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Dr. Shannon E. Kelley

Assistant Professor of English
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 139
p: x3453


Current Research Interests

Shannon Kelley (Duke University, Ph.D.) is an associate professor in the English department at Fairfield University, specializing in ecocriticism, Women’s Studies, and early modern literature. Her work has appeared in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Renaissance Drama, Renaissance Studies, The Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies, The Shakespearean International Yearbook, and Studies in English Literature, where her article “Amber, the Heliades, and the Poetics of Trauma in Marvell’s ‘The Nymph Complaining’” received the Monroe Kirk Spears Award. At Fairfield, she was the Humanities Institute Seminar Faculty Fellow for 2015-2017. She recently received an RSA-Huntington Grant in 2016 in support of her current manuscript, Wounded Trees and the Poetics of Trauma in the English Renaissance, which investigates stories of women who become trees in early modern lyric. 

Courses Taught

  1. EN 11: Texts and Contexts I
  2. EN 12: Texts and Contexts II
  3. EN 141: Imagining Shakespeare
  4. EN 143: Greenworld: Eng Lit & Envirnmt
  5. EN 213: Shakespeare I
  6. EN 214: Shakespeare II
  7. EN 314: Renaissance Eros
  8. EN 351: Literary Theory
  9. EN 399: Independent Study
  10. ENW 347: Independent Writing Project

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