Wheeler, Lesley 1967-

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WHEELER, Lesley 1967-

PERSONAL: Born September 25, 1967, in NY; daughter of William (a civil engineer) and Patricia (a teacher's assistant) Wheeler; married Christopher Gavaler (a writer), 1993; children: Madeleine, Cameron. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Rutgers University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1989; Princeton University, Ph.D., 1994. Politics: Democrat.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of English, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, assistant professor, 1994-2000, associate professor of English, 2000—, chair of women's studies, 2003-05.

MEMBER: Modernist Studies Association, Modern Languages Association, Phi Beta Kappa.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow, American Association of University Women, 1996.


The Poetics of Enclosure: American Women Poets from Dickinson to Dove, University of Tennessee Press (Knoxville, TN), 2002.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Voiceprints: Sound and Presence in American Poetry from the 1920s to the Present, completion expected 2006; Talking to Strangers, a poetry collection.