The English Literature Major does not assign students to specific advisors. Instead, five or six members of our faculty (changing from year to year) are designated as Student Advisors, and are specifically available to help you during office hours. During the week prior to Pre-Registration, our "Advising Week," faculty advisors will hold 2 additional hours of office hours each. All this information, including contact information and office number, is included in the tables below. If current information doesn't seem to be available, please inform the Undergraduate Program Assistant right away. Updates should be in place within a week or two of the beginning of the following quarter.
Though only the Director of Undergraduate Studies can sign a Declaration of Major/Minor form, any of the advisors can help you fill out the Petition to Graduate form, and sign it before you submit it to the Office of the Registrar.
Of course, this system is not meant to restrict you from striking up a student/advisor relationship with an unlisted faculty member if you so choose. These are simply the professors who make themselves especially available (and have current information on the major/minor at hand) to help you with any problems you might be encountering. These are also the faculty with whom you are expected to meet, and whose signature you need to get, when you're filling out your Petition to Graduate forms at the end of your Junior year, and who can help with the Major Worksheet that needs to accompany the Petition.
* Office hours may be conducted virtually. Contact professors for appointments.
|Christine Froula||University Hall 405||847-491-3599||Email for an appointment.|
|Jay Grossman||University Hall 305||847-491-7321||Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5, via Zoom; email to schedule.|
|James J. Hodge||University Hall 413||847-491-5675||Tuesdays & Wednesdays 4-5, & by appointment, via Zoom; email to schedule.|
|Rebecca Johnson||University Hall 225||847-467-1365||Tuesdays & Thursdays 10-11, via Zoom; email to schedule.|
|Jules Law||University Hall 313||847-491-5526||Thursdays 1-3, via Zoom; email to schedule.|
|Barbara Newman||University Hall 304||847-491-5679||Open, via Zoom; email to schedule.|
|Chris Abani||University Hall 113||847-467-1065||TBA|
|Eula Biss||University Hall 026||847-467-0826||TBA|
|Brian Bouldrey||University Hall 023||847-491-5595||Tuesday 10-11, Wednesday 1:30-2:30, and by appointment|
|John Bresland||University Hall 028||847-467-1103||TBA|
|Averill Curdy||University Hall 022||847-467-1976||Mondays 5-6 & Wednesdays 11-12, via Zoom; email to schedule.|
|Reginald Gibbons||University Hall 404||847-467-1066||On Leave Spring 2021|
|Juan Martinez||University Hall 403||847-467-4677||TBA|
|Natasha Trethewey||University Hall 226||847-491-4068||Tuesdays 5-6 & Wednesdays 5:50p-6:50p, via Zoom; email to schedule.|
|Rachel Jamison Webster||University Hall 027||847-491-0894||Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-2, and by appointment, via Zoom and in-person; email to schedule.|
|Charif Shanahan||University Hall 025||847-467-3944||Tuesdays 1-3, via Zoom; email to schedule.|