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Standing Faculty

  • Julia Alekseyeva

    Assistant Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 202
    215-746-4300

    Office Hours

    fall 2022

    On leave Fall 2022-Spring 2023

  • Abdulhamit Arvas

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 220
    215-898-7348

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    Online/By Appointment 

  • Rita Barnard

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

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 337
    215-746-3770
  • Caroline Batten

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 118
    215-898-7346
  • Herman Beavers

    Julie Beren Platt and Marc E. Platt President’s Distinguished Professor of English and Africana Studies

    3401 Walnut Street 326 A
    215 898-0507

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    Office Hours: Tuesday, 2:30-4 pm; Wednesdays, Via Zoom, by appointment

  • Nancy Bentley

    Donald T. Regan Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 335
    215-898-5641

    Office Hours

    by appointment

  • Toni Bowers

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 239
    215-898-5223

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    Mondays 2-3:30

     

  • S. Pearl Brilmyer

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 218
    215-573-9645

    Office Hours

    spring 2021

    by appointment only

  • Max Cavitch

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 341
    215-898-7456

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    virtual office hours, by appointment

  • Jean-Christophe Cloutier

    Undergraduate Chair

    Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 316
    215-898-5864

    Office Hours

    summer 2022

    ALL MY OFFICE HOURS ARE ON ZOOM

    For Summer 2022, by appointment (please write me an email so we can by put a Zoom meeting on the books!)

  • Rita Copeland

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

    Office Hours

    office hours:  Fridays by appointment; other times by appointment

  • Margo Natalie Crawford

    Department Chair

    Professor of English, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 131
    215-898-7340
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 236
    215-898-7832
  • Peter Decherney

    Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies

    Faculty Director, Online Learning Initiative 

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 211
    215-746-3156
  • David L. Eng

    Richard L. Fisher Professor of English

    Faculty Director of the Program in Asian American Studies

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 212
    215-746-3763

    Office Hours

    fall 2022

    Please use Calendly: 

  • James English

    John Welsh Centennial Professor of English

    Faculty Director, Price Lab for Digital Humanities

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 311
    215-898-4377

    Office Hours

    fall 2022

    Tues 3:15-4:00 (FBH 311)

    Wed 11:45-12:45 (Williams 614)

  • Jed Esty

    Vartan Gregorian Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 221
    215-746-4800

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    On leave.

  • 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

    Office Hours

    By appointment only.

  • Michael Gamer

    Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Office Hours

    I'll be in London on a British Academy Global Professorship until 1 January 2024. Please feel free to write to me via email.

  • Suvir Kaul

    A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 310B
    215-573-2531

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    T R 11-Noon, and by appointment (on Zoom)

  • David Kazanjian

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 214
    215-746-3768

    Office Hours

    fall 2022

    Tuesdays 2-5 and by appointment

  • Zachary Lesser

    Edward W. Kane Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 213
    215-898-0444

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    Mon 1-2pm (in person); Tue 12-1pm (on Zoom, email for appointment)

     

    For graduate students, I am a Faculty Wellness Partner: make an appointment on this page.

  • Ania Loomba

    Catherine Bryson Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 242
    215-898-6326

    Office Hours

    Spring 2020

    By appointment. 

     

  • Heather K. Love

    Graduate Chair

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 132
    215-746-3529
    Fisher-Bennett Hall 338
    215-898-0128

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Tuesday 4-5 pm and by appointment 

     

     https://upenn.zoom.us/my/heatherlove

  • Rahul Mukherjee

    Dick Wolf Associate Professor of Television and New Media Studies; Associate Professor of English; Director, Cinema and Media Studies Program 

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 243
    215-898-7355

    Office Hours

    W: 11am-12pm (and by appointment)

  • Zita Cristina Nunes

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 238
    215-898-6365

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    On Leave.

  • Josephine Park

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 318
    215-898-7382

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    on sabbatical

  • Jennifer Ponce de León

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 241
    215-573-8199

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    On leave for the 2021-2022 academic year

  • 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

    On leave 2022-23.

  • Melissa E. Sanchez

    Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature

    Director, Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies

    Director, Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 216
    215-746-3765

    Office Hours

    fall 2021

    Tu 1-2 and by appointment

  • Emily Steiner

    Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 312
    215-898-7033
  • Emily Steinlight

    Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 116
    215-898-5143

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    on leave

  • Whitney Trettien

    Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 317
    215-898-7055

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    I have a variety of 15-minute virtual appointments available Tues/Thurs 1-3pm or Wed 12-1:30. To book, please visit: https://calendly.com/wtrettien/15min

     If you'd like to stop by in person without an appointment, I will be in Wednesdays 12-1:30pm.

  • David Wallace

    Judith Rodin Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 315
    215-746-3767

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    Tuesdays 2.00-3.30

  • Simone White

    Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 336
    215-746-3766

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    Thursday 11-1 and by appointment

  • Dagmawi Woubshet

    Associate Chair

    Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 313
    215-898-5726

    Office Hours

    Spring 2022: Wednesday, 2pm-4pm

  • Chi-ming Yang

    Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 314
    215-746-3527

    Office Hours

    fall 2022

    TBA.

Affiliated Standing Faculty

  • Warren Breckman

    Sheldon and Lucy Hackney Professor of History

  • Ashley Brock

    Assistant Professor of Romance Languages

  • Kathleen M. Brown

    David Boies Professor of History

  • Roger Chartier

    Annenberg Visiting Professor in History and Professor at the College de France

  • Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw

    Associate Professor of History of Art

  • Nili Gold

    Professor of Modern Hebrew Language & Literature

  • Andrea Goulet

    Professor of Romance Languages

  • John L. Jackson, Jr.

    Richard Perry University Professor
    Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor

  • Kevin M.F. Platt

    Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Humanities; Professor of Russian and East European Studies

  • Karen Redrobe

    Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Professor of Cinema and Modern Media

    Office Hours

    ON SABBATICAL JULY 1, 2021 THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022

  • Daniel Richter

    Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History

  • Deborah Thomas

    R. Jean Brownlee Professor of Anthropology; Director, Center for Experimental Ethnography

  • Lance Wahlert

    Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy; Faculty Director of Master of Bioethics (MBE) program at the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM)

    Standing faculty in English, Cinema/Media Studies, and Gender/Sexuality Studies 

    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.

  • Bethany Wiggin

    Associate Professor of German
    Founding Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities; Graduate Groups in Comparative Literature and English

  • Emily Wilson

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

  • Chenshu Zhou

    Assistant Professor of Cinema & Media Studies and History of Art

Non-Standing Faculty

Emeritus

  • Charles Bernstein

    Donald T. Regan Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature

    Office Hours

    2021

    retired

  • Rebecca Bushnell

    School of Arts and Sciences Board of Advisors Emerita Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 115
    215-898-9526

    Office Hours

    Email for an appointment

  • Peter Conn

    Vartan Gregorian Professor of English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145
  • Timothy Corrigan

    Professor Emeritus of English, Cinema and Media Studies, and History of Art

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145
  • Thadious Davis

    Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of English

  • Margreta de Grazia

    Emerita Sheli Z. and Burton X. Rosenberg Professor of the Humanities

  • Cary Mazer

    Professor of Theatre Arts and English

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145
  • Bob Perelman

    Professor of English Emeritus

  • Phyllis Rackin

    Professor of English Emerita

    Fisher-Bennett Hall 113
    215-898-5145

    Office Hours

    spring 2022

    For an appointment, email prackin@upenn.edu

  • John Richetti

    A.M. Rosenthal Professor of English

  • Peter Stallybrass

    Director of Seminar in the History of Material Texts

    Annenberg Professor in the Humanities and Professor of English

  • Wendy Steiner

    Richard L. Fisher Professor of English