Oxford Faculty, Summer 2018

Jeri Johnson, head tutorBA, Brigham Young University; MA, MPhil, University of Oxford. Sub-Rector and Peter Thompson Fellow in English, Exeter College; Lecturer in English, University of Oxford.

Stephen BerensonBFA, Drake University. Founding Director of Brown/Trinity MFA Programs in Acting and Directing; Professor of the Practice, Brown University; Resident Acting Company Member, Trinity Repertory Company.

Stephen Berenson is Founding Director of the Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs in Acting and Directing. As Professor of the Practice at Brown, his major areas of instruction are Shakespeare, Chekhov, Moliere, and contemporary dramatic texts. A member of the Resident Acting Company at Trinity Rep for 29 years, his roles have included Shylock, Feste, Puck, Fagin, Grendal, and Scrooge. Recognition includes the New England Theatre Conference Award, Providence Mayor Citation, and a Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship at Ten Chimneys. Since 1984, he has spent seventeen summers at Bread Loaf Vermont.

Christine GerrardBA, DPhil, University of Oxford; MA, University of Pennsylvania. Fellow and Tutor in English, Lady Margaret Hall; Lecturer in English, University of Oxford.

Christine Gerrard is the Barbara Scott Fellow in English at Lady Margaret Hall and a Professor in English Literature at the English Faculty at Oxford. She is also the Tutor for US Visiting Students at her college. Her research interests include the long eighteenth-century, with a special focus on political writing and women's poetry, and on Transatlantic literature of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is currently editing a volume of the political writings of Jonathan Swift, and the eighteenth-century volume for the Oxford History of Poetry in English. In 2017, she held a Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Ashmolean Museum, designing a project involving classical antiquities aimed at making the eighteenth-century and Romantic preoccupation with the Classical past accessible to a wider audience. 

Lucy HartleyBA (Hons) University of Oxford; DPhil, University of York. Professor of English, University of Michigan. 

Lucy Hartley is Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, and previously taught at the University of Southampton. She is the author of two monographs, Physiognomy and the Meaning of Expression in Nineteenth-Century Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Democratising Beauty in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Art and the Politics of Public Life (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and the editor of The History of British Women’s Writing, 1830-1880 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). She is currently working on an intellectual biography of a radical social movement entitled Poverty and Progress: The Whitechapel Project of Henrietta and Samuel Barnett.

Francis Leneghan, BA, PhD, Trinity College, Dublin. Associate Professor of Old English, University of Oxford; Fellow of St. Cross College.

Francis Leneghan is Associate Professor of Old English at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College. Before coming to Oxford in 2008 he taught Medieval English at Trinity College Dublin, where he studied for his BA and PhD, and University College Dublin. His research concentrates on intersections between politics, religion and literature in Anglo-Saxon England. He is especially interested in the Old English heroic poem Beowulf, the translation and adaptation of scripture in early England, and writings associated with King Alfred of Wessex. He has published widely on Old English poetry and prose and recently co-edited The Psalms and Medieval English Literature: From the Conversion to the Reformation (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2017). He is a co-organiser of the Oxford Psalms Network.

Stuart Sherman, BA, Oberlin College; MA, University of Chicago; PhD, Columbia University. Professor of English, Fordham University.

David J. Russell, BA, University of Oxford; PhD, Princeton University. Associate Professor of English, University of Oxford; Dean and Tutorial Fellow, Corpus Christi College.

David Russell is Associate Professor of English at Oxford University, and a fellow of Corpus Christi College; before coming to Oxford he was a lecturer at King's College London, and was a member of the Columbia Society of Fellows and the Mahindra Center for the Humanities at Harvard. He obtained his PhD from Princeton University. 

David is the author of Tact: Aesthetic Liberalism and the Essay form in Nineteenth-Century Britain (2018) and is currently working on cultural criticism and 'sage' writing. He is interested in a range of literary, cultural, queer and psychoanalytic theory. 

Mark Turner, BA, Hampden-Sydney College; MA, PhD, University of London. Professor of English, King’s College London.