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Jeanine Casler

Lecturer, The Cook Family Writing Program

PhD, University of Georgia; MA, University of Pennsylvania

Since 2002 Jeanine Casler has taught courses in writing, literature, and engineering communication in Northwestern University’s Cook Family Writing Program and the School of Professional Studies. She is Faculty Chair at Hobart, the Women’s Residential College.

Casler has published articles on the eighteenth-century British novel, editing theory, American and British satire, representations of aging in literature, and issues of race and gender in 20th century women’s writing. Her doctoral dissertation, the first modern edition of Clara Reeve’s 1791 novel The School for Widows, was published by the University of Delaware Press in 2000. Her current project is a book on women writing satire during the long 18th century, with a particular focus on Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth, and Frances Burney.

Leveraging her experience editing and writing for WHYY and the American College of Physicians in Philadelphia, she focuses on revision in the DTC classroom, emphasizing the connection between the iterative processes of writing and design.