Education: PhD (University of Chicago),
MA (University of Chicago),
BA Honours (University of British Columbia)
Recent Graduate Courses:
Shakespeare`s Peers and Competitors
Tracking Marlowe: Desire, Power and Uncertainty in Marlowe and his Successors
Early–Modern London and its Theatre
The Reformation, Popular Culture and Shakespeare`s England
Recent Undergraduate Courses:
Shakespeare's Struggling Selves
Authority, Collaboration and Conflict in Late Medieval English Drama
Violence in Early Modern English Tragedy
Imagining Authority in Early Modern English Drama and Poetry
Domestic Drama of the Early Seventeenth Century
Christopher Marlowe: Passion, Pride and Power in Tudor England
Seventeenth Century Literature
Areas of Specialization:
Tudor–Stuart Drama and Literature, especially Shakespeare; Reformation and English Literature; Early Modern London and its Literature; Early Modern English Popular Print
Other Interests / Recent Undertakings:
My current book–in–progress is about the relationship between Shakespearean drama and the post–Reformation English Protestant ministry.
After completing a doctoral dissertation on representations of taverns and alehouses, I continue to be very interested in how early–modern urban spaces – especially London`s – and their associated practices figure in political history, particularly in terms of the development of civility and the public sphere.
I am a member of the editorial board of the Map of Early Modern London Project, based at the University of Victoria. I am an active participant in the Group for Pre-Modern Studies, as well as a participant in the Circle of Medieval and Early Modern Scholars of Manitoba.
City Limits: Perspectives on the Historical European City, co-edited with Judith Owens and Greg Smith. McGill-Queens UP, 2010.
"Tyranny, Incivility and Republicanism in The City Madam." Ben Jonson Journal 19.1 (2012): 65-87.
"The Civil Mutinies of Romeo and Juliet." English Literary Renaissance 41.2 (2011): 280-300.
"Zeal or Vengeance?: Anger, Performance and Ministerial Figures in Marston and Shakespeare." Religion and Literature 42.3 (2010): 1-26.
"Speaking Daggers: Shakespeare`s Troubled Ministers" in Shakespeare and Religious Change, eds. Ken Graham and Philip Collington. Palgrave, 2009. 176-195.
"Civil Conversation, Religious Controversy, and The New Inn." Renaissance and Reformation 28.4 (2004): 33-53.