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English (B.A.)

English (B.A.)

Rebecca Totaro

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

General Editor
Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies
The Pennsylvania State University Press

As General Editor of the award-winning Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies book series, Totaro invites scholarly book proposals in this area, sent to Rebecca at or to Kendra Boileau at

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. Invited speaker at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, Totaro is recipient of the Monroe Kirk Spears Award from SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for "Securing Sleep in Hamlet,” and she is author and editor of several books, including most recently Meteorology and Physiology in Early Modern Culture: Earthquakes, Human Identity, and Textual Representation, Routledge Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture. (Routledge, 2018).

                                                     Meteorology and Physiology in Early Modern Culture  Representing the Plague in Early Modern England  The Plague Epic in Early Modern England  

                                                                       The Plague in Print  Suffering in Paradise