Cynthia Chase

Graduate Faculty Member

Yale University, Ph.D.
Princeton University, B.A.
Cynthia Chase


Cynthia Chase teaches courses in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature on European Romanticism, critical theory, autobiography, and poetry. She is the author of Decomposing Figures: Rhetorical Readings in the Romantic Tradition and the editor of Longmans Critical Readers Romanticism, and has published many articles on Romanticism and critical theory, especially psychoanalysis and deconstruction. Her research currently focuses on Wordsworth and Romantic autobiography.


Research and Teaching Interests

  • Romanticism
  • Critical Theory
  • Wordsworth
  • Poetry
  • Autobiography

Current Projects

  • Book on Wordsworth, Rousseau, and critical theory