Michael Sells is John Henry Barrows Professor of Islamic History and Literature (Divinity School, Comparative Literature)
Qurʾanic studies; Sufism; Arabic and Islamic love poetry; mystical literature (Greek, Islamic, Christian, and Jewish); and religion and violence
Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities (English Language and Literature)
Medieval drama of the Continent and England; drama and opera; Renaissance drama.
John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor, Classical Languages and Literatures, Committee on the Ancient Mediterranean World
Literature and technology; gender and sexuality in ancient Greece and Rome; narratology; Greek and Roman colonialist literature.
Raymond W. & Martha Hilpert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus (Germanic Studies, Committee on General Studies in the Humanities)
Medieval German literature, Modern European Drama, Translation (theory and practice - especially the works of Thomas Bernhard).
Helen A. Regenstein Professor (English Language and Literature, Germanic Studies)
20th century U.S., English, French, and German poetry; Europe avant-garde movements; GDR literature 1975-89; theories of lyric; culture of intellectuals.
Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus (Slavic Languages and Literatures, English Language and Literature)
Russian and American Novel, Contemporary Literary Criticism.