Brittany Chataignier Renard

B.A. University of Louisiana, Lafayette, 2007
M.A. University of California, Riverside, 2013


Heidi Brayman Hackel (Chair), Deborah Willis, Andrea Denny-Brown

Research Areas:

Early Modern British Literature, Gender, Sexuality, and Print Culture

Research Interests:

While my interests vary greatly, my most recent work has concentrated on Shakespearean playtexts. I am particularly concerned with the concept of the “bad” quarto and the ways in which such a quarto might be based in the space of the Elizabethan theatre, a space in which gender and sexuality was repeatedly defined and reimagined. Finally, I use this work to interrogate readership and spectatorship, both of the early modern period and of today.

Recent Activity:

Service –

Vice President, Treasurer, Graduate Students in English Association, U.C. Riverside, 2013-14

Graduate Students in English Association, U.C. Riverside, 2012-13

Treasurer, (Dis)junctions Conference, U.C. Riverside, 2012-13

Welcome Committee, (Dis)junctions Conference, U.C. Riverside, 2012

Support Team, Graduate Students in English Association, U.C. Riverside, 2011-2012

Conference Presentations –

“‘Soft you now, The faire Ophelia’: Audience, Actor, Sound, and Q1’s Ofelia,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, 2013

“‘… the borderline between art and life’: Tracing the Bakhtinian Collaboration of Realism and Idealism within Early Modern Carnivalesque Performance,” La Verne Shakespeare Center Conference, University of La Verne, 2013

“‘Thou art a scholar, speak to it’: Theorizing the (Dis)Embodied Archive of the Early Modern Period through Hamlet,” (Dis)junctions Conference, UC Riverside, 2013