About

I am an Assistant Professor of English at Framingham State University where she teaches classical, medieval, and early modern British literature, as well as Digital Humanities. I founded and direct the Kit Marlowe Project, and am Assistant Director of Pedagogy for The Map of Early Modern London. My published scholarship focuses primarily on early modern English literature in conversation with classical and medieval sources, as well as digital pedagogies.

Education

PhD Tufts University 2013

Publications

Monograph

Teaching Shakespeare’s ‘Theatre of the World.’ Cambridge Elements Series, Cambridge UP (under contract; due June 2023).

Edited Collections

Guest Editor. Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Vol. 48.1, “Special Issue: Early Modern English Sati/yre,” 11 April 2022, doi.org/10.1163/23526963-04801000.

 

Editor and Introduction. Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England (1549-1640). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.

Refereed Articles and Chapters

“The Pedagogy of Thomas Nashe.” The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Nashe, Oxford UP, (under contract, forthcoming 2023).

 “Introduction to the Special Issue: Early Modern English Sati/yre.” Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Vol. 48.1, “Early Modern English Sati/yre,” 11 April 2022. doi.org/10.1163/23526963-04801004.

“Rhetorical Swordfighting and Satire in Thomas Watson’s Hekatompathia.Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Vol. 48.1, “Early Modern English Sati/yre.” 11 April 2022, doi.org/10.1163/23526963-04801001.

“Seeds together driven”: The Kit Marlowe Project’s Origin and Meta.morphoses. Interdisciplinary Digital Engagement in Arts & Humanities (IDEAH), Vol. 2.1, 28 July 2021, doi: https://doi.org/10.21428/f1f23564.665a6b94 (forthcoming 2021).

 Co-author with Janelle Jenstad. “Collaborative Bibliodigigogy: Teaching Bibliography with Digital Methodologies and Pedagogical Partnerships” in Digital Pedagogy in Early Modern Studies: Method and Praxis, New Technologies in Renaissance Studies, U Chicago P (forthcoming).

Co-author with Andrew Jeromski. ‘“The Glory of Our Sexe’: Elizabeth I and Early Modern Women Writers.” Women Writers in Context, Women Writers Online. Northeastern University, May 2020, wwp.northeastern.edu/context/#bennett.glory.xml.

“Telescoping Translation: ‘Hero and Leander,’ Lenten Stuffe, and Bartholomew Fair.Marlowe Studies: An Annual, vol. 6, 2016.

“Negotiating Authority through Conversation: Thomas Nashe and Richard Jones.” Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England (1549-1640), Edited by Kristen Abbott Bennett, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015, pp. 102-131.

 

“At the Crossroads: Intersections of Classical and Vernacular English Protest Literature in Pierce Penilesse.” Essay cluster: “Literature of Protest.” Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies,

August 2015, upstart.sites.clemson.edu/Essays/protest/bennett_crossroads.xhtml.

Bridging the Gap between Digital and Material ‘Print’ Cultures in Early Modern Literary Studies.” This Rough Magic, A Peer-Reviewed, Academic, Online Journal Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, December 2014, http://www.thisroughmagic.org/abbott%20bennett%20article%202.html.

“Red Herrings and the ‘Stench of Fish’: Subverting ‘Praise’ in Thomas Nashe’s Lenten Stuffe.Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme, vol. 37, no.1, 2014, pp. 87-110, jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/renref/article/view/21283,

 

‘“I moot speke as I kan’: The Squire’s Optimistic Attempt to Circumvent Rhetorical ‘Following’ in The Canterbury Tales.” This Rough Magic, A Peer-Reviewed, Academic, Online Journal Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, December 2011, http://www.thisroughmagic.org/abbott%20bennett%20article.html.

“Re-conceiving Britomart: Spenser’s Shift in the Fashioning of Feminine Virtue between Books 3 and 5 of The Faerie Queene.” The Anachronist: A Journal of English and American Studies. vol. 14, 2009, pp. 1-23.

“Preposterous Translation: Ass Lore and Myth in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Transverse: A Comparative Studies Journal. vol. 7, Spring 2007, pp. 31-42.

 Invited Book Reviews

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare’s Language. Edited by Lynne Magnusson with David Schalkwyk. Renaissance Quarterly, Cambridge UP, Vol. LXXIV, No. 1, Spring 2021.

Middle English Marvels: Magic, Spectacle, and Morality in the Fourteenth Century, by Tara Williams. Renaissance Quarterly, Cambridge UP, Vol. 72, No. 2, Summer 2019, pp. 751-752, http://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/renaissance-quarterly/article/middle-english-marvels-magic-spectacle-and-morality-in-the-fourteenth-century-tara-williams-university-park-pennsylvania-state-university-press-2018-viii-176-pp-8995/E5937592BD27FB462990D83B88EB3FDD

Teaching Shakespeare and Marlowe: Learning versus the System, by Liam Semler. This Rough Magic, A Peer-Reviewed, Academic, Online Journal Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, June 2014, http://www.thisroughmagic.org/abbott%20bennett%20review.html.

 

Railing, Reviling, and Invective in English Literary Culture, 1588-1617: The Anti-Poetics of Theater and Print, by Maria Teresa Micaela Prendergast. Renaissance Quarterly, vol. 66, no. 2, Summer 2013, pp. 734-735.

 

Short Articles

Co-author with Liam E. Semler and Claire Hansen. Shakespeare Redrawn: Reflections on Shakespeare Reloaded’s COVID-19 Lockdown Activity.” mETAphor, Issue 2, 2021, English Teachers Association, New South Wales.

“The Preposterous Publication History of Elizabeth I’s ‘Golden Speech.’” “Intertextual Networks,” Women Writers Project, Northeastern University, May 21, 2019, wwp.northeastern.edu/blog/golden-speech/.

The Queen’s Two Corpora: Finding Elizabeth using the WWO Database.” Women Writers Project, Blog Posts, June 13, 2017, http://www.wwp.northeastern.edu/blog/finding-elizabeth/.

 Guest Editor. “How to Use Early English Books Online,” “How to Use the English Broadside Ballad Archive,” “How to Use the Folger Digital Image Collection,” “How to Use Project Gutenberg,” “How to Use Internet Shakespeare Editions.” The Map of Early Modern London. Ed. Janelle Jenstad. University of Victoria, mapoflondon.uvic.ca/PERS1.htm.

 Online Pedagogy Publications

“Collaboration in Undergraduate Research Acts as Force Multiplier.” The Arts & Humanities Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research, 4 November 2020, curartsandhumanities.org/2020/11/04/force-multiplying-collaboration-in-undergraduate-research/.

“The Four Points of Character Analysis.” The Folger Shakespeare API Tools, The Folger Shakespeare Library May 2019, http://www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/api.

Co-author with Janelle Jenstad. Pop Culture and ‘Bibliodigigogy’ in Early Modern England. “Syllabus”; “Stationers Assignment”; “EEBO Assignment.” Women Writers Online, Women Writers Project, “Early Modern Digital Pedagogies Workshop, 30 March 2016.” Northeastern University, wwp.northeastern.edu/outreach/seminars/emdp_2016-03/10.

 ‘“Watching the Detectives’: A field trip with undergraduates to the Boston Public Library Rare Book and MS Room.” The Shakespeare Standard. 14 March 2014, http://www.theshakespearestandard.com/watching-detectives-field-trip-boston-public-library-rare-book-ms-room/.

Digital Editions: Student Collaborations­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

General Editor with Assistant Editor Kelsey Rhodes. Reginald Scot, Discouerie of Witchcraft, Henry Denham for William Brome, London, 1584, STC 21864, The Kit Marlowe Project, February 2022, kitmarlowe.org/discouerie-of-witchcraft/7084/.

 

General Editor with Assistant Editor Kelsey Rhodes. Henry Chillester, Youthes Witte, or, The vvitte of grene youth choose gentlemen, and mez-dames which of them shall best lyke you compiled and gathered together, London, John Wolfe, 1581, STC 5137.5. The Kit Marlowe Project, May 2021, https://kitmarlowe.org/henry-chillester-youthes-witte/7007/.

 

General editor with Assistant Editor Andrew Jeromski. Thomas Newman, “Epistle to Francis Flower”; Thomas Nashe, “Somewhat to read for those that list,” in Sir Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella, Thomas Newman, London, 1591, STC 22537, The Kit Marlowe Project, August 2020, kitmarlowe.org/prefatory-epistles-from-1591-printing-of-phillip-sidneys-astrophel-stella-by-thomas-newman-and-thomas-nashe/6356/.

 

General Editor with Assistant Editor, Rowan Pereira. Petowe, Henry. “The Second Part of Hero and Leander. Conteyning their further Fortunes.” Thomas Purfoot for Andrew Harris, 1598, STC 19807, The Kit Marlowe Project, December 2018, kitmarlowe.org/petowe-henry-the-second-part-of-hero-and-leander-conteyning-their-further-fortunes-1598/4797/.

 

General Editor with Assistant Editor, Rowan Pereira. Meres, Francis. Palladis tamia Wits treasury being the second part of Wits common wealth. London: P. Short for Cuthbert Burbie, 1598, STC 17834. The Kit Marlowe Project, Transcribed and encoded by students in Fall 2017 “Rogues Progress” class at Stonehill College, May 2018, The Kit Marlowe Project, http://www.kitmarlowe.org/meres-francis-palladis-tamia-or-wits-treasury/2765/.

 

General Editor with Assistant Editor, Rowan Pereira. Davies, John, Epigrammes and elegies by I.D. and C. M. At Middleborough [London?], c. 1599, STC 6350. The Kit Marlowe Project, Transcribed and encoded by students in Fall 2017 “Rogues Progress” class at Stonehill College, May 2018. http://www.kitmarlowe.org/davies-john-epigrammes-and-elegies/2763/.

 

General Editor with Assistant Editor, Rowan Pereira. Anon. The history of Doctor John Faustus compiled in verse, very pleasant and delightfull. Printed by E. Cotes, and are to be sold by Charles Tyus at the Three Bibles on London-Bridge, 1664, Wing H2117. The Kit Marlowe Project, Transcribed and encoded by students in Spring 2018 “Rogues Progress” class at Stonehill College, The Kit Marlowe Project, May 2018, http://www.kitmarlowe.org/the-history-of-doctor-john-faustus-compiled-in-verse-very-pleasant-and-delightfull-1664/4021/.

 

General Editor with Assistant Editor, Rowan Pereira. The history of Doctor. John Faustus compyled in verse, very pleasant and delightful. [London?] 1696, Wing H2118. Transcribed and encoded by students in Spring 2018 “Rogues Progress” class at Stonehill College, The Kit Marlowe Project, May 2018, http://www.kitmarlowe.org/the-history-of-doctor-john-faustus-compyled-in-verse-very-pleasant-and-delightful-1696/4024/.

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