Sara Luttfring, Ph.D.

Sara Luttfring, Ph.D.
Program Chair, English
Associate Professor of English, English
Office Phone
Office Location
146 Kochel
PENN STATE BEHREND
170 KOCHEL CENTER
ERIE, PA 16563
Biography

Dr. Sara Luttfring is an associate professor of English at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. She received the B.A. in English with a minor in philosophy from Ohio University (2002), and the M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2010) in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Luttfring’s teaching and research interests include: sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British literature and culture, including Shakespeare and other drama; women writers; and professional writing.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 002, The Great Traditions in English Literature
  • ENGL 202D, Effective Writing: Business Writing
  • ENGL 419, Advanced Business Writing
  • ENGL/WMST 489, British Women Writers
Research Interests

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British literature and culture; early modern representations of the body; history of the book; gender and sexuality

Publications

Bodies, Speech, and Reproductive Knowledge in Early Modern England - 2019

The Critical Backstory - 2019

Staging Women and the Soul-Body Dynamic in Early Modern England, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England - January (1st Quarter/Winter) 1, 2017

Bodies, Speech, and Reproductive Knowledge in Early Modern England - 2016

'Weele pay for that we take': Regendering Consumption in Tis Merry When Gossips Meete, Huntington Library Quarterly - July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2014

Dissection, Pregnancy, and the Limits of Knowledge in Early Modern Midwifery Treatises and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore - 2013

Bodily Narratives and the Politics of Virginity in The Changeling and the Essex Divorce, Renaissance Drama - 2011

Performing Maternity in Early Modern England, The Sixteenth Century Journal - January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2009

Generating Bodies and Gendered Selves: The Rhetoric of Reproduction in Early Modern England, Early Modern Literary Studies - May, 2008

Education

Ph D, English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

MA, English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

BA, English, Ohio University