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Becky S. Friedman

Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies


Fisher-Bennett Hall 129

Office Hours

spring 2024

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 2–4pm and also by appointment. Please schedule using Calendly!

Becky S. Friedman received her B.A., summa cum laude, and M.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Her research interests include English Renaissance drama, the history of Jews and Judaism in England, and gender and religion in early modern Europe. Her work reveals how London playhouses embraced Jewishness as a productive means of exploring difference and likeness at a time when economic transformation and globalizing influences were renegotiating the terms of communal belonging.

She is currently writing her first book, The Jewish Body on the Shakespearean Stage.

Articles and Book Chapters

Courses Taught

fall 2024

ENGL 1860.001 Witchcraft and the Occult  

summer 2024

ENGL 0010.910 Introduction to William Shakespeare canceled  

fall 2023

ENGL 1021.401 Shakespeare in Love