Ann Pleiss Morris

  Ann Pleiss Morris

 

Education

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Iowa (2011)
  • M. Litt in Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature in Performance, Mary Baldwin College (2005)
  • B.A. in English & Speech-Drama, Mount Mercy University (2002)

 

Current Courses Taught

  • ENG 110: Literature & Composition
  • ENG 175: First Year Seminar: Vice & Virtue

  • ENG 230: Literary Criticism
  • ENG 251: Foundations of English Literature
  • ENG 300: Department Topics: Shakespeare & Pop Culture

  • ENG 300: Department Topics: The Business of Early Modern Theater
  • ENG 340: Major Author: Shakespeare
  • ENG 541: Independent Study: Introduction to Playwriting
  • ENG 400: Senior Seminar: Trauma Studies

 

 

 

Awards and Honors

  • Ripon College Faculty Travel Grants, 2012 & 2013

  • Alpha Chi Omega Faculty Staff Person of the Week, 2011 & 2012

  • Action Starts with Conviction Grant, Ripon College Office of Community Engagement, Ripon College, April 2012
  • Elizabeth Dietz Dissertation-Year Fellowship, Department of English, University of Iowa, 2010-2011

  • Sherman Paul / Prairie Lights Research Support Award, Department of English, University of Iowa, 2010
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, Council on Teaching, University of Iowa, 2010

  • Fellow, Obermann Week-Long Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy, University of Iowa, 2009
  • Post-Comps Course Release Fellowship, Department of English, University of Iowa, 2008

  • Graduate Fellowship, Mary Baldwin College, 2003

 

 

Recent Publications and Presentations

Academic Publications

  • Undergoing Revisions: “‘Frailty thy name is Woman’: Revising Violence Against Women in Contemporary Shakespeare Performance”
  • Review of Nicholas F. Radel’s edition of The Taming of the Shrew (Barnes & Noble Shakespeare), SHAKSPER: The Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference, January 2011.

Conference Presentations and Participation

  • Participant, Shakespeare Prison Practioners’ Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, November 2013
  • “Patient Auditor to Gentle Reader: Transforming the Introduction from Playhouse to Printhouse,” Blackfriars Conference, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA, October 2013
  • “ ‘My pain, still smother’d in my grieved breast / Seeks for some ease’: The Printing of Mary Wroth’s Sonnets and Public Perceptions of Miscarriage,” Reception Study Society Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, September 2013
  • “The Page On Stage: Letters in the Stratford Festival’s Merchant of Venice (1984),” Performing the Archives Workshop, Shakespeare Association of America, Toronto, ON, March 2013
  • “Revising Daughterhood: Mary Lamb, Matricide, and the Creation of Ideal Daughters in Tales from Shakespeare.” British Women’s Writers Conference, University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder, CO, June 2012
  • Shakespeare Behind Bars: Shakespeare, Performance, and the Social Perception of Inmates,” Democracy, Arts, and Justice Panel, American Comparative Literature Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, March 2012
  • Participant, ACM Conference on the Past, Present, and Future of the Book, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, February 2012
  • “Mentoring Behind Bars: Teaching Rogerson’s Shakespeare Behind Bars to Introductory Literature Students,” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM, October 2010
  • “Who hadst deserved more than a prison’: Transforming Gallows Marks in Shakespeare Behind Bars,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2010
  • “Building Modern Communities with Original Practice Performance,”
 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2009
  • “‘What’s Past is Prologue’: Negotiating Original Staging Practices with Contemporary Audiences,” Blackfriars Conference, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA, October 2009
  • “A Community of Voices: Using Literature to Explore Trauma,” Jakobsen Graduate Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, March 2009
  • “‘I shall be hiss’d at, on my life now’: Liminality and the Boy in Early Modern Inductions,” Blackfriars Conference, American Shakespeare Center, Staunton, VA, October 2007
  • “Liminality and the Boy in Early Modern Inductions,” Graduate Conference,
 Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, June 2007

Invited Lectures, Workshops, and Dramaturgy

  • Dramaturg, “Love’s Labour’s Lost” & “The Taming of the Shrew,” Sweet Tea Shakespeare, Fayetteville, NC, Summer 2014
  • Lecturer, “Shakespearean Introductions,” Faculty Brown Bag Lunch Series, Ripon College, Ripon, WI, February 2014
  • Panelist, “Lauara Bates: Shakespeare in Shackles: The Transformative Power of Literature,” Ted Talks & Tea, Ripon College, Ripon, WI, December 2013
  • Lecturer, “Austen Cover to Cover: Tracing Austen’s Cultural Meaning through Book Covers,” ENG 340: Major Author: Austen, Ripon College, Ripon, WI, April 2013
  • Lecturer, “Is Museum a Dirty Word?: Defining the Museum Experience,” ANT 115: Introduction to Museum Studies, Ripon College, Ripon, WI, April 2013
  • Panelist, Second Year Faculty Panel, New Faculty Orientation, Ripon College, Ripon, WI, August 2012
  • Lecturer, “ ‘What’s Past is Prologue’: Original Practice Shakespeare Performance and Modern Theatrical Communities,” Faculty Brown Bag Lunch Series, Ripon College, Ripon, WI, April 2012
  • Lecturer, Theater Department’s Lecture Series on The Tempest, Ripon College, Ripon, WI, October 2011
  • Panelist, Engaged Research and Teaching Panel, Jakobsen Graduate Conference, University of Iowa, March 2010. Panelist, Graduate Student Panel on Engaged Research and Teaching, Obermann Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy, University of Iowa, January 2010
  • Lecturer, “Falstaff!,” Brush Up Your Shakespeare Workshops, American Shakespeare Center, Fall 2004

 

 

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Shakespeare Association of America
  • Reception Study Society

 

Areas of Interest

  • Shakespeare
  • Early Modern Theater Performance
  • Contemporary Theater Performance
  • Trauma Studies
  • Book & Textual Studies