A specialist in early modern literature and culture with a PhD from Vanderbilt University, Miranda Nesler has published work in The Journal of Narrative Theory, Studies in English Literature, and This Rough Magic. She is the co-editor of A Semi-Diplomatic Edition of the Letters of Anthony Bagot (Folger Library, 2012) and is currently the editor of James Shirley’s 1640 comedy The Humorous Courtier.
Performing Humanity originated out of her emerging project on early modern depictions of hybridity. A portion of this work, which argues that reading Titus Andronicus through a combined lens of Ovidianism and deodand law aids us in understanding hybrid vocabularies surrounding rape law, she presented at the 2013 Renaissance Conference of Southern California.
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