Faculty and Staff

Current Faculty and Staff

Linda-Susan Beard

Associate Professor of Literatures in English
Areas of Focus
Contemplative intelligence, post-colonial literatures, South African and African-American literature  
Contact
Phone
610-526-5318
Location English House 208
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Pardis Dabashi

Assistant Professor of Literatures in English
Areas of Focus
Twentieth-century literature, film, modernism, the novel, theory
Contact
Phone
610-526-5308
Location English House 211
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Chloe Flower

Assistant Professor of Literatures in English on the Helen Taft Manning Professorship in British History
Areas of Focus
Nineteenth- and twentieth-century transatlantic literature and culture; childhood studies; children’s literature; juvenilia; object relat...
Contact
Phone
610-526-5403
Location English House 202
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Colby Gordon

Assistant Professor of Literatures in English
Areas of Focus
Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, trans studies, queer theory, law and literature, religion and literature.
Contact
Phone
610-526-5413
Location English House 210
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Jennifer Harford Vargas

Associate Professor of Literatures in English on the Dorothy Nepper Marshall Professorship of Hispanic and Hispanic-American Studies and Co-Director of Latin American, Iberian, and Latina/o Studies
Areas of Focus
Latina/o literary and cultural productions; contemporary U.S. literatures; trans-national American studies
Contact
Phone
610-526-5309
Location English House 205
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Gail Hemmeter

Senior Lecturer in Literatures in English and Director of Writing
Areas of Focus
Writing pedagogy; Twentieth-century American drama
Contact
Phone
610-526-5301
Location English House 204
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Vanessa Petroj

Director, Multilingual Writing
Areas of Focus
Rhetoric and composition, spoken and written multilingualism, linguistics, code-switching, contrastive grammar, reading comprehension. ...
Contact
Phone
610-526-7743
Location English House
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Jacob Romanow

Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Focus
Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Victorian Studies, Empire, Genre Theory/Novel Theory, Romanticism, Melodrama
Contact
Phone
610-526-7744
Location English House 202
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Bethany Schneider

Associate Professor of Literatures in English
Areas of Focus
Nineteenth-Century American literatures and cultures; American Indian literatures and cultures
Contact
Phone
610-526-5319
Location English House 214
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Jess Shollenberger

Visiting Assistant Professor
Areas of Focus
Twentieth-century and contemporary American literature, modernism, queer studies, affect theory, trans studies.
Contact
Phone
610-526-7742
Location English House 203
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Jamie K. Taylor

Mary E. Garret Alumnae Professor and Chair of Literatures in English
Areas of Focus
Medieval British literature and culture; medieval legal procedure; critical and cultural theory
Contact
Phone
610-526-5314
Location English House 213
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Kate Thomas

K. Laurence Stapleton Professor of Literatures in English
Areas of Focus
Nineteenth-century British literature and culture; queer studies; nineteenth-century communication technologies; history of sexuality; cr...
Contact
Phone
610-526-5305
Location English House 200
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Emeritus Faculty

Carol L. Bernstein

Mary E. Garrett Alumnae Professor Emeritus of English and Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature
Areas of Focus
Romantic and Victorian literature, literary theory, cultural memory, urban novel
Contact
Location English House
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Jane Hedley

K. Laurence Stapleton Professor Emeritus of English
Areas of Focus
Literature of English Renaissance, poetry of all periods, literature and the visual arts
Contact
Location English House 214
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Contact Us

Department of Literatures in English

English House
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-5306

Bryn Thompson, Administrative Assistant
bthompson@brynmawr.edu