1979, BA Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Puget Sound
1983, MA English, Cornell University
1987, PhD English, Cornell University
Thomas Reinert works primarily on British 18th-century literature but also teaches 19- and 20th-century British literature and recent American literature. He often writes and talks about the ways we rely on literature to make the public world seem intelligible to us.
- “Poetry of Disappointment” Free Verse (Summer 2017).
- “Adam Ferguson’s Aesthetic Idea of Community Spirit.” Studies in English Literature: 1500-1900. (Summer 2008).
- “Theater and Civility in Dryden’s Essay.” ELH. (Winter 1998).
- Regulating Confusion: Samuel Johnson and the Crowd. (Durham: Duke University Press, 1996).
- “Joan Didion and Political Irony.” Raritan. (Winter 1996).
- Institute for the Arts and Humanities fellowship. Fall 1998.
- (ENG 121) British Literature, 1800 to 1950.
- (ENG 123) Introduction to Fiction.
- (ENG 124) Contemporary Literature.
- (ENG 331) Restoration and 18th-Century British Literature.
- (ENG 436) The Sentimental, the Gothic, and the Sublime.
- (ENG 831) 18th-Century Women Novelists.
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