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Meg Powers Livingston

Assistant Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Penn State Altoona



Areas of Specialization: Sixteenth-century British literature,

Seventeenth-century British literature, English Drama,

Literature Written by Women




Publications and Conference Presentations


Teaching Experience and Course Syllabi



Student/Teacher Web Resources

PowerPoint Presentation on Scanning Renaissance Sonnets

(still working out the kinks; suggestions welcome)




Some Favorite

Web Sites



Shakespeare’s Globe:  the official home page of the new (reconstructed) Globe in London, with ticket information, a wonderful “virtual tour,” and descriptions of the Globe’s various educational programs.


The Shakespeare in performance Database:  “a resource for scholars, students and academics, theatre professionals and anyone curious to know about Renaissance Theatre” that provides a wealth of information on the First, Second, and “New” Globe theaters.


The Brown University Women Writers Project:  a project that aims “to reclaim the cultural importance of early women's writing and bring it back into our modern field of vision” by overcome “the problems of inaccessibility and scarcity which had rendered women's writing invisible for so long.”


Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies:  GEMCS is a non-traditional, loosely-organized scholarly group that is closer to a “500 participant road show” (in the words of Robert Markley) than a bureaucracy-bound mega-Society or Association.  Committed to “bringing the insights of cultural studies to early modern texts,” the annual GEMCS meetings also attempt to build not so much a “consensus on an approach or set of approaches than a complex revaluation of the relationships between text and what has been called ‘context’.”  (Markley, JEMCS 1.1 (2001):v-vi)


Luminarium:  a site that provides texts and multi-media background materials on English literature from the medieval period through the seventeenth century.  Especially good at providing texts and biographical information on lesser-known writers, particularly women writers.


Twilight Pictures:  The Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher:  a work in progress that is attempting to publish online all the dramatic and non-dramatic works of these two playwrights, whether written solo or in collaboration with each other and/or other playwrights.


The Penn State Altoona Department of English




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Last Updated:  2 September 2003