-3718

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: M 3:30-4:45 pm, Th 3:30-4:45 pm, 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 »

Karla Holloway

James B. Duke Professor of English

Office: 304F Allen Building

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-8993

Fax: 919-684-4871

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

Associate Professor of English

Office: 313 Allen Building

Campus Box: Box 90014

Phone: (919) 684-2741

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1-3 pm and by appointment (please email to arrange)

tsitsi.jaji@duke.edu

Tsitsi Jaji teaches courses on African American, African and Caribbean expressive cultures and the exchanges throughout the global black world. Her research often focuses on representations of sound, music and listening, and engages feminist methods and theory.Her first book, Africa in Stereo:... Full Profile »

Ranjana Khanna

Professor of English

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

Campus Box: 90014

Phone: (919) 668-2548

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: T 9:30-11:30

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 »

Nathaniel E Mackey

Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing

Office: 307 Allen Building

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-1718

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: Spring 2016Monday 12:30pm-2:00pm, Thursday 1:15pm-3:15pm

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

Professor of the Practice in the Department of English

Office: B246 Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701

Campus Box: 90756

Phone: (919) 660-3070

Fax: (919) 681-7059

Office Hours: Fall 2015 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 »

Robert Edward Mitchell

Marcello Lotti Professor of English

Office: 304C Allen, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-2547

Fax: 919-684-4871

Office Hours: Mondays, 12:20-1:20

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 »

Michael Valdez Moses

Associate Professor with Tenure

Office: 303G Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-8880

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: on leave Fall 2015

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 »

Thomas Pfau

Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English

Office: 312 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 681-3098

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: Fall 2015Mondays: 2:00 - 3:30 pm (in 116E Old Chem)Wednesdays: 1:30 - 2:30 (in 312 Allen)

pfau@duke.edu

Thomas Pfau is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, with secondary appointments in Germanic Languages & Literatures and in the Duke Divinity School. A native of Germany, Prof. Pfau began his academic career in 1980 as a student of History and Literature at the University of Constance.... Full Profile »

Joseph A. Porter

Professor in the Department of English

Office: 304J Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-3884

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: Spring 2015 Thursdays 2:00-4:00pm

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 »

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Kathy A. Psomiades

Associate Professor of English

Office: 308 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-5444

Fax: 919-684-4871

Office Hours: Fall 2015 Mondays and Wednesdays 2-3

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 »

Corina M Stan

Assistant Professor of English

Office: 311 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90014

Phone: (919) 684-2741

Fax: (919) 684-4871

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 »

Victor H. Strandberg

Professor with Tenure

Office: 315 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-3976

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours:   By appointment, and Fridays, 1:00-2:30.  Contact by email any time or by home phone evenings, 919-732-4998.

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 »

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Charlotte S. Sussman

Associate Professor of English

Office: 310 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-2741

Office Hours: Spring 2015 Tuesdays 1pm-3pm and by appointment

charlotte.sussman@duke.edu

Leonard Tennenhouse

Professor of English

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

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-1884

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: On leave 2015-16

l.tennenhouse@duke.edu

Julie A. Tetel

Professor in the Department of English

Office: 307A Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 681-7610

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: Fall 2014 Wednesday and Friday 9-10am and 1-2pm or by Appointment

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

Professor of English

Office: 302E Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-2165, (919) 684-2110

Fax: (919) 688-0355

Office Hours: Spring 2014 On sabbatical. Contact for appointment.

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

Assistant Professor in the Department of English

Office: English Allen Building

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: 919-613-0424

Office Hours: Spring 2016 Thurs 2-3pm Tues 2-3pm (by appt)

aarthi.vadde@duke.edu

Aarthi Vadde works in the field of 20th-21st century Anglophone literature with particular interests in the history of migration and globalization, theories of internationalism, the environmental humanities, and media studies.  Her book Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism beyond... Full Profile »

Priscilla Wald

R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English

Office: 327B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-6869

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: FALL 2014Thursdays 11:30am-1:30pm

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, and environmental studies. Her current work focuses on the intersections among the... Full Profile »

Julianne Werlin

Bacca Foundation Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Culture and Society

Office: 322 Allen Building

Campus Box: Box 90014

Phone: (919) 684-2741

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 3 - 4:30

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 »

Joint

N. Katherine Hayles

Professor of English

Office: 101 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90670

Phone: (919) 684-9319

katherine.hayles@duke.edu

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

Toril Moi

Professor of English

Office: 114 S. Buchanan Boulevard, B184 Smith Warehouse, Durham, NC 27708-0403

Campus Box: 90403

Phone: (919) 684-4127, (919) 668-6407

Fax: (919) 668-1919

Office Hours: Spring 2015 By Appointment via email toril@duke.edu

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 »

Secondary

Neal C. Bell

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Theater Studies

Office: 03G Page, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90680

Phone: (919) 660-3380

neal.bell@duke.edu

Mark Anthony Neal

Professor of English

Office: Science Allen Building

Campus Box: 90252

Phone: (919) 684-3987

dr-yogi@att.net

Mark Anthony Neal is Professor 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 signature... Full Profile »

Adjunct/Affiliate

C Faulkner Fox

Lecturing Fellow in the Department of English

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

Campus Box: 90015

Phone: (919) 684-2741

Fax: (919) 684-4871

Office Hours: Fall 2015 Tuesdays 11am-12:00pm, 5:45pm-6:45pm, and by appointment

ffox@duke.edu

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

Chris Kennedy

Associate Director of Athletics

Office: 102 Cameron Indoor Stadium

Campus Box: 90561

Phone: (919) 668-5702, (919) 684-2120

Fax: (919) 684-4871

ckennedy@acpub.duke.edu

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Robert D Newman

AdjunctProfessor of English

Phone: (919) 684-2741

rdn8@duke.edu

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Cathy Shuman

Lecturing Fellow in the Department of English

Office: 324 Allen Building, Box_90015, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-5767

Fax: +1 919 684-4871

Office Hours: Fall 2016 Office Hours:  T, Th 11:00am - 1:00pm

cathy.shuman@duke.edu

Visiting

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Astrid A Giugni

Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Office: Smith Warehouse

Campus Box: 90014

astrid.giugni@duke.edu

Judith Ruderman

Visiting Professor in the Department of English

Office: 3612 Alman Drive, Durham, NC 27705

Campus Box: 90005

Phone: (919) 489-0421

Office Hours: Fall 2013 By appointment (email)

judith.ruderman@duke.edu

Judith Ruderman retired from her Duke University positions of Vice Provost and Adjunct Professor of English in 2009. With her current title of Visiting Professor she continues to teach seminars in literature for the English department once a year, as she has done since 1989. Her research and... Full Profile »