Dr. Esther Schupak

Dr.
Dr. Esther Schupak
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Fields of interest

Shakespeare; pedagogy; rhetoric and composition, listening rhetoric; gender; performance studies; adolescent literature.

CV

Esther B. Schupak

Curriculum Vitae

June 2017

 

Nachal Revivim 21, apt. 7

Ramat Bet Shemesh 99641

Israel

Tel.: (02) 999-1723

Email: yebschupak@gmail.com

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2014

Ph.D., English Literature

Bar-Ilan University

Dissertation: Gender and Julius Caesar: Performance, Listening Rhetoric, and Pedagogy

 

1995

M.A., English Literature: Rhetoric and Composition

University of Maryland College Park

 

1991

B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Writing and Business Administration

University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

 

 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

 

2013-current

Instructor

Department of English Literature

Bar-Ilan University

 

2014-current

Instructor

Department of English Teacher-Training

Talpiot Academic College

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2017

"Julius Caesar Across Borders: The Ethos of the American Republic"

Literature and History (forthcoming)

 

2017

"Redefining Censorship: Lessons Learned from Teaching The Merchant of Venice in Israel"

European Judaism (forthcoming)

 

2016

"'Lend Me Your Ears': Listening Rhetoric and Political Ideology in Julius Caesar." Shakespeare Survey 69 (2016): 123-33.

 

 

 

 

 

Invited to Revise

 

2017

“Performing Julius Caesar with Ultra-Orthodox Women” mss, 31 pages

Theatre Topics

 

 

 

 

Articles in Submission

 

2017

"Overcoming the Limitations of Performance Pedagogy" mss, 23 pages

Submitted to Changing English

 

2017

“Gender and Julius Caesar” mss, 31 pages

Submitted to Shakespeare Quarterly

 

2016

“Listening Rhetoric in the Composition Classroom: Suggestions for Praxis” mss, 30 pages

Submitted to Pedagogy

 

 

 

Articles in Preparation

 

2017

“Embodying Difference in Israeli Academia”

 

2017

“Shakespeare’s First Folio in the Performance Classroom”

 

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

2012

Rector's Prize

 

2010-2014

Presidential Fellowship

 

1991

Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

 

1990

Interdisciplinary Studies Award

 

1989-1991

Academic Honors

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

 

2017

“Teaching Shakespeare in Israel”

Shakespeare and the Jews, University College, London, March 28-30

 

2017

“In Pursuit of the Useful”

Conference on the Study of English Literatures in Israel, Haifa, February 8

 

2017

"Listening Rhetoric and the Diverse Classroom"

Modern Language Association Annual Convention, January 5-8

 

2016

“Implications of Listening Rhetoric for the Composition Classroom”

Annual Convention of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, April 6-9

 

2015

"An Analysis of the Efficacy of Performance Pedagogy"

Biannual Conference of the European Shakespeare Research Association, June 29-July 2

 

2014

"Julius Caesar Across Borders: The Ethos of the American Republic"

Annual Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, May 22-26

 

2014

"The Role of Julius Caesar in American Education"

Graduate Symposium on Literature, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, January 9

 

2013

"Performance Pedagogy: Advantages and Limitations"

Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, November 21-24

 

2013

"The Literature Log: Alternatives to the Textbooks"

National Conference of the English Teachers' Association of Israel, July 9-10

 

2013

"From the Parents Television Council to Increase Mather: Contemporary Analogues to Opposition to the Early Modern Popular Theater"

Comparative Literature Conference, April 25-26

 

 

 

CONFERENCE POSTER

 

2016

“Listening Rhetoric and Academic Writing Instruction”

Third International Conference on Academic Writing (Israel Forum for Academic Writing and the MOFET Institute), June 27-28

 

 

 

PRIOR TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

2013-2017

Instructor

Zaidner Institute, Neve Yerushalayim

(Thomas Edison State College)

 

2000-2011

Head of English Department, English teacher

Bet Yaakov Ko Tomar, Bet Shemesh

 

1997-2005

Instructor, teacher education

Machon Bet Yaakov Lamorot, Jerusalem

1997-2001

English teacher

Bet Yaakov Batya, Jerusalem

 

1992-1996

English teacher

Bais Yaakov High School, Baltimore, Maryland

 

1994-1995

Instructor

Department of English/Education

University of Maryland Baltimore County

 

 

 

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT

 

2013-2015

English Composition I and II (for non-majors)

 

2013-current

Academic Writing (for English literature students)

 

2014-2016

Children’s Literature

 

2014-current

Writing and Academic Writing (for English teachers and trainees)

 

2014-2015

Holocaust Memoirs

 

2014

Oral Proficiency

 

2016-2017

Fundamentals of Speech and Rhetoric

 

2016-2017

Shakespeare and Film

 

2016-current

 

Seminar: Monsters in Literature and Culture

2016-17

Shakespeare Around the World (graduate course)

 

2017-current

Introduction to Rhetoric

 

 

 

TEACHING AREAS

           

Shakespeare

Rhetoric

Literature

Writing

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

 

            Modern Language Association

            National Council of Teachers of English

            Rhetoric Society of America

            European Shakespeare Research Association

            Shakespeare Association of America      

Publications

Articles
 
 "Julius Caesar Across Borders: The Ethos of the American Republic." Literature and History (forthcoming)
 

"Redefining Censorship: Lessons Learned from Teaching The Merchant of Venice in Israel." European Judaism (forthcoming)

 
"'Lend Me Your Ears': Listening Rhetoric and Political Ideology in Julius Caesar." Shakespeare Survey 69 (2016): 123-33.