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Mark Amos

Associate Professor

Mark Amos

Phone: 618.453.3824
email: maamos@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2264

Professor Amos's scholarship and publications focus on the relationship between late medieval cultures and their literatures. He has written on medieval reading practices and early book production, representations of class relations, and the viability of applying modern theoretical approaches to medieval texts. ...read full profile >>

David Anthony

Department Chair, Professor

David Anthony

Phone: 618.453.6888
email: davidant@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2368

David Anthony is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at SIUC.  His research for the past ten years or so has revolved around the related representations of manhood and money in antebellum mass culture.  His book, Paper Money Men: Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational ...read full profile >>

Pinckney Benedict

Professor

Pinckney Benedict

Phone: 618.453.6826
email:  pinckney@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2244

Pinckney Benedict grew up on his family’s dairy farm in Greenbrier County, West Virginia. He studied English and creative writing at Princeton University as an undergraduate and received his MFA in Creative Writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has published a novel (Dogs of God) and three ...read full profile >>

Scott Blackwood

Associate Professor

Scott Blackwood

Phone: 618.453.6862
email:  sblackwood@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2237

Professor Scott Blackwood is the author of the novels SEE HOW SMALL, winner of the 2016 PEN USA Award for fiction, a New York Times ”Editor’s Choice” pick and a “Great Reads” best books of the year selection by NPR, and WE AGREED ...read full profile >>

Mary Bogumil

Associate Professor

Mary Bogumil

Phone: 618.453.6861
email:  mbogumil@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2243

Professor Bogumil teaches modern British and American literature, with a particular interest in British, Irish, Scottish, Australian and American drama, and often works with student playwrights in the Theater Department. She is author of Understanding August Wilson (1999) and a revised edition, now ...read full profile >>

George Boulukos

Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

George Boulukos

Phones: 618.453.6859
email:  boulukos@siu.edu
Offices: Faner, Room 2383

Professor Boulukos’ primary research interests are in eighteenth-century British literature, transatlantic culture, race, sentimentality, autobiography, and the history of the novel. His most recent book is an edition of previously undiscovered Memoirs on the Life and Travels of Thomas Hammond ...read full profile >>

Anne Chandler

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor

Anne Chandler

Phone: 618.453.6845
email:  a.chandler@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2376

Professor Chandler studies the literature, educational theory, aesthetics, and political philosophy of Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain.  Several of her scholarly articles have dealt with the various ways politically progressive writers of the 1790s (Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, and ...read full profile >>

K.K. Collins

Professor, Distinguished Teacher

K.K. Collins

Phone: 618.453.6839
email:  kkcoll@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2274

Professor Collins specializes in Victorian British literature. His interests center in canonical novelists, especially the Brontës and George Eliot and her circle, but he is also interested in the representation of writers' "print afterlives" in nineteenth-century newspapers and ...read full profile >>

Ronda Dively

Professor

Ronda Dively

Phone: 618.453.6849
email:  rldively@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2284

Professor Ronda Leathers Dively received her B.A. in English (with teacher certification) and her M.A. in English (literature) from Eastern Illinois University. After gaining a few years of teaching experience in the secondary English classroom, she completed her Doctor of Arts degree in English (Rhetoric and ...read full profile >>

Jane Dougherty

Associate Professor

Jane Elizabeth Dougherty

Phone: 618.453.5296
email:  dohugany@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2262

Jane Elizabeth Dougherty is an Associate Professor specializing in Irish literature of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Her scholarship focuses on the social and political master narratives of Irish history and the ways in which these narratives enable and disable the production, form, style, ...read full profile >>

Robert Fox

Professor

Robert Fox

Phone: 618.453.6864
email:  bfox@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2223

Professor Fox received his BA from Cornell University, did graduate work at the University of California at Berkeley in its countercultural heyday, and earned his PhD at the State University of New York at Buffalo, after a hiatus that included some troubadouring and working for the alternative press in San Francisco. ...read full profile >>

Michael Humphries

Associate Professor

Michael Humphries

Phone: 618.453.6830
email:  mhumphri@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2227

Professor Humphries received his Ph.D. in Early Christian Literature from the Claremont Graduate University (1990). He taught Jewish and Christian Origins for two years at Mount St. Mary's College and the University of Judaism in Los Angeles, and three years in the Department of Religious Studies at Southern ...read full profile >>

Judy Jordan

Associate Professor

Judy Jordan

Phone: 618.453.6821
email: puglove@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 3202C

Professor Jordan’s first book of poetry, Carolina Ghost Woods, won the 1999 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the Utah Book of the Year Award, the OAY Award from the Poetry Council of North Carolina, and the Thomas Wolfe ...read full profile >>

Allison Joseph

Associate Professor

Allison Joseph

Phone: 618.453.6813
email: aljoseph@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2221

Professor Joseph is the author of What Keeps Us Here (Ampersand, 1992), Soul Train (Carnegie Mellon, 1997), In Every Seam (Pittsburgh, 1997), Imitation of Life (Carnegie Mellon, 2003) andWorldly Pleasures (Word Press, 2004). Her honors include the John C. Zacharis First ...read full profile >>

Lisa McClure

Associate Professor

Lisa J. McClure

Phone: 618.453.6846
email: lisam@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2283

Professor McClure came to SIU Carbondale from the University of Michigan via Ohio State University. Having completed her coursework at UM in 1984, she taught four years in the basic writing program at OSU, serving for three years as Assistant Director of the program. She completed her doctoral degree in 1988, three ...read full profile >>

Scott McEathron

Professor

Scott McEathron

Phone: 618.453.6836
email: mceath@aol.com
Office: Faner, Room 2266

Professor McEathron specializes in British Romanticism. His interests include the canonical Romantic poets and essayists, especially Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Lamb, and Hazlitt, as well as several non-canonical figures associated with the labouring-class poetic tradition. His editionEnglish Labouring-Class ...read full profile >>

Patrick McGrath

Assistant Professor

Patrick McGrath

Phone: 618.453.6866

email: pjmcgrath@siu.edu

Office: Faner, Room 2280

Patrick McGrath’s current work is located at the intersection of the aesthetic and religious turns in the humanities.  He is particularly interested in the impact of the Reformation on literary aesthetics; and, more largely, the formal responsiveness of literature to cultural change, crisis, and ...read full profile >>

Michael Molino

Associate Professor, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts

Michael Molino

Phone: 618.453.2466
email: mmolino@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2427

Professor Molino is a specialist in Modern British literature, with interests in Irish literature, contemporary British literature, Anglophone postcolonial literature, and political fiction of the Third World. The author of Questioning Tradition, Language, and Myth: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney, Professor ...read full profile >>

Ryan Netzley

Professor

Ryan Netzley

Phone: 618.453.6817
email: rnetzley@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2276
Website: ryannetzley.com
CV (pdf)

Professor Netzley’s research interests include Renaissance literature, particularly seventeenth-century lyric and Milton, literature of the English Reformation, especially martyrologies and apocalypse commentaries, and critical and poststructuralist theory. His most recent book is Lyric Apocalypse: Milton, ...read full profile >>

Joe Shapiro

Associate Professor

Joe Shapiro

Phone: 618.453.6858
email: jpshapiro@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2241

Joe Shapiro received his Ph.D. from Stanford University (2011). His research focuses on how class shaped the development of the U.S. novel, and how the U.S. novel weighed in on matters of class, over the course of the long nineteenth century. His forthcoming book, The Illiberal Imagination: Class and the Rise of the ...read full profile >>

Jon Tribble

Managing Editor of Crab Orchard Review

Jon Tribble

Phone: 618.453.6833
email: jtribble@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2222

Jon Tribble is the managing editor of Crab Orchard Review and the series editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry published by Southern Illinois University Press. He is the recipient of a 2003 Artist Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council and his poems have ...read full profile >>

Mary Kate Varnau

Lecturer

Mary Kate Varnau received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MFA from Southern Illinois University. Her stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, Carve Magazine, Redivider, and Midwestern Gothic. She's at work on a novel about immigration issues, set in a post-apocalyptic world in which the US is at war with Mexico.

Tony Williams

Professor

Phone: 618.453.6814
email: tonyw@siu.edu
Office: Faner, Room 2272

Professor Williams's research interests include Representations of Viet Nam in Literature and Cinema, Film and Literature, Classical Hollywood Cinema, The Writings of Jack London and James Jones, Hong Kong Cinema, Film Genres, and Naturalism and Cinema. Educated at Manchester and Warwick Universities, he is ...read full profile >>