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Robert Dryden

Professor of English

English

Hillyer College
860.768.4902 Hillyer Hall 262
Education

PhD in English, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

MA in English, University of New Orleans

BA in English and Creative Writing, Hampshire College


Robert Dryden is a professor of English. He teaches Introduction to Composition, Introduction to Literary Analysis, English Literature, Literature and Psychology.

"Hillyer students are interesting and interested," says Dryden. "When they experience success in my classroom, they work harder. They come to understand that the road to success is not a sprint; it’s a marathon, and well worth the miles."

Dryden's research interests include:

  • Jane Austen studies
  • Eighteenth and nineteenth-century adventure fiction
  • The eighteenth-century novel

Selected Publications

Dryden, Robert G. Jane Austen for Beginners.  Danbury, CT: For Beginners Books LLC, 2012. Print.

Dryden, Robert G. and Laurence Raw eds. Global Jane Austen: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Print.

Dryden, Robert G. “Inventing Jane: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community.” Global Jane Austen: Pleasure Passion and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community. New York, Palgrave Macmillan. 2013. 103-117. Print.

Dryden, Robert G. and Laurence Raw. “Introduction.” Global Jane Austen: Pleasure, Passion, and Possessiveness in the Jane Austen Community.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan. 2013.  1-11. Print.