Hope Caldwell Professor of American Cultures and Professor of English
and American Studies. Ph.D., Harvard University. Her teaching specialty
is American literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Research interests
include women writers, popular culture, feminist theory, and the relationship
between literature and society. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching,
L. Reed, Jr., Professor
of English Literature. 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.
Ashton Nichols, 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. (On Sabbatical 2005-2006)
L. Kranz, Professor
of English and Coordinator of Film Studies. Ph.D., University of California
at Berkeley. His scholarship focuses on Shakespeare, in particular the
playwright's representation of classical Rome and manipulation of audience.
Other interests include psychological criticism, modern cinema, and Renaissance
D. Ness, Chair. 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
Wendy Moffat, Associate
Professor of English. 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. (On Sabbatical 2005-2006)
Sams, Assistant Professor of Modern Dramatic Literature.
Ph.D., UCLA. Teaching interests include modern British and anglophone
drama and postcolonial literature. Her current research focuses on immigration
and post-war British theater, with an emphasis on its post-imperial identity
politics. Other special interests include Caribbean literature and translation
Kupetz 96, Visiting
Instructor in English. M.F.A., Columbia University. He earned his Master
of Fine Arts in Writing from Columbia University in 1998 and his Bachelor
of Arts in English from Dickinson College in 1996. His primary interests
include modern poetry and fiction, especially the work of Denis Johnson,
Cormac McCarthy, and the Beat Generation.
Chilson, Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Director
of Writing. M.F.A., University of Arkansas. She writes poetry and non-fiction,
and has taught classes in poetry, nonfiction, and drama.
Academic Support Staff
Department Staff Associate. She has been with the English department since
September 1996 and employed at Dickinson College since July 1981.
Ms. Winters provides administrative support 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.
Ginny Maun, East College Housekeeper, has taken care of East College and the English department faculty since 1981. Ginny does a spectacular job maintaining the building's classrooms and offices.