Mary Floyd-Wilson


Greenlaw 433

Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor


Occult Knowledge, Science and Gender on the Shakespearean Stage. Book. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Environment and Embodiment in Early Modern England. Essay Collection. Co-editor with Garrett Sullivan. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

Renaissance Drama, special issue, Volume 35 (2006) “Embodiment and Environment in Early Modern Drama and Performance.” Guest Co-editor with Garrett Sullivan.

Reading the Early Modern Passions: A Cultural History of Emotion. Essay collection. Co-editor with Gail Kern Paster and Katherine Rowe (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004).

English Ethnicity and Race in Early Modern Drama. Book. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). (Paperback edition, 2006).


Recent Articles:

"Tragic Action at a Distance: Arden of Faversham,” The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Tragedy (forthcoming).

“English Epicures and Scottish Witches.” Shakespeare Quarterly 57.2 (Summer 2006).

“Moors, Race, and the Study of English Renaissance Literature: A Brief Retrospective.” Literature Compass Vol. 3 (June 2006) (an online journal published by Blackwell: ).


Selected Honors:

Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title for Occult Knowledge, Science, and Gender on the Shakespearean Stage, 2014
Warwick Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow, Warwick University, 2010
W. N. Reynolds Leave, UNC-CH, Fall, 2009
Fellow at the National Humanities Center, 2008-2009
Tanner Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2006
Spray-Randleigh Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004-2005
Faculty Fellow, Institute of Arts and Humanities, Fall 2004

Teaching Awards

Association of Graduate Students in English Mentoring Award, 2013
The Frank and Eleanor Griffiths Distinguished Chair in English Literature, awarded by the Bread Loaf School of English in the Summer 2013
Bowman and Gordon Gray Term Professor of Distinguished Teaching 2014-2019
Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2006


Hire Date: 2002

Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, English
B.A. University of Virginia, English

Research Groups and Interests

Literature, Medicine, and Culture
Group III - English Literature from 1485 to 1660 (including Milton)