Ariane M. Balizet is an Associate Professor of English and faculty affiliate of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Texas Christian University. She is the author of Blood and Home in Early Modern Drama: Domestic Identity on the Renaissance Stage (Routledge, 2014). Her research focuses on blood, bodies, and gender in the literature of the English Renaissance, as well as Shakespeare and contemporary girlhood. She is currently working on a book project entitled Shakespeare and Girl Culture.
Bruce E. Brandt is Professor of English at South Dakota State University, where he teaches courses in Shakespeare and English Renaissance Literature. His research focuses on Christopher Marlowe. Recent publications include articles on Marlowe in EMLS and Marlowe Studies: An Annual and chapters in Approaches to Teaching Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” “The Jew of Malta”: A Critical Reader, and “Doctor Faustus”: A Critical Guide. Other publications include two books on Marlowe and articles and notes on topics ranging from Shakespeare to Ursula Le Guin.
John Freeman is a Renaissance scholar with a wide range of research and teaching interests, from Shakespeare and Thomas More to issues involved in digital media studies. He has published articles in such venues as Postmodern Culture, ELH, Studies in the Novel, Moreana, English Literary Renaissance, CTheory, and Modern Language Review. As a teacher, he enjoys engaging students in dialogues about literature, science, and social issues.
Ernst Gerhardt is an Associate Professor at Laurentian University. He has published articles on early sixteenth-century English playing practices as well as on John Bale in Renaissance Quarterly, Reformation, and Early Theatre. He currently is writing a monograph studying the relationships between material food-practices and English drama in the late fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. [End Page 391]
Valerie M. Joyce is an Associate Professor in Villanova’s Theatre Department with a PhD in Theatre History and Performance Studies from University of Maryland. Her research, which cuts across race, genre, and historical period, centering on cultural constructs of gender and the theatre’s role in shaping American womanhood, has appeared in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences internationally. Her current book project examines embodied performance and African-American women before Emancipation through her play, I Will Speak for Myself.
Huey-ling Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at National Chi Nan University, Taiwan. She received her PhD in English from Rice University. She has published in ELR and several other journals. She is currently at work on a study of old age in early modern English drama and culture.
Elizabeth Rivlin is an Associate Professor of English at Clemson University. She is the author of The Aesthetics of Service in Early Modern England (Northwestern University Press, 2012) and several essays also on service in English Literary History, English Literary Renaissance, and in the edited collection Working Subjects in Early Modern English Drama, edited by Michelle M. Dowd and Natasha Korda (Ashgate, 2011). She is currently writing a book on Shakespeare and the American middlebrow.
Ramona Tougas is an ABD Graduate Teaching Fellow of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon. Tougas’s doctoral thesis “Performing Work: Internationalism and Theatre of Fact between the USA and USSR” addresses political plays by Sergei M. Tretiakov, Hallie Flanagan, and Langston Hughes. Questions of aesthetics and politics, theories of performance, critical race theory, and critical trans* politics guide Tougas’s work as an instructor and scholar. [End Page 392]