Early modern English literature and culture, Shakespeare, drama, genre, overseas expansion, book history



August 2006, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, English. Dissertation: Romancing the Globe: Romance, English Expansion, and the Early Modern Stage Directed by Margreta de Grazia



May 1998, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, English and Philosophy, with Distinction and Honors in English. 



Romance on the Early Modern Stage: English Expansion before and after Shakespeare. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013. Reviewed: Times Literary Supplement (May 21, 2014);Theatre Research International (July 2015).


“From Table Books to Tumblr: Recollecting the Microgenres of the Early Modern Stage in Social Media.” Shakespeare Survey. 2018.

“Romance and Tragicomedy.” (co-authored with Jane Degenhardt). The Blackwell Companion to Renaissance Drama. 2017.

Making History in Q Henry V.” English Literary Renaissance. 43.3, September 2013.

Review of The Oxford Handbook of Edmund Spenser, Ed. Richard McCabe. Sixteenth Century Journal. 43.3, Fall 2012.

Romance on the Early Modern Stage.”  Blackwell’s Literature Compass. 6.1,  January 2009.

“‘Asia of the One Side, Affric of the Other’: Sidney’s Unities and the Staging of Romance.” Staging Early Modern Romance: Prose Fiction, Dramatic Romance, and Shakespeare.  Ed. Valerie Wayne and Mary Ellen Lamb.  Routledge, 2009.

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