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 several edited collections as well as in such journals as ELR, ELH, SEL, Modern Philology, Shakespeare Bulletin, Milton Quarterly, and Milton Studies. His most recent articles have appeared in Renaissance Drama and Criticism.
Dr. Lehnhof's past research projects have focused on somatic experience in Paradise Lost and intersections of antitheatricalism and antifeminism in early modern England. At present, he is editing a collection 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 alternating years, Dr. Lehnhof leads a summer travel course to London. The next iteration of ENG 355 (Theater in England) is slated for summer 2017.