David Anderson received his Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and has published on American and African American poetry. He is currently interested in neglected African American poetry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, environmentalism and African American literature, and studying poetic forms and traditions.
Archival research, African American poetry, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, environmental issues in African American literature, poetic forms and traditions
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Matthew Biberman is the author of scholarly study Masculinity, Anti-Semitism and Early Modern English Literature (Ashgate, 2004) and the memoir Big Sid's Vincati (Penguin hardback, 2009; Plume paperback, 2010; Plume reprint, 2010). With Julia Lupton and Douglas Brooks, he is the editor of the essay collection Shakespeare After 9/11 (Mellen, 2011), the first book length study of the subject. With degrees from Duke University (Ph.D. English Literature, 1998), New York University (MA, Creative Writing, 1990) and Dartmouth College (BA, 1988), Professor Biberman most often teaches courses in creative writing (nonfiction) as well as in English Literature (especially in the Renaissance), as well as classes on theory and Jewish American Literature.
Literary Theory, Creative Writing, Early Modern English Literature, Holocaust Studies
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Dale B. Billingsley received his B.A. magna cum laude in English and history from Texas Christian University (1972), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a Rotary International Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland (1972-73), and returned to the United States for graduate study in Renaissance literature at Yale University, where he earned the M.A. (1974), M.Phil. (1975), and Ph.D. (1977). He has published on Thomas More and his circle, on Plato, Mandeville, Gascoigne, Shakespeare, and Twain as well as studies of early printed editions of Euclid's Elementa.
Early modern literature; early history of print technology
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Beth A. Boehm came to the University of Louisville in 1987 upon completing her Ph.D. at the Ohio State University, where she specialized in twentieth-century British and American literature and rhetoric and composition. Since 2009, she has been focused on graduate student professional development as an administrator in the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, where she is currently dean. Her current research is on mentoring and graduate student engagement.
Narrative theory, rhetorial theory, intersection between composition studies and literary studies; postmodern and Victorian narratives
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Director of Composition
Brenda Brueggemann received her PhD in Rhetoric from the University of Louisville in 1992. After 22 years on the faculty at The Ohio State University, she recently returned to UofL to serve as the Director of Composition (and Professor of English). In addition to long-standing interests in rhetoric, creative non-fiction, and pedagogy, much of her work over the last decade has been focused in Disability Studies and Deaf Studies. She has single authored two books in Deaf/Disability Studies, co-authored a composition textbook, and edited or co-edited five other volumes; she has published over 60 essays and articles. Her current projects involve a community engagement and oral history/documentary film around the "Art as Memory: Suffering, Redemption, and Liberation" project with the Council on Developmental Disabilities, an educational blog on the Nazi's Aktion T-4 program, and an epistolary biography of Mabel Hubbard Bell (Alexander Graham Bell's deaf wife). She is the program chair for the 2015 Society for Disability Studies annual conference and the incoming president for that organization as well.
Pedagogy; creative non-fiction; Deaf studies; Disability Studies
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Karen Chandler received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and has published on American and African American fiction, autobiography, film, and poetry. One of her interests is folktales, songs, and other vernacular expression. In the last few years, she has been exploring children’s, young adult, and crossover narratives and poems about African American history.
African American readers, genre, folklore, treatments of history
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Amy Clukey is assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville. Prior to this appointment, she was an ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Columbia University and a dissertation fellow with the Center for American Literary Studies at the Pennsylvania State University, where she received her Ph.D. in 2009. She teaches courses on transnational literature, global modernisms, and southern studies. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Hibernia Review, Modern Fiction Studies, American Literature, and Twentieth-Century Literature, among other venues. Her article "Plantation Modernity: Gone with the Wind and Irish-Southern Culture" was awarded the Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Prize for the best article on southern literature published in 2013 by the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. She is currently completing a monograph entitled Plantation Modernism: Transatlantic Anglophone Fiction 1890-1950.
Global Modernism, Southern Studies, Irish Literature
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Julia Dietrich joined the English Department faculty in 1978. She received her doctorate from the University of Cincinnati and teaches courses on medieval literature and culture, on Shakespeare, and on literary and rhetorical theory. Her current research is in the theory of argumentation in the Middle Ages.
Medieval literature and culture; Shakespeare; Medieval rhetoric; Argumentation
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Alan Golding earned his BA from the University of Exeter and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He teaches American literature and poetry and poetics of the long twentieth century. He is the author of *From Outlaw to Classic: Canons in American Poetry* (1995), and of numerous essays on modernist and contemporary poetry. Current projects include *Writing the New Into History: New American Poetries from The Dial to the Digital* and “Isn’t the Avant-Garde Always Pedagogical,” a book on experimental poetics and / as pedagogy. He co-edits the Iowa Series on Contemporary North American Poetry and Synapse, a series dedicated to experimental critical approaches to poetics.
US American poetry, the avant-garde and the academy, history and theory of the avant-garde.
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Distinguished University Scholar
Susan M. Griffin received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. She is the editor of the Henry James Review (Johns Hopkins UP) and author and editor of books on James, on anti-Catholicism, and on film. Her scholarship and teaching center on nineteenth-century American and British literature and culture, with a focus on fiction. She is an affiliated faculty member in Women & Gender Studies.
American and British 19th-C Literature & Culture; Henry James; 19th-C Ghost Fictions
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Paul Griner, a former Fulbright Scholar, is the author of the short story collection Follow Me (Random House), a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, and the novels Collectors (Random House) and The German Woman (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). His work has been published in Tin House, One Story, Ploughshares, Playboy, Zoetrope, The Telegraph of India, and many other magazines, journals, and anthologies, and has been translated into a half dozen languages. His novel Second Life will be published by Counterpoint/Soft Skull in January 2015. His collection of stories Hurry Please, I Want To Know, will be published by Sarabande in June 2015.
He is the recipient of UofL’s Outstanding Teaching Awards at both the college and university levels as well as well as the Graduate School’s Outstanding Mentor Award. He has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MA in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard, and an MA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University.
Creative Writing: Fiction (Novel and short story), creative non-fiction, poetry. The development of the short story in Europe, America and Latin America, Latin-American poetry and prose, The literature of Nature
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Karen Hadley earned her BA in English and Political Theory from the University of California at Berkeley, and her MA and PhD in English Literature and Language from Berkeley. Her primary research interests have been in Romanticism and Modernity, including commodification in the forms of labor and time; and in the legacies of phenomenology and deconstruction. Her current projects address botanical imagery in William Blake’ Visions, and the aesthetics of ugliness in Frankenstein.
She has taught courses in Jane Austen and film, the Godwin-Shelley circle, William Blake, and more widely in 20th century literary and language theory, 19th and 20th century British literature, and women writers. She currently serves as a University Honors Fellow and as University Faculty Senator.
William Wordsworth; Anna Laetitia Barbauld; history and time in Romantic studies; critical and literary theory; language philosophy; gender theory and criticism
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Endowed Chair in Rhetoric and Composition
Bruce Horner (BA University of Pittsburgh in English and Music, MA and PhD in English, University of Pittsburgh) writes on composition pedagogy and theory and literacy studies, and has also published on the cultural study of music. His books include Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture; Representing the "Other": Basic Writers and the Teaching of Basic Writing; Terms of Work for Composition: A Materialist Critique;Cross-language Relations in Composition; and Rewriting English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global Interrogations, Local Interventions.
Relationships between the globalizing of English, the globalizing economy, the U.S. “English Only” movement, and composition studies; labor, class, and composition; histories, theories, and pedagogies of basic writing; critical forms of literacy ethnography; the politics of literacy instruction; the cultural study of musics.
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Aaron Jaffe is a Professor of English. He works on modern and contemporary literature and culture, with a special interest in cultural and aesthetic theory. He received his B.A. from Colgate (1993) and his Ph.D. from Indiana University (2001). He has been a Alexander von Humboldt fellow in Berlin, Germany.
Modernism and Cultural Theory
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Dr. Johnson joined the faculty in 2014 after receiving his BA from The Ohio State University, MA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and PhD in English with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research is concerned with the rhetoric that shapes economic systems, and current project studies Ford Motor Company's films' impact on visual and economic culture throughout the twentieth century.
Organizational Rhetoric; Rhetoric of Economics; Archives; Rhetorical History; Writing Across the Curriculum; Genre Theory; Professional/Technical Writing
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University Distinguished Teaching Professor
Karen Kopelson joined the faculty in 2002 after earning her Ph.D. in rhetoric and composition, with secondary areas of specialization in theory and cultural studies, from Purdue University. With her colleague, Bruce Horner, she is co-editor of Reworking English in Rhetoric and Composition: Global/Local Interrogations and Interventions (SIUP, 2014). Individually, she has published articles in such journals as College English, College Composition and Communication, JAC, Postmodern Culture, Rhetoric Society Quarterly and WPA and is the recipient of both the Braddock Award (best essay in CCC, 2004) and the Kinneavy Award (best essay in JAC, 2005). Her current research and teaching interests are in rhetoric of health and medicine, cultural studies of illness, disability studies, rhetoric and writing studies, and queer theory.
Rhetoric and writing studies; critical theory and cultural studies (especially feminisms and queer theory); questions of disciplinarity; rhetoric of health and medicine.
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Morton Endowed Chair
Dr. Deborah Lutz has written widely on the Brontës, material culture, Victorian eroticism, pornography, death culture, and collecting. She has published four books: Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015); The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects (New York: W.W. Norton, 2015); Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism (New York: W.W. Norton, 2011); and The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the Nineteenth-Century Seduction Narrative (Ohio State University Press, 2006). The recipient of an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, she is the editor of the forthcoming Norton Critical Edition of Jane Eyre. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and collections, including Novel: A Forum on Fiction; Victorian Literature and Culture; The Oxford History of the Novel in English, and Cabinet. She has been interviewed by the New York Times, Salon, New York Post, NPR, and The History Channel. She received her PhD from the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Victorian literature and culture, gender and sexuality, material culture, death culture, pornography, and the history of the book.
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Dr. Olinger joined the faculty in 2014 after receiving her PhD in English with a specialization in Writing Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her current research focuses on how writers in different disciplines understand and practice “style."
Writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines, methods of discourse analysis, qualitative research, second language writing, literacy studies, composition studies, pedagogy
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Ranen Omer-Sherman is The JHFE Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies. In addition to dozens of journal articles and reviews, he is the author or editor of five books including Diaspora and Zionism in Jewish American Literature (2002), Israel in Exile: Jewish Writing and the Desert (2006), The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (2008), Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture (2013), and Imagining Kibbutz: Visions of Utopia in Literature and Film (2015). He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame. After two years as assistant professor at Saint Louis University in Madrid, Spain, he subsequently taught at the University of Miami for thirteen years where he was promoted to full professor of English in 2009. He joined the faculty of UofL in 2014.
Diasporic Identities in Literature; Orientalism; the Literature of “Passing”; Graphic Novels; Ethnic American Literature; British Romanticism; Holocaust Narrative; Israeli and Palestinian Literature, Utopia/Dystopia.
Director of Creative Writing
Kiki Petrosino holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop and a Master of Arts degree in Humanities from the University of Chicago. She is the author of two books of poetry: Hymn for the Black Terrific (2013) and Fort Red Border (2009), both from Sarabande Books. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Tin House, the New York Times, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. She is founder and co-editor of Transom, an independent on-line poetry journal.
Creative Writing, Poetry, Literature.
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Andrew Rabin joined the English Department in 2005 after receiving his B.A. from Grinnell College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research concerns the law and literature of early medieval England. His most recent book, The Political Writings of Archbishop Wulfstan of York (Manchester, 2015), provides extensively-annotated translations the writings of Anglo-Saxon England’s most influential social theorist. In addition, he has edited multiple essay collections on early English law and published articles in such journals as Modern Philology, Studies in Philology, the Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, and (because he occasionally likes to publish in venues that don’t have “philology” in the title) Speculum.
Professor Rabin teaches courses on Old and Middle English literature, literature and law, and the history of literary theory from Plato to the present. He also serves as director of the University of Louisville’s Graduate Certificate Program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and as chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Assembly.
Old English Language and Literature, Anglo-Saxon Law, History of the English Language, Middle English Literature, Medieval Theories of Language and Rhetoric
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Glynis Ridley joined the English Department in 2004. She holds an M.A. (Hons.) in English Language and Literature from the University of Edinburgh and a D.Phil. from Trinity College, Oxford. At both, she specialized in study of the eighteenth century. Her 2004 book, Clara’s Grand Tour. Travels with a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-Century Europe won the Institute of Historical Research Prize. More recently, she published The Discovery of Jeanne Baret. A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe (2010). Publicity around the book led to the naming of a new species, Solanum baretiae, in honor of its biographical subject.
Professor Ridley teaches and publishes on all things eighteenth century – and also within the field of Animal Studies. She welcomes all inquiries about her work and about the Department.
Eighteenth-Century Studies, incl. the political iconography of the 18thC English landscape garden; Animal Studies
M 3:00-5:00, W 3:00-4:00, Th 3:00-5:00
and by appointment
Mary I. Rosner received her BA from SUNY New Paltz and her MA and PhD from The Ohio State University. After teaching at the Iowa State University for three years, she came to U of L where she has published essays on classical rhetoric, the rhetoric of science, Victorian literature and culture, writing center work, technical writing, and the rhetoric of travel writing.
Rhetoric of Travel, Rhetoric of Science, Victorian Travel, Technical Writing, Victorian Literature, Visual Rhetoric, Rhetoric of Museums and Classical Rhetoric.
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Susan Ryan received her PhD in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999), with concentrations in American literature and American studies. Her research interests include U.S. reform movements; the history of authorship and reception; affect studies/cultural history of emotion; literatures of the American Civil War; archival and digital research methods; and American periodicals. She is the author of The Grammar of Good Intentions: Race and the Antebellum Culture of Benevolence (2003) and is completing a book-length study titled “The Moral Economies of American Authorship,” under contract with Oxford University Press.
Nineteenth-century American literature and culture; print culture studies
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Director of Graduate Studies
Stephen Schneider received his BA from the Australian National University and his MA and PhD from the Pennsylvania State University, where he specialized in rhetoric and composition. After teaching for three years at the University of Alabama, he joined the faculty at UofL. He is the author of You Can’t Padlock an Idea: Rhetorical Education at the Highlander Folk School, 1932-1961, and has published essays in College English, College Composition and Communication, Technical Communication Quarterly, and Journal of Advanced Composition. He teaches courses on the history of rhetoric, the rhetoric of social movements, critical theory, and African American literature.
Social movement rhetoric; Education and social change; African American rhetoric; Rhetorical and critical theory
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Mary P. Sheridan (PhD in Writing Studies from the U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) writes and teaches on questions relating to digital composing, community engagement, and feminist methodologies. She has written Girls, Feminism, and Grassroots Literacies: Activism in the GirlZone and Design Literacies: Learning and Innovation in the Digital Age (with Jennifer Rowsell) and has co-edited Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologiesas well as Feminism and Composition: A Critical Sourcebook. Her articles have appeared in CCC, Computers & Composition, Kairos, JAC, Written Communication, Feminist Teacher, Composition Studies, and Journal of Basic Writing. Sheridan was won the 2010 Winifred Bryan Horner Outstanding Book Award from Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition; the 2009 Civic Scholarship/Book of the Year Award from Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy; and, as part of a collaborative group, the Computer and Composition’s Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship Award for 2008.
Digital Media; Writing Studies and Community Literacy; Gender Studies (Feminist Methods; Girls' Studies)
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Dr. Stanev, originally from Bulgaria, received his M.A. from the Ohio State University in 2003 and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2009. After teaching at Washington University in St. Louis for a year, he joined the English Department at the University of Louisville in 2010. He specializes in early modern British literature and culture with a particular focus on Renaissance drama. His current research examines the intersection of metropolitan life and the human senses in the works of Shakespeare and his fellow playwrights. His articles have appeared in Postmedieval, ANQ, and Early Theatre, and his book, Sensory Experience and the Metropolis on the Jacobean Stage (1603-1625), was published by Ashgate in the fall of 2014.
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Drama; Shakespeare – Canon and Apocrypha; Dramatic Production – Cultural and Material History; Early Modern Urban Culture; Gender Studies in the English Renaissance; History of the Senses and Sensation in Literature
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Ian Stansel is the author of the short story collection Everybody’s Irish (Five Chapters Books), a finalist for the PEN/Bingham prize for debut fiction. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Ploughshares, Joyland, Ecotone, Cincinnati Review, and Antioch Review, as well as in several anthologies. His nonfiction has appeared in CutBank, Salon and The Good Men Project. He holds an M.F.A. in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. in literature and creative writing from the University of Houston, where his critical work focused on the 20th Century and contemporary American novel.
Creative writing: short fiction, the novella, creative nonfiction; the American novel; fiction of the suburbs; literature of horses.
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Professor Turner earned his PhD in the history of Roman and medieval rhetoric and poetics from the University of Delaware in 2014. His work looks at the relationship between classical and medieval rhetorical theory and literary production, spanning from Cicero and Saint Augustine in the classical world to Geoffrey of Vinsauf, Geoffrey Chaucer, and the Gawain-poet in the medieval. He is also interested in visual rhetoric and graphic novels. He has taught courses in composition, graphic novels, and the teaching of writing.
History of Rhetoric; Roman and Medieval Rhetoric; History of the Discipline; Medieval Literature
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Director of Undergraduate Studies
Ann Elizabeth Willey received her PhD in Comparative Literature and Theory from Northwestern University in 1993. Her research interests include contemporary African literature and film, and question of gender, genre and nationalism/globalization. She has co-edited a collection of essay about the Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga and has published articles in journals such as Mosaic, Research in African Literatures, and The French Review.
Sub-Saharan African Literature, in French and English, Indigenous language literatures in translation, Postcolonial Theory, African film and popular culture studies, Postcolonial interventions in theories of modernity and the nation, especially as inflected by gender.
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Director of Writing Center
Bronwyn T. Williams is a professor of English and director of the University Writing Center. He writes and teaches on issues of literacy, identity, digital media, and popular culture. His recent books are New Media Literacies and Participatory Popular Culture Across Borders and Shimmering Literacies: Popular Culture and Reading and Writing Online. He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire.
Literacy, identity, digital media, popular culture, and creative nonfiction
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Elaine Wise, Chair of the Division of Humanities, specializes in Medieval and Renaissance cultures, teaching courses in Shakespeare and interdisciplinary theory. She is a long term member of the Faculty Senate and also serves as the U of L Faculty Athletics Representative to the ACC and NCAA.
Medieval and Renaissance Cultures, Interdisciplinary Theory in the Arts and Humanities
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