Dr. Kent Lehnhof
Associate Professor, Wang-Fradkin Professor of Scholarly Excellence (2008-2010)
- Wilkinson Hall, 211
- Office Hours:
- T/TH 8:30-10 a.m., 1-2 p.m. and by appointment
- (714) 628-2746
- Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts
Duke University, Ph.D. in English
Kent Lehnhof earned a BA in English from Brigham Young University and a PhD in British Literature from Duke University. He has been teaching at Chapman since 2004, where he specializes in early modern literature, with a particular emphasis on Renaissance drama and questions of gender. His essays on Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton have appeared in journals such as ELR, ELH, SEL, Milton Quarterly, and Milton Studies, as well as several edited collections. His most recent articles are forthcoming in Renaissance Drama, Modern Philology, and Shakespeare Bulletin.
Dr. Lehnhof's past research projects have focused on carnality and embodiment in Paradise Lost and antitheatricalism and antifeminism in early modern England. At present, he is writing about Levinas and Shakespeare and researching twinship in the Renaissance.
Dr. Lehnhof holds the rare distinction of having received the highest honor Chapman can bestow on a faculty member for excellence in scholarship (the Wang-Fradkin Professorship, which Dr. Lehnhof received in 2008) and the highest honor Chapman can bestow on a faculty member for excellence in teaching (the Outstanding Teaching Professorship, which Dr. Lehnhof received in 2013).
In even years, Dr. Lehnhof leads a summer travel course to London. The next iteration of ENG 355 (Shakespeare in England) is slated for summer 2014.
- Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
"Antitheatricalism and Antinauticalism: Stephen Gosson and the ship that does not sail," Renaissance Drama (forthcoming)
"Relation and Responsibility: A Levinasian Reading of King Lear," Modern Philology (forthcoming).
"Acting Virtuous: Chastity, Theatricality, and The Tragedie of Mariam," in Performing Pedagogy: Gender and Instruction in Early Modern England, ed. Kathryn M. Moncrief and Kathryn R. McPherson (Ashgate, 2011), 217-32.
"Performing Masculinity in Paradise Lost," in Milton Studies 50, ed. Albert Labriola (U of Pittsburgh P, 2009), 64-77.