Rice University

Department of English

  • Faculty Spotlight

  • ArandaProfessor José Aranda
    Professor Aranda writes articles on early U.S. criticism, 19th-century Mexican American literature, and the future of Chicano/a studies, and he teaches courses in Chicano/a literature and 19th- and 20th-century U.S. literature. »






    BrowningProfessor Logan Browning
    Professor Browning specializes in Victorian literature and publishing history, and his current research also includes the study of writing in and about New Orleans. He teaches courses on Victorian Literature, Major British Writers, and New Orleans. »


    CampanaProfessor Joseph Campana
    Professor Campana is a poet and scholar of Renaissance literature, with essays on Spenser, Shakespeare, Nashe, Defoe, Middleton, poetry and poetics, and the history of sexuality in PMLA, Modern Philology, Shakespeare, Prose Studies, and elsewhere.



    ComerProfessor Krista Comer
    Professor Comer is an American Studies scholar of the contemporary period with interests in problems of space, place and their theorization. She teaches courses in contemporary literature and culture, youth studies and third wave feminism, theories of space and an ethics of place in an era of globalization, and the US West and its Borders and Others.


    DermontProfessor Amber Dermont
    Professor Dermont teaches creative writing courses in fiction. Her short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, and she has published two books, The Starboard Sea and Damage Control, and is currently working on her third book, The Laughing Girl.

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