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Julie W. Yen, Ph. D.

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Contact Information

Title: Professor

Monday through Thursday 1:25 - 2 pm

E-mail: julie.yen@csus.edu
Calaveras 160
(916) 278-6176

Department of English
California State University
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6075


Spring 2014

  • English 141A  The Essential Shakespeare
  • English 145C  Shakespeare, Later Plays

Fall 2013

  • English 145B Shakespeare, Early Plays
  • English 145I John Milton
  • English 180M  Asian American Literature

Other classes that I teach

  • English 140C The English Renaissance
  • English 240T The English Renaissance


B. A. National Taiwan University
Ph.D. Brown University

Selected Papers and Publications

" Reading Donne's 'Valediction of the Booke.'" John Donne Journal 28 (2009): 275-82.

"Using the iPod and the Tablet PC in Teaching." Teaching Using Technology (TUT) Workshop. Power Point Presentation for Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) Website. California State University, Sacramento. 2006.

"A Response to Mr. Hugh Adlington's 'Nota Bene: Books from Donne's Library at the Middle Temple' and Professor Dayton Haskin's 'Donne in the DNB'." 20th Anniversy Conference of the John Donne Society, Lod and Carol Cook Conference Center, Lousiana State University, February 2005.

"Making Learning Visible in Literary Analysis." On-line poster of Scholarship of Teaching Project: Visible Knowledge Project. May 26, 2003.

"'A Poet I Am neither Borne, nor Bred': Margaret Cavendish's Wit in Poems and Fancies."  Fourth Biennial International Margaret Cavendish Conference, Wheaton College and Brown University, June 30 - July 2, 2001.

"'If it be sinne to love a sweet-fac'd Boy': Rereading Homoerotic Desire in Barnfield's Ganymede Poems."  In The Affectionate Shepherd: Celebrating Richard Barnfield. Eds. George Klawitter and Kenneth Borris.  Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna UP, 2001.

Review of John Donne's 1622 Gunpowder Plot Sermon: A Parallel-Text Edition, by Jeanne Shami. American Notes and Queries 12.4 (1999): 50-53.

"Pedagogical Possibilities of Email Communication." Proceedings of WebNet99: World Conference on the WWW and Internet. 24-30 October, 1999. University of Hawaii.

"'A Valediction of the Book': The Supplement of the World Wide Web."  13th Biennial Renaissance Conference, University of Michigan-Dearborn, October 1998.

"'What doth Physicke profit thee?': The Pharmakon of Praise in Ignatius His Conclave and the Holy Sonnets." In John Donne's Religious Imagination: Essays in Honor of John T. Shawcross. Eds. Raymond-Jean Frontain and Frances Malpezzi. Conway, AR: University of Central Arkansas Press, 1995.

 "Aurelian Townshend."  In Seventeenth-Century British Nondramatic Poets. Vol. 121. Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. M. Thomas Hester. Detroit, MI: Bruccoli Clark Layman Book, 1992.

"Alternative Metaphysical Wit in Donne's 'Sapho to Philaenis.'"  10th Biennial Renaissance Conference, University of Michigan-Dearborn, October 1992.

"Donne's Paradoxes and Problems: A 'Supplement.'"  Modern Language Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, December 1991.

"Renaissance Outsiders: Donne and Othello."  Renaissance Conference, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan, April 1991.

"'What doth Physicke profit thee?': Donne's Ignatius His Conclave."   6th Annual Conference of the John Donne Society, Gulfpark Conference Center of the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulfport, Mississippi, February 1991.

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Research Projects/Interests

The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne
Asian American literature

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Professional Associations

John Donne Society


English Department
College of Arts and Letters

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Last updated: 2.7.2013