Lauren RobertsonAssistant Professor of English and Comparative LiteratureEnglish & Comparative Literature408D Philosophy Hall
Areas of Interest :Early modern drama, Shakespeare, theatricality and performance, the intersection of cultural and intellectual histories
B.A. St. John’s College (2008); Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis (2016). Lauren Robertson specializes in early modern drama, with emphases on the London commercial theater and the intersections of cultural and intellectual histories.
She is currently at work on her first monograph, Spectacular Skepticism: Entertaining Uncertainty in the Early Modern English Theater, which examines how the theater embraced and exploited performance conventions in order to induce doubt in its audiences. Her article, “‘Ne’er was dream so like a waking': The Temporality of Dreaming and the Depiction of Doubt in The Winter’s Tale,” was recently published in Shakespeare Studies, and her book and performance reviews have appeared in or are forthcoming from Theatre Journal, Shakespeare Bulletin, and The Shakespeare Newsletter.