Stephannie Gearhart

Stephannie Gearhart

Associate Professor

324 East Hall

Degrees and Institutions

Ph.D. English, Lehigh University, 2004
M.A. English, Lehigh University, 2000
B.A. English (Honors), Bowling Green State University, 1998

Area: Early Modern British Literature, Restoration Literature, Contemporary British Literature

Research Interests: Age relations in early modern English literature and culture. Early modern English drama. Cultural Studies and New Historicism. Shakespeare and adaptation.

Courses Taught

English 2010: Introduction to Literature
English 2640: British Literature Survey, Part I
English 3010/3010H: Shakespeare
English 3850: Shakespeare and Film
English 4010/4010H: Adaptations of Shakespeare
English 4060/4060H: Non Shakespearean Renaissance Drama
English 4200/4200H: Contemporary British Literature
Graduate courses in Shakespeare and Shakespearean adaptation  

Select Publications

 “‘You Shall Play It in a Mask’: Dramaturgically Negotiating Representation in A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (with Heidi L. Nees) in Theatre Topics, col. 32, no. 2, 2022, pp.7-17.

“Zooming Through the Pandemic” (with Jonathan Chambers) in Inside Higher Ed (December 2, 2021).

“‘Because Survival is Insufficient’: Sir Patrick Stewart’s #ASonnetADay and the Role of Adaptation in a Pandemic” in Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, vol. 13, no. 3, 2021, 22 pages in PDF.

"'These are Modern Times': Nostalgia and the Adaptation of History in Billy Morrissette's Scotland, PA." Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, vol. 13, no. 1, 2020, pp. 23-35.

Reversing the Cult of Speed in Higher Education: The Slow Movement in the Arts and Humanities. Edited with Jonathan Chambers, Routledge, 2019.

"'Imagining the Slow University" in Reversing the Cult of Speed in Higher Education: The Slow Movement in the Arts and Humanities, edited by Stephannie S. Gearhart and Jonathan Chambers, Routledge, 2019, pp. 37-54.

Drama and the Politics of Generational Conflict in Shakespeare’s England, Routledge, 2018.

“Timescapes of Adaptation: Challenging Neoliberalism in Lear’s Daughters.” Litteraria Pragensia, vol. 26, no. 52, December 2016, pp. 77-89.  

"Lear's Daughters, Adaptation, and the Calculation of Worth," in Borrowers and Lenders, 7.2, Fall/Winter 2012.

“Only He Would Have the Temerity to Rewrite Shakespeare”: Douglas Hickox’s Theatre of Blood as Adaptation” Literature/Film Quarterly 39:2 (2011): 116-127.


Master Teacher Winner 2012

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