Katherine W Scheil
Educational Background & Specialties
- Ph.D.: English, University of Toronto.
- M.A.: English, University of Toronto.
- B.A.: English and Music, Florida State University.
- early modern literature
- theatre history and performance studies
- archival study
- history of reading
- women's studies/feminist criticism/history of women
- 18th-century literature
- Global Shakespeare
- Women in Early Modern England
- Shakespeare's Comedies
- Gender and Genre in Renaissance Drama
- Shakespeare's Women
- Shakespeare and After
- Restoration/Eighteenth-Century Literature
- Writing Women's Lives
- Literary Landscape of Britain
- Imagining Shakespeare's Wife: The Afterlife of Anne Hathaway. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
- She Hath Been Reading: Women and Shakespeare Clubs in America. Cornell University Press, 2012.
- Shakespeare/Adaptation/Modern Drama: Essays in Honor of Jill L. Levenson. Co-edited with Randall Martin, University of Toronto Press, 2011.
- The Taste of the Town: Shakespearian Comedy and the Early Eighteenth-Century Theatre. Bucknell University Press, Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series, 2003.
- “Hathaway Farm: Commemorating Warwickshire Will Between the Wars,”Shakespeare Survey 71 (forthcoming 2018).
- "New Places for Civic Shakespeare in America," New Places: Shakespeare and Civic Creativity, ed. Paul Edmondson and Ewan Fernie. (London: Bloomsbury, 2017).
- “Writing and Re-writing Shakespeare’s Life,” co-authored with Margreta de Grazia, James Shapiro, and Stanley Wells, edited by Paul Edmondson, Shakespeare Survey 70 (2017).
- “Adapting the Comedies,”The Oxford Handbook of Shakespearean Comedy, (2017).
- “Shakespeare and Non-Fiction,”The Shakespearean World, ed. Jill Levenson and Rob Ormsby, (Routledge, 2017).
- “Shakespeare Biography and the Geography of Collaboration,”Journal of Early Modern Studies 5 (2016), 69-90.
- “Anne Shakespeare and the Hathaways,”The Shakespeare Circle: An Alternative Biography, ed. Paul Edmondson and Stanley Wells (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
- “Between the Jubilees (1916): American Shakespeare Clubs,”Shakespeare Jubilees, 1864-2014, ed. Christa Jansohn and Dieter Mehl (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2015), 275-290.
- “Cultural Diplomacy, Local Tourism and Romantic Myth: The Afterlives of Anne Hathaway Cottage,”Celebrating Shakespeare: Commemoration and Cultural Memory, ed. Coppelia Kahn and Clara Calvo (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
- “Comedy,”Blackwell-Wiley Encyclopedia of British Literature, 1660-1789, ed. Gary Day and Jack Lynch (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), 296-302.
- “The Shakespeare Courtship in the Millennium,”Critical Survey: Special Issue on Shakespeare and Biography, edited by Paul Edmondson and Paul Franssen 25:1 (2013), 6-18.
- “Importing Stratford,”Critical Survey: Special Issue on “Stratford” 24.2 (2012), 71-87.
- “Shakespeare and Memoir,” in Shakespeare/Adaptation/Modern Drama: Essays in Honor of Jill L. Levenson (University of Toronto Press, 2011), 110-124. Image
- “Introduction: Theorizing Shakespeare and Adaptation,” in Shakespeare/Adaptation/Modern Drama: Essays in Honor of Jill L. Levenson (University of Toronto Press, 2011), 3-21. Co-written with Randall Martin.
- Contributor, The Shakespeare Encyclopedia, ed. Patricia Parker (Greenwood Press). Wrote the major entry on “Women Reading Shakespeare” covering early modern women to the present; wrote 39 entries on nineteenth- and twentieth-century women critics, writers, actresses in connection with Shakespeare; and 25 entries on eighteenth-century adaptors and adaptations of Shakespeare.
- “Commemorating Shakespeare and Domestic Practices,”Critical Survey 22.2 (2010), 62-75.
- “Filling in the ‘Wife-Shaped Void’: The Contemporary Afterlife of Anne Hathaway,”Shakespeare Survey 63 (2010), 225-36.
- “Women Reading Shakespeare in the Outpost: Rural Reading Groups, Literary Culture, and Civic Life in America,”Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition (Pickering & Chatto, 2010), 91-9.
- “The Second Best Bed and the Legacy of Anne Hathaway,”Critical Survey 21.3 (2009), 41-53.
- “Shakespeare’s Comedies and American Club Women,”Shakespeare’s Comedies of Love: Essays in Honour of Alexander Leggatt (University of Toronto Press, 2008), 55-64.
- “Public and Private Reading: Shakespeare and American Women’s Reading Groups,”Reader: Issues in Reader-Oriented Theory, Criticism, and Pedagogy 55 (Fall 2006), 36-55.
- “‘Rouz’d by a Woman’s pen’: The Shakespeare Ladies’ Club and Reading Habits of Early Modern Women,”Critical Survey 12 (2000), 106-27; Special Issue: Reading in Early Modern England, ed. Sasha Roberts.
- “Early Georgian Politics and Shakespeare: The Black Act and Charles Johnson’s Love in a Forest (1723),”Shakespeare Survey 51 (1998), 45-56.
- “Sir William Davenant’s Use of Shakespeare in The Law Against Lovers (1662),”Philological Quarterly 76 (1997), 369-86.
- “Sauny the Scott: or, the Taming of the Shrew: John Lacy and the Importance of Theatrical Context in the Restoration,”Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture 1660-1700 21 (1997), 66-81; reprinted in The Taming of the Shrew, ed. Lawrence Trudeau (Columbia, SC: Layman Poupard, 2017).
- “Samuel Johnson's Henry V and Modern Editorial Practice,”LUMEN 13 (1994), annual publication of the Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
- Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education, 2017
- Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Minnesota, Faculty Fellowship, 2017 - 2018
- Scholar of the College, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2014 - 2017
- McKnight Research Award, University of Minnesota, 2007 - 2009