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Office: L318

Phone: 847-925-6971


Educational Background:

Ph.D. University of Chicago

  • Dissertation: "Women on Trial: Sexuality, Justice, and Persuasion on the Renaissance Stage"

Courses Taught:

ENG 101

ENG 102

LIT 210: Introduction to Shakespeare

LIT 231: English Literature to 1800

Independent Study: The Challenger (Issues in Mass Communication)

Research Interests:

Shakespeare; The Courts of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, James I; Tudor and Stuart Drama, Literature, and Culture; Legal and Criminal History; Feminist Approaches to Pre-1800 Literature, Reformation Theology

Recent Publications and Presentations:

"Moll's Law: Mary Frith, The Roaring Girl, and Corrupt Justice from the Streets to the Star Chamber," The Ben Jonson Journal

"'I Will Speak as Liberal as the North': Women Witnessing for Women in Othello," Harvard Humanities Institute

"'A Fellow of the Royal Bed': Maternity and Royal Authority in The Winter's Tale," Framingham State College