Steve Andrews teaches mostly 18th and 19th century American Literature. His primary research interests are literary pragmatism, the poetics of landscape, and the cultural history of... See full profile
Tim Arner specializes in medieval literature. His research and teaching interests include the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer, the influence of classical texts on Middle English poetry, and... See full profile
Dean Bakopoulos' first novel, Please Don't Come Back from the Moon (Harcourt, 2005), was a New York Times Notable Book; his screenplay adaptation of the novel is being developed for the... See full profile
Shanna Greene Benjamin, assistant professor of English at Grinnell College, has published on African American literature and black women's literary history in MELUS, African American... See full profile
Michael Cavanagh (Ph.D.) specializes in modern poetry, English and Irish literature from 1800 to the present, Milton, Dante, and Joyce.
His publications have appeared in English... See full profile
Elizabeth Dobbs regularly taught courses on rhetoric and historical linguistics, and seminars on Chaucer and other English and European medieval writers. She co-taught a MAP Seminar, “... See full profile
Theresa (Terri) Geller teaches courses in film and media studies, literary and critical theory, and feminist and queer studies. Her research interests include film history, continental... See full profile
Astrid Henry teaches a wide variety of courses in Grinnell’s Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies (GWSS) Program, including Introduction to GWSS (GWS 111), Theory and Methodology in... See full profile
Carolyn Jacobson's current research looks at Victorian novelists who made use of various disease theories to describe human relationships.
James Lee’s teaching and research focus on Renaissance literature and culture. He teaches courses on Shakespeare, Milton, the history of the scientific method, and contemporary critical... See full profile
Heather's field of research is 18th century British literature. Her areas of interest include autobiography and narratives of the self, the epistolary novel, and women’s writing. She has... See full profile
Bryan Mangano teaches British literature from the Restoration through the 19th century, focusing on topics such as genre studies in romance and realism, gender and authorship, and... See full profile
Professor Phan is currently on junior leave for the fall semester.
At Grinnell he teaches the survey and seminar in ethnic American literature, the craft of poetry, introduction... See full profile
Professor Savarese is currently on sabbatical in Ohio. He may be slow to respond to email, though he is eager to hear from his advisees.
In 2012-2013 he received a Mellon-funded... See full profile
Saadi Simawe has taught English and African-American literatures. He also has offered independent projects on comparative literature and Middle Eastern literature. He has published... See full profile
Erik Simpson's literature courses focus on British writing from Shakespeare to the present, especially the literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His primary research... See full profile