University of Minnesota
Department of English
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Department of English

Katherine Scheil

Katherine W Scheil

English 210H Lind Hall 207 Church St SE

Department Affiliations


Specialties

  • early modern literature
  • theatre history and performance studies
  • archival study
  • history of reading
  • women's studies/feminist criticism/history of women
  • 18th-century literature
  • Shakespeare

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: English, University of Toronto, 1995.
  • M.A.: English, University of Toronto.
  • B.A.: English and Music, Florida State University.

Publications

  • Scheil, Katherine West. She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America. Cornell University Press, 2012. Link
  • Co-edited with Randall Martin. Shakespeare/Adaptation/Modern Drama. University of Toronto Press, 2011. Link
  • Scheil, Katherine West. The Taste of the Town: Shakespearian Comedy and the Early Eighteenth-Century Theatre. . Bucknell University Press, 2003.
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "Adapting the Comedies." Oxford handbook of Shakespearean Comedy (2017)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "Commemorating the Anne Hathaway Cottage: Romantic Myth, Cultural Diplomacy, and Local Tourism." Shakespeare and Commemoration (2016)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "Collaboration and the Geography of Shakespearean Biography." Journal of Early Modern Studies (2016)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "Shakespeare and Nonfiction." The Shakespearean World (2016)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "Between the Jubilees (1916): Shakespeare Clubs in America." Shakespeare Jubilees (2015)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "The Shakespeare Courtship in the Millennium." Critical Survey 25.1 (2013)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. ""Shakespeare and Memoir" ." Shakespeare/Adaptation/Modern Drama: Essays in Honor of Jill L. Levenson (2011): Link
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "Importing Stratford." Critical Survey 24 (2012)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "Commemorating Shakespeare and Domestic Practices." Critical Survey (2010)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. ""Filling in the 'Wife-Shaped Void': The Contemporary Afterlife of Anne Hathaway.“ ." Shakespeare Survey 63 (2010)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "Women Reading Shakespeare in the Outpost: Rural Reading Groups, Literary Culture, and Civic Life in America." Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition (2010): 91-9.
  • Scheil, Katherine West. ""The Second Best Bed and the Legacy of Anne Hathaway." Critical Survey 21.3 (2009)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. Co-editor (with Graham Holderness), Critical Survey 21.3 (2009): special issue on “Shakespeare and the “˜Personal Story’“.
  • Scheil, Katherine West. Contributor, The Shakespeare Encyclopedia, ed. Patricia Parker, entries on women critics and readers, eighteenth-century adapters, and “women reading Shakespeare“. Greenwood Press
  • Scheil, Katherine West. " “Shakespeare’s Comedies and Women Readers"." Shakespeare’s Comedy of Love: A Festschrift for Alexander Leggatt (2009)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "“Public and Private Reading: Shakespeare and Women’s Reading Groups.“ ." Reader: Issues in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy (2006)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "“Rouz’d by a Woman’s Pen: The Shakespeare: Ladies’ Club and Reading Habits of Early Modern Women.“ ." Critical Survey 12 12 (2000)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "“Early Georgian Politics and Shakespeare: The Black Act and Charles Johnson’s Love in a Forest.“ ." Shakespeare Survey 51 (1998)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "“Sir William Davenant’s Use of Shakespeare in The Law Against Lovers (1662)." Philological Quarterly 76 (1997)
  • Scheil, Katherine West. "“Sauny the Scott: or, the Taming of the Shrew: John Lacy and the Importance of Theatrical Context in the Restoration.“ ." Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture 1660-1700 21 (1997)

Awards

  • Scholar of the College, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2014 - 2017
  • McKnight Research Award, University of Minnesota, 2007 - 2009

Courses Taught

  • Global Shakespeare
  • Women in Early Modern England
  • Shakespeare's Comedies
  • Gender and Genre in Renaissance Drama
  • Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare's Women
  • Shakespeare and After
  • Comedy
  • Restoration/Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • Writing Women's Lives
  • Literary Landscape of Britain
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