Elizabeth E. Tavares, PhD

Shakespeare & Repertory

Mentorship

  • Presentations
    Stewart, R., and J. Marx. "Hayma’s Journey: Rohingya Refugee Discourse in the United States Elementary Classroom." National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, 26–28 Mar. 2020.
    McFarlane, M. "Over the Rainbow." Sigma Tau Delta International English Honors Society annual convention, Las Vegas, NV, 25–28 Mar. 2020.
    Gauer, G. "Shadow Blocks, Subjugated Rocks: Staging Women and the West in Quilters (1982)." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature (NUCL), Portland, OR, 14 Mar. 2020.
    McCarthy, C. "Political Stakes in Wooden Places: Power and Forests in Macbeth (1606), The Cherry Orchard (1904), and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (2009).” Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature (NUCL), Portland, OR, 14 Mar. 2020.
    McFarlane, M. "'this pile of rot': Decomposition, Birds, and Disease in Anne Carson’s Antigonick (2012)." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature (NUCL), Portland, OR, 14 Mar. 2020.
    Nelson, E. "'Philosophy suits our Sex, just as Jack Boots would do': Philosophy, Gender, and Susanna Centlivre's The Basset Table (1705)." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature (NUCL), Portland, OR, 14 Mar. 2020.
    Stewart, R. "'The Air is Delicate': Law, Wind, and the Weird Sisters in William Shakespeare's Macbeth (1606)." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature (NUCL), Portland, OR, 14 Mar. 2020.
    Whittington, P. "Bye-bye Birdie: Ecodidacticism and Augury in Macbeth (1606)" Northwest Undergraduate Conference in Literature (NUCL), Portland, OR, 14 Mar. 2020.
    McFarlane, M. "'Will you Learne?’: Enskillment in Boy Companies of the Later Renaissance and Gallathea." Emerging Scholars Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), Chicago, IL, 5–8 Mar. 2020.
    McCarthy, C. "Beauty in Bitterness: Shifted Connotations and Characterization in Much Ado About Nothing." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (NUCH), North Idaho University, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 9 Nov. 2019.
    McFarlane, M. "‘Walking on Ayre’: Lost Set and Stage Directions in John Lyly’s Gallathea." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (NUCH), North Idaho University, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 9 Nov. 2019.
    Stewart, R. "'Sermons in Stones’: Courts, Knowledge, and Nature in William Shakespeare’s As You Like It." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (NUCH), North Idaho University, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 9 Nov. 2019.
    Bush, K. "'The Sweetest Savor': Active Male Penetrators and Societal Anxieties in Arthurian Legend." All-Ireland Conference of Undergraduate Research (AICUR), University of Limerick, Limerick, UK, 28 Mar. 2019.
    Nelson, E. "Bringing Morals to the Table: English Medieval Leadership from 'Beowulf' to 'Sir Gawain.'" Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL), Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 23 Mar. 2019.
    Riper, K. "Them’s Flyting Words: The Boundaries of Acceptable Affronts in Medieval Poetry." Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL), Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 23 Mar. 2019.
    Stewart, R. "The Original Scarlet Letter: Flyting, Green Girdles, and Medieval Order in England." Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL), Seattle University, Seattle, WA, 23 Mar. 2019.
    Bush, K. '"We’ll cook him up in a stew': Stepmothers and Primogeniture in the Brothers Grimm’s 'The Juniper Tree.'" Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (NUCH), North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 3 Nov. 2018.
    Riper, K. "'Wisdom and Blood Combating': Humoral Theory and Violence in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Julius Caesar." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (NUCH), North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 3 Nov. 2018.
    Ballou, S. "The Sacrifice of the Poet in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar." Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL), University of Portland, Portland, OR, 24 Mar. 2018.
    Dolgin, T. "Detection and Deduction: A Study in the History of Sherlock Holmes." Undergraduate Research Conference (PU2RC), Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, 14 Nov. 2017.
    Ballou, S. "The Dichotomy of Life and Death and Its Effect on Nell in The Old Curiosity Shop." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (NUCH), North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 4 Nov. 2017.
    Riper, K. "Hero's Epitaph: Penance and the Politics of Editorial Emendation in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing." Northwest Undergraduate Conference in the Humanities (NUCH), North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene, ID, 4 Nov. 2017.
    Elder, R. "'Knowledge is Not for Knowing': Criticisms of Empiricism in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia." Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL), University of Portland, Portland, OR, 25 Mar. 2017.
  • Publications
    Bush, K. "Bite Down." The Rectangle: Sigma Tau Delta Journal of Creative Writing 95 (2020): 54–60.
    Riper, K. "Some Kind of Permanent." The Rectangle: Sigma Tau Delta Journal of Creative Writing 95 (2020): 64–68.
    Bush, K. "'The Sweetest Savor': Active Male Penetrators and Societal Anxieties in Arthurian Legend." International Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 11, Special Issue: Fight or Flyte - Pride and Masculinity in Medieval England (2019): 1–7.
    Jones, A. "''With middal smal and wel ymake': Objectification and Power in Medieval English Love Songs." International Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 11, Special Issue: Fight or Flyte - Pride and Masculinity in Medieval England (2019): 1–7.
    McCarthy, C. "Who’s to Blame?: Chivalric Projection and the Gender of Guilt." International Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 11, Special Issue: Fight or Flyte - Pride and Masculinity in Medieval England (2019): 1–7.
    McFarlane, M. "'She had snatched their trophy': 'Lanval,' 'Beowulf,' and the Weaver-cum-Warrior." International Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 11, Special Issue: Fight or Flyte - Pride and Masculinity in Medieval England (2019): 1–6.
    Riper, K. "Them’s Flyting Words: The Boundaries of Acceptable Affronts in Medieval Poetry." International Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 11, Special Issue: Fight or Flyte - Pride and Masculinity in Medieval England (2019): 1–6.
    Roth, K. "The Beard Conceals and Reveals: Covert Hair in Fourteenth-Century Chivalric Romance." International Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 11, Special Issue: Fight or Flyte - Pride and Masculinity in Medieval England (2019): 1–6.
    Savini, R. "The —ick of It: Phalluses, Swords, and Character Development in 'Beowulf' and 'Morte d’Arthur.'" International Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 11, Special Issue: Fight or Flyte - Pride and Masculinity in Medieval England (2019): 1–6.
    Stewart, R. "The Original Scarlet Letter: Flyting, Green Girdles, and Medieval Order in England." International Journal of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry 11, Special Issue: Fight or Flyte - Pride and Masculinity in Medieval England (2019): 1–6.
    Riper, K. "'Round about her tomb they go': Editorial Emendation in Much Ado About Nothing." The Review: Sigma Tau Delta Journal of Critical Writing 16 (2019): 176–81.
  • Prizes
    Hines, R. "'Thou Art No Man, Though of a Man’s Complexion': Flipping Venus across the English and Italian Renaissance" (EN 433, Fall 2020). 2020-21 Outstanding Research Essay by an English Major, Department of English, University of Alabama.
    Lockhart, K. "'Morality and Vengeance': An Analyzation of the Thames and London Citizens" (EN 433, Fall 2020). 2020-21 Outstanding Research Essay by a Senior English Major, Department of English, University of Alabama.
    Mccain, K. “'Beyond reason': Cupid and Heteronormativity in John Lyly’s Gallathea and Sapho and Phao." (EN 433, Fall 2020). 2020-21 William March Memorial Scholarship, Department of English, University of Alabama.
    McCarthy, C. "Beauty in Bitterness: Shifted Connotation and Characterization in Much Ado About Nothing" (ENGL 340, Fall 2019). 2nd place ($50 prize), 2020 Awards in Literary Scholarship, Pacific University.
    Whittington, P. "Bye-bye Birdie: Ecodidacticism and Augury in Macbeth and The Seagull" (ENGL 340, Fall 2019). Honorable mention, 2020 Awards in Literary Scholarship, Pacific University
    McCarthy, C. "Humor Me on This: The Impact of Comedy in a University Setting" (ENGW 180, Spring 2018). 1st place ($150 prize plus publication in PLUM), 2019 Awards in College Writing, Pacific University.
    Bush, K. "'The Sweetest Savor': Active Male Penetrators and Societal Anxieties in Arthurian Legend" (ENGL 323, Fall 2018). 2nd place ($50 prize), 2019 Awards in Literary Scholarship, Pacific University.
    Ballou, S. "The Sacrifice of the Poet in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar" (ENGL 323, Spring 2017). 1st place ($150 prize plus publication in PLUM), 2018 Awards in Literary Scholarship, Pacific University.
    Elder, R. "'Knowledge is Not for Knowing': Criticisms of Empiricism in Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia" (ENGL 340, Fall 2016). 1st place ($150 prize plus publication in PLUM), 2017 Awards in Literary Scholarship, Pacific University.
    Elliot, C. "Plastic Paradise: Environment and Implication in William Shakespeare's As You Like It" (ENGL 340, Fall 2016). Honorable mention, 2017 Awards in Literary Scholarship, Pacific University.
  • Internships
    Gauer, G. Editorial Assistant. International Journal for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities, Spring 2020.
    Whittington, P. Research Intern. Orphic Theatre, Winter 2020.
    Stewart, R. MFA Residency Intern. Pacific University, Winter 2018.
    Riper, K. Research Intern. Orphic Theatre, Winter 2019.
    Bush, K. Social Media Intern. Silk Road Review, AY 2018-19.
    Zmuda, A. Acting Intern. Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, Summer 2018.
    Addison, K. Oregon Book Awards Intern. Literary Arts, Spring 2018.
    Ballou, S. @LiteraryArts Event Intern. Literary Arts, Spring 2018.
    Stewart, R. Community Outreach Intern. State Representative Susan McLain, Democratic Party of Oregon, Spring 2018.
    Riper, K. MFA Residency Intern. Pacific University, Winter 2017.
    Dolgin, T. @LiteraryArts Event Intern. Literary Arts, Fall 2017.
    Ballou, S. MFA Residency Intern. Pacific University, Summer 2017.
    Dixon, E. Acting Intern. Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, Summer 2017.
  • Theses supervised
    Giordano, M. BA thesis, Medieval and Early Modern European Studies minor, The University of Alabama, May 2021. [second reader]
    Stewart, R. "'Their heirs may prosper while mine bleeds’: Legal Renege, Witnessing, and Child Corpses in Two Lamentable Tragedies and A Yorkshire Tragedy.” BA thesis, English Literature, Pacific University, May 2021. [chair]
    Gauer, G. “‘Scandalously bifurcated garments’: Ecocriticism, American Pioneers, and novelizing Women of the West.” BA thesis, English Literature, Pacific University, 2020. [chair]
    Jones, A. “From ‘The Rood’ to ‘Whispered World’: Medieval Poetry, Affect, and the Modern Video Game.” BA thesis, English Literature & Music Composition, Pacific University, 2020. [chair]
    McFarlane, M. "'Or keepe company with girls': Editing Performance and Gender in John Lyly’s Gallathea (1585)." BA thesis, English Literature & Creative Writing, Pacific University, 2020. [chair]
    Riper, K. "'Strike old griefs into other countries': Editing Male Grief and Mourning in Early Modern English Drama." BA thesis, English Literature, Pacific University, 2019. [chair]
    Ballou, S. "Tables, Legs, and Gestural Curves: Embodiment and the Victorian Novel." BA thesis, English Literature, Pacific University, 2018. [chair]
    Dolgin, T. "'Being dead does little for one's acumens': Fanfiction, Affect Theory, and Sherlock Holmes." BA thesis, English Literature, Pacific University, 2018. [chair]
    Elder, R. "'Even if everything were to fall from under me, I would still prevail': The Phenomenology of Literary Impressionism in Heinrich von Kleist." BA thesis, English Literature & German, Pacific University, 2018. [chair]
  • Placements
    Recent undergraduate advisees have gone on to pursue graduate studies in literature, theatre, and education, having been accepted to
    • Arizona State University, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    • Boston College
    • McGill University
    • Ohio State University
    • Portland State University
    • SUNY-Buffalo
    • University of Alabama, Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies
    • University of California, Santa Cruz
    • University of Connecticut
    • University of Illinois, Chicago
    • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Library Science)
    • University of Iowa
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Minnesota
    • University of Oklahoma
    • University of Virginia