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Richard Barney, Associate Professor (Ph.D. University of Virginia). Early Modern British Philosophy and Literature, History of the Sublime, Critical Theory, Film.

Thomas Bass, Professor (Ph.D. University of California at Santa Cruz).

Bret Benjamin, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin). Marx and Marxism, Transnational Studies, Globalization, Postcolonial Studies.

Jeffrey Berman, Distinguished Teaching Professor (Ph.D., Cornell). 19th- and 20th- Century British Literature, the Novel, Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism.

Ronald A. Bosco, Distinguished Professor of English and American Literature, Collins Fellow, and Grand Marshal of the University, O'Leary Fellow (Ph.D., Maryland). General Editor, The Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harvard University Press. 17th through 19th century American literary and intellectual history.

Tom Cohen, Professor (Ph.D., Yale). Literary, Cultural and Media Studies.

Helen Regueiro Elam, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Brown). Literary Theory, 19th- and 20th-Century Poetry.

Erica Fretwell, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Duke University). 19th and early-20th century U.S. literature; affect studies; histories of science and technology

Glyne Griffith, Professor (Ph.D., University of the West Indies). Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Criticism and Postcolonial Critique.

jil hanifan, Full-time Lecturer and Director of the Writing Center (D.A., University at Albany, SUNY). Composition, Pedagogy and Poetics.

Mike Hill, Professor, English, Affiliate Faculty Member, Women's Studies (Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook). Critical Race Studies, Eighteenth-Century Writing and the Public Sphere; Materialist Cultural Theory.

Aashish Kaul, Assistant Professor (D.A., The University of Sydney). Modern, Postcolonial, and Global Anglophone Literature; Literary & Critical Theory; and Creative Writing.

Eric Keenaghan, Associate Professor; Affiliate Faculty with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Ph.D. Temple University). Poetry Studies, Modernist Studies and Cold War Studies, Political Theory, Queer and Gender Theory.

William Kennedy, Professor; NYS Writers Institute (B.A., Siena). Creative Writing.

Kir Kuiken, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2006). Romantic Literature and Culture, 19th-century British Literature, Literary Theory, Contemporary Continental Philosophy and Political Theory.

Vesna Kuiken, Visiting Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Columbia University)

Michael Leong, Assistant Professor (MFA Sarah Lawrence College, Ph.D., Rutgers University). American Literature, Poetry, Creative Writing.

James Lilley, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Princeton, 2007). 18th- and 19th-century American and British Literature, Political Theory, Literature and Philosophy.

Ineke Murakami, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2006). 16th- and 17th-century English literature and culture, early drama including Shakespeare, Political Theory, Performance Studies.

Wendy Raphael Roberts, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Northwestern University). Early American and transatlantic literature; secular studies; eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Native American literature.

Helene Scheck, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Binghamton University, SUNY). Medieval Literature.

Edward Schwarzschild, Associate Professor; Fellow, NYS Writers Institute (Ph.D., Washington University). Fiction Writing, American Literature, Film Studies.

Charles Shepherdson, Professor (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University). Romantic and Modern Lyric Poetry, Literary Theory, Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Continental Philosophy, 19th-Century Intellectual History.

Paul Stasi, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley). Modernism, 20th-century Anglophone writing, Marxist, aesthetic, and postcolonial theory, silent film.

Laura Tetreault, Assistant Professor, Affiliate Faculty with Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Ph.D. University of Louisville). Social justice rhetorics, queer and gender studies, digital rhetorics, arts activism, rhetorical research methods & methodologies, translingual writing.

Lynne Tillman, Professor and Writer-in-Residence. (B.A., Hunter College). Fiction.

Mary Valentis, (Ph.D. University at Albany, SUNY). Visiting Associate Professor. Literary Theory, Psychoanalysis and Culture, Interdisciplinary Humanities.

Laura Wilder, Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies (MFA University of Iowa, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin). Rhetoric and composition, rhetoric of academic disciplines, history of rhetoric and literary instruction, Classical rhetoric, composition studies research methodologies, writing processes.

Robert Yagelski, Professor  (Ph.D., Ohio State University). Rhetoric and Composition.