Email: nloper@ua.edu
Office: 
Morgan 205
Courses: 
EN 101
EN 102
EN 103 “Adaptation”
EN 103 "The American President"
EN 103 “Crime and Punishment”
EN 103 "Crossroads"
EN 103 "Memory, Truth, and Lies"
EN 103 “Multimedia Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet”
EN 104 BUI Advanced English Composition “Fidelity or (Re)Vision in Adaptation”
EN 205 English Literature I
EN 215 Honors English Literarture I
EN 206 English Literature II
EN 216 Honors English Literature II
EN 311 Teen Shakespeare
EN 333 Shakespeare
EN 533 Practicum in Teaching College English 101
EN 534 Practicum in Teaching College English 102

Natalie Loper earned her BA in English from Quincy University and her MA and PhD in English from the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies at The University of Alabama. Her teaching and research interests include Shakespeare and film, teen films, adaptation and appropriation theory, and pedagogy. Her duties as Assistant Director of the First-year Writing Program include creating and coordinating the 100-level online courses and training graduate student teachers and online instructors.

Book:

Shakespeare/Not Shakespeare, co-edited with Christy Desmet and Jim Casey. Reproducing Shakespeare Series, edited by Thomas Cartelli and Katherine Rowe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Articles:

Introduction to Shakespeare/Not Shakespeare, with Christy Desmet and Jim Casey

“Finding Shakespeare in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.” In Shakespeare/Not Shakespeare

“Ordinary Stardom: The Tragic Duality of Julia Stiles’s Ophelia.” Shakespeare’s Female Icons. Spec. issue of Upstart Crow. 31 (2012): 14-33.

“Adapting Composition, Arguing Adaptation: Using Adaptation in the Composition Classroom.” The Pedagogy of Adaptation. Ed. Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw, and James M. Welsh. Scarecrow Press, 2010: 35-52.

Presentations:

“Teaching Shakespeare in Our Times,” Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference, Berea, OH, 2017

“Alternatives to the Term Paper Workshop,” Shakespeare Association of America, Atlanta, GA, 2017

“Fraught with Possibility: Can Good Pedagogy Negate Turnitin’s Problematic Image?” with Jessica Kidd, The Teaching Professor Technology Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2016

“Shakespeare in Tuscaloosa,” Shakespeare Association of America, New Orleans, LA, 2016

“How (Not) to Reconcile Wife Taming and Comedy in the Classroom,” 21st annual Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, 2015

“Using Podcasts to Flip the EN 102 Library Instruction Classroom,” panel discussion with Sara Maurice Whitver, Andy Johnson, and H. Austin Whitver, The University of Alabama Scholars Institute, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2014

“Finding Shakespeare in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby,” Shakespeare Association of America, Saint Louis, MO, 2014

“Queen Elizabeth’s Tilbury Speech: Film, History, and the YouTube Classroom,” International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2013

“Stiles’s Star Power: Teening Hamlet,” Shakespeare Association of America, Chicago, IL, 2010

“Sons and Samurais: The Influence of King Lear on Kurosawa’s Ran,” Shakespeare in Asia Film Festival, Asian Studies Film Series, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2009

“Taymor’s Titus: Lessons in Violence,” American Culture Association, New Orleans, LA, 2009

“Negotiating Authority: Power and Identity in 10 Things I Hate About You,” Shakespeare Association of America, San Diego, CA, 2007

Dissertation:

Deny Thy Father, Yet Seek to Please Him?: Subversive Shakespeare and the Authoritative Desire of Shakespearean Teen Films