Department of English


English Language and Literature

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Elizabeth Hanson

Elizabeth Hanson


PhD Johns Hopkins 

  • English Renaissance drama
  • Humanism and early modern education
  • University studies and the political economy of the modern university
  • CV/Bio (PDF 322 KB)


613-533-6000, ext. 74441
office: Watson Hall, Room 429
office hours: Mon. 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

2019-20 Courses

  • ENGL 422 001-5/3.0 Topics in Renaissance Literature I – “Shakespeare’s Problem Plays”

Recent Publications

“Normal School: Merry Wives and the Future of a Feeling,” in Staged Normality in Shakespeare's England, eds. Rory Loughnane and Edel Semple. (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018)

“No Boy Left Behind: Education and Distributive Justice in Early Modern England.” In Taking Exception to the Law: Materializing Injustice in Early Modern English Literature, ed. Donald Beecher et al. Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 2015; 179-203.

“Object Lesson: The Register of the School’s Probation, Merchant Taylors’ School, 1606,” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 6.3 (2013).

“Fellow Students: Hamlet, Horatio and the Early Modern University,” Shakespeare Quarterly. 62 (2011); 205-229.

Current Supervisions

Owen Kane, Kaitlyn Reid (about students)