Jean E. Howard

Professor, Department of English
and Comparative Literature

606A Philosophy Hall
(212) 854-6225

B.A., Brown (1970)
M.Phil., University of London (Marshall Fellow 1972)
Ph.D., Yale (Danforth Fellow 1975)

Prof. Howard began teaching at Syracuse in 1975, where she received the first University-wide Wasserstrom Prize for excellence as teacher and mentor of graduate students. She has also received NEH, Mellon, and Folger Library fellowships. Her teaching interests are Renaissance literature, especially drama; modern drama; feminist and Marxist literary theory.

She is on the editorial board of Shakespeare Quarterly, Renaissance Drama, and Shakespeare Studies.

She has published essays on Shakespeare, Pope, non-Shakespearean drama, and contemporary criticism, including new historicism and postmodern political feminism. She is working on a new book, Theater of a City, on non-Shakespearean seventeenth-century drama.

She is currently Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender (1997-99).

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