Areas of Interest
Early American Literature, History, and Culture; Early American Political History; Drama as Genre; Performance Studies; Theater History; Print Culture
MA, English (Literature), Auburn University (2017)
BA, English, Freed-Hardeman University (2015)
Kade Ivy is an English PhD student whose research interests lie in early American literature and culture, specifically the drama and performance of the mid-to-late eighteenth century. In his studies, Kade hopes to explore the intersections between drama and politics in the development and early history of the United States, whether through public performance or in citizens' private reading of published plays. These interests led to Kade's MA portfolio project, which examines a verse tragedy by Mercy Otis Warren in the context of her explicitly political propaganda.
Recent Scholarly Activity
“‘With Great Ideas of Liberty and Law, They Claim the Rights Their Ancient Fires Possess’d’: Considering Antifederalism in Mercy Otis Warren’s The Ladies of Castile.” Society of Early Americanists 10th Biennial Conference, Tulsa, OK. March 2017.
“Tarry Town Meets Toontown: Walt Disney’s The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and Postwar American Identity.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association 88th Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL. November 2016.