Heather C. Easterling, Ph.D.

Professor of English & Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Department Chair of English

I teach Renaissance drama and poetry, especially the drama of Shakespeare and of early modern London. I also love teaching war literature, studies in poetry, and the literature of nature and place at the lower-division levels.

Heather Easterling, Ph.D.

Contact Information

  • Office Hours | Spring 2024

    Monday & Wednesday 1:00pm-3:00pm
    Tuesday & Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm

  • (509) 313-6682

Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., English, University of Washington

M.A., English, University of Washington

B.A., English, with distinction, Swarthmore College


Courses Taught

English 105 (Core Lit): "How to Tell a True War Story"

English 193/FYS: Maps and Knowing Ourselves

English 201: Studies in Poetry

English 330: Shakespeare: The Gender of Love and War

English 331: Renaissance Literature: 'What Orders Society?'

English 434: Tudor and Stuart Drama

English 495/499 (Fall 2017): Senior Seminar: Staging the City in Early Modern Drama

“Reading the Royal Entry (1604) In/As Print.” Early Theatre Journal, June 2017.

“Making Reading Public in College Writing” web-published research abstract (co-author John Eliason). Research Exchange Index (ReXI), 2015.

Parsing the City: Jonson, Middleton, Dekker, and City Comedy’s London as Language. Routledge, 2007.

Reading Early Women: Texts in Manuscript and Print, 1500-1700. Eds. Helen Ostovich and Elizabeth Sauer, Routledge, December 2003:
- Chapter 6.10: Lady Anne Clifford: Diaries and Chronicles (pp.280-282).
- Chapter 9.1: Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland: The Tragedie of Mariam, Faire Queene of Jewry (pp. 420-421).

Reading (and) the Profession. Reader 47 (2002) 9-37.