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Department of English
University of Mississippi

Emeritus Faculty

Jack Barbera, Professor Emeritus

Teaching and research interests include Twentieth-Century Poetry and Drama, Film, Literature, and Art
Ph.D., University of Chicago

Deborah BarkerProfessor Emerita

Teaching interests include American literature (with an emphasis on 19th and 20th century women writers), film studies (with an emphasis on southern film), and gender theory..
Ph.D., Princeton

Benjamin FisherProfessor Emeritus

Teaching and research interests include Edgar Allen Poe, 19th Century and early 20th Century American Literature, Victorian Literature, Gothic-ism, Detective Fiction, and Turn-of-the-century women writers.
Ph.D., Duke University

Ann Fisher-Wirth,
Professor Emeritus

Teaches poetry workshops and seminars, 20th-century American literature, and a wide range of courses in environmental literature.

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School

Joan Wylie Hall 
, Senior Lecturer Emeritus

Teaches American literature, southern literature, and women’s literature. Her research interests are southern women’s writing and African-American literature.

Ph.D., Notre Dame

J.R. HallProfessor Emeritus

Specializes in Old English and Middle English language and literature.
Ph.D., Notre Dame

Ivo KampsProfessor Emeritus

Specializes in Early Modern Literature and Shakespeare
Ph.D., Princeton University

Donald KartiganerHowry Professor of Faulkner Studies Emeritus

Specializes in Faulkner and American Literature

Ph.D., Brown

Colby KullmanProfessor Emeritus

Specializes in Restoration and Eighteenth Century Studies
Ph.D., University of Kansas

Ben McClellandProfessor Emeritus

Teaching interests include contemporary nonfiction literature and writing, advanced writing, and in American modernist fiction. His current research and writing projects include a collection of nonfiction stories about families that use diabetic alert dogs to help manage Type 1 Diabetes.
Ph.D., Indiana University

Chris Offutt, Professor Emeritus

Specializes in film and screenwriting

M.FA. Fiction, University of Iowa

Gregory SchirmerProfessor Emeritus

Teaching and research interests include Irish literature and British twentieth-century literature.
Ph.D., Stanford University

Natalie SchroederProfessor Emeritus

Teaching and research interests include Victorian literature, Dickens, contemporary women’s literature, popular literature, and Gothic fiction. 
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Ronald A. ShroederProfessor Emeritus

Teachings focus on the novel and Romanticism, among other topics.
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Peter Wirth, Senior Lecturer Emeritus

Ph.D., Harvard University