Jennifer Thorup

Thorup Bio Pix 05 2018



Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare, Performance Studies, Gender Studies, Book History, Theology, Classical Rhetoric, Comparative Studies, and Adaptation Theory


Education: Brigham Young University, B.A. & M.A.


Jennifer is a recipient of the Presidential Fellowship at Notre Dame. She studies Early Modern Literature and Drama with a specific interest in representations of companionate marriage and androgyny. Her Master's Thesis weaves book history, editing, performance theory, marriage ritual, and two lines from Shakespeare's As You Like It to argue for the reconsideration of a forgotten textual emendation. Her scholarship characteristically magnifies quirky details and contradictions in order to arrive at new affordances. 


Recent Scholarly Activity:

Bibliography of Scholarship for Cavendish Studies, revised, updated, and edited with B. R. Siegfried and Sylvia Cutler. International Margaret Cavendish Society Website, 2018, at


“What Kind of Shakespeare Do We Want?: The Messiness of Emendation.” Invited guest lecture, Professor Scoville’s ENG 232 (Shakespeare), 4 May 2018, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.


“From Scotland to Mumbai: Shakespeare’s Global Influence.” Introductory lecture for “Maqbool,” BYU International Cinema Lecture Series, 21 February 2017, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.


“Mirror, Mirror: A Reflection on Mary Leapor and Elizabeth Teft.” The Instructive Enlightenment, The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 16-18 February 2017, Radisson Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah.


“The Androgynous Appeal: Understanding the Stardom of the 18th Century Italian Castrato and the 20th Century Chinese Male Dan.” Mad Love, UCLA Comparative Literature Conference, 19-20 February 2016, UCLA, Los Angeles, California.


“Can You Hear Me? Reading Aloud as a Tool for In-Class Peer Review” Locutorium Vol. 10 (2015)