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Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Ellzey

 

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Old and Middle English Language and Literature, The Catholic University of America

M.A., English, University of Pittsburgh

B.A., English, Carnegie-Mellon University

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Currently: Associate Professor of English

Co-Coordinator, Women’s Studies Program

Director, Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players

1988-89: Assistant Editor, Middle English Dictionary, University of Michigan

 

PUBLICATIONS:

"tilen-tilward," "timon-tiver," "tonholt-topullen." Middle English Dictionary: T. Ed. Robert E. Lewis et al. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1996.

"The Advice of Wives in Three Middle English Romances: The King of Tars, Sir Cleges, and Athelston." Medieval Perspectives 7 (1992).

"Boswell's Account of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides." Studies in Scottish Literature 16 (1981).

 

THEATRICAL PERFORMANCES:

Producer, Director, Actor: The Bassingham Plough Play. Shepherdstown, 29 April 2000.

Producer, Director: Mankind. Shepherd College, 27-29 April 2000.

Producer, Director: Mankind. Catholic University of America, 14-16 April 2000.

Producer, Director: The Second Shepherds’ Play. Shepherd College, 2-4 December 1999.

Producer, Director: St. George and the Turkish Knight. Shepherdstown, 1 May 1999.

Producer, Director: The Harrowing of Hell. Shepherd College, 8 October 1998.

Producer, Co-director, Actor. The Harrowing of Hell. Toronto, 19 June 1998.

Producer. Medieval Cycle Plays: The Fall of Man, The Killing of Abel, The Crucifixion of Christ, Christ's Death and Burial, The Harrowing of Hell. Shepherd College, 28-29 March 1996.

  

PAPER PRESENTATIONS:

"Humor and Class in Medieval Drama Performance." Fourth National Conference on Theatre in Academe, Washington and Lee University, May, 2000.

"Hagar: Slavery and Community in Old English Genesis A." 33rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 1998.

"Conflict, Confrontation, and Control in Old English Genesis A and Early Commentaries on Genesis" (with Allen Frantzen) 32nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 1997.

"A Fifteenth-Century Poet's Reading of Chaucer's Marriage Group." 29th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 1994.

"Angels in Sodom: Attitudes toward Homosexuality in Old English Genesis A." Illinois Medieval Association Conference, Chicago, February, 1994.

"Mothers and Daughters in Middle English Popular Romances." South Central Modern Language Association Conference, Memphis, TN, October, 1992.

"May's Mind as a Locked Garden without a Key." Eighth International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, Seattle,August, 1992.

"De-canonizing Chaucer: Using Non-canonical Literature in an Undergraduate Chaucer Course." Conference on Humanities Past and Present, Hood College, February, 1992.

"Abraham's War with the Northern Kings in Genesis A." Modern Language Association Conference, San Francisco, December, 1991.

"The Advice of Wives in Middle English Romances." 17th Conference of the Southeastern Medieval Association, University of Alabama at Birmingham, September, 1991.

"Figurative Uses of Old English faethm." 15th International Conference on Patristic, Mediaeval, and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, September, 1990.

"The Use of Alliterative Formulas in Non-Alliterative Middle English Romances." 25th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May, 1990.

"Evidence for Oral Transmission in Sir Cleges." Conference on Oral Tradition in the Middle Ages, Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies 22nd Annual Conference, State University of New York at Binghamton, October, 1988.

"Irony in Beowulf 1202-1214." 13th International Conference on Patristic, Mediaeval, and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, September, 1988.

"The Theme of Violence in Old English Genesis A." 5th International Conference on Patristic, Mediaeval, and Renaissance Studies, Villanova University, October, 1980.