Dissertation Advisor(s): Phyllis Rackin
"Fair Maids and Golden Girls: Early Modern Girlhood and the Production of Femininity"
Assistant Professor of English and Women's Studies, Ohio State University
Jennifer Higginbotham specializes in Renaissance studies. Her dissertation examines the representation of girls in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature and its impact on emerging ideas about childhood and gender identity. She also studies Renaissance drama and Shakespeare more broadly as well as feminist and gender theory. She has taught courses at Penn in composition, Shakespeare, Renaissance women's writing, and contemporary revisions of Shakespeare.