L. Monique Pittman

Title: Professor of English and Director of Honors
Office Location: Nethery Hall 100
E-mail: pittman@andrews.edu
Phone: (269) 471-6084


BA Andrews University
MA College of William & Mary
PhD Purdue University


"Make the doors upon a woman's wit, and it will out at the casement; shut that, and 'twill out at the key-hole; stop that, 'twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney" (As You Like It, IV.i.161-164).


A former student of the Andrews University English Department, I began teaching here in 1999. I returned because the English Department had provided me with a stimulating and nurturing place in which to develop a mature intellectual and spiritual life. I also loved and admired the comradery characteristic of the faculty relationships with each other and with their students.

After completing my B.A. in English with a minor in music at Andrews (1991), I earned an M.A. from The College of William and Mary (1993), and finished a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature at Purdue University (2000). My dissertation explores the formation of subjectivity within the gendered binary opposition of public and private; I look at these binaries in the fiction of Robert Greene and Thomas Lodge, two Shakespearean sources. The literature and history of the English Renaissance has fascinated me since I was a child (I even had a postcard-sized portrait of Elizabeth I in my high school locker); as a scholar and teacher, I find the Renaissance's nuanced and complex treatment of the human condition endlessly satisfying.

My husband Paul analyzes numbers instead of literature as a CPA at a public accounting firm. We enjoy entertaining, cooking, baking, kitchen gardening, and working home improvement magic.

Current Research or Professional Activities:

Current Research 

Essay in progress, “‘Is not the truth the truth?’:  Spinning Shakespeare’s History in HBO’s The Wire and Showtime’s Brotherhood” for Shakespeare Spinoffs and Citations on Stage and Screen, Editors: Amy Scott-Douglass (Marymount University), Courtney Lehmann (University of the Pacific), and Marguerite Rippy (Marymount University), (to be published by Palgrave)


Pittman, L. Monique.  "Authorizing Shakespeare on Film and Television: Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Adaptation." New York: Peter Lang, 2011.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

Pittman, L. Monique.  “Dressing the Girl/Playing the Boy: Twelfth Night Learns Soccer on the Set of She’s The Man.”  Literature/Film Quarterly 36.2 (2008): 122-36.

Pittman, L. Monique.  “Locating the Bard: Adaptation and Authority in Michael Radford’s The Merchant of Venice.”  Shakespeare Bulletin 25 (2007): 13-33.    

Pittman, L. Monique.  “A Son Less Than Kind: Iconography, Interpolation, and Masculinity in Branagh’s Hamlet.”  Early Modern Literary Studies 11.3 (2006).

Pittman, L. Monique.  “Taming 10 Things I Hate About You: Shakespeare and the Teenage Film Audience.”  Literature/Film Quarterly 32.2 (2004): 144-52.


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