Rattner, Ashley

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Assistant Professor of English

Email: arattner@tusculum.edu

Direct Line: 423-787-8327
Campus Phone: Ext. 8327
Campus Mail: P.O.
Office: Annie Hogan Byrd 123
Department: College of Civic and Liberal Arts
Campus or Site Location: Greeneville



Dr. Ashley Rattner is an assistant professor of English at Tusculum University.

Specializing in early and nineteenth-century American literature and culture, Dr. Rattner studies reform, dissent, utopian radicalism, performance, and print. She is currently at work on a book manuscript titled The Crass Materiality of Utopia: Publishing Communitarian Reform in Nineteenth-Century America. Dr. Rattner has essays forthcoming in J19 and Nathaniel Hawthorne Review as well as reviews in Los Angeles Review of Books, Journal of American Studies, and forthcoming in African American Literature. She served as a short-term research fellow at the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library in 2019 and has delivered public lectures at the Maine Historical Society and Heritage Alliance. Alongside Dr. Rachel Boccio, Dr. Rattner will co-chair the C19 Podcast subcommittee for the 2022-2024 term. Dr. Rattner teaches the Specialized Internship course for English majors at Tusculum and serves as the QEP liaison for the College of Civic and Liberal Arts.

  • PhD, Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Memphis, 2018
  • MA, English, University of Memphis, 2013
  • BA, English, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2010