Oregon State University

Rebecca Olson

Assistant Professor of English

Oregon State University
Moreland 242
2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
Tel: 541-737-1631
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  • Ph.D. Brandeis University (2008)
  • B.A. Boston University (2000)


Rebecca Olson, an Oregon native, teaches courses on early modern poetry and drama (c. 1400-1700). Her ongoing research interest is the relationship between literature and the visual: the ways writers encourage readers and playgoers to engage the “mind’s eye.” She is the author of Arras Hanging: The Textile That Determined Early Modern Literature and Drama (The University of Delaware Press, 2013), which reveals the significance of Renaissance tapestries in the work of Shakespeare, Spenser, and other early modern writers. She has published essays in journals including Spenser StudiesWord & Image, and Modern Philology.

Teaching/Research Specialization:
Shakespeare, early modern material culture, and word and image studies

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Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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