Department of English Language and Literature

English Language and Literature Faculty

Chair of the Department

Shannon Russell 2005
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1985
M.A., Dalhousie University, 1988
D.Phil., Oxford University, 1997
Post-Doctorate Fellow, University of Oxford, 2000
Email: [email protected]

Professors

Silvia Ammary 2003
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
Coordinator of ENLUS (English Language for University Studies)
B.A., University of Jordan, 1993
M.A., University of Jordan, 1996
Ph.D., University of Jordan, 2001
Email: [email protected]

Christin Campbell 2015
Lecturer in English
B.A., University of Missouri, Kansas City, 1999
M.A., University of Kansas, 2005
Email: [email protected]

Anthony James Casling 2009
Lecturer in English
M.A. University of Surrey, UK, 2005
M.A. Aberdeen University, Scotland, 1977
Email: [email protected]

David Castronuovo 2017
Lecturer in English
B.A., Yale University, 1973
M.S., Indiana University, 1980
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1996

Email: [email protected]

Allan Christensen 1981
Professor Emeritus of English
A.B., Harvard College, 1962
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1968
Email: [email protected]

Daniel Roy Connelly 2011
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Columbia University, 1999
MLitt, University of St Andrews, 2000
Ph.D., University of St Andrews, 2004
Email: [email protected]

Shannon Cox 2003
Lecturer in English
English for Success Coordinator
B.A., John Cabot University, 1992
M.A., School for International Training, Vermont, 1997
Email: [email protected]

Carolina De Luca 2013
Lecturer in English
B.A., Hunter College, City University of New York, 1995
M.A., The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2000
M.Phil., The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 2004
Email: [email protected]

Carlos Dews 2008
Professor of English
B.A., University of Texas, 1987
M.A., University of Minnesota, 1992
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1994
M.F.A., The New School University, 2008
Email: [email protected]

Gaby Ford
Lecturer in Theatre
B.F.A., SUNY Purchase, 1979
Email: [email protected]

Elizabeth Geoghegan 2009
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
B.A., The University of Colorado at Boulder, 1992
M.A., The University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996
M.F.A., The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, 1998
Email: [email protected]

Alessandra Grego 2003
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1999
Dottorato di Ricerca, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 2003
Email: [email protected]

Allison Grimaldi-Donahue 2017
Lecturer in English
B.A., St. Michael's College, Vermont, 2006
M.A., Middlebury College, Vermont, 2007
M.A., University of Toronto, 2010
M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2016
Email: [email protected]

Jonathan Jones 2014
Lecturer in English
B.A., Keele University, U.K., 1997
M.A., Bath Spa University College, U.K., 1998
M.Res., Keele University, 2004
Email: [email protected]

Tara Keenan-Thomson 2011
Instructor of English Composition, Writing Center Coordinator
BA, New York University, 1998
MA, New York University, 2001
PhD, Trinity College Dublin, 2006
Email: [email protected]

Lewis Klausner
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
B.A., Boston University, 1980
Ph.D., Yale University, 1988
Email: [email protected]

George Minot 2011
Lecturer in Creative Writing

Email: [email protected]

Nefeli Misuraca 2017
Lecturer in English
Laurea, University of Rome "La Sapienza," 1996
Ph.D., Yale University, 2001
Email: [email protected]

Christopher Neenan 1973
Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., Cambridge University, 1967
M.A., Cambridge University, 1971
B.A., University of London, 1977
Laurea, University of Rome, 1978
Email: [email protected]

Andrew Rutt 2012
Lecturer in English
B.A., Goldsmith's College, University of London, 1999
M.A., Open University, 2016
Email: [email protected]

Lauren Sunstein 2000
Lecturer in English
B.A., Harvard University, 1974
M.A., New York University, 1985
Email: [email protected]

Joan Westley 2000
Lecturer in English
B.A., Oberlin College, 1964
M.A.T., Yale University, 1965
Email: [email protected]

Shannon Russell

Shannon Russell

2005
Associate Professor of English

B.A., University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1985
M.A., Dalhousie University, 1988
D.Phil., Oxford University, 1997
Post-Doctorate Fellow, University of Oxford, 2000
Email: [email protected]

Shannon Russell is Associate Professor of English Literature and Department Chair.  She specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth century fiction with interests in gender, class, and race, scientific discourse, Victorian technologies, and visual representations in the nineteenth century periodical press. She is Canadian with a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, an M.A. from Dalhousie University, and a D.Phil from Oxford University where she also held a two-year Post-doctoral Research Fellowship.

Prof. Russell has edited novels by Thomas Hardy and Elizabeth Hamilton and has published widely on Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte, Wilkie Collins, Elizabeth Gaskell, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germaine de Stael, George Meredith and Flannery O’Connor.  She is currently working on a book project on the transatlantic connections between Charles Dickens and Frederick Douglass. She is also exploring the overlaps between the work of Jane Austen and Mary Shelley, and has an ongoing interest in the evolving representations of Italy and Italians in Victorian writing. Prior to 2017, Prof. Russell was also an editor and writer for the United Nations where she contributed to many publications.

Courses taught: Jane Austen: In Her World and Ours (EN 346), Race, Class and Gender in the Victorian Novel (303), Charles Dickens (399), Italian Visions (278), From Mad Monks to Mad Women: The Gothic Novel (EN 399), Enlightenment to Romanticism (231), Anglo-Saxon to Milton (EN 230), Victorians to Modernism (EN 232), Introduction to the Novel (EN 205), Introduction to Literature (EN 200).

Selected Publications:

“From Goethe to Gilbert: Rewriting Italian Journey in Eat, Pray, Love” in The legacy of the Grand Tour, ed. Lisa Colletta. Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.

 

“Nobody’s child must sleep under Somebody’s roof – and why not yours?”: Adventures of the Female Ego in Dickens, George Meredith’s The Egoist and Wilkie Collins’s No Name” in Women in Transit through Literary Liminal Spaces eds. Teresa Ruez and Terry Gifford. Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 

“Italian Transformations:  Gender and National Identity in Madame de Staël’s Corinne, or Italy and selected work of Dickens” in The Victorians and Italy eds. A. Vescovi, L. Villa and P. Vita, Polimetrica, 2009. 

Edited with Rosemary Morgan, Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd for Penguin Classics, 2000.  

Edited with Pamela Perkins eds., Elizabeth Hamilton’s Translations of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah for Broadview Press, 1999. 

"Recycling the Poor and Fallen:  Emigration Politics in Mary Barton and David Copperfield" in Imperial Objects:  Victorian Women’s Emigration and the Unauthorized Imperial Experience, ed. Rita S. Kranidis.  New York:  Twayne, 1998. 

"Space and the Movement Through Space in Everything that Rises Must Converge:  A Consideration of Flannery O'Connor's Imaginative Vision," in The Southern Literary Journal 20 (Spring 1988).