Amherst Magazine

The Teachers

John Cameron
John Cameron

Professor of English, Emeritus
Recent courses: “Proust,” “Coming to Terms: Cinema”

 

Howell "Chick" Chickering
Howell “Chick” Chickering
G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature, Emeritus
Recent courses: “Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales,” “Old English and Beowulf

 

Allen Guttmann
Allen Guttmann
Emily C. Jordan Folger Professor of English and American Studies, Emeritus
Recent courses: “Romanticism and the Enlightenment,” “The Embodied Self in American Culture and Society”

 

Barry O'Connell
Barry O’Connell
James E. Ostendarp Professor of English, Emeritus
Recent courses: “American Literature in the Making,” “Democracy and Education”

Dale E. Peterson
Dale E. Peterson
Eliza J. Clark Folger Professor of English and Russian
Recent courses: “Encounters with Eurasia,” “Reading Story Sequences”


William Pritchard '53
William Pritchard ’53
Henry Clay Folger Professor of English, Emeritus
Recent courses: “Modern British and American Poetry, 1900-1950,” “Readings in English and American Fiction: 1950-2010”


Kim Townsend
Kim Townsend
Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus
Recent courses: “Friendship,” “Non-Fiction Writing”

 

Helen Von Schmidt
Helen von Schmidt
Senior Lecturer in English, Emeritus
Recent courses: “Film and Writing,” “Composition”