Thea Cervone

Associate Professor (Teaching) of English

Contact Information
E-mail: theacervone@outlook.com
Phone: (213) 821-1163
Office: THH 402J
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday : M 10am-2pm; T-TH 11am-12pm.

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Curriculum Vitae
 

Education

  • Ph.D. English, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1/1998

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Associate Professor (Teaching), University of Southern California, 2013-2014   
    • Associate Professor (Teaching), University of Southern California, 2012-2013   

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Early Modern England, with a focus on the English Reformation. Also Elizabethan poetry and drama. Area of specialization is oath swearing. Current Project: book manuscript on death, fascination, and the Renaissance. Future projects include research on Humor in the 16th century, and literary tourism.
    Research Keywords
    Reformation, 16th century, oaths, vows, ghosts, disinterment, Shakespeare, Spenser, Marlowe, Bale, Foxe, rhetoric, humanism.
    Research Specialties
    Early Modern England, with a focus on the English Reformation. Also Elizabethan poetry and drama. Area of specialization is oath swearing. Current Project: book manuscript on death, fascination, and the Renaissance. Future projects include research on Humor in the 16th century, and literary tourism.

    Conferences and Other Presentations


    Conference Presentations
    • ""Two Queens Katherine: Fascination, Legend, and the Noble Body in Death."", Sixteenth Century Society Annual Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Cincinnati, OH, Sixteenth Century Society, 2012-2013   
    • ""Raising the Dead and Laying Claims: The Appropriation of Memory and the Putative Bones of Thomas Becket."", 48th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Kalamazoo, MI, Society for ReformationResearch, 05/09/2013  
    • "Speaking of the Dead", Southeast Medieval Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Roanoke, VA, MEARCSTAPA (Society for study of monsters and the , Invited, 2010-2011   
    • "Defiance By Prerogative:The Strange Case of the coronation Oath of Henry VIII", 44th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Kalamazoo, MI, Society for Reformation Research, 05/2009  
    • "The King's Phantom: Reform and Revision in Bale's Kynge Johan", 42 International Congress of Medieval Studies, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Kalamazoo, MI, Society for Reformation Research, 05/2007  
    • "Additions and Admissions: The Manipulation of Sworn Bond in Two Henrician Manuscripts. ", 40th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Kalamazoo, MI, Society for Reformation Research, 05/2005  
    • ""The Matter of Resources: Sir Thomas Elyot and the Retelling of Biblical Virtue", 37th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Kalamazoo, MI, Society for Reformation Research, 05/2002  
    • "Divinity Adieu!", Renaissance Conference of Southern California, Roundtable/Panel, Paper, San Marino, CA, Renaissance Conference of Southern California, 05/1998  
    • "Oath, Obligation, and Obedience: Sworn Fealty and Social Change in Bale’s Kynge Joha", 29th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Talk/Oral Presentation, Paper, Kalamazoo, MI, 05/1994  

    Other Presentations
    • ""Afterlives of the English Renaissance: Disinterment and Antiquarianism in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Britain."", Lecture, University of Cincinnati Department of English, Cincinnati, OH, 03/01/2013  

    Publications


    Book
    • Cervone, T. (2011). Sworn Bond in Tudor England. (Tyler Cloherty, Ed.). Jefferson, North Carolina: MacFarland.

    Book Chapter
    • Cervone, T., Leech, M., Massey, J., Tracy, L., Masciandaro, N., Faulkner, M., Calise, P., Cooper-Rompato, C. F., Coleman, D., Lethbridge, J., Herron, T., Mittman, A. S. (2012). Heads Will Roll: Decapitations in Medieval Literature and Culture. Heads WIll Roll pp. approx 250. Boston, MA and Leiden: Brill. PubMed Web Address

    Book Review
    • Johnston, M. A. (2013). Beard Fetish in Early Modern England: Sex, Gender, and Registers of Value. Sixteenth Century Journal.
    • Starner, J. W. (2011). Anonymity in Early Modern England: What’s In A Name. Sixteenth Century Journal.

    Journal Article
    • Cervone, T. (2013). "The Corpse as Text: The Polemics of Memory and the Deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell.". Preternature. Vol. 2 (1), pp. 47-72.
    • Cervone, T. M. "Staging Majesty in Bale’s Kynge Johan." " Studies in Medievalism Vol. XVII. (2008): pps. 185-202.

    Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

    • Original Poem, "Taco Truck," published in WordRiver literary journal (UNLV), vol IV., 2011-2012   
    • Original poem, "Superlotto," accepted for publication in Midwest Quarterly (forthcoming issue)., 2012-2013   
    • Original Poem, "University Village" Collier’s Magazine. Issue 1, September 2011., 2011-2012   

    Advisement

    Office Hours
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday : M 10am-2pm; T-TH 11am-12pm., Or by appointment

    Service to the University

    Committees
    • Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee. Chair: Lawrence D. Green, Director of Undergraduate Studies., 2010-2011   
    • Member, Undergraduate Studies Committee. Chair: Lawrence D. Green, 2009-2010   

    Service to the Profession


    Professional Memberships
    • MEARCSTAPA; Society for Research of Monsters and the Occult in the Middle Ages (executive board), 2008-2013  
    • Societe Fableors: The Society for the Study of Medieval Fabliaux, 2008-2013  
    • Society for Reformation Research, 2002-2013  
    • Modern Language Association, 1998-2012  

    Reviewer for Publication
    • Sixteenth Century Journal, Johnston, Mark Albert. Review: Beard Fetish in Early Modern England. UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2011., 2012-2013   
    • Sixteenth Century Journal, Ashgate, Book Review: "Anonymity in Early Modern England: What's in a Name?" ed. Janet Wright Starner. UK: Ashgate Publishers, 2011., 09/01/2011  


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