full battleFaculty at Wake Forest have a long-established and productive history of interdisciplinary collaboration. The faculty members are drawn from a wide variety of Wake Forest departments and hold degrees from major universities in North America as well as Europe.


  • Herman Rapaport, Reynolds Professor of English, rapapoh@wfu.edu 

Teaching Faculty

  • Susan Harlan (16th Century, Gender Studies, the military mind, affect, Shakespeare)
  • Sarah Hogan (16th Century, Gender Studies, Spenser, utopia, social class)
  • Herman Rapaport (17th Century, Political Theory, Milton, Hobbes, Locke, Pepys)
  • Gillian Overing (Anglo-Saxon language, literature and culture; Gender Studies and Cultural Geography)
  • Gale Sigal (Medieval Poetry, The Legend of Arthur, Victorian Medievalism, Chaucer)
  • Olga Valbuena-Hanson (Shakespeare, Early Modern Literature, Early Women Writers)
  • Tina Boyer (Medieval German, Norse Sagas, the werewolf, monsters, German philology)
Romance Languages
  • Sol Miguel-Prendes, Spanish (Cultural and Literary Studies of Medieval Spain)
  • Roberta Morosini, Italian (Medieval Italian Literature and Culture)
  • Judy Kem, French (The Trojan Legend in Late Medieval and Renaissance French Literature, French authors of the Middle Ages and Renaissance)
  • Ulrike Wiethaus (Medieval Christian mysticism, women’s spirituality)
  • Neal Walls (Old Testament Studies, Ancient and Medieval Epic)
  • Stewart Carter (Early music theory and history, Renaissance music)
  • Mary Pendergraft, Latin and Greek
  • Darlene Rae May, Arabic
  • Michaelle Browers (Arab and Islamic Political Thought, Medieval Political Theory)
  • Monique O’Connell (Medieval and Renaissance history, early modern empires)
  • Charles Wilkins (Middle Eastern, Ottoman and Islamic history)
  • Patrick Toner, (Ancient Greek and Medieval Philosophy)
Art History
  • Laura Veneskey (Late Antique & Byzantine Art, Arts of Medieval Spain, Medieval Art)
  • Bernadine Barnes (Renaissance, Prints, Chinese & Japanese Art)
Dean’s Office
  • Linda McKinnish Bridges (Celtic/Early Irish Studies)