Modern and Contemporary Literature

From turn of the century literary and oral traditions to contemporary globalization theory and digital storytelling, Modern and Contemporary studies at Mizzou English offers a wide range of approaches to literature and culture. Our faculty specialize in transatlantic modernist poetry; post-World War II American fiction and poetry; African, Caribbean, and other anglophone literatures; African American literature; Native literatures in the U.S.; film and media studies; and gender and sexuality studies. Critical studies in twentieth and twenty-first century literature are also enriched by the participation of prize-winning poets and fiction-writers in the creative writing Ph.D. program.


Professor, Poet Laureate of Missouri 2016-2019
320 Tate Hall
Associate Professor; Associate Chair English Department
208 Tate Hall
Associate Professor
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Associate Professor; Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Faculty Success
212 Tate Hall
Professor of English
209 Tate Hall
Associate Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies
325 Strickland Hall
Associate Professor
221 Tate Hall
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