Emeritus

Elizabeth N. Fifer

Professor Fifer is the author of Rescued Readings: A Reconstruction of Gertrude Stein's Difficult Texts (1992). Recently, she has been writing on contemporary American family drama and on topics in world literature. She has published her most recent essay, "Moral Ambiguity in the Aftermath of Blacklisting: Jeffrey Sweet's The Value of Names," in The International Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. 9, Issue 1. She is now studying the figure of Scheherazade in contemporary Arab women's fiction, drama, and poetry.

Edward J. Gallagher

A specialist in Early American literature, Ed Gallagher has been on the trail of pedagogical reinvention since 1997. He worked his way through Cindy Selfe's Computers in the Writing Intensive Classroom workshop at Michigan Tech, Randy Bass's American Studies Crossroads workshop at Georgetown, Tracey Weis's New Media Classroom workshop at Millersville, and was a charter member of Georgetown’s Visible Knowledge Project.

Barbara H. Traister

Barbara Traister teaches and writes about the literature of 16th and 17th century Britain, particularly about Shakespeare and his contemporaries. Other teaching interests include contemporary drama, adolescent literature, and medical and magical texts from the Renaissance. Barbara has a PhD from Yale University and taught briefly in the Midwest at Kalamazoo College before coming to Lehigh in 1973. She has held fellowships from NEH, the Rockefeller Foundation, ACLS, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

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