Dr. Jessica Slights

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Position: Professor; Acting Head
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

My research is focused on various aspects of early modern literature and culture, and my work has appeared in Early Modern Literary Studies, English Studies in Canada, Studies in Philology, and Studies in English Literature. I am co-editor, with Paul Yachnin, of Shakespeare and Character: Theory, History, Performance, and Theatrical Persons (Palgrave 2009). My print edition of Shakespeare’s Othello is available from independent Canadian academic publisher Broadview Press. My scholarly open-access digital edition of Othello is accessible online at http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/Texts/Oth/.


By William Shakespeare
Edited by Jessica Slights

Teaching: I regularly teach introductory English courses and upper-level undergraduate courses on Shakespeare. Periodically, I also offer Honours and Graduate seminars on such topics as the sonnet, theoretical approaches to early modern literature, and film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.

Recent Courses:

  • ENGL 1406: Writing and Reading Critically
  • ENGL 2286: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 2183: Shakespeare 1 (Histories and Comedies)
  • ENGL 2193: Shakespeare 2 (Romances and Tragedies)
  • ENGL 4053/5293: Shakespeare & Film