Elizabeth E. Tavares, Ph.D.


As an assistant professor in English at Pacific University, I work with students to develop close-reading skills, to recognize textual nuance, and to consider modes of reception. I have taught a range of courses and topics, from surveys of British literature and Shakespeare, to film production, first-year writing, and fiction seminars.
  • Current Courses
    • HUM 100: First-Year Seminar
      Description and links forthcoming.
    • ENGL 340: Studies in Drama
      Description and links forthcoming.
  • Upcoming Courses
    • ENGL 201: Expository Writing
      Description and links forthcoming.
    • ENGL 223: Magical Realism
      Description and links forthcoming.
    • ENGL 323: Shakespeare
      Description and links forthcoming.
  • Past Courses
    • Shakespeare and Performance
      A humanities introductory course for English majors, focusing on the conjunction of dramatic rhetoric with original performance practices.
    • An Introduction to Fiction
      An advanced composition course for non-English majors, focusing on the genre of Magical Realism in order to investigate the division between fiction and non-fiction and as a locus for developing analytical writing skills.
    • An Introduction to Film
      A humanities core course for non-English majors, surveying the technical, historical, and analytical fundamentals of film.
    • British Literature to 1798
      A humanities introductory course for English majors, surveying British literary history from the medieval period through the eighteenth century.
    • Research and Writing
      An introductory composition course for all majors, focusing on fundamentals of college-level composition, rhetoric, and research practices.