Kirilka Stavreva


  Department of English, Cornell College
  600 First Street West, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
  http://people.cornellcollege.edu/kstavreva

EDUCATION

Ph.D., English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, May 1997 (Dissertation: "In(ter)continent: Acculturation and Female Unrestraint in Early Modern England," directed by Alan F. Nagel and Huston Diehl)

Specialist, English Literature, Sofia University, Bulgaria, October 1985
Minor, Bulgarian Literature

POSTDOCTORAL

Folger Shakespeare Library Fellow, August-November, 1997: "Bound to Disperse: Acculturation and Female Unrestraint in Early Modern England."  



ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Articles and textbook:

"'There's Magic in Thy Majesty': Queenship and Witch-Speak in Jacobean Shakespeare." In High and Mighty Queens of Early Modern England: Realities and Representations, Carole Levin, Jo Eldridge Carney, and Debra Barrett-Graves, eds. (New York: Palgrave, 2003).

"Tainting the Marvelous Monarchy: Witchcraft on the Jacobean Stage."  In Renaissance Refractions: Essays in Honour of Alexander Shurbanov, Boika Sokolova and Evgenia Pancheva, eds. (Sofia, Bulgaria: Sofia University Press, 2001).

"A Home ‘Upon the Way’: Travel Encounters with Two Seventeenth-Century Quakers from the Brown University Women Writers Project."  In Women Writers Online [database online] (Providence, RI: Brown University Women Writers Project, 2000). 

"Fighting Words: Witch-Speak in Late Elizabethan Docu-Fiction."  The Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 30:2 (2000).

Biographical entries on Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Heywood, Thomas Middleton, Thomas Deloney, Thomas Kyd, Steven Gosson, George Chapman, and Thomas Nashe. In Reformations: Protestant and Catholic, 1550-1620: An Interdisciplinary Dictionary, Jo Eldridge Carney, ed. (New York: Greenwood Press, 2000).

Introduction to The Wonderful Discoverie of the Witchcrafts of Margaret and Phillip Flower, daughters of Joan Flower, neere Bever Castle: Executed at Lincolne, March 11, 1618 [/1619]. In Renaissance Women Online [database online]. Providence, RI: Brown University Women Writers Project, 1999.

"Scaffolds Unto Prints: Executing the Insubordinate Wife in the Ballad Trade of Early Modern England."  Journal of Popular Culture 31:1 (1997).

"What Narrative Climax? Margaret More Roper at the Tower Wharf." The European Legacy 1:3 (1996).

English for Students of Informatics, Mathematics and Physics (with Kornelia Merdjanska and Rumyana Slabakova). Sofia, Bulgaria: Sofia University Press, 1991.

"Teaching the Reading of English Texts in the Sciences." Foreign Language Teaching 6:4 [Sofia, Bulgaria] (1990).

Book reviews:

Adam Fox, Oral and Literate Culture in England 1500-1700. Renaissance Quarterly 56:3 (2003).

Nina Taunton, 1590s Drama and Militarism: Portrayals of War in Marlowe, Chapman and Shakespeare's Henry V. The Sixteenth Century Journal, 33:4 (2002).

Laura Hunt Yungblut, Strangers Settled Here Amongst Us: Policies, Perceptions and the Presence of Aliens in Elizabethan England. The Sixteenth Century Journal 28:4 (1997).

Atanas Bozhkov, Bulgarian Contributions to European Civilization. The Sixteenth Century Journal 26:3 (1995).

Alexander Shurbanov, Between Pathos and Irony: Christopher Marlowe and the Genesis of Renaissance Drama. The Sixteenth Century Journal 26:2 (1995).

Frank Walsh Brownlow, Shakespeare, Harsnett, and the Devils of Denham. The Sixteenth Century Journal 25:4 (1994).

Review Essay: "Sixteen Readers Making Sense. Gerhard Hoffmann, Making Sense: The Role of the Reader in Contemporary American Fiction." AAA-Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 17:1 [Graz, Austria] (1992).

NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Cultures of the World: Bulgaria. New York: Marshall Cavendish, 1997.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

"'I Have Cleared My Conscience': Injurious Speech and the Ministry of Early Quaker Women." Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York, NY, 2004.

"Champions There Were None: Public Domesticity in The Merchant of Venice." Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2002.

"Home-Making 'Upon the Way': The Itinerant Domesticity of Seventeenth-Century Quaker Women."  Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2001.

"A Home ‘Upon the Way’: Travel Encounters with Two Seventeenth-Century Quakers from the Brown University Women Writers Project." Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 1999.

"Historicizing Shakespeare in the St. Ambrose Classroom." Historicizing in the Classroom Workshop, Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 1999.

"Speech Acts and Theater Acts: Wit, Witchcraft and Kingcraft in Jacobean England." Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, College Park, MD, 1998.

"‘Our Peaceable Salome’: England’s Amazon Virgin and the Armada Crisis." Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 1997.

"From Criminals to Artificers: The Case of the New Jacobean Witches." The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, St. Louis, MO, 1996.

"‘Abominable, inutterable, and worse’: Monstrous Procreation in Paradise Lost and Popular Fiction." Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Bloomington, IN, 1996.

"Nation and the Amazon Effect: Elizabeth I to Joan la Pucelle." The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, San Francisco, CA, 1995.

"Incontinence in Deed? Two Jacobean Witches." Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York City, 1995.

"‘Behold with Inward Eyes’: Monsters and Martyrs in the 1560s." The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada, 1994.

"What Narrative Climax? Margaret More Roper at the Tower Wharf." Fourth Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas. Graz, Austria, 1994.

"Scaffolds unto Prints: Murderous Wives in English Renaissance Ballads." Popular Culture Association Conference. Chicago, IL, 1994.

"Scaffolds unto Prints and Stages: Executing the Insubordinate Wife in the Popular Genres of Early Modern England." The Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference. Portland, OR, 1994.

"Prints of Treason in the Home: Murderous Wives in the Popular Fiction of Early Modern England." The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, St. Louis, MO, 1993.

"Surplus Admonition: The Workings of Female Domestic Violence in Early Modern English History and Drama." Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference, Flagstaff, AZ, 1993.


PANELS ORGANIZED/CHAIRED

"Places that Matter: Performance Sites and Cultural Production on Early Modern Britain."  Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, College Park, MD, 1998.

"The Monstrous Regiments of England: Popular Culture, Political Culture, Body Politics."  The Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Toronto, Canada, 1994.

"Divine Word and Word of Mouth: Power and Printing in Early Modern England."  The Newberry Library Graduate Student Conference, Chicago, IL, 1993.

INVITED LECTURES

"Commanding Voices and Sights 'Full of Terror;: Witch-Speak at Court on the Jacobean Stage." Seminar on Medieval and Early Modern Magic, The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago, IL, May 2003.

"Belmont on the Brenta: Portia's Domestic Order." The Wednesday Shakespeare Club of Cedar Rapids, IA, December 2002; Shakespeare Club of Burlington, IA, April 2003.

"Editing in the Renaissance Literature Classroom."  Forum on Engaging Students in Research, sponsored by the Faculty Development Committee, St. Ambrose University, October 2000.

"A Home 'Upon the Way': The Itinerant Subjectivity of Two Seventeenth-Century Quaker Women." Women in Religion Series, St. Ambrose University, March 1999.

"Elizabethan Witch-Speak: Transgression, Pleasure, Authority." Renaissance Studies at Iowa, May 1997.


TEACHING

Areas: Medieval and Renaissance Literature and Culture, Shakespeare, Drama, Literature and Composition, Women and Literature.

Experience

2001-    Assistant professor of English, Cornell College.
1998-2001    Assistant professor of English, St. Ambrose University.
1997 Adjunct assistant professor, George Washington University.
1993-1996 Graduate Instructor, General Education in Literature Program, University of Iowa.
1994 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Unified Program, University of Iowa.
1987-91 Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Sofia University.


SERVICE

2002-present: Student Life College Committee, Media Board, Writing Program Advisory Committee (chair since 2003/04)--Cornell College .
2001-present: Faculty Advisor of Medieval and Renaissance Club; Women's Studies Committee, Medieval and Early Modern Studies Committee--Cornell College.
2000-01: Student Life University Committee--St. Ambrose University.
1999-2000: St. Ambrose University Vision 2020: Team on Undergraduate Programs.
Spring 2000: Education Department Interdisciplinary Committee--St. Ambrose University.
1997-98: Participant and presenter at the Folger Institute Colloquium, "Subjectivity and Sexuality in Early Modern England," directed by Susan Zimmerman.
1996-97: Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of English, University of Iowa.
1996: Undergraduate Curriculum Revision Task Force, Department of English, University of Iowa.
1994-97: Feminist Pedagogy Group, Women’s Studies Program, University of Iowa.
1994-present: Reviewer for The Sixteenth Century Journal.
1993-94: Textbook Committee, General Education in Literature; President, Association of Graduate Students in English, University of Iowa.
1992-97: Colloquia participant and presenter, Renaissance Studies at Iowa.
1992-93: Coordinator, Renaissance Studies at Iowa; Graduate Student Senator, Research Grants Committee, University of Iowa.
1990-91: Foreign Language Curriculum Development Committee, Sofia University; Founding member and president, Bulgarian Association of University Women.


AWARDS AND HONORS

2001 Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Award for best article published in the field in 2000 (for "Fighting Words: Witch-Speak in Late Elizabethan Docu-Fiction")
1999-00 Faculty Development Grant, St. Ambrose University
1998 Folger Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library
1997 Graduate College Nomination for Outstanding Dissertation, University of Iowa
1997, 1994 Center for Renaissance Studies Fellowship, Newberry Library and Renaissance Studies at Iowa
1995-96 Graduate College Seashore Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of Iowa
1995 Robert L. Middlekauff Fellowship, Huntington Library
1991-93 International Tuition Scholarship, University of Iowa
1985 Cultural Exchange Fellowship, University of Sussex, U.K.
1985 Thesis of Distinction, Sofia University, Bulgaria


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Modern Language Association, Renaissance Society of America, Shakespeare Association of America, Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.