PhD, McMaster University
Early modern drama, early modern poetry, representations of women, women’s writing, feminist criticism and gender studies, rhetoric, scholarly editing.
- “ ‘A Spirit to Resist’ and Female Eloquence in The Tamer Tamed,” Shakespeare 7.3 (2011): 309–24.
- “ ‘Away, Stand off, I Say’: Women’s Appropriations of Restraint and Constraint in The Birth of Merlin and The Devil Is an Ass,” Early Modern Literary Studies 15.1 (2009): 30 paragraphs.
- “Female Bodies, Speech, and Silence in The Witch of Edmonton,” Early Theatre 12.1 (2009): 69–91.
- “Rachel and Juliet,” play review, Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 4.2 (2009): 12 paragraphs.
My dissertation, which I am currently revising for publication, explores how early modern understandings of the soul-body relationship influenced stage representations of women. Since March 2011 I have served as the assistant editor of the journal Early Theatre. I am also co-editing two projects now in their early stages, an essay collection on the early modern soul and a scholarly edition of the sixteenth-century play, The Three Ladies of London. I am delighted to be developing my postdoctoral research project at Queen's, and I am very excited to be teaching Renaissance Poetry and Prose in English 321.