Cassandra Cleghorn

Senior Lecturer in English and American Studies
Stetson Hall Rm 506
Office Hours By appointment


B.A. University of California, Santa Cruz (1983)
M.A. Yale University (1988)
Ph.D. Yale University, American Studies (1995)

Areas of Expertise

Poetry, American Studies, Music


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

AMST 101(S)

America: the Nation and Its Discontents

AMST 149 / ENGL 149

First-Hand America

ENGL 150(S)

Expository Writing

ENGL 338 / AMST 338(F)

The American Renaissance

Scholarship/Creative Work

Articles & Essays: Poems and essays published in The Paris Review, Southwest Review, Seneca Review, Prairie Schooner, Yale Review, Tin House, Western Humanities Review, Gastronomica, and Architecture Boston. Audio CDs, with poetry/music ensemble Merge: Merge (2006) and Mystery Loves Company (forthcoming). See website

Research Interests

19th-century American literature, philosophy and culture (especially photography and architecture); personal essay/creative nonfiction; American poetry and music; inter-arts collaboration.

Current Committees

  • American Studies Program