Dr. Mary Jo Kietzman (Gifford)

Associate Professor

Campus Phone: (810) 762-3465

E-mail: mkietzma@umflint.edu


Ph.D., Boston College, 1993
B.A., College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 1985

Specializations/Areas of Interest

16th- and 17th-century Literature -- Dramatic and Nondramatic
17th-century Criminal Culture
Early-Modern Women's Writing
Travel Narrative

Publications/Current Research

"Will Personified:  Viola As Actor-Author in Twelfth Night," Criticism, 54.2 (Spring 2012), 257-90.

 "Doing Shakespeare in a Kazakh College:  Teacher Plays Ethnographer," College Literature:  A Journal of Critical Literary Studies, 40.2 (Spring 2013), 103-29.

"Speaking 'to all Humanity': Renaissance Drama in Orhan Pamuk's Snow ," Texas Studies in Literature and Language, 52.3 (Fall 2010), 324-53.

 Mary Carleton, The Literary Encyclopedia, http://www.litencyc.com/

The Self-Fashioning of an Early Modern Englishwoman: Mary Carleton's Lives. Aldershot, England: Ashgate, 2004.

"'What is Hecuba to Him or (She) to Hecuba': Lucrece's Complaint and Shakepearean Poetic Agency." Modern Philology, 97.1 (August 1999): 21-45.

"Defoe Masters the Serial Subject." English Literary History 66 (1999): 677-705.

"Montagu's Turkish Embassy Letters and Cultural Dislocation." Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 38.3 (Summer 1998): 537-51.

"The Fall into Conversation with Eve:  Discursive Difference in Paradise Lost." Criticism 39.1 (Winter 1997): 55-88.

"Publizing Private History: Mary Carleton's Case in Court and in Print." Prose Studies 18.3 (December 1995): 105-32.

Courses I Teach

Eng 207 Greek and Roman Classical Literature
Eng 241 Elements of Literary Analysis
Eng 299 Encountering Islam
Eng 312 Renaissance Literature
Eng 315 & 316 Reading and Playing Shakespeare
Eng 317 Writing and Revolution in Seventeenth-Century England
Eng 319 Spenser and Milton: Radicals Making a Tradition
Eng 400 Shakespeare's Theory of Drama Reading
Eng 400 Reading Early-Modern Women