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Rebecca Entel, Associate Professor of English, teaches courses in American Literature, multicultural literature, and creative writing. She is published as both a scholar in American Literature and as a fiction writer. Her research and teaching interests include metaphor, race, and the literature of the civil war. Ph.D. and M.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison; B.A., University of Pennsylvania

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Rebecca Entel

Glenn Freeman, Associate Professor of English, teaches creative writing and American poetry courses and takes students to the Wilderness Field Station in Minnesota for American Nature Writers. He is the author of two book of poems: "Traveling Light" (2011), and "Keeping the Tigers Behind Us" (2007). His poems have also appeared in Poetry, The Cimarron Review, The Lullwater Review, and Talking River Review. Ph.D., University of Florida, Gainesville; M.F.A., Vermont College; B.A., Goddard College

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Glenn Freeman

Leslie Kathleen Hankins, Professor of English, specializes in modernist and 20th century British Literature, especially Virginia Woolf, as well as film studies. She teaches Modern American Literature at the Wilderness Field Station in Minnesota, and is currently researching modernism and the wilderness, focusing on Canadian painter and journal-writer Emily Carr. Ph.D. and M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A., Duke University

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Leslie Hankins

Michelle Mouton, Professor of English, teaches Romantic and Victorian Literature, critical theory, cultural studies, women's studies, and AIDS literature and film.  She teaches a 111 course that examines the World of Disney, and team-teaches Arts, Architecture, and Theater in England. Ph.D. and M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; B.A., Tulane University

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Michelle Mouton

Shannon Reed, Associate Professor of English, specializes in restoration and 18th century English Literature, especially colonialist literature. She also teaches postcolonial literature, advanced critical writing, a 111 course on censorship, and a course on Southern African art, literature, and culture in Namibia and South Africa. Her recent research is on the construction of compassion in colonial and postcolonial literature.  Ph.D., University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, M.A., California State University at Sacramento, B.A., Earlham College

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Shannon Reed

Kirilka (Katy) Stavreva, Professor of English, teaches Medieval and Renaissance Literature, early women's literature, and performance. Shakespeare's Rivals introduces students to literary research at the Newberry Library in Chicago; Shakespeare After Shakespeare immerses students in a global perspective and a class-produced performance. Her research examines the nature of women as portrayed in historic texts.  Ph.D., University of Iowa; Specialist, Sofia University, Bulgaria

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Katy Stavreva

Richard Martin of English, Professor Emeritus of English, retired in 2006 as Cornell’s much respected Professor of American Literature and is pursuing a life-long love of jazz as a musician.

 Rich Martin

Shena McAuliffe is Cornell’s Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow. M.F.A in Creative Writing: Fiction from Washington University in St. Louis; Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah; B.A., Colorado State University.

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Shena McAuliffe