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Stephanie Pietros, PhD

Stephanie Pietros


Associate Professor of English
PhD, Fordham University
MA, Fordham University
BA, Providence College

Areas of Interest

  • Medieval and early modern literature, especially poetry
  • Shakespeare
  • History of the book
  • Interdisciplinary studies in literature and music



  • ENGL 110 Writing in Context I
  • ENGL 120 Writing in Context II
  • ENGL 271 Lyrics and Lyric: The Intersection of Song and Poetry
  • ENGL 303 Shakespeare
  • ENGL 311 Seventeenth-Century Literature
  • ENGL 313 Women in Literature
  • ENGL 450 Coordinating Seminar
  • FSEM 136 First Year Seminar: Shakespeare’s Problems on Film
  • FYE 101 First Year Experience
  • PFS 101 HEOP Pre-First Year Seminar

Professional Affiliations
American Association of University Professors
Modern Language Association
Shakespeare Association of America
Renaissance Society of America

Edited volume, “First-Generation Shakespeare,” with Rebecca Olson (Oregon State University), Early Modern Culture 14 (2019).

Peer-reviewed article, “‘If we shadows have offended’: Shakespeare’s ‘Problems’ and First-Generation Students, Early Modern Culture 14 (2019): 88-100.
Theater review, King Lear, in Shakespeare Bulletin 36.4 (Winter 2018): 719-722.

Peer-reviewed article, “Anne Bradstreet’s ‘dear remains’: Children and the Creation of Poetic Legacy,” Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal 10.1 (Fall 2015): 48-67.

Theater review, Troilus and Cressida, in Early Modern Culture 12 (2017): 145-147

Theater review (with Manuel Jacquez, Rob Jacklosky, and Daniel Knapper), King and Country: Shakespeare’s Great Cycle of Kings in Shakespeare Bulletin 34.4 (Winter 2016): 739-748.

Theater review, Shakespeare’s Globe’s production of Julius Caesar in Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies (December 2014):

Book review, Clive McClelland, Ombra: Supernatural Music in the Eighteenth Century (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2012) in Supernatural Studies 1.1 (Summer 2013): 108-110.

Book review, Brian Robins, Catch and Glee Culture in Eighteenth-Century England (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2006) in Early Music America 14.3 (Fall 2008): 54-55.

Theater review, The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Lion Theatre in Theatre Row, March 8-29, 2007 in Shakespeare Bulletin 26.1 (2008): 158-161.

Recent Papers and Presentations
Seminar respondent, Shakespeare on the Contemporary Regional Stage Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 17-20, 2019.

Invited lecture (with Robert Miller, Mount Saint Mary College), “O Happy Fault: The Human Element in the Creation of the Saint John’s Bible,” Caldwell University, Caldwell, NJ, April 8, 2019.

Conference paper, “Sounding Text: The Book and Performance in The Siege of Rhodes,” Early Modern Songscapes, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, February 8-9, 2019.

Conference paper, “A Case for Teaching Shakespeare’s Problem Plays to First-Generation Students,” First-Generation Shakespeare Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, March 28-31, 2018.

Conference paper, “Empowering Students to Wield the Red Pen,” New Jersey College English Association Annual Conference, Seton Hall University, March 24, 2018.

Conference paper, “Song and Intertextuality in Othello,” Meta-Shakespeare Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, April 5-8, 2017.

Roundtable discussant, “Teaching Inclusivity through Early Modern English Literature,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 30-April 1, 2017.

Workshop presenter, “What to Do with a Discovery in the Archive: Hester Pulter’s Manuscript and Other Found Objects,” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 23-26, 2016.

Conference paper, “The Willow Song and the Comedy of Othello,” Rules of Playing and Theatrical Culture in Early Modern England Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 10-12, 2014.

Conference paper, “Lyric and Lyrics: Poetry and Song in Shakespearean Drama and Its Adaptations,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York, NY, March 27-29, 2014.

Conference paper, “Drunken Poets and Tripping Fairies: Poetry and Song in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Fairy Queen,” The Singing Body in Shakespeare Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America, Toronto, CA, March 28-30, 2013.