Nancy Taylor
Member of the Faculty, The Evergreen State College


I began my work at Evergreen as an Admissions counselor in 1970 and joined the faculty in 1971.  I have designed and taught in Coordinated Studies Programs such as Great Books, Japanese Studies, Shakespeare and the Age of Elizabeth and Victorian Studies; I have also designed and taught in programs that were held together by big questions such as What does it mean to be human?  How do enduring stories bring meaning to life? What does it mean to love and to work?  My academic preparation is in education, Renaissance Studies and English History, but my passion is in teaching integrated programs.  I am attracted to things English, things Japanese and things Italian. I am willing to support contracts in Classics, Renaissance Studies, Victorian Studies, women's studies, expository writing and general humanities. Teaching has been my life’s work and teaching at Evergreen has been my greatest joy.

I have been working on 17th Century English women's private correspondence for many years, doing research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. and in the British Library in London. My book, Cousins in Love: The Letters of Lydia DuGard, was published in 2003 by Arizona State University Press.

I am retiring in June, 2005, but will still teach at the college for three more years on a post- retirement contract. During Winter Quarter, 2006, I will teach in the Core Program called Friendship with Nancy Allen and Elizabeth Williamson.

Member of the Faculty
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 98505

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