Curriculum Vitae

Adrienne L. Eastwood

Associate Professor

Department of English and Comparative Literature

San Jose State University

One Washington Square

San Jose, CA  95192-0090

(408) 924-4509

Email: Adrienne.Eastwood@sjsu.edu

Web page: http://www.sjsu.edu/faculty/eastwood

 

EDUCATION

            Ph.D.English Literature, UC San Diego, 2004

M. A. British Literature, San Diego State University, 1997

B. A. Literature (English and American), UC San Diego, 1988

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS

Early modern English literature and culture, including drama, formal poetry, ballads, and didactic prose (conduct manuals, sermons, and handbooks); Shakespeare;  early modern women authors; gender studies; Roman literature; literary theory; composition.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Book Chapters:

 

 

Articles and Reviews:

 

 

FORTHCOMING:  �In the Shadow of the Queen: The Early English Epithalamium and the Female Monarch.�

 

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

 

        Associate Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San Jose State University, Fall 2011-present.
Assistant Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, San Jose State University, Fall 2005-Spring 2011.

         Instructor, Department of Literature, University of San Diego, Spring 2005.

         Instructor, Department of Literature, UC San Diego, Summer 2004.

         Teaching Assistant, Department of Literature, UC San Diego, 2002-2004.

         Reader, Department of Literature, UC San Diego, Spring 2003 and Fall 2004.

         Teaching Assistant, Thurgood Marshall College Writing Program,

UC San Diego, 2000-2002.

         Teaching Assistant, Eleanor Roosevelt College Writing Program,

UC San Diego, 1998-2000.

         Adjunct Faculty, Academic Enrichment and Language Department and English Department, William Rainey Harper College, Palatine IL, 1997-1998.

 

COURSES TAUGHT

         �Maidens, Wives, and Mistresses: Women Behaving Badly in the Later English Renaissance.� Undergraduate Majors (upper division), SJSU

         �Materials and Methods.� Graduate Seminar, SJSU. 

         �Great Works.� Undergraduate General Education, SJSU.

         �Pride and/or Prejudice: The Emergence and Suppression of Queer Identities in Literature, � Undergraduate Honors Seminar, SJSU.

         �Men�s Parts, Women�s Roles: Seminar in Comedy,� Graduate Seminar, SJSU

         �English Drama to 1642� Undergraduate Majors (upper division), SJSU

         �The Age of Elizabeth� Undergraduate Majors (upper division), SJSU

         �Science Fiction and Fantasy.� Undergraduate General Education, SJSU

         �Composition III.� Undergraduate Majors, SJSU

         �Shakespeare and Performance.� Undergraduate Elective, SJSU

         �Literature of the English Renaissance.� Graduate Seminar, SJSU

         �Introduction to Shakespeare.� Undergraduate General Education, SJSU

         �Shakespeare I.� Undergraduate Majors (upper division), SJSU

         �English Literature to 1800.� Undergraduate Majors, SJSU

         �Composition I and II.�  Undergraduate, SJSU

         �Literature and Composition.� USD, Spring 2005.

         �Shakespeare: On Stage and Screen.� UCSD, Summer 2004.

         �Literature of the British Isles, 1660-1800.�  Teaching Assistant to Prof. Kathryn Shevelow.  UCSD, Winter, 2005.

         �Literature of the British Isles, pre-1660.�  Teaching Assistant to Prof. Lisa Lampert.

UCSD, Fall 2004.

         �Literature of the British Isles, 1832-Present.�  Teaching Assistant to Dr. Abbie Cory.  

         �Literature of the British Isles, pre-1660.� Teaching Assistant to Prof. Lisa Lampert.  UCSD, Fall, 2003.

         �Literature of the British Isles 1832-Present.� Teaching Assistant to Dr. Abbie Cory. UCSD, Spring 2003. 

         �Literature of the British Isles, 1660-1800.� Teaching Assistant to Prof. Fred Randel, UCSD, Winter 2003.

         �Literature of the British Isles, pre-1660.� Teaching Assistant to Prof. David Crowne, UCSD, Fall 2002.

         �The Brontes.�  Reader for Dr. Abbie Cory, UCSD, Fall 2002.  

         �Dimensions of Culture,� Thurgood Marshall Writing Program, Fall 2000-Spring 2002.

         �Making of the Modern World, Courses 1-6.� Eleanor Roosevelt College Writing Program, Fall 1998-Spring 2000.

         �Composition 101.�  William Rainey Harper College, Spring 1998.

         �Reading 90.�  William Rainey Harper College, Fall 1997, Spring 1998. (Literature-based, comprehension skills course�basic.)

         �Reading 99.� William Rainey Harper College, Fall 1997. (Literature-based comprehension skills course�advanced.)

    

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Summer 2011: Reviewer for The Journal of Gender Studies.

 

Fall 2010- Jan. 2011: Reviewer for Publications of the Modern Language Association of America (PMLA). 


Fall 2010: Dramaturge for SJSU�s production of Twelfth Night or What You Will, Directed by Kathleen Normington. 

 

 

Academic Year 08/09: Organizer, Northern California Renaissance Conference, May 2, 2009,   San Jose State University.

 

Conference Papers

 

"A Tribe of Roaring Girls: Crime and Gender in Early Modern England." Renaissance Conference of Southern California, June 3, 2016.

"Romeo and Juliet and the Sonnet Vogue." CSU Shakespeare Symposium, CSU Stanislaus, April 30-May 1, 2015.

"Theft and the Single Woman in Early Modern England." Pacific Coast Conference of British Studies, Berkeley, CA, March 10, 2013.  

      �Teaching Shakespeare in the Video Age,� Shakespeare Association of America, April 1-4, 2010. 

         �The Secret Life of Elizabeth I,� Northern California Renaissance Conference, May 2, 2009, San Jose, CA.  

         � �True love �tween maid and maid�: The Significance of Girlhood Desire in Shakespeare�s Plays,� Shakespeare Association of America, March 15, 2008.

         �Representations of Elizabeth I in Popular Culture.� Shakespeare Association of America, April 7, 2007. 

         �The English Epithalamium in Sixteenth-Century Popular Culture.� Renaissance Conference of Southern California. San Marino, CA, March 3, 2007.

         �Royal Epithalamia and the Gynococratic Debates.� North Coast Renaissance Conference.  Oakland, CA, April 29, 2006.

         �Roaring and Ranting Women: Politics and Gender in Middleton and Dekker�s The Roaring Girl and Aphra Behn�s The Widdowe Ranter.�  Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies. Irvine, CA, March 25, 2006. 

         �Between Wedding and Bedding:  Shakespeare�s Use of the Epithalamic Convention.� Renaissance Society of America (Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference), San Francisco, CA, March 24, 2006.

         �Between Wedding and Bedding: The Epithalamic Convention in Shakespeare�s Comedies.�  Early Modern Society.  SJSU, November 16, 2005.

         �In the Shadow of the Queen: Royal Epithalamia and the Gynecocratic Debates.�  Renaissance Conference of Southern California, San Marino, CA, March 4-5, 2005.

         �`Neither Maide, Wife nor Widdowe, yet really all . . .�: Controversy, Alliance, and the Single Woman in Jacobean Drama.�  American Comparative Literature Association, San Marcos, CA, April 4-6, 2003.

         �Contending Genders: Representations of Single Women in Jacobean Drama.�  Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Stanford University, April 6-7, 2001. 

         �Disappearing Ambiguity in The Surprising Adventures of a Female Husband!� QGRAD 2000: A Graduate Student Conference on Sexuality and Gender, UCLA, November 18, 2000.

         �Erotic, Politic Poetics: The Elizabethan Epithalamia and the Poetic Craft,� Renaissance Conference of Southern California, San Marino, CA, May 19-20, 2000.

         �Ritual Elements and Transformative Possibilities in As You Like It,� Shakespeare Association of America, Washington, DC, March 27-29, 1997.

         �Mask and Meaning: The Role of Mask in Shakespeare�s Histories and Tragedies,� California State University Shakespeare Symposium, Sacramento, CA, 1996.

 

Department and Professional Service and Activities

         English Department Policy Committee, Fall 2009-present.

         English Department Representative, Organizing Committee for Northern California Renaissance Conference, Fall 2009-Spring 2009.

         Graduate Studies and Research Committee, SJSU, Fall 2007-Spring 2008.

         Chair, Dorothy Wright Awards Committee, SJSU, Department of English, Spring 2007.

         Dorothy Wright Awards Committee, SJSU, Department of English, 2007-present.

         Chair, Panel on Coriolanus, Santa Clara University, Nov. 8, 2006.

         Composition Committee, SJSU, Department of English, 2006-present.

         On-site Reader for SJSU Single Subject Credential Program, 2006-present.

         Graduate Program Committee, SJSU, Department of English, 2006-2008.

         Awards Committee, SJSU, Department of English, 2006-present.

         Curriculum Committee, SJSU, Department of English, 2005-present.

         Panel Participant, �Professor/Citizen: Teaching Early Modern Culture in a World Turned Upside Down,� GEMCS, Newport Beach, October 23-26, 2003.  

         Panel Participant, Winter Teaching Colloquium, Department of Literature, UC San Diego, Spring 2003.

         Panel Participant, �Teaching in Writing Programs,� Department of Literature, UC San Diego, Spring 2001.

         Graduate Student Association Representative, Department of Literature, 2000-2001.

         Guest Lectures (8), UCSD Introductory British Literature Survey Courses and Shakespeare.

Henry IV Part I,� 11/9/04

�Introduction to the Sixteenth Century,� 10/24/03, 10/21/04

�Jane Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea,� 6/2/03, 6/4/03

�Tennyson�s `The Lady of Shallot,�� 4/18/03

�Sixteenth Century Lyric Poetry,� 11/06/02

�Edmund Spenser, Book I of The Faerie Queene� 11/13/02, 11/15/02 

 

AWARDS

            College of Humanities and the Arts Course Release Grant, 2007. 

            Junior Faculty Development Grant, San Jose State University, 2006.

Dean�s Faculty Grant, College of Humanities and Arts, San Jose State University, 2006.

Dissertation Fellowship, UC San Diego Department of Literature, 2003.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Modern Language Association

Shakespeare Association of America

Renaissance Conference of Southern California

Renaissance Society of America

North Coast Renaissance Association

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies

 

 

LANGUAGES

Reading competence in Latin.

 

 

DISSERTATION

�Before the Threshold: The Elizabethan Epithalamium and Negotiations of Power.�  Dissertation Director: Professor Louis A. Montrose.  This dissertation investigates the epithalamium as it existed in England during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, assessing the mediations between a particular poetic form and English culture across social ranks.  The analysis encompasses the form�s classical origins and the varied mutations that occur in both English literary texts and in other cultural discourses. It includes a discussion of a popular epithalamic tradition evident in ballads; the dramatic uses of epithalamic elements in the plays of Thomas Preston, Robert Greene, Thomas Heywood, and William Shakespeare; and the formal epithalamia that were in circulation prior to the publication of Edmund Spenser�s �Epithalamion,� which is often erroneously viewed as the prototype. The dissertation considers the interplay between the cultural understanding of the epithalamium and its poetic or dramatic representation, and analyzes its relationship to the structures of power that shaped individual subjectivity in early modern England.