All Faculty

Name Contact Specialties
Bruce Boehrer
Bertram H. Davis Professor
WMS 112A
Milton, Shakespeare, Jonson, early modern English drama, neo-Latin verse
Terri Bourus
Professor of English, Professor of Theatre
WMS 111
Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama, Irish drama, book history, women's studies
Robert Olen Butler
Krafft Professor
WMS 411
Creative writing, fiction, screenwriting
Photograph of Celia Caputi by Cindy Miller Celia R. Caputi
WMS 422
Renaissance literature, feminist theory, and critical race studies
Anne Coldiron A. E. B. Coldiron
Krafft Professor
WMS 447
Renaissance and late-medieval literature, history of text technologies, comparative literature, translation studies, poetry
Carla Della Gatta
Assistant Professor
WMS 436
Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, Latinx drama, LGBTQ drama, Spanish Golden Age drama, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies
Elias Dominguez Barajas
Associate Professor, Director of the College Composition Program
WMS 222E
Paremiology; Discursive Practices; Oral Traditions / Verbal Art; Literacy Practices; Intercultural and Intracultural Communication
Lindsey Eckert
Assistant Professor Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and culture, Romanticism, history of the book, history of text technologies, digital humanities
Leigh H. Edwards
WMS 439
20th- and 21st-century U.S. literature and popular culture; media studies including popular music, television, film, and new media; American studies, gender studies, cultural theory, 19th-century U.S. literature and culture, digital humanities
Andrew Epstein Andrew Epstein
WMS 409
20th- and 21st-century U.S. literature and culture, modern and postmodern poetry and poetics, 19th century American literature
Barry Faulk
WMS 219
Music and Literature, Literary Theory, Victorian literature and culture, popular culture studies
Jaclyn Fiscus Jaclyn Fiscus-Cannaday
Assistant Professor
WMS 222D
Composition and rhetoric, sociolinguistics, and multimodal composition pedagogy
Kristie S. Fleckenstein
WMS 224
Visual and material rhetorics, modern rhetorical theory, feminist theory, composition pedagogy
Russ Franklin WMS 437
Jamie C. Fumo
WMS 413
Medieval English literature, especially Chaucer; intertextuality and reception; classical transmission; authorship; comparative studies
Alisha Gaines
Timothy Gannon Associate Professor
WMS 228
African American literature and studies, Black feminisms, popular culture, gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, New Southern studies, race and empathy, empathy and historical reenactment
David Gants
Associate Professor
WMS 416
Humanities computing, history of the book, history of text technologies, renaissance literature, descriptive and analytical bibliography
John J. Garcia
Assistant Professor
WMS 229
History of the book in America, seventeenth- through nineteenth-century; history of text technologies, colonial and nineteenth-century American literature; critical theory (materiality, media, social theory); Latinx literature
Joann Gardner
Associate Professor
WMS 426
Creative writing, poetry, 20th-century literature, women's studies
S. E. Gontarski
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor
WMS 430
20th-century Irish studies, Modernism, performance theory, History of Text Technologies (HoTT) and Modern(ist) book history
Robin Truth Goodman
WMS 216
Critical and Cultural Theory, Postcolonial literature and theory, feminism, cultural studies
Tarez Samra Graban
Associate Professor
WMS 221
Histories of rhetoric, Histories and theories of composition, Global and comparative rhetorics, Feminist rhetorical theory, Transnationalism, Digital humanities, L2/multilingual intersections
Barbara Hamby
Senior Lecturer, Distinguished University Scholar
WMS 419
Creative writing, poetry
Molly Hand
Lecturer, Entrepreneur in Residence
WMS 423
Academic and professional editing and writing, early modern cultural studies
Skip Horack
Associate Professor, Director, Creative Writing
WMS 438
Creative writing, fiction and creative non-fiction
Ravi Howard
Assistant Professor
WMS 428
Creative writing, fiction, creative non-fiction, African-American narratives
J. Perry Howell
Associate Lecturer
WMS 113
Rhetoric of science and technology, media and anxiety, negotiation processes, surveillance.
Aaron Jaffe
Frances Cushing Ervin Professor
WMS 429
Modernism; Modern and contemporary literature, culture, media
David F. Johnson
WMS 453
Medieval literature and culture, Old and Middle English language and literature, textual studies
Meegan Kennedy
Associate Professor
WMS 431
Victorian literature and culture, the British novel, Victorian science and medicine, periodical studies, gender studies, literature and medicine
John Mac Kilgore
Associate Professor
WMS 324
Early American literature, 18th- and 19th-century US literature, American studies, critical theory and philosophy, literature and politics
James Kimbrell
WMS 427
Creative writing, poetry, and translation
David Kirby
Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor
WMS 420
Creative writing, poetry, 19th- and 20th-century U.S. literature, non-fiction
Rhea Estelle Lathan
Associate Professor
WMS 222F
Rhetoric and composition, African American literacies pedagogy, Afrifeminist theory, composition research methodology
Trinyan Paulsen Mariano
Assistant Professor
WMS 323
19th- and early 20th- century American literature and popular culture; legal literature and rhetoric; Southern studies; critical race theory; segregation narratives; literary romance; theories of pain; trauma theory; literary cartographies
Jude Marr
Teaching Faculty, Interim Director, Reading-Writing Center
WMS 222C
Writing Center Pedagogy, Creative Writing, Poetry
Pablo Maurette
Assistant Professor
WMS 109
Classical and Renaissance Comparative Literature, History of the Senses, Early Modern History of Medicine, Late Medieval and Renaissance Art History, Transatlantic Studies
Jerrilyn McGregory
WMS 458
Folklore and folklife, transnational and diaspora theories, African American and multiethnic literature, cultural studies
Maxine Lavon Montgomery
WMS 433
African American fiction, contemporary black women's novels, cultural and gender studies
Michael Neal
Associate Professor, Director, Rhetoric & Composition
WMS 223C
Rhetoric and composition, composition theory and practice, writing assessment, multi-media composition
Christina Parker-Flynn
Assistant Professor
WMS 441
Film theory and criticism, gender studies, 19th-century literature and culture, comparative literature, Hitchcock studies
Judith Pascoe
George Mills Harper Professor
WMS 421
Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and culture, collecting history and theory, theatre and performance studies, digital humanities, voice recording history and theory
John Ribó
Assistant Professor
WMS 437B
U.S. Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean literatures, comparative literature, cultural studies, popular culture
Diane Roberts
Professor, University Alumni Distinguished Writer
WMS 434
Creative non-fiction, Southern culture, gender studies, 19th- and 20th-century culture
Bob Shacochis
Senior Lecturer
WMS 405 Creative writing, fiction and non-fiction
Robert Stilling
Associate Professor
WMS 309
Modern British and Irish literature and culture, modernism, postcolonial studies, Fin-de-siècle literature, poetry and poetics, queer literature
Elizabeth Stuckey-French
WMS 226
Creative writing, fiction
Virgil Suarez
WMS 452
Creative writing, fiction and poetry, Latino/a literature
Gary Taylor
Chair, Pryor Professor in Shakespearean Literature
WMS 405
Shakespeare, early modern drama, history of text technologies, history of the book, digital humanities, editorial theory and practice
Frances H. Tran Frances H. Tran
Assistant Professor
WMS 414
Asian American and multiethnic cultural studies, 20th and 21st century literatures of the Americas; science and speculative fictions, feminist and queer of color critique, American studies, ethnic studies, critical university studies and pedagogy
Candace Ward
Professor, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies, Director, Literature, Media, and Culture
WMS 220
18th-century British and Anglo-Caribbean literature and culture, early women's fiction
L. Lamar Wilson
Assistant Professor
WMS 435
Creative Writing, African-American Literature, Multi-ethnic American Literature, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Theories of Sound, Performance, Film Studies, Contemporary Poetics
Mark Winegardner Mark Winegardner
Janet Burroway Professor, Associate Chair, Graduate Studies
WMS 418
Creative writing, fiction, non-fiction