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English | Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies | Medieval & Renaissance Studies | Literature


M.A., C.Phil., Ph.D., UCLA
M.A., B.A., University of Chicago

Professor Myhill offers courses and tutorials in medieval and Renaissance British Literature. She also teaches drama and dramatic theory in all periods, and is involved in the theater program. Her research focuses on theories of audience and genre in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English drama.

Recent Courses

Shakespeare: Plays and Poetry
Pre-Thesis Seminar

Selected Publications

“’Hark, a word in your ear’: Whispers, Asides, and Interpretation in Troilus and Cressida,” in Who Hears in Shakespeare? Auditory Worlds on Stage and Screen, ed. Laury Magnus and Walter Cohen (Madison NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012), 163-178.

Imagining the Audience in Early Modern England, 1558-1642. co-edited with Jennifer A. Low (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

“Audience and Audiences,” co-written with Jennifer A. Low in Imagining the Audience, 1-17.

“Taking the Stage: Spectators as Spectacle in the Caroline Private Theaters,” in Imagining the Audience, 37-54.

“Tedious Persecutions: ‘A Table of the X. First Persecutions of the Primitive Church’ Inside and Outside John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments” in Acts of Reading: Interpretation, Reading Practices, and the Idea of the Book in John Foxe’s Actes and Monuments, ed. Thomas P. Anderson and Ryan Netzly (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2009), 136-153.

“Making Death a Miracle: Audience and the Genres of Martyrdom in Dekker and Massinger’s The Virgin Martyr,” Early Theatre 7:2 (December 2004): 9-31.

Review of Shakespeare’s Tragic Skepticism, by Millicent Bell. Renaissance Quarterly57:2 (Summer 2004), 737-8.

“Spectatorship in/of Much Ado About Nothing.” SEL 1500-1900 39, 2 (Spring 1999): 291-311. Reprinted in Shakespearean Criticism 67 (2002).