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 conducted many specialized research collaborations with undergraduate students throughout her teaching career, and has co-directed 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. Professor Zimring recently published “Katherine Dunham’s Chicago Stage: Crossing to Caribbean Négritude” in the inaugural issue of Feminist Modernist Studies, and is currently working on two essays, one on Katherine Mansfield’s reading habits and one on the traces of modernism in Laura Oldfield Ford’s ‘zine Savage Messiah.
SpecialtyBritish and Irish modernism, postcolonial literature, literature and visual/performing arts
PhD 1993, BA 1985, Yale University