Beverly Van Note

Professor, English 9 Month



Courses Taught
  • ENGL 1301, Composition I
  • ENGL 1302, Composition II
  • ENGL 2322, British Literature I
  • ENGL 2327, American Literature I
  • BA, University of Texas at San Antonio, 1981
  • MA, Abilene Christian University, 1991
  • Ph.D, Texas A&M University, 2010
Teaching Experience
  • Temple College. Professor of English. 2014-present.
  • St. Edward’s University. Adjunct Instructor. 2009-2014 and 1999-2004.
  • Texas A&M University. Graduate Assistant-Teaching. 2006-2009. 
  • Austin Community College. Adjunct Instructor. 1996-1999.
  • Abilene Christian University. Adjunct Instructor. 1992-1995.
  • Cisco Junior College. Adjunct Instructor. 1992-1995.
  • McMurry University. Adjunct Instructor. 1991-1995.
Professional Experience
  • Texas A&M University, Graduate Assistant-Research, John Donne Variorum, 2005-2006
  • St. Edward’s University, Assistant to the Dean, School of Humanities, 2002-2005
Professional Publications
  • “Performing ‘fitter means’: Marriage and Authorship in Love’s Victory.” Re-Reading Mary Wroth, edited by Katherine R. Larson, Naomi J. Miller, and Andrew Strycharski, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp. 69-81.
  • “‘In Sara’s Lap’: Cary, Calvin, and the Female Icon in The Tragedy of Mariam.” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal vol. 9, no. 2, 2015, pp. 71-108.
Professional Presentations
  • “Time’s Up: Confronting Toxic Masculinity in British Literature I through Active Learning,” with Kimberly George and Christopher Krejci. Two-Year College English Association-Southwest, 2019.
  • “Short Story Remix: Literature and Composition Assignment Swap,” with Kimberly George and Christopher Krejci. Texas Community College Teachers Association, 2019.
  • “Hamlet Goes to (Community) College.” South Central Renaissance Conference, 2017.
  • “Repainting the Wicked Queen in Cary’s Mariam.” South Central Renaissance Conference, 2016.
  • “Networks of Correspondence and Competing Realms of Influence in Love’s Victory.” Renaissance Society of America Conference, 2014.
  • “In Sara’s Lap: Gender Inversion and Visual Iconography in Cary’s Tragedy of Mariam.” Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, 2013.
  • “Tongues, Tombs, and Echoes of Agency in Cary’s Tragedy of Mariam.” South Central Renaissance Conference, New Orleans, 2012.
  • “Embodying the Female in Love’s Victory.” South Central Renaissance Conference, 2011.
  • “Locating Herself Generically: Moderata Fonte’s and Elizabeth Cary’s Gendered Spaces.” Renaissance Society of America Conference, 2010.
  • “Resisting Submission: Elizabeth Cary’s Articulation of the Forbidden Voice.” South Central Renaissance Conference, 2010.
  • “The Handmaid’s Trial: Theatricality and Self-Representation in Trapnel’s and Beaumont’s Narratives.” Writing Cultures Symposium, Texas A&M University, 2008.
  • “‘An you can cuck me, spare not!’: Moll’s Freedom of Discourse in The Roaring Girl.” South Central Renaissance Conference, 2007.
  • “‘But Let That Pass’: Self-Effacing Female Discourse in The Shoemaker’s Holiday.” South Central Renaissance Conference, 2006.
  • “Tuning the Spheres: Dual Motion in Donne’s ‘Goodfriday, 1613. Riding Westward.’” South Central Modern Language Association Conference, 2005.
  • “`Mine Own and Not Mine Own’: Individual and Collec­tive Ritual in A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” South Central Modern Language Association Conference, 1993.