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Jayme Peacock

Jayme Peacock

English Graduate Assistant

202 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2019:
  • Tues, 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Wed, 9am - 10am


  1. M.A. in English, The Pennsylvania State University (2014)
  2. B.A. in English, Purdue University (2010)
  3. B.S. in Mathematics, Purdue University (2010)

Professional Bio

Jayme is a PhD candidate studying early modern literature. Her academic interests include early modern constructions of gender in relation to genre and authorship, and early modern conceptions of immortality, especially as they relate to the body. Her dissertation, tentatively entitled "The Dead Beloved: Genre and the Body in Spenser, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Milton," aims to show the significance of the dead beloved as a literary trope and a cultural icon. Her research for this project therefore seeks to combine aspects of literary history and material and visual culture (e.g., tombs, epitaphs, monuments, etc.).

In summer 2017, Jayme designed and taught a study abroad course entitled "Monuments and Memorials: London's Rhetorics of Remembrance" in the English Department's Literary London program. She has also taught courses in the Department of Comparative Literature: Myths and Mythology (CMLIT 108) and Virtual Worlds (CMLIT 013). Jayme also regularly teaches Technical Writing (ENGL 202C), Writing for the Social Sciences (ENGL 202A), and Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015).

Jayme has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Folger Institute, The Shakespeare Association of America, and most recently from Penn State's Humanities Institute. See her project description here: She will be delivering a short presentation of her summer research as an HI graduate scholar on September 18 at noon in 124 Sparks Building. Her talk is entitled "'Corpus Erat': Ophelia's Lyric Flesh" and covers a portion of her dissertation chapter on Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Jayme has also served in several leadership roles, including Vice President of the Early Period Studies Group and Graduate Studies Committee Representative for the English Graduate Organization (EGO).

Areas of Specialization

Renaissance Literature
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