Daniel Pollack-PelznerDepartment: English
Education: B.A., Yale University, 2001; M.A., Harvard University, 2006; Ph.D., Harvard University, 2010
Academic Interests: I'm fascinated by the ways that Shakespeare shapes our culture and that our culture shapes what we mean by Shakespeare. In the classroom, I explore Shakespeare and early modern literature through the primary lenses of genre, gender, and performance. Outside the classroom, I lead trips to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and am the scholar-in-residence for the Portland Shakespeare Project. I'm also interested in adaptations and appropriations of Shakespeare, particularly in the last two centuries, and I'm finishing a book on Shakespeare and the Victorian novel. I'm curious more broadly about the ways we construe literary history and the interaction of authors and genres. I'm beginning work on a second project that explores the relation between literary techniques of quotation, parody, and allusion, and legal definitions of intellectual property and originality. I also offer courses in a range of periods from 1500 to the present, with particular emphasis on the history of drama and the novel.
"Jane Austen, the Prose Shakespeare," forthcoming in SEL: Studies in English Literature (Autumn 2013).
"Shakespeare Burlesque and the Performing Self," Victorian Studies 54.3 (Spring 2012): 401-9.
"Dickens and Shakespeare's Household Words," ELH: English Literary History 78.3 (Fall 2011): 533-56.
"Swiping Stein: The Ambivalence of Hemingway Parodies," The Hemingway Review 30.1 (Fall 2010): 69-82.
"'Another Key' to Act Five of A Midsummer Night's Dream," Notes and Queries 56.4 (December 2009): 579-83.
"Reading and Repeating Our Mutual Friend," Dickens Studies Annual 39 (2008): 261-79.
"Revisionary Company: Keats, Homer, and Dante in the Chapman Sonnet," Keats-Shelley Journal 56 (2007): 39-49.
"Dickens's Hamlet Burlesque," Dickens Quarterly 24.2 (June 2007): 103-10.
"On Not Teaching Wodehouse," The Quarterly Journal of the P. G. Wodehouse Society 39 (September 2006): 10-11.
Hobbies: Singing, basketball, limericks
Phone: 503-883- 2484
Peer AdvisorKyra Rickards