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Courtney Pollard is an English Ph.D. student at UC Davis. She received her M.A. in English from Colorado State University in 2015 and her B.A. in English and philosophy from the University of South Florida in 2011. She specializes in early modern English literature and is interested in gender studies, text-image relations, and cultural geography. Her M.A. project explores how seventeenth-century English broadside ballads are a form of multimedia that contributed to the creation of public forms of literacy.
M.A. English, Colorado State University, 2015
B.A. English, Philosophy, University of South Florida, 2011
Select Fellowships, Grants, and Awards:
Provost’s Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, University of California Davis, 2017-2018
Englund Fellowship, University of California Davis, 2017-2018
Smith-Schamberger Literature Fellowship, Colorado State University, Fall 2015
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Colorado State University, Spring 2015
E342 Shakespeare I, Colorado State University, Fall 2015
E463 Milton, Colorado State University, Spring 2015
Select Conference Presentations:
“Playing with Pastoral: Socio-Economic and Geographic Relations in Herrick’s Hesperides.” CSU Graduate Student Showcase. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, November 2015.
“Exploring Alternative Literacies: Reading English Broadside Ballads as Multimedia Texts.” English Graduate Student Conference. University of South Florida. Tampa, March 2015.
“Creating Public Literacy: Reading Text and Image in Broadside Ballads.” CSU Graduate Student Showcase. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, February 2015.