Department chair: Leslie Hankins 

Faculty & Staff

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    Rebecca Entel

    Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing

    Teaches courses in 19th-century American literature, multicultural literature, and creative writing (including NaNoWriMo). She takes students to the Bahamas to study Caribbean literature and to Chicago to study literature and social justice. She is the author of the novel “Fingerprints of Previous Owners” (2017). Her short stories and essays have appeared in magazines such as Guernica, LitHub, Electric Literature, and Catapult, and her scholarship on Civil War literature has been published in various academic journals and essay collections. Ph.D., English, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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    Glenn Freeman

    Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing

    Teaches creative writing and American poetry courses and takes students to the Wilderness Field Station in Minnesota and to the Bahamas for nature writing courses. He is the author of two books 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., English, University of Florida.

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    Leslie Kathleen Hankins

    Professor of English

    Specializes in modernist and 20th century British literature, especially Virginia Woolf, as well as film studies and the book arts. 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. Served as president of the Virginia Woolf Society. Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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    Michelle Mouton

    Professor of English

    Teaches Romantic and Victorian literature, film, and AIDS literature and film. She is co-founder of the Foxden Press and co-teaches Introduction to Book Arts. She raises honeybees and teaches a first-year seminar on food and sustainability. Ph.D., English and critical theory, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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    Kirilka (Katy) Stavreva

    Professor of English

    Teaches medieval and Renaissance literature, Global Shakespeare, film, and book arts and history. She is author of the 2015 book “Words Like Daggers: Violent Female Speech in Early Modern England,” a Global Flex Fulbright Scholar for 2016-18, and editor of two British Literature series for Gale Researcher. Ph.D., English, University of Iowa.

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    Katie Sagal

    Visiting Assistant Professor

    Teaches courses in Eighteenth-century British literature and academic writing. Research interests include women’s writing, scientific literature, and botanical artwork. Her first book, Botanical Entanglements: Women, Plants, Literature, and Artwork in the Eighteenth Century, is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press in Fall 2021. Ph.D., English, Tufts University.

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Emeriti Faculty

  • Richard Martin

    Professor Emeritus of English

    B.A., Carleton College; M.A.T., Yale University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University.