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Literature educator

Deborah Christine Payne, American literature educator. Mellon summer fellow, 1986, National Institutes of Health fellow Folger Shakespeare Library., 1990. Member central executive committee Folger Shakespeare LIbr., since 1992. Member Modern Language Association, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Background

Payne, Deborah Christine was born on July 17, 1952 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Lawrence David and Vivian Lorraine (Lafer) Payne.

Education

Bachelor in English and Theatre, Loyola Marymount University, 1975. Master of Arts in English, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy in English, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984.

Career

Assistant professor, Trinity U., San Antonio, 1984-1985;assistant professor, American U., Washington, 1985-1992;associate professor literature, American U., Washington, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor book collection: Cultural Readings of Restoration and 18th Century Theatre, 1994. Contributor articles to professional publications.

Membership

Member central executive committee Folger Shakespeare LIbr., since 1992. Member Modern Language Association, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, bicycling, travel, theater, opera.

Connections

Married Michael John Berens, September 24, 1979. 1 child, Alexander Francis.

father:
Lawrence David Payne

mother:
Vivian Lorraine (Lafer) Payne

spouse:
Michael John Berens

child:
Alexander Francis Payne