Dr. Cristine M. Varholy

Dr. Cristine VarholyAssociate Professor of English
Morton Hall, 116
(434) 223-6401


B.A., Wake Forest University, 1987;
M.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1993;
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2000.

Teaching and Research Interests

English Renaissance Literature
Law and Literature

Most Recent Publications

"'But She Woulde Not Consent': Women's Narratives of Sexual Assault and Compulsion in Early Modern London." Violence, Politics and Gender in Early Modern England. Ed. Joseph Patrick Ward. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

"'Rich Like a Lady': Cross-Class Dressing in the Brothels and Theaters of Early Modern England," Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 8:1 (Spring/Summer 2008): 4-34.

"Beyond the Comfort Zone: Attending to Student Resistance and Gender Dynamics in the Classroom" (workshop summary). Attending to Early Modern Women-and Men. Ed. Amy Leonard and Karen Nelson. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2011.

"Sex, Lies and Inscrutability: Reading and Reconstructing Narratives of Female Behavior in Early Modern England and France" (workshop summary). Attending to Early Modern Women: Gender, Culture, and Change. Ed. Margaret Mikesell and Adele Seef. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2003. 367-369.

Institutional Involvement

Chair of English, 2013-Present.
Mentor to College Lacrosse Team, 2007-present.
College Grievance Committee, 2010-2012.
Honors Council, 2010-2012.
Advisor, Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society, 2006-2012.
Selection committee for Brown Teaching Award, 2009-2011.
College Lectures and Programs Committee, 2007-2010. Chair, 2008-2010.
College Athletics Committee, 2006-2010.
Campus Coordinator, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Program, 2007-2009.

Honors & Awards

Maurice L. Mednick Memorial Fellowship, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, 2008-2009.

Hampden-Sydney Faculty Fellowship Summer Research Grant, 2006-2008, 2011-2012.

Professional Staff Congress-The City University of New York (PSC-CUNY) Research Award, 2001-2002, 2002-2003.


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