Robert Douglas-Fairhurst received his MA and Ph.D. at Cambridge University and currently is a Fellow in English with Magdalen College, Oxford. He teaches British literature from 1740 to the present with related interests in contemporary drama, the history of science, and the visual arts, particularly photography. He is the author of Victorian Afterlives (2002) and Becoming Dickens, (2011) from Harvard University Press.
Brian Johnson is the Director of the Honors College Writing Center. His courses focus on writing, rhetorical theory, cultural studies, and popular culture. Brian received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Oklahoma.
Ben Morgan is a lecturer in Renaissance literature at Balliol College and teaches literature from 1509 to 1832. He completed his Master’s thesis on J.M. Coetzee and his PhD on Shakespeare, who remains his research focus. However, he retains strong interests in critical theory, particularly Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas, as well as post-colonial writing.
Tyler Jo Smith (D.Phil., FSA) is an Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology in the McIntire Department of Art at the University of Virginia, and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Archaeology Program. Her current research focuses on the relationship between art and religion in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. She is the author of Komast Dancers in Archaic Greek Art (Oxford 2010) and co-editor of the Blackwell Companion to Greek Art (2012).
Alan Velie received his B.A. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from Stanford. He has taught at OU since 1967, specializing in American Indian Literature, Shakespeare, and the Bible. His publications include Shakespeare’s Repentance Plays, Four American Indian Literary Masters, Native American Studies.
Melanie Wright is the Director of Honors Curriculum for the Honors College, and the coordinator for the “Honors at Oxford” program. She received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of Oklahoma, and wrote her dissertation on Gustave Flaubert and James Joyce.