I teach literature of all sorts –
epics, poems,
novels and plays.
My favorite writers range form Homer to David Foster Wallace and Alice Munroe. I especially love to explore the richness, complexity, and the lentitude of
Shakespearean language.
My students might discuss for an entire class Hamlet’s first line,
‘A little more than kin, a little less than kind.’

Robert Bell, Frederick Latimer Wells Professor of English

Photo by Charles Eshelman, 2006