Dr. Susan Lauffer O'Hara
Professor of English
Arts and Sciences
M/W 3:30 – 4:30 Tues. 3:30 – 4:30
- Ph.D., English, Rutgers University
- M.A., English, Rutgers University
- B.A., summa cum laude, English, University of Pittsburgh
- Shakespeare I: Of Kings and Lovers
- Shakespeare II: Deception and Betrayal
- Shakespeare and the Theater of Violence and Obsession
- Chaucer: Bawds and Churls
- British Literature I & II
- American Literature I & II
- Chair, Department of English, 2017-2020
- Grievance Committee, 2018-2020
- Third Year Review Committee, 2018-2020
- Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee, 2013-2017; 2019-2020
- University Honors Program Advising Council, 2010-2016
- Director, University Honors Program, 2010-2013
- Chair, Faculty Development Committee, 2009-2010
Research / Creativity Interest Area
- The Theatricality of Mary Wroth’s Pamphilia to Amphilanthus: Unmasking Conventions in Context, Selinsgrove: Susquehanna University Press, 2011
- “Masques as Ephemerae: Their Importance to Plot, Characterization, Irony, and Cultural Significance” Journal of Drama Studies (Fall, 2008)
- “Contextualizing Collaborative Learning: Social Justification and the Revision Process” EAPSU ONLINE, English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities (Fall, 2008)
- “Reading the Stage Rubrics of Mary Wroth’s Folger Manuscript of Pamphilia to Amphilanthus.” In New Ways of Looking at Old Texts, IV, edited by Michael Denbo. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2008.
- “Sonnets as Theater: The Performance of Ideal Love and the Negation of Marriage in Mary Wroth’s Masque” Explorations in Renaissance Culture (Summer 2003)
- “Stella’s Wise Direction, Astrophil’s Acquired Grace.” (Under the revision process)
- “The Profanely Erotic Bridegroom Passages in Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum.” (Under the revision process)
- “The Profanely Erotic Bridegroom Passages in Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum.” Performing Women/Performing Gender in the Age of Shakespeare and Beyond. Shakespeare Association of America, April 20, 2019.
- “Stella’s Wise Direction, Astrophil’s Acquired Grace.” Celebration of Faculty Research. Georgian Court University. Fall, 2018. This research was funded by a Georgian Court University Sabbatical, Spring 2017.
- “The Profanely Erotic Bridegroom Passages in Aemilia Lanyer’s Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum.” [Re]Fusing the Bible: Revision and Parody in Medieval Britain. Northeast Modern Language Association, Boston, March, 2013.
- “Computers and Collaborative Learning: A Public Forum for Revision Strategies,” Computers and Writing 2009: Ubiquitous and Sustainable Computing, University of California, Davis, June, 2009.
- “‘miseries in woeful cries / Deliver’d forth’: Pamphia Defined,” Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, December, 2007.
- “Reading the Stage Rubrics of Mary Wroth’s Folger Manuscript of “Pamphilia to Amphilanthus,'” 42nd International Medieval Congress, University of Michigan, May, 2007.
- Mary Wroth’s Rubrics of Performance in Pamphilia to Amphilanthus,” Medieval-Renaissance Conference, University of Virginia, September, 1998.