PhD, English, Harvard University
AM, English, Harvard University
BA, History, Yale University
Professor Pollack-Pelzner teaches Shakespeare, Renaissance drama and British literary history at Linfield College. His research focuses on Shakespeare adaptations—how writers have transformed Shakespeare’s plots, characters and style into literary forms that speak to their own cultural moment.
Pollack-Pelzner is completing a book on Shakespeare and the Victorian novel. He has published numerous articles on Shakespeare and other English literary figures, and he assisted in editing the new Norton Shakespeare. He has appeared on Oregon Public Broadcasting and given public presentations at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Pollack-Pelzner received his doctorate from Harvard University, and taught previously at Harvard and the American School of Paris. He trained at Yale University as a Shakespearean actor.