Elizabeth Elaine Tavares

PhD Candidate & Instructor
Department of English
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Courses

ENGL 218: An Introduction to Shakespeare (E)
MWF | 1:00 - 1:50PM |
English Building 259 | section syllabus & website

Past Courses

  • ENGL 209: British Literature to 1798

  • A humanities introductory course for English majors, surveying the entirety of British literary history, from the medieval period through the long eighteenth century.

  • ENGL 109: An Introduction to Fiction

  • An advanced composition course for non-English majors, focusing on Magical Realism as a genre that interrogates the division between fiction and non-fiction and a locus for developing analytical writing skills.

  • ENGL 104/MACS 255: An Introduction to Film

  • A humanities core course for non-English majors, surveying the technical, historical, and analytic fundamentals of film.

  • RHET 105: The Principles of Composition

  • An introductory composition course for non-English majors, focusing on fundamentals of college-level composition and research practices.

Certifications & Awards

I have been acknowledged a number of times in the List Of Teachers Ranked As Excellent By Their Students from the University of Illinois' Center for Teaching Excellence as a teaching assistant. For the fall 2011 and spring 2014 semesters, I was acknowledged for English 209 and English 109, respectively, with the additional citation of "outstanding." For the 2012 spring semester, I was acknowledged for both Rhetoric 105 and English 209.

Additional pedagogical certifications from the University of Illinois's Center for Teaching Excellence include:
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(217) 300-4253
240 English Building

Office hours will be from 12:00 - 1:00 Wednesday afternoons and by appointment for the Spring 2015 term.