Elizabeth E. Tavares, PhD

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Dr. Tavares is assistant professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature in the English department at Pacific University. Specializing in Shakespeare and Tudor drama, her research foci include playing companies, theatre history, and performance studies. She holds advanced degrees in English Literature and History from DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarship has won prizes from the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society and the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and has been sponsored by grants from the Society for Renaissance Studies, Harvard University, McGill University, and the Mellon Foundation.

Tavares’ scholarship and performance reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from Shakespeare Bulletin, Shakespeare Studies, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The Journal of the Wooden O Symposium, The Shakespeare Newsletter, and Notes & Queries, among others. She has also contributed to numerous theatre blogs, Digital Humanities projects, and edited collections in Television Studies. She currently serves as Scholar-in-Residence with the Original Practice Shakespeare Festival, as well as senior drama editor of Silk Road Review.


ENGL 227   World Literature and Magical Realism(s)
ENGL 232   In Albion’s Wake; or, British Literature
ENGL 323   Shakespeare, Text, Performance
ENGL 337   Vikings, Vulgates, and the Making of Medieval English Literature
ENGL 338   Reform, Rebirth, and Rediscovery in English Renaissance Literature
ENGL 340   Estrangéd Woods: Theatre and the Environment (Studies in Drama)
ENGW 201  The Craft of Academic Writing (Expository Writing)
ENGW 305  Research Methods in the Humanities
HUM 100    Word Limits: The Life and Times of the Essay (First-Year Seminar)
HUM 100    #OthelloSyllabus: Cyprus, Ferguson, Forest Grove (First-Year Seminar)


Celebrating 400: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Weekend (Elliott Grant, 2016)
Lit in the City: Wordstock Weekend (English Club, 2017)
Shakespeare in the Square (Elliott Grant, 2017)


Curriculum Committee, 2017-18
First-Year Experience Summer Text Committee, 2016-17
URSCI Leadership Team, 2018-19


Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15-3:15PM, or by appointment.