People

Amy Martin, chair
Associate Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-2062
Office: 
112 Shattuck Hall
Office hours: 
Appointments made through Google Drive
Specialty: Victorian literature and culture; 19th century British literature; 19th century Irish literature; Postcolonial Studies; Gender Studies; Theories of Nationalism; Literary and cultural theory
Nigel Alderman
Associate Professor of English, Director of Studies for English & Chair of Critical Social Thought
Phone: 
413-538-3224
Office: 
206 Shattuck Hall
Office hours: 
Thursday, 12:00–5:00
Specialty: Post-1945 British literature and culture; Modernism; Romanticism; Literary theory, especially Marxist aesthetics
Christopher Benfey
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-2532
Office: 
210 Shattuck Hall
Office hours: 
T, 2:30–3:30 and by appointment
Specialty: Emily Dickinson; 20th century American poetry; Turn-of-the-century American writing; Southern literature; New Orleans literature and culture
Iyko Day
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-3222
Office: 
314 Shattuck Hall
Office hours: 
W, 2:00–4:00
Specialty: Asian American Literature; Visual Culture
Corinne Demas (leave sp 2015)
Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-2801
Office: 
23, 8 Park Street
Specialty: Fiction writing; Short story; Children's literature
Leah Glasser
Dean of Studies and Lecturer in English
Phone: 
413-538-2855
Office: 
21, 8 Park Street
Office hours: 
By appointment
Specialty: American literature; Late 19th century through Early 20th century; Women writers; Nature writing; Women's autobiography and biography
Eugene Hill
Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-2358
Office: 
D4 Torrey Hall
Office hours: 
W, 2:00–4:30 (open office hours, no appointment needed)
Specialty: 16th and 17th century English literature; John Donne; John Milton
Andrea Lawlor
Visiting Lecturer in English
Office: 
14, 8 Park Street
Office hours: 
Th, 10:00–11:00 and 1:00–2:00
Speciality: ESOL, Creative Writing, Trans/Queer Writing
John Lemly
Alumnae Foundation Chair in English
Phone: 
413-538-2448
Office: 
204 Shattuck Hall
Office hours: 
M, 4:00–5:00 and T, 2:00–4:00
Specialty: 18th century English literature; African literature; Renaissance and Modern Drama; Non-fiction writing; Early American literature; African American literature; Jane Austen
Catherine Manegold
Visiting Senior Lecturer in English
Phone: 
413-538-2450
Office: 
22, 8 Park Street
Office hours: 
MW, 9:30–10:30 and 12:30–2:00 & T, 9:00–12:00
Specialty: Journalism, narrative nonfiction and historical narrative
Valerie Martin
Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-2808
Office: 
32, 8 Park Street
Office hours: 
T, 2:30–4:00
Specialty: Creative writing; contemporary women's writing; the short story; Nineteenth Century American and British Literature
Karen Osborn
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-3136
Office: 
34, 8 Park Street
Office hours: 
M, 9:00–11:00 & by appointment
Specialty: Creative writing
Larry Parnass
Visiting Lecturer in English
Phone: 
413-538-3058
Office: 
15, 8 Park Street
Specialty: Journalism
Gayle Pemberton
Visiting Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-2457
Office: 
31, 8 Park Street
Office hours: 
W, 11:00–1:00 & by appointment
Specialty: African American literature; 20th century American prose and cinema
Jenny Pyke
Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-3116
Office: 
33, 8 Park Street
Office hours: 
W, 1:30–3:00 and Th, 2:30–4:00 & by appointment
Specialty:19th Century British Literature; Modern Scottish literature; Autobiography and Memoir
Amy Rodgers
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-3038
Office: 
212 Shattuck Hall
Office hours: 
W, 2:30–3:30 and Th, 3:00–4:00
Specialty: Early Modern Literature and Culture; Literary Theory; Audience Studies; Mass Culture and Popular Culture Studies; Film Studies; Medieval Drama; Contemporary Drama; Playwriting and Dance History
Suparna Roychoudhury
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-3384
Office: 
215 Shattuck Hall
Office hours: 
F, 11:00–1:00
Specialty: Shakespeare; English Renaissance literature and culture; history of science and medicine; transnational Anglophone literature; cognitive studies.
Robert B. Shaw
Emily Dickinson Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-2444
Office: 
13, 8 Park Street
Office hours: 
M, 2:30–3:30, T, 11:00–12:00 & by appointment
Specialty: Poetry writing; Modern British and American poetry; 17th century literature; 20th century American Southern literature
Mark C. Shea
Visiting Lecturer in English; Coordinator of ESOL
Phone: 
413-538-3541
Office: 
215 Dwight Hall
Office hours: 
M, 3:00–4:00 and W, 10:00–11:00 & by appointment
Kate Singer
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-3229
Office: 
213 Shattuck Hall
Office hours: 
W, 12:30–2:30 & by appointment
Specialty: British Romanticism; 18th and 19th century women's writing; Poetics
Sally Sutherland
Senior Lecturer in English
Phone: 
413-538-3438
Office: 
24, 8 Park Street
Office hours: 
Th, 11:00–1:00 & by appointment
Specialty: Shakespeare in production (on stage and on film); 16th and 17th century drama and poetry; Non-fiction writing
Donald Weber
Lucia, Ruth and Elizabeth MacGregor Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-2279
Office: 
312 Shattuck Hall
Specialty: American literature and culture; Ethnic Studies; Film; Politics and literature
Elizabeth Young
Carl M. and Elsie A. Small Chair in English
Phone: 
413-538-2326
Office: 
202 Shattuck Hall
Office hours: 
T and Th 2:00–4:00 & by appointment
Specialty: Women writers; Feminist theory; American literature; American Studies; Film; Visual Culture
Wesley Yu
Assistant Professor of English
Phone: 
413-538-2825
Office: 
317 Shattuck
Office hours: 
MW, 2:30–4:00
Specialty: Anglo-Saxon to late-medieval English literature; poetics and the medieval language arts, especially rhetoric and logic

Staff

Cynthia Meehan
Senior Administrative Assistant for English
Phone: 
413-538-2146
Office: 
111 Shattuck Hall