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Amy (Eliza) Greenstadt
Amy (Eliza) Greenstadt

Associate Professor, Film

Office: LH 127G

Dr. Greenstadt, who has been at PSU since 2001, teaches film theory, criticism, and history, with focuses on adaptation, gender, sexuality, and race.
B.A. 1988 Wesleyan University M.A. 1997 University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. 2000 University of California, Berkeley


Rearranging the Closet: Epistemologies of the Unspeakable from the Anglo Saxons to Oscar Wilde (In Progress)

“Balthazar’s Beard: Looking (again) into the Merchant’s Closet.” New Critical Essays on The Merchant of Venice. Ed. M. Lindsay Kaplan. (London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare). Forthcoming.

“Strange Insertions in The Merchant of Venice.” Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality. Ed. Goran Stanivukovic (Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2017), 197–226.

 “The Kindest Cut: Circumcision and Queer Kinship in The Merchant of Venice” ELH: English Literary History 80 (2013): 945–80.

A Reader’s Guide to Mary Wroth’s The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania (Kindle, 2013).

“Margaret's Beard.” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 5 (2010): 171–82.

Rape and the Rise of the Author: Gendering Intention in Early Modern England (Ashgate Press, 2009).

“Aemilia Lanyer’s Pathetic Phallacy.” The Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 8:1 (Spring/Summer 2008): 67–97.

Having recently migrated from PSU’s Department of English, Eliza Greenstadt combines a background in the study of literature and history with a passion for teaching popular culture, adaptation, visual media, and theories of representation.