Faculty

Primary

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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: Wednesday 2:00 p.m.  - 4:00 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 »

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 »

Joseph Donahue

Joseph Donahue

Helen L. Bevington Professor of the Practice of Modern Poetry

Office: 304B Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

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

Phone: (919) 684-2741

joseph.donahue@duke.edu

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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: Monday and Wednesday 10:15 a.m.  - 11:45 a.m. & by appointment.

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

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

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 »

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 »

Joint

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

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 »

Secondary

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Adjunct/Affiliate

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.

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

Robert D Newman

Robert D Newman

AdjunctProfessor of English

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

Visiting

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 »

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

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 »