About

Name

Elizabeth A. Brown

Title

Professor of English

Alternate Title A

Faculty Sponsor Sigma Tau Delta

Department/School

School of Arts and Letters

Email

bethb@rio.edu

Building

Wood Hall

Phone

(740) 245-7385

Location

Rio Grande Main Campus

Office Hours

Office Hours

varies by term, posted at office door

Education

Education

A.B. Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

M.A., Ph.D.  The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Work Experience

University of Rio Grande 1990-present

Bluefield State College, Lewisburg, WV 1984-1990

Research Information

Research Interests

Shakespearean and Early Modern Drama

Virginia Woolf

Jane Austen

Women’s Literature

18th Century Travel Writers

Children’s and Young Adult Literature

 

Presentations & Lectures

Presentations

 

North American Association for the Study of Welsh Culture and History:

Paper proposal accepted: “Thomas Gray’s “The Bard” and 18th Century Welsh Travelers’ Expectations of Welsh Harpers” January 2018 for Conference in July, 2018.[A revised and expanded version of the paper I began in 2016 but did not present because I was unable to attend]

“‘eager for the enjoyment of the Welsh scenery’: John Byng’s Welsh Diaries, 1784 and 1793” Paper presentation, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, July, 2014. 

“‘It surpassed my Idea’: Samuel Johnson and Hester Thrale in North Wales.” Paper presentation, Bangor Wales, July, 2012.

Swift’s Holyhead Journal: An Anglo-Irishman Encounters North Wales” Paper presentation, Arlington, VA.  July 23, 2010.

“Wales and Welsh Legend in Lloyd Alexander’s Prydain Chronicles.”  Paper presentation, Morgantown, West Virginia, July 17, 2004.

      

Blackfriars Conference of the American Shakespeare Center:

Staging the Politics of Wales: 1Henry IV, 3.1.186-239. A staging session co-presented with Dr. Megan Lloyd, Kings College at the 2017 Blackfriars Conference, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, Virginia, 2017.

“‘Is this a dagger which I see before me?’: Choreographing Props on the Early Modern Stage.” A paper co-presented with Dr. Megan Lloyd, Kings College, Pennsylvania, Blackfriars Conference, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, Virginia, October, 2011.

“I Will Say Nothing”: Performing Silence on the Early Modern Stage.” Workshop with Dr. Megan Lloyd, Blackfriars Conference, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, Virginia, October, 2009.

“Lugging the Guts: Dead Bodies on the Renaissance Stage.” Workshop presented with Dr. Megan Lloyd, Kings College, at Blackfriars Conference, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, Virginia, October, 2007.

“It’s Greek to Me: Speaking Foreign Languages on the Renaissance Stage.” Workshop presented with Dr. Megan Lloyd, Kings College, at Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, Virginia, October, 2005.

“Brawl Ridiculous: Stage Combat on the Renaissance and Contemporary Stage.” Workshop presented with Dr. Megan Lloyd, Kings College, at Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, Virginia, October 21-28, 2003.

“Kissing Kates and Reluctant Petruchios: Taming the Shrew in the C.R.A.S.S. Classroom.”  Workshop conducted with Dr. Megan Lloyd at the Blackfriars Conference, Staunton, Virginia, October 12, 2001.

 

 

 

Honors & Awards

Honors

Madog Fellow, University of Rio Grande Madog Center for Welsh Studies

 

 

Awards

Edwin Jones Award

Excellence in Scholarship Award

Experience & Service

Service

Faculty Sponsor, Alpha Alpha Lambda Chapter, Sigma Tau Delta (The English Honor Society)

 

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