Natalie Loper earned her BA in English from Quincy University in Quincy, IL. She earned her MA and PhD in English from the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at UA and studied at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Her teaching and research interests include Shakespeare and film, the teen film genre, adaptation theory, the sonnet tradition, Renaissance drama, and pedagogy. Her duties as Assistant Director of the First-year Writing Program include coordinating the 100-level online courses and training GTAs and online instructors.
Deny Thy Father, Yet Seek to Please Him?: Subversive Shakespeare and the Authoritative Desire of Shakespearean Teen Films
“Ordinary Stardom: The Tragic Duality of Julia Stiles’s Ophelia.” Shakespeare’s Female Icons. Spec. issue of Upstart Crow. 31 (2012).
“Adapting Composition, Arguing Adaptation: Using Adaptation in the Composition Classroom.” The Pedagogy of Adaptation. Ed. Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw, and James M. Welsh. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2010, pp. 35-52.