Elizabeth Robertson

Associate Professor of English
Office Location: 231 Howard Hall
515-271-3806
elizabeth.robertson@drake.edu
Robertson CV

On leave-Fall 2016

I am a medievalist-classicist turned writing teacher. My M.A. and Ph.D. work (at Northwestern and the University of Iowa) focused mostly on medieval languages and literature, including forays into Old Norse, classical and Homeric Greek and Virgilian Latin. A dissertation on myth and archetype (and much teaching in the Iowa Writing Lab) inevitably returned me to writing, both as a subject for inquiry and as a focal point for my teaching. I've talked (at conferences) and written (in journals) about the theory and teaching of writing, about narrative and its uses in academic and non-academic writing.

Currently at Drake, I direct the writing workshop, teach writing, and occasionally wander back into courses (Early English Texts; Myth and Archetype) where there are giants still in the earth.

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September 22, 2016
The Drake University Chamber Choir, choirs from four Des Moines area high schools, and a professional orchestra will perform Gabriel Faure’s well-known Requiem at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.
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