Professor of English
Rishona Zimring teaches modernism, 20th- and 21st-century British and Irish literature, and postcolonial literature, and has published widely on 20th- and 21st-century literature, culture, and the visual and performing arts. She is the author of Social Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar Britain (Ashgate Press, 2013) , as well as numerous articles and essays. The recipient of a 2015 Lorry Lokey Faculty Excellence Award for distinguished teaching, scholarship, and leadership, Professor Zimring has also received fellowships and awards from the Whiting Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Newberry Library. In addition to teaching introductory and advanced courses at Lewis & Clark, she has recently enjoyed co-leading seminars on interdisciplinary scholarship (with Carrie Preston, Boston University) and the Bloomsbury Group (with Urmila Seshagiri, University of Tennessee) at the annual conferences of the Modernist Studies Association and Virginia Woolf Society, and has conducted many specialized research collaborations with undergraduate students throughout her teaching career. Professor Zimring’s current research interests include 20th-century “aesthetic scenes” and the legacies of British aestheticism, and the transnational, experimental dance modernism of pre-WWII Chicago.
SpecialtyModernism, 20th-century British literature, Postcolonial literature (on sabbatical fall 2016)
Ph.D. 1993, B.A. 1985, Yale University