Prof. Elise Denbo - English

Elise Denbo

Elise Denbo

Assistant Professor

English Department, Humanities Building, H-428                





M.A English, Queens College, 1997

D.A. English, St. John’s University, 2014

Recent Publications:

Review Elizabethan Publishing and the Makings of Literary Culture by Kirk Melnikoff. Renaissance Quarterly (forthcoming).

Review Shakespeare’s Acts of Will: Law, Testament and Properties of Performance by Gary Watt. Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 7 no. 4, Winter 2017, pp. 1661-62.

“‘Alas Poor Yorick!’: Hamlet and Kristeva’s Imaginary Father.” PsyArt 21, July 2017, pp. 143-158.

Recent Conferences (Selected):

“Metaphor, Theatre, and Psychic Space: Falstaff as Hal’s Imaginary Third,” Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) Seminar on Cognition in the Early Modern Period, Part 2, in Atlanta, Georgia, April 5-8, 2017.

“Unearthing the Other in Hamlet: Neither Subject nor Object Be,” Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Seminar on Shakespeare’s Things, at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 17-20, 2016.

“Yorick: ‘Eyed-Awry,’” Shakespeare and Our Times, at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, April 15-16, 2016.

“Re-seeing and Re-hearing: Exploring the Gaps in Shakespeare’s The Tempest,” CUNY Best Practices, The Importance of Text in the 21st-Century Classroom, LaGuardia Community College, November 7, 2015.

“‘Alas, poor Yorick!’: Hamlet, Kristeva, and the Imaginary Father,” The Kristeva Circle, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, September 10-12, 2015.

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.