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Lucy Rinehart

  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., Columbia University
  • English
  • Faculty
  • Early American literature; ante-bellum literature; American theater and drama
  • 773-325-1858
  • Arts and Letters Hall 312-30

Lucy Rinehart earned her PhD in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.  She joined the English department in 1992 and teaches courses in early American and 19th-century American literature.  Her research interests include early American theater and the history of literary reading practice.  She has published articles on early American theater. 

She has served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in English, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and co-director of the TEACH Program, a combined-degree program that allows LAS and CSH majors to earn a BA, an MEd, and teaching certification in 5 years. 

Courses taught:  ENG 360 American Literature to 1830, ENG 361 American Literature, 1830-1865, ENG 221 Reading Prose, ENG 390 Senior Capstone Seminar:  The History of Reading, ENG 382 Whitman and Dickinson, ENG 382 Herman Melville