English Faculty

Theresa P. Ammirati, Dean of Studies Theresa P. Ammirati, Dean of Studies

Theresa P. Ammirati, Dean of Studies
American studies • 20th century American literature • Rhetoric and composition • Student special services

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English
African-American studies • Cultural studies • Visual studies • Film and new media studies • Literary criticism • Critical theory

Alan Bradford, Professor Emeritus of English Alan Bradford, Professor Emeritus of English

Alan Bradford, Professor Emeritus of English
Literature of the English Renaissance

Denis Ferhatovic, William Meredith Assistant Professor of English Denis Ferhatovic, William Meredith Assistant Professor of English

Denis Ferhatovic, William Meredith Assistant Professor of English
Medieval literature, esp. Old and Middle English poetry • Word and image • Postcolonial theory • Translation

Janet Gezari, Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of English Janet Gezari, Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of English

Janet Gezari, Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of English
English novel since Defoe • Victorian culture, poetry, and fiction • Contemporary fictions

John S. Gordon, Professor of English John S. Gordon, Professor of English

John S. Gordon, Professor of English  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
Modern British literature • James Joyce - Finnegans Wake

Charles O. Hartman, Lucy Marsh Haskell '19 Endowed Professor, Department of English, Poet in Residence Charles O. Hartman, Lucy Marsh Haskell '19 Endowed Professor, Department of English, Poet in Residence

Charles O. Hartman, Lucy Marsh Haskell '19 Endowed Professor, Department of English, Poet in Residence
Poetry writing • Modern and contemporary poetry • Prosody (metrics) • Music and poetry • Computer arts

Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English
American literature to 1900 • Animal studies • Ecocriticism • Food studies • African-American and Native American literatures • Women's literature • Literary and political theory

Michael R. Reder, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning Michael R. Reder, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

Michael R. Reder, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning
Faculty Teaching and Learning Programs at Small Liberal Arts Colleges • Contemporary recent English and postcolonial fiction and theory • Salman Rushdie • Teaching of writing and tutoring • Professional preparation and politics in the profession

Julie Rivkin, Professor of English Julie Rivkin, Professor of English

Julie Rivkin, Professor of English
American literature • Gender studies and contemporary literature • Literary theory • Henry James

Andrea Rossi-Reder, Associate Dean of Studies, Dean of First-Year Students, Visiting Assistant Professor of English Andrea Rossi-Reder, Associate Dean of Studies, Dean of First-Year Students, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Andrea Rossi-Reder, Associate Dean of Studies, Dean of First-Year Students, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
The Teaching of Writing • Medieval Literature, including Old and Middle English literature • Writing by and about Women in the Middle Ages • Medieval Bestiaries

Steven Shoemaker, Director of the Roth Writing Center, Assistant Professor of English Steven Shoemaker, Director of the Roth Writing Center, Assistant Professor of English

Steven Shoemaker, Director of the Roth Writing Center, Assistant Professor of English
20th-century American literature • Writing and composition theory • Intersections of literature, technology and science • Literature and film • Critical theory

Jeff Strabone, Assistant Professor of English Jeff Strabone, Assistant Professor of English

Jeff Strabone, Assistant Professor of English
Eighteenth-century British literature • Romantic literature and culture • Literary relations among England, Scotland and Wales • African novels • Race, nation and empire

Lina Perkins Wilder, Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department Lina Perkins Wilder, Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department

Lina Perkins Wilder, Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department
Shakespeare • Renaissance literature • Performance studies

George J. Willauer, Professor Emeritus of English, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of American Studies George J. Willauer, Professor Emeritus of English, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of American Studies

George J. Willauer, Professor Emeritus of English, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of American Studies
American literature and literary figures, 1890-present • William Faulkner • Emily Dickinson • Robert Frost • Society of Friends

Jennifer Schnepf, Adjunct Instructor in English
Jennifer.Schnepf@conncoll.edu

Jessica Soffer, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Jessica.Soffer@conncoll.edu

Retired Faculty

Theresa P. Ammirati, Dean of Studies

Theresa P. Ammirati, Dean of Studies
American studies • 20th century American literature • Rhetoric and composition • Student special services

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English

Courtney Baker, Associate Professor of English
African-American studies • Cultural studies • Visual studies • Film and new media studies • Literary criticism • Critical theory

Alan Bradford, Professor Emeritus of English

Alan Bradford, Professor Emeritus of English
Literature of the English Renaissance

Denis Ferhatovic, William Meredith Assistant Professor of English

Denis Ferhatovic, William Meredith Assistant Professor of English
Medieval literature, esp. Old and Middle English poetry • Word and image • Postcolonial theory • Translation

Janet Gezari, Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of English

Janet Gezari, Lucretia L. Allyn Professor of English
English novel since Defoe • Victorian culture, poetry, and fiction • Contemporary fictions

John S. Gordon, Professor of English

John S. Gordon, Professor of English  (On sabbatical 2014-2015 academic year)
Modern British literature • James Joyce - Finnegans Wake

Charles O. Hartman, Lucy Marsh Haskell '19 Endowed Professor, Department of English, Poet in Residence

Charles O. Hartman, Lucy Marsh Haskell '19 Endowed Professor, Department of English, Poet in Residence
Poetry writing • Modern and contemporary poetry • Prosody (metrics) • Music and poetry • Computer arts

Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English

Michelle Neely, Assistant Professor of English
American literature to 1900 • Animal studies • Ecocriticism • Food studies • African-American and Native American literatures • Women's literature • Literary and political theory

Michael R. Reder, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning

Michael R. Reder, Director of the Joy Shechtman Mankoff Center for Teaching & Learning
Faculty Teaching and Learning Programs at Small Liberal Arts Colleges • Contemporary recent English and postcolonial fiction and theory • Salman Rushdie • Teaching of writing and tutoring • Professional preparation and politics in the profession

Julie Rivkin, Professor of English

Julie Rivkin, Professor of English
American literature • Gender studies and contemporary literature • Literary theory • Henry James

Andrea Rossi-Reder, Associate Dean of Studies, Dean of First-Year Students, Visiting Assistant Professor of English

Andrea Rossi-Reder, Associate Dean of Studies, Dean of First-Year Students, Visiting Assistant Professor of English
The Teaching of Writing • Medieval Literature, including Old and Middle English literature • Writing by and about Women in the Middle Ages • Medieval Bestiaries

Steven Shoemaker, Director of the Roth Writing Center, Assistant Professor of English

Steven Shoemaker, Director of the Roth Writing Center, Assistant Professor of English
20th-century American literature • Writing and composition theory • Intersections of literature, technology and science • Literature and film • Critical theory

Jeff Strabone, Assistant Professor of English

Jeff Strabone, Assistant Professor of English
Eighteenth-century British literature • Romantic literature and culture • Literary relations among England, Scotland and Wales • African novels • Race, nation and empire

Lina Perkins Wilder, Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department

Lina Perkins Wilder, Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department
Shakespeare • Renaissance literature • Performance studies

George J. Willauer, Professor Emeritus of English, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of American Studies

George J. Willauer, Professor Emeritus of English, Charles J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of American Studies
American literature and literary figures, 1890-present • William Faulkner • Emily Dickinson • Robert Frost • Society of Friends

Kenneth A. Bleeth, Professor Emeritus, Former Director of the Medieval Studies Program

Robley Evans, Professor Emeritus of English

Gerda Taranow, Professor Emeritus of English

In Memoriam

William Meredith, Professor Emeritus of English

Contact Information:

Phone:
860-439-2350

Fax:
860-439-2608

Email Lina Wilder, lwilder@conncoll.edu

Department of English
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196

Department Assistant: Debra Bensko