Emma Adler

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

Peter Sacks

John P. Marquand Professor of English
(on leave Fall 2020)

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: (on leave Fall 2020)
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
Namwali Serpell

Namwali Serpell

Professor of English
(on leave 2020-2021)

Education: B.A., Yale University (2001)
M.A., Harvard University (2005)
Ph.D., Harvard University (2008)



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Office: Barker Center
On Leave 2020-2021

John Stauffer

Sumner R. and Marshall S. Kates Professor of English and of African and African American Studies
Director of Graduate Studies

Education: B.S.E., Duke University
M.A.L.S., Weleyan University (1991)
M.A., Purdue University (1993)
M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University (1998)...

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Office: Barker 267
p: 617-495-8440
Office Hours: TBA. 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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