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Emeritus Faculty

Coleman, William
Medieval studies, with particular interest in the English, Italian, and Latin 14th century (especially Chaucer's sources: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio); medieval manuscript study (paleography, codicology, and text editing); medieval Latin language and literature (especially liturgical drama); incunabula and the history of printing; 18th-century Age of Sensibility (especially the history of the gothic novel).
de Jongh, James
African-American literature; Harlem Renaissance and Africana literatures of the black awakening; African American literary modernism; American slavery in literature.
Dickstein, Morris
Contemporary literature and American studies; urban and ethnic fiction; realism and modernism; cultural criticism; English Romantic poetry; film genre and film history; politics and literature; literary journalism, literary criticism, and public intellectuals.
Greetham, David
Interdisciplinary textual theory; interactive technology; textualities; scholarly editing and bibliographical studies; history of the book, authorship, and reception; medieval English literature; history of literary criticism; critical theory and culture criticism; founder of Society for Textual Scholarship.
Hall, N. John
The 19th-century British novel; literary history; Trollope and Beerbohm; literary biography; scholarly editing; 19th- and 20th-century autobiography; illustrated fiction; caricature.
Humpherys, Anne
Victorian studies; popular literature; narrative theory; women's studies.
Kaplan, Fred
19th- and 20th-century British and American literature and culture; biography; the synthesis of lives and works, with emphasis on politics, history, aesthetics, gender, and social context; Dickens, Carlyle, Lincoln, Twain, James, Vidal.
Kelvin, Norman
19th-century English literature and cultural history; early-20th-century modernism; the decorative arts in relation to modern painting and literature; political ideology, including class and gender, and the arts.
Marcus, Jane
Feminist literary criticism; 20th-century British literature and intellectual history (women's suffrage, World War I); transatlantic cultural studies (African diaspora, the 1930s); Virginia Woolf; primitivism and modernism; Nancy Cunard and the Negro anthology; intersections of race, class and culture.
McKenna, Catherine
Medieval English and European literatures, especially the languages and literatures of Ireland and Wales; Celtic studies.
Mlynarczyk, Rebecca
Composition/rhetoric, basic and second-language writing, qualitative research methodology, ethnography.
Stone, Donald
Victorian literature; history of the novel; visual arts and literature; intercultural relations (James to Rushdie).
Suggs, Jon-Christian
African-American literature; law and literature; American proletarian culture and working class studies; literary history and theory.
Tenenbaum, Elizabeth
Modernism; history of the novel; narrative theory; women's studies; particular interests in Conrad, Joyce, Lawrence, Woolf, Faulkner, James, and contemporary American women writers.
Whatley, E. Gordon
Medieval literature; Old English, Middle English, medieval Latin, with emphasis on hagiographic texts, sources, and contexts.
Wittreich, Joseph
Milton, Milton's modernity, twentieth- and twenty-first century reincarnations of his last poems; the Romantics (with special interest in Blake); the Bible and literature, especially biblical hermeneutics, the prophetic books (particularly The Book of Revelation), and apocalypticism; the visionary tradition; theories of influence; reception theory; gay and lesbian literature and queer theory; feminist criticism and theory; narratology.