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Associate Professor of English


Ph.D., English, University of California at Berkeley, 1983
M.A., English, University of California at Berkeley, 1973
B.A., cum laude, University of Illinois-Urbana, 1971

Courses Frequently Taught:
Gateway 100: In Another Country
Humanities 102: World of Ideas, 5th-16th Centuries
English 170: A Woman’s Place
English 222: Shakespeare's Shrews

English 393: Shakespeare’s Comedies and Histories
English 394: Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Romances

Illinois Wesleyan University Award for Teaching Excellence (Pantagraph Award, 2006)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1989
Phi Beta Kappa

Selected Publications/Presentations:
—Reviewer for Choice (Current Reviews for Academic Libraries)
—Panelist, “Teaching Shakespeare post 9/11.” Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Nov. 2003.
—“Double Agents: Subjectivity in The Spanish Tragedy.” Paper presented at The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 1999.
—“Teaching New Historically,” Paper presented at the Shakespeare Association of America, April 1998.
—“’Subjected thus,/How can you tell me I am king?’: Teaching Subjectivity in Richard the Second. Paper contributed to seminar on Pedagogy and Early Modern Classrooms at the Shakespeare Association of America, April 1993.
—“Representing Cleopatra.” “In Another Country: Feminist Perspectives on Renaissance Drama, ed. Dorothea Kehler and Susan Baker. Metuchen and London: The Scarecrow Press, 1991. 36-49.

Faculty Status:
Tenured, at IWU since 1980; next sabbatical, 2021-22

Research Interests:
Shakespearean adaptatons, Renaissance poetry and drama, feminist theory.