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Daniel Pollack-Pelzner - Assistant Professor

Day Hall 318
503-883-2484
dpollac@linfield.edu

Education: B.A., Yale University, 2001; A.M., Harvard University, 2006; Ph.D., Harvard University, 2010

Academic Interests:
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner joined the Linfield faculty in 2010 and teaches in English and Gender Studies. He offers courses on Shakespeare and early modern drama that focus on the intersections of gender, genre, and performance. He also teaches a range of topics in British literary history and offers a January-term course on contemporary theater through the Portland campus. An Oregon native, he lectures frequently at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and is the scholar-in-residence at the Portland Shakespeare Project. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard, where he helped to edit the new Norton edition of Shakespeare's complete works.

Dr. Pollack-Pelzner’s research explores the ways that Shakespeare has been reconstructed by actors, editors, and authors. His current project asks how gendered assumptions have shaped the canonization of Shakespeare's plays. He is also completing a project on representations of interiority in Shakespeare and the Victorian novel, portions of which have appeared in the scholarly journals ELH: English Literary History, SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, and Victorian Studies. He regularly presents work at the Shakespeare Association of America and the North American Victorian Studies Association. He is a member of the faculty at the University of California Dickens Project and is the Shakespeare Scholar for the Oregon Psychiatric Association.


Works in Progress:

“The Framing of the Shrew.” Invited chapter for an essay collection, Shakespeare/Not Shakespeare, ed. Christy Desmet, Natalie Loper, and Jim Casey.

“Queering the Shrew.” Article on same-sex relations in The Taming of the Shrew and The Tamer Tamed, based on production research for the Portland Shakespeare Project.

“Burlesquing Shakespeare: Novel and Theatre.” Commissioned chapter for an essay collection, Quoting Shakespeare, ed. Kate Rumbold and Julie Maxwell. Book proposal under review at Cambridge University Press.

"Shakespeare and Dickens: Becoming Household Words." Commissioned book proposal under review at Oxford University Press.

“Shakespeare and the Victorians.” Commissioned review essay for Victorian Studies.

“Performance Anxiety.” Invited essay submission for Dickens Studies Annual, based on an invited keynote lecture for the Dickens Universe, University of California, Santa Cruz, on theatrical alternatives to interiority.

"New Directions: Shakespeare, Novel, Theater." Invited keynote lecture for the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Publications:


  • "Jane Austen, the Prose Shakespeare," SEL: Studies in English Literature 53.4 (Autumn 2013): 763-92.

  • "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.

Media Links

Linfield Magazine article about January-term contemporary drama course on the Portland campus:
http://www.linfield.edu/magazine/summer2013/#/20/

Video discussion of teaching at Linfield:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t333-sWv8A

Work with the Portland Shakespeare Project:
http://portlandshakes.org/education/audience-enrichment-programs/

Four-part essay series for Oregon Arts Watch about The Taming of the Shrew:
http://www.orartswatch.org/summer-of-shrew-part-1-a-tale-of-two-cities/

KBOO radio interview about summer Shakespeare:
http://kboo.com/content/stageandstudioon070913

OPB radio interview about the Shakespeare authorship controversy:
http://www.opb.org/thinkoutloud/shows/class-shakespeare/

Expert forum for The Millions about Dickens’s best novel:
http://www.themillions.com/2012/08/dickens-best-novel-6-experts-share-their-opinions.html

Courses Taught at Linfield

Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories, Shakespeare: Tragedies and Tragicomedies, Shakespeare: Performing Gender and Sexuality, Shakespeare and His Rivals, Sex and Power in the Renaissance, Eighteenth-Century Satire, Secret Lives in Victorian Literature, British Literature from Modernism to Postmodernism, Contemporary Drama: Problem Plays (Portland Campus), Contemporary Drama: Performing Masculinity (Portland Campus), Contemporary Drama: Beyond Realism (Portland Campus), Poetry, Prose, and Plays: How Do We Know in Literature?, Coming of Age in Literature from Shakespeare to Sherman Alexie, Inquiry Seminar: Literary Adaptation, Inquiry Seminar: A Sense of Humor, Senior Seminar: Literary Theory