Dr. Elizabeth Gruber
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Education: Ph.D. in English
Courses Most Commonly Taught: Survey of British Literature from the Middle Ages to 1800; Shakespeare; Introduction to Literature; Composition; Advanced Topics in British Literature
Courses Developed: I have created courses focusing on Shakespearean adaptation, which I taught as both a liberal arts seminar and an upper-level literature course. I have also created specialized courses focusing on key aspects of English Renaissance literature; these have been offered as advanced literature courses.
Research Areas: Shakespeare, Shakespearean adaptation, Renaissance literature and culture, ecocritical approaches to Renaissance texts.
“Building the Necropolis: Killing Mother/Nature in The Spanish Tragedy and Titus Andronicus. Forthcoming, LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory.
“Back to the Future: Ecological Crisis and Recalcitrant Memory in The Tempest and Tar Baby. LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 21.4 (2010): 223-41.
“Insurgent Flesh: Epistemology and Violence in Othello and Mariam.” Rpt. in Ashgate Critical Essays on Women Writers in England, 1550-1700: Elizabeth Cary. Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate, 2009.
“Practical Magic: Empathy and Alienation in Harlem Duet.” LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 19.4 (October 2008): 346-66.
“Erotic Politics Reconsidered: Desdemona's Challenge to Othello.” Borrowers & Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation. 3.2 (Spring/Summer 2008).
“‘No Woman Would Die Like That’: Stage Beauty as Corrective Counter-Point to Othello.” Situating the Feminist Gaze and Spectatorship in Post World War II Cinema. Ed. Marcelline Block. New Castle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
“Dead Girls Do It Better: Gazing Rights and the Production of Knowledge in Othello and Oroonoko.” LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory 14 (2003): 99-117.
“Insurgent Flesh: Epistemology and Violence in Othello and Mariam.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 32 (2003): 393-410.
Areas of Expertise: Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, Adaptation, Literary Theory