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Rivlin, Elizabeth

Rivlin, Elizabeth

Associate Professor, Early Modern British Literature

Office: 804 Strode

Focus: Early Modern British Literature

Research Interests:: PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004. Her forthcoming book, *The Aesthetics of Service in Early Modern England*(Northwestern University Press, 2012), argues that at a time when capitalism was altering patriarchal servant-master relationships, early modern dramas and prose fictions modeled themselves after the proliferating possibilities of service. Research interests include the relation of form to categories of social identity; definitions of public/private; early modern literatures of exploration and colonization; and recent Shakespeare adaptations and appropriations.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

The Aesthetics of Service in Early Modern England. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2012. Print.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“Forms of Service in Thomas Deloney’s The Gentle Craft.” English Literary Renaissance 40.2 (Spring 2010): 191-214.

“Mimetic Service in The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” English Literary History 72 (2005): 105-128.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Accepted or Submitted)

“Adaptation Revoked: Knowledge, Trauma, and Ethics in Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres,” Shakespeare, Appropriations, and the Ethical, ed. Alexander Huang and Elizabeth Rivlin. Essay submitted for review.

“The Rogues’ Paradox: Redefining Work in The Alchemist,” in Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama, ed. Michelle M. Dowd and Natasha Korda. Farnham, UK, and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Press, 2011. 115-29. In production.

Edited Journals

Shakespearean Hearing, guest ed. Leslie Dunn and Wes Folkerth, The Upstart Crow 29 (2010). Forthcoming January 2011.

Politics and the Citizen, The Upstart Crow 28 (2009).

Conference Presentations (Delivered)

“Reading ‘Aside’ in Measure for Measure, 2.2.” Workshop on “Developing Performance Activities for Teaching Measure for Measure.” Shakespeare Association of America Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 2010.

Conference Proposals (Accepted or Submitted)

“Ron Rash’s Macbeth.” Shakespeare Association of American Meeting. Bellevue, WA. April 2011.