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Claire M. L. Bourne

2013 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Zachary Lesser
"'A Play and No Play': Printing the Performance in Early Modern England"

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University

M.St., English Literature (1550-1780), University of Oxford  B.A., English & French, Middlebury College.

Claire has taught courses in the English Department, the Critical Writing Program, and the Pre-Freshman Program (a four-week academic program designed to prepare gifted students from under-represented backgrounds for the rigors of college life) and won the School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students. In 2009-2010, she taught two semesters of Hamlet's Afterlives, a critical writing seminar. In 2011, she taught a course in the English Department called What is a Play? Drama on Page and Stage.

In 2010-11, Claire was stationed in London as the graduate coordinator for the English Department's undergraduate study abroad program at King's College. She has also served as coordinator of the Medieval-Renaissance Seminar; mentored new instructors in the Critical Writing Program and in the College of Liberal and Professional Studies; and served as a Graduate Fellow for Teaching Excellence at Penn's Center for Teaching and Learning.