Totaro, Rebecca (PhD)
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EducationPhD - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MA - Yale University
BA - Whittier College
SpecialtiesLiterature and culture of early modern England
Editor of Cultural Inquiries in English Literature, 1400-1700
Research and Teaching Interests16th and 17th Century Literature and Culture, Shakespeare, The Epic, Medical Humanities, Composition Pedagogy
PublicationsDr. Totaro is author/editor of five books on the premodern experience of plague and other complex disasters, including most recently, Meteorology and Physiology in Early Modern Culture: Earthquakes, Human Identity, and Textual Representation (Routledge, 2018).
Grants & AwardsMonroe Kirk Spears Award from SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 for "Securing Sleep in Hamlet”.
Fellow and invited speaker at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C.
Invited speaker at Shakespeare’s Globe in London