Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture; Law and Literature; Literature and Ethics; Gender Studies; Transatlantic Studies; History of the Novel
Victorian novels, popular fiction, material culture, marriage plot, women’s writing.
Medieval literature, Chaucer, theology and literature, early Irish poetry, medieval history, manuscript studies, modern medievalisms, history of literary criticism, historical linguistics
Professor of Shakespeare, late 16th and early 17th century English Drama, and Women’s and Gender studies at Hunter College, CUNY. Author of Fantasies of Female Evil: The Dynamics of Gender and Power in Shakespearean Tragedy. U of Delaware P, 2003; Women and Shakespeare’s Cuckoldry Plays: Shifting Narratives of Marital Betrayal, Routledge, 2017; and Co-editor, with Emily G. Sherwood, of Reading Mistress Elizabeth Bourne: Marriage, Separation, and Legal Controversies, Routledge 2021. Series Editor, with Helen Ostovich, of “Late Tudor and Stuart Drama: Gender, Performance, and Material Culture,” for Medieval Institute Publications. Research and teaching interests include, Shakespeare, Early Modern English drama, gender studies, sexuality, political history, history of women, marriage law, parrhesia, and feminist ethics. For more about my work, please visit my website. she/her/hers
American Literature, History of Science, History of Ideas
18th-19th C cultures, literatures; comparative studies; gender, sexuality; material culture; cultural history; Spain; Spain-Cuba and Spain-North Africa 18th-19th centuries; convict transport history; labor history and history of women’s work; fashion and costume history; Madrid; Iberian studies; Enlightenment; book history; translation; media studies; popular culture; popular theatre; prose fiction; European literary history; history of ideas.
XIX Century Literature. Women Writers. Literary History in English and in Spanish. Mexican Studies. Social and cultural identities. Gender and femenine narrative. Research Projects: Historia documental de las mujeres en México: narradoras, en todas las guerras.
Valores socioiculturales de México: narrativa minera.
medieval and early modern literature and cultural history, including gender issues, xenology, and ecocriticism, history of tolerance, interdisciplinarity, history of mentality and emotions
French Literature and Intellectual History, Digital Humanities, Book History.
History and theory of the novel, Bollywood, narrative theory, history of the book