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					                                             Curriculum Vitae

                                           Penelope Geng

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: pgeng@usc.edu


EDUCATION
(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
      Bevington.

BA (Hon.), University of Toronto (2001-5)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Renaissance drama and prose, law and literature, religion, book history, rhetoric, theory.

PUBLICATIONS

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.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

“John Davies,” “John Dowland,” and “John Marston.” The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance
       Literature. 3 Vols. Ed. Garrett Sullivan et al. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

THEATRE REVIEWS

The Changeling. By Thomas Middleton and William Rowley. Director Joe Hill-Gibbins. Young Vic,
       London. 25 Feb. 2012. Cahiers Élisabéthains. (Forthcoming in 2012)
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CONFERENCES

“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.

PRESENTATIONS

“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,
        USC, 2012.
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.
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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.

TEACHING
(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)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

MEMBERSHIP

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

LANGUAGES
French (advanced), Latin (beginner), Chinese-Mandarin (intermediate).

REFERENCES
(Letters available upon request)

ACADEMIC
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Rebecca Lemon                              Cynthia B. Herrup
Professor of English, USC                  Professor of History and Law, USC
(213) 740-3732                             (213) 740-1657
rlemon@usc.edu                             herrup@usc.edu

Bruce R. Smith                             Heather James
Professor of English, USC                  Professor of English, USC
(213) 740-2814                             (213) 740-3740
brucesmi@usc.edu                           hjames@usc.edu

TEACHING

Pennelope Von Helmolt
Director of Thematic Option Program, USC
(213) 740-2961
vonhelm@usc.edu




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