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

  • Julie Allen
  • Mary Andersen
  • James Beaver
  • Stephanie Carter
  • Matthew Clowney
  • Matthew Ellis
  • Amy Foley
  • Jonathan Gibbs
  • Donald Holder
  • Kenneth Jolicoeur
  • Rebecca Karni
  • Sarah Kruse
  • Liliya Krys-Burhoe
  • Patricia C. Lange
  • David Liao
  • Karen A. Maguire
  • Sarah H Maitland
  • Ryan Marnane
  • Maureen C. Masse
  • Jean M. Plunkett
  • Jacob Richman
  • Erich Schumacher
  • Victor Wildman
Day, Amber

Amber Day

Professor, English and Cultural Studies
Faculty Suite H, Room 225
Ph D, Northwestern University
MA, Northwestern University
BA, McGill University

She teaches a course on Political Satire, another on Theater of Political Engagement, and sections of Introduction to Literary Studies and Introduction to Cultural Studies

Her research focuses broadly on the intersections of art and political speech, including satire and irony, political performance and activism, and public debate.

  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • American Humor Studies Association
  • 2018, Toby Award
  • 2017, Research and Publication Award
  • 2016, Bryant University Merit Award
  • 2014, Bryant University Merit Award, 2014
  • 2012, Bryant University Merit Award 2012
  • 2011, Research and Publication Award
  • 2009, Merit Award

Day, A., DIY Utopia: Cultural Imagination and the Remaking of the Possible, Lexington Books, 2016.

Day, A., Satire and Dissent: Interventions in Contemporary Political Debate, Indiana University Press, 2011.

Day, A., Parodic TV News and Political Engagement, MLA Options for Teaching Modern British and American Satire, 2019.

Day, A., Greene, V., “Asking for It: Rape Myths, Satire, and Feminist Lacunae, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2019.

Day, A., Full Frontal with Samantha Bee: Feminist Satire, How to Watch More Television, 2018.

Day, A., Irony, Satire, and the Clickhole, Comedy Studies Reader, 2018.

Day, A., Throwing our Voices: Ventriloquism as New Media Activism, Media, Culture, and Society, 2018.

Day, A., Culture Jamming and Media Activism, Wiley-Blackwell, 2016.

Day, A., Irony, New York University Press, 2016.

Day, A., Shifting the Conversation: Colbert's Super PAC and the Measurement of Satirical Efficacy, Breaking Boundaries in Political Entertainment Studies, 2013.

Day, A., Shifting the Conversation: Colbert's Super PAC and the Measurement of Satirical Efficacy, International Journal of Communication, 2013.

Day, A., Satire and Dissent: A Theoretical Overview, Comunicazione Politica, 2012.

Day, A., Thompson, E., Live From New York, It's the Fake News! Saturday Night Live and the (Non) Politics of Parody, Routledge, 2012.

Jones, J. P., Baym, G., Day, A., Mr. Stewart and Mr. Colbert Go to Washington: Television Satirists Outside the Box, Social Text, 2012.

Day, A., And Now...The News? Mimesis and the Real in The Daily Show, New York University Press, 2009.

Day, A., Are They for Real? Activism and Ironic Identities, Electronic Journal of Communication, 2008.

Day, A., Pretty/Funny: Women Comedians and Body Politics, Feminist Review, 2015.

Day, A., Uncensored? Reinventing Humor and Satire in Post-Soviet Russia, The Russian Journal of Communication, 2009.

Day, A., The Maria Chronicles, Theatre Journal, 2005.