Mary Rose D'Angelo
Mary D'Angelo's areas of scholarly endeavor are the origins of Christianity, Judaism in Roman antiquity and Greek and Roman religion, with particular interests in women and gender in ancient religion, and in history of exegesis.
Margaret Doody, John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature and the first Director of the Ph.D. in Literature Program, is interested in literature of many languages and cultures. Her career is rooted in the study of the eighteenth century; she is the author of many articles on writers including Swift, Sterne and Austen, and of book-length studies of Samuel Richardson and of Frances Burney, as well as The Daring Muse: Augustan Poetry Reconsidered (Cambridge UP 1985; reissued 2010).
While at Notre Dame, Sonia Gernes taught Creative Writing, American Literature and Gender Studies. She has published one novel, The Way to St. Ives, (Scribners, 1982) and five books of poetry: The Mutes of Sleepy Eye (1981), Brief Lives (1982), Women at Forty (1988), A Breeze Called the Fremantle Doctor: Poem/Tales (1998), and What You Hear in the Dark (2006).
Film, Television, and Theatre
As a producer/director, Jill Godmilow has earned a substantial reputation during more than four decades of film- and video-making. Considered one of the primary theoreticians/practitioners in the American non-fiction genre, she has been interviewed in American Film, Afterimage, In These Times, The Independent, History and Theory, and Text Performance Quarterly and featured in international festivals since 1973.
Romance Languages and Literatures
Encarnación Juárez-Almendros has specialized in the teaching and research of early modern Spanish literature and culture. Her interest in gender and disability studies culminated in her latest book Disabled Bodies in Early Modern Spanish Literature: Prostitutes, Aging Women and Saints (Liverpool UP, 2017).
Kathleen Pyne's research on women artists in early 20th-century American modernism culminated in her book, Modernism and the Feminine Voice: O'Keeffe and the Women of the Stieglitz Circle (University of California Press, 2007).
Valerie Sayers is the author of a collection of stories, The Age of Infidelity, and six novels. Her most recent novel, The Powers, explores baseball, pacifism, and 1941 New York in parallel narratives of prose and photography. Who Do You Love and Brain Fever were both named New York Times “Notable Books of the Year, and a film, "Due East," was based on her novels Due East and How I Got Him Back. All six of her novels have been reprinted in uniform paperback editions from Northwestern University Press. Sayers’s stories, essays, and reviews have appeared widely, in such publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Commonweal, Zoetrope, Ploughshares, Image, Witness, and Prairie Schooner, and have been cited in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. Her literary prizes include a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship and two Pushcart Prizes for fiction. She has been honored with the Kaneb, Sheedy, and Joyce Awards for Excellence in Teaching.