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Rebecca Merrick Rush

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
Bryan Hall 338-B
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D. Yale University 2017
B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2010
ENGL 2506: Studies in Poetry
Credits: 3
Examines the poetic techniques and conventions of imagery and verse that poets have used across the centuries. Exercises in scansion, close reading, and framing arguments about poetry. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENLT 2555: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Usually an introduction to non-traditional or specialized topics in literary studies, (e.g., native American literature, gay and lesbian studies, techno-literacy, Arthurian romance, Grub Street in eighteenth-century England, and American exceptionalism). For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 2599: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Usually an introduction to non-traditional or specialized topics in literary studies, (e.g., native American literature, gay and lesbian studies, techno-literacy, Arthurian romance, Grub Street in eighteenth-century England, and American exceptionalism). For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENRN 3110: Literature of the Renaissance
Credits: 3
Surveys sixteenth-century English prose, poetry and drama. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 3220: The Seventeenth Century
Credits: 3
Surveys the prose, poetry and drama of the earlier seventeenth century. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 3520: Studies in Renaissance Literature
Credits: 3
Topics vary. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENRN 3559: New Course in Renaissance Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Renaissance Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENRN 4500: Advanced Studies in Renaissance Literature
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year. Recent examples are `Renaissance Word and Image' and `Masks of Desire.' For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 4520: Seminar in Renaissance Literature
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year. Recent examples are `Renaissance Word and Image' and `Masks of Desire.' For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–4
For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: third year, fourth year, English major or minor, AAS major or minor.
ENGL 5830: Introduction to World Religions, World Literatures
Credits: 3
An interdisciplinary course that includes the following elements: studies in the textual traditions of particular religions; studies in literary theory; studies in literary traditions; the application of literary theory to studies in religious text traditions; and the application of the history of religions to the study of literary canons.
ENGL 8110: Medieval Transitions to the Renaissance
Credits: 3
For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.English and Scottish literature from Chaucer to the sixteenth century.
ENRN 8500: Studies in Renaissance Literature
Credits: 3
New course in Studies in Renaissance Literature
ENGL 8520: Studies in Renaissance Literature
Credits: 3
New course in Studies in Renaissance Literature

Best Essay Accepted for Publication. Yale University. 2017.

Robert M. Leylan Dean’s Scholar Award. Yale University. 2015.

Dissertation Completion Fellowship. Yale University. 2015-2016.

H.P. Kraus Fellowship in Early Books and Manuscripts. Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. 2014.