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Jennifer Vaught

Professor of English

Ph.D., Indiana University, 1997

Office: Griffin 257
Phone: 337-482-5481

Pronouns: she/her

Teaching and Research Areas

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Renaissance literature; Spenser and Shakespeare


Jennifer C. Vaught is the author of Architectural Rhetoric in Shakespeare and Spenser (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2019), Carnival and Literature in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2012), and Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern English Literature (Ashgate, 2008); coeditor with Judith H. Anderson of Shakespeare and Donne: Generic Hybrids and The Cultural Imaginary (Fordham University Press, 2013), and editor of Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2010) and Grief and Gender: 700-1700 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). She has published essays on Spenser’s Faerie Queene; Sidney’s New Arcadia, Shakespeare’s Richard IIHamletTwelfth Night, and The Winter’s Tale; and the reception of his plays in eighteenth-century England and contemporary American culture. Selected essays by her include “Spenser’s Dialogic Voice in Book I of The Faerie Queene” in Studies in English Literature 41.1 (2001): 71-89; “Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and the New Orleans Twelfth Night Revelers” in Twelfth Night: New Critical Essays, ed. James Schiffer (Routledge, 2011), 244-57; and “Hamlet, Parody, Seinfeld, and American Comedy” in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 26.1 (2019): 61-76.