Dr. Hillary Nunn


Dr. Hillary Nunn

Title: Professor
Coordinator of Graduate Certificate in Literature
Advisor, Literary Guild
Department: English
Office: Olin 361
Phone: 330-972-7601
Email: nunn@uakron.edu


Biography

Hillary Nunn teaches courses in Shakespeare and early modern literature  Her current research focuses on intersections between Renaissance literary culture and the era's domestic medical texts and cookery books.  She is the author of Staging Anatomies:  Dissection and Tragedy in the Early Stuart Era (Ashgate, 2005), as well as "On Vegetating Virgins:  Greensickness and the Plant Realm in Early Modern Literature" in the collection The Indistinct Human in Renaissance Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and "Home Bodies: Matters of Weight in Renaissance Women's Medical Manuals" in the volume The Body in Medical Culture (SUNY, 2009).


Research Accomplishments

Wood Institute Research Grant, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Spring 2010
The University of Akron Faculty Research Grant, Summer 2007
The University of Akron Friends of the Library Grant, Spring 2007
The University of Akron Faculty Research Grant, Summer 2005
The University of Akron Friends of the Library Grant, Spring 2005
The University of Akron Friends of the Library Grant, Spring 2004
Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, Department of English, Michigan State University,    1992-1997

Publications

"'Stepes Towards Heaven Wherein My Forefathers Have Walked':  Spirituality, Family History, and Place in Elizabeth Isham's My Booke of Remembrance."  American Notes and Queries 23 (Spring/Winter 2011): 75-80.

"Home Bodies: Matters of Weight in Renaissance Women's Medical Manuals."  The Body in Medical Culture.  Ed. Elizabeth Klaver.  Albany: State U of New York P, 2009.  15-36.

"New Scholarship, New Pedagogies: Views from the 'EEBO Generation.'"  With Stefania Crowther, Ethan Jordan, and Jacqueline Wernimont.  Early Modern Literary Studies 14.2/Special Issue 17 (September 2008) 3.1-30 <URL: http://purl.oclc.org/emls/14-2/crjowenu.html>.

Staging Anatomies:  Dissection and Tragedy in the Early Stuart Era.  Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity series.  Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.

Review of Banquets Set Forth:  Banqueting in English Renaissance DramaEarly Modern Literary Studies 10.1 (May 2004) 12.1-5 <URL: http://purl.oclc.org/emls/10-1/revmeads.htm>.

"Thomas Coryat," "Owen Feltham," "Anne Oldfield," and "James Shirley." Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution: 1600-1720.  Westport, Conn.:  Greenwood Press, 2002.

"John Marston."  Tudor England:  An Encyclopedia.  New York:  Garland Press, 2001.

"'It lak'th but life':  Redford's Wit and Science, Anne of Cleves, and the Politics of Interpretation."  Comparative Drama 33 (1999):  270-291.


Education

Ph.D., Michigan State


Courses

English Composition I,  English Composition II, Classic and Contemporary Literature, Shakespeare and his World, British Literature 1, Shakespeare:The Early Plays, Shakespeare:The Mature Plays, Shakespearean Drama, Shakespeare's Contemporaries, Literary Criticism, Renaissance Poetry and Prose, Disease in Literature, Digital Humanities.