B.A. 1988 Wesleyan University
M.A. 1997 University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. 2000 University of California, Berkeley On the PSU faculty since 2001
FIELDS: Renaissance/17th Century Literature and Culture; Early Modern Gender and Sexuality
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Amy Greenstadt grew up in New York City, found herself in San Francisco, and found a home in Portland. She studies early modern
European literature and culture, especially the histories of gender, sexuality, and race. Her most recent interests are in seventeenth-century sci fi and Renaissance erotica. She is
also committed to improving the job prospects for English graduates and championing public humanities education.
“Aemilia Lanyers Pathetic Phallacy.” The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 8:1 (Spring/Summer 2008): 67-97.
“Read it in Me: The Author's Will in Lucrece.” Shakespeare Quarterly 57:1 (Spring 2006): 45-70.
“Rapt from Himself: Rape and the Poetics of Corporeality in Sidney's Old Arcadia.” Representing Rape in Medieval and Early Modern Literature.
Ed. Elizabeth Robertson and Christine M. Rose. New York: Palgrave, 2001. 311-49.
RECENT AND IN PROGRESS
“Margaret's Beard,” presentation at Margaret Cavendish Society Annual Meeting, Corvallis, OR, June 20, 2009
“Vials of Precious Fluid, or, Shakespeare's Seminal Influence on Milton,” presentation at University of Cincinnati, March 2008
“The Kindest Cut: Circumcision, Usury, and Male Friendship in The Merchant of Venice,” presentation at Renaissance Society of America Conference,
San Francisco, CA, March 25, 2006
Pricked Out: Sexchange in Early Modern Europe (monograph project)