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Meredith A. Conti is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at James Madison University. Her current book project is entitled Stages of Suffering: Performances of Illness in the Age of Victorian Medicine. Conti’s essays have appeared in Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture (Pickering and Chatto Press, 2015), Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism; she has reviewed books for Theatre Survey, Theatre Journal, New England Theatre Journal, and Theatre History Studies.

Verna A. Foster is Professor of English at Loyola University Chicago, where she teaches courses in modern drama, women in drama, and dramatic theory. She is the author of The Name and Nature of Tragicomedy (Ashgate, 2004) and numerous articles on Renaissance and modern drama. Currently she works on contemporary dramatic adaptations and is the editor of Dramatic Revisions of Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends: Essays on Recent Plays (McFarland, 2012).

Patricia Gaborik works primarily on the theater and culture of the fascist period in Italy. A fellow of the American Academy in Rome, she is the author of articles on topics ranging from dialect theater and translation to futurist and fascist performance and is the editor and translator of Watching the Moon and Other Plays by Massimo Bontempelli (Italica Press, 2013). She teaches at the American University of Rome.

Marissa Greenberg is Associate Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature and culture, with specific interest in drama and performance and the intersections of form, history, space, and movement. She is the author of Metropolitan Tragedy: Genre, Justice, and the City in Early Modern England (University of Toronto Press, 2015) and has published in journals that include ELR, Renaissance Drama, and Genre. [End Page 255]

Julián Jiménez Heffernan is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Córdoba, Spain. His research interests include literary theory, modern fiction, and Renaissance philosophy and literature. He is the author of Shakespeare’s Extremes: Wild Man, Monster, Beast (Palgrave, 2015) and co-editor of Community in Twentieth-Century Fiction (Palgrave, 2013), and has published articles in Comparative Literature, NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Victorian Literature and Culture, Textual Practice, and Contemporary Literature.

Heather Hirschfeld is Lindsay Young Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. Her most recent book is The End of Satisfaction: Drama and Repentance in the Age of Shakespeare (Cornell University Press, 2014). She has published articles on Shakespeare and Renaissance drama in journals such as Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, ELH, Shakespeare Quarterly, Renaissance Drama, and PMLA.

David Kornhaber is Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at The University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Philosophy: Friedrich Nietzsche and the Development of the Modern Drama (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming). He has served as guest editor of Modern Drama for a special issue on drama and philosophy, and his work has appeared in PMLA, Modern Drama, and Theatre Journal, among others.

Ellen Moll specializes in contemporary multicultural literature, contemporary literature by women, feminist theory, intersectionality, and diasporic studies, with additional emphases in the digital humanities and science and culture. She teaches interdisciplinary humanities courses at Michigan State University, where she also works in curriculum development and educational technology.

Nicole R. Rice teaches English at St. John’s University. She is the author of Lay Piety and Religious Discipline in Middle English Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and editor of Middle English Religious Writing in Practice: Texts, Readers, and Transformations (Brepols, 2013). Her current research considers the intersections of late medieval devotional culture, urban life, and literature. A new monograph, The Civic Cycles: Artisan Drama and Identity in Premodern England, co-authored with Margaret A. Pappano, is forthcoming in Fall 2015 from University of Notre Dame Press. [End Page 256]

Jenna Soleo-Shanks is Assistant Professor of Theater at University of Minnesota Duluth where she teaches courses in theater history, literature, and theory and directs for the stage. Her scholarship focuses on the performative and pedagogical potential of medieval plays as well as the political function of performance in medieval culture. Most recently...


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