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CoryAnne Harrigan

Professor of English
CoryAnne Harrigan contributes her expertise in classical and early modern literature and her strong interest in linguistics and the structure of language to the English Department’s course offerings.

Biography

CoryAnne Harrigan teaches courses on British and western literature with a special focus on authors such as Chaucer, Sidney, Spenser, and Shakespeare. She serves as the faculty sponsor of Simpson PRIDE, the LGBTQIA student organization, and Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. Her current research focuses on international film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.

 

Expertise

  • British literature
  • Epic poetry
  • Linguistics

 

Awards

  • Exemplary Teaching Award, Simpson College, 2016
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, Simpson College, 2014
  • Faculty Leadership Award, Simpson College, 2011

 

Credentials

  • Ph.D. in British Literature, Purdue University, 2001
  • M.A. in English Literature, Purdue University, 1995
  • B.A. in English, Mary Washington College, 1991

Publications

  • “Girdle Your Loins: Sexuality and Civil Strife in the Thebaid and The Faerie Queene,” Proceedings of the 25th Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature. In press.
  • “The Film’s the Thing: How Kurosawa’s The Bad Sleep Well Helps Us Read Hamlet,” Proceedings of the 24th Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature, September 2016.
  • Annotations for Publius Papinius Statius’ Thebaid, or Seven Against Thebes. Trans. Charles Stanley Ross. Johns Hopkins Press, 2004.