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Vincent Lankewish

Vincent Lankewish

  • Drama: Theater History/Lit I
lankewish@waterwell.org

Vincent has been teaching literature, history, and culture at the high school, college, and graduate school levels for almost 30 years and is happy to be joining the Waterwell faculty.  At PPAS, he teaches 11th-grade English, 12th-grade humanities, AP English and Theater History.

Vincent earned a double B.A. in English and Journalism from NYU; an M.Phil. in 19th-Century British Literature from Merton College, University of Oxford; an Ed.M. in Educational Leadership from the Bank Street College of Education; and a Ph.D. in English Literature from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.

From 1998 to 2005, he was Asstistant Professor of English at Penn State University-University Park. A specialist in Victorian literature, he is completing a book manuscript, entitled Seeing Through the Marriage Plot: Same-Sex Marriage, Queer Vision, and the Rise of Ophthalmology in Victorian Literature.

In addition to his academic interests, Vincent is an avid fan of the performing arts.  He enjoys singing, as well as directing.  As a second tenor in the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus from 1994 to 1998, Vincent performed at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall with artists including Cyndi Lauper, cabaret and Broadway stars Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway, and opera legend Roberta Peters.  He has directed the annual PPAS HIV/AIDS Awareness Assembly since 2008.