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Rachel Cole

Associate Professor of English and Department Chair

Miller Hall

Rachel joined the department in the fall of 2004 and received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in the spring of 2005. Here at Lewis and Clark, she offers courses in early and nineteenth-century American literature, Melville, Dickinson, and Hawthorne. She’s currently working on two research projects: one on mid-nineteenth-century literary models of personhood and the other on satisfaction (both the sort we find in literature and the kind we find in life). Her articles have appeared in the Yale Journal of Criticism and Novel: A Forum on Fiction.


19th Century American Literature


Spring 2017

CORE 107: Exploration & Discovery II

ENG 206: Major Periods/Issues English Lit

ENG 320: Early American Literature

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. 2005, M.A. 2000 Johns Hopkins University

B.A 1994 Williams College

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Rachel Cole Associate Professor of English and Department Chair

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