Stephannie Gearhart



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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