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Jennifer A.

Royston
Department of English
Michigan State University
jenniferaroyston.weebly.com
royston7@msu.edu
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Education
Ph.D., Department of English, Michigan State University, 2011-2017
M.A., Department of English, University College London, England, 2009
B.S., with Honors, School of Education, Eastern Michigan University, 2007

Current Appointment
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, The University of Toledo, 2017
Adjunct Instructor, Department of English, Jackson College, 2017

Teaching Experience
Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, 2011-2017
International Teaching Assistant Orientation Facilitator, MSU, 2013, 2014, and 2015
International Teaching Assistant Cross-cultural Group Facilitator, MSU, 2014
Upward Bound English Teacher, Monroe County Community College, 2009-2011
International Baccalaureate English and Speech Teacher, International Academy, 2010-2011

Publications
Royston, Jennifer. Mute Poem, Speaking Picture: The Personification of the Paragone in
Shakespeares Timon of Athens. Personification: Embodying Meaning and Emotion, edited by
Walter S. Melion and Bart Ramakers, Brill, 2016.

Fedewa, Kate; Grabill, Jeff; Heine, Kristen; Lindquist, Julie and Royston, Jennifer.
Thinking about Thinking Like a Writer: Learning at Scale in a Writing MOOC.
The Journal of Global Literacies, Technology, and Emerging Pedagogies, Summer 2014.

Digital Humanities
Shakespeares Shadows. A data-visualization website that I built with support from the
Michigan State University Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowship.
http://shakespearesshadows.matrix.msu.edu/

Rzepka, Adam; Royston, Jennifer; and Pierce Williams. The Folger Digital Anthology for
Student-created, Network-driven Editions. Lesson developed for The Folger
Shakespeare Library. https://emed.folger.edu/research-resources/teaching
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Courses Taught
Face-to-Face Classroom
Writing About Literature (2 sections, enrollment 25, Instructor of Record)
Writing Across the Curriculum option for non-majors.

The Evolution of American Thought (1 section, enrollment 30, Instructor of Record)


Required writing-intensive course for all first-year students.

Introduction to the Major (1 section, enrollment 25, Instructor of Record)


English curriculum core course. One student enrolled for additional honors credit.

Michigan Writers (3 sections, enrollment 100, Teaching Assistant)


Large lecture and recitation general education humanities course for non-majors.

Shaping the Modern Self (3 sections, enrollment 100, Teaching Assistant)


Large lecture and recitation general education humanities course for non-majors.

Dangerous Art (3 sections, enrollment 100, Teaching Assistant)


Large lecture and recitation general education humanities course for non-majors.

Introduction to Shakespeare (1 section, enrollment 14, Instructor of Record)


Extra-curricular option for non-majors.

Readings in Shakespeare (1 section, enrollment 40, Instructor of Record)


Upper-level English curriculum option.

Study Abroad
Professional Writing London: Creative People and Workplaces (1 section, enrollment 12, Teaching
Assistant) Writing and Rhetoric study abroad program in London.

Hybrid Classroom
The Representation of Visual Art Within Literature (1 section, enrollment 40, Instructor of
Record) General education humanities course for non-majors.

Digital Classroom
Literature and the Environment (1 section, enrollment 40, Instructor of Record)
General education humanities course for non-majors.

Thinking Like a Writer (1 section, enrollment 2,000+, Co-instructor)


Massive open online course (MOOC) designed to prepare participants for college
level first-year writing courses.

Europe and its Relationship with the Rest of the World Since 1492 (1 section, enrollment 40,
Teaching Assistant) General education humanities course for non-majors.
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Teaching Certifications
State of Michigan Provisional Certificate, English and Communication Arts
Certificate in College Teaching, Michigan State University, expected Fall 2017

Scholarly Experience
Folger Shakespeare Library Workshop participant, Beyond Access: Early Modern Digital Texts in
the Classroom, 2016
Renaissance Anglo-Muslim Relations Workshop participant, The Newberry Library, 2012
Paleography Practicum participant, Michigan State University, 2012
Shakespeare for Teachers in London Study Abroad participant, EMU, 2007
Reading Knowledge of Italian

Fellowships, Grants, and Awards


John and Ruth Yunck Endowed Scholarship, 2016
American Indian Studies Series Editorial Assistant
Dissertation Competition Fellowship, 2016
University-wide Excellence-in-Teaching Citation for Graduate Teaching Assistants, 2015
Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Graduate Fellowship, 2014, 2015, and 2016
Summer Support Fellowship; archival work in England, College of Arts and Letters, 2015
Doctoral Study Abroad Fellowship, The Graduate School, 2014
Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowship, MATRIX, 2014
Teaching Coordinator Fellowship, Department of English, 2014
College of Arts and Letters Digital Teaching Fellowship, 2013
Newberry Library Consortium Grant, 2012
Council of Graduate Students Travel Grant, 2012
Graduate School Travel Fund, 2012

Conference Presentations
Dangerous Art and the Relevancy of Renaissance Drama Today, The Ohio Valley
Shakespeare Conference, 2017.
Visual vs. Verbal: The Nature of Objects of Devotion and Idolatrous Effects in
Arden of Faversham, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017.
Reading Habits of Non-majors in Digital Learning Environments, The MLA Annual
Convention, Austin, TX, 2016.
Poetry as an Inclusive Act: Student Engagement with the MSU Center for Poetry, The
Humanities Classroom in the 21st Century, Michigan State University, 2015.
Campaspes Antithetical Prose: Honoured, not Obtained; Painted, not Possessed The
Shakespeare Association of America, Vancouver, CA, 2015.
Mute Poem, Speaking Picture: The Personification of the Paragone in Shakespeares Timon of
Athens. The Shakespeare Association of America, St. Louis, MO, 2014.
Breaking Down Borders: The Aesthetic Borders of East and West. Renaissance Old Worlds,
The British Library, London, England, 2012.
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Invited Speaker/Panelist
Publication Workshop, MSU Department of English, 2016
The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, Liberal Arts on the Job, 2014
The Graduate School Inside Teaching Kick-Off, Experienced TA Panel, 2014
Department of English Teaching Assistant Orientation, 2014, 2015, and 2016
WRAC First-Year Writing Teaching Assistant Orientation, How to Scaffold the
Interdisciplinary Literacies Assignment Successfully, 2014

Service
Speak Like a Girl Spoken-word Poetry Event and Body Positive writing workshop
coordinator, MSU Center for Poetry, 2016
Creator and Co-Chair of the MSU College of Arts and Letters The Humanities Classroom in
the 21st Century Conference, 2015
Department of English Undergraduate Program Assessment Contributor, 2015
Association of English Graduate Students Fundraising and Events Coordinator, 2013
University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum Judge, 2013 and 2014
Junior Achievement Volunteer Teacher, New York City, 2007