Curriculum Vitae
JOHN C. COLDEWEY

 

Department of English
University of Washington, Box 354330
Seattle, WA 98195-4330
(206) 543-2183
email: jcjc@u.washington.edu
homepage: http://faculty.washington.edu/jcjc/
 
 

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EDUCATION: B.A., Lewis College, 1962-66
University of London, 1966
M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1966-67
Ph.D., University of Colorado, 1967-72

DISSERTATION: "Early Essex Drama: A History of Its Rise and Fall and a Theory Concerning the Digby Plays," supervised by Donald C. Baker and John L. Murphy (University of Colorado, 1972)

EMPLOYMENT: Teaching Assistant, Northern Illinois University, 1966-67
Teaching Associate and Instructor, University of Colorado, 1967-72
Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington, 1972-73
Assistant Professor, University of Washington, 1973-79
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Local History Studies, University of Nottingham, England, 1979-80.
Associate Professor, University of Washington, 1979-1991
Acting Editor, Modern Language Quarterly, 1980-81
Editor Modern Language Quarterly, 1983-93
Fulbright Exchange Professor, University of East Anglia (Norwich, U.K.), 1986-87
Professor, University of Washington, 1991--
Director, English Graduate Studies, 1995-1999
Faculty Development Liaison, Department of English, 2001--
GRANTS AND AWARDS:  (See also Who's Who in America entry) University of Washington Faculty Research Grant, Summer 1973.

Medieval Academy of America Fellowship and Travel Grant to participate in 6-week workshop "Editing Medieval Texts" (part of Summer Program in Medieval and Byzantine Studies), June-July 1974.

American Council of Learned Societies Grant-in-Aid, June 1974-June 1975.

University of Washington Faculty Research Grant, Summer 1975.

Selected to teach in London for Fall 1975 in the Northwest Inter-institutional Study Abroad program.

American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant to read paper at the Third International Neo-Latin Congress, Tours, France, September 1976.

University of Washington Faculty Research Grant, Summer 1977.

Honorarium to participate in the International Colloquium on Records of Early English Drama, Erindale College, University of Toronto, Canada, August-September 1978.

Major Faculty Lecturer, UW Alumni Vacation College, "The Medieval World," July 15-22, 1979.

National Endowment for the Humanities research grant, administered by the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio State University, to research records of drama in Nottinghamshire, 1979-80.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend for Senior Faculty, Summer 1982.

American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant to read paper at International Theatre Studies Conference, Perpighan, France, 1986.

University of Washington Faculty Research Grant, Summer 1988.

National Endowment for the Humanities stipend, travel and housing grant to participate in a five-week Summer Institute, "Society and religion in Early Modern Europe," hosted by the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California, July-August 1993.

Selected as one of the "top ten professors to take no matter what your major," University of Washington recruiting booklet, 1994-95.

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support research and writing project, "Performing the Past: Re-imagining Early English Drama," 1999-2000.

PUBLICATIONS: Books:
  Pseudomagia, A 17th-Century Neo-Latin Tragicomedy, co-edited and translated with Brian P. Copenhaver (Nieukoop, Holland: de Graaf: 1979). Performed October 31, 1985-November 17,1985 at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.

Renaissance Latin Drama in England, Vol. IV, [includes Watson's Antigone, Alabaster's Roxana, Mease's Adrastus Parentans], co-edited with Brian P. Copenhaver (Hildesheim and New York: Georg Olms Verlag, 1987).

Contexts for Early English Drama, co-edited with Marianne Briscoe (Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1989).

Renaissance Latin Drama in England, Vol. 14, includes Chappell's Susenbrotus (1616), Cruso's Euribates Pseudomagus (1616), Mewe's Pseudomagia (1626), and Zelotypus (1606; anonymous), co-edited with Brian P. Copenhaver (Hildesheim and New York, Georg Olms Verlag, 1990 [1991]).

Early English Drama: An Anthology, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York, 1993.

Drama, Classical to Contemporary, co-edited with W.R. Streitberger. New York: Prentice Hall, 1998; rev. ed., 2001.

Medieval Drama: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies. 4 Vols. London: Routledge, 2007.


Contributions to Books:

  "Player Companies at Aldeburgh," in Malone Society Collections IX. Oxford: 1971 [1977], 16-23.

"Art and Artifice in Pseudomagia," in Acta Conventus Neo-Latini Turorensis, ed. Jean-Claude Margolin (Paris: J. Vrin: 1979), 1179-1186.

"Learning about Local Control of the Late Medieval Drama--A Reply," Proceedings of the First Colloquium of Records of Early English Drama (University of Toronto, Records of Early English Drama: 1979), 118-125.

"William Alabaster's Roxana: Text, History, and Some Critical Considerations," Acta of the Neo-Latin Congress at Bologna, 1979 (Binghampton: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1985), 413-19.

"Some Economic Aspects of the Late Medieval Drama," Contexts for Medieval English Drama ed. by Marianne Briscoe and John Coldewey, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1989, 77-101.

"Medieval Drama through the Cycle Plays: Problems and Possibilities," in Approaches to Teaching Medieval Drama, ed. by Richard Emmerson. New York: Modern Language Association, 1990, 122-26.

"The Non-Cycle Plays and the East Anglian Tradition," The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre, ed. by Richard Beadle. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994, pp. 189-210.

"Carnival's End: Puritan Ideology and the Decline of English Provincial Theatre," Festive Drama, ed. Meg Tywcross.Suffolk and New York: Boydell and Brewer 1996, 279-286.

"Thrice-Told Tales: Renegotiating Early English Drama," in European Medieval Drama 1996: Papers From the First International Conference on Aspects of European Drama, Vol. 1, ed. Sydney Higgins, (Camerino, Italy: 1996), 17-34.

"The Way Things (Never) Were: Spiritual Nostalgia in Medieval English Plays," in European Medieval Drama 1997: Papers from the Second International Conference on 'Aspects of European Medieval Drama' Vol. 2, ed. Sydney Higgins, (Camerino, Italy: 1997), 41-68.

"Secrets of God’s Creatures: Talking Animals in Medieval Drama," in European Medieval Drama 1998: Papers from the Third International Conference on Aspects of European Medieval Drama Vol. 3, ed. Sydney Higgins, (Camerino, Italy: 2000); 215-232. 

“From Roman to Renaissance in Drama and Theatre,” The Cambridge History of British Theatre, 5 Vols., ed. by Jane Milling and Peter Thomson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 2004), Vol. 1, 3-69. 

Articles:
  "The Last Rise and Final Demise of Essex Town Drama ," Modern Language Quarterly, 56, 3 (September 1975), 239-260.

"The Digby Plays and the Chelmsford Records," Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama, XVIII (1975 [1976]), 103-121.

"That Enterprising Property Player: Semi-Professional Drama in Sixteenth-Century England," Theatre Notebook, XXXI, l (1977), 5-12.

"Myles Blomefylde's Library: Another Book," English Language Notes, XIV, No. 4 (June 1977), 249-250.

"Some Nottinghamshire Waits: Their History and Habits," Records of Early English Drama Newsletter, (Spring 1982), 40-49.

"Journal Editing for the '80's: Using Computers," Editors' Notes(Spring 1984), 8-11.

"Plays and 'Play' in Early English Drama," Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama, (Spring 1986), 181-188.

"A Report on the Use of Computers among Learned Journals," Editors' Notes, Spring 1986, 3-9.

"'Bare Rn'wd Quiers': Shakespeare's Sonnet 73 and Poetry, Dying," Philological Quarterly, Vol. 67, No. l (Winter 1988), l-9.

"Watersheds: Thames Valley Traditions of Medieval Drama," Fifteenth- Century Studies, Vol. 13, (1989), 257-262.

"English Drama in the 1520's: Six Perspectives" in RORD, Research Opportunities in Renaissance Drama, XXXI, (1992), 57-78.

"Thrice-Told Tales: Renegotiating Early English Drama," in European Medieval Drama, Vol. 1 (1997), 15-31, refereed revision of conference paper, above.

"The Way Things (Never) Were: Spiritual Nostalgia In Medieval English Plays," in European Medieval Drama, Vol. 2 (1998), pp. 35-62, refereed revision of conference paper, above.

"What Can A Web Page Do For My Graduate Program and How Can I Set Up?" with Jason Hoblit, The Association of Departments of English Bulletin, Issue 5 (Fall 1998), 2-5.

"Teaching and Technology", Association of Departments of English Bulletin, Winter 1998 [1999], no. 121, pp. 41-46.

"Secrets of God’s Creatures: Talking Animals in Medieval Drama," in European Medieval Drama, Vol. 3 (2000), pp. 73-96, refereed revision of conference paper, above. 

 "Watching the Watchers: Drama Spectatorship and Counter-Surveillance in 16th-Century Chester," in Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, Vol 38 (2002 [2003]), pp. 131-46.

Reviews:
  The Theater of Devotion: East Anglian Drama and Society in the Middle Ages (Chicago, 1989) by Gail McMurray Gibson, for Albion, October 1991.

Medieval English Drama: an Annotated Bibliography of Recent Criticism, by Sidney Berger (Garland, 1990), for Speculum, Vol. 67, No. 2 (April 1992).

The Middle English Mystery Play: A Study in Dramatic Speech and Form, by Hans-Jurgen Diller (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), for Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Vol. 16 (1994), 178-82.

Encyclopedia Articles:
“Morality Plays,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, ed. by David Scott Kastan and Gail Gibson. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

“The Macro Plays,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, ed. by David Scott Kastan and Gail Gibson. London and New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
ACCEPTED:
Book:
Records of Early English Drama: Nottinghamshire, University of Toronto: Records of Early English Drama: projected for 2009.  WORK IN PROGRESS: Book:
  A Seventeenth-Century Book of Games, edited from the manuscripts of Francis Willoughby.   Performing the Past: Re-imagining Early English Drama   Articles:
  "Comic Peripeteia in the Cycle Plays."

"Pendants, Playwrights, and Self Representation in University Drama: The Case of Susenbrotus."

"Neo-Latin Dramatists: A Prosopographical Survey" (with Brian P. Copenhaver).

"The Hamlet, the Town, the Mansion, the Spire: Institutionalizing Early English Drama."

"Town Investment and the Decline of English Medieval Dramatic Forms."

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Conferences, Lectures, and Readings:   "The Chelmsford Records and the Digby Plays," Medieval Association of the Pacific meeting, University of Washington, February 1975.

"That Enterprising Property Player: Semi-Professional Drama in Sixteenth-Century England," Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 1975.

"Art and Artifice in Pseudomagia," Third International Congress of Neo-Latin Studies, Tours, France, September 1976.

"English Local Drama: Sources, History, and Production Technique,"Guest Lecture at University of Puget Sound, May 3, 1977.

"Henry IV and The Dream Watcher," Guest Lecture, in series coordinated with the offerings of the Seattle Repertory Theatre, December 14, 1977.

"Richard III, Actor and Monster," Guest Lecture, Women's University Club, February 8, 1978.

"Timon of Athens: One Step Too Far," Guest Lecture, Women'sUniversity Club, February 15, 1978.

"The Tempest: A Magical Farewell," Guest Lecture, Women's University Club, February 22, 1978.

Chaired session: Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference, University of Washington, March 1978.

"God's Cornucopia: Comic Peripeteia in the Cycle Plays," 13th Conference on Medieval Studies, the Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 1978.

"The Records of Late Medieval Drama: Civic Authority and Control--A Reply," International Colloquium on Records of Early English Drama, Erindale College, University of Toronto, Canada, August-September 1978.

Chaired session: 14th Conference on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 1979.

"Medieval Drama: Types, History and Production Techniques," Major Faculty Lecture, University of Washington Alumni Vacation College, July 2, 1979.

"The Records of Early English Drama Project: Its Significance for Historians of the Theatre," American Theatre Association Conference, New York, August 1979.

"William Alabaster's Roxana: Text, History, and Some Critical Considerations," Fourth International Conference of Neo-Latin Studies, Bologna, Italy, September 1979.

"Medieval Drama in Essex," Guest lecture, Billericay Arts Association, Billericay, Essex, England, June 16, 1980.

"Hamlet's Modern Performance," KVI Radio Broadcast, Rick Saven Show, January 14, 1981.

Chaired session: Medieval Association of the Pacific, University of Victoria, Canada, February 1981.

"Waits in Nottinghamshire: Their Customs and Habits," 16th Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 1981.

Chaired Workshop on Medieval Drama, University of British Columbia, November 1981.

Co-organized and administered with Marianne Briscoe, a Symposium, "Contexts of Medieval English Drama," co-sponsored by the Medieval Academy of America and the Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University; eight sessions at the 17th Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 1982.

"Some Economic Aspects of the Late Medieval Drama," 17th Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 1982.

Chaired Chaucer session, Modern Language Association Convention, Los Angeles, December 1982.

"Some Nothinghamshire Waits," The American Musicological Society,(Northwest Branch) meeting, University of Washington, April 1983.

"What Were They Playing When They Weren't Playing Plays," 18th Conference on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 1983.

"Journal Editing for the '80's: Using Computers," Philological Association of the Pacific Coast Conference, University of California at Santa Barbara, October 1983.

Panelist, "Editing Records of English Drama," University of Toronto, November 1983.

Chaired session: "Medieval Drama," Medieval Association of the Pacific, University of Washington, February 1984.

Preview lecture for Seattle Repertory Theatre Production of As You Like It, "Liking As You Like It," April 22, 1984.

Organized and chaired session: "Were the Towneley Plays Wakefield Plays," at the 19th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University, May 1984.

"Confronting the Unfixed Text of the Chester Plays," Modern Language Association Convention, Washington, D.C., December 1984.

Chair and Commentator, "New Light on University Drama," Renaissance Society of America Conference, The Huntington Library (San Marino, California), March 23, 1985.

Organized and chaired session, "'Play'ful terms in Medieval Drama," Twentieth Conference on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 1985.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Movies," Undergraduate English Association, University of Washington, February 1985.

"Publication and the Profession," English Graduate Organization Panelist, University of Washington, May 1985.

"English Records and English Drama," University of Washington Renaissance Colloquium, May 1985.

"Nottinghamshire Records and Local History," Conference on Records of Early English Drama and History, Birkbeck College, London University, July 1986.

"Watersheds: Thames Valley Traditions of Medieval Drama," International Society for Medieval Theatre Studies, Perpignan, France, July 1986.

"Artistic Narcissism in Neo-Latin Drama," MLA conference, San Francisco, December 1987.

"Capital Gains and Net Losses: Varieties of Town Investment in the Cycle Plays," Southern California Renaissance Conference, The Huntington Library, April 14-15, 1988.

"Town Investment and Ideological Change in the English Cycle Plays," solicited lecture at the Department of English, University of California at Riverside, April 19, 1988.

Organized and chaired session for Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society: "English Drama in the 1520's," MLA Conference, New Orleans, December 1988.

Organized and chaired session, "Medieval and Renaissance Drama," Twenty-fourth International Conference on Medieval Studies,

Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 1989.

"Carnival's End: Puritan Ideology and the Decline of English Town Drama," International Society for Medieval Theatre Studies Conference, Lancaster University, Lancaster, England, July 1989.

Organized and chaired session, "Desktop Publication: Why and How," MLA Conference, Washington, DC, December 1989.

Co-organized and administered with Michael Marcuse, a symposium, "The Future of Learned Journals in the Humanities," sponsored by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals;

Four sessions at the MLA Convention, Chicago, December 1990."Generic Self-Reflection in Neo-Latin Drama,: The Case of Fortunia." Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference, University of Puget Sound, April 3-4, 1992.

"Town Investment and the Decline of Medieval Dramatic Forms. Solicited lecture, British Studies Institute, University of Colorado, April 27, 1992.

"A Devil of a Time in Suffolk: Play Acting, Superstition, and Theatrical Habits in Early East Anglian Drama." 27th International Congress on Medieval Studies. The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 6-10, 1992.

"The Bible and Medieval Drama," two linked lectures for "The Bible in Middle English Literature," faculty lecture series sponsored by Medieval and Renaissance Symposium, May 6 & 11, 1992.

"Pedants, Playwrights, and Self Representation in University Drama: The Case of Susenbrotus." Accepted to be read at the International Society for the Study of Medieval Theatre Conference, University of Girona, Girona Spain, June 29-July 5, 1992.

Organized session: "Tales from the Crypt: Bringing Nearly Departed Journals Back to Life," MLA Convention, New York, December 1992.

"Tracking the Journal Article," solicited lecture, Portland State University, March 1993.

Guest speaker, "Teaching and Theory," Graduate Roundtable, University of Washington, May 1993.

Organized and chaired session, "E.K. Chambers: Now and Then." 28th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 5-8, 1993. The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Solicited lecture, "The Death of Medieval Dramatic Forms, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C., October 1993.

Organized session: "Gonzo Scholarship? Policing Electronic Journals," MLA Convention, Toronto, December 1993.

Organized day-long Symposium, sponsored by Faculty Council on University Libraries, UW Provost and Vice-Provost, UW Libraries: "Scholarly Publication in Crisis: Problems, Possibilities, Potential," University of Washington, March 4, 1994.

Organized and chaired session, "Between the Acts (Lies the Shadow): Culturally Mediating Characters in Early Drama," 29th International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 7, 1994.

Organized and presided over symposium: "Virtually Yours: Electronic Resources, Wired Professors, Courses Online," sponsored by the Faculty Council on University Libraries, held at the University of Washington Libraries, March 1995.

Organized and chaired session: "The Other Early Drama: Cornish Plays, the Welsh and Scottish traditions," 30th International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 1995.

Organized and chaired session: "Drama Between the (Political) Acts: English Medieval Dramatic Forms 1535-1562," 31st International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 1996,

"Thrice-Told Tales: Renegotiating Early English Drama." Invited Principal Speaker, European Medieval Drama conference, "Aspetti del Dramma Medioevale Europeo." University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy, June 1996.

"'Country Matters' in Early Tudor Court Drama," presented with William Streitberger for Medieval and Renaissance Symposium, "The European Court," April 1997.

"The Way things (Never) Were: Spiritual Nostalgia in Early English Drama." Invited Principal Speaker, European Medieval Drama Conference, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy, July 1997.

Organized and chaired session, "Framing Medieval Drama: Performative Texts and Textual Performances," for Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society, at the Modern Language Association Conference, Toronto, 1997.

Revised version given as invited lecture for UW Center for the Humanities Graduate Seminar in Scribal texts, February 1998, and as invited lecture, Medieval Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Feburary 1998.

"Technology in the English Department." Invited Speaker and Panelist, Association of Departments of English, Western Division Conference, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, June 1998.

"Secrets of God's Creatures: Talking Animals in Early Drama." Invited Principal Speaker, European Medieval Drama conference, University of Camerino, Camerino, Italy, July 1998.

Respondent and Commentator, "Theatre and the Culture of Commerce in 15th and 16th Century Urban Society" session, 1998 Leeds International Medieval congress, University of Leeds, England, July 1998.

"Talking Animals in Early Drama," Invited lecture, Simon Fraser University, February 1999, and at Western Washington University, April 21, 1999

Session Chair, "Stage Properties and Material Culture in Early Drama," 34th International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 1999.

"Hyperion to a Satyr’: Script to Print in Medieval English Drama." Invited Principal Speaker, European Medieval Drama Conference, University of Camerino, Italy, August 1999.

Session Chair, "Liturgical and Dramatic Performances," Medieval Association of the Pacific, University of Victoria (Canada), February 26, 2000.

"Drama Manuscripts and Self-Performance," 36th International Congress on Medieval Studies, The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, May 2001.

"Watching the Watchers: Drama Spectatorship and Counter-Surveillance in 16th-Century Chester," Invited Lecture at Medieval Literaature, Languages and Culture: A Symposium in Memory of Margaret Schlauch. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, May 2002.

"Medieval Drama Manuscripts as Self-Performing Artifacts," The Group on Manuscript Evidence, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, October 2003.

"Shakespeare's Ghostly Traditions," a series of five linked lectures for the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities, October-December, 2003.

“Manuscript to Print in Medieval English Drama,” Ohio State Colloquium: “Editing from Antiquity to the Enlightenment,” Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, October, 2003. 

“Hyperion to a Satyr’: From Manuscript to Print in Medieval English Drama, ” Plenary Lecture at Medieval English Studies Symposium. Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, November, 2006. 

Session Moderator, Michal Kobialka, “Theatre Historiography: Politics, Ethics, and the Now,” “Performance and History – What History?” Conference, University of Washington, Feb. 22-23, 2007.

Services to Other Educational Institutions:   Outside Manuscript Reviewer for promotion, University of Texas at Arlington, 1993.

Outside Tenure Reviewer, University of Iowa, November 1996.

Outside Evaluator for University of British Columbia dissertation by Robert Fenn, "William Percy's Pastorall: An Old Spelling Edition." (1997)

Outside Examiner for Simon Fraser University, MA Thesis by Derrick Higginbotham, "A Pauper’s Feast? Popular Culture and Theatre in Fifteenth-Century York."

Outside Promotion Reviewer for Dorothea Dox, Texas A & M University, November 2004.

 
Services to the University of Washington:   Department of English Freshman English Committee, 1972-73.

University Committee on Undergraduate Library Policy, 1973-79.

University of Washington Medieval and Renaissance Study/Research Group, 1973--.

University Senate Subcommittee on the Library and Related Matters, 1974-75.

Librarian, Department of English Journals Collection, 1974-79.

University Search Committee for Director of Undergraduate Library, 1975.

Department of English Library Committee, 1975-78, 1985-87; Chair, 1990-93, 1993-94.

University Library Appeals Board, 1974-76; Chair, 1976-79.

University Committee on Internal Communications, 1975-78.

Department of English Scheduling Subcommittee, 1976-77.

Department of English United Way Campaign Coordinator, 1976-77.

Department of English Ad Hoc Committee on Composition, 1977-78.

Senator, UW Faculty Senate 1977-78, 1991-93.

University Search Committee for Director of Undergraduate Library, February 1978-79.

Department of English Graduate Studies Committee, 1980-82, 1992-5, 2003-04, 2006-07, Chair 1993-94, ex officio 1996-99.

College of Arts and Sciences Honors Council, 1980-84.

College of Arts and Sciences Academic Practices Committee, 1980-82.

University Task Force to Review Libraries and Media-Related Services, 1981.

University Panel on Instructional Media Services and Library Media Center, Winter 1982.

Chair, English Department Visiting Lectures Committee, 1982-83.

College of Arts and Sciences Search Committee for Head, Near Eastern Languages and Literatures Department, Winter 1984.

Department of English Undergraduate Education Committee, 1983-85.

Department of English liaison: English 111 at Juanita High School, Winter, Spring 1985.

Advisory Board, UW Extension Travel Study Program, 1990-92.

Department of English Heilman Dissertation Award Committee, 1990-91.

Senator, University of Washington Faculty Senate, 1991-94, 2003-04; Executive Committee Member 1993-94, 2003-04.

College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, 1992-95.

Department of English Executive Committee, 1994-95.

Faculty Council on University Libraries, 1991-96, (Chair 1993-95).

Faculty Development Committee, UWired (Teaching with technology) 1996-97.

Faculty Advisory Committee, UW Extension Program for Distance Learning, 1996-97.

Faculty Advisory Committee, Graduate School Committee on Variable TA Rates, 1997-99.

Faculty Advisory Board, UWired, 1997-1999.

Faculty Advisory Board, Center for Instructional Development and Research, 1998-99.

Department of English Placement Committee, Chair, 1998-99, 2001-02.

College of Arts and Sciences Chair Search Committee for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 2002-03.

Department of English Development Committee, Chair, 2002-05.

Standing Committee for Department of Scandinavian Studies , 2002-present. 

Professional Organizations and Consultations:   Honorary Advisor, British Universities Summer Schools Program, 1977-1995.

NEH Project Reviewer, Fall 1984.

Manuscript reviewer, Medieval and Renaissance Text Society, 1988.

President, Friends of UW Libraries, 1995-97 (Vice-President, 1994-95, Board of Directors, 1991--), Executive Board, 1997-2000.

Manuscript reviewer, Christianity and Literature, 1992.

President, Council of Editors of Learned Journals, (MLA Allied Organization), 1992-94 (Vice-President, 1990-92,

Secretary-Treasurer 1989-90, Regional Director, Pacific Coast Region, 1985-88.

Special issue reviewer, Exemplaria: A Journal of Theory in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1994.

Manuscript Reviewer, Pacific Coast Philology, 1995.

Vice President, Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MLA Allied Organization), 1998-2000, Executive Board Member, 1996-99.

NEH Project Reviewer for Division of Preservation and Access, "Library of Source Materials for the
Study of Renaissance England," Fall 1997.

American Representative, European Medieval Drama Council, 1997-1999.

Manuscript reviewer, Renaissance Quarterly, March 1999.

Manuscript reviewer, Fairleigh Dickenson University Press, May 1999.

Manuscript reviewer, Early Theatre, June 1999.

Manuscript reviewer, Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies, January 2000.

Manuscript reviewer, Early Theatre, May 2000.

Member, Editorial Board, Medieval European Drama, 2002-4.

Manuscript reviewer, Florida State University Press, 2004.

NEH Panelist, Washington, D.C., July 2006.

GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISION: Dissertation Supervisor:   Peter Greenfield, Ph.D., 1981, "Medieval and Renaissance Drama in Gloucestershire."
Toni Bennett, Ph.D., Spring 1993, "Dramatic Repetition as Reaction against Loss: An Application of Object Relations Theory to Early English Drama."
Jacqueline Vanhoutte, Ph.D., Spring 1996, "Making England True to Herself: Community and Gender in Early English Drama."
Cristina Alfar, Ph.D., Spring 1997, "Evil" Women: Patrilineal Fantasies in Early Modern Tragedy."
Heather Hill-Vasquez, Ph.D., Spring 1997, "The Possibilities of Performance: Mediatory Styles in Middle English Religious Drama."
Tanya Lenz, Ph.D., Spring 2006: "Chaucer's Oneiric Medicine: Dreams, Disease, Healing, and Literary Endeavor
Brian Saltzman, "Representing the Image of Violence and Its Social Implications, Renaissance to Modern," (current).
  Dissertation Reading Committee Chair:   Joan (Baker) Dwyer, Ph.D., Spring 1993, "History, Contexts and Texts: Toward a Critical Edition of Robert of Sicily."
Christina Alfar, Ph.D., Spring 1997, "Evil" Women: Patrilineal Fantasies in Early Modern Tragedy."
Christine Gilmore, Ph.D., "'Our Poet the Monarch':Sir Philip Sydney and Renaissance Subjectivity."  
Dissertation Reading Committee Member:   Marcus Allan Hudson, Ph.D. 1983, "A Translation of Beowulf".
Suzanne Rahn, Ph.D., 1985, "The Expression of Religious & Political Concepts in Fantasy for Children."
Sydney Anne Landon, Ph.D. 1986, "Sundry Pithie and Learned Inventions:" The Paradise of Dainty Devices and Sixteenth Century Poetic Traditions."
Susan Anne Dawson, Ph.D., 1990, "Sir Henry Herbert."
Barbara Kline, Ph.D., 1990, "A Descriptive Catalog of British Library MS. Harcel 7333."
Argentina Daley, Ph.D., Summer 1992, "Representations of Temporality in Jack London's Short Fiction."
Ji-Soo Kang, Ph.D., Autumn 1993, "Medieval Sense of an Ending: The Case of the Gawain Poet."
Sean Taylor, Ph.D., Autumn 1994, "The R Manuscript of Piers Plowman B: A Critical Fascimile."
Robert Costomiris, Ph.D., Spring 1995, "William Thynne's Editions of the Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: Middle English Literature in the Reign of Henry VII."
Eunice Robeck, Ph.D., Spring 1995, "A Bio-Bibliography of Contemporary Christian Poets."
Amy Michaels, Ph.D., Spring 1996, "Rhetoric and the Rise of a National Literature in Late-Medieval England.
Alan Church, Ph.D., Autumn 1996, "Motif and Literary Influence in Middle English Chronicles."
Jerry Toews, "Ending Strategies and the Reception of Shakespeare's Plays".
Tilar Mazzeo, Ph.D., Spring 1999, "Text and Programatic Illustration from Books of Hours to Blake."
Jeremey Lowe, "Visions of Art and Text in Late Medieval Manuscript Culture." Ph.D., Autumn 2000.
Jody Tate, "Shakespeare, Prose and Verse: Unreadable  Forms," Spring 2005.
  Ph.D. Exam Committee Chair:   Eric Dahl, Ph.C., 1984.
Heather Hill-Vasquez, Ph.C., 1993.
Jacqueline Vanhoutte, Ph.C., Winter 1994.
Brian Kubarycz, Ph.C., Spring 1995.
Tanya Lenz, Ph.C., Autumn, 2003
Brandon Centerwall, Ph.C., Spring 2004.
Angela Sucich, Ph.C., Autumn 2004
Todd Borlik (current)
Todd Rygh (current)   
Ph.D. Exam Committee Member:   Alan Tate, Ph.C., 1981.
James Lyles, Ph.C., 1981.
Susanne Rahn, Ph.C., 1981.
Tony Flinn, Ph.C., 1982.
Marc Cyr, Ph.C., 1984.
Brian Macaskill, Ph.C., 1986.
Mary Baker, Ph.C., 1987.
Lloyanne Wallien, Ph.C., 1991.
Rebecca Merrens, Ph.C., 1992.
Sean Taylor, Ph.C., 1993.
Amy Michaels, Ph.C., Autumn 1993.
Margaret Hostetler, Ph.C., 1994.
Alan Church, Ph.C., Spring 1995.
Brian Saltzman, Ph.C., Spring 1995.
Kent Patton, Ph.C., Winter 1996.
Tilar Mazzeo, Ph.C., Spring 1996.
Jason Hoblit, Ph.C., Spring 1997.
Jeremy Lowe, Ph.C., Spring 1998.
Nancy Elizabeth Parr, Ph.C., Spring 2000.
Jean Albert Escoz (current).
Katherine Tassi (current).  
MA Essay Director:   Ben Hardman, MA, 1982.
Sonia Michaels, M.A., 1990, co-directed with Charles Frey.
Walter Walsh, M.A., 1992.
Celine McLean, MA, 1997.
Elizabeth Falsberg, MA, 1998.
Nancy Elizabeth Parr, MA, Winter 1999.
Jean Albert Escoz, MA, Winter 1999.  
MA Essay Reader:   Alan Christenson, 1984.
Jacqueline Vanhoutte, MA, 1992
Jason Harris, MA, 1997.
Joshua Fisher, MA, 1997.
Frederick Neill, MA, 1997.
Anja Budde (Comp. Lit.) MA, 1997.  
Graduate School Representative:  
Donald Mogavero, Communications, Ph.D., 1978, "Communications Law and First Amendment Theory."
Stephen Ponder, Communications, Ph.D., 1985, "News Management in the Progressive Era."
Henry Itkin, Communications, Ph.D., 1994, "Newspaper Coverage of Violent Crime in the 1930's."
William Hutfilz, Germanics, Ph.D., 1997, "Pastoral Politics: German Pastoral Literature and Court Culture, 1200-1800."
David Winterstein, Communications, defense 1999.
Edwin McFall, Drama, 2002, defense 2006.  
Jacob Hutchinson, Drama, 2007.