People

Faculty

Amy E. Martin

Professor of English and Chair

Amy Martin teaches Victorian literature, Irish studies, postcolonial studies, and visual culture. Her first book, Alter-Nations, provides a genealogy of the modern idea of terrorism as it emerges in nineteenth century representations of Ireland, and has published articles and book chapters on Victorian Ireland. She has been lectured at Notre Dame’s Irish Studies Summer Seminar, the James Joyce Summer School, and Princeton’s Fund for Irish Studies.  She is working on a book on Irish internationalism and critiques of empire.

413-538-2062
112 Shattuck Hall
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Appointments made through Google Group "Appointments with Professor Amy Martin"
Associate Professor of English & Director of Studies for the Department
413-538-3224
206 Shattuck Hall
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MW 4:00–5:00

Christopher Benfey

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English, on leave Fall 2016/Spring 2017
413-538-2532
210 Shattuck Hall
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On Leave Fall & Spring

Kimberly Juanita Brown

Assistant Professor of English
413-538-3058
204 Shattuck Hall
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Th 1:30–3:30 and by appointment
Five College Fortieth Professor of English; President Emeritus of the College
413-538-3116
11, 8 Park Street
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Iyko Day
Associate Professor of English & Chair of Critical Social Thought

Iyko Day's research and teaching focus on race, capitalism, settler colonialism and Asian American literature and visual culture. She is the author of Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism (Duke University Press, 2016).

413-538-3222
314 Shattuck Hall
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Th 1:00–4:00

Jane Hwang Degenhardt

Five College Associate Professor of English
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Corinne M. Demas

Professor of English
413-538-2801
23, 8 Park Street
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Th, 4:15 and by appointment
Dean of Studies and Lecturer in English
413-538-2855
21, 8 Park Street
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By appointment only
Andrea Lawlor Visiting Lecturer in English

Andrea Lawlor

Visiting Lecturer in English

Andrea Lawlor teaches ESOL and Creative Writing, with a special interest in Queer and Trans Writing. Lawlor's publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016) and a novel forthcoming in 2017, Paul Takes the Guise of a Mortal Girl (Rescue Press). Lawlor also edits fiction for Fence, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs.

413-538-3330
14, 8 Park Street
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By appointment using my Google calendar

Catherine S. Manegold

Visiting Senior Lecturer in English
413-538-2450
Room 22, 8 Park Street
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T 1:00–5:00, W 9:00–12:30 and by appointment. Drop-in visits are always welcome, but please note that since I am often meeting with students during office hours you will have better luck if you schedule ahead.

Valerie Martin

Professor of English
413-538-2808
32, 8 Park Street
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M 2:30–4:00 and by appointment

Katherine O'Callaghan

Visiting Lecturer in English
413-538-3136
15, 8 Park Street
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W 10:00–11:30

Susannah Richards

Visiting Associate Professor in English
413-538-2457
13 8 Park Street
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W 5:00–6:45
Amy Rodgers Assistant Professor of English

Amy Rodgers

Assistant Professor of English

Amy Rodgers specializes in Early Modern Literature and Culture; Literary Theory; Audience Studies; Mass Culture and Popular Culture Studies; Film Studies; Medieval Drama; Contemporary Drama; and Playwriting and Dance History

413-538-3038
212 Shattuck Hall
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F 12:00–2:00 and by appointment
Assistant Professor of English
413-538-3884
215 Shattuck Hall
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W 2:00–4:00
Mark Shea

Mark C. Shea

Lecturer in English; Coordinator of ESOL
413-538-3541
215 Dwight Hall
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by appointment, T 12:30–1:30 (Dwight 215) and W 3:00–4:00 (in MEWS)
Associate Professor of English, Co-Chair of Conceptual Foundations of Science
413-538-3229
213 Shattuck Hall
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W 12:00–2:00 and by appointment
Senior Lecturer in English

Sally Sutherland teaches courses in Shakespeare, early modern and modern drama, adaptations of plays to film, medicine in literature, and health humanities. She has published on Jacobean revenge tragedy and medieval cycle plays. Before returning to the full-time faculty in 2013, she served Mount Holyoke in a number of administrative capacities: first-year dean, dean of studies, associate dean of faculty, and senior advisor to the president.

413-538-3037
8 Park Street, Room 24
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Th 11:30–1:00 and by appointment
Donald Weber, English
Lucia, Ruth and Elizabeth MacGregor Professor of English

Donald Weber’s teaching and research interests include American literature, Multi-ethnic literature, South African literature and culture, and, most recently, the imaginative landscape of contemporary multicultural London. He is currently working on two large projects: a book mapping contemporary Jewish American literature and popular culture; and a book, titled The Anxiety of Belonging, about the fraught relation between “identity” and citizenship in contemporary British and Western European literature and film. He has just returned from a sabbatical as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Modern Languages Research at the University of London.

413-538-2279
312 Shattuck Hall
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T 2:30–4:00 and W 2:00–4:00
Elizabeth Young
Carl M. and Elsie A. Small Professor of English, Film Studies Steering Committee

Elizabeth Young teaches courses on American literature, women’s writing, film, and visual culture. Her courses often focus on intersections among gender, race, and sexuality in U.S. culture and on combinations of literary and visual materials. Her scholarly research includes the books Black Frankenstein: The Making of an American Metaphor and Disarming the Nation: Women’s Writing and the American Civil War. Her current book project is on the representation of animals in nineteenth-century novels, taxidermy, and other cultural forms.

413-538-2326
202 Shattuck Hall
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W 2:00–4:00 pm and by appointment

Wesley Chihyung Yu

Associate Professor of English & Chair of Medieval Studies
413-538-2825
317 Shattuck Hall
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MW 2:30–4:00

Staff

Cindy Meehan

Academic Department Coordinator
413-538-2146
111 Shattuck Hall
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By appointment only

Emeriti

Professor Emeritus of English

Specialty: Shakespeare; English Renaissance literature. Phone: 413-253-9166

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Professor Emeritus of English

Specialty: Shakespeare; English Renaissance literature

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Carolyn P. Collette

Professor Emeritus of English and Medieval Studies

Carolyn Collete's specialties include: Late Medieval Anglo-French culture; Chaucer; Multilingualism in later medieval England; Cilician Armenia; Semiotic theory; Christine de Pizan; Women writers of the Renaissance; nineteenth-century fiction

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Virginia Ellis

Professor Emeritus of English

Specialty: 19th-century poetry; British literature; Victorian Novel, especially Dickens and Eliot; Beckett; Greek tragedy; Joseph Conrad

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Professor Emeritus of English

Specialty: American literature; late 19th century through early 20th century literature; women writers; nature writing; women's autobiography and biography.

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Mary McHenry

Professor Emeritus of English
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William Quillian

Professor Emeritus of English

Specialty: 19th and 20th century British literature; History of criticism and critical theory; 20th century British, American and world fiction (in translation); Science Fiction; Computers and literature

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Professor Emeritus of English

Specialty: Poetry writing; modern British and American poetry; 17th century literature; 20th century American Southern writing

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