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Joanne Rochester B.A., Hon. (British Columbia), M.A. & Ph.D. (Toronto)

Assistant Professor

Faculty Member in English

Arts 307

Research Area(s)

  • Renaissance literature
  • Early modern English drama
  • Shakespeare
  • Early modern theatre studies
  • Italian Renaissance literature

About me

Joanne Rochester teaches and researches Renaissance Drama, including by Shakespeare. Her most recent research project is on Caroline Dramatic Romance, 1625-1642.


“MAK TOSSED IN A BLANKET: A NOTE ON THE MOTIF” Notes and Queries 59:2 (June 2012) (forthcoming).

Staging Spectatorship in the Plays of Philip Massinger. Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama. Ed. Helen Ostovich. Ashgate: Burlington VT, 2010.


English literature Italy Renaissance Shakespeare