Emma Adler

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

Louis Menand

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English
(On leave 2021-22)

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.

Derek Miller

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

Education: B.A., Yale University (2004)
Ph.D., Stanford University (2013)

Interests: Theater History; Copyright; Law and Performance; Economics...

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Office: Barker 071
p: 617-496-5366
Office Hours: In-person (Barker 071) office hours from 3-5 on Wednesdays and online office hours by appointment.
Peter Sacks

Peter Sacks

John P. Marquand Professor of English
(on leave Fall 2021)

Education: B.A., Princeton University (1973)
M.Phil., Oxford University (1976)
Ph.D., Yale University (1980)

Interests: English Language...

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Office: Barker 268
p: 617-495-2533
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00-3:00PM EST by Appointment
Elaine Scarry

Elaine Scarry

Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value

Education: A.B., Chatham College (1968)
A.M., Ph.D., University of Connecticut (1974)

Interests: Beauty and its relation to justice. Mental,...

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Office: Barker 273
p: 617-496-6023
Office Hours: TBA

James Simpson

Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English
Director of Graduate Studies, Spring Term
(On leave Fall 2021)

Education: B.A., University of Melbourne (1976)
M.Phil., University of Oxford (1980)
Ph.D., University of Cambridge (1996)


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Office: Barker 207
p: 617-495-2983
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2:00–4:00PM EST
Tracey K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith

Professor of English and of African and African American Studies
Susan S. and Kenneth L. Wallach Professor at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute

Education: B.A., Harvard College (1994) 
M.F.A., Columbia University (1997)

Interests: 20th and 21st century poetry; African...

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Barker Center 214
12 Quincy St.
p: TBA
Office Hours: In-person (Barker 214) office hours on Mondays from 3-5pm, and Zoom office hours by appointment.
Gordon Teskey

Gordon Teskey

Francis Lee Higginson Professor of English Literature
(On leave 2021-22)

Education: B.A., Trent University (1976)
M.A., University of Toronto (1977)
Ph.D., University of Toronto (1981)

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Office: Barker 206
p: 617-495-3167
Office Hours: Wednesdays 2-4pm. Schedule via email.

James Wood

Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism

Education: M.A., Jesus College, Cambridge (1988)

Interests: 20th Century Literature; Religion and Literature.

Selected Works:

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Office: Barker 262
p: 617-496-8484
Office Hours: TBA
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