Erin Weinberg

Erin Weinberg

PhD Candidate, Queen’s

Contact Information

Office: Watson 527
Office Hours: Thursday 2.00–4.00 and by appointment (Fall Term)

Research Interests

Shakespearean drama, Jane Austen’s novels, religious autobiography, trauma, affect, food in literature.


  • “ ‘My father had a mole upon his brow’: Trauma, Loss, and Recovery in Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare Institute Review 1.1 (2012): 10–17, web.


Hello and welcome! I am so excited to be teaching ENGL 257: Elizabethan Shakespeare! My enthusiasm for Shakespeare (also called Bardolatry) began here at Queen’s, where I graduated in the class of ArtSci ’08. I then journeyed to England to complete a specialized MA in Shakespeare at Royal Holloway, University of London. Now I’m back at Queen’s to work on my PhD, and my dissertation research focuses on the emotions in Shakespearean comedies. Passion projects of mine include research on Jane Austen’s novels, as well as food in literature. In my spare time, I love to read the Game of Thrones novels, travel to England, drink tea, cook lavish dinners for my friends and play with my wonderful cat, Dr Watson. To learn more about my escapades in the world of Shakespeare, check out my blog at