Robin Bates, PhD

Associate Professor of English

Experience

Prior to joining the faculty at Lynchburg College in the fall of 2008, I taught at Seton Hall University as an assistant professor of English (2007-2008), and at Auburn University as a graduate teaching assistant (2000-2005) and full-time instructor (2005-2007). While working on my master’s degree at Georgia Southwestern State University, I directed the Sumter Players JESTERS Shakespeare group for high school students (1997-2000), which performed locally and did an educational tour of London in 2000.

Degrees/Certifications

  • PhD, English – Auburn University, 2005
  • MEd, English – Georgia Southwestern State University
  • BA Theatre Arts – Appalachian State University

Publications, Presentations and Research

  • Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland, Routledge, 2008.
  • "Cymbeline and Cymbeline Refinished: G. B. Shaw and the Unresolved Empire," in Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers, eds. Willy Maley and Rory Loughnane. Ashgate, forthcoming.
  • "Doctor Faustus at the Blackfriars," review for Marlowe Society of America Newsletter, Vol. 29, No. 2, Spring 2010
  • "Richard II, Irish Exiles, and the Breath of Kings," reprinted from Shakespeare and the Cultural Colonization of Ireland in Shakespeare Criticism, Vol. 127, February 2010
  • "'The Queene is defrauded of the intent of the law': Spenser's Advocation of Civil Law in A View of the State of Ireland," Papers on Language and Literature, May 2005
  • co-editor (with Constance C. Relihan): Westward for Smelts, by Kinde Kit of Kingstone; under consideration
  • "This England: Topography and Englishness in 1 Henry IV," Shakespeare Association of America, Seattle, April 2011
  • "Place and Nature in Richard II and Edward II," Shakespeare Association of America, Chicago, April 2010
  • "Brewing Rebellion: The Alehouse and Religious Dissent in Twelfth Night," Shakespeare Association of America, Washington, D. C., April 2009
  • "'What's to come is still unsure': carpe diem and Feste's urging of festival in Twelfth Night," Shakespeare Association of America, San Diego, 2007.
  • "Percys and Northern Rebellion," Shakespeare Association of America, Philadelphia, 2006.
  • "Richard II, Irish Exiles, and the Breath of Kings," Shakespeare Association of America, Bermuda, March 2005
  • "'Ungodly Diversity': Private Dissent in the 1549 Book of Common Prayer," Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, April 2004
  • "Veiled Threats: Cloistering as an Act Against the State in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure," Sixteenth Century Studies, San Antonio, October 2002

Professional/Research Interests

  • Shakespeare and Early Modern English Literature
  • Irish Studies
  • Cultural Materialism and Post-colonial Theory
  • Religion and politics in literature
  • Rebellion and sectarian conflict in literature
  • Early Modern religious writing
  • Textual Scholarship

Teaching Areas

  • Shakespeare 1 and 2
  • Literature of the Tudor Dynasty
  • The Golden Age
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literary Theory
  • Transnationalism
  • Principles of Literary Scholarship
  • Special topics in early Modern British Literature
  • Literature and Culture
  • Composition
Phone: 
434.544.8535
Email: 
bates.r@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Carnegie 234