|Ball, David (Assistant Professor of English)
B.A., Stanford University, 1998; M.A., Princeton University, 2003; Ph.D., 2007. His research and teaching are in 19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture, minority and oppositional responses to the American experience, and American modernism.
Office: East College 401
Hours: T 1:30-4:30 and by appt.
Web Page: /departments/engl/faculty/ball.html
|Chilson, Sha'an (Adjunct Instructor in English)
M.F.A., University of Arkansas. She writes poetry and non-fiction, and has taught classes in poetry, nonfiction, and drama.
Office: East College 203B
Hours: M 11:30-12:30 / W 1:30-2:30 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~chilson
|Dolan, Darrach (Adjunct Instructor
Darrach Dolan is a fiction writer who received his BA from Trinity College, Dublin and his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Darrach is interested in contemporary fiction, post-colonial writing, and the writer as reluctant outsider.
Office: East College 203B
Hours: W&Th 12:30-1:30 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~doland
Gill, Judy (Director of the
Norman M. Eberly Writing Center and Instructor in English)
|Gleed, Paul (Assistant Professor of English)
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo. His recent teaching and scholarship focus on 16th- and 17th-century British literature, media and cultural studies, literary theory, and composition.
Office: East College 407
Hours: MWF 10:20-11:20 & 12:30-1:30 and by appt.
Johnson, Lynn (Assistant Professor of
English and Africana Studies; Coordinator of the Africana Studies department)
|Johnston, Carol Ann (Martha Porter Sellers Chair of Rhetoric and the English Language and
Associate Professor of English)
Ph.D., Harvard University. Her teaching interests include literature of the English Renaissance, lyric poetry, and Southern Women Writers. Her current research investigates the relationship between words and images in 17th-century English poetry.
Office: East College 409
Hours: T 11-1 / Th 3-4 and by appt.
| Kranz, David L. (Professor of English and Film Studies)
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. His recent scholarship focuses on film studies and film adaptation, especially Shakespeare on film, and on Shakespeare's dramas. Other interests include the Renaissance sonnet, contemporary literary theory, and composition pedagogy.
Office: East College 403
Hours: by appt. only
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~kranz/
|Moffat, Wendy (Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University. She teaches modern British and Irish fiction, 19th-century British literature, and literary and narrative theory. She is writing a gay cultural biography of the British novelist E.M. Forster. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1994-95.
Office: East College 408
Hours: M 1:30-3:30 / F 12:30-1:30 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~moffat
|Ness, Robert (Associate Professor
of English and Coordinator of the Dickinson Program in Yaounde, Cameroon)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches restoration and 18th century English literature, linguistics, and African and Commonwealth literatures. His research interests focus upon literature, politics, music, and other arts during the first half of the 18th century in England.
Office: East College 311
Hours: MWF 10:30-11:30 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~ness
|Nichols, Ashton (The John J.
Curley '60 and Ann Conser Curley '63 Faculty Chair and Professor of
English Language and Literature)
Ph.D., University of Virginia. His fields include 19th-century British literature and postcolonial literature, with special emphasis on Romantic and Victorian poetry. He also teaches courses on nature writing. His current research focuses on Romantic natural history, 1750-1850. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1992-93. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1993-94.
Office: East College 305
Hours: MTTh 2-3 and by appt.
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~nicholsa
|O'Brien, Sharon (James Hope Caldwell Professor of American Cultures and Professor of English & American Studies)
Ph.D., Harvard University. Sharon O'Brien teaches interdisciplinary courses in the American Studies and English Departments, looking at the multiplicity of American cultures through the lenses of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. The author of a biography of Willa Cather, she is now teaching and writing memoir and personal essay. Teaching and research interests include the politics of memory; illness and narrative; and lifewriting. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1985-86.
Hours: Contact American Studies department
Web Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~obrien
Perabo, Susan - CHAIR (Associate Professor
of English, Writer-in-Residence)
|Reed, Thomas (Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Virginia. His field is medieval literature, with special emphasis on Chaucer and Marie de France, a 12th-century Anglo-Norman author. He is currently focussing his research on Marie de France's concern with the limits of human communication. He is also increasingly interested in the relationship between various versions of the Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde legends in both literature and film. Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 1997-98.
Office: East College 306
Hours: T&Th 1:30-2:30 / W 1-2 and by appt.
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~reedt
|Sams, Victoria (Assistant Professor
Ph.D., UCLA. Her teaching interests are contemporary drama and cultural studies, 20th-century British literature, Caribbean literature and postcolonial studies. Current research interests are postcolonial dramatic adaptations, migration and post-WWII British literature/drama, and translations of polyglot literature.
Office: East College 310
Hours: T 4:30-5:30 / W 2-4 and by appt.
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~samsv
|Su, Adrienne (Associate Professor
of English, Poet-in-Residence)
M.F.A., University of Virginia. Her central course offerings include creative writing (poetry), The Craft of Poetry, and Writing about Food and Culture. Author of two books of poems, Middle Kingdom (1997) and Sanctuary (2006), she is also the recipient of a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She is working on a new book of poems, working title Having None of It, with an emphasis on motherhood and gender roles.
Office: East College 404
Hours: W 10-12 / Th 1-2 and by appt.
Home Page: http://users.dickinson.edu/~sua
Winston, Bob (Professor of English and Assistant Provost for First-Year Programs)
|Winters-Fazio, Kelly (Sr. Academic Dept. Coordinator)
Ms. Winters manages the department's administrative support system for 16 full-time faculty members and several part-time adjunct faculty members. She is also the webmaster for the English department's web sites.
Office: East College 400
Hours: M-Th 8:30 am to 3:30 pm / F 8:30 am to 2 pm