Emma Adler

PhD Candidate
Field: 19th C. British
Interests: 19th Century British/Romantics/Victorian; Drama and Performance
Office: Barker 075
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Josh Bell

Senior Lecturer

Education: B.A., Indiana State University (1994)
M.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1997)
M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers’...

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Office: Barker 070
p: 617-495-9836
Office Hours: TBA, and by appointment. Schedule via email.

Homi Bhabha

Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities

Education: B.A., University of Bombay (1970)
MPhil., M.A., D.Phil, Christ Church, Oxford (1990)

Interests: Cosmopolitanism; human rights in...

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Office: Wadsworth House, 134
p: 617-495-0739
Office Hours: By appointment

Glenda Carpio

Harvard College Professor
Professor of English and of African and African American Studies

Education: B.A., Vassar (1991)
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley (2002) 

Interests: The Literature, History and Culture of...

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Barker 240 (AAAS Dept)
p: 617-495-7868
Office Hours: TBA
Teju Cole

Teju Cole

Gore Vidal Professor of the Practice of Creative Writing

Education: B.A. 1996 Kalamazoo College
M.A. 2000 SOAS, University of London
M. Phil. 2006 Columbia University

Interests: Fiction writing...

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Office: Lamont Library 403
p: 617-496-2032
Office Hours: By appointment

James Engell

Gurney Professor of English Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature
Interim Chair of the Department of English

Education: B.A., Harvard University (1973)
Ph.D., Harvard University (1978)

Interests: Eighteenth Century and Restoration; Romanticism;...

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Office: Barker 272
TBA and by appointment. Schedule via email.

Darcy Frey

Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Director of Creative Writing

Education: B.A., Oberlin College (1984)

Interests: Narrative journalism; essay; memoir; travel writing; literary science writing.


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Office: Lamont Library 406
p: 617 495-2103
Office Hours: TBA by appointment

Jorie Graham

Boylston Professor of Oratory and Rhetoric
(on leave Fall 2020)

Education: B.A., New York University (1973)
M.F.A., University of Iowa (1978)

English Poetry; American Poetry; Contemporary...

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Office: Barker 263
p: 617-495-2533
Office Hours: (on leave Fall 2020) By appointment. Schedule via email.

Ju Yon Kim

Professor of English
(on leave 2020-2021)

Education: B.A., Yale University (2002)
Ph.D., Stanford University (2011)

Interests: Asian American literature; modern and contemporary...

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Office: Barker 152
p: 617-496-2211
Office Hours: (on leave 2020-2021)
jesse mccarthy

Jesse McCarthy

Assistant Professor of English and of African and African American Studies
(on leave 2020-2021)

Education: B.A., Amherst College (2006)
Ph.D., Princeton University (2018)

Interests: African American Literature; Modernism; Feminist,...

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Office: Barker 234
p: 617-495-3052
Office Hours: (on leave 2020-2021)
luke menand

Louis Menand

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English

Education: B.A., Pomona College (1973)
M.A., Columbia University (1975)
Ph.D., Columbia University (1980)

Interests: 19th and 20th Century...

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Office: Barker 155
p: 617-495-8780
Office Hours: By appointment. Schedule via email.

Claire Messud

Joseph Y. Bae and Janice Lee Senior Lecturer on Fiction

Education: B.A., Yale University (1987)
M.A., University of Cambridge (1989)

Interests: Fiction writing

Selected Works:

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Office: Lamont Library 408
p: 617-384-9395
Office Hours: TBA or by appointment. Schedule via email.
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