Department of English



Jonathan Baldo

  • Jonathan Baldo
  • Professor of English, Department of Humanities, Eastman School of Music
  • Phone: (585) 274-1610
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare, early modern cultural studies, literary theory

Melissa Balmain

Professor of English David Bleich

  • David Bleich
  • Professor
  • Phone: (585) 275-8568
  • Research Interests: Literary and language theory, writing and language pedagogy, women's studies, science studies, Jewish studies, film and popular culture

  • Joel Burges
  • Assistant Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-2694
  • Research Interests: Post-1945 cultural studies, media studies, critical theory, American and contemporary literature

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Morris Eaves

  • Morris Eaves
  • Professor of English and Richard L. Turner Professor of Humanities
    Director, Graduate Program in the Digital Humanities of the School of Arts & Sciences
  • Phone: (585) 275-9025
  • Research Interests: British Romanticism, Media history and theory, Editorial theory

Brady Fletcher

Georga Grella

  • George Grella
  • Associate Professor of English and Film Studies
  • Phone: (585) 275-9265
  • Research Interests: Nineteenth and twentieth-century American literature, Twentieth-century British literature, Film, The novel

Kenneth Gross

  • Kenneth Gross
  • Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-4098
  • Research Interests: Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, theater, English poetry, literature and the visual arts

Jennifer Grotz

Thomas Hahn

Sarah Higley

Rosemary Kegl

  • Rosemary Kegl
  • Associate Professor
    Chair of the Department of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-4092
  • Research Interests: Shakespeare and English Renaissance drama, early modern literature and culture, literary theory, gender studies

Bette London

  • Bette London
  • Professor
  • Phone: (585) 275-3510
  • Research Interests: Twentieth-century British literature, Victorian literature and culture, feminist theory, women's writing, authorship studies

James Longenbach

Alan Lupack

  • Alan Lupack
  • Adjunct Professor
    Director of the Robbins Library and Koller-Collins Center for English Studies
  • Phone: (585) 275-0110
  • Research Interests: Arthurian studies, Middle English literature, medievalism

Nigel Maister

Katherine Mannheimer

James Memmott

John Michael

  • John Michael
  • Professor of English and Visual and Cultural Studies
  • Phone: (585) 275-4974
  • Research Interests: American literature, critical theory, cultural studies

Jason Middleton

Russell Peck

  • Russell A Peck
  • John Hall Dean Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-7157
  • Research Interests: Middle English literature, medieval aesthetics, medieval intellectual history, myth and fairytale, history of drama and its performance, medievalism in British and American popular culture

Supritha Rajan

Gordon Rice

  • Gordon Rice
  • Senior Lecturer
    Production Manager of the International Theatre Program
  • Phone: (585) 275-9006
  • Research Interests: Technical direction, production management

Russell Sbriglia

Stephen Schottenfeld

Joanna Scott

  • Joanna Scott
  • Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English
  • Phone: (585) 275-2784
  • Research Interests: Modern and contemporary fiction, the art of imaginative writing

Curt Smith

  • Curt Smith
  • Senior Lecturer in English
  • Phone: (585) 275-4260
  • Research Interests: Presidential rhetoric, American presidents of the radio/television age, Public speaking, Sports broadcasting, with emphasis on baseball, football, basketball, and hockey

Ezra Tawil

  • Ezra Tawil
  • Associate Professor of English
    Advisor, Master's Program
  • Phone: (585) 275-5050
  • Research Interests: American literature to 1900, rise of the novel, the literary history of race, American sentimentalism, transatlantic theories of the aesthetic

Jeffrey Tucker