Matthew Rebhorn




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Matthew Rebhorn  

Director of Graduate Studies

Office: Keezell 212
Phone: 540-568-6994
Office Hours: M 9-11am and 1-2pm

Courses: Spring 2014
Eng 651: Studies in 19th Century American Literature: Bodies of Thought: Mind and Body in           Nineteenth-Century America

American Literature, American Novel, Theater History, Performance Theory,
          Transcendentalism, Melodrama

Ph.D., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2004
M.Phil., English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2001
School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, Summer 1998
M.A., English and Comparative Literature, University of Virginia, 1998
B.A., English (Honors), University of Chicago, 1997

Visiting Scholar, American Antiquarian Society, 2013-2014
College of Arts and Letters Summer Research Fellowship, James Madison University,           2012
Edna T. Shaeffer Humanist Award, James Madison University, 2012-2013
International Development Grant, Office of International Programs, James Madison
          University, 2011-2012
CIT Institute for Online Course Development Grant, James Madison University, 2011
NEH Summer Stipend Finalist, 2008-2009
Faculty Educational Leave, James Madison University, 2008-9
NEH Summer Stipend Finalist, James Madison Unviersity, 2007-2008
Edna T. Shaeffer Humanist Award, College of Arts and Letters, 2007
Stanley J. Kahrl Fellowship in Theatre History, Harvard University, 2007
Mellon Dissertation Fellowship (2003-4)
Bunneur Award (2001)
Bradley Fund Grant (2001)
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (1998-2002)

Pioneer Performances: Staging the Frontier, 1829-1893. Oxford: Oxford University Press,           2012.

"Minding the Body: Reading Melville's Body Language in Benito Cereno." Studies
          in the Novel
41:2 (Summer 2009): 157-177.

"Thomas Dartmouth Rice."  In American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia
          of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History
          Ed. Gina Misiroglu.  New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2008.

"What is It?: The Frontier, Melodrama, and Boucicault's Amalgamated Drama." The
          Journal of American Drama and Theatre
19:3 (Fall 2007): 5-33.

Review of Martin Puchner, Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the
(Princeton UP 2005) in Modern Drama 50:3 (Fall 2007): 465-7.

"Edwin Forrest's Redding Up: Elocution, Drama, and Performing the
          Frontier."  Comparative Drama 40:4 (Winter 2006-7): 455-81.

"Flaying Dutchman: Masochism, Minstrelsy, and the Gender Politics in Amiri
          Baraka's Dutchman," Callaloo 26:3 (Summer 2003): 796-812.

"'Incest is Best (When It's Kept in the Family)': Staging a Re-conceptualization of
          the Oedipal Family Matrix in Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive," Queen: A
          Journal of Rhetoric and Power
1:1 (2000).

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