Sandy Feinstein

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Professor, English
Franco Building, 129
Dr. Feinstein is currently on sabbatical for the 2023-24 academic year and currently has no scheduled office hours.

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).

“Taking the Tour: Heritage Management in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court,” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History 17 (2023): 169-185. co-written with Bryan Shawn Wang. “From Old Books to New Science: Rethinking Models, Recovering Meaning,” Pedagogy, 23.2 (2023): 349-361. “Sublimation” and “Canti Avium,” The Humanities Review 20.1 (2023) :4-5 [poetry] “I Would,” Seems, 54 (2023): 43.

Ph.D., English, Indiana University

M.A., English, Indiana University

B.A., Pomona College