Feinstein, Sandy

Sandy Feinstein headshot
Professor of English
Honors Coordinator
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As Honors Coordinator at Penn State Berks, Sandy Feinstein teaches a variety of honors and non-honors courses, including Shakespeare, Arthurian literature, and writing. Her scholarship and creative writing reflect her varied teaching assignments and experiences: from the literature of the Middle Ages and Early Modern period in England and Europe, to pedagogy and poetry. Her scholarly articles range from examinations of alchemy and chemistry to editorial glosses, from visual and verbal representations of animals to beheading. The direction of her writing has been informed by the diverse places where she taught before arriving at Berks in fall 1999: in the west (UCLA), south (Sewanee), and midwest (Southwestern) as well as overseas: in Denmark and Syria while on Fulbright Awards (1989-90; 1998-99) and in Bulgaria as a visiting Associate Professor (1992-93).

"Experience, Authority, and the Alchemy of Language: Margaret Cavendish and Marie Meurdrac Respond to the Art." _Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal_ 15.2 (2021): 133-142.

Swimming to Syria, Penumbra Press, 2021. Print (2022) and online:

cowritten with Bryan Shawn Wang, “Mixing Medievalism and Molecular Biology in the Age of Covid-19,” New Chaucer Society: Pedagogy and the Profession 2.2 (2021): 94-112. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/0qg647jn

“Now is the Time for A Connecticut in King Arthur’s Court,” South Central Review, summer/fall 38.2-3 (2021): 65-69.

“After Anyte” and “Sonnet for Gertrude Stein,” in Poets Speaking to Poets: Echoes and Tributes, ed. Nicholas Fargnoli and Robert Hamblin. Rockville, NY: ArsOmnia Press, 2021: 16, 105.

Ph.D., English, Indiana University

M.A., English, Indiana University

B.A., Pomona College