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CALS-affiliated faculty and graduate students conduct research investigating the cultural, ethical, and imaginative work of literature, rhetoric, and/or theory in political, institutional, and historical contexts. This interdisciplinary work in and across a wide array of literary periods, areas, and methodologies includes specializations in American Literature Before 1900, American Literature After 1900, Modernist Studies, Contemporary Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, African American Language and Literature, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Media and Digital Studies, Visual Culture, Theory and Cultural Studies, and Book History and Textual Studies.

Michael Anesko

Professor of English and American Studies

(814) 865-9932
W. Oliver Baker

Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

Kevin Bell

Associate Professor of English

Michael Bérubé

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature

(814) 863-8863
Hester Blum

Professor of English

Robert Burkholder

Associate Professor Emeritus of English

(814) 865-6488
Robert L. Caserio

Professor Emeritus of English, Comparative Literature, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

(215) 242-3259
Christopher Castiglia

Distinguished Professor of English

Affiliated Faculty, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

(814) 865-9034
Tina Chen

Associate Professor of English and Asian American Studies

Editor, Verge: Studies in Global Asias

Director, Global Asias Initiative

(814) 863-9592
Ebony Coletu

Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

Ana Cooke

Assistant Professor of English

Richard Matthew Doyle

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English

Affiliate Faculty, Information Science and Technology

Digital Director, Zebrapedia.org

(814) 883-9597
Jonathan P. Eburne

Professor of Comparative Literature, English, and French and Francophone Studies

(814) 863-0968
Gabrielle Foreman

Paterno Family Professor of American Literature and Professor of African American Studies and History

Linda Furgerson Selzer

Associate Professor Emeritus of English

(814) 865-3548
Keith Gilyard

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and African American Studies

(814) 865-9123
Sean X. Goudie

Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Associate Professor of English

(814) 865-3945
Christian Haines

Assistant Professor of English

Debra Hawhee

McCourtney Professor of Civic Deliberation;

Senior Scholar, McCourtney Institute for Democracy; Professor of English and of Communication Arts and Sciences

(814) 863-3069
Rosemary J. Jolly

Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Weiss Chair of the Humanities

(814) 865-1188
Elizabeth Kadetsky

Associate Professor of English

Julia Spicher Kasdorf

Liberal Arts Professor of English

(814) 865-0025
Brian Lennon

Professor of English and Comparative Literature; Director, Digital Culture and Media Initiative

(814) 865-6261
Janet Lyon

Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of English and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Faculty-in-Charge, Disability Studies Minor

(814) 865-9681
John Marsh

Professor of English; Acting Head, English

(814) 863-2627
Shara McCallum

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English

Shirley Moody-Turner

Associate Professor of English and African American Studies

(814) 863-9584
Mark Morrisson

Department Head and Professor of English

(814) 863-2626
Carla Mulford

Professor of English

Co-Advisor, English Honors Program

Jeffrey Nealon

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Philosophy

(814) 865-3944
Aldon Nielsen

George and Barbara Kelly Professor of American Literature

(814) 865-0091
Benjamin Schreier

Mitrani Family Professor of Jewish Studies

Professor of English and Jewish Studies

Editor, Studies in American Jewish Literature

Paterno Family Liberal Arts Professor Emeritus of Literature

(814) 865-0251
Sandra Spanier

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and Women's Studies

General Editor, Hemingway Letters Project

(814) 865-9702
Matt Tierney

Associate Professor of English

Director, Digital Culture and Media Initiative

Ashleigh Wade

Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies

James L. W. West III

Edwin Erle Sparks Professor Emeritus of English

(814) 865-9445