Cynthia Scheinberg

Cynthia Scheinberg
Cynthia ScheinbergProfessor of English Literature

Contact Information

(401) 254-3828cscheinberg@rwu.eduGlobal Heritage Hall 315

Areas of Expertise

ENGLISH LITERARY STUDIES: 19th-century British Literature, literature by women, poetry, literature and religion, Jewish Studies, Jewish-Christian Literary relations, Bible as literature, teaching and learning in higher education


BA degree:  Harvard-Radcliffe College
Ph.D. Rutgers University

Dr. Scheinberg is an internationally known scholar who has published widely on intersections between Victorian literature, religion, women writers, and Jewish studies; her publications include the book, Women’s Poetry and Religion in Victorian England: Jewish Identity and Christian Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2002) as well as a wide range of journal articles, book chapters and reviews; she has ongoing research on Jewish-Christian literary relations in nineteenth-century England. Scheinberg also does research on humanities pedagogy, designing faculty development projects and developing workshops on intersections between academic research, teaching, and student learning in higher education. Her past awards and honors include grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Harvard Divinity School, the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, the Teagle Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson/Mellon Fellowship Foundation.