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Jayme Peacock

Jayme Peacock

English Postdoctoral Fellow

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  1. Ph.D. in English, The Pennsylvania State University (expected Dec. 2019)
  2. M.A. in English, The Pennsylvania State University (2014)
  3. B.A. in English, Purdue University (2010)
  4. B.S. in Mathematics, Purdue University (2010)

Professional Bio

Jayme is a postdoctoral fellow in the English Department for the 2019-2020 academic year. Her research focuses on early modern representations of authorship through the lenses of genre, intertextuality, and Petrarchism. She has successfully defended her dissertation, entitled "The Dead Beloved in English Petrarchism," which identifies the dead beloved as a major figure in the English Petrarchan tradition and aims to demonstrate its significance in early modern authors' experimentation with such forms as elegy, epic, tragedy, and revenge drama. Jayme will be awarded her PhD in December of 2019.

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, including Myths and Mythology (CMLIT 108) and Virtual Worlds (CMLIT 013), as well as a cross-listed course in Women Writers (ENGL/WMNST 194). 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 recently delivered a short presentation of her summer research as an HI graduate scholar entitled "'Corpus Erat': Ophelia's Lyric Flesh," which covers a portion of her dissertation chapter on Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Jayme has also served in several leadership positions, 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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