Faculty in Literary Studies

  • Monique Allewaert

    Monique Allewaert

    allewaert@wisc.edu
    Interests
    18th- and 19th-Century American literatures, Colonial and Postcolonial Theory, Ecocriticism, Political Theory

  • Emily Auerbach

  • Elizabeth B. Bearden

    ebearden@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Early modern prose and poetry, Reception of Antiquity, Comparative Literature, formal and philosophical approaches to literary study, Disability Studies

  • Richard Begam

    Richard Begam

    rjbegam@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Modern British and Irish literature, modernism across the arts, postcolonial literature, literature and philosophy, literary theory

  • Leslie Bow

    lbow@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Asian American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, Asian American literature, literature by women of color, feminist theory, critical race studies, Cultural Studies, popular culture, race and sexuality.

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    Karen Britland

    britland@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Shakespeare, early modern drama and performance, print and manuscript culture, women’s writing, the English Revolution, Anglo-Continental exchange

  • Joshua Calhoun

    Joshua Calhoun

    calhoun3@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Renaissance Lyric Poetry, Renaissance Drama, Poetics, Shakespeare, Spenser, Donne, Gascoigne, Media, the History of Reading, the Natural History of Texts, Papermaking, Historical Formalism, Miscellanies and Anthologies, Paleography, the Atlantic World

  • Russ Castronovo

    rcastronovo@wisc.edu
    Interests
    American literature, African American literature, American Studies, cultural theory and popular culture

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    Lisa H. Cooper

    lhcooper@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Late medieval literature, material culture, literary theory

  • Aparna Dharwadker

    Aparna Dharwadker

    adharwadker@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Colonial and postcolonial studies, comparative modern drama, modern Indian theatre, contemporary world theatre, postcolonial modernisms, the global South Asian diaspora

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    Caroline Gottschalk Druschke

    caroline.gottschalk.druschke@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Rhetorical theory; freshwater science and management; feminist science studies; community based learning; field methods; science writing; environmental justice; animal studies

  • Ramzi Fawaz

    fawaz@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Queer Theory, American Studies, Media and Popular Culture, Visual Studies, 20th Century American Literature, LGBT Literature, Feminist Theory, Social Movements and Cultural Politics, Speculative Fiction

  • Susan Stanford Friedman

    ssfriedm@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Modernism/modernity, Feminist theory and women's writing, Cultural theory and world literatures in English, Diaspora and migration, religious studies

  • Sara Guyer

    Sara Guyer

    guyer@wisc.edu
    Interests
    British and continental romanticism, critical theory, and holocaust studies

  • Roberta Hill

    rjhill@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Twentieth century literature and history; race, gender, class and ethnicity; life writing with an emphasis in minority discourse; creative writing; American Indian literature

  • Lynn Keller

    rlkeller@facstaff.wisc.edu
    Interests
    American poetry since 1950, recent experimental poetries and poetics, poetry and ecocriticism

  • Theresa Kelley

    tkelley@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Romanticism--poetics, aesthetics, visual culture; history and philosophy of scientific practice

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    Tejumola Olaniyan

    tolaniyan@wisc.edu
    Interests
    African and African diaspora, postcolonial, drama

  • Mario Ortiz-Robles

    mortizrobles@wisc.edu
    Interests
    19th-century literature, critical theory, the novel, animal studies

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    Ellen Samuels

    ejsamuels@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Disability studies, feminist/queer theory, 19th-21st century American literature; African American studies; body theory; visual culture; creative writing; autobiography and memoir

  • Cherene Sherrard-Johnson

    csherrard@wisc.edu
    Interests
    African American literature, 19th-century American literature, feminist theory

  • Jeffrey Steele

    jsteele@facstaff.wisc.edu
    Interests
    American Studies, 19th-century American women's writing, urban and spatial studies

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    Mary Trotter

    mary.trotter@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Modern Irish theatre, reflecting her larger interests in political performance, theatre and identity, gender and/in performance, transatlantic theatre and culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and historiography.

  • Robin Valenza

    valenza@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Restoration, eighteenth-century, and romantic literature and culture; history of science; digital humanities

  • Mark Vareschi

    vareschi@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama, Digital Humanities, History of Authorship, History of the Book, Intellectual Property, Philosophy and Literature, Literary Theory, Gender and Sexuality

  • Timothy Yu

    tpyu@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Modern and contemporary American literature; contemporary poetry; Asian American literature and culture; the avant-garde; race in American literature; diaspora

  • David A. Zimmerman

    dazimmerman@wisc.edu
    Interests
    19th- and 20th-century U.S. literature, with an emphasis on the 19th-c. American novel; economics and literature; moral philosophy and narrative

  • Jordan L. Zweck

    jlzweck@wisc.edu
    Interests
    Old English, medieval studies, medieval documentary culture, sound studies, media studies, history of the English language, history of the book, Old Norse