Cheri Ross
  • Cheri Ross

  • Associate Professor of the Practice
  • Room 210E
  • Campus Box 90405
  • Phone: (919) 308-8181
  • Homepage
  • Overview

    I came to Duke in 2005 from Stanford University, where I served as Associate Director of the Introduction to the Humanities Program and Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. At Stanford I worked to strengthen the undergraduate experience by helping to establish the Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) Program as well as the Freshman Book Program. I also designed and implemented an exemplary training program for more than 40 postdoctoral fellows hired annually to teach in the IHUM Program. In 2001, in recognition of this work, I received Stanford’s Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contributions to Undergraduate Education. At Duke I have designed and taught, for the English Department, courses that combine canonical and non-canonical works, in a variety of media, to force re-evaluation of the role and impact of “classic” literary genres such as Homeric epic and Shakespearean drama.
  • Specialties

    • Renaissance Literature
  • Research Summary

    Shakespeare on page, stage, and screen; English Renaissance literature and culture; creative appropriations of canonical works and literary traditions
  • Education

      • Ph.D. in English (Renaissance literature),
      • English,
      • Stanford University
      • M.A. in English,
      • English,
      • Stanford University
      • B.A. in English (with highest honors),
      • Wellesley College
  • Teaching

    • ENGLISH 173S
    • ENGLISH 139BS
      • Shakespeare: Text, Translation, Transmediation
    • ENGLISH 139BS
      • Shakespeare: From Text to Cineplex