Emily Pitts Donahoe

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Email: edonahoe@nd.edu

Areas of Interest
Early modern literature, Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, Shakespeare in performance, early modern performance practices, early modern logic, rhetoric, and pedagogy

BA, English, Austin Peay State University
MA, English, University of Alabama, Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies

Emily Pitts Donahoe is a Presidential Fellow at Notre Dame and an early modernist studying Shakespeare and dramatic literature. Her research primarily focuses on the ways in which Renaissance drama engages with rhetorical thought and practice in the period and on the relationships between early modern pedagogy and the theatre. As a Screen Cultures minor, she also studies film and new media adaptations and appropriations of Shakespeare.

Recent Scholarly Activity
"Mediating the Shakespearean Stage: Screens, Space, and Adaptation in Two Filmed Productions of Richard II.” BritGrad, Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon, England. May 2018.

In Utramque Partem: Arguing Both Sides of the Question in Othello.” English Literary Renaissance, vol. 48, no. 3, 2018, pp. 314-338.

“Imitation, Innovation, and Imperium: The Grammar School Education of Lear’s Daughters.” Southeastern Renaissance Conference, Winston-Salem, NC. September 2016.

“‘Hell’s a Fable’: (Il)logic at Work in Doctor Faustus and Paradise Lost.” South Central Renaissance Conference, Raleigh, NC. March 2015.