Washington University in St. Louis
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Early modern theater history; Post-Reformation culture; feminism and queer studies; cultural materialism.
Heterodox Drama: Theater in Post-Reformation London
This book argues that the everyday working conditions of London's commercial theaters—such as collaborative authorship, the cannibalization of popular dramatic trends, the fact that audience members themselves were mixed in terms of religious belief, as well as the material constraints and formal pressures of staging—generated a confessionally hybrid body of drama that offered early modern theatergoers a more imaginatively and emotionally flexible experience of Post-Reformation heterodoxy.
"'Most Ignorant of What He's Most Assured': The Hermeneutics of Predestination in Measure for Measure," Shakespeare Studies, Vol. 42 (2014).
“Martyr Acts: Playing with Foxe’s Martyrs on the Public Stage,” Religion and Early Modern Drama, eds. Jane Degenhardt and Elizabeth Williamson (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011).
“Ellen MacKay, Persecution, Plague, and Fire: Fugitive Histories of the Stage in Early Modern England,” Theatre Journal vol. 66, no 1 (March 2014).
“Imperfect Anagrams” for Twelfth Night dir. Wayne Jordan, Abbey Theater Dublin (April 2014)
Awards and Fellowships
O.B. Hardison Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library (Spring 2015)
Meyers Fellowship, Huntington Library (Fall 2014)
Mellon Vertical Seminar Fellowship, Washington University (Fall 2011)