Dr. Jessica Slights

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Position: Professor

Education:  BA (Queen's), MA (UBC), PhD (McGill)

Office: Beveridge Arts Centre 419

E-Mail: jessica.slights@acadiau.ca

Research Interests: Shakespeare; Early Modern Drama & Culture; Digital Editing

Jessica regularly teaches introductory English and upper-level undergraduate courses on Shakespeare. Periodically she also offers Honours and Graduate seminars on such topics as the sonnet, theoretical approaches to early modern literature, and film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays. Her research is focused on various aspects of early modern literature and culture, and her work has appeared in English Studies in Canada, Shakespeare Quarterly, Studies in Philology, and Studies in English Literature. She is co-editor, with Paul Yachnin, of Shakespeare and Character: Theory, History, Performance, and Theatrical Persons (Palgrave 2009). Her print edition of Shakespeare’s Othello is available from Canadian independent academic publisher Broadview Press. Her scholarly open-access digital edition of Othello is accessible online at http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/Texts/Oth/.