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Standing Faculty

  • Julia Alekseyeva

    Assistant Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies

  • Rita Barnard

    Director, Comparative Literature Program; Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 337
    215-746-3770
  • Herman Beavers

    Professor of English and Africana Studies

    3401 Walnut Street 326 A
    215 898-0507
  • Nancy Bentley

    Donald T. Regan Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 335
    215-898-5641

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On Leave

  • Charles Bernstein

    Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 221
    215-746-4800

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On Leave

  • Toni Bowers

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 239
    215-898-5223

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On leave

     

  • S. Pearl Brilmyer

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 218
    215-573-9645

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    on leave

  • Max Cavitch

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 341
    215-898-7456

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    Fridays, 1:00-3:00

  • Jean-Christophe Cloutier

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 316
    215-898-5864

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    Mondays 10am-12noon

  • Rita Copeland

    Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities, Professor of Classical Studies, English, and Comparative Literature

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    Thursdays 2-4 and by appointment

     

  • Timothy Corrigan

    Professor of English, Cinema Studies, and History of Art

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 210
    215-898-6365

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    Tuesday, 10:00-11:00, and by appointment.

  • Margo Natalie Crawford

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 236
    215-898-7832
  • Peter Decherney

    Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies

    Director, Cinema & Media Studies

    Faculty Direcor, Online Learning Initiative 

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 211
    215-746-3156

    Office Hours

    By appointment

  • David L. Eng

    Graduate Chair

    Richard L. Fisher Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 132
    215-746-3529
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 212
    215-746-3763

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    Wednesdays 11am-1pm & by appointment

  • James English

    John Welsh Centennial Professor of English

    Director, Price Lab for Digital Humanities

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 311
    215-898-4377

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On leave but available to students; email for appointment

  • Jed Esty

    Department Chair

    Vartan Gregorian Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 131
    215-898-7340
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 237
    215-746-3769

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    Thursday 3-4 and by appointment

  • Al Filreis

    Kelly Family Professor of English; Director, Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing; Faculty Director, Kelly Writers House

    Kelly Writers House 301
    215-573-9749
  • Michael Gamer

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 336
    215-746-3766

    Office Hours

    Monday 11am - 1pm. I'm also available by appointment; just send me an email.

  • Amy Kaplan

    Edward W. Kane Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 240
    215-898-7841

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On leave

  • Suvir Kaul

    A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 310B
    215-573-2531

    Office Hours

    T Th 1:30-2:30 pm; and by appointment

  • David Kazanjian

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 214
    215-746-3768

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On leave

  • Zachary Lesser

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 213
    215-898-0444

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    on leave 2018-2019

  • Ania Loomba

    Catherine Bryson Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 242
    215-898-6326
  • Heather K. Love

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 338
    215-898-0128
  • Cary Mazer

    Professor of Theatre Arts and English

    Annenberg Center 519
    215-573-2659
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145

    Office Hours

    on leave, spring 2019

  • Rahul Mukherjee

    Dick Wolf Assistant Professor of Television and New Media Studies; Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 243
    215-898-7355

    Office Hours

    W: 1-2pm (and by appointment)

  • Josephine Park

    Undergraduate Chair

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 129
    215-898-7343
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 318
    215-898-7382

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    129 FBH WALK-IN HOURS:

    M, T, W 10am - 1pm

    For questions about the undergraduate program, you can also visit Professor Deborah Burnham, Associate Undergraduate Chair. 

  • Jennifer Ponce de León

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 241
    215-573-8199

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On leave 

  • Jean-Michel Rabaté

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 339
    215-898-5870
  • Paul Saint-Amour

    Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Humanities

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 215
    215-746-3764

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On leave

  • Melissa E. Sanchez

    Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 220
    215-746-3765

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    W 2-3 or by appointment

  • Emily Steiner

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 312
    215-898-7033

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On Leave

  • Emily Steinlight

    Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 116
    215-898-5143

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    Tues. 1-3

  • Whitney Trettien

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 317
    215-898-7055

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    on leave

  • David Wallace

    Judith Rodin Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 315
    215-746-3767

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    Tuesdays 3.00-4.30

  • Fisher-Bennett Hall 324
    215-573-4577
  • Dagmawi Woubshet

    Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 313
    215-898-5726

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    On leave

  • Chi-ming Yang

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 314
    215-746-3527

    Office Hours

    spring 2019

    T 3-3:30 pm, W 1:30-2:30pm, Th 4-4:30pm, and by appointment. Please email ahead to schedule a time.

Affiliated Standing Faculty

  • Warren Breckman

    Associate Professor of History

  • Fisher-Bennett Hall 302
  • Román de la Campa

    Edwin B. and Lenore R. Williams Professor of Romance Languages

    WIlliams Hall 521
    215-898-3065
  • Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw

    Associate Professor of History of Art

  • Nili Gold

    Professor of Modern Hebrew Language & Literature

    WIlliams Hall 707
    (215) 573-5312
  • WIlliams Hall 748
    215-898-7103

    Office Hours

    Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00 to 5:00 PM and by appointment 748 Williams Hall

  • John L. Jackson, Jr.

    Dean of the School of Social Policy & Practice 

    Richard Perry University Professor of Communication, Anthropology, and Africana Studies

    Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor

  • Catriona Macleod

    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of German; Chair, Germanic Languages and Literatures

  • Kevin M.F. Platt

    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

  • Karen Redrobe

    Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media

    Office Hours

    fall 2016

    Thursdays 2-4pm and by appointment

  • Daniel Richter

    Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies; Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History

  • Kaja Silverman

    Katherine Stein Sachs CW'69 and Keith L. Sachs W'67 Professor of Art History

  • Deborah Thomas

    Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies

  • Lance Wahlert

    Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; Program Director of the Master of Bioethics

    Office Hours

    By appointment

    Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; 423 Guardian Drive, 14th Floor

  • Liliane Weissberg

    Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences; Professor of German and Comparative Literature.

    WIlliams Hall 747
    215-898-7332

    Office Hours

    fall 2014

    Thursday 2-4 Williams Hall 747

  • Bethany Wiggin

    Associate Professor of German; Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities

  • Emily Wilson

    Professor of Classical Studies and Chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory

Non-Standing Faculty

Emeritus