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Lyell Asher

Associate Professor of English

Miller Hall

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, The American Scholar, Quillette, and The Chonicle of Higher Education.


Renaissance English Literature, Shakespeare


Academic Credentials

Ph.D. 1990, M.A. 1984 University of Virginia

B.A. 1980 Vanderbilt University