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Re Evitt

Associate Dean of the College & Associate Professor of English

Re Meyer Evitt is Associate Dean of the College and Associate Professor of English. As Associate Dean of the College, Re focuses on student academic support. Her responsibilities include oversight for a variety of student support offices and programs: the Colket Student Learning Center, Accessibility Resources, the FYE Program, Student Fellowship Opportunities, Independently Designed Majors (IDM), Academic Advising, and Student Academic Progress Review. Re chairs the Dean’s Advisory Committee which reviews applications for Keller Venture Grants, Student Conference Funds, Life of the Mind Grants, Student Academic Petitions, Faculty Visiting Speakers. She also serves as the secretary for the Committee on Instruction, the Dean’s Office liaison for the Honor Council, and the Dean’s Office liaison for Boettcher Scholars at Colorado College.

Re is an associate professor in the English Department who specializes in medieval and early modern literature, English and continental, with an emphasis on medieval drama. She teaches Marie de France, Dante, Chaucer, and Shakespeare as well as a spectrum of medieval period and genre courses (drama, romance, fabliaux, dream visions, adversus Judaeos literature). In her primary research, Re focuses on Christian dramatic representations of the Jewish community in western medieval Europe. In addition to a series of articles on antijudaism and anti-Semitism in medieval drama, she is currently working on a book titled Antijudaism and the Medieval Prophet Plays. Re has also co-authored a book on women in medieval literary culture, Minding the Body (Twayne, Potkay/Evitt).

As Associate Dean of the College, Re is responsible for:

  • Academic Advising
    • Pre-major advising
    • Transfer Students
    • IDM
  • Accessibility Resources
  • Boettcher Scholars Program (Dean’s Office liaison)
  • Colket Center
  • Committee on Instruction (secretary)
  • Dean’s Advisory Committee
    • Keller Venture Grants
    • Student conferences
    • Life of the Mind Grants
    • Visiting speakers
    • Student academic petitions
  • First-Year Experience program
  • Honor Council (Dean’s Office liaison)
  • Independently Designed Majors
    • Information and design
    • Programming
  • Student academic support
  • Student research and fellowship opportunities

Regular Classes

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, Troilus and Criseyde
Dante, Commedia
Dante and Michelangelo
Marie de France
Shakespeare
Medieval Drama
Medieval Fabliaux
Bodies and Gender in Medieval Literature
Medieval Antisemitism
Renaissance Culture
Introduction to Comparative Literature
Introduction to Poetry
Introduction to Critical Theory

Education

    Ph.D., English, University of Virginia,1992
    M.A., English, Stanford University 1982
    B.A. English, Stanford University, 1981