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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English Language and Literature


Faculty Areas of Specialization

   Historical or Geographical Defined Fields
   Object of Study (genre, form, non-traditional organized area)
   Theoretical or Methodological Approaches

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Historical or Geographical Defined Fields

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE/CULTURE/STUDIES
- David Cowart
- Greg Forter
- Leon Jackson
- Dianne Johnson
- Cat Keyser
- Marvin McAllister
- Tracey Weldon
- Gretchen Woertendyke

AFRICAN LITERATURE/RHETORICS
- Eric Doxtader
- Anne Gulick
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro

AMERICAN LITERATURE & CULTURE: PRE-1900
- Cynthia Davis
- David Greven
- Leon Jackson
- Sara Schwebel
- David Shields
- Gretchen Woertendyke

AMERICAN LITERATURE & CULTURE: 20th-21st CENTURY
- Bob Brinkmeyer
- David Cowart
- Susan Courtney
- Cynthia Davis
- Greg Forter
- Brian Glavey
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro
- Cat Keyser
- Mark Minett
- Tara Powell
- Sara Schwebel
- Susan Vanderborg
- Qiana Whitted

AMERICAN STUDIES
- Bob Brinkmeyer
- Susan Courtney
- Cynthia Davis
- Mindy Fenske
- Dianne Johnson
- Cat Keyser
- Leon Jackson
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro
- Marvin McAllister
- Sara Schwebel

ASIAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE/STUDIES
- Elaine Chun
- David Cowart

BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE BEFORE 1700
- Holly Crocker
- Ed Gieskes
- Scott Gwara
- Nina Levine
- David Miller
- Esther Richey
- Andrew Shifflett

BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE: 18th CENTURY
- Paula Feldman
- Mike Gavin
- Leon Jackson
- Tony Jarrells
- Steven Lynn
- Andrew Shifflett

BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE: 19th CENTURY
- Danielle Coriale
- Paula Feldman
- Rebecca Stern

BRITISH LITERATURE & CULTURE: 20th-21st CENTURY
- Debra Rae Cohen
- David Cowart
- Ed Madden
- Tom Rice

CARIBBEAN LITERATURE
- David Cowart
- Anne Gulick
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro
- Gretchen Woertendyke

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
- Elise Blackwell
- David Cowart
- Greg Forter
- Brian Glavey
- Anne Gulick
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro
- Tara Powell
- Susan Vanderborg
- Qiana Whitted

EARLY MODERN BRITISH DRAMA
- Ed Gieskes

IRISH STUDIES
- Ed Madden
- Tom Rice

MEDIEVAL
- Holly Crocker
- Scott Gwara

MODERNISM/MODERNITY
- Debra Rae Cohen
- Mark Cooper
- Greg Forter
- Brian Glavey
- Cat Keyser
- Ed Madden
- Tom Rice
- Meili Steele

POSTMODERNISM
- David Cowart
- John Muckelbauer
- Tom Rice
- Susan Vanderborg

REALISM
- Danielle Coriale
- Cynthia Davis
- Rebecca Stern

REGIONALISM
- Bob Brinkmeyer (South/West)
- Susan Courtney
- Gretchen Woertendyke (critical regionalisms)

RENAISSANCE
- Ed Gieskes
- Scott Gwara
- Nina Levine
- David Miller
- Esther Richey
- Larry Rhu
- Andrew Shifflett

ROMANTICISMS
- Paula Feldman
- David Greven
- Tony Jarrells

SCOTTISH LIT/STUDIES
- Tony Jarrells

SOUTHERN LITERATURE/STUDIES
- Elise Blackwell
- Bob Brinkmeyer
- Susan Courtney
- Tara Powell
- David Shields
- Tracey Weldon
- Qiana Whitted

TRANSATLANTIC / TRANSNATIONAL/ HEMISPHERIC
- Bob Brinkmeyer
- Danielle Coriale
- David Cowart
- Paula Feldman
- Greg Forter
- Anne Gulick
- Leon Jackson
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro
- Tom Rice
- David Shields
- Gretchen Woertendyke

VICTORIAN LITERATURE
- Danielle Coriale
- Rebecca Stern



Object of Study
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ANIMAL STUDIES/POSTHUMANISM
- Jim Barilla
- Danielle Coriale
- Megan Foley
- Ed Madden
- John Muckelbauer

ARCHIVAL STUDIES/PUBLIC HISTORY/MUSEUM STUDIES
- Mark Cooper
- Scott Gwara
- Leon Jackson
- Sara Schwebel

AUTOBIOGRAPHY
- Dianne Johnson

BODY STUDIES
- Mindy Fenske
- John Muckelbauer
- Hannah Rule

BOOK HISTORY/PRINT CULTURE
- Kevin Brock (Software and Code Studies)
- Debra Rae Cohen
- Mark Cooper
- Paula Feldman
- Mike Gavin
- Scott Gwara
- Leon Jackson
- Tony Jarrells
- Cat Keyser (periodical studies)
- David Shields
- Susan Vanderborg

CHILDREN'S AND YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
- Dianne Johnson
- Sara Schwebel
- Qiana Whitted
- Susan Vanderborg

COMICS STUDIES
- Mark Minett
- Qiana Whitted

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
- David Miller
- Andrew Shifflett
- Meili Steele

COMPOSITION (incl. PEDOGOGY, HISTORY)
- Kevin Brock
- Christy Friend
- Byron Hawk
- Chris Holcomb
- Steven Lynn
- John Muckelbauer
- Hannah Rule

 

CREATIVE WRITING
- Samuel Amadon
- David Bajo
- Jim Barilla
- Elise Blackwell
- Fred Dings
- Nikky Finney
- Dianne Johnson
- Ed Madden
- Tara Powell

CRITICAL HUMAN RIGHTS STUDIES
- Erik Doxtader
- Megan Foley
- Anne Gulick

DIGITAL HUMANITIES
- Kevin Brock (Digital Rhetoric)
- Mark Cooper (repositories & collaborative research environments for media analysis)
- Stan Dubinsky
- Mike Gavin
- Scott Gwara
- Byron Hawk
- David Miller
- Sara Schwebel
- David Shields

FILM/MEDIA STUDIES
- Debra Rae Cohen
- Mark Cooper (also Media Industry Studies; History/Theory of Mass Media & Mediation)
- Susan Courtney
- Mindy Fenske
- Greg Forter
- David Greven
- Byron Hawk
- Dianne Johnson (African American Film)
- Mark Minett
- John Muckelbauer
- David Shields
- Qiana Whitted

FOOD STUDIES
- Elise Blackwell
- Mindy Fenske
- Cat Keyser
- Tara Powell
- David Shields

GENDER/SEXUALITY STUDIES
- Elaine Chun
- Federica Clementi
- Debra Rae Cohen
- Mark Cooper
- Susan Courtney
- Danielle Coriale
- Cynthia Davis
- Paula Feldman
- Mindy Fenske
- Greg Forter
- Brian Glavey
- David Greven
- Cat Keyser
- Ed Madden
- David Miller
- John Muckelbauer
- Tara Powell
- Rebecca Stern
- Tracey Weldon

GENRE STUDIES
- Susan Courtney
- Greg Forter
- Ed Gieskes
- Tony Jarrells
- Mark Minett
- Hannah Rule
- Rebecca Stern
- Susan Vanderborg (Science Fiction)
- Gretchen Woertendyke

JEWISH/HOLOCAUST STUDIES
- Federica Clementi
- Stan Dubinsky

LINGUISTICS
- Elaine Chun (Sociolinguistics)
Dorothy Disterheft (Historical Linguistics)
- Stan Dubinsky (Linguistic Theory; Natural Language Semantics; Syntactic Theory/Grammatical Description)
- Scott Gwara
- Tracey Weldon (Sociolinguistics)  

LITERATURE AND LAW
- Anne Gulick
- Ed Gieskes

LITERATURE, MEDICINE, AND/OR SCIENCE
- Danielle Coriale
- Cynthia Davis
- Tom Rice
- Rebecca Stern

LITERATURE AND RELIGION
- Bob Brinkmeyer
- Fred Dings
- David Miller
- Esther Richey (Early Modern Theology)

PERFORMANCE STUDIES/THEATER/DRAMA
- Mindy Fenske
- Marvin McAllister

POETRY/POETICS
- Samuel Amadon
- Fred Dings
- Brian Glavey
- Ed Madden
- Paula Feldman
- Tara Powell
- Andrew Shifflett
- Susan Vanderborg

POPULAR CULTURE
- Debra Rae Cohen (Popular Music Studies)
- Susan Courtney
- Cynthia Davis
- Mindy Fenske
- Mark Minett
- David Shields
- Gretchen Woertendyke

RHETORIC
- Kevin Brock (esp. of Science and
Technology)
- Erik Doxtader (philosophy of; rhetorical theory)
- Pat Gehrke
- Megan Foley
- Christy Friend
- Byron Hawk
- Chris Holcomb (History and Criticism of)
- Steven Lynn
- John Muckelbauer
- Hannah Rule (Embodied/Material Rhetorics)

RHETORIC—CLASSICAL
- Megan Foley
- Chris Holcomb
- John Muckelbauer

SOCIAL AESTHETICS
- Mindy Fenske

SPEECH/COMMUNICATION STUDIES
- Mindy Fenske
- Megan Foley
- Pat Gehrke

THE UNIVERSITY—HISTORY AND THEORY
- Mark Cooper

VISUAL CULTURE STUDIES
- Susan Courtney
- Mindy Fenske
- Cat Keyser
- Mark Minett
- David Shields
- Qiana Whitted



Theoretical or Methodological
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CRITICAL ETHNIC/RACE THEORY
- Elaine Chun
- Susan Courtney
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro
- Marvin McAllister

CRITICAL AND SOCIAL THEORY/ METHODOLOGIES
- Mark Cooper
- Erik Doxtader (critical social theory)
- Mindy Fenske
- Megan Foley
- Pat Gehrke
- Ed Gieskes (Bourdieu and the Bakhtin Circle)
- Brian Glavey
- John Muckelbauer
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro
- Meili Steele

 

CULTURAL STUDIES
- Susan Courtney
- Cynthia Davis
- Byron Hawk
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro
- Cat Keyser
- Tom Rice
- Rebecca Stern

FEMINIST THEORY
- John Muckelbauer

HISTORICISM/CULTURAL AND LITERARY HISTORY
- Bob Brinkmeyer
- Danielle Coriale
- Susan Courtney
- Cynthia Davis
- Greg Forter
- Ed Gieskes
- Leon Jackson
- Nina Levine
- David Miller
- Sara Schwebel
- David Shields
- Andrew Shifflett
- Rebecca Stern
- Gretchen Woertendyke

MARXISM
- Greg Forter
- Tony Jarrells
- John Muckelbauer
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro

POSTCOLONIALISM
- Greg Forter
- Anne Gulick
- Eli Jelly-Schapiro
- Gretchen Woertendyke

POSTSTRUCTURALIST THEORY
- John Muckelbauer

PSYCHOANALYTIC THEORY
- David Cowart
- Greg Forter
- David Greven
- David Miller

QUEER STUDIES/THEORY
- David Greven
- Brian Glavey
- Ed Madden