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Nancy Selleck

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Nancy G. SelleckAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4185
  • Emailnancy_selleck@uml.edu

Research Interests

Shakespeare, early modern literature & culture, performance theory, theatre history, theatre arts.

Education

  • Ph D: English Renaissance Literature and Drama, (1997), Princeton University - Princeton, NJ
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Coining the Self: Language, Gender, and Exchange in Early Modern English Literature
  • MA: English and Comparative Literature, (1991), Columbia University - New York, NY
  • BA, (1990), Columbia University - New York, NY

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Advisor of the Year Award (2008), Service, University - University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Government Association
  • Teaching Excellence Award (2004), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell English Department
  • Visiting Fellow (2001) - Princeton University Department of English
  • Folger Institute grant-in-aid (1994)
  • Mellon Fellow (1994) - Princeton University Center for Human Values
  • Robert H. Taylor Research Award (1993), Scholarship/Research - Princeton University
  • Princeton University fellowship (1991)

Publications

  • Heines, J.M., Greher, G.R., Jeffers, J., Kuhn, S., Martin, F., Roehr, K., Ruthmann, S.A., Selleck, N.G. () "INTERDISCIPLINARY COMPUTER SCIENCE COURSES: LESSONS LEARNED,"
  • Martin, F., Greher, G., Heines, J., Jeffers, J., Kim, H., Kuhn, S., Roehr, K., Selleck, N.G., Silka, L., Yanco, H. (2009) "Joining Computing and the Arts at a Mid-Size University," Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 24:no.6 pp. 87-94
  • Sternlieb, L., Selleck, N.G. (2003) "'What is carnal embrace?' - Learning to converse in Stoppard's 'Arcadia'," Modern Drama 46:3
  • Selleck, N.G. (2001) "Donne's Body," Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 41:1 pp. 149-174
  • Selleck, N.G. (1997) "," Coining the Self: Language, Gender, and Exchange in Early Modern English Literature

Presentations

  • "'In-Your-Face Shakespeare': Conceptions of Character in Contemporary Performance" - Contemporary Actors as Evidence" seminar, Shakespeare Association of America annual convention, March 2013 - Toronto, Ontario
  • "Hailing the Audience: the Ins and Outs of Character on the Shakespearean Stage" - The Columbia Shakespeare Seminar, February 2013 - Columbia University, New York, NY
  • "Making Shift with Boys: Revisiting the Work of the Boy-Heroine" - Transforming Early Modern Identities international conference, CUNY, October 2012 - Graduate Center, New York, NY
  • "Rhetorical Comedy: Actor, Audience, and the Play of Recognition" - Shakespeare Association of America annual convention, April 2012 - Boston, MA
  • "A Fool's Method: Clown-Work and Female Roles on the Renaissance Stage" - Renaissance Society of America annual conference, March 2012 - Washington, D.C.
  • "Playing the Boy's Part: Shakespeare's Female Clowns" - Shakespeare Association of America annual convention, April 2011 - Bellevue, WA
  • "Stoppard and the Canon: Joining the Arcadian Waltz" - Davidson College, April 2010 - Davidson College, Davidson, NC
  • "Intimacy and Exteriority: Twelfth Night and the Self as Object" - Shakespeare Association of America annual convention, April 2009 - Washington, D.C.
  • "Rethinking Objectification: Shakespeare, Feminist Theory, and the Objects of Play" - The Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance, CUNY, February 2009 - New York, NY
  • Interview with playwright Bob Clyman - Common Text Program, 2007 - University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Interview with playwright Lynn Nottage - Common Text Program, 2006 - University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • "Material Others: Subjects, Objects, and Identity in Shakespeare's Sonnets" - Renaissance Society of America annual convention, April 2004 - New York, NY
  • "Coining the Self: Words and Things in Early Modern English" - Renaissance Society of America annual convention, April 2002 - Phoenix, AZ
  • "English Renaissance Usage and Interiority" - Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies annual convention, November 2001 - Philadelphia, PA
  • "Secret Agency: Renaissance Theatre and Feminism" - Faculty Salon colloquium, December 2000 - University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • - Stoppard's Arcadia, October 2000 - Harvard University
  • "Donne and the Act of Consent" - Modern Language Association annual convention, December 1998 - San Francisco, CA
  • "'Into a Wilderness': Power and the female voice in Webster's Duchess of Malfi" - Ithaca College, January 1998 - Ithaca College
  • "Shakespeare's Mirrors and Other Perspectives" - Bates College, March 1997 - Bates College
  • "A 'Humorous' Subject: Donne and Digestion" - Renaissance and Early Modern Colloquium, February 1997 - Princeton University
  • "The Subjective Object of Shakespeare's Sonnets" - Peripheral Visions Conference, October 1996 - Tufts University
  • "Early Modern Mirrors and Other Perspectives: Shakespeare and the tradition of visual epistemology" - Department of English Faculty and Graduate Work-in-Progress Series, May 1996 - Princeton University
  • "Coining the Self: Words and things, 1580-1690" - Center for Human Values, February 1995 - Princeton University
  • "The Humoral Body in Donne's Devotions" - Folger Institute Seminar, April 1994 - Washington, DC.

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • CISE Pathways to Revitalized Undergraduate Computing Education (CPATH): "Performamatics: Connecting Computer Science to the Performing, Fine, and Design Arts." (2007), Grant - National Science Foundation
  • Performamatics: Connecting Computer Science to the Performing, Fine, and Design Arts (2007), Grant -
    Heines, J.M. (Principal), Greher, G.R. (Co-Principal), Jeffers, J. (Co-Principal), Kuhn, S. (Co-Principal), Martin, F. (Co-Principal), Roehr, K.E. (Co-Principal), Selleck, N.G. (Co-Principal)
  • Creating an Urban Village Arts Scene: Enhancing Offerings, Cultivating Audiences, Involving Students. (2007), Grant - University of Massachusetts President's Office
  • Healey and Public Service Grant (2005), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Visiting Fellow (2001), Fellowship - Princeton University Department of English
  • Healey Grant (1999), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Mellon Fellow (1994), Fellowship - Princeton University Center for Human Values