» Dr. Kent Lehnhof
Professor, Wang-Fradkin Professor of Scholarly Excellence (2008-2010)

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Department of English
Dr. Kent Lehnhof
Office Location:
Wilkinson Hall 211
Office Hours:
TTh 10-11am, 1-2pm, and by appointment
(714) 628-2746
Freshman Foundations Program
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts
Duke University, Ph.D.

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, Shakespeare Bulletin, Milton Quarterly, and Milton Studies. His most recent articles are forthcoming in Renaissance Drama and Modern Philology.

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 (Shakespeare in England) is slated for summer 2016.

Dr. Lehnhof on Academia.edu

Dr. Lehnhof on Chapman University Digital Commons

Dr. Lehnhof on YouTube (Hamlet)

Dr. Lehnhof on YouTube (Macbeth)

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
"Antitheatricalism and Antinauticalism: Stephen Gosson and the Ship that Doesn't Sail," Renaissance Drama 42 (2014), 91-111.
"Relation and Responsibility: A Levinasian Reading of King Lear," Modern Philology 111 (2014), 485-509.
"Acting, Integrity, and Gender in Coriolanus," Shakespeare Bulletin 31 (2013): 353-73.
"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.