Associate Professor of English, University of Missouri – St. Louis, August 2008 – Present
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Fordham University, August 2007 – May 2008
Executive Director, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, University of Notre Dame, January 2000 – August 2001
Assistant General Manager, Actors from the London Stage, University of Notre Dame, August 2000 – April 2001
Ph.D. in English, University of Pennsylvania, August 2007
M.A. in English & American Literature, University of Notre Dame, May 2001
B.S., with Honors, in Chemistry and German, University of Notre Dame, May 1992
Publications & Research Interests
Shakespeare’s Medieval Craft: Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage is a five-chapter monograph published by Cornell University Press in 2014.
Book Chapters and Journal Articles
“Did Early Modern Drama Actually Happen?” in The Arden Handbook to Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama: Perspectives on Culture, Performance and Identity, eds. Michelle Dowd and Tom Rutter (Forthcoming, Arden/Bloomsbury)
“A Greenwich Night’s Dream: Shakespeare, Empire, and the Royal Navy in post-Armistice Britain,” in Memorialising Shakespeare: Commemoration and Collective Identity, 1916–2016, eds. Edmund G. C. King and Monika Smialkowska (Forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan).
“Moldy Pericles,” Exemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory 29.3 (Fall 2017), 210-233. PDF
“Balaam to Bottom: Artifact and Theatrical Translation in the Sixteenth Century,” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 42.2 (Spring 2012), 421-59. PDF
“‘Erazed in the booke’?: Periodization & the Material Text of the Chester Banns,” in The Chester Cycle in Context, 1555-1575: Religion, Drama, and the Impact of Change, eds. David Klausner and Helen Ostovich (Ashgate, 2012), 133-45. PDF
“‘Here’s a knocking indeed!’: Macbeth & the Harrowing of Hell,” Shakespearean Hearing. Special Issue of Upstart Crow 29 (2010): 26-43. PDF
Two plays from the 16th-Century Chester Mystery Cycle (“Cure of the Blind Man” and “Christ and the Leper”), in The Medieval Disabilities Sourcebook, ed. Cameron Hunt McNabb (Forthcoming, Punctum Books).
Review of Lindsay Ann Reid, Shakespeare’s Ovid and the Spectre of the Medieval (D. S. Brewer, 2018), Studies in the Age of Chaucer 41 (2019), 408-11.
Review of Thomas Fulton and Kristen Poole, eds. The Bible on the Shakespearean Stage: Cultures of Interpretation in Reformation England (Cambridge University Press, 2018), Modern Philology 117.2 (November 2019), E91-E92.
Review of Nicole R. Rice and Margaret Aziza Pappano, The Civic Cycles: Artisan Drama and Identity in Premodern England (Notre Dame Press, 2016), Theatre Survey 58.3 (September 2017), 404-405.
Review of Ruth Morse, Helen Cooper, and Peter Holland, eds. Medieval Shakespeare: Pasts and Presents (Cambridge University Press, 2013), Renaissance Quarterly 67.2 (Summer 2014), 712-13.
Review of Margaret Rogerson, ed. The York Mystery Plays: Performance in the City (York Medieval Press, 2011), Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies 87.4 (Fall 2012), 87-89.
Works in Progress
“‘and golden Vizards on their faces’: Theatrical Recusancy in All Is True,” a journal article on Shakespeare’s & Fletcher’s All Is True (Henry VIII).
Shakespeare at Sea: A Cultural History of Theatricality in the Royal Navy, 1790-1945, a book project which hopes to enrich our understanding of the theatrical and literary cultures of the Royal Navy during the Age of Sail.
Fellowships, Grants, & Awards
UMSL 2018-2019 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching to a Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Member
UMSL College of Arts and Sciences Visiting Scholars Program Grant, May 2015 (to bring Actors from the London Stage to UMSL in October 2016)
University of Missouri Research Board Award (Book Subvention), December 2014
UMSL College of Arts and Sciences Research Award, May-June 2014
UMSL College of Arts and Sciences Research Award, May-June 2012
University of Missouri Research Board Award, January-May 2011
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University, September 2007 – May 2008
School of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, August 2006 – May 2007
Benjamin Franklin Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, September 2001 – May 2006
Graduate Assistantship, University of Notre Dame, August 1999 – May 2001
Recent Conference Papers & Panels
“Thinking Theology with Shakespeare,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, Los Angeles, CA, March 2018.
“Theatrical Recusancy in All Is True,” 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2017
“‘Saw you not, even now, a blessed troop?’, or What the Princess Dowager Saw,” Modern Language Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017.
“A ‘Mouldy Tale’ from a Mouldy Tomb: Poetic Authority in Shakespeare’s Pericles,” Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis University, St. Louis, June 2016.
“A Greenwich Night’s Dream: Shakespeare, Empire, and the Royal Navy in post-Armistice Britain,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 2016.
“E. K. Chambers: Patron Saint of the Expanded Canon,” 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2015.
“The Voice of Medieval Authority in Shakespeare’s Pericles,” 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2014
“Phenomenal Stage Properties: The Afterlife of Hell Gate in Jonson’s The Devil is an Ass,” 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2014
Seminar Leader: “New Generations in the Materiality of the Shakespearean Text,” Shakespeare Association of America Conference, St. Louis, MO, April 2014
Shakespeare Association of America
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies – St. Louis University
Board of Trustees Member, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival – Honorary