Photograph of Professor Tavares.

Elizabeth E. Tavares, PhD

Assistant Professor
UC Box: 
Bates House 10

Fall 2017 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 2:15-3:15PM, or by appointment.

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, SceneThe 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.


  • 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)
  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Alpha Chi Omega chapter

Editorial Commitments


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