Dr. Paul Dustin Stegner


Paul Dustin Stegner





Office:  Bldg. 47-26H
Phone:  756-1277

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Ph.D. English Literature, Pennsylvania State University, 2007

Teaching and Research Interests

Early Modern English Literature
Graphic Narratives 

Selected Publications

Confession and Memory in Early Modern English Literature:  Penitential Remains (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).

"Masculine and Feminine Penitence in The Winter's Tale."  Renascence 66 (2014): 189-201.

“Treasonous Reconciliations: Robert Southwell, Religious Polemic, and the Criminalization of Confession.” Reformation 16 (2011): 5-35.

“‘Foryet it thou, and so wol I’: Absolving Memory in Confessio Amantis.” Studies in Philology 108 (2011): 488-507.

“Spenser’s Biographers.”  The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser. Ed. Richard  McCabe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. 125-45.

“‘Try what repentance can’: Hamlet, Confession, and the Extraction of Interiority.” Shakespeare Studies 35 (2007): 105-29. 

“‘Of þam him aweaxeth wynsum gefea’: The Voyeuristic Appeal of Christ III.” Co-authored with Timothy D. Arner. Journal of English and Germanic Philology 106 (2007): 428-46. 

“A Reconciled Maid: A Lover’s Complaint and Confessional Practices in Early Modern England.”  Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint: Critical Essays: Suffering Ecstasy. Ed. Shirley Sharon-Zisser. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. 79-90. 

Student Editing Projects

2016 - Stephen Bateman's The Trauayled Pilgrim (1569). Ed. Katie Gezi.


​2013 - William Fullwood's The Castle of Memorie​ (1562). Ed. Ian Delaney, Kate Danskin, and Erin Clinch.

2012 - Thomas Twyne's The Schoolmaster, or Teacher of Table Philosophy (1583). Ed. Caitlyn Harkins, Jamie Bell, Kaley Gelineau, Lea Hernandez, Michael Lacalle, Cheryl Mendibles, Heidi Naraski, Matthew Nocas, and Kristie Siebert.

2010 - Anthony Copley's Wits, Fits, and Fancies (1595).  Ed. Sierra Meffan-Jacoda, Julie Ecoff, Sandra Gonzalez, Allison Nunes, Joey Nargizian, and Nicole Vaden.

Courses Taught

English 431: Shakespeare
English 381: Race, Gender, and Coming of Age in Contemporary Graphic Narrative
English 380: Shakespeare and Film
English 354: Bible as Literature and in Literature and the Arts
English 339: Introduction to Shakespeare
English 252: Great Books II: Medieval to Enlightenment Literature
English 204: Core II: Renaissance

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Teaching Award, Cal Poly, 2015
Learn-By-Doing Grant, Cal Poly, 2012
Shakespeare Association of America Research Travel Grant, 2011
Minker Endowment for the Humanities, Cal Poly, 2010
College of Liberal Arts Dissertation Award, Penn State, 2006
Folger Institute Grant-in-Aid, The Folger Institute, 2005-6  
Graduate Assistant Award for Outstanding Teaching, Penn State, 2005

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