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Department Chair

  • Meredith Neuman

    Associate Professor, English

    Department Chair, English

    Professor Neuman teaches and researches in the fields of early and nineteenth-century American literature. In her first book, Jeremiah's Scribes: Literary Theories of the Sermon in Puritan New England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), she delves into the world of sermon notetaking, shifting […]

Director of Graduate Studies

  • Stephen Levin

    Associate Professor, English

    Professor Levin specializes in contemporary British and postcolonial literature, transnational cultural studies, and critical and literary theory. His research focuses on the ways in which twentieth-century global conditions have shaped contemporary culture and produced new discourses of self and identity. […]

Creative Writing Coordinator

  • Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez

    Associate Professor of Practice, English

    Interim Director of Creative Writing, English

    Associate Professor of Practic, English

    Professor Gutmann-Gonzalez Chilean poet and novelist working at the intersections of text, image, archive, and translation. They specializes in creative writing (hybrid texts, poetry, fiction) and Latinx literature. They are the author of the novel La Pava (Ediciones Inubicalistas) and the […]

English Department Faculty

  • Louis Bastien

    Associate Teaching Professor, English

    Mr. Bastien is a committed generalist who teaches a wide variety of courses, from Introduction to Literature, Major British Writers I, and Medieval Literature to advanced courses in Modernist Literature and Mythopoetics. His research centers on the concept of myth […]

  • Elizabeth Blake

    Assistant Professor, English

    Professor Blake specializes in gender and sexuality studies, food studies, and global modernist literature. Her research focuses on the ways queer pleasure is represented in the literature of the early twentieth century, and how those representations come to reshape existing […]

  • Betsy Huang

    Dean of the College

    Associate Professor, English

    Klein Endowed Chair

    Betsy Huang is Associate Provost and Dean of the College, the Andrea B. and Peter D. Klein ’64 Distinguished Professor, and Associate Professor of English at Clark University. She was Clark’s inaugural Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion from 2013 […]

  • Lisa Kasmer

    Associate Professor, English

    Lisa Kasmer, Associate Professor of English, specializes in gender and sexuality studies and trauma studies in Romanticism and Victorian culture. Her research focuses on the construction of sociopolitical narratives and subjectivity in nineteenth-century literature through genre and form. Her monograph […]

  • Stephen Levin

    Associate Professor, English

    Professor Levin specializes in contemporary British and postcolonial literature, transnational cultural studies, and critical and literary theory. His research focuses on the ways in which twentieth-century global conditions have shaped contemporary culture and produced new discourses of self and identity. […]

  • Meredith Neuman

    Associate Professor, English

    Department Chair, English

    Professor Neuman teaches and researches in the fields of early and nineteenth-century American literature. In her first book, Jeremiah's Scribes: Literary Theories of the Sermon in Puritan New England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), she delves into the world of sermon notetaking, shifting […]

  • Jeff Kisuk Noh

    Visiting Assistant Professor, English

  • Kourtney Senquiz

    Visiting Assistant Professor, English

    Dr. Kourtney Senquiz is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Clark University. Her research specialization is in African American literature, culture, and intellectual history. She received her Ph.D., M.A, and B.A. from the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at […]

  • Justin Shaw

    Assistant Professor, English

    Justin P. Shaw is an Assistant Professor of English at Clark University where he teaches and researches Shakespeare and early modern English literature. His work explores the intersections of race, emotions, and disability in 16th and 17th Century texts. He […]

  • Spencer Tricker

    Assistant Professor, English

    Professor Spencer Tricker specializes in American literature of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While this literature has traditionally been studied in view of transatlantic cultural contexts, Professor Tricker’s work emphasizes transpacific connections among the Americas, East and Southeast Asia, […]

Creative Writing Program Faculty

English Department Staff

PC

Paula Connors

Managerial Secretary

Michael Bamberg
Professor, Department of Psychology
Email: mbamberg@clarku.edu
Tel: 1-508-793-7135


Gino Diiorio
Professor of Theater, Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Email: gdiiorio@clarku.edu
Tel: 1-508-793-7456


Jeff Noh
Visiting Assistant Professor
Email:jnoh@clarku.edu

Bruce Borowsky
ENG 020-01
Email: bborowsky@clarku.edu


Reginald Gibson
ENG123/1 Voicing The Verse
Email: rgibson@clarku.ed


Rose Novak
Email: rnovak@clarku.edu


Kate Senecal
Email: ksenecal@clarku.edu


Lucilia Valerio
Email: lvalerio@clarku.edu
Tel: 1-508-793-715

John J. Conron, Ph.D.


James Elliott, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, English
Textual editing; historical/cultural/bibliographical research; issues of race, class, gender, and historicism in the 19th and 20th centuries
Email: jelliott@clarku.edu


SunHee Gertz, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita and Senior Research Scholar, Department of English
Tel: 1-508-793-7152
Email: sgertz@clarku.edu


Serena S. Hilsinger, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita, English
Modernist literature; literature by women
Email: shilsinger@clarku.edu


Fern Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English 

Dr. Johnson is a sociolinguist specializing in the study of ethnicity, race, and gender in discourse. Her teaching and research center on the relationship of cultural systems to language-in-use, especially ideological codes in discourse and language policy issues. She has written on topics including cultural models for understanding language diversity, language policy, gender and discourse, and the language of advertising as cultural text.

Tel: 1-508-793-7142
Email: fjohnson@clarku.edu


Virginia Mason Vaughan, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of English
Early modern English literature, especially Shakespeare and his contemporaries
Tel: 1-508-793-7144
Email: vvaughan@clarku.edu