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My first book, Metropolitan Tragedy: Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England, explores the relationship between theatrical tragedy and actual tragedy in 16th- and 17th-century London. I argue that early modern English tragedy is an urban genre. Understanding this connection is necessary to a full and accurate history of tragedy as a theoretical concept, a dramatic practice, and a cultural idea and lived experience. I researched and wrote this book with the generous support of a year-long fellowship for faculty at Hispanic-serving institutions from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
My scholarship in early modern English literature extends from Shakespeare, Milton, and their contemporaries to their adapters in multiple media, and my research on pedagogy focuses on social justice-oriented teaching and learning in the online literature classroom.
Currently I am working on several projects related to these topics. They include:
- A book-length study of the writings of John Milton, focusing on the representation of historical and bodily movements. I conducted archival research for this study, which is tentatively titled Revolutionary Bodies, through a short-term fellowship from the Folger Shakespeare Library.
- A collection of critical essays entitled Milton’s Moving Bodies. In addition to the introduction, which I wrote with my co-editor Dr. Rachel Trubowitz (Professor, University of New Hampshire), I contribute a chapter on ableism and inclusive pedagogy in Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost and Alexis Smith’s installation art adaptation Snake Path.
- An edition of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. This collaborative endeavor with Dr. Jayme M. Yeo (Associate Professor, Belmont University) is my way of giving back to Internet Shakespeare Editions, an amazing open-access resource for students and teacher.