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 231: Early English Drama
English 342: Renaissance Literature
English 393: Shakespeare’s Comedies and Histories
English 394: Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Romances
Humanities 102: The World of Ideas, 700-1600
Illinois Wesleyan University Award for Teaching Excellence (Pantagraph Award, 2006)
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 1989
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, 1983: “Shakespeare and the Problem of Genre,” directed by Professor Marjorie Garber, Harvard University
Phi Beta Kappa
—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.
Tenured, at IWU since 1980; next sabbatical, 2021-22
Shakespearean adaptatons, Renaissance poetry and drama, feminist theory.