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  • Contributors

Stephen M. Buhler is Aaron Douglas Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of Shakespeare in the Cinema: Ocular Proof, along with articles and book chapters on teaching literature and on Early Modern English literary culture and its connections with philosophy and the performing arts.

Sheila T. Cavanagh is Fulbright/Global Shakespeare Distinguished Chair in the UK and Professor of English at Emory University. She is founding director of the World Shakespeare Project ( and co-director of “First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare” and Emory’s Year of Shakespeare (2016–2017). She also held the Masse-Martin/NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Author of Wanton Eyes and Chaste Desires: Female Sexuality in the Faerie Queene and Cherished Torment: The Emotional Geography of Lady Mary Wroth’s Urania, she has published widely in the fields of pedagogy and of Renaissance literature.

Kevin J. Costa is Director of Innovation & Learning at McDonogh School, a PreK-12 independent school, where he oversees curriculum, faculty development, and educational innovation. He founded the school’s Institute for Shakespeare & Renaissance Studies and is a member of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s National Teaching Corps.

Christy Desmet is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia. Her publications include Reading Shakespeare’s Characters (1992), Shakespeare and Appropriation (1999), Harold Bloom’s Shakespeare (2001), Shakespearean Gothic (2009), and Helen Faucit (2011). She also publishes scholarly and pedagogical essays on Shakespeare in new media and digital spaces.

Victoria Elliott is Associate Professor of English and Literacy Education at the University of Oxford, UK. She prepares beginning English teachers on the PGCE, and researches in the area of literature, curriculum, policy and assessment. Before completing her doctorate, she taught English to 11–18 year olds in the North of England.

Lauren Esposito teaches courses in writing and rhetoric that incorporate performance and improvisational theater. After working as an assistant professor of writing studies at Marywood University, she now joins the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on innovative writing pedagogies. [End Page 277]

Jeffrey Kahan is the author of Reforging Shakespeare (Associated University Presses, 1998), The Cult of Kean (Ashgate, 2006), Bettymania and the Birth of Celebrity Culture (Lehigh University Press, 2010), and Shakespritualism: Shakespeare and the Gothic, 1850–1950 (Palgrave, 2013). His new book, The Quest for Shakespeare (Palgrave), is forthcoming.

Michael LoMonico is Senior Consultant on National Education for the Folger Shakespeare Library. After a successful career of teaching English to high school students, he taught pre-service teachers at Stony Brook University. He is the author of The Shakespeare Book of Lists, Shakespeare 101, and That Shakespeare Kid. He has shown teachers how to teach Shakespeare in 38 states, Canada, and England.

Carol N. Moe is an Associate Professor of Literature in English in the Department of Languages and Literatures at Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Germán Campus. A UC Riverside graduate, her research interests include Contemporary Literature, Minority Discourses, poetry, and intertextuality. [End Page 278]



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