1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071
The Outreach SchoolDept. 3106University of Wyoming1000 E. University AvenueLaramie, Wyoming 82071(333 Wyoming Hall)(o) 307-766-3152(fax) 307-766-3485
1987 Ph.D. Renaissance English Literature, Stanford University
1981 M.A. with distinction in English, University of New Mexico
1974 B.A. cum laude Smith College in English
2001-present Professor, Department of English, University of Wyoming
2014-present Humanities Institute (newly founded) Faculty, University of Wyoming
1986-present Honors Program Faculty, University of Wyoming
1988-present Co-appointment, Gender and Women’s Studies Department Faculty, University of Wyoming
1992-2001 Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Wyoming
1990-92 Fellow, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University
1986-1992 Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Wyoming
2013-present Dean of the Outreach School, University of Wyoming
2013-2014 As A.C.E. Fellow (http://www.acenet.edu/leadership/programs/Pages/ACE-Fellows-Program.aspx), Special Projects Advisor to the Provost at the University of Wyoming; to the President and Provost of Claremont Graduate University; to the Dean of Students, Claremont McKenna College; and to the President, Wabash College
2011-2013 Graduate Director, Department of English, University of Wyoming
2004-2007 Chair, Department of English, University of Wyoming
2001-2005 Graduate Co-Director, Department of English, University of Wyoming
1997-1998 Chair of the Faculty Senate, University of Wyoming
1996-1999 Director of Undergraduate Honors, University of Wyoming
2015 Celebrating Diversity “Stellar” Award for Service, University of Wyoming Committee on Women and People of Color
2012-13 A.C.E. Fellow (American Council on Education)
2012 Voted “Top Ten Teacher,” College of Arts and Sciences, University of Wyoming
2011 Ellbogen Award for Meritorious Classroom Teaching, University of Wyoming
2011 Times Literary Supplement illustrated Review of Pens and Needles
2010 Award for Outstanding Merit in Research, University of Wyoming
2010 Huntington Library/British Academy Research Fellowship
2009-10 Folger Shakespeare Library Fellowship
2007 Faculty Development Award, College of A&S, University of Wyoming
2000 “Best Essay of 1999" Award, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
2000 Beatrice Gallatin Beuf “Golden Apple” Award for Freshman Teaching, University of Wyoming
1999 Mortar Board Teaching Award
1999 Selected as Presenter, President’s Annual Lecture Series, University of Wyoming
1998 Voted “Top Twenty Teacher,” College of Arts and Sciences, University of Wyoming
1997 Interview with Scott Simon about the film Elizabeth, Weekend Edition, National Public Radio
1995-96 National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College and University Teachers
1995 Slater Award for Undergraduate Teaching, Department of English
1994 Mortar Board Teaching Award
1994 Award for Outstanding Merit in Research, University of Wyoming
1993 Faculty Development Award, College of Arts and Sciences
1989 Mortar Board Teaching Award
1988 Faculty Development Award, University of Wyoming
1985-86 Whiting Foundation Fellow, Stanford University
1982-85 Stanford University English Department Fellow
2014-present Appointed State Coordinator, A.C.E. Women’s Network
2014-2015 Leadership Wyoming Statewide Program
2013-present UWLEAD Leadership Program for Department Heads and Associate Deans, organized with 4 other deans
2012-2013 American Council on Education (A.C.E.) Fellow
2013 Certified in Strategic Planning, Society of College and University Planning
2013 A.C.E. Women’s Leadership Forum
2011 Academic & Student Affairs Leaders Conference, University of Wyoming
2010 Invited Speaker, Panel on Women in Administration, Attending to Women in Early Modern England Conference
2004-2007 Participant, Associated Departments of English Training Conferences for Department Chairs (Modern Language Association)
2004-2007 Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Arts and Sciences
2005, 2006 Invited Speaker, Best Practices for New Heads Panel, A&S
1996-1998 Executive Board, National Organization of Faculty Governance (formerly Western States Association of Faculty Governance)
AS DEAN OF THE OUTREACH SCHOOL, I have worked collaboratively to accomplish the following:
AS HEAD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING ENGLISH DEPARTMENT, I worked collaboratively to accomplish the following:
AS CHAIR OF THE FACULTY SENATE, I worked collaboratively to accomplish the following:
A.C.E. FELLOW, 2012-13 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2015 Committee to Review the University Honors Program
2014-present Founding member, Committee on Women and People of Color
2014-present Co-Chair, Outreach School / Student Affairs Research and Planning Enclave
2013-present Chair, International Education Steering Committee, which leads university efforts to internationalize UW (members are the Deans and VPs)
2013-present Graduate Council of the Faculty Senate (ex-officio)
2013-present Course Approval Committee of the Faculty Senate (ex-officio)
2013-14 Saturday University Task Force
2012-13 A.C.E. Project, report on Best Practices for Freshman Seminars
2013 Member, First-Year Success Committee
2010-13 Elected member from Arts & Sciences, University Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee
2005-07 Member, Synergy Committee (first-year program for at-risk students)
2001-03 Elected Member for A&S, University Studies Committee
2000-03 Elected Member for A&S, Faculty Grievance Committee
1998-99 Search Committee, Vice President for Academic Affairs
1997-98 Chair, Faculty Senate
1995-99 Elected Member, Faculty Senate Executive Committee
1997 Committee, Report on the Graduate School
1996-97 Chair-elect, Faculty Senate
1996-97 Chair, Committee on Committees
1996-97 Faculty Liaison to ASUW (student government)
1995-96 Secretary, Faculty Senate
1995-96 Faculty Liaison to Staff Senate
1994-00 Faculty Senator, English Department
1992-98 Women’s Studies Committee
1992-94 Women’s Studies Curriculum Committee
1992-95 Graduate Council
1994-95 Committee to Review the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
2006-09 Committee on Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion, College of Arts and Sciences (200+ lecturer and professorial cases annually)
2005-2008 A&S Board of Visitors
2005-07 Heads’ Council, A&S (advisory to the dean on budget and policy)
2006-09 A&S Student Fees / Instructional Equipment Committee
1995-1998 Student Computing Fees Committee
2010-13 Chair, ad hoc Ph.D. Proposal Committee (submitted 2014)
2011-12 M.A. Director
2004-07 Department Head
2000-05 Graduate Advisor
2001-03 Chair of Committee to Revise the M.A. Program
1996; 1998-2002, 2011-12 Chair of Personnel (R,P&T) Committee
1986-89; 1991-96; 1997-2002 Personnel Committee
2001-02 Writing Programs Committee
1995-2001 Scholarship Committee
1991-93; 2000-01 Academic Professional Lecturer Committee
Statewide and Regional Service:
2014-present WICHE Executive Committee
2014-present Credit-Transfer Initiative with our 7 Community Colleges
2014-present Wind River Reservation – University of Wyoming Educational Task Force and Subcommittees
2014-1015 WICHE Passport Planning with Laramie County Community College
2013-2014 Strategic Partnerships Initiative
2013-present Dean, Outreach School, University of Wyoming
2013-present Wyoming Public Television Council
2013-present International Board of Advisors, University of Wyoming
2011-present Initiated Distance M.A. in English program; now in 2nd cohort
2006 Hathaway Task Force. Recommended the secondary-school curriculum for students qualifying for the Wyoming State Hathaway Endowment Scholarship
2004-07 Revitalized Wyoming Writing Project
2004-07 Partnered with Public Schools-University Partnership, organizing paper sessions at Wyoming English Education Conference and participating in statewide literacy events
2000-present Annual visit to Laramie High School AP English classes to discuss Shakespeare, Stoppard, and to recruit for the University Honors Program
1994 NEH grant to bring high school teachers to Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Conference
1986-present Lectures and discussion groups sponsored across the state
2013-present Chair of International Education Steering Committee (IESC)
2014-2015 Working with IESC, fund-raised for and created English Language
Center, an Intensive English Program for International Students; its new Director reports to me.
2015 Partnered with Department of Modern and Classical Languages to rethink
ESL courses, and bridge courses from English Language Center to ESL.
2015 Representative, University of Wyoming Delegation to Pforzheim Technical University, Germany
2014 Leader, University of Wyoming Delegation to the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
2013 Representative, University of Wyoming Delegation to the University of Costa Rica, the University for Peace, the Costa Rica Distance State University, the Costa Rica Higher Education Accreditation Department, and to the Minister of Education, Costa Rica
2013 Representative, University of Wyoming Delegation to the University of the Americas Puebla, Benemerita Autonomous University of Pueblo, Popular Autonomous University of the State of Pueblo, and to the Minister of Education, Puebla, Mexico
Pens and Needles: Women's Textualities in Early Modern England. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, July 2010. Ebook edition 2011, Paperback edition, 2013. 302 pages.
Co-editor with Karen Robertson. Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: Women's Alliances in Early Modern England. New York: Oxford University Press, Hardback and paperback 1999, Kindle edition, 2013. 350 pages.
Elizabeth I: The Competition for Representation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993; second edition (paperback) 1997, Kindle edition 2013. 228 pages
Refereed Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Shorter Pieces
“Bess of Hardwick’s Gynocracy in Textiles.” In Bess of Hardwick. Ed. Lisa Hopkins. Manchester: University of Manchester Press. Forthcoming 2017.
“Afterword.” With Karen Robertson. In The Politics of Female Alliance in Early Modern Literature and Culture. Ed. Niamh O’Leary and Christina Luckyj. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Press. Forthcoming 2016.
“Women and Needlecrafts.” Oxford Bibliographies on the Renaissance and Reformation. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming 2016.
“Women’s Self-Perceptions Through Early Modern Needlework.” A Companion to Textile Culture. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Forthcoming 2016.
“Specters of Female Sovereignty in Shakespeare’s Plays.” A Handbook of Shakespeare and Embodiment: Gender, Sexuality, Race. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ed. Valerie Traub. Forthcoming 2015.
"Embroidery, Women and Fashion in the Early Modern Period." In The Fashion History Reader: Global Perspectives. Ed. Giorgio Riello and Peter McNeil. London: Routledge, 2010, pp. 111-114.
“Elizabeth When a Princess: Early Self-representations in a Portrait and a Letter.” In The Body of the Queen: Gender and Rule in the Courtly World, 1500-2000. Ed. Regina Schulte. New York: Berghahn Books, 2006, pp. 43-60.
“Elizabeth I” in Oxford Encyclopedia of English Literature. Ed. David Kastan. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 269-274.
“Anne of Denmark and Historical Contextualization in Shakespeare and Fletcher’s Henry VIII.” In Privileged Women and Politics in Early Modern England. Ed. James Daybell. London: Ashgate/Scolar Press. 2004, pp. 181-193.
“Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury (Bess of Hardwick), Embroidered panel “Diana and Actaeon” (1597). In Reading Early Modern Women: An Anthology of Texts in Manuscript and Print, 1550-1700. Ed. Helen Ostovich and Elizabeth Sauer. London: Routledge, 2004, pp. 474-75.
“Courtly Entertainments.” Catalogue of the Exhibition Commemorating the Four Hundredth Anniversary of Elizabeth’s Death. Ed. David Starkey and Susan Doran. Greenwich: National Maritime Museum, 2003, pp. 73-80.
“Queens and the Structure of History in Henry VIII.” The Blackwell Companions to Shakespeare: The Poems, Problem Comedies, Late Plays. Ed. Richard Dutton and Jean Howard. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003, pp. 427-444.
“Materializing Authorship in Esther Inglis’s Books.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Duke), fall 2002, 32:3, pp. 469-492; issue edited by Maureen Quilligan.
“Elizabeth als Prinzessin: Frühe Selbstdarstellung in Portrait und Brief.” Der Koeper der Koenigen. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2002, pp. 49-66.
“Incest and Authority in Pericles, Prince of Tyre.” In Thicker than Water: Incest and the Literary Imagination. Ed. Elizabeth Barnes. University of Florida Press, 2002, pp. 39-58.
“Of Chastity and Rape: Edmund Spenser Confronts Elizabeth I in The Fairie Queene.” In Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature. Ed. Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose. New York: Palgrave, 2001, pp. 353-379.
“Women’s Relations to Textiles in Othello and Cymbeline.” In Early Modern Visual Culture. Ed. Clark Hulse and Peter Erikson. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000, pp. 215-250.
“Abstract of ‘Screening the Queen: Elizabeth out of Hollywood by Popular Genres.’” In PMLA October 2000 (115:5).
“Maternal Textualities.” In Maternal Measures: Figuring Caregiving in the Early Modern Period. Ed. Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh. Ashgate: Burlington, Vermont, 2000, pp. 224-238. (collection won “Best Collaborative Project” Award, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women).
Co-author with Karen Robertson. “Introduction.” In Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: Women’s Alliances in Early Modern England (OUP, 1999), pp. 3-17.
“Sewing Connections: Elizabeth Tudor, Elizabeth Talbot, Mary Stuart, and Anonymous Seventeenth-Century Needleworkers.” In Maids and Mistresses, pp. 165-82.
“Re-visoning the Renaissance: On the Perils and Pleasures of Reviewing the Past.” Introduction to a gathering of essays co-edited with Sara Jayne Steen. Quidditas, vol. 20: 1999.
"Of Chastity and Violence: Elizabeth I and Edmund Spenser in the House of Busirane." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (University of Chicago Press), vol. 20 (autumn, 1994), pp. 49-78.
"The Myth of Elizabeth at Tilbury." Sixteenth Century Journal vol. 23 (spring, 1992), pp. 95-114.
Shakespeare Quarterly, Biography, Literature and History, Renaissance and Reformation, Renaissance Quarterly, Shakespeare Studies, Arthuriana, British History, Early Modern Theatre
Publications in Progress
Book manuscript in progress: "Mary Queen of Scots: Agency and Multi-National Identity." (working title: Not Another Biography of Mary Queen of Scots)
Co-editor, with Caroline McCracken-Flesher and Susan Aronstein. Ever Afters: Princess Diana and Stories Past and Present.
Co-author. “Introduction.” In Ever Afters: Princess Diana and Stories of Past and Present.
“Off With Their Heads: Princess Diana, Anne Boleyn, and the Royal Male Court.” In Ever Afters: Princess Diana and Stories Past and Present.
American Council on Education, A.C.E. Women’s Network, Society for College and University Planning, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education), Educational Advisory Board, University Professional and Continuing Education Association, Society for College and University Planning, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (C.A.S.E.), Shakespeare Association, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, Modern Language Association, Renaissance Society of America, Sixteenth Century Society, Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, Spenser Society, Medieval Feminist Newsletter, Association of Departments of English.
Board Memberships and Offices: 2013-present, Member, Wyoming Public Television Council; 2013-present, Member, International Board of Advisors University of Wyoming; 2003 Chair, Modern Language Association (MLA) Shakespeare Division; 1999-2004 elected member, MLA Shakespeare Division; 2003-06 elected delegate to MLA General Assembly; President, Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA); Executive Board member RMMRA 1986-present; RMMRA Awards Committee, ongoing; 2001-02 Chair of Awards Committee, RMMRA. 1998-99 chair of Nominating Committee, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women; 1996-98 Spenser Society executive committee member and Awards Committee member; 1997 chair of Awards Committee, Sixteenth Century Society
Manuscript Refereeing: Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Kentucky Press, University of Massachusetts Press, University of Pennsylvania Press, Palgrave/Bedford/St. Martin’s, Ashgate/Scolar Press, Thalia, Renaissance Quarterly, Shakespeare Quarterly, PMLA, Sixteenth Century Journal, ELH, Studies in English Literature, Renaissance and Reformation, Modern Philology, Shakespeare Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Early Modern Theatre
2015 “The Tapestries of Mary Queen of Scots,” Renaissance Society of America, Berlin
2013 “Mary Queen of Scots: Courtly Appropriations,” Plenary Speaker, Northwest Renaissance Conference
2012 “Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots in Shakespeare: Contours of Presence and Absence,” Strode Lecture, University of Alabama
2012 “Seventeenth-Century Women Needleworkers and the King James Bible,” King James Bible Symposium, University of Wyoming
2012 “When Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots Never Met,” Keynote Address, Wooden O Symposium
2011 “Historicizing the Queen: Walter Scott’s Mary Queen of Scots,” International Walter Scott Conference
2011 "The Wills of Mary Queen of Scots," Shakespeare Association of America
2011 “Educating Queens: Elizabeth Tudor and Marie Stuart,” invited lecture, Center for British and Irish Studies, University of Colorado
2011 "Mary Queen of Scots at Fontainebleau," Renaissance Society of America (RSA), Montreal.
2010 "Reconsidering Mary Queen of Scots," Annual Denys Hay Lecture, University of Edinburgh
2010 "Bess of Hardwick's Chatsworth Workshop: Assembling a Personal Iconography," Renaissance Society of America, Venice
2010 “Not Another Biography of Mary Queen of Scots.” Invited talk, Folger Shakespeare Library
2010 "A Creative Conversation with Liz Lochhead, Scottish Playwright, Translator, and Poet," Modern Language Association (MLA)
2009 “Measure for Measure Panel,” responding to production at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Center for British Studies, University of Colorado
2008 “Elizabeth Tudor’s Earliest Political Texts,” plenary lecture, Conference on Elizabeth I, University of Texas at Arlington
2008 “A New Old Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots,” invited talk, Stephen Orgel Celebration, Stanford University
2008 “Of Textiles and Sonnets: Philip Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella in the Context of Prose Romance,” Renaissance Society of America
2006 “The Politics and Poetics of Seventeenth-century Needlework Narratives,” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association (RMMRA)
2007 "Shakespeare's Measure for Measure: Sexual Comedy, Political Power, Religious Values" Symposium, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
2006 “The Iconography of Mary Queen of Scots and Deuil Blanc Portraits,” RMMRA
2005 “A New Textile Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots,” Kissing the Rod Conference, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford
2004 “Elizabeth I and the Poetry of Petrarch,” invited talk, Vassar College Celebration of the 700th Anniversary of Petrarch’s Birth
2004 “Reviving Princess Elizabeth,” endowed public lecture, Washington College, Virginia
2004 “Mary Sidney Wroth: Romancing the Cloth, ” Shakespeare Association of America
2003 “Anne of Denmark and the Construction of Queens in Henry VIII,” RMMRA.
2002 “Esther Inglis and the Question of Authorship,” RMMRA
2002 “Elizabeth I and Gender,” invited talk and roundtable discussion, “Elizabeth I: Monarch and Myth” Conference, University of Surrey, England.
2001 “Wroth and Cloth,” Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Session, Sixteenth Century Society
2001 “Character and Charactery in Early Modern English Drama,” RSA
2001 “On the Normalizing of Shakespeare’s Characters,” Shakespeare Association
2001 “The Queens of Shakespeare and Fletcher’s Henry VIII” invited paper, “Aristocratic Women, Political Power, and Patronage” Conference, University of Reading, England
2001 “How Shakespeare Helped to Create the Concept of Character in the Century After His Death.” Wyoming Conference on English
2000 “Elizabeth I and the Study of Privileged Women,” invited talk for the European Institute, Florence, Italy
2000 “Maternal Textualities,” RSA, Florence, Italy
1999 “Elizabeth out of Hollywood by Genre,” Modern Language Association (MLA)
1999 “The Narrativity of Textiles in Mary Sidney Wroth’s Urania,” MLA
1999 “Screening the Queen: Elizabeth Goes to the Movies,” endowed public lecture, University of Kansas
1999 “Elizabeth I: A Portrait in Power,” plenary lecture, Humanities West, Herbst Theater, San Francisco
1999 “The Knowing Body Meets the Historical Object: Evaluating the Evidence for a Women’s Textual Tradition,” Shakespeare Association
1998 “Women’s Household Writing,” Shakespeare Association
1998 “The Politics of Women’s Needlework,” invited talk, Center for English Studies, University of Colorado
1997 “Skirting Violence in Cymbeline,” Sixteenth Century Society
1997 “Which the Jew?” Shakespeare Association seminar paper
1997 “Teaching Marlowe, Shakespeare, and the Jews through Elizabeth Cary and Amelia Lanyer,” RMMRA
1996 “Incest and Spectacle in Pericles, Prince of Tyre,” invited talk, Shakespeare at Santa Cruz Conference
1996 “Rejuvenating Elizabeth,” invited public lecture, Vassar College
1996 “Cymbeline: Of Genre and Rape,” RMMRA
1995 “Elizabeth When a Princess,” invited lecture at the Tate Britain Gallery of Art, London
1995 “Text and Textiles in Cymbeline,” seminar paper, International Shakespeare Association, Los Angeles
1995 “Subjectivity and Women’s Textiles,” Sixteenth Century Society Conference
1995 "Women's Texts and Textiles in Seventeenth Century England,” invited talk, American Historical Association
1995 "Elizabeth in an Early Letter and Portrait," RMMRA
1994 “Ocular Textiles in Othello,” Shakespeare Association
1993 "Esther Inglis: The Calligrapher and Print Culture," Shakespeare Association
1992 "The Poetry of Elizabeth I," MLA
1992 "Success and the Succession of Elizabeth," MLA
1992 "Elizabeth I, Poet and Politician," invited talk, Stanford University
1992 "'The Queen with the Lance' Meets The Whore of Babylon for The Unity of England," invited talk, British Studies Conference
1992 "Jane Seagar: Elizabeth's Would-Be Poet," RMMRA
1990 "Isabella Whitney and the Male Topography of London," Congress of Medieval Studies
1989 "Spenserian Chastity and Feminine Poetics," invited talk, University of Colorado Center for British Studies Colloquium
1989 "Elizabeth I as a Nationalist Icon," RMMRA
1988 "Rewriting the Renaissance Survey Course," MLA
1988 “Elizabeth at Tilbury,” Pacific Northwest Renaissance Association
1988 "Tudor Women and the Domain of Male Eloquence," Congress of Medieval Studies,Kalamazoo
1988 "The Voice of Tudor Women," Pacific Northwest Renaissance Association
1987 "Playing for Power at Kenilworth," Pacific Northwest Renaissance Association
1987 "Redefining Chastity: Britomart, 'Firme Chastity,' and Elizabeth I," MLA
1986 "Elizabeth and Leicester," RMMRA
1985 "So Cruelly to Pen: Social and Subversive Allegory in The Faerie Queene," Spenser at Kalamazoo, Congress of Medieval Studies
2016 Currently organizing a session, “The Afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots” for 2017 Shakespeare Association meeting
2010 Respondent to session, "The Letters of Bess of Hardwick," Renaissance Society of America (RSA), Montreal
2007 Session chair and respondent, current research on Elizabeth I, “The Competition for Representation Revisited,” RSA, Miami
2005 Co-organizer, Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Conference, Jackson
2005 Co-organizer and chair, “New Directions in Feminist Material Criticism,” Kissing the Rod Conference, St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.
2003 Organizer and chair, “Shakespeare and Asia: Film and Performance,” MLA
2003 Co-organizer of seminar, “Entertainments for Elizabeth I” with Georgiana Ziegler SAA
1997-present reviewer for Extended Grants and Fellowships, NEH
2002 Organizer and Chair, “The Literature of Female Homoeroticism: From Medieval to Post-Modern;” Discussion Session, sponsored by the Shakespeare Division, MLA
2001 Organizer and Chair, “Avenging Women in Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Division, MLA
2001 Organizer and Chair, “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early Modern Women,” RMMRA
2000 Organizer and Chair, “Addressing the Letter,” RSA, Florence, Italy
2000 Organizer and Chair, “Writing Women’s Letters,” RMMRA
1999-2000 Shakespeare Association Program Committee Member
1998 Organizer and Chair, “Reconceptualizing the Feminine in Early Modern England,” RMMRA
1998 Spenser Society Awards Committee
1997, 1998 NEH panelist, Fellowships for University Teachers
1994 Co-organizer of annual meeting of the RMMRA in Jackson, Wyoming
1994 Organizer of Chair of seminar, "Digging out our Sisters: Method and Theory toward the Recovery of Women's Primary Texts," Attending to Women in Early Modern Europe Conference
1993 Co-organizer of seminar, "Women's Alliances in the Renaissance," SAA
1993 Organizer and Chair of session "Authorizing Queens," MLA
1991 Session organizer and co-chair with Lowell Gallagher, "The Cultural Semiotics of Chastity in Early Modern Europe," MLA
1989 Organizer and respondent, "The Imprisoned Woman in the Renaissance” RSA
1989 Chair and respondent, "Renaissance Women Authors" Session, Pacific Northwest Renaissance Association
1987 Chair, “Spenser and Theory” Session, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century drama, poetry, and prose romance; William Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Film, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots, Tudor and Stuart women, Edmund Spenser, early modern women writers, Mary Sidney Wroth, women’s life writing, cultural materialism, feminist historicism, cultural semiotics; history of fashion; early modern English painting, portraiture, textiles, design, and architecture; the gender of space; literary and social theory at the undergraduate and graduate levels, integrated in literature courses and as a subject of study; cultural tradition and change; Tom Stoppard; texts and textiles; Shakespeare and pedagogy; preparing secondary school teachers to teach English; Teaching for graduate success; U.S. Drama of Diversity; International Drama.