I am a PhD student in English in Boston College, specializing in early modern English literature (1590-1667), drama, and queer studies.
I am currently at work on a dissertation project in which I theorize a process called “queer adaptation” and conduct a case study of 21st century adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. I am also working on a few article-length projects that apply this theory of adaptation to other works, including Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories, Tennessee Williams’ revision of Summer and Smoke, and queer erotic fanfiction. My other research interests include modern lesbian adolescence and erotic anxiety in early modern London.
I have presented papers at the World Shakespeare Congress, the Northeastern MLA Conference, and the Boston College English Graduate Conference. Topics have included unstable metaphor in Shakespeare’s procreation sonnets, queer affect in Much Ado About Nothing, and paranoia/lesbian invisibility in Othello.
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