Day Hall 318
Education: B.A., Yale University, 2001; M.A., Harvard University, 2006; Ph.D., Harvard University, 2010
Daniel Pollack-Pelzner joined the Linfield faculty in 2010. He offers courses on Shakespeare and early modern literature through the primary lenses of genre, gender, and performance. He also teaches a range of topics in British literary history, with emphasis on the novel, and offers a January-term course on contemporary drama 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.
Dr. Pollack-Pelzner's research explores the ways that Shakespeare has been adapted and appropriated, particularly in the nineteenth century. He is completing a book project on 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 and is a member of the faculty at the University of California Dickens Project.
Linfield Magazine article about January-term contemporary drama course on the Portland campus:
Video discussion of teaching at Linfield:
Work with the Portland Shakespeare Project:
Four-part essay series for Oregon Arts Watch about The Taming of the Shrew:
KBOO radio interview about summer Shakespeare:
OPB radio interview about the Shakespeare authorship controversy:
Expert forum for The Millions about Dickens’s best novel:
Courses Taught at Linfield
Shakespeare: Comedies and Histories, Shakespeare: Tragedies and Tragicomedies, Shakespeare: Performing Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies Elective), Shakespeare and his Rivals, Sex and Power in Renaissance Literature, Eighteenth-Century Satire, The Victorian Novel, 20th-Century British Literature, Art and Politics in the British Novel, Contemporary Drama (Portland Campus), Coming of Age in Literature, Inquiry Seminar: A Sense of Humor, Inquiry Seminar: Literary Adaptation from Austen to Zombies