Core Faculty

Core faculty

The English department has moved back to Ballantine Hall! All mail to any faculty or staff in English should be sent to: Ballantine Hall 440 / 1020 E Kirkwood Ave / Bloomington, IN 47405.

 

Michael Adams

Michael Adams

he/him/his

Provost Professor, English

Chair, English

Research Interests
History and structure of English language, early British literature

Dana Anderson

Dana Anderson

Associate Professor, English

Director, Professional Writing Program

Research Interests
rhetorical theory, composition, and pedagogy; identity, agency, and rhetorics of human personhood; professional writing and visual rhetoric

Penelope Anderson

Penelope Anderson

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate, European Studies

Affiliate, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Renaissance Studies

Research Interests
Early modern literature; feminist, queer, and gender studies; political theory; manuscript studies and history of the book

John Arthos

John Arthos

Professor, English

  • jarthos@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 476

Research Interests
Rhetoric and Hermeneutics; rhetoric in creativity and ethics

Scot Barnett

Scot Barnett

he/him/his

Associate Professor, English

Director, Composition

  • scbarnet@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 410

Research Interests
Histories and theories of rhetoric; digital rhetorics and the rhetorics of science and technology; ethics and phenomenology

Mahasweta Baxipatra

Mahasweta Baxipatra

she/her/hers

Lecturer, English

  • baxipatm@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 567

Research Interests
British Romanticism, Women's Writing, Genre Studies, Global Anglophone Literature, Composition

Bob Bledsoe

Bob Bledsoe

Senior Lecturer, English

Director of IU Writers' Conference

  • robledso@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 470

Research Interests
Creative writing, contemporary fiction/literature, queer fiction/literature

Purnima Bose

Purnima Bose

Professor, English

Chair, International Studies

Professor, International Studies

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Adjunct Professor, Comparative Literature

Adjunct Professor, Cultural Studies

Adjunct Professor, History

Affiliated Professor, Gender Studies

Affiliate, Study of Global Change

Research Interests
Colonial literature and theory (South Asia, Ireland, and Afghanistan); globalization, feminist and cultural studies

Catherine Bowman

Catherine Bowman

Professor, English

Research Interests
Creative writing; poetry, poetics, fiction and non-fiction, literature

Judith C. Brown

Judith C. Brown

Associate Professor, English

  • jcb@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 458

Research Interests
Anglo-American modernism, transnational modernism (particularly late colonial India), cultural studies, theories of gender and sexuality

Stacey Lynn Brown

Stacey Lynn Brown

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

  • stlybrow@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 454

Research Interests
Creative writing, poetry, nonfiction and playwriting

Doug Paul Case

Doug Paul Case

Academic Specialist, English

Assistant Director, Creative Writing

Research Interests
Creative writing, contemporary literature, editing, publishing, queer aesthetics, and print culture

Linda Charnes

Linda Charnes

she/her/hers

Professor, English

Research Interests
Shakespeare and renaissance studies; Shakespeare and postmodernism, critical and cultural theories; feminist cultural studies; early modern transatlantic and restoration literatures; political philosophy and theories of democracy

Edward Comentale

Edward Comentale

he/him/his

Professor, English

Associate Vice Provost, Arts and Humanities

Director, IUB Arts and Humanities Council

  • ecomenta@indiana.edu
  • Maxwell Hall 102

Research Interests
Modernism, the avant-garde, pop culture, popular music

Joe Connolly

Joe Connolly

Lecturer, English

  • joconnol@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 574

Research Interests
Multilingual composition; narrative theory; the fiction of Henry James

L. Anne Delgado

L. Anne Delgado

she/her/hers

Senior Lecturer, English

  • lpdelgad@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 566

Research Interests
Crime and Detective Fiction, Victorian Horror and Supernatural Fiction, 19-Century Spiritual Movements, Basic Writing

Romayne Rubinas Dorsey

Romayne Rubinas Dorsey

Senior Lecturer, English

Director, Creative Writing Pedagogy

  • rrubinas@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 457

Research Interests
Creative writing: poetry and creative nonfiction; creative writing pedagogy

Jonathan Elmer

Jonathan Elmer

Professor, English

Director, College Arts and Humanities Institute

  • elmerj@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 462

Research Interests
American literature and culture, especially 18th and 19th centuries; literary, cultural, and aesthetic theory

Jennifer Fleissner

Jennifer Fleissner

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate Associate Professor, Gender Studies

  • jfleissn@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 460

Research Interests
19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture, especially realism and naturalism; modernity theory; gender; history of psychology

Ross Gay

Ross Gay

he/him/his

Ruth Lilly Professor, English

  • rgay@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 560

Research Interests
Creative Writing (Poetry), 19th- and 20th-century American Literatures

Shannon Gayk

Shannon Gayk

Associate Professor, English

Director, Medieval Studies Institute

  • sgayk@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 427

Research Interests
Late medieval literature and culture; poetics; visual culture and theory; religious writing

Rae Greiner

Rae Greiner

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Editor, Victorian Studies

  • drgreine@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 433

Research Interests
The British 19th century; the theory and history of the novel; moral philosophy; theories of sympathy and of realism; narrative theory

Paul Gutjahr

Paul Gutjahr

he/him/his

Ruth Halls Professor, English

Associate Dean for Arts & Humanities and Undergraduate Education

Research Interests
19th-century American literature and culture, history of the book, American religious publishing

Vivian Nun Halloran

Vivian Nun Halloran

she/her/ella

Professor, English

Professor, American Studies

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

Affiliate Professor, African American and African Diaspora Studies

Affiliate Professor, Asian American Studies

Affiliate Professor, Human Biology

Affiliate Professor, Latino Studies

Affiliate Professor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Affiliate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese

Research Interests
Caribbean and Caribbean American literature, postmodernism, food studies, memoir, world literature, comparative ethnic American literature

Mark Harrison

Mark Harrison

Senior Lecturer, English

  • marharri@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 478

Research Interests
Media, Film and Cultural Studies; Historical Avant Garde; The Abject and the Real; Religious Movements

Josh Hasler

Josh Hasler

Lecturer, English

Coordinator, ENG-W131 Basic

  • johasler@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 435

Research Interests
Philosophy of language, semiotics, mystical and apocalyptic literature, religious rhetoric and communication, organizational communication

Justin Hodgson

Justin Hodgson

Associate Professor, English

Research Interests
Digital media and rhetorical studies, especially multimedia production and rhetorical invention

Owen Horton

Owen Horton

he/him/his

Lecturer, English

  • ohorton@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 418

Research Interests
Representations of masculinity

Patricia Clare Ingham

Patricia Clare Ingham

she/her/hers

Martha Biggerstaff-Jones Professor, English

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

Director, Institute for Advanced Study

Research Interests
Chaucer; medieval romance, including Arthurian; magic and marvels in literature; literary histories of the Middle Ages; psychoanalytic, post-colonial, and gender theories

Christoph Irmscher

Christoph Irmscher

Director, Wells Scholars Program

Distinguished Professor, English

George F. Getz Jr. Professor, Wells Scholars Program

Class of 1942 Professor, Wells Scholars Program

  • cirmsche@indiana.edu
  • 443-622-3277
  • Wells Scholars Program, Harlos House

Research Interests
American poetry; biography; ecocriticism; history of science; literature and the visual arts; archival studies

Angela Jackson-Brown

Angela Jackson-Brown

Associate Professor, English

  • andjack@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 429

Research Interests
Creative writing (fiction), playwriting, African American Literature, Historical fiction, Southern literature

Joshua Kates

Joshua Kates

he/him/his

Professor, English

  • jkates@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 417

Research Interests
Literary theory, especially phenomenology, deconstruction, and philosophy of history and of language; modernism, and contemporary literature

De Witt Douglas Kilgore

De Witt Douglas Kilgore

Associate Professor, English

Research Interests
American Studies; Science Fiction Literature and Film; Race and Ethnicity in American Comics; Afrofuturism; U/Dystopian Studies

Ivan Kreilkamp

Ivan Kreilkamp

he/him/his

Professor, English

Director of Graduate Studies, English

Research Interests
Victorian Studies, 19th-century British literature, the novel, popular culture, animal studies

Lara Kriegel

Lara Kriegel

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Director, Victorian Studies Program

Co-Editor, Victorian Studies

Associate Professor, History

Research Interests
Victorian Studies, the British Empire, Museums, Visual Culture and Museums, Warfare and Statecraft

Joan Pong Linton

Joan Pong Linton

Associate Professor, English

Research Interests
Renaissance/Early Modern, romance, prose fiction, narrative and story-telling; trickster poetics and politics, service learning

Joey McMullen

Joey McMullen

he/him/his

Assistant Professor, English

  • jmcmull@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 466

Research Interests
Medieval literature and culture, Old English, Celtic (Irish and Welsh) languages and literatures, environmental humanities, history of the English language, young adult literature, digital humanities

Jesse Molesworth

Jesse Molesworth

he/him/his

Associate Professor, English

  • jmoleswo@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 456

Research Interests
18th-century British literature and culture; the rise of the novel; the Gothic; the graphic novel

Monique Morgan

Monique Morgan

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Associate Chair, English

  • mormorga@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 451

Research Interests
Romantic and Victorian poetry and prose fiction; narrative theory; poetics; literature and science; science fiction

Walton Muyumba

Walton Muyumba

Associate Professor, English

Susan D. Gubar Chair of Literature (interim)

  • wmuyumba@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 425

Research Interests
African Diaspora literature and American Studies

Miranda Rodak

Miranda Rodak

Clinical Assistant Professor, English

Director of Undergraduate Teaching, English

  • rodak@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 445

Research Interests
Digital and analog pedagogy, writing across the curriculum, organizational communication, rise of the British novel

Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Alvin H. Rosenfeld

Professor, English

Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism

Professor, Jewish Studies

M. Glazer Chair, Jewish Studies

Affiliate, ISCA

  • rosenfel@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-2325
  • Global and International Studies Building 4006

Research Interests
Holocaust literature; post-Holocaust antisemitism; American Jewish literature; practical criticism; exile literature

Ranu Samantrai

Ranu Samantrai

Associate Professor, English

Research Interests
Post-WWII English literature & culture; Black & Asian British studies; postcolonialism & postmodernism; transnational studies & the new world literature; 20th-century intellectual history

Byron Santangelo

Byron Santangelo

Professor, English

  • bysantan@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 434

Research Interests
20th and 21st-Century African Literature, Environmental Humanities, Postcolonial Studies

Rebekah Sheldon

Rebekah Sheldon

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • rsheldon@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 416

Research Interests
American feminist and queer speculative fiction, philosophy, and methods

Katherine Silvester

Katherine Silvester

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor, English

Coordinator, Multilingual Writing

  • klsilves@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 409

Research Interests
Rhetoric and composition, multilingual pedagogy, literacy studies, ethnography, multilingual composition and the plurality of Englishes

Nikki Skillman

Nikki Skillman

she/her/hers

Associate Professor, English

Director of Undergraduate Studies, English

  • nskillma@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 461

Research Interests
Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Literary Aesthetics, and Literature and Science

Brando Skyhorse

Brando Skyhorse

Associate Professor, English

Director, Creative Writing

  • skyhorse@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 569

Research Interests
Fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir, racial passing

Cynthia Duquette Smith

Cynthia Duquette Smith

she/her/hers

Senior Lecturer, English

Coordinator of P155 Public Oral Communication

Advance College Project Liaison for Speech

  • cds@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 449

Research Interests
Rhetorical criticism; history of rhetoric; logic and argumentation; early modern poetry and critical theory; basic writing

Gabrielle Stecher

Gabrielle Stecher

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Teaching

Lecturer, English

  • gstecher@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 446

Research Interests
Writing & literature pedagogy; Victorian literature & visual culture; women & the visual arts

James B. Storey

James B. Storey

Assistant Director, Undergraduate Teaching

Lecturer, English

  • jbstorey@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 570

Research Interests
Composition, Fiction Writing, Sci-Fi, and Video Games

Robert E. Terrill

Robert E. Terrill

he/him/his

Professor, English

Director of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communication

  • rterrill@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 467

Research Interests
Rhetorical criticism of African American public address, film, and rhetorical criticism in the liberal arts and citizen education

Freya Thimsen

Freya Thimsen

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor, English

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Gender Studies

  • athimsen@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 428

Research Interests
Movement politics, democratic rhetoric, rhetorical theory, feminism

Cass Turner

Cass Turner

they/them/their

Assistant Professor, English

  • turnealc@iu.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 431

Research Interests
Literature and culture of the long 18th century, environmental humanities, global/empire studies, history and theory of the novel

Samrat Upadhyay

Samrat Upadhyay

Distinguished Professor, English

Martha C. Kraft Professor, Humanities

Research Interests
Fiction writing, novel writing, South Asian literature and culture

Alberto Varon

Alberto Varon

Associate Professor, English

Director, Latino Studies Program

Adjunct Professor, American Studies

Affiliate Professor, Gender Studies

  • avaron@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 459

Research Interests
Latina/o Literatures; Ethnic American and 19th- and 20th-century American lilteratures; transnational American studies; critical race studies

Nicholas Williams

Nicholas Williams

Associate Professor, English

Research Interests
British Romanticism, especially William Blake; Bible as Literature; Marxist, aesthetic and phenomenological criticism

Kurt Zemlicka

Kurt Zemlicka

he/him/his

Senior Lecturer, English

  • kzemlick@indiana.edu
  • Ballantine Hall 558

Research Interests
Rhetoric of science and technology; democratic deliberation and advocacy; rhetorical theory; poststructuralism; psychoanalysis