The Department of English is pleased to announce that Amy Hungerford has been named the Bird White Housum Professor of English.
As reported by Yale News, Hungerford ”teaches seminars on 20th- and 21st-century literature, criticism, and book history, and convenes a dissertation workshop for students studying late-19th- to 21st-century American, British, and world Anglophone literature. Since 2009, Hungerford has taught at the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College in Vermont in the summertime.”
In addition to her countless contributions to the departments of English and American Studies, Hungerford served the University as acting master of Calhoun College, master of Morse College, and chair of the Council of Masters. She is now Dean of the Humanities for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Among other important contributions in her field, Professor Hungerford is a founder of Post45, a professional association for scholars working in post-1945 literary and cultural studies, and served on the group’s board from 2006 to 2015.
The distinguished professorship was previously held by Michael G. Cooke, Richard Brodhead, and David Bromwich (now Sterling Professor of English).