We believe that learning to use the English language powerfully and precisely within a world of so many languages and cultures will give you the tools to become a critical and creative thinker, able to analyze and interpret individual literary texts, while making enlightened connections with other works and disciplines. Each of our classes will help you develop an informed awareness of traditions and cultural, historical, and literary variations and progressions.

Simultaneously, intensive writing practice will guide you towards clear and elegant expression as you acquire professional writing skills within the cultural sphere. We champion intellectual ambition, creativity, and imagination. We encourage you to pay close attention to the written word when analyzing historical, social, philosophical, and psychological processes, so that you can explore the capacity of language to inform reflection on human values and societal differences and mobilize your creative imagination.



  • Olivia Custer


  • Sian Dafydd


  • Amanda Dennis

    Assistant Professor

  • William Dow


  • Biswamit Dwibedy

    Assistant Professor

  • Oliver Feltham


  • Hannah Garner

    Junior Lecturer

  • Geoffrey Gilbert

    Professor, Director of the Teaching and Learning Center

  • Daniel Gunn

    Distinguished Professor

  • Adrian Harding

    Assistant Professor

  • Brenton Hobart

    Associate Professor

  • Cary Hollinshead-strick

    Associate Professor, Department Chair

  • Elizabeth Kinne

    Associate Professor

  • Caitlyn Lesiuk


  • Linda Martz

    Associate Professor

  • Daniel Medin


  • Anne-Marie Picard


  • Patrick Preston


  • Rebekah Rast


  • Sneharika Roy

    Associate Professor, Writing Program Administrator

  • Joanna Scutts


  • Sei Shiomi

    Junior Lecturer

  • David Tresilian

    Assistant Professor

  • Yulia Tsutserova


  • Russell Williams

    Associate Professor, Director of the Learning Commons and Director of Faculty Development

Faculty Emeriti

  • Alice Craven

    Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature and Film Studies

  • Jeffrey Greene

    Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing

  • Charlotte Kessler †

    Assistant Dean Emerita

  • Marc Pelen †

    Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature

  • Richard Pevear

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature

  • Roy Rosenstein

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature

  • Margery Safir

    Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature

  • Celeste Schenck

    President Emerita

  • Jula Wildberger

    Professor Emerita of Classics