Associate Professor of English
Lyell Asher joined the department in 1994 and received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1990. Here at Lewis & Clark, he offers courses in Shakespeare’s Early Works, Later Works; Ideas of the Renaissance and Modernity; Renaissance Literature; The Art of the Novel; Major Periods and Issues; Montaigne and the Life of the Essay; The Novel and Moral Reflection.
His critical essays and opinion pieces have appeared in Christianity and Literature, The Yale Journal of Criticism, The Journal of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), Publication of the Modern Language Association (PMLA), Clio, English Literary History (ELH), Hamlet Studies,The Wall Street Journal, and The American Scholar.
SpecialtyRenaissance English Literature, Shakespeare
ENG 205: Major Periods & Issues in English Literature
ENG 450: Seminar: Novel & Moral Reflect
Ph.D. 1990, M.A. 1984 University of Virginia
B.A. 1980 Vanderbilt University