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Cynthia Chase

Professor Emerita

Cynthia Chase

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 291
247 Goldwin Smith Hall



Cynthia Chase teaches in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature. She focuses on literature of the Romantic period and on nineteenth and twentieth century writing about the survival of poetry and the concept of human rights. Her recent teaching and research explore the formal and political issues involved in representing a writer’s life and work, especially those of women or poets. She is currently investigating how poetry and novels resurface as works of music or theater.


    • Literatures in English
    • Comparative Literature

    Graduate Fields

    • Comparative Literature


    • English and European literature of the Romantic period and the nineteenth century