Faculty Profile

Siobhan Phillips

Associate Professor of English (2011)

Contact Information


East College Room 311


Phillips teaches American literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, food studies, and creative writing. Her book, The Poetics of the Everyday: Creative Repetition in Modern American Verse, was published by Columbia University Press in 2010. She has published essays, poetry, and fiction in publications including Harvard Review, Missouri Review, and PMLA.


  • B.A., Yale University, 1999
  • M.Phil., Oxford University, 2001
  • M.A., University of East Anglia, 2002
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2007

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

ENGL 341 Am Lit of the 9/11 Decade
How did US literature respond to September 11, 2001 and its aftermath? This class will consider exemplary work in the light of several pressing themes: racism, violence, the relation of words and images, and the problem of mourning and history. Readings will range across poetry, short fiction, novels, and nonfiction from authors including Teju Cole, Aleksandar Hemon, Claudia Rankine, and Art Spiegelman.