Lorelle Browning

Lorelle Browning

Department Chair & Professor, English

503-352-2801

lobrow@pacificu.edu

UC Box: A142

Office: Bates House #14

Education

PhD in Literature and Theatre, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA in 1986.

Master of Arts in English and Theatre Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA in 1981.

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Political Science, University of California, Santa Barabara, CA.

Office Hours

Areas of Research & Specialization

Currently I am responsible for teaching Expository Writing, First-Year Seminar, Renaissance Literature, Shakespeare, Studies in Drama, Women in War, Modern Drama and Vietnam War Era Literature and Film.

More About Professor Browning

When I first arrived at Pacific University in 1989, I knew it would become home to me. Pacific's emphasis on teaching excellence and on mentoring students is unique, even for a small liberal arts university. Our small classes and close professional relationships with students provide all of us - faculty and students alike - with a rich intellectual environment, a close community, and opportunities to keep learning and growing together.

Other Interests and Hobbies

Aerobics, cooking for students and friends, gardening at our 5-acre home, frequently traveling to Vietnam, playing with my dogs, Franklin and Sadie, and my cockatiel, Hamlet, who loves to talk.

Honor & Awards

Articles: in Vietnamese Studies, Vietnamese Cultural Window, and Shakespeare Bulletin

1998-2010 Ford Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright, U.S. State Department, Lillian Lincoln Foundation, NIKE, Korean Airlines, COMPAQ, U.S. Embassy in Hanoi and Pacific University, $80,000 total in grants

Founder: Vietnam - America Theatre Exchange

Encyclopedia: The Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre (Vietnamese entries)

Film: A Dream in Hanoi, Moira Films

Projects with Vietnamese Colleagues

Professional international cross-cultural collaborative Shakespeare production (1998, 2000, and 2004)

Fulbright scholar in Vietnam (2002-2003)

Teaching at Vietnamese colleges and universities in Hue, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (1995-2011)

A Dream in Hanoi film (plays on LINK TV and PBS, 2002-present)

Fall 2011 Sabbatical: Senior Fellow at Tan Tao University, Ho Chi Minh City; collaboration on U.S. Embassy sponsored theatre production of All My Sons at Hanoi Youth Theatre; research on Vietnamese traditional and contemporary theatre.

Course Information

At Pacific University, all faculty teach a variety of different courses. Typically, we do not use graduate teaching assistants, which means that your classes will be taught by professors and that you will have plenty of opportunites to get to know the faculty in your discipline.

Below I have listed some of the courses that I teach. We are always developing and trying out new classes, so the list may change now and then. You can use the links to the left to read descriptions of the courses listed below.

 

ENGL 220 Vietnam War Era Literature & Film

ENGL 417 Literature Beowulf to Swift

ENGW 201 Expository Writing

ENGL 323 Shakespeare