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Meet the Faculty

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Cyndia Susan Clegg

Distinguished Professor of English

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 306
Phone: (310) 506-4435
E-mail: cyndia.clegg@pepperdine.edu

  • PhD, English Renaissance to 1660, University of California, Los Angeles, 1976
  • MA, Twentieth Century British & Irish Literature, University of California, Los Angeles, 1969
  • BA, English, History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1968


  • World Heritage
  • Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • British Academy Fellowship, 2008-2009, 1993-1994,1999-2000, 1999
  • Huntington Library Renaissance Seminar Program, Convener
  • Bibliographical Society of America Fellowship, 2001, 2001
  • Andrew K. Mellon Fellowship at the Huntington Library, 1994, 1994
  • Pepperdine University Sabbatical Fellowship, 1992-1993
  • Pepperdine University Research Fellowship, 1990-1991
  • Renaissance Conference of Southern California, President
  • Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, President 2005, Executive Director, 1990-2000

Academic Interests:

  • Early Modern Print Culture, Censorship
  • Shakespeare, English Renaissance Poetry

Selected Works:

  • Press Censorship in Caroline England, Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • The Peaceable and Prosperous Regiment of Blessed Queene Elisabeth: A facsimile from Holinshed's Chronicles. Huntington Library Press, 2005.
  • Press Censorship in Jacobean England. Cambridge University Press, 2001., 2001
  • Press Censorship in Elizabethan England. Cambridge University Press, 1997., 1997
  • Students Writing Across the Disciplines. With Michael M. Wheeler. Fort Worth: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1991., 1991
  • Critical Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1988., 1988
  • The Edge of Revolution, Huntington Library Quarterly, September 2007, Vol. 70, No. 3, Pages 485-490.
  • King Lear and Early Seventeenth-Century Print Culture, King Lear: New Critical Interpretations. Ed. Jeffrey Kahan Oxford: Routledge.
  • Taking Liberties, Keeping Privileges: The Company, the Crown, the Church, and the Estate of Thomas Middleton. Essays in Early Modern Print Culture and the Works of Thomas Middleton. Ed. Gary Taylor. Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Truth, Lies and Law in Shakespeare's Much Ado about Nothing. Shakespeare and the Law. Ed. Constance Jordan. London: Palsgrave Press, 2006.
  • 'The author of this book is . . . ': Attributing Authorship, 1580-1640. Pacific Coast Philology. Special Issue on Literature and the History of the Book. 49 (2006).
  • The Court of Star Chamber and Press Control in Early Modern England. Journal of Modern European History. Spring, 2005: 50-80.
  • Censorship and Literature. Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature. (7000 words) Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Feared and Loved: Machiavelli and Shakespeare's Henry V. Ben Jonson Journal. Vol 10 (2004).
  • Renaissance Play Readers, Ordinary and Extraordinary. Reading Renaissance Plays. Ed., Maria Straznicky. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005.
  • Checking the Father: Jacobean Censorship and Anxious Paternity, in Printing and Parenthood, ed. Douglas Brooks. Burlington: Ashgate, 2005.
  • Censorship and the Problems with History in Shakespeare's England. Shakespeare Companion: Histories. Richard Dutton and Jean Howard, eds. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003. 48-69.
  • History of the Book: An Undisciplined Discipline? Renaissance Quarterly, 54, Spring 2001. 221-245., 2001
  • The Personal Censorship of James I: The Paul's Cross Bookburnings. Press Censorship in Renaissance England, ed. Andrew Hadfield. London: Routledge, 2001., 2001
  • 'By the choice and invitation of al the realme': Richard II and Elizabethan Press Censorship, Shakespeare Quarterly. 48, 4 (Winter, 1997): 431-447., 2000
  • Ben Jonson and Censureship. The Ben Jonson Journal 4 (1997): 195-203., 1999