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Olga Abella Professor of English
oabella@eiu.edu | 217-581-6297 | 3325 Coleman Hall | Profile

Creative writing (poetry), Renaissance and seventeenth-century literature, Milton.

John B. Allison Professor of English
jballison@eiu.edu | Email Preferred | 3552 Coleman Hall | Profile

Anglo-American literary studies, with emphasis on Nineteenth-century American literature.

Melissa Ames Assistant Professor of English and Director of English Education
mames@eiu.edu | 217-581-6299 | 3821 Coleman Hall | Profile

Cultural studies, media studies, popular culture, television scholarship, twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, pedagogy, postmodern and feminist theory.

Randall L. Beebe Professor of English & Director of Graduate Studies
rlbeebe@eiu.edu | 3841 Coleman Hall | Profile

British romanticism, nineteenth-century British studies.

Donna J. Binns Associate Professor of English
djbinns@eiu.edu | 3851 Coleman Hall | Profile

English education, technical communication, composition and rhetoric, disability studies, and media studies.

Parley Ann Boswell Professor of English
paboswell@eiu.edu | 3566 Coleman Hall | Profile

American literature, film studies.

Dagni A. Bredesen Professor of English and Women's Studies, Director of Faculty Development
dabredesen@eiu.edu | 217-581-7051 | 1116 Booth Library | Profile

Nineteenth-century British studies, South African literature, post-colonial literature.

Melissa M. Caldwell Assistant Professor of English
mcaldwell@eiu.edu | 217-581-7481 | 3050 Coleman Hall | Profile

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British studies, intellectual history, skepticism, religion and literature, and classical transmission

Julie D. Campbell Professor of English
jdcampbell@eiu.edu | 3572 Coleman Hall | Profile

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century continental and British literature, early modern women's writing, and early modern transnational studies.

Tim Engles Professor of English
tdengles@eiu.edu | 217-581-2428 | 3831 Coleman Hall | Profile

Contemporary and multicultural American literature, graphic narratives, critical whiteness studies.

Terri A. Fredrick Associate Professor of English
tafredrick@eiu.edu | 3070 Coleman Hall | Profile

Professional writing, technical writing, service learning, composition pedagogy

Ruth Hoberman Professor of English
rhoberman@eiu.edu | 217-581-6981 | 3755 Coleman Hall | Profile

Twentieth-century and contemporary British literature, museum and modernist studies, women’s studies.

Lania D. Knight Assistant Professor of English
ldknight@eiu.edu | 3751 Coleman Hall | Profile

Current work is on a novel set several centuries in the future in the Midwest, a bleak time and place in which humans are cultivated like agricultural crops.

Fern Kory Professor of English
fkory@eiu.edu | 217-581-6291 | 3365 Coleman Hall | Profile

Modern American literature, including the Harlem Renaissance; children's and young adult literature; writing center theory and practice.

Michael Leddy Professor of English
mleddy@eiu.edu | 3741 Coleman Hall | Profile

Modern and postmodern American poetry and fiction.

Jeannie Ludlow Associate Professor of English and Coordinator of Women's Studies
jludlow@eiu.edu | 217-581-5947 | 3139 Coleman Hall | Profile
Daiva Markelis Professor of English
dmmarkelis@eiu.edu | 3375 Coleman Hall | Profile

Creative writing (nonfiction), ethnography, composition pedagogy, women's memoir.

Robert L. Martínez Assistant Professor of English
rlmartinez@eiu.edu | n/a | 3371 Coleman Hall | Profile

Twentieth- and twenty-first-century British literature, film studies, postcolonial literature, popular music and literature.

John David Moore Associate Professor of English
jdmoore@eiu.edu | 3771 Coleman Hall | Profile

Children’s literature, nineteenth-century British literature.

Robin L. Murray Professor of English and Women's Studies, Film Studies Minor Coordinator, and Eastern Illinois Writing Project Director
rlmurray@eiu.edu | 3351 Coleman Hall | Profile

Film studies, English education, multicultural American literature, eco-criticism, women’s studies, composition theory, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American studies.

Jyoti Panjwani Professor of English
jpanjwani@eiu.edu | 3576 Coleman Hall | Profile

Post-colonial literature, theory, and feminism; Indian literature; Asian literary and cultural studies; translation studies.

Suzie A. Park Associate Professor of English
sapark@eiu.edu | 3030 Coleman Hall | Profile

British romanticism, eighteenth-century British literature, sentimental culture, information culture.

Charlotte Pence Assistant Professor
cpence@eiu.edu | 217-581-2428 | 3745 Coleman Hall | Profile

Creative Writing (poetry and nonfiction), Contemporary Poetics and Form, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Rhetoric and Composition, Song Poetics

Ruben Quesada Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing for the Performing Arts
rmquesada@eiu.edu | 217-581-2428 | 3562 Coleman Hall | Profile

Creative Activity: April 2013 - Present, Poetry Editor, Cobalt Review; March 2013 – Present, Co-Founder, S&Q: A Traveling Reading Series; Winter 2013, Screener, AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry

Dana J. Ringuette Department Chair & Professor of English
dringuette@eiu.edu | 217-581-2428 | 3341 Coleman Hall | Profile

Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American and British literature, literary theory and criticism, intellectual history and philosophy.

Timothy A. Shonk Associate Professor of English
tashonk@eiu.edu | 217-581-6310 | 3060 Coleman Hall | Profile

Medieval literature, medieval manuscripts and secular book production.

Jad Smith Professor of English
jdsmith3@eiu.edu | 3605 Coleman Hall | Profile

Eighteenth-century British literature, science fiction, critical and cultural theory

Jamila D. Smith Assistant Professor of English
jdsmith9@eiu.edu | 3775 Coleman Hall | Profile

Black feminisms; Writing Children's and YA Literature, Culturally Relevant Youth Literature; Intersectionality in Oral and Written Narrative; African American youth and young adult literature; Adolescent, African American fem ...

Duangrudi Suksang Professor of English
dsuksang@eiu.edu | 3335 Coleman Hall | Profile

Victorian literature, utopian literature.

Stephen Swords Associate Professor of English
sswords@eiu.edu | 3020 Coleman Hall | Profile

Nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature.

Tim N. Taylor Associate Professor of English & Director of Composition
tntaylor@eiu.edu | 217-581-6309 | 3785 Coleman Hall | Profile

His teaching and research interests span various fields within Rhetoric/Composition: basic writing, argumentation, writing program administration, composition theory and pedagogy, classical rhetoric, professional writing, wri ...

Angela Vietto Professor of English
arvietto@eiu.edu | (cell) 217-549-3203 | 3345 Coleman Hall | Profile

Eighteenth-century American literature, gender and authorship, book history.

C.C. Wharram Associate Professor of English
ccwharram@eiu.edu | 1343 Doudna Fine Arts Centre | Profile

Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and continental literatures, translation studies, literary theory, philosophy (especially Kant, Hegel, and object-oriented ontology).

Christopher M. Wixson Professor of English
cmwixson@eiu.edu | 3871 Coleman Hall | Profile

Modern and contemporary drama, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, modern British and American literature.

Marjorie G. Worthington Associate Professor of English
mgworthington@eiu.edu | 217-581-5214 | 3321 Coleman Hall | Profile

Twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, postmodernism, metafiction, women’s studies, feminist and narrative theory.


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