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Keri Sanburn Behre, Ph.D.

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Director, English Literature and New Media  
Assistant Professor of English 
Flavia Hall
503.699.6333
kbehre@marylhurst.edu

Education

Ph.D. in English Literature, University of Kansas
MA in English Literature, Florida State University
BA in English Language and Literature, Wichita State University

Classes Taught

Survey of British Literature
Introduction to Literary Studies
Shakespeare
Drama
Service Learning I: Introduction to Public Humanities
Service Learning II: Practicum
Early Modern Literature and Culture

About

Keri Behre's areas of expertise include Shakespeare, early modern drama, anglo-saxon poetry, cultural food studies, material culture studies, digital archives, literary pedagogy, and public humanities. As a public humanist, she believes that the history of the relationship between self, body, and food continues to be interesting and engaging to both academic and public audiences. Much of her current work is concerned with joining public humanities and pedagogy through service learning.

Public Humanities Outreach

Facilitated Talk: Understanding Shakespeare's Apples. When Nothing Else Subsists, Smell and Taste Remain, Marylhurst University, Lake Oswego, OR. 25 October 2012.

Public Lecture: Shakespeare's Food: A Rich and Relevant History. Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS. 12 April 2010.

Material Collaboration: Sugar Cakes. Wheatfields Bakery, Lawrence, KS. April 2010.

Teaching Awards

Carlin University-Wide Outstanding GTA Award, University of Kansas, April 2008 (awarded to top two out of 1,200 GTAs university-wide).

Outstanding Instructor Award, University of Kansas Department of English, May 2007. 

Selected Fellowships/Grants/Awards

Richard and Jeanette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities, KU Hall Center for the Humanities. Full support for academic year 2009-2010.

Graduate Summer Research Award, KU Hall Center for the Humanities. Summer 2009.

Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship, Lilly Library, Indiana University Bloomington. July 2009.

Merrill Award for Excellence in Research, KU Department of English. May 2009.

Selected Scholarly Presentations

Voracious Mothers: Craving and Identity in Early Modern English Drama. Early Modern Seminar, Hall Center for the Humanities. Lawrence, KS. 3 Oct. 2011.

Pregnancy, Craving, and Identity in Early Modern English Drama. Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Bellevue, WA. 8 April 2011.

Appetite and Reproductive Control in A Chaste Maid in Cheapside. Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Washington, DC. 10 April 2009.

Blood, Succession, and the Body Politic in Cymbeline. Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Dallas, TX. 15 March 2008.

The Evolution of a Disease Narrative: Plague, Power, and the Politic of Medicine in 17th-Century England. 14th Annual Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies Conference, Chicago, IL. 25 Feb. 2007.

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