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Cynthia Chase, professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University, received her PhD from Yale University in 1981.  Her publications include Decomposing Figures: Rhetorical Readings in the Romantic Tradition (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986) and articles on theory, Romanticism, and psychoanalysis; and a Longmans Critical Reader, Romanticism, introduced and edited by her (New York and London: Longmans, 2003).