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Faculty & Staff

     JONATHAN MULROONEY 
Associate Professor, Department Chair
(Ph.D. Boston University)
Fields: British Romantic Literature; Romantic-period Theater and Public Culture; Nineteenth-Century British & American Literature; Film; Romantic Historicisms
Email: jmulroon@holycross.edu Additional Information

 

  JULIANNA BAGGOTT 
W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters, Visiting Professor
(M.F.A., UNC at Greensboro)
Email: jbaggott@holycross.edu Additional Information

 

  PATRICIA L. BIZZELL 
John E. Brooks, S.J., Professor in the Humanities
(Ph.D., Rutgers University)
Fields: Expository Writing; Theory and Practice of Rhetoric; American Literature to 1900; American Women's Literature
Email: pbizzell@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  Coch photo CHRISTINE COCH 
Associate Professor
(Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Fields: Renaissance English Literature and Culture; Shakespeare; Gender Studies
Email: ccoch@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  LEAH HAGER COHEN 
James N. and Sarah L. O'Rielly Barrett Professor in Creative Writing
(M.S., Columbia University)
Fields: Creative Writing: Fiction and Nonfiction; Ethics of Storytelling
Email: lcohen@holycross.edu

 

  MAURICE A. GÉRACHT 
Stephen J. Prior Professor of Humanities
(Ph.D., University of Wisconsin)
Fields: 18th Century English Literature; English, American, French Narrative Traditions and Narrative Theory; 20th Century Visual Arts; Intersections Between Visual Arts and Literature.
Email: mgeracht@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  DEBRA L. GETTELMAN 
Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Harvard University)
Fields: 19th Century British Literature and Culture; the Novel; Book History; Film Adaptation
Email: dgettelm@holycross.edu Additional Information

 

  Haley MADIGAN HALEY 
Assistant Professor
(Ph.D. University of Virginia)
Fields: 20th- and 21st-Century British Literature; Comparative World Literatures; Transnational Modernism; History and Theory of the Novel; Postcolonial and Global Studies
Email: mhaley@holycross.edu 
 

 

  NADINE M. KNIGHT 
Associate Professor
(Ph.D. Harvard University)
Fields: African American Literature; 19th and 20th Century American Literature; American Civil War Studies; Film and Television 
Email: nknight@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  SARAH LURIA 
Associate Professor
(Ph.D., Stanford University)
Fields: 19th Century American Literature; American studies (Intersections Between Visual/Material Culture, History, and Literature); 19th Century Political Oratory and Rhetoric; 19th Century Sentimentalism; Robert Lowell "For the Union Dead" Website
Email: sluria@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  SHAWN LISA MAURER 
Professor
(Ph.D., University of Michigan)
Fields: 18th Century British literature and Culture; History and Theory of the Novel; Satire; Feminist and Critical Theory; Women's and Gender Studies; Women Writers; Female Modernism, esp. Dorothy Richardson; 19th and 20th Century Anglo-American Women's Poetry
Email: smaurer@holycross.edu Additional Information

 

  LEE OSER 
Professor
(Ph.D., Yale University)
Fields: English and American Poetry; Religion and Literature; Modernism; Catholic Fiction; Shakespeare and the Renaissance.
Email: leeoser@holycross.edu   Additional Information

 

  OLIVER DE LA PAZ 
Associate Professor
(M.F.A, Arizona State University)
Fields: Creative Writing: Poetry and Hybrid Genres; Contemporary American Poetry; Asian American Literature
Email: odelapaz@holycross.edu Additional Information
 

 

  LEILA PHILIP 
Associate Professor
(M.F.A, Columbia University)
Fields: Creative Writing/Non-fiction
Email: lphilip@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  Meredith Pugh Meredith Pugh 
Visiting Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., New York University)
Fields: Linguistics; Linguistic Variation; Dialectology; African American English; Language and Gender; Sociophonetics 
Email: mpugh@holycross.edu 

 

 

  K.J. RAWSON 
Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., Syracuse University)
Fields: Composition and Rhetoric; Rhetorical History; Archives; LGBT Studies; Digital Media
Email: kjrawson@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  STEPHANIE REENTS 
Associate Professor
(M.F.A., University of Arizona)
Fields: Fiction; Contemporary American Fiction; Experimental Narrative Writing
Email: sreents@holycross.edu Additional Information

 

  PAIGE REYNOLDS 
Professor
(Ph.D., University of Chicago)
Fields: Modern and Contemporary Irish Literature; Irish Studies; 20th Century British and American Literature and Culture; Modern Drama and Performance.
Email: preynold@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  JORGE SANTOS 
Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., University of Connecticut)
Fields: Ethnic American Literature; Immigrant/Migrant Literature; Ethnic Studies; American Cultural Studies; Graphic Narrative
Email: jsantos@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  Melissa Schoenberger 
Visiting Assistant Professor
(Ph.D., Boston University)
Fields: Restoration and 18th Century British Literature; Poetry; Translation
Email: mschoenb@holycross.edu

 

  SARAH STANBURY 
Monsignor G. Murray Professor in the Arts and Humanities
(Ph.D., Duke University)
Fields: Chaucer and Late Medieval Literature; Medieval Visual Culture; Mapping Margery Kempe
Email: sstanbur@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  SUSAN ELIZABETH SWEENEY 
Professor
(Ph.D., Brown University)
Fields: Modernist and Postmodernist Fiction (American and European); Literary Revisions of Popular Narrative Genres (Folktale, Detective Story, Gothic Romance); 19th Century American Literature, esp. Poe, Hawthorne, and Dickinson; 20th Century Comparative Literature, esp. Nabokov
Email: ssweeney@holycross.edu  Additional Information

 

  HELEN M. WHALL 
Professor
(Ph.D., Yale University)
Fields: Shakespeare; Renaissance Drama; Modern Drama; Comic Theory
Email: hwhall@holycross.edu Additional Information

 

 
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Office: Fenwick 209 PO Box: 47A Phone: 508-793-2562