I’m Associate Professor and Chair in the English Department, where I teach courses on Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as Intro to Poetry and LGBTQ literature. Two of the classes closest to my early modern theatrical heart are Renaissance Drama and Shakespeare’s Histories. In my scholarship, I examine non-Shakespearean characters—such as Shoemaker’s Holiday’s Ralph, Fair Maid of the Exchange’s Cripple, and A Larum for London’s Stump—whose prosthetic bodies disclose the reliance of theatrical operations upon absence. My work on the early modern staging of loss has recently appeared in the essay collection New Directions for Renaissance Drama and Performance Studies and in Richard II: New Critical Essays. And my most recent work on the intersection of disability studies and early modern theatricality (“The theatre and its cripple,” “Shoemaker’s Holiday’s pedophobia,” “A Larum for London’s prosthetic logic”) has been presented at meetings of the Shakespeare Association of America and at the Blackfriars conference. An article-length section of my study of A Larum for London that considers disability and theatricality in relation to presentism recently appeared in Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies.
Shakespeare’s Tragedies on Film
B.A. Wesleyan University 1996
M.A. Cornell University 1999
Ph.D. Cornell University 2002
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