Dr. Pluto has been at Lesley since 1987 and is Professor of Theatre and Literature and the Artistic Director of the Oxford Street Players of Lesley University, which she co-founded with Lisa Risely in 1991.
Anne Elezabeth Pluto
Professional Title: Professor of Theatre and Literature
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Theatre, Creative Writing, Composition, Literature
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Theatre, Creative Writing, Composition, Literature
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: CDRAM 2050 Play Production: Shakespeare; CCWRT 2430 The Art and Craft of Poetry;
CWRIT 1101 English Composition; CLITR 3337 Short Fiction and Novella (online)
Education: BA, MA, PhD, SUNY-Buffalo
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
Embrace and immerse – be challenged – ask many, many questions.
Dr. Pluto has her doctorate in English Literature, and an MA in Humanities from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she studied poetry with Robert Creeley, Irving Feldman, and John Logan. She is an alumnus of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, has studied at the Linklater Studio, and developed the Drama Minor and Drama track in the English major. A former member of the Small Press Alliance of Boston and editor of Oak Square Magazine, she started, Commonthought - the Magazine of the Arts at Lesley University in 1987. Dr. Pluto teaches courses in English Composition, Creative Writing, Literature, and Play Production: Shakespeare. She has worked with masters students and directed two doctoral dissertations. Her classrooms strive to be safe places of mutual respect and diligence. Dr. Pluto's most recent publications have been in: Earth's Daughters, The Lyre, Womb Poetry, There - rewriting the landscape, November 2006, BlackboxGallery, Facets, A Literary Magazine, Quadrangle Magazine, and 88 A Journal of Contemporary Poetry among other venues. Presently, she is working on an Oxfordian edition of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.
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