department of english

Jennifer Low


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Jennifer A. Low, a native New Yorker, earned her B. A. from Oberlin College and her M. A. and Ph. D. from the University of Virginia. She is an associate professor of English, with current research interests in scenography of the past and present; her teaching areas include Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and modern drama. She has published articles in such venues as Comparative Drama, Poetics Today, The Centennial Review, and Philological Quarterly. Her book Manhood and the Duel: Masculinity in Early Modern Drama and Culture, was published in 2003. Its subject was the significance of the duel in the drama and in pamphlets written in Shakespeare's time. That book was followed by an edited collection of essays entitled Imagining the Audience in Early Modern Drama, 1558-1603, coedited with Nova Myhill, professor of English at New College, Florida (Palgrave, 2011). Imagining the Audience initiated her interest in theater audiences, which was further developed in Professor Low's most recent book, Dramatic Spaces: Scenography and Spectatorial Perceptions, which was published by Routledge Press in the summer of 2015. Her new project involves research on Gordon Craig's illustrated edition of Hamlet.


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