Dr. Hillary Nunn
Coordinator of Graduate Certificate in Literature
Advisor, Literary Guild
Office: Olin 361
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).
Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, 2020-2021 Research Fellow.
Project Title: Domestic Medicine on the Move: Household Mobility and Early Modern Recipe Collections
The University of Akron Faculty Research Grant, Summer 2017.
Project Title: The Downing/Layfield Manuscript: Exploring Networks in an Early Modern Recipe Book
Ohio Department of Education. “Young Entrepreneurs Consortium Dual Credit Credentialing Program." 2015-2017.
$109,260 of a $364,141 total grant with Co-PI Janet Bean and PI Bill Hauser.
Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Seed Grant, Summer 2013
Project Title: "Encoding Early Modern Recipes."
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
"Local Waters and Notions of Home in Early Modern Recipe Manuscripts." Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, vol. 20, no. 1, 2020, pp. 59-82.
"Becoming Visible: Recipes in the Making." With Rebecca Laroche, Elaine Leong, Jennifer Munroe, Amy Tigner, and Lisa Smith. Early Modern Women, vol. 13, no. 1, 2018, pp. 133-43.
"Reading Suicide in Julius Caesar." With Lauren Scarpa. Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, vol. 23, no. 2, 2016, pp. 101-20.
"'The King's Part': James I, The Lake-Ros Affair, and the Play of Purgation." Disability, Health, and Happiness in the Shakespearean Body, edited by Sujata Iyengar, Routledge, 2015, pp. 127-41.
"'This painting wherein you see me smeared': Francis Bacon, Coriolanus, and the Brutality of Facialization." With Aaron Hubbard. Shakespeare and the Power of the Face, edited by James Knapp, Ashgate, 2015, pp. 163-77.
"Playing with Appetite in Early Modern Comedy." Shakespearean Sensations: Experiencing Literature in Early Modern England, edited by Katharine Craik and Tanya Pollard, Cambridge University Press, 2013, pp. 101-17.
"On Vegetating Virgins: Greensickness and the Plant Realm in Early Modern Literature." The Indistinct Human in Renaissance Literature, edited by Jean Feerick and Vin Nardizzi, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, pp. 159-77.
"Virtual Ephemera: Teaching 'Monumental' Texts in the Digital Age." Encountering Ephemera, 1500-1800: Scholarship, Performance, Classroom, edited by Joshua Fisher and Rebecca Steinberger, Cambridge Scholars, 2012, pp.13-35.
"'Goeing a broad to gather and worke the flowers': The Domestic Geography of Elizabeth Isham's Book of Rememberance." Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity, edited by Jennifer Munroe and Rebecca Laroche, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 153-74.
"'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 Drama. Early 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.
Ph.D., Michigan State
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.