Elizabeth A Pentland

Department of English

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Director

Office: Stong College, 208D
Phone: (416)736-5166
Emailpent@yorku.ca
Secondary websiteyorku.academia.edu/ElizabethPentland

Elizabeth Pentland specializes in Renaissance literature including Shakespeare. Her research focuses on England’s literary and political relations with France during the period of the French civil wars. She is the General Performance Editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and Editor of the Shakespeare in Performance database (http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/). Recent articles include “Teaching English Travel Writing from 1500 to the Present,” in Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters, edited by Karina Attar and Lynn Shutters (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), “Philippe Mornay, Mary Sidney, and the Politics of Translation,” for the Early Modern Studies Journal Vol. 6: Women’s Writing / Women’s Work in Early Modernity (2014), “Shakespeare, Navarre, and Continental History,” in Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare, edited by Michael Saenger (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), and “Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James Mardock and Kathryn McPherson (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014). She is a contributor to The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and she has written for the Shakespearean International Yearbook, Renaissance Quarterly, Shakespeare Bulletin, and Cahiers Elisabethains.

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Area of Specialization

Shakespeare / Renaissance literature

Degrees

Ph.D., English Literature, Stanford University
M.A., English Literature, University of Toronto
B.A. (with High Distinction), English & History, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

General Performance Editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions (http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/), and Editor of the Shakespeare in Performance Database.

Community Contributions

Faculty member for the Stratford Seminar Society, which organizes a week-long summer program in association with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Research Interests

English

Selected Publications

"Modern Retrospectives: Childhood and Education in Tom Stoppard’s Shakespearean Plays," in Childhood, Education, and the Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Deanne Williams and Richard Preiss (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017), 324-353.

“Collaborations and conversations: The year in Shakespeare studies, 2012-2013,” The Shakespearean International Yearbook, vol. 16 (2016): 177-189.

“Teaching English Travel Writing from 1500 to the Present,” for Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters across Disciplines and Eras, edited by Karina Attar and Lynn Shutters (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

“Shakespeare, Navarre, and Continental History,” in Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare, edited by Michael Saenger (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 35-65.

“Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James Mardock and Kathryn McPherson, (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014), 107-134.

“Beyond the ‘Lyric’ in Illyricum: Some Early Modern Backgrounds to Twelfth Night,” in Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, edited by James Schiffer (London and New York: Routledge, 2011). 149-166.

Selected Publications

"Modern Retrospectives: Childhood and Education in Tom Stoppard’s Shakespearean Plays," in Childhood, Education, and the Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Deanne Williams and Richard Preiss (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017), 324-353.

“Collaborations and conversations: The year in Shakespeare studies, 2012-2013,” The Shakespearean International Yearbook, vol. 16 (2016): 177-189.

“Teaching English Travel Writing from 1500 to the Present,” for Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters across Disciplines and Eras, edited by Karina Attar and Lynn Shutters (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

“Shakespeare, Navarre, and Continental History,” in Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare, edited by Michael Saenger (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 35-65.

“Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James Mardock and Kathryn McPherson, (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014), 107-134.

“Beyond the ‘Lyric’ in Illyricum: Some Early Modern Backgrounds to Twelfth Night,” in Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, edited by James Schiffer (London and New York: Routledge, 2011). 149-166.

All Publications

Book Chapters

"Modern Retrospectives: Childhood and Education in Tom Stoppard’s Shakespearean Plays," in Childhood, Education, and the Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Deanne Williams and Richard Preiss (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017), 324-353.

“Shakespeare, Navarre, and Continental History,” in Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare, edited by Michael Saenger (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 35-65.

“Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James Mardock and Kathryn McPherson, (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014), 107-134.

“Teaching English Travel Writing from 1500 to the Present,” for Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters across Disciplines and Eras, edited by Karina Attar and Lynn Shutters (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

“Hayward, John,” “Primrose, Diana,” and “Sandys, George,” In The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, ed. Alan Stewart and Garrett Sullivan (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), 461-3, 796-8, 852-4.

“Beyond the ‘Lyric’ in Illyricum: Some Early Modern Backgrounds to Twelfth Night,” in Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, edited by James Schiffer (London and New York: Routledge, 2011). 149-166.

“‘Elizian’ Fields: Elizabeth, Essex, and the Politics of Dissent in 1624,” in Resurrecting Elizabeth I in the Seventeenth Century, ed. Elizabeth Hageman & Katherine Conway (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007), 149-167.

Journal Articles

“Collaborations and conversations: The year in Shakespeare studies, 2012-2013,” The Shakespearean International Yearbook, vol. 16 (2016): 177-189.

“Philippe Mornay, Mary Sidney, and the Politics of Translation,” Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) Vol 6: Women’s Writing / Women’s Work in Early Modernity (Fall 2014).

Hamlet,” Shakespeare Bulletin 28.3 (Fall 2010). 377-382. Theatre Review.

Hamlet,” Shakespeare Bulletin 27.3 (Fall 2009): 475-477. Theatre Review.

Conference Proceedings

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, edited by Martin Prochazka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Höfele, Hanna Scolnicov (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2014), 29-37.

Conference Papers

"'Brave Conquerors': Rethinking the Politics of Love's Labour's Lost," for the seminar on Foreign Policy in the Age of Shakespeare, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), 5-7 April, 2012, Boston, MA.

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” Seminar on Trauma and Memory in Early Modern England, Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, International Shakespeare Association, July 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.

“‘Let Me Pray, Before I Die’: Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” Seminar on Drama and/of the Reformation, Shakespeare Association of America, April 2011, Bellevue, WA.

“Shakespeare, Nebrija, and the War for Navarre,” Shakespeare: Sources and Directions, Bergen Shakespeare and Drama Network (BSDN), 4-8 October, 2011, Cork, Ireland.

Panel Chair, “Variations in Early Editions of Shakespeare: Causes, Consequences, and Significance,” Rethinking Early Modern Print Culture – CRRS Conference, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, October 22-24, 2010.

“From Bianca to Billo: The Courtesan Figure in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and World Cinema, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 1-4, 2010, Chicago, IL.

“Teaching Omkara Teaching Othello,” Bollywood’s Soft Power, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, 14-15 December, 2009, Kharagpur, India.

“Organizing Knowledge for Gentlewomen: The Lessons of François de Belleforest’s Histoires Tragiques,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and the Organization of Knowledge, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 9-11, 2009, Washington DC.

“Exploring ‘That Little-Known Coast’: Shakespeare’s Illyria and the Archive,” Early Modern Studies Seminar (EMSS), University of Toronto, 9 February, 2009, Toronto, ON.

“A Milton for Young Atheists: His Dark Materials and the End of Authority,” Milton at 400: A Symposium in Honour of J. Martin Evans, Stanford University, 4-5 December, 2008, Stanford CA.

“From Bianca to Billo: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Bollywood Adaptation of Othello,” Shakespeare, Translation and Transmediation (Bergen Shakespeare and Drama Network), University of Malta, 21-25 October, 2008, Malta.

“‘What’s in a Name?’: Love’s Labour’s Lost and the History of ‘Navarre,’” (for seminar on Histories and Methodologies), Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 13-15, 2008, Dallas, TX.

“Belleforest’s Venice,” Shakespeare and Venice, Università ca’ Foscari Venezia, October 10-11, 2007, Venice, Italy.

“Reading Around in Belleforest,” (for Seminar on Twelfth Night), Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 4-7, 2007, San Diego, CA.

“‘The rarest Queene in Europe’: Praise of Elizabeth I and her Court in Bussy d’Ambois,” (for panel called Elizabeth I: the Competition for Representation Continues, to be chaired by Susan Frye), Renaissance Society of America (RSA), March 22-24, 2007, Miami, FL. Panel officially sponsored by Renaissances: a Lecture and Workshop Series at Stanford. Refereed.

“That ‘conveniently obscure location’: Rethinking Shakespeare’s Illyria,” Shakespeare and the Eastern Mediterranean, Inter University Centre, October 4-8, 2006, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

“‘There’s more in’t than fair visage’: the Cultural Politics of Remarriage in Shakespeare and Fletcher’s Henry VIII,” Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 13-15, 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

“Anjou and the Cannibals,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), December 1-4, 2005, San Antonio, TX.

“English Mounsieurs: Performing ‘Frenchness’ in Shakespeare’s Comedies,” Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 17-19, 2005, Bermuda.

“The Machiavel Plays the Maid’s Part: Richard III and Elizabethan Political Rhetoric,” Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 8-10, 2004, New Orleans, LA.

“Petrarch, Parody and Patronage: Florio Introduces Montaigne,” Panel organized by Stephen Orgel, Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), Oct. 23-26, 2003, Newport Beach, CA.

“‘Elizian’ Fields: Thomas Scott, Leonel Sharpe, and the ‘Haunting’ of James I,” Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 10-13, 2003, Victoria, BC.

“Shakespeare and Cultural Memory: James VI and Love’s Labor’s Lost” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), Nov. 14-17, 2002, Tampa, FL.

“Troubled Boundaries: Mapping Shakespeare’s History Plays,” Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference, April 20, 2002, Berkeley, CA.

Book Reviews

Representations of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Culture, ed. Alessandra Petrina and Laura Tosi (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011),” Renaissance Quarterly 65.1 (Spring 2012): 274-276.

“Jane Pettegree, Foreign and Native on the English Stage, 1588-1611: Metaphor and National Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)” for Early English Studies (EES), an online journal of the University of Texas at Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/english/ees/index.html).

“Robert Ellrodt, Montaigne et Shakespeare. L'émergence de la conscience moderne (Paris: José Corti, 2011),” Cahiers Elisabéthains 80 (Autumn 2011):103-104.

Théâtre Elisabéthain (2 vols.), ed. Line Cottegnies, François Laroque & Jean-Marie Maguin,” Cahiers Elisabéthains 78 (Autumn 2010): 97-100.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2016-2017 AP/EN4535 6.0  Advanced Shakespeare SEMR  


Elizabeth Pentland specializes in Renaissance literature including Shakespeare. Her research focuses on England’s literary and political relations with France during the period of the French civil wars. She is the General Performance Editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions and Editor of the Shakespeare in Performance database (http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/). Recent articles include “Teaching English Travel Writing from 1500 to the Present,” in Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters, edited by Karina Attar and Lynn Shutters (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), “Philippe Mornay, Mary Sidney, and the Politics of Translation,” for the Early Modern Studies Journal Vol. 6: Women’s Writing / Women’s Work in Early Modernity (2014), “Shakespeare, Navarre, and Continental History,” in Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare, edited by Michael Saenger (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), and “Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James Mardock and Kathryn McPherson (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014). She is a contributor to The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and she has written for the Shakespearean International Yearbook, Renaissance Quarterly, Shakespeare Bulletin, and Cahiers Elisabethains.

Area of Specialization

Shakespeare / Renaissance literature

Degrees

Ph.D., English Literature, Stanford University
M.A., English Literature, University of Toronto
B.A. (with High Distinction), English & History, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

General Performance Editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions (http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/), and Editor of the Shakespeare in Performance Database.

Community Contributions

Faculty member for the Stratford Seminar Society, which organizes a week-long summer program in association with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Research Interests:

English

All Publications

Book Chapters

"Modern Retrospectives: Childhood and Education in Tom Stoppard’s Shakespearean Plays," in Childhood, Education, and the Stage in Early Modern England, edited by Deanne Williams and Richard Preiss (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017), 324-353.

“Shakespeare, Navarre, and Continental History,” in Interlinguicity, Internationality and Shakespeare, edited by Michael Saenger (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014), 35-65.

“Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” in Stages of Engagement: Drama and Religion in Post-Reformation England, edited by James Mardock and Kathryn McPherson, (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2014), 107-134.

“Teaching English Travel Writing from 1500 to the Present,” for Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters across Disciplines and Eras, edited by Karina Attar and Lynn Shutters (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

“Hayward, John,” “Primrose, Diana,” and “Sandys, George,” In The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, ed. Alan Stewart and Garrett Sullivan (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), 461-3, 796-8, 852-4.

“Beyond the ‘Lyric’ in Illyricum: Some Early Modern Backgrounds to Twelfth Night,” in Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, edited by James Schiffer (London and New York: Routledge, 2011). 149-166.

“‘Elizian’ Fields: Elizabeth, Essex, and the Politics of Dissent in 1624,” in Resurrecting Elizabeth I in the Seventeenth Century, ed. Elizabeth Hageman & Katherine Conway (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007), 149-167.

Journal Articles

“Collaborations and conversations: The year in Shakespeare studies, 2012-2013,” The Shakespearean International Yearbook, vol. 16 (2016): 177-189.

“Philippe Mornay, Mary Sidney, and the Politics of Translation,” Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) Vol 6: Women’s Writing / Women’s Work in Early Modernity (Fall 2014).

Hamlet,” Shakespeare Bulletin 28.3 (Fall 2010). 377-382. Theatre Review.

Hamlet,” Shakespeare Bulletin 27.3 (Fall 2009): 475-477. Theatre Review.

Conference Proceedings

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” Proceedings of the Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, edited by Martin Prochazka, Michael Dobson, Andreas Höfele, Hanna Scolnicov (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2014), 29-37.

Conference Papers

"'Brave Conquerors': Rethinking the Politics of Love's Labour's Lost," for the seminar on Foreign Policy in the Age of Shakespeare, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), 5-7 April, 2012, Boston, MA.

Hamlet and the French Wars of Religion,” Seminar on Trauma and Memory in Early Modern England, Ninth World Shakespeare Congress, International Shakespeare Association, July 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.

“‘Let Me Pray, Before I Die’: Martyrdom and Militancy in Marlowe’s Massacre at Paris,” Seminar on Drama and/of the Reformation, Shakespeare Association of America, April 2011, Bellevue, WA.

“Shakespeare, Nebrija, and the War for Navarre,” Shakespeare: Sources and Directions, Bergen Shakespeare and Drama Network (BSDN), 4-8 October, 2011, Cork, Ireland.

Panel Chair, “Variations in Early Editions of Shakespeare: Causes, Consequences, and Significance,” Rethinking Early Modern Print Culture – CRRS Conference, Victoria University in the University of Toronto, October 22-24, 2010.

“From Bianca to Billo: The Courtesan Figure in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Omkara,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and World Cinema, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 1-4, 2010, Chicago, IL.

“Teaching Omkara Teaching Othello,” Bollywood’s Soft Power, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, 14-15 December, 2009, Kharagpur, India.

“Organizing Knowledge for Gentlewomen: The Lessons of François de Belleforest’s Histoires Tragiques,” for the seminar on Shakespeare and the Organization of Knowledge, Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 9-11, 2009, Washington DC.

“Exploring ‘That Little-Known Coast’: Shakespeare’s Illyria and the Archive,” Early Modern Studies Seminar (EMSS), University of Toronto, 9 February, 2009, Toronto, ON.

“A Milton for Young Atheists: His Dark Materials and the End of Authority,” Milton at 400: A Symposium in Honour of J. Martin Evans, Stanford University, 4-5 December, 2008, Stanford CA.

“From Bianca to Billo: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Bollywood Adaptation of Othello,” Shakespeare, Translation and Transmediation (Bergen Shakespeare and Drama Network), University of Malta, 21-25 October, 2008, Malta.

“‘What’s in a Name?’: Love’s Labour’s Lost and the History of ‘Navarre,’” (for seminar on Histories and Methodologies), Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 13-15, 2008, Dallas, TX.

“Belleforest’s Venice,” Shakespeare and Venice, Università ca’ Foscari Venezia, October 10-11, 2007, Venice, Italy.

“Reading Around in Belleforest,” (for Seminar on Twelfth Night), Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 4-7, 2007, San Diego, CA.

“‘The rarest Queene in Europe’: Praise of Elizabeth I and her Court in Bussy d’Ambois,” (for panel called Elizabeth I: the Competition for Representation Continues, to be chaired by Susan Frye), Renaissance Society of America (RSA), March 22-24, 2007, Miami, FL. Panel officially sponsored by Renaissances: a Lecture and Workshop Series at Stanford. Refereed.

“That ‘conveniently obscure location’: Rethinking Shakespeare’s Illyria,” Shakespeare and the Eastern Mediterranean, Inter University Centre, October 4-8, 2006, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

“‘There’s more in’t than fair visage’: the Cultural Politics of Remarriage in Shakespeare and Fletcher’s Henry VIII,” Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 13-15, 2006, Philadelphia, PA.

“Anjou and the Cannibals,” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), December 1-4, 2005, San Antonio, TX.

“English Mounsieurs: Performing ‘Frenchness’ in Shakespeare’s Comedies,” Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), March 17-19, 2005, Bermuda.

“The Machiavel Plays the Maid’s Part: Richard III and Elizabethan Political Rhetoric,” Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 8-10, 2004, New Orleans, LA.

“Petrarch, Parody and Patronage: Florio Introduces Montaigne,” Panel organized by Stephen Orgel, Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), Oct. 23-26, 2003, Newport Beach, CA.

“‘Elizian’ Fields: Thomas Scott, Leonel Sharpe, and the ‘Haunting’ of James I,” Shakespeare Association of America (SAA), April 10-13, 2003, Victoria, BC.

“Shakespeare and Cultural Memory: James VI and Love’s Labor’s Lost” Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS), Nov. 14-17, 2002, Tampa, FL.

“Troubled Boundaries: Mapping Shakespeare’s History Plays,” Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference, April 20, 2002, Berkeley, CA.

Book Reviews

Representations of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Culture, ed. Alessandra Petrina and Laura Tosi (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011),” Renaissance Quarterly 65.1 (Spring 2012): 274-276.

“Jane Pettegree, Foreign and Native on the English Stage, 1588-1611: Metaphor and National Identity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)” for Early English Studies (EES), an online journal of the University of Texas at Arlington (http://www.uta.edu/english/ees/index.html).

“Robert Ellrodt, Montaigne et Shakespeare. L'émergence de la conscience moderne (Paris: José Corti, 2011),” Cahiers Elisabéthains 80 (Autumn 2011):103-104.

Théâtre Elisabéthain (2 vols.), ed. Line Cottegnies, François Laroque & Jean-Marie Maguin,” Cahiers Elisabéthains 78 (Autumn 2010): 97-100.


Teaching:

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2016-2017 AP/EN4535 6.0  Advanced Shakespeare SEMR