4240 Stevenson Hall 309/438-7078
Department of English Fax: 309-438-5414
Illinois State University email: email@example.com
Normal , Illinois 61790-4240
University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. in English Literature with
specialization in Renaissance Literature. May, 1990
University of Chicago M.A. in English Literature, June 1982
Howard Payne University B.A. in English and French, May 1981
Publications (peer reviewed)
• "Genital Narratives and Early Modern Sexual Politics." Cultural Studies: A Research Annual, vol. 5, Spring 2000, pgs. 251-79.
• “Transformative Teaching of Renaissance Literature Through Intertextual Discursive Constellations.” Transformations, Spring 1999.
• M. G. Lord, Forever Barbie. Erica Rand. Barbie's Queer Accessories. Essay/Review for The Lion and the Unicorn. The Johns Hopkins University Press; Winter 1998.
• “Female Bodies Misbehaving: Representative Mortifications in Renaissance Domestic Texts,” in Bodily Discursions: Epistemologies, Genders, Representations, Rhetorics, and Technologies, eds. Deborah S. Wilson and Christine M. Laennec, SUNY UP, 1997.
• with Lee E. Brasseur. “Illustrations of Instruments in Renaissance Medical Texts: Gendered Assumptions.” IEEE’s Transactions on Professional Communication; special issue on “Social and Cultural Aspects of Visual Communication.” December 1995.
• “Studies in Shakespeare: Strategies for a Feminist Pedagogy." Feminist Teacher, Fall/Winter 1994, Vol. 8, #2, 67-74.
• The Purification of Women in Early Modern England for the Tudor Stuart Text Series at the Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto.
• “Early Modern Marriage and Its Dissolution,” is currently under contract with Pickering and Chatto Publications, London.
• November 2002: “Not know me yet”: Negotiating Tudor and Stuart History in
Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, under review
• “Shakespeare, Pedagogical Pragmatism, and Student Research, forthcoming
International (peer reviewed):
2002 October: Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, “Not know me yet”:
Negotiating Tudor and Stuart History in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra
2001 October: Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Denver. I cancelled my presentation due to the events of September 11, 2001 and subsequent effect on the airline industry.
1998 October: “Pathologizing the Female Body in Early Modern Medical Texts.”
Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Toronto.
1994 April: “Dolly Parton and the Performative Post-Modern Subject: ‘Just Because I’m Blond Don’t Think I’m Dumb'” for a panel entitled, “Southern Women’s Oral Traditions” at the 1994 International Conference on Narrative Literature.
National (peer reviewed):
1997 October: presented "The Body of Evidence or The Body as Evidence: Early Modern Discourse on the Clitoris," for Border Subjects II: Bodies of Evidence.
1995 March: "Gendered Ideologies of Renaissance Medical Manuals: Visual and Verbal Choices as Instruments of Exclusion" at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication in Washington, D.C.
1994 December: “Feminist Conscience in Certaine Questions by way of Conference betwixt a Chauncelor and a Kinswoman of his concerning Churching of Women, 160l, for a panel entitled “Conscience and Gender in Early Modern Europe” at the National Modern Language Association in San Diego.
1993 October: Chaired and presented a paper for panel entitled “Female Homosocial Space,” at the inaugural conference of the Group for the Study of Early Modern Culture in Norman, Oklahoma.
1993 April: “‘And truly, I had a thing to say to you’: women’s advisory alliances in Renaissance texts” at the National Shakespeare Association of America.
Regional (peer reviewed):
1994 November: "Amazons and Lesbians: A Political Challenge to the Renaissance,” for a panel entitled “Gender and Genre in the Romance: Early Modern Cornucopias of Sexual Identity.” Midwestern Modern Language Association in Chicago.
1994 October: chaired a session entitled “Connections to Elizabethan Playwrights” at the Midwest American Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies Meeting (not peer reviewed).
1993 November: Chair of panel entitled “‘The merciful construction of good women’: Gender Performance Theory and the Shakespearean Text,” at the Midwestern Modern Language Association.
1993 November: “Studies in Shakespeare: Curricular Strategies for Feminist Intervention,” at the Midwestern Modern Language Association on a panel entitled “Outside/Inside: New Approaches to British Canonical Texts Before 1800,” chaired by Karen Ray, Tennessee Technical University.
1993 May: Lecture on Renaissance divorce and middle-class domestic texts at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois.
1992 November: “The Multi-Cultural Classroom: Intertextual Racism in Othello” at
the Midwestern Modern Language Association in St. Louis.
1992 November: “Studies in the Renaissance: Curricular Strategies for Subversion” at the Midwestern Modern Language Association in St. Louis.
1991 Chair of a Midwestern Modern Language Association panel entitled “The Social
Silencing of Women in Extra-Canonical Texts.”
1991 November: “Female Bodies Misbehaving: Representative Mortifications in Renaissance Domestic Texts” at the Midwestern Modern Language Association.
2003 , January: Writing in the General Education Program: Religions and Cultures,
#254For the Winter University Teaching Workshop, Jan. 9
2002 April, I submitted a panel for the annual conference on "Teaching with Technology in
the Humanities,” which included me, Kim Stone, and Will Banks.
2000 January 20: “Genital Narratives and Early Modern Sexual Politics” for
seminar series, “Past Matters: Re-thinking the History of Science, Technology, and Health.”
1999 March: Speaker for Women's Coalition: "Restraint and Constraint in the Lives of Early Modern Women."
1998 November: “The Female Body and Early Modern Puritans: Protestant Propaganda, or, Feminist Discourse?” Fell Lecture, Normal, Illinois.
1998 Women’s Studies Brown Bag, “The Impact of Feminist theory in English Studies.”
1998 March: The Vladimir/Canterbury Sister City Association Lecture, “Shakespeare and the ‘Merciful Construction of Good Women.’”
1997 May: moderated "Shakespeare: Casting Gender Roles," for Performance Margins: Sites of Resistance, an interdisciplinary conference at I.S.U.
1996 April 17: panel on Gender Issues and Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
2003 July: “King Lear and Personal Responsibility in the Early Modern Period, IATI annual lecture
and English Studies Panel
2001 April: Graduate Forum on Professional Presentations
2000 September: "The Senior Seminar," at the Undergraduate English Studies Symposium
1999 February: Pedagogy After Post-Structuralism, panel discussion, "Are English/Writing Teachers Good for the World?"
1998 March: The Ewing Symposium on the Teaching of Composition and Literature, panel presentation, “Professors, Pedagogies, and Practices.”
1996 October: English Faculty on General Education Pilot Courses, panel presentation.
1994 March: “History and Rereading Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; or, it isn’t Cleopatra who is the Queen of Denial” for the Professional Growth Series at Illinois State University.
1994 March: “History and Rereading Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; or, it isn’t Cleopatra who is the Queen of Denial” for the English Studies Association at Illinois State University.
1993 December: “A Historical Context for Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; or It Isn’t Cleopatra Who is the Queen of Denial” for Mohammed Tavakoli's Dialogical Pedagogy Series at Illinois State University.
1993 April : lecture on women's literature to Epsilon Sigma Alpha at Illinois State University.
1993 Works-in-Progress presentation: "Elizabeth I and Cleopatra," for the English Department at Illinois State University, Professional Growth Series.
1992 Participated on a Panel, “Pedagogy and Cultural Diversity at Illinois State University.”
1992 Participated in a panel discussion on “Articulating Feminist Issues within an English Studies Program”; my paper was entitled “Gender and Genre Constructions in Shakespearean Texts”; Illinois State University.
1992 Illinois State University Annual Symposium: “Rhetoric and the Historical Imagination.” My paper was entitled “History as Stasis and the Discourse of Feminized Difference: Cleopatra and Elizabeth I.”
1991 “Teaching Shakespeare from a Feminist Perspective” for Illinois State University’s annual H.I.S.E.D. Conference.
1991 Lecture on “The Mystery of Shakespeare” for the English Studies Association at Illinois State University.
1991 Participated on a panel discussion entitled “Gender Roles” for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance at Illinois State University.
1990 Chair of a Professional Growth Panel on “Teaching Extra-Canonical Texts in the Classroom”; Illinois State University.
Grants, Fellowships and Funding:
2004 Sabbatical leave, spring
2003 Short Term Research Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library; applied for.
2002 University Research Grant for summer 2003; applied for.
2001 Technology Fellowship:State Farm Fellow, May
2001 Literacy Stipend, April 24, 2001
1995 Course Development for the middle core of the University revised curriculum: “Language in Context”; the course is titled "Language and Gender," 189.xx.
1993 University Research Grant, Illinois State University: research project entitled The Transgressive Female Body in Shakespearean Texts and Early Modern England.
1992 National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library entitled “The Theatre in History: The Social Function of Renaissance Dramatic Genres,” directed by Jean Howard.
1991 Teaching Improvement Grant, Illinois State University “Enhancing Cultural
Diversity: The Literature Course as Site of Cultural Access.”
1987-88 University Fellowship at the University of Texas.
Research and Teaching Interests:
Early modern cultural studies; Renaissance texts, both domestic and canonical, including Shakespeare
Women's Studies and Gender Studies, and religious cultural studies.
• 2002: nominated for the College of Arts and Sciences Service Award
• 2001: Student appreciation award from the Student Education Association.
• 2000: nominated by English Department for Outstanding College Teacher
• 1999: Sigma Tau Delta Teacher Appreciation Award
• 1998: Sigma Tau Delta Teacher Appreciation Award
• 1997: Sigma Tau Delta Teacher Appreciation Award
• 1994: Nominated by the Department for the Teaching Initiative Award.
• 1994: Nominated by the College of Arts and Sciences for the Teaching Initiative
• 1993: Nominated for the College of Arts and Sciences’ Distinguished Teacher Award for 1992-93.
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|222 & 223: Shakespeare|
|254: Religions and Cultures|
|300: Senior Seminar|
|401: Intro to Grad Studies|
|422: Graduate Shakespeare|
|Teaching and Pedagogy|
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Dr. Torri L.
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