UNC English & Comparative Literature

Degrees

2017, M. A. Pennsylvania State University

Bio

I’m a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My research focuses primarily upon early modern literature and in particular, the intersections of poetics and performance, the fool figure, ballads and politics. My dissertation, “Changeling Humorists: The Speech Acts of the Early Modern English Fool,” traces the intellectual history of the fool figure through  the seventeenth century. It explores how the fool democratizes an access to public voice and transfers a form of sovereignty to its audience.


Publications:

Review of Henze, Catherine. Robert Armin and Shakespeare’s Performed Songs. New York: Routledge Press, 2017. 206 pp. $104.95 ISBN: 9781472458322. In Renaissance Quarterly. 71 No. 4 (2018).

Review of  Marno, David. Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. 385 pp. $40.00 ISBN: 9780226415970. In Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 18 No. 2 (2018).


Awards

  • UCLA Clark Library/ Center for Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century
    Studies Predoctoral Fellowship, 2020
  • 2020 Eliason Dissertation Research Fellowship, University of North Carolina
    at Chapel Hill, 2020
  • Medieval and Early Modern Society Travel Grant, University of North
    Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2020
  • Conference Bursary, British Shakespeare Association, 2019
  • Jerry Leath Mills Research Travel Fellowship, Studies in Philology, 2018
  • Travel Grant, Graduate School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2018
  • Conference Bursary, British Shakespeare Association, 2018
  • NEMLA Graduate Student Travel Grant, 2018
  • Wilma Ebbitt Fellowship in Rhetoric, Pennsylvania State University, 2017