Faculty Bio

Audrey Becker

Associate Professor of English

About Me

Audrey Becker, Associate Professor of English, joined the faculty of Marygrove College in 2008 after teaching in the Great Books Program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and at Bowling Green State University. Her teaching specialties include medieval and Renaissance literature, the history of the English language, Shakespeare, women writers in pre-modern Europe, and museum studies. Her research includes a focus on theories of adaptation of medieval and early modern texts, specifically adaptations the Mabinogi, a medieval Welsh text. Her co-edited book Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture: Essays on Adaptations in Literature, Film, Television, and Digital Media was published by McFarland in 2011. Dr. Becker has led two Marygrove College study abroad programs in England.

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  • Office: MC 288
  • Phone: (313) 927-1272
  • Email: abecker@marygrove.edu
Audrey  Becker Faculty Bio

Honors and Awards

  • Sabbatical awarded, Winter 2018

  • Presidential Award for Service, Marygrove College, 2015

  • Summer Stipend Award, Marygrove College, 2014

Areas of Interest

  • Medieval and early modern literature

  • The history of the book

  • Museum studies

Research Projects

  • The Teaching of the History of the English Language (a multiple-contributor book on the pedagogy of the traditional HEL course)

  • Economies of Luxury in the Mabinogi (a journal article on the idea of luxury in medieval literature)

Publications

  • Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture: Essays on Adaptations in Literature, Film, Television, and Digital Media. Eds. Audrey L. Becker and Kristin Noone. McFarland: 2011.

  • Becker, Audrey. "De Do Do Dowland: Sting and the Re-Voicing of Early English Ayres." LATCH (Journal for the study of the Literary Artifact in Theory, Culture, or History). 2012.

  • Becker, Audrey. "Review of Mapping Gendered Routes and Spaces in the Early Modern World." Wiesner-Hanks, Merry, ed. Sixteenth Century Journal. Issue 47/2, 2016. Pages 413-418.

Education

  • BA, English, Barnard College of Columbia University


  • MA, English Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Ph.D., English Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Teaching

  • ENG 108: Academic Writing

  • ENG 317: The English Language: History, Structure, and Grammar

  • ENG 501: Foundations of Graduate Study in English

Financial Aid Available

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