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BS, United States Military Academy
MA, Purdue University
PhD, Purdue University
Biography / Academic Interests
Katharine Goodland teaches courses in Shakespeare, medieval and early modern culture, Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama, and World Drama from the Greeks to the present. Her academic interests include metaphysical poetry, Restoration Comedy, Modernism and Modern Poetry, constructions of Race in English Literature, Trauma theory, theories of emotion, and Just War Theory. In addition to her academic work, she has worked as a dramaturge at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA, and at Bedlam Theatre in NY, NY.
Scholarship / Publications
Katharine Goodland is the author of Female Mourning and Tragedy in Medieval and Renaissance English Drama (Ashgate 2006) and co-editor with John O’Connor of A Directory of Shakespeare in Performance, 1970-2005, 3 Volumes, (Palgrave, 2007 and 2011). Her essays have appeared in The Journal of Religion and the Arts, Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, and Early Theatre. She contributed book chapters to The Representation of Women’s Emotions in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (University of Florida Press, 2005) and Marian Moments in Early Modern British Drama (Ashgate 2007). Her numerous play reviews have appeared in Shakespeare Bulletin and Theater Journal. She is on the executive board of the Columbia Shakespeare Seminar and the editorial board of Shakespeare Bulletin. Her current project, “Mythologizing Cultural Trauma: Representing Blackness in Contemporary American Shakespeare Productions,” explores the practical, cultural, and theoretical issues raised by performances of Blackness in American Productions of Shakespeare in the twentieth and twenty-first century.