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Faculty Designated to Approve Orals Lists

Faculty Designated to Approve MA and PhD Orals Lists (2014-2015)

Period exams are generally approved by the chair of the relevant area committee.  In cases where the designated person is on leave and unavailable either for spring consultation or fall approval, another appropriate faculty member may be called on for either or both of these roles.  Any questions about approval should be referred to the Director of Graduate Studies. 

Note: All MA orals lists should have ten primary and two secondary works;

All PhD orals lists should have forty primary and six or so secondary works (except Theory and Textual Studies, which should each have forty works in all).

 

Medieval / Renaissance:  Elizabeth Fowler

Restoration and 18th Century: John O'Brien

19th Century: Alison Booth

Modern and Contemporary: Mrinalini Chakravorty

American: Sandhya Shukla

 

African-American Studies: Deborah Mcdowell

Autobiography: Alison Booth

Drama: John O'Brien

Epic: Dan Kinney

History of Criticism: Walter Jost

Literature and Environmental Studies: Dan Kinney

Lyric: Jerry McGann

Multiethnic American: Caroline Rody

Novel: Karen Chase

Poetry and Poetics: Herbert Tucker

Romance: Clare Kinney

Textual Studies/History of the Book: David Vander Meulen

Theory and Criticism: Jennifer Wicke

  • Cultural Studies: Victoria Olwell
  • Feminist Theory: Susan Fraiman
  • Film/Media: Jennifer Wicke
  • Marxism: Rita Felski
  • Postcolonial Studies: Mrinalini Chakravorty
  • Poststructuralism: Bruce Holsinger
  • Psychoanalysis: Jennifer Wicke
  • Queer Theory: Marlon Ross
  • Race/Ethnicity: Lisa Woolfork