Arts & Humanities

Faculty - Arts and Humanities

Stacy Erickson Pesetski

Dr. Stacy Erickson-Pesetski

Professor of English

Dr. Stacy Erickson-Pesetski joined Manchester University’s English Department in August 2007, not long after receiving her Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. She also received a B.A. (summa cum laude) in English and Spanish from Ripon College in 2000.

Professor Erickson-Pesetski specializes in early modern English literature and culture, and her research interests include book history, authorship and digital editing and publication. She has presented papers on a wide range of topics to various audiences, and her work on female editor and author Mary Sidney, prolific London publisher William Ponsonby, and 17th and 18th century Shakespeare promptbooks has been published in various collections for students and scholars. Professor Erickson-Pesetski also has received fellowships to do archival research at the Newberry Library in Chicago, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C., and the Huntington Library in California. Her interest in the construction and reception of literary texts moves into the classroom as well; students in various classes examine the title page of the 1623 Shakespeare Folio, compare the design of 20 different covers of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and debate the merits of digital editions of John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

At Manchester, Professor Erickson-Pesetski teaches a wide range of courses, including Shakespeare, British Literature II: The 17th and 18th Centuries, and The Culture of the Book. Drawing on her own undergraduate experiences with Spanish language and literature, she also enjoys teaching World Literature.