Professor of English
Director of Graduate Studies in English
PhD in English, University of California – Santa Barbara (2002)
MA in English, University of California – Santa Barbara (1996)
BA in English, Wellesley College (1994)
Complete CV available online at: academia.edu.
My expertise lies in early modern literature (c. 1485-1642), with areas of specialization in sixteenth-century literature, early modern drama, and Shakespeare. My research focuses on the literary culture of the English legal societies, the Inns of Court, and the sixteenth-century reception of tragedies of the ancient Roman counsellor, philosopher, and tragedian, Seneca.
My teaching interests range widely and I enjoy the challenge of developing classes that cross disciplines, periods, and genres. The courses I teach regularly include: Composition, British Literature Survey, Genre Studies in Drama, Shakespeare, and Shakespeare in Performance, and topics-based upper-division and graduate classes in Renaissance literature.
Selected Awards and Honors
- Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 2011-12
- Master Teacher Award, ISU Distinguished Teacher Selection Committee, 2007 and 2010
- Research Fellowship, Idaho Humanities Council, spring 2009
- Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Aberdeen, 2003-04
Elizabethan Seneca: Three Tragedies (co-edited with James Ker), MHRA Tudor and Stuart Translations Series, vol. 8 (London: Modern Humanities Research Association, 2012). 340pp.
"A Note on Jasper Heywood's 'Free Compositions' in Troas (1559)" (co-authored with James Ker). Modern Philology 101:4 (2013), 564-75.
"Lyric Poetry at the Inns of Court: Forming a Professional Community." The Intellectual and Cultural World of the Early Modern Inns of Court. Ed. Jayne Archer, Elizabeth Goldring, Sarah Knight. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2011. 223–44.
"Literary Associations of the Middle Temple." History of the Middle Temple. Ed. Richard Havery. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011. 147–71.
"English Seneca: Heywood to Hamlet" in The Oxford Handbook in Tudor Literature. Ed. Mike Pincombe and Cathy Shrank. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2009. 472-89.
"National History to Foreign Calamity: A Mirror for Magistrates and Early English Tragedy." Shakespeare's Histories and Counter-Histories. Ed. Dermot Cavanagh, Stuart Hampton-Reeves, and Steve Longstaffe. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2006. 152-165.
"Seneca in Early Elizabethan England." Renaissance Quarterly 59:1 (2006): 29-58.
"Expanding the Political Nation: Gorboduc at the Inns of Court and Succession Revisited." Early Theatre: A Journal Associated with the Records of Early English Drama 8:1 (2005): 11-34.
"Love's Labor's Lost." The Greenwood Companion to Shakespeare: A Comprehensive Guide for Students. Ed. Joseph Rosenblum. 4vols. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005): 2:380-97.
"A Mirror for Magistrates and Public Political Discourse in Elizabethan England." Studies in Philology 101:4 (2004): 381-400.
- English 1101: English Composition
- English 1102: Critical Reading & Writing
- English 2211: Introduction to Literary Analysis
- English 2267: Survey Early British Literature
- English 3301: Writing about Literature
- English 3321: Genre Studies in Drama
- English 4463/5563: Renaissance Literature
- English 4491: Senior Seminar
- English 4476/5576: Shakespeare
- English 4477/5577: Shakespeare in Performance
- English 6663: Renaissance Seminar
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