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English Department Faculty

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Sarah K. Scott - Associate Professor, Department Chair

B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder
M.A., Ph.D. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Areas of Interest:
Shakespeare and early modern drama, sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies


Thomas Bligh - Associate Professor; Director, Creative Writing Program

B.A. Mount St. Mary's University
M.A. Miami University
Ph.D. Florida State University

Areas of Interest: Creative writing, the short story, twentieth-century American literature, creative nonfiction, travel writing, editing and publishing


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Peter Dorsey - Professor

B.A. St. Joseph's University
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Interest: Early American literature, including the literature of the American Revolution, African-American literature, the American Renaissance and American autobiography



Robert Ducharme - Emeritus Professor

B.A., M.A. University of Notre Dame
M.A. John Carroll University
M.A. New York University
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame

Areas of Interest: Film study, English romanticism, Russian fiction, Japanese literature and culture, Latin American fiction, and modern Irish literature


Sr. Anne Higgins

Sr. Anne Higgins - Lecturer

B.A. St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg
MLA The Johns Hopkins University

Areas of Interest: Creative writing, poetry, modern and contemporary poetry, and freshman seminar


Carol Hinds

Carol Hinds- University Professor

B.A. Saint Mary College
M.A. (English) University of Kansas
M.A. (Liberal Studies) St. John's College
Ph.D. University of Virginia

Areas of Interest: Eighteenth-century British literature, The Catholic Imagination, and Victorian literature


Karen Lurkhur

Karen Lurkhur - Lecturer

B.A. McGill University
M.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Areas of Interest:
Old French romance; historical sagas of the Icelanders; gender; psychoanalysis


Indrani Mitra

Indrani Mitra - Associate Professor

B.A. Presidency College (India)
M.A. University of Calcutta
Ph.D. Kent State University

Areas of Interest: Post-colonial literature from Africa, India, and the Caribbean countries; women writers; gender and cultural studies; environmental literature and criticism


Brie Parkin

Gabrielle Parkin - Lecturer

B.A. Douglass College, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
M.A. University of Delaware
Ph.D. University of Delaware
Areas of Interest: Late medieval English literature; material culture; sense and affect theory; mysticism; history of the book; history of the English language and literacy


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Leona Sevick - Associate Professor

B. A. McDaniel College
M.A., Ph.D. University of Maryland

Areas of Interest: Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature, the work of Willa Cather, poetry, Asian American literature.


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David Z. Wehner - Associate Professor

B.A. Williams College
M.A. University of Colorado at Boulder
Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Areas of Interest: Nineteenth-and twentieth-century American literature, history and theory of secularization



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