Tenure Track Faculty
Dr. Michael Antonucci: African-American literature and culture, American ethnic literature, American studies, poetics and urban studies
Dr. Brinda Charry: Early Modern British culture and literature, post-colonial literatures, Indian literatures, literary theory, and creative writing.
Dr. Anna Schur : Nineteenth-century British and Russian literature and culture, Dickens, Dostoevsky, representations of criminality in Russian and British literature, law and literature. Web site: http://academics.keene.edu/aschur/
Dr. Richard Lebeaux: 19 th century American literature and culture, Transcendentalism, Henry David Thoreau; American studies, including the 1930s and 1960s; popular culture, folk music revival, Phil Ochs
Dr. Mark C. Long: American literature from the colonial period through the 20th century, poetry and poetics, Writing and the Teaching of Writing, literary criticism and theory, American studies, literature-and-environment studies. Web site: http://kscenglish.wordpress.com/
Dr. Meriem Pagès: Chaucer, Medieval literature, history, and iconography, Medieval and modern images of Islam, Nineteenth- and twentieth-century medievalism, and Irish literature
Dr. Katherine Tirabassi: composition theory and history, creative nonfiction writing, professional writing, literacy theory, writing center and writing across the curriculum theory and practice
Tracy Botting ( MA/Literature): American Regional Fiction, Women’s Literature, Fiction Writing, Native American Literature, Memoir, Biography
Jeff Friedman ( MFA Creative Writing): Poetry Writing, Contemporary Poetry, “The Narrative That Sings,” Midrashic poetry, the poem of the family, the short short story, spirit of place, contemporary Hebrew poetry in translation. Co-founder of the Keene State Writers’ Conference. Core faculty member in the MFA program in Poetry Writing at New England College; http://www.nec.edu/grad/
Dr. Ali Lichtenstein: Rhetoric/composition; contemporary and canonical feminist fiction; creative nonfiction and memoir; creative process theory; feminist theory and pedagogy; gender studies. Founder and leader of Empty Bowl Writers, creative writing workshops for private as well as underserved groups in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Web site: http://www.emptybowlwriters.com/
Beth Stickney: 20th Century American Poetry; African-American Modernism and Cultural Theory; American Intellectual History; Cultural Criticism. Feature writing for The Commons, an alternative monthly publication for Windham County, Vermont
Jack Hitchner: Essay Writing, American Literature in the 19th and 20th Centuries, Creative Writing, the fiction of John O’Hara, John Cheever, John Updike, Ernest Hebert and Thomas Williams
Jack Bouley: Native American and multicultural studies, early 1900s American literature, composition and rhetorical studies
Steve Kessler: American literature and culture from the frontier to the present; film history and analysis, especially film noir and the Western.
Richard LeDuc: American literature (Transcendentalism, early 20 th century), American studies (architecture, art history, popular culture), rhetoric and composition
Tony Dubois: American Studies (the 1920s, 1950s, the American Dream), American literature (20 th-century), Thinking and Writing(first-year writing), New England history and literature(regional studies)
Dr. David White (Education): Children’s Literature