Faculty Profile

Dr. Amy L. Tigner

Assistant Professor of English

Years of Service at UT Arlington

  • Assistant Professor of English , (2006-Present)

Education

  • PhD, Stanford University, English
  • MA, University of Wyoming, English
  • BA, University of Wyoming, Fine Art
  • BTD, University of Wyoming, Theatre

Areas of Specialization

Renaissance and Early Modern English Literature including Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton; environmental studies; food studies; gender studies; and transatlantic studies.

Current Research

Currently, Dr. Tigner is working on a new monograph, From the Garden to the Kitchen: Food Production in Early Modern England.

Publications

  • Books
  • England's Paradise. Book manuscript under review.
  • Refereed Research Articles
  • "Eating with Eve" Forthcoming in Milton Quarterly, December 2010.
  • "The Winter's Tale: Gardens and the Marvels of Transformation," English Literary Renaissance. Winter 2006, p.114-134.
  • "The Laramie Project: Western Pastoral," Modern Drama 45.1. Winter 2003 p. 138-156; reprint in Drama Criticism. 26. 2005, p. 177-87.
  • Refereed Chapters in Books
  • "Preserving Nature in Hannah Woolley's The Queen-Like Closet; or Rich Cabinet," accepted for the book collection, In Dialogue with Nature: Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity, edited by Rebecca Laroche and Jennifer Munroe (Palgrave, forthcoming), p. 173-201.
  • "The Flowers of Paradise: Botanical Trade in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England," in Global Traffic: Discourses and Practices of Trade in English Literature and Culture from 1550 to 1700. Eds. Barbara Sebeck and Stephen Deng (Palgrave 2008), p. 137-156.
  • Encyclopedia Entries
  • "Jinner, Sarah." The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Ed. Alan Stewart, Rebecca Lemon, and Garrett Sullivan. Chichester, UK: Blackwell Publishing. In press.
  • "Russell, Lucy, Countess of Bedford." The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Ed. Alan Stewart, Rebecca Lemon, and Garrett Sullivan. Chichester, UK: Blackwell Publishing. In press.
  • "Wolley, Hannah." The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature. Ed. Alan Stewart, Rebecca Lemon, and Garrett Sullivan. Chichester, UK: Blackwell Publishing. In press.

Grants, Fellowships, and Honors

  • Faculty Development Leave, University of Texas, Arlington (Spring 2010)
  • Seed Grant for Graduate-Level Intellectual Engagement, UT Arlington (Spring 2009)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant, (Spring 2006)
  • Institute for the Study of Women and Gender Fellowship, Stanford University (2003-04)
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Doctoral Fellowship (2003-04)
  • Doctoral Fellowship, English Department, Stanford University (1998-2003)
  • International P.E.O. Scholar Award, Dissertation scholarship (2002-2003)
  • Stanford Graduate Research Opportunity Grant (2001)
  • Research stipend for language study, English Department, Stanford University (Summer 2000)