Susan C. Staub

Professor
British Literature - Early Modern
104D Sanford
828-262-2335
Classes: 
4840: Shakespeare II 12:30-1:45 TR
Classes: 
5840: Shakespeare 2-3:15 TR
Education: 
BA, English, Louisiana State University
Education: 
MA, Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Education: 
Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Academic Specialty

Early Modern Literature

Selected Publications

  • "'Bred now of your mud': Land, Generation, and the Body in Antony and Cleopatra." Renaissance Papers (2012), (forthcoming, 2013).
  • "While She Was Sleeping: Spenser's 'goodly storie' of Chrysogone." In Maternity in Early Modern Romance. Eds, Naomi Miller and Karen Bamford. Forthcoming.
  • "'My throbbing heart shall rock you day and night': Venus, Elizabeth, and the Early Modern Construction of Motherhood" to be republished in Shakespearean Criticism, 2012.
  • "Surveilling the Secrets of the Female Body: The Contest for Reproductive Authority in the Popular Press of the Seventeenth-Century." In The Female Body in Medicine and Literature, eds. Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham. (Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2011). 51-68.
  • "Dissembling His Art: Gascoigne's Gardnings." Renaissance Studies 25.1 (2011): 95-110. Republished in Alexander Samson, ed. Locus Amoenus: Gardens and Horticulture in the Renaissance. West Sussex, UK:Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  • "'Pretty conceits as pleased her peevish fantasy': the 'Manling' Secretary in The Adventures of Master F.J." in New Essays on George Gascoigne, Gillian Austen, ed. (forthcoming, AMS Press).
  • The Literary Mother: Essays on Representations of Maternity and Child Care, editor and introduction. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2007.
  • Nature's Cruel Stepdames: Representations of Women and Crime in the Street Literature of Early Modern England. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2005.
  • "'Breaking the Head of the Serpent': Women's Childbirth Prayers in The Monument of Matrones." Renaissance Papers (2006): 61-75.
  • "'My throbbing heart shall rock you day and night': Venus, Elizabeth, and the Early Modern Construction of Motherhood" in The Literary Mother: Essays on Representations of Maternity and Child Care, edited by Susan C. Staub. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2007. 15-32.
  • "'News from the Dead': The Strange Story of a Woman Who Gave Birth, Was Executed and Was Resurrected as a Virgin." In The Single Woman in Medieval and Early Modern England: Her Life and Representation. Eds. Laurel Amtower and Dorothea Kehler. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 263 (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003). 193-210.
  • "Infanticide in Beloved," The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia. Ed. Elizabeth Beaulieu. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003. 176-79.
  • Mothers' Advice Books. Volume 3 in The Early Modern Englishwoman, A Facsimile Library of Essential Works, 1500-1750, series II, Printed Writings, 1641-1700. Betty Travitsky and Patrick Cullen, general editors. Aldershot: Ashgate Press, 2002.
  • "Bloody Relations: Murderous Wives in the Street Literature of Early Modern England." Domestic Arrangements in Early Modern England. Ed. Kari McBride. Pittsburgh: Duquesne UP, 2002. 124-146.
  • "Early Modern Medea: Representations of Child Murder in the Street Literature of Seventeenth Century England." Maternal Measures: Figuring Caregiving in the Early Modern Period. Eds. Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh. Aldershot, England: Ashgate Press, 2000. 333-347. This book won the Collaborative Projects Award for 2001 from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.


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