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Assistant Professor of English
Audrey Becker received her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. She received her B.A. in English at Barnard College of Columbia University, with a junior year abroad at University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Her research interests include medieval and early modern literature and culture, history of the English language, drama and performance, Shakespeare, Renaissance poetry, Celtic literatures, the history of song from medieval to modern, and literature by and about women from classical antiquity through the early modern period. She co-edited Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture: Essays on Adaptations in Literature, Film, Television and Digital Media (McFarland 2011), and has published on Sting and John Dowland. She has been at Marygrove since 2008. She has a background as a freelance writer and as a performing songwriter; her songs have been heard on a number of national television shows including Dr. 90210, Guiding Light, and The E! True Hollywood Story: Drew Barrymore.
Associate Professor of English
Darcy Lee Brandel received her B.A. in English from Allegheny College in 1999, her M.A. in English from Syracuse University in 2001, and her Ph.D. in English from Case Western Reserve University in 2006. She is currently chair of the English and Modern Languages Department. In 2007, she led the charge to establish the first Women’s Center on campus and now serves on its advisory board. She also served as coordinator of the English graduate program from 2011-2013 and secretary of the Faculty Assembly from 2008-2012. Her fields of interest include literature by women, multi-ethnic literature, comparative women’s studies, critical theory, aesthetic theory, creative writing, Buddhism, and translation. She has published work on Gertrude Stein, Grace Paley, and other experimental women writers and, along with Chae-Pyong Song, translations of Korean Buddhist poetry. She is currently working on her first manuscript of poetry.