Department of English 1937 Vestal Av.
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
404 Taper Hall 90026, USA
Los Angeles, CA, 90089 Cell: (213) 271-5092
USA Email: email@example.com
(All degrees in English Literature)
PhD, University of Southern California (2007-)
Dissertation: “Popular Jurisprudence in Early Modern Literature”; Advisor: Rebecca Lemon.
MA, University of Chicago (2005-6)
Thesis: “Liminality and Antitheatrical Polemics: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night”; Advisor: David
BA (Hon.), University of Toronto (2001-5)
Renaissance drama and prose, law and literature, religion, book history, rhetoric, theory.
JOURNAL ARTICLES (PEER-REVIEWED)
“Before the Right to Remain Silent: The Examinations of Anne Askew and Elizabeth Young.” Sixteenth
Century Journal. (Forthcoming in 2012)
“‘He Only Talks’: Arruntius and the Formation of Interpretive Communities in Ben Jonson’s Sejanus.”
Ben Jonson Journal 18.1 (2011): 126-140.
“John Davies,” “John Dowland,” and “John Marston.” The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance
Literature. 3 Vols. Ed. Garrett Sullivan et al. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
The Changeling. By Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. Director Joe Hill-Gibbins. Young Vic,
London. 25 Feb. 2012. Cahiers Élisabéthains. (Forthcoming in 2012)
“The Politics of Shakespearean Criticism: Lear, Tolstoy, and Orwell,” Pacific Ancient and Modern
Language Association, Claremont, CA, 6 Nov. 2011.
“The Progress of Justice in Henry IV, Part 2: A Walk through Medieval London with the Lord Chief
Justice,” Seminar on “Henry IV, Part 2,” Shakespeare Association of America, Bellevue, WA,
7 Apr. 2011.
“Variations on a Theme: Different Depictions of ‘Perceptual Competence’ in The Winter’s Tale, Legal
Literature, and Contemporary Scholarship,” Seminar on “Publics and the Public Stage,”
Shakespeare Association of America, Chicago, IL, 1 Apr. 2010.
“Renaissance Legal Chatter,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities, Providence,
RI, 20 Mar. 2010.
“Before the Right to Remain Silent: The Examinations of Anne Askew and Elizabeth Young,” Panel on
“Law and Literature,” Renaissance Society of America, Los Angeles, CA, 21 Mar. 2009.
“The Cur: Class and Classification in Of English Dogs and The Witch of Edmonton,” Panel on “Literary
Reflections on the Animal-Human Boundary in Jacobean England,” Pacific Coast Conference on
British Studies, San Diego, CA, 14 Mar. 2009.
“Post-Mortem: Elizabethan Literature on the Murder of George Sanders,” Colloquium, Institute for
British and Irish Studies, USC, 21 Oct. 2010.
“Embodied Legal Experiences,” Works in Progress, Art History Department, USC, 6 Mar. 2009.
“Before the Right to Remain Silent,” Table Talk I of III: “What’s Modern about the Early Modern?”
English Department, USC, 25 Feb. 2009.
LECTURES & INTERVIEWS
Guest lectured on “Anne Askew” for ENGL 421, Professor Lemon, USC, 15 Sept. 2010.
Interviewed for “The Children of Henry VIII” and “Love in the Tudor Court,” The Tudors, Season 4
DVD, Showtime, 15 June 2010.
FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
Dissertation Fellowship, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, 2012-3.
Visiting Fellowship (non-stipendiary), Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, University of
Toronto, April-May 2012.
Research Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Research Group of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture,
Advanced Merit Fellowship, English Department, USC, 2011-2.
Summer Dissertation Fellowship Award, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, 2011.
Graduate Student Travel Award, Shakespeare Association of America, 2011.
Summer Dissertation Fellowship Award, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, 2010.
Graduate Student Award, Center for Law, History, and Culture, USC, 2009.
Graduate Professionalization Initiative for “Table Talks,” Group Award (shared with Matthew Carillo-
Vincent and Meghan Boyle), USC, 2009.
Conference Travel Grant, English Department, USC, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman Graduate Award, Victoria College, University of Toronto, 2005.
Regent In-Course Scholarship, Victoria College, University of Toronto, 2004.
(Sole instructor for all courses)
Instructor, Writing Seminar, Thematic Option (Freshman Honor’s Program), USC (14 students)
Spring 2011 Core 112, “Close Encounters: Plotting Cultural Difference”
Fall 2010 Core 111, attached to “Cultures and Values: Inspiration”
Spring 2010 Core 112, “Revolutions in Reading”
Fall 2009 Core 111, attached to “Cultures and Values: Inspiration”
Assistant lecturer, Writing Seminar, Writing Program, USC (18 students per class)
Spring 2009 Writing 140, attached to “Diversity and Racial Conflict” (SOC 142)
Fall 2008 Writing 140, attached to “Environment and Ethics” (ENST 150)
Spring 2008 Writing 140, attached to “Law, Politics, and Public Policy” (POSC 130)
Fall 2007 Writing 140, attached to “Law, Politics, and Public Policy” (POSC 130)
Presiding officer & chair, “Shakespeare and Related Topics,” PAMLA Conference, Oct. 2012.
Assistant organizer, Colloquium, Institute for British and Irish Studies, USC, 2010-1.
Student mentor for incoming graduate student, English Department, USC, 2008-2011.
Webmaster for “English Graduate Studies at USC” (http://englishgraduate.wordpress.com), 2010-present.
Co-organizer and co-moderator for Table Talks, English Department, USC, 2009.
Senator, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, USC, Jan.-May 2009.
Treasurer, Association for English Graduate Students, USC, 2008-2009.
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English
Modern Language Association
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
Renaissance Society of America
Shakespeare Association of America
French (advanced), Latin (beginner), Chinese-Mandarin (intermediate).
(Letters available upon request)
Rebecca Lemon Cynthia B. Herrup
Professor of English, USC Professor of History and Law, USC
(213) 740-3732 (213) 740-1657
Bruce R. Smith Heather James
Professor of English, USC Professor of English, USC
(213) 740-2814 (213) 740-3740
Pennelope Von Helmolt
Director of Thematic Option Program, USC
Last updated: 2012/07/13