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Linda McJannet

Professor Emeritus, English and Media Studies
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1971
BA, Wellesley College, 1964
Office: Morison Hall 381 | 781.891._2507 | lmcjannet@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781 .891 ._2629
                       


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Bio

Educated at Wellelsey College and Harvard University, Linda McJannet has published four scholarly books and numerous essays on Shakespeare and Early Modern drama, with special reference to the representation of the Ottomans and other Muslim peoples. She is also the author of a text and cases in managerial communication. She lives in Cambridge, MA.

Teaching Interests

Dramatic literature, especially Shakespeare; rhetoric, expository writing, managerial communication

Research Interests

Shakespeare and Early Modern English Drama; Representations of the Ottoman Empire in early modern English literature; domestication of goods from Muslim lands in Elizabethan comedies set in 16th-17th-century London; early modern "globalization." Co-founder of the Shakespeare and Dance Project, an interactive scholarly website for the exploration and documentation of dance in and based on Shakespeare's plays.

Awards and Honors

2009, Publication Awards (articles and textbook): 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009.
2008, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award for a scholarly monograph, The Sultan Speaks, Bentley University
2002, Full -year Sabbatical, 2002-03
1999, Bentley College Publication Award (Scholarly Book), 1999.
1999, Summer Grant, Bentley College
1997, Summer Grant, Bentley College

Publications

Journal Article(s)
McJannet, L., Winerock, E. (2016). "Dancing on her Grave: Shakespeare's Tragic Heroines on Film". Dance Chronicle (special issue), 39 (1), 1-23.

McJannet, L. (2011). Purchas His Pruning: Refashioning the Ottomans in Seventeenth-Century Travel Narratives . Huntington Library Quarterly, 74 (2), 219-43. (link)

McJannet, L. (2009). Islam and English Drama: A Critical History (Introduction to a special section, co-edited by me). Early Theatre: A Journal Associated with the Records of Early English Drama, 12 (2009) (2), 183-93, 194-249. (link)

McJannet, L. (2006). "History Written by the Enemy": The Reception of Eastern Sources about the Ottomans on the Continent and in England. English Literary Renaissance, 36 (3), 394-427.

McJannet, L. (1999). Bringing in a Persian. Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England (Oxford University), 12 (1999) (0-8386-4000-1), 236-67.

McJannet, L. (1996). Mapping the Ottomans on the Renaissance Stage. Journal of Theatre and Drama (University of Haifa), 2, 9-34.

McJannet, L. (1993). Gesta Romanorum: Heroic Action and Stage Imagery in 'Antony and Cleopatra'. Shakespeare Bulletin, 11 (1), 5-9. (link)

McJannet, L. (1993). Antony and Alexander: Imperial Politics in Plutarch, Shakespeare, and Some Modern Historical Texts. College Literature, 20 (3), 1-18. (link)

McJannet, L. (1990). Reading the Script: Some Aims and Assumptions of Performance-Oriented Criticism. Shakespeare Bulletin, 9 (1), 31-33. (link)

McJannet, L. (1987). 'Sit by Us':Gesture and Characterization in 'Henry VIII'. Shakespeare Quarterly, 38 (4), 452-466. (link)

Books
Hattersley, M. E, McJannet, L. (2008). Management Communication (Chinese translation). Singapore: McGrawHill.

Hattersely, M. E, McJannet, L. (2007). Management Communication: Principles and Practice (3rd. Ed ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

McJannet, L, Hattersley, M. E. (2004). Management Communication (2nd edition ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

McJannet, L. (1999). The Voice of Elizabethan Stage Directions: The Evolution of a Theatrical Code. Newark, NJ: University of Delaware Press.

Hattersley, M, McJannet, L. (1996). Management Communication: Principles and Practice (1st edition ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

McJannet, L. (1988). Henry VIII: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing Company (The Garland Shakespeare Bibliographies).

Edited Volumes
McJannet, L, Andrea, B. (Ed.). (2011). Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds.  (pp. xv + 272). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan (link)


Book Chapters
McJannet, L. (2011). 'Oranges and lemons say the bells of St. Clement's': Domesticating Eastern Commodities in London Plays. In Bernadette Andrea and Linda McJannet (Eds.), Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds (pp. 215-38). New York: . Palgrave Macmillan (link)

McJannet, L, Andrea, B. (2011). Islamic Worlds in Early Modern English Literature (Introduction to an edited collection). Early Modern England and Islamic Worlds (pp. 1-20). New York: . Palgrave Macmillan (link)

McJannet, L. (2009). The Translator as Emissary: Continental Works about the Ottomans in England. In Charry, Brinda S; Shahani, Gitanjali (Eds.), Emissaries in Early Modern Literature and Culture (pp. 147-166). Aldershot: . Ashgate Publishing (link)

McJannet, L. (2008). Pirates, Merchants, and Kings: Oriental Motifs in English Court and Civic Entertainments, 1510-1659. In Ostovich, Helen M.; Silcox, Mary; Roebuck, Graham (Eds.), The Mysterious and Foreign in Early Modern England (pp. 249-65). Newark, DE: . University of Delaware Press

McJannet, L. (1998). Genre and Geography: The Eastern Mediterranean in 'Pericles' and 'The Comedy of Errors'. In Gillies, John; Vaughan, Virginia Mason (Eds.), Playing the Globe: Genre and Geography in English Renaissance Drana (pp. 86-106). Rutherford NJ: . Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

McJannet, L. (1998). 'The Scene Changes'?: Stage Directions in Eighteenth-Century Acting Editions of Shakespeare. In Gondris, Joanna (Eds.), Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century (pp. 86-99). Madison, NJ: . Fairleigh Dickinson Univesity Press

McJannet, L. (1996). Elizabethan Speech Prefixes: Page Design, Typography, Mimesis. In Bergeron, David (Eds.), Reading and Writing in Shakespeare (pp. 45-63). Newark DE: . University of Delaware Press

Book Reviews
McJannet, L. (2016). [Review of the book Shakespeare Valued: Education Policy and Pedagogy, 1989-2009]. Radical Pedagogy. (link)

McJannet, L. (2013). [Review of the book English Women Staging Islam: Delarivier Manley and Mary Pix]. Renaissance Quarterly. (link)

McJannet, L. [Review of the book Hamlet's Arab Journey: Shakespeare's Prince and Nasser's Ghost]. Shakespeare Studies. (link) Forthcoming

McJannet, L. (2010). [Review of the book Early Modern Drama and the Eastern European Elsewhere: Representations of Liminal Locality in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries]. Renaissance Quarterly. (link)

McJannet, L. (2009). [Review of the book Women and Islam in Early Modern English Literature]. Shakespeare Quarterly. (link)

McJannet, L. (2008). [Review of the book Borders and Travelers in Early Modern Europe]. Seventeenth Century News. (link)

Conference Paper(s)
McJannet, L. (2013). Choreography for the Devil: the Deed Scene in Doctor Faustus. The Marlowe Society of America, Seventh International Marlowe Conference.

McJannet, L. (2011). “And ginger shall be hot i’ th’ mouth too”: Eastern Spices in London Comedies. International Shakespeare Association, 9th World Shakespeare Congress.

McJannet, L. (2010). Oranges and lemons say the bells of St. Clement's: Domesticating Eastern Commodities in London Comedies. , Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America.

McJannet, L. (2009). Islam and Early Modern England: A Reassessment. Shakespeare Association of America, Shakespeare Association of America.

McJannet, L. (2009). ’Oranges and lemons say the bells of St. Clement’s’: Domesticating Eastern Commodities in London Comedies. Humanities Center, Harvard University, Shakespearean Seminar, Harvard University.

McJannet, L. (2007). Purchas His Pruning: Refashioning-17th Century Travel Narratives about the Ottomans. , North East Conference on British Studies.

McJannet, L. (2007). An Emissary and his Translators: The Turkish Letters of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq. Group for Early Modern Studies, Reconstructing Histories, 1550-1850.

McJannet, L. (2006). Bayazid I in "Tamburlaine" and Richard Knolles's "General Historie of the Turkes": "Citing the Turkes' own Chronicles". Inaugural Conference of IDEA, Studies in English (Istanbul, Turkey).

McJannet, L. (2005). Knolles vs. Marlowe: Citing “the Turkes’ own chronicles”. Group for Early Modern Cultural Stuidies, Group For Early Modern Cultural Studies.

McJannet, L. (2003). Early Modern ‘Shock and Awe’?: Tamburlaine, the Turks, and Henry V  Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, University of Massachusetts, Terrorism in the Early Modern Period.

McJannet, L. (2002). Exotica Eclectica: Turks, Persians, Moors, and Indians in Dramatic Entertainments, 1510-1659. McMaster University, The Mysterious and Foreign in Early Modern England.

McJannet, L. (2001). Angles of Influence: Marlowe's Tamburlaine and Knolles' Generall Historie of the Turkes (1603). International Shakespeare Association, World Shakespeare Congress.

Conference Presentations

McJannet, L., Winerock, E. (2016). "Approaches to Shakespeare and Dance: Workshop." Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America's Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

McJannet, L., Rodgers, A. (2016). "Shakespeare and Dance Research Seminar." Presented at the International Shakespeare Association's World Shakespeare Congress, Stratford-upon-Avon & London.

McJannet, L. (2015). "Timur's Theatrical Journey, or When Did Tamburlaine Become Black?" Presented at the The Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies's SEDERI 26: Commerce, Communities, and the Global Early Modern, Baeza, Jaen, Spain.

McJannet, L. (2015). ""'A hall, a hall!': Realizing the Dance Scene in Romeo and Juliet." Presented at the Renaissance Society of America's RSA Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany.

McJannet, L. (2014). "Realizing the Dance Scene in Romeo and Juliet." Presented at the Society of Dance History Scholars/ Congress of Research on Dance's Joint Annual Meeting of SDHS and CORD, Iowa City, IA.

McJannet, L. (2014). "Dancing on her Grave? Adding Dance for the Heroine in Shakespeare's Tragedies" Presented at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University's Women and Culture in the Early Modern World , Cambridge, MA.

McJannet, L. (2014). "Dancing on Her Grave? Adding Dance for the Tragic Heroine" Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America's SAA Annual Meeting , St. Louis, MO.

McJannet, L. (2014). "The Shakespeare and Dance Project." Presented at the Shakespeare Assoication of Ameria's SAA Annual Meeting , St. Louis, MO.

McJannet, L. (2013). "Choreography for the Devil: the Deed Scene in Doctor Faustus." Presented at the The Marlowe Society of America's Seventh International Marlowe Conference, Staunton, VA.

McJannet, L., Andrea, B. (2013). "Nomadic Subjects and Objects: Research Seminar." Presented at the The Shakespeare Association of America's SAA Annual Meeting , Toronto, ONT, Canada.

McJannet, L. (2012). "Present(ist) Mirth?: Work, Wit, and Metadrama in Jonsonian Comedy and The Office" Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America's SAA Annual Meeting , Boston, MA.

McJannet, L. (2011). "Muslims, Jews, and Renegados in Early Modern English Drama." Presented at the North East Conference on British Studies's Annual Meeting of the NECBS, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA.

McJannet, L. (2011). "“And ginger shall be hot i’ th’ mouth too”: Eastern Spices in London Comedies." Presented at the International Shakespeare Association's 9th World Shakespeare Congress, Prague, Czech Republic.

McJannet, L. (2010). "Oranges and lemons say the bells of St. Clement's: Domesticating Eastern Commodities in London Comedies." Presented at the Renaissance Society of America's RSA Annual Meeting , Venice, Italy.

McJannet, L. (2009). "’Oranges and lemons say the bells of St. Clement’s’: Domesticating Eastern Commodities in London Comedies." Presented at the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University's Shakespearean Studies Seminar, Cambridge, MA.

McJannet, L. (2009). "Islam and Early Modern England: A Reassessment." Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America's SAA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C..

McJannet, L. (2008). "’Purchas his Pruning’: Refashioning 17th –Century English Travel Narratives about the Ottomans." Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America's SAA Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

McJannet, L. (2007). "An Emissary and his Translators: The Turkish Letters of Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq." Presented at the Group for Early Modern Studies's Reconstructing Histories, 1550-1850, Chicago, IL.

McJannet, L. (2007). "Purchas His Pruning: Refashioning-17th Century Travel Narratives about the Ottomans." Presented at the North East Conference on British Studies's NECBS Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

McJannet, L. (2007). "The African Connection: "Lo[o]sing" and "Loathness" in The Tempest." Presented at the The Shakespeare Association of America's SAA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

McJannet, L. (2006). ""Telling one's story": Poloyphonic Narrators and Early Modern Dramatic Selves." Presented at the International Shakespeare Association's World Shakespeare Congress, Brisbane, Australia.

McJannet, L. (2006). "Bayazid I in "Tamburlaine" and Richard Knolles's "General Historie of the Turkes": "Citing the Turkes' own Chronicles"." Presented at the Inaugural Conference of IDEA's Studies in English (Istanbul, Turkey), Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

McJannet, L. (2005). "Knolles vs. Marlowe: Citing “the Turkes’ own chronicles”." Presented at the Group for Early Modern Cultural Stuidies's Group For Early Modern Cultural Studies, San Antonio, TX.

McJannet, L. (2005). "Other Muslims, Other Christians in Renaissance Ethnography and Travel Writing." Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America's SAA Annual Meeting, Southampton, Bermuda.

McJannet, L. (2003). "Early Modern ‘Shock and Awe’?: Tamburlaine, the Turks, and Henry V" Presented at the Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, University of Massachusetts's Terrorism in the Early Modern Period, Amherst, MA.

McJannet, L. (2002). "Exotica Eclectica: Turks, Persians, Moors, and Indians in Dramatic Entertainments, 1510-1659." Presented at the McMaster University's The Mysterious and Foreign in Early Modern England, Hamilton, ONT, Canada.

McJannet, L. (2002). "Women of the Seraglio: Female Power in Some Plays on Ottoman Themes." Presented at the Shakespeare Association of America's SAA Annual Meeting , Minneapolis, MN.

McJannet, L. (2001). "Angles of Influence: Marlowe's Tamburlaine and Knolles' Generall Historie of the Turkes (1603)." Presented at the International Shakespeare Association's World Shakespeare Congress, Valencia, Spain.

Service

Department Service
Committee Chair for Summer Grant Review Committee, 2011 - 2015
Committee Chair for Peer Evaluation Committee, 1998 - 2014
Committee Member for Research Committee, 2012 - 2013
Committee Chair for ESOL Hiring Committee, 2010 - 2011
Committee Chair for Long Range Planning Committee , 1997 - 2000

University Service
Department Chair for EMS Department , 2014 - 2015
Other for LSM Mentor, 2007 - 2015
Committee Chair for Curriculum Policy Committee, 2010 - 2015
Committee Member for Faculty Senate, 2013 - 2014
Committee Member for Honors Council, 2013 - 2014
Co-chair with President Larson for NEASC Mission and Purpose Sub-Commitee, 2011 - 2012
Committee Member for Search Committee, Dean of Arts and Sciences, 2009 - 2010
Committee Member for Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2005 - 2008
Director of new university-wide program for Honors Program, Innaugural Director, 2000 - 2005
Committee Member for Liberal Studies Major Design Task Force, 2004 - 2004
Committee Chair for Search Committee for inaugural dean of Arts and Sciences, 2001 - 2002
Committee Chair for Promotion and Tenure Committee, 1992 - 1995

Professional Service
Reviewer, Book for Shakespeare Studies, 2012 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Early Modern Literary Studies, 2012 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 2009 - Present
Reviewer, Book for Renaissance Quarterly, 2007 - Present
Outside evaluator for tenure and promotion applicants for Various universities, 2006
Committee Member for Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference, 2003 - Present
Reviewer, Book for Shakespeare Quarterly, 1989 - Present
Conference/Workshop Organizer for Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference, 2014 - 2015

Public Service
Committee Member for Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Boston Branch, 2009 - Present