In This Section Faculty Featured Faculty Faculty by Research Interests Awards Staff Graduate Students Featured Faculty Our English literature and creative writing faculty describe their recent research and publications. Meet Assistant Professor Jessica Horvath Williams The scholar of nineteenth-century culture and disability studies is helping to create a TV show featuring disabled artists in Minnesota. Meet Assistant Professor Megan Giddings The novelist talked about her latest book on Late Night with Seth Meyers in September! Meet Assistant Professor Aamina Ahmad The novelist made the New York Times' "100 Notable Books of 2022" with her debut. Professors Ganeshananthan and Todd Promoted Creative Writing professors recognized for publications, teaching, and service. Douglas Kearney Awarded Griffin International Poetry Prize The professor's poetry collection Sho is "the crowning achievement of Kearney’s body of work to date," according to the judges' citation. Ray González: Illuminating the Latinx Literary Landscape The acclaimed poet, anthology editor, and mentor retires this spring. Michael Hancher: 50 Years of Service at the U The retiring professor describes the impact of technology on teaching and writing. Nabil Matar on Early Modern Capitivity Narratives The professor of English looks at Mediterranean slavery through Arab eyes. Timothy Brennan Wins Award for Edward Said Book The professor's 2021 intellectual biography has received attention around the world, including the Palestine Book Award for Biography. Making Meaning with Multiplicity: New Book from Peter Campion The professor's fourth collection One Summer Evening at the Falls "renders reality" with polyvocal poems. Douglas Kearney Awarded McKnight Fellowship and Librettist Prize The Creative Writing professor is recognized with an inaugural librettist award and a University-wide honor for associate professors. Josephine Lee Wins CLA Teaching Award Professor of English and Asian American Studies recognized for excellence. Video: Faculty Discuss Toni Morrison novel Professors Megan Finch and Rachel Trocchio show their students how to close read a text--and in the process display how one passage may have different, non-exclusionary… Katherine Scheil in Shakespeare video and podcasts Professor is working with Birimingham Shakespeare Library on million dollar project. Meet Assistant Professor Megan Finch English's new American Lit scholar talks Toni Morrison, climate change paralysis, and Round Table pizza. Jessica Horvath Williams: President's Postdoctoral Fellow Jessica Horvath Williams is a 2020–21 President's Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of English. Meet Assistant Professor Rachel Trocchio The beauty and peculiarity of Puritan sermons led to this scholar's focus on Early American iterature. Meet Assistant Professor Douglas Kearney The award-winning poet is working on essays, poems, a libretto, and PhotoShopped "sampledelica." Meet Assistant Professor Kathryn Nuernberger Our new assistant professor is working on a collection of essays about historical figures accused of witchcraft.