Elizabeth E. Tavares, Ph.D.


As an assistant professor of Medieval and Renaissance English literatures 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.