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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Rebecca Totaro

Rebecca TotaroProfessor
Literature and culture of early modern England
Phone: (239) 590-7180
Office: RH 211

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.A. Yale University
B.A. Whittier College

Rebecca Totaro is Professor of English, teaching the literature and culture of early modern England, with an emphasis on Shakespeare and on writing produced in response to bubonic plague and other complex disasters. Recipient of the Monroe Kirk Spears Award from SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for her essay "Securing Sleep in Hamlet," Totaro is General Editor of Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies—an award-winning book series with Penn State University Press. Serving on the editorial advisory boards for English Language Notes and Early Modern Studies Journal, and as a Council member of the Sixteenth Century Society & Conference, she is also author and editor of several books. Among her recent articles are “The Meteorophysiology of the Curse in Shakespeare's first tetralogy” in English Language Notes (2013) and "Britomart's Meteorological Wound" in Archiv für das Studium der Neueren Sprachen und Literaturen (2013).


Invitation to Barnes and Noble Novel Night, Fort Myers

  • Every second Tuesday at 7:30 pm, we meet to discuss a novel selected by the group. Please be in touch with Rebecca if you’d like more information and to join in the conversation.