MFA Creative Writing
Faculty and Staff
Professor of English
Joined Chatham : 1994
Academic Areas of Interest
Early modern literature, especially Shakespeare; Ecocritical and Ecofemnist approaches to literary and cultural texts.
Personal Areas of Interest
Dressage, Organic Gardening, Keeping Chickens, and Pottery.
Lynne Bruckner teaches in both the BA and MFA programs in English, and coordinates Women's Studies. She has been a faculty member at Chatham University since 1994. Her courses range from British I, to Women in Science Fiction, Ecofeminist Literature, and Ecocritical Shakespeare. Lynne has published on Chaucer, Sidney, Shakespeare, Jonson, Cavendish, Atwood, Bambi and Finding Nemo. Dr. Bruckner's work reflects on the historicity of emotion, constructions of gender, the nexus between the human and more than human worlds, and environmental degradation.
- Ph.D., Literatures in English, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.
- M.A., Literatures in English, Rutgers University, (October 1989).
- B.A., Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, cum laude, high departmental honors in English (February 1987).
- "Nature and the Difference 'She' Makes" in Eco-Feminist Approaches to Early Modernity. Eds. Jennifer Munroe and Rebecca Laroche. Palgrave, fall 2011.
- Ecocritical Shakespeare, Co-editor with Dan Brayton, forthcoming from Ashgate Press (spring 2011).
- Grief and Gender: 700-1700. Eds. Jennifer C. Vaught with Lynne Dickson Bruckner.
- “A Sense of Wonder in the Wonderful World of Disney?: Ecocriticism, Bambi, and Finding Nemo". Framing the World. Ed. Paula Willoquet, UVA.
- "Let Grief Convert to Anger’: Authority and Affect in Macbeth.” Macbeth: New Critical Essays. Nicholas Moschovakis, Routledge.
- “Surfacing in the Ecofeminist Classroom.” Atlantis: a Women’s Studies Journal.
- “Traveling in the Contact Zone: Study Abroad and Student Writing.” Co-author with Erica Johnson. Transformations.
- "Ben Jonson’s Branded Thumb and the Print of Textual Paternity” in Parenting and Printing. Ed. Douglas A. Brooks. Ashgate.
- Recycling the Mutilated Bower: We read nature, but do we know what it’s saying?” PORT
- “Deflection in the Mirror: Feminine Discourse in the Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale.” Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 1993.
- “Sidney’s Grotesque Muse: Fictional Excess and the Feminine in the Arcadias.” Renaissance Papers, 1992. Renaissance
- Modern Language Association
- Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
- Rensaissance Society of America
- Shakespeare Association of America
- Buhl Professorship, Chatham College, 2005-2006
- NEH summer stipend, Habits of Reading Seminar, Folger Shakespeare Library, summer 1997
- NEH focus grant participant, Greening the Humanities, Chatham College, summer 1996
- Spenser L. Eddy Award for best-published essay, Rutgers, 1994
- Spenser L. Eddy Award for best-published essay, Rutgers, 1993
- Excellence Fellowship, Rutgers University Graduate School, 1991-1992
- Twice named to Who’s Who in America’s Teachers (1998, 2004)
- "Human Humus." Internatiional Shakespeare Association, Prague, July 2011.
- "Titus Andronicus and the Failures of Ecological Reciprocity." Shakespeare Association of America, Boston, April 2012.
- 'No Island is a Fortress: Ecocriticism and Richard II." ISLE, June 2009
- “Flora’s Flowers and Fruitful Bowers: Nature’s Arranged Marriage,” Shakespeare Association (SAA)