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Faculty Expertise

Faculty Expertise

Ohio State’s English faculty are all teacher-scholars. Some have published novels, short stories, poems or creative essays; others have edited texts from Old English poems to Shakespeare’s plays to nineteenth-century poems and novels; still others have written books and/or articles on folklore, writing, rhetoric, and literacy, literary theory and criticism that circulate nationally and internationally; while others have published textbooks that have become classics in their fields. Whether in the classroom or advising theses and dissertations, our English faculty speak from deep expertise.


Creative writing

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Screenwriting

Critical theory

  • Aesthetics
  • Critical legal theory
  • Critical race theory
  • Disability theory
  • Feminist theory
  • Hermeneutics
  • Historicism
  • Marxist theory
  • Medical humanities theory
  • Narrative theory
  • Psychoanalytic theory
  • Queer theory
  • Theory of the novel
  • Thing theory
  • Popular culture studies
  • Film and television studies
  • Comics
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Children's literature
  • Women writers
  • LGBTQ+ studies
  • Feminist studies
  • Human rights and English Studies
  • Medical humanities
  • Narrative medicine

Project Narrative

  • Print, film, television and graphic narratives
  • Fiction and nonfiction
  • Narrative theory and its history
  • Formalist and historical approaches
  • Cognitive and neuroscientific approaches
  • Queer and feminist approaches
  • Rhetorical approach
  • Socio-linguistic approach
  • Narrative ethics