Elizabeth Robertson

Associate Professor of English
Office Location: 231 Howard Hall
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.

ArtSci News
October 25, 2016
A high-profile lecture by one of the world’s leading journalists on the topic of faith and religion will be preceded by an interfaith event designed to introduce visitors to the diversity of religious and faith communities in central Iowa.