The Paul W. Brown Excellence in Teaching Award was established through the generosity of Susan E. Brown (BA, History, 1968) in memory of her father, Paul W. Brown (BA, English, 1937). Arts and Humanities awards two prizes of $1,200 each to a faculty member from the Department of English and a faculty member from the Department of History who exemplify excellence in teaching.
One of this year's recipients is CMRS Affiliate Professor Elizabeth Kolkovich from the Department of English. Professor Kolkovich researches and teaches English Renaissance literature. Her specific interests include Shakespeare, Tudor-Stuart court culture, early modern women writers, theater history, book history, and gender studies. She has published essays in Shakespeare Quarterly, English Literary Renaissance, and elsewhere, along with several performance reviews in Shakespeare Bulletin. Her book, The Elizabethan Country House Entertainment: Print, Performance, and Gender, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. It analyzes the performance history and printing of the pageants staged at aristocratic estates during royal progresses.