Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Elizabeth Elaine Tavares

Graduate Student

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  • Wednesdays 12-1pm, and by appointment.


BA, English, DePaul University, 2009; BA, History, DePaul University, 2009; MA, English, University of Illinois, 2010; PhD, English, University of Illinois, 2016 (projected).


"Acts of Imagination: Curating the Early Elizabethan Repertories, 1582 - 1594" (in progress)

Research Interests

Renaissance drama, Repertory Studies, Theatre History, Performance Studies, Ecocriticim, Adaptation Theory, Digital Humanities, early modern literature and culture.

Selected Publications

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  • Tavares, Elizabeth E. "Fidelity and the Politics of Appropriation in Sidney Lumet’s The Deadly Affair." A Mirror for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Spec. iss. of elected Proceedings of the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2012 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference (2012): 119-132. 1 Oct. 2012. <>.
  • Tavares, Elizabeth E. "‘Birding in Men’s Purses’: Consumption Networks in Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair." New Directions in Ecocriticism. Spec. iss. of Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) (2011): 1 Jun. 2011. <>.


Website Articles


  • Rev. of Julius Caesar, Shakespeare Bulletin 32.4 (2014): 756-60.
  • Rev. of Mankind, Shakespeare Bulletin 31.3 (2013): 558-62.
  • Rev. of The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, Shakespeare Bulletin 31.2 (2013): 286–89.
  • Rev. of Twelfth Night, Shakespeare Bulletin 31.2 (2013): 119–132.
  • Rev. of The Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare Bulletin 29.1 (2011): 60-4.