English Department Welcomes Allison Meyer

Written by Laura Paskin
April 28, 2014

Allison Machlis Meyer joins the English Department as an assistant professor, effective September 1, 2014. Her research and scholarship focus on Renaissance drama and poetry, historical narratives, intertextuality, and composition and rhetoric. She received her PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a graduate minor in Gender and Women’s Studies.

Meyer’s recent scholarship includes “Richard III’s Forelives: Rewriting Elizabeth(s) in Tudor Historiography” in Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England (2013), “The Politics of Queenship in Francis Bacon’s The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh and John Ford’s Perkin Warbeck” in Studies in Philology (2014), and “Multiple Histories: Cultural Memory and the Case of Anne Boleyn in Actes and Monuments and Henry VIII,” forthcoming in Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation. She is currently working on the book Tell-tale Women: Chronicling Gender, Politics, and Intertextuality in Early Modern Historiography.

Meyer was recently selected as an National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar for 2014. She will participate in a seminar entitled ”Tudor Books and Readers: 1485-1603.” The 5-¬week program will be held at the Plantin--Moretus Museum in Antwerp,Belgium; at Senate House Library, University of London; and at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers  41 undergraduate major degrees, 36 minors, and 6 master’s degrees. The English Department offers undergraduate degrees in literature, creative writing, and film studies.