Department of Literature
Additional Positions at AU
Professor Rubenstein's primary teaching interests include Modernist fiction, literature by Modernist and contemporary women writers, and feminist literary theory. She has published more than thirty articles and book chapters, as well as six books, two co-edited books, and one monograph: The Novelistic Vision of Doris Lessing: Breaking the Forms of Consciousness (1979); Boundaries of the Self: Gender, Culture, Fiction (1987); Home Matters: Longing and Belonging, Nostalgia and Mourning in Women's Fiction (2001); Reminiscences of Leonard Woolf (2005 - monograph); Virginia Woolf and the Russian Point of View (2009); Literary Half-Lives: Doris Lessing, Clancy Sigal, and roman a clef (2014); and Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook After Fifty (co-edited with Alice Ridout and Sandra Singer, 2015). She has co-edited, with her husband, AU Professor Emeritus Charles R. Larson, an anthology of short stories, Worlds of Fiction (1993; 2nd ed. 2001). At American University, she has been honored with several awards for teaching and scholarship, including the College of Arts and Sciences Award for Outstanding Teaching (twice) and its Senior Scholar Award. She was named American University's Scholar/Teacher of the Year in 1994.
Ph.D. in English Literature, University of London; B.A. in English, University of Colorado