Eliza Fisher Laskowski, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of English
Eliza Laskowski, WPU Professor.

Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Laskowski teaches Shakespeare, Women on Stage, Medieval and Renaissance literature courses, first-year Composition, and Advanced Composition. Dr. Laskowski’s research interests include court masque and early modern theatrical practice and aesthetics. Her favorite Raleigh restaurant is Salt & Lime, and her favorite thing to do outside of teaching her students is gardening.

“I love the personal relationships I develop with my students.”


  • BA English, Sewanee
  • MA English, University of Alabama
  • Ph.D. English, UNC-Chapel Hill

Activities & Honors

  • McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award, 2014
  • Dramaturg for William Peace Theatre
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Research & Publications

  • “‘Exceeding rare & full of variety’: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Seventeenth-Century Masque.” The 17th Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2010.
  • “Masquing Before the World: Using Spectacle to Construct an International Identity from the Seventeenth Century to the Twenty-First.” The 2008 Annual Meeting of the Southern Comparative Literature Association, 2008.
  • “Transforming the ‘Corporal Rinde’: The Songs of Milton’s A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle.” Published in The Uncircumscribed Mind: Reading Milton Deeply. Edited by Charles W. Durham and Kristin A. Pruitt. Susquehanna University Press, 2007.
  • Dissertation: Performance, Politics, and Religion: Reconstructing Seventeenth-Century Masque, UNC Chapel Hill, 2006.