English and
Cultural Studies

The teaching and research provided through our department focus upon the critical interpretation, social and historical context, and creative expression of literature and culture. The department cultivates the understanding and skills critical to participation and success in a complex, multicultural and global world.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Scott Alario
  • Mary Andersen
  • James Beaver
  • Ed Brown
  • Stephanie Carter
  • Nancy Craven
  • Amy Foley
  • Jonathan Gibbs
  • James Gorham
  • Donald Holder
  • Kenneth Jolicoeur
  • Rebecca Karni
  • Sean Keck
  • Sarah Kruse
  • Liliya Krys-Burhoe
  • Patricia C. Lange
  • Nathan Lee
  • David Liao
  • Karen A. Maguire
  • Sarah H Maitland
  • Ryan Marnane
  • Maureen C. Masse
  • Robin Muksian
  • Andrew J. Naughton
  • Kristen Park
  • Charlene M. Phillips
  • Jean M. Plunkett
  • Jacob Richman
  • Erich Schumacher
  • Laura Aguilar-Milano Vares
  • Victor Wildman
Null, Matthew

Matthew Neill Null

Lecturer, English and Cultural Studies
Faculty Suite G, Room 2105

MFA, University of Iowa -- Iowa Writers' Workshop
BA, Washington & Lee University

Fiction Writing; Creative Nonfiction; the Novel; Family Narratives and Memoir; Short Fiction; Southern American Literature (Eudora Welty and William Faulkner); Literature in Translation; Environment and Place; Italian Literature; Central and Eastern European Literature; Latin-American Literature.

Creative Writing (Prose)

  • Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • 2016, Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize Fellowship in Literature
  • 2015, Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
  • 2014, St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Award
  • 2012, Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award
  • 2011, Fine Arts Work Center Writing Fellowship
  • 2010, O. Henry Award
  • 2010, Provost Postgraduate Fellowship in English
  • 2009, Teaching-Writing Fellowship

Null, M. N., Allegheny Front: Stories, Sarabande, 2016.

Null, M. N., Honey from the Lion, Lookout Books, 2015.