Lauren Schachter


Research Interests: 

Eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British prose; romanticism; grammar; aesthetics; genre theory; language philosophy; sociohistorical linguistics; poetry and poetics.


Review of Laura Mandell, Breaking the Book: Print Humanities in the Digital Age (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015). Romantic Circles Praxis (Spring 2017): 3 ms. pp.

Review of Anne Waldman, Jaguar Harmonics: Person Woven of Tesserae (Post-Apollo Press, 2014), Chicago Review 58:3/4 (Elliott Carter: Settings, 2014): 324-327.


Lauren Ann Schachter received her BA (2008) and MA (2010) in English Literature from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is currently working on a dissertation about rule-boundedness in eighteenth century discussions of grammar, genre, and social norms: Deviant Standards in the Long Romantic Period (1760-1830).


Teaching Experience: 

  • Lecturer, “Framing the Nation in the Long Eighteenth Century.” University of Chicago, Spring 2017.
  • Course Assistant, “Aesthetics of Media.” Profs. W.J.T. Mitchell and Janice Misurell-Mitchell, University of Chicago, Winter 2016.
  • Course Assistant, “History of the Novel.” Prof. Maud Ellmann, University of Chicago, Fall 2015.
  • Course Assistant, “Shakespeare I: Histories & Comedies.” Prof. Richard Strier, University of Chicago, Winter 2015.
  • Teaching Assistant, “Literatures of the Black Atlantic.” Prof. Shelly Rosenblum, University of British Columbia, Winter 2008 & Winter 2009.
  • Teaching Assistant, “Introduction to Fiction.” Prof. Glenn Deer, University of British Columbia, Spring 2009.
  • Tutor with the University of Chicago Writing Program (training completed in 2015, tutor since Winter 2017).