Maria Teresa Micaela Prendergast
Associate Professor; Chair of English
- B.A., Yale 1977
- M.A., Virginia 1983
- Ph.D., Virginia 1990
- ENGL 120: Lunatics, Lovers, and Poets
- ENGL 160: Creative/Critical Non-fiction
- ENGL 220: Shakespeare (Before 1800)
- ENGL 230: Spenser to Milton (Before 1800)
- ENGL 230: Fictions of the Caribbean, 1492-1798
- ENGL 240: Before the Novel (Before 1800)
- First Year Seminar: Idols of Western Culture
- Comparative Literature: Renaissance Fantasies and Surrealism
- "Fashioning Catherine of Aragon: the Literary, Political, and Epistolary Battle over Catherine's Reputation, 1501-1701"
- Railing, Reviling and Invective in Early Modern Literary Culture, 1588-1617. Ashgate Press, 2012
- Renaissance Fantasies: the Gendering of Aesthetics in Early Modern Fiction, Kent State University Press, 2000.
- “The Invention of Propaganda: a Translation and Critical Commentary of Inscrutabili Divinae.” Oxford Handbook of Propaganda, eds. Jonathan Auerbach and Russ Castronovo. Forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2013.
- “The Aesthetics of Railing: Troilus and Cressida and Coriolanus,” Renaissance and Reformation 31,3 (2008): 69-102.
- “Sodomy and Boccaccio’s Heteroerotic Aesthetics,” Explorations in Renaissance Culture 34, 1 (2008): 71-90.
- “Promiscuous Textualities: the Nashe-Harvey Controversy and the Unnatural Productions of Print.” In Parenting and Printing in Early Modern England. Ed. Douglas Brooks. Ashgate, 2005.
- “’Unmanly Melancholy’: Lack, Fetishism, and Abuse in Timon of Athens.” Criticism 42 (2000): 207-228.
- “Philoclea Parsed: Prose, Poetry and Femininity in Sidney’s Old Arcadia.” In Framing Elizabethan Fictions: Contemporary Approaches to Early Modern Prose Narrative. Ed. Constance C. Relihan. Kent: Kent State University Press, 1997.
- "Engendering Pericles." Literature and Psychology 42 (1996): 53-75.
- "The Unauthorized Orpheus of Astrophil and Stella." Studies in English Literature 35: 1 (1995) 19-34.
Prendergast specializes in early modern English, European, and Caribbean Literatures, with particular emphasis in gender studies, cultural studies, and aesthetics.