Adrienne L. Eastwood, Ph.D.

Department of English and Comparative Literature   
San Jose State University

Office: FOB 116
Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays by appointment
Telephone: 408-924-4509

Research 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.


Fall 2019 Courses:
ENGL 50: Beginnings to the American Experiment
ENGL 145: Shakespeare and Performance

Other Courses Taught:
ENGL 1A - Composition
ENGL 1B - Composition
ENGL 10: Great Works
ENGL 22: Fantasy and Science Fiction
ENGL 56A: British Literature Survey
ENGL 78: Intro to Shakespeare

ENGL 100W: Writing Workshop
ENGL 143: Elizabethan Literature
ENGL 144 - Intro to Shakespeare
ENGL 146: Later English Renaissance
ENGL 152A: Early English Drama
ENGL 190: Honors Seminar
ENGL 201: Materials and Methods Seminar
ENGL 217: Elizabethan Literature Seminar
ENGL 224: Studies in Early Modern English Literature
ENGL 225: "Not for an Age but for All Time": Shakespeare and His Cultural Influences

ENGL 227: Seminar in Comedy
ENGL 225: Seminar in Shakespeare
ENGL 228: Genre Studies: Graduate Seminar in Comedy

Other useful links:
The Chaucer Website: 
Open-source Shakespeare (searchable index):
Database of Early English Playbooks (DEEP):
Folger Shakespeare Library:
Radio Lab:
Twelfth Night, Directed by Kathleen Normington - Study Guide and Other Links

Last updated 24 January 2018